On set with Florence Henderson in 1990

Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson arrives at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

I moved to LA in June of 1990. Sometime during the summer I went to Universal Studios with my dad. At one spot there was a line to board a bus to go to another studio to be on the live taping of an episode of the Marsha Warfield show. You may remember her as ‘Roz,’ one of the bailiffs on the 80s sitcom Night Court.

We get to the studio and Florence Henderson is there. The topic for that week’s taping was ‘butt cleavage.’ So they bring out this dude in nothing but a Speedo. He turns around and Florence starts pinching and poking him to point out the cleavage on his person. I was like, “Mrs. Brady!” with a dramatic intake of breath.

The thing was over before we got there, it seemed like, so nobody got to line up for autographs or anything. It’s interesting when you see an actor doing something completely different from a long-term role, especially if your only contact with them all that time was when they played that part.

RIP, Florence Henderson, 1934-2016