The internet is swimming with tweets and tidbits surrounding Mackenzie Phillips and her recent retch in your mouth a little revelation concerning her boinking her Mamas and the Papas pop, John Phillips. Mackezie told Mama Oprah all about it yesterday and readers are lining up to read more sordid details about the ugly family affair in her new book that hit Barnes and Noble yesterday, High On Arrival.
I, for one, am not the slightest bit interested in the scandal or sex lives of the Phillips. Mackenzie thrusting herself back into the spotlight after all these years has only made me reminisce fondly about the late 70's early 80's sit-com she was fired from - One Day at a Time.
My boyfriend had never heard of the show before I mentioned it in the car yesterday and I felt sorry for him. Many fail to realize it, but One Day at a Time is classic seventies sitcom gold. Based on divorced, reheaded MILF Ann Romano and her two teenage daughters, Barbara (a pre-Jenny Craig Valerie Bertinelli) and Julie Cooper (Mackenzie Mac), this show had three strong female leads who admirably got by on their own, that is with a little minor help from a dashingly stache'd building super, Schneider.
Mackenzie was the funny sis while Valerie Bertinelli was the pretty one, but they both rocked some fierce retro ensembles that are still around today. Just check out this Vintage Daquiri top and Semiconductor pants from ModCloth. Dress up like you did in the old days Mackenzie, and don't worry, this too shall pass...
The key is taking it one day at a time.