Danny Bonaduce joined the ranks of many who had their own talk show in the mid-1990s. This one was taped in Chicago (home of Oprah and Springer) and lasted for a mere few months in 1995 and 1996. I was fortunate to attend a Wednesday morning double taping (two shows, with a lunch break in between) and it was a good time. The set was quasi-futuristic (comparable to something you might see on the Jetsons) and the shows were pretty light-hearted for the most part (although the topic for the first show I attended was "Collection Agency Nightmares" and was quite somber and unnerving; the second and more fun show dealt with "people who are addicted to sex"). Granted, Danny Bonaduce may not have had the charisma of Oprah or many of his talk-show contemporaries, but he was an amiable host and he gave it his best shot. "Danny!" is probably best remembered for its debut, which featured a "Partridge Family Reunion". Most of the original cast attended (I don't think David Cassidy attended, and Susan Dey called in to the show from North Carolina, where she was on location shooting "Blue River"), but I remember Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Brian Forster, Suzanne Crough and even Ricky Segall were on hand; suffice it to say this was probably the closest thing we'll ever see to a Partridge Family reunion, so that alone adds to the historical value of this short-lived talk show.
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