Talk:Alan Thicke

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Contemporaneous discussion[edit]

Is his dad still a doctor?[edit]

"His father, Bryan C. Thicke, is a family doctor in Brampton" If Alan is 59 then how old is his father? Getting close to retirement I hope? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.193.133.22 (talkcontribs) 09:22, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Even after retirement, a doctor retains his title. Grammaticus Repairo 19:15, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
  • @Grammaticus Repairo: Point taken, but (for the record) unresponsive: "family doctor" is neither a degree nor a title, but an occupation. Barring the med equiv of disbarment, you retain the titles (Dr. and M.D.), and may without deception use them, if you choose to, (and under nearly all circumstances not bother to correct those who address or refer you with the title or description). But in print, you should be either a "family doctor" or "retired family doctor" if a ref is available, and in this circumstance be at least tagged with {{template:As of}}, with a date reflecting the date of the edit that asserted it on WP (or if the editor encountering it is up to the research task, the date on the reliable source that asserted "is ...", "practices as ..." etc.).
    --Jerzyt 03:04, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Alan Thicke[edit]

According to the article, it seems that his only enduring contributions to the entertainment industry are the Diff'rent Strokes and Facts Of Life theme songs, which appear to have been co-written by his ex-wife. Pity... Grammaticus Repairo 19:18, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Alan Thicke is no more 59 than I am 21!!! I am 57 and, as he was an old friend once upon a time, he is at least 5 to 7 years older than I am!!! - —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ticagirl (talkcontribs) 19:57, July 6, 2007
Deleted gossip/libelous comments posted by an Ticagirl, as per the Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines.
- Idunno271828 (Talk | contribs) 10:16, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Why, oh why, is Jason Seaver 62 years old!!! Why is everyone so old now??? Someone build a time machine and send things backwards!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.236.75.55 (talk) 01:48, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Woolco TV Ad[edit]

Does anyone have any information on Alan Thicke being a spokesman for Woolco in the 1980's? 68.146.118.145 02:08, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Biography assessment rating comment[edit]

The article may be improved by following the WikiProject Biography 11 easy steps to producing at least a B article. -- Jreferee 19:03, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

The Price is Right = M.C.[edit]

Alan = Have you considered the opportunity of Master of Ceremonies for the Price is Right>? Your voice is clear, concise, and easy for people with bad hearing to understand. You're very professional manerisms and attire definitely equal that of Bob Barker. You are tall, thin & handsom. You have MC'd prevously, PLEASE ASK & AUDITION for old people like me. Nancy Brown, Tucson, AZ. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.240.247.234 (talkcontribs) 02:36, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup (March 13, 2009) + Growing Pains[edit]

I just finished cleaning up the article - removed a lot of text which had no references, or had "citation needed" tags, etc.

I was surprised, however, at the almost complete lack of information on this page about Thicke's involvement in Growing Pains. I am not familiar with the show, and not interested in researching and writing about it in here, but if any other editors are I'm sure a section on this topic will enrich the article a lot.
- Idunno271828 (Talk | contribs) 10:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Surname discrepancy[edit]

In the 'born as' section, his last name is Jeffery. His biological father has the surname Jeffrey. Which is it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sydbarrett74 (talkcontribs) 08:16, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

tv show filmography[edit]

Hey. I'm pretty sure that someone typed in his roles incorrectly. At the bottom of his TV credits he is listed as being "Father" on Canada's Worst Handyman, which I know for a fact is a reality show where he "played" himself, so at least that part is definitely wrong. And for How I Met Your Mother he is listed as playing "himself"; I've never seen that show, but I suspect these two listings should be reversed.

jun 21, 2011

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.229.76.19 (talkcontribs) 18:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

I can't find where it says he hosted Animal Miracles --MegGriffin55 (talk) 10:12, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

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Postmortem discussion[edit]

Pics[edit]

   How about a pic from his wikt:heyday, showing him as most of his fans must remember him?
--Jerzyt 03:19, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

"An American actor"[edit]

   I dunno enuf about the journalistic side of WP to understand (not for lack of trying) the source of the apparently continuing assertion on my tablet device (noted by me at least half an hour ago) that he was an "American actor". Perhaps that source has been fixed, and it's just a matter of lag that is beyond our control. IMO more likely, it still needs to be fixed.
--Jerzyt 03:34, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

"Thicke" --> "he"[edit]

   I changed "Thicke" to "he" in the first named section, bcz it immediately followed the first mention of the father. Since the son is the topic person, "Thicke" is likely to produce either confusion or mental whiplash for the reader. If YMV, replace "he" with "the boy", "the stepson", or almost anything other than their common surname. (IMO, "he" causes the least distraction and is fully adequate since readers should, and i think do, recall that the topic of the article is the person beingwho up to this point is having his "eEarly life" described.)
--Jerzyt 15:09, 16& 4:36, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

   It's prolly just me, but the change of surname and the fact that the first surname could, by a wikt:bloody-minded reader like myself, be misconstrued (for long enuf to be distracted by a shiny proper noun), as a second middle name, since we readers are waiting to hear how he got the name "Thicke" (a stage name, one might suppose, since we know him from show biz, and since the E on the end sounds, at least to these Yank ears, something like an "as long as they recall my name" bid for visibility).
--Jerzyt 04:36, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Fear Factor[edit]

If an edit revert by User:Mlpearc Phone is anything to go by, Alan Thicke's appearance on an episode of Fear Factor that could be referenced to TV Guide is "trivia". However, he has appeared in other episodes of shows that have yet to be referenced. Is there a double standard for Fear Factor and other shows?--210.48.190.54 (talk) 20:43, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

An appearance "as a contestant" on a game show is trivial and un-Encyclopedic. This should be noted on the Fear Factor page, which you have already done. On another note, just because it can be referenced and verified does not make it Encyclopedic. Mlpearc Phone (open channel) 20:47, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

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