It was my first show for The Partridge Family and I concentrated on the character Danny Bonaduce played, as he was like a little adult comic in a kid’s body.
I had the mother, Shirley, go out with a much younger man, using The Graduate movie reference of ‘Mrs. Robinson.’ A reference I have used myself when meeting younger men, but enough about my dating life.
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In the show, the young man’s parents came to meet Shirley and when they saw the Hot Pants…well, you can only imagine. It made for laughs and oh, yes, by the way it led to my being written up in TV Guide, “The Writer Wore Hot Pants” and by extension, the name of this memoir.