We Blame Mona: Tony Danza Screams At Priest During Funeral

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Look, we know Mona wasn’t the instigator of every crazy scheme on Who’s the Boss? (counterpoint: yes, she was), but we ask you, who else could have made Tony Danza scream at a priest during a funeral? Apparently Danza became angry during the funeral of writer Philip Carlo, held last week at the Peter C. La Bella Funeral Home in Brooklyn. The service was also attended by Mickey Rourke and Danny Aiello among others, officially making this funeral identical to a weird sexy dream we once had but feel embarrassed talking about.

As Carlo’s eulogy went on, Danza apparently didn’t care for what the priest had to say, eventually interrupting the holy man to yell, “Excuse me, but this is not about you. It’s supposed to be about my friend, and if you can’t do that, maybe you should let someone else speak!’” We don’t blame Tony for becoming upset, given that Carlo was one of his closest friends. Besides, who hasn’t been to a funeral where they just wanted to stand up and go psycho on the priest, right? Or a wedding? or a baptism? Oh, just us, then.

Said an eyewitness, “People were stunned, while the priest was visibly shaken. He tried talking about Carlo before quickly wrapping things up. Danza took over and eulogized Carlo with memories from their younger days.” We hope the pastor didn’t feel too bad. And in the end, Phillip Carlo got something we would all want to have, but so few of us ever will: an impassioned speech on our behalf by a riled-up Tony Danza. [Photos: Getty Images]