Alan Thicke On Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'He Makes Justin Bieber Look Good'

Alan Thicke On Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'He Makes Justin Bieber Look Good'

Alan Thicke visits Access Hollywood Live to talk about his upcoming Hallmark film, “Let It Snow.” Plus, which ‘80s iconic sitcom theme songs did Alan write? And, being a Canadian, what does he think about the outrageous antics about Toronto mayor, Rob Ford?

Breaking it all down next. Great to be back on access. Great to be here. Kit looking more like a kitty. Oh, robin thicke. And the great alan thicke. Alan is in a new show "let it show." I watched it alone in my brand new adjustable bed. Up' down the whole thing. Your side or -- she's got her own. Sometimes we pass each other. Now, alan, robin, an amazing impression of you. Do you do one of him? Coincidentally I notice we're wearing the same jacket today. No, no, I don't do robin. First of all, I dabbled in music, but robin has raised the brand to an art form. His kind of talent skips a generation, apparently. No. Filled out the forms. That was my big contribution. You say dabble. Gave me the '8s so theme song you wrote. I did wrote -- I wrote and sang eye the the different strokes song. That's all you get. You take the bad you take them both, and there you have it -- there's so many channels they're so anxious to get the next show started they don't bother with the 20 or 30 second theme song. That's a shame. We used to have a longer theme on this show and we canned it for the same reason. You are from canada. North of toronto. And I understand you're very good friends with the mayor, rob ford, up there. I was born between -- not in toronto between wayne gretzky and shania twain. And rob ford -- I don't know the gentleman. I am being inaugurated in the canadian walk of fame, big tv special, so I'm sure the afterparty will be at his house. But it's crazy when there's somebody up there that makes justin bieber look good. Are you having fun with his? Yes. He is -- the motherland? A little bit of both. Rob ford is so anticanadian in terms of his image. We're a polite, soft-spoken, conservative bunch, with the exception of jim carrey and martin short, but he has just blown it up. Rob ford has gone another direction. He has apologized act least. What he really said was, what I meant to say was, I'm really a fat moore ronic crankhead who couldn't run a car wash, much less a metropolitan. You mentioned wayne gretzky. Is it true he baby s.A.T. For robin? He was house sitting at one point when I was withmy other son in norway, and he was house-sitting for a couple of weeks, and the phone call came in one night that he had just been traded to -- from edmonton to los angeles, and he better gift his bucket on a plane the next morning, and robin took the call. No way. Robin is ten years old. Became a legendary moment in canadian sports history. Robin took the call. Robin took the call. I'm sorry, wayne is asleep. Well, wake him up. It was a momentous milestone. Now, speaking of momentous and milestone. We're sitting on the set that you have been to many times. Not only did johnny carson do "the tonight show" here but. When came to l.A. I had taken year career writing for comics and that included on this stage, flip wilson did his series. Richard pryor. I was the head writer on that show. Head writer for richard pryor. The best standup off all-time when you're writing for that guy. I took credit for it, but you sit and pitch him a premise and say how about if you were the old blues guy coming home one night -- and if he likes the premise, takes it from there and then he would stand up, walk around, and start performing in character, that premise, and then you click on your old caseate machine, record and it transcribe it. Is that one of the play and record at the same time? Exactly. We'll get into "let it snow" which I watched and loved, and