I grew up watching Who's the Boss? with my sisters, and I always smile when I hear Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and think of Lane and her best friend Wylie amending the line "Hold me closer, tiny dancer" to "Hold me closer, Tony Danza." Lane told me about a dream she had a couple of years ago where I was in a dressing room trying on crocheted, poncho style wedding gowns while she tried to piece together this dramatic turn of events, questioning me about leaving Ryan and going for wedding number two. She said I finally pulled the fitting room curtain away with a huff, peeked my head out and said, "Lane. I'm marrying Tony Danza," in such a way as to suggest no further explanation should be necessary.
The kids were pretty tough on him in the first episode of Teach. None of them really even knew who he was, and they were mostly kind and polite to him and interested, but in their interviews they expressed their doubt that he could teach them anything. I think they missed out on a classic sitcom all those years ago, and I nostalgically wish Mr. Danza luck at NEHS.