A divorced mom, a horny handyman, and a rockin' theme song. Who didn't dig the 1975-84 sitcom One Day at a Time? Bonnie Franklin, 61, who played no-nonsense mom Ann Romano, reunites with the cast on a CBS special (Feb. 22, 9 p.m.).
It's been 20 years. Did you feel overdue for a reunion? It was important to talk about what we meant to people. The best of our shows were about something whether it was parenting, teenage pregnancy, heart disease, or epilepsy.
And the theme song rocked! Really?! Oh, I just think it was the worst.
What about your hair? You can chart the era by the styles like Carol Brady. I looked like a cocker spaniel! The only one that survived the hair wars was Valerie [Bertinelli, her TV daughter], who had this gorgeous mane. But we weren't doing fashion. We were in Indianapolis.
Settle a Schneider debate. Hot or not? He thought he was God's gift, but as far as [Ann] was concerned? Jesus, give me a break! I've met women, though, who really think he was sexy.