Sally Struthers is a pro in the entertainment industry — from musicals and plays to TV and movies, she's covered all grounds and still loves every minute of it. Currently known as Gilmore Girls' nosy, gossiping cat lover Babette, Struthers is also juggling a play (Nuncrackers) and popping up for the holidays in the Hallmark Channel's What I Did for Love (premiering Saturday, Dec. 9, at 9 pm/ET). And it doesn't stop there! Struthers spoke with TVGuide.com about why she adores her job, what other profession she considered and what's next on her list.
TVGuide.com: I just watched What I Did for Love and thought it was a great family story.Sally Struthers: It i
Normally, I love to write about reruns, especially my favorite show. Theres sitting back all comfy on the couch, knowing whats going to happen next, but keeping an eye out for some of the things I might have missed. (This is GG, after all, and no mater how devoted you are, something great was going to zoom right past you.) Its fun catching those fly-by slys or finally understanding one of Michels bizarre jokes. (Am I the only one who sometimes has a hard time understanding his over-the-top French accent. Good thing for closed captioning!)But this was a repeat of The Long Morrow, the season premiere, and the first ep written by new show runner David Rosenthal. The first time it aired, there was no sitting cushy, there were no snacks and there was certainly no talking out loud. Not even during commercials. I was watching this ep the way Rory reads Camus under a tree on campus -- with complete concentration and absolutely no distractions. Do you reme...
Question: It seems like every other movie I see advertised is based on a TV show, like The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the other way around? I know there was a series based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but what other TV series have been based on a movie, and were any of them good?
Answer: There have been a handful of top-notch TV shows based on movies. The flop Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) was revived as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003); Robert Altman's acerbic M*A*S*H* (1970) became the long-running M*A*S*H (1972-1983); Neil Simon
Question: I was watching some show that listed all of the spin-offs of All in the Family. Wasn't there a show about Archie Bunker's daughter Gloria, post-divorce, as a single mom? That show is never mentioned regarding Norman Lear spin-offs. Or are just the successful shows mentioned?
Answer: That would seem to be the case, Phyllis, though, to pat myself on the back once again, I mentioned it when discussing All in the Family spin-offs way back when. But I'm always happy to provide a little more detail.
Sally Struthers stepped into Gloria's shoes again for a year beginning in September 1982 as CBS' Gloria found the character doing veterinary-assistant work in a small upstate New York town. It seems Meathead had bailed on her to live on a commune when they were out in Califor