Erin Moran passed away today at the age of 56 according to ABC News.
The actress is best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi. Even though she spent most of her childhood acting, she did not do that much of it after her iconic role ended. Moran’s biggest role after those shows was Celebrity Fit Camp: Boot Camp. Although she wasn’t acting, she was still appearing at conventions and even attended the RetroRama this past November looking as happy as ever.
Some of her costars paid their respects to her on Twitter. Henry Winker aka The Fonz said, “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon.” Ron Howard remember his TV sis with, “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens.” Don Most aka Ralph Malph honored her with, “So incredibly sad to hear about Erin. A wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman.I can’t really comprehend this right now.Very painful loss.”
When I was seeking out clips to post of her from Happy Days, the one that popped up is the one that is one of the reasons why I started smoking. Joanie was a nerd before she smoked and then she was cool when she did. That message stuck with me and few years later I started smoking (yes I started at young age), not realizing until years later, when I quit, that that episode and Grease played a big part in me smoking. The point of that story is that is how much Erin Moran meant to me when I was growing up and how sad her death is making me right now.
Let’s not remember her with sadness, let’s remember her with joy by watching videos of her as he role that made her a household name.
We know that Rob Lowe is finger licking good, and now so does Kentucky Fried Chicken. That is because KFC has made him their new Colonel Sanders! I never imagined him in the role, but you know what he is perfect for it. So much better than Norm MacDonald, but then again who isn’t.
La La Land was good, but not good enough to be Oscar’s Best Picture. Too soon?
Anyways, what would’ve made it better is if there was more singing and less talking. Yesterday on The Late Late Show, James Corden and Anne Hathaway did a music version of a RomCom and it should be next year’s Best Picture. Only problem is that it is just over 5 minutes long. Yet, those 5 minutes are better than any 5 minutes of most movies!
Sometimes I am holding out for a hero, but I find I am all by myself. Then something like this got what I need and I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more just to be the woman who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door and thank you for this brilliant jam! Can I just say, I’m, I’m so in love with you! Bravo, bravo!!!
On Monday, Spike TV teased us with Kate Upton’s performance on Lip Sync Battle and yesterday they showed us all of it.
Back in the ’90s, teenage boys liked to watch Britney Spear’s Hit Me Baby One More Time all by themselves. Now their babies are hitting it one more time, but to Kate Upton doing it. Especially, right aferwards as she watched Ricky Martin do his take on Footloose. Why? Because her boobies were jumping up and down for him. Kind of like what boys hands are doing to certain body part of their own while watching her!