Alan Thicke is arguably best known for his role as the sweet, warm-hearted father on the American sitcom "Growing Pains."
And so those who fondly remember Jason Seaver may not believe their eyes when they tune into the new CBC series, "JPod," premiering Tuesday night.
"I exploit my kid to get a job, I exploit him to hook me up with his former algebra classmate with whom I have a little fling but also to help me cover it up with the wife, I exploit him to keep me supplied with rum and Gatorade during the day, and at some point I even exploit him to nefariously hide a body."
Thicke is coy when asked whether he has sampled weed in his many years living in L.A., but says he impressed his adult sons - including rock star Robin Thicke - after hanging out at a party with Snoop Dogg, the hip-hop star with a famous dope habit.
"They were never prouder of me than when they heard Snoop Dogg say on a radio show a few months ago that the weirdest person he'd ever smoked dope with was Alan Thicke," he says with another infectious giggle.
"They started getting calls and people were saying: 'Did Snoop get the name wrong? Did he mean Robin and said Alan?' What I copped to is that we were all at a party together and Snoop was smoking so maybe that's what he meant ... all I can say on this front is that if I were tested, it might have been second-hand smoke."
Thicke says he's delighted to be back in Canada and in front of the camera with "JPod." He wrote a book last year, "How To Raise Kids Who Won't Hate You," and while he came back home regularly to promote the book, Thicke says it's especially sweet to be acting on a CBC show.
guess I'm the only one who remembers him from The Alan Thicke Show?