This is My Favorite Thing Alan Thicke Has Ever Done
As we mourn the loss of the great Alan Thicke, I have to share my favorite thing he has ever been a part of.
The man was a legend, starring in 'Growing Pains' and helping to write themes for iconic shows like 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes.'
I have never really been able to find context for this other thing he did though which you can see in the video above. Every time I watch this video, I can't not watch it in its entirety.
For whatever reason, Alan Thicke was the host of a televised Aerobics Championship and was named an 'Honorary Chair Person of the National Fitness Foundation.' You likely won't find this information in any obituaries written about him.
After you get through the over five minutes of dancing (aerobics?), Alan Thicke finally makes his appearance on stage and the corny jokes just bring the entire thing together. Thicke begins his shtick at the 5:45 mark.
In other news, this video is actually the source for this very well known 'Deal with it' gif and meme.
Watch the above video and tell me it isn't the greatest thing you've watched today.