Oct 7, 2010

Ay, Oh, Pop Quiz Today

An interesting new reality show premieres Friday on A&E. “
Teach: Tony Danza” follows the amiable actor, best known for his roles on “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?,” as he spent the 2009-2010 school year teaching tenth-grade English at Philadelphia’s Northeast High School.

Who knew Danza had a degree in history education before he became an actor?

Based upon reviews in EW and on NPR, this is not just a stunt. Danza takes the job seriously and has to perform as any other teacher would, developing lesson plans, teaching, even helping out with the football team, the band and other school activities.

It’s hard not to like Tony Danza. Taxi is an all-time classic, and the first couple or three seasons of Who’s the Boss didn’t suck. And he did introduce the world to
Alyssa Milano, so he’s got that going for him. I’ve got a series recording set. 
Teach: Tony Danza, Fridays at 10/9C on A&E.

More to Come.

1 comment:

  1. Anything that brings attention to the job teachers have is a plus, IMO. I'll have to take a look.


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