Fatherly advice from TV’s favorite dad, Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke

Actor, Author, Musician, Comedian and Syndicated Radio Show Host Shares His Expertise on the Best Way to Honor Your Father

Alan Thicke’s distinctive humor and charm have established him as one of America’s all-purpose entertainers.  In recent weeks, you’ve seen him on regular guest appearances on numerous shows like "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "How I Met My Mother". Of course, he’s best known for his role as super dad Jason Seaver on the hit sitcom "Growing Pains", and in real life as the father of three sons, including Robin Thicke, the famous musician and entertainer. 

From these experiences, Thicke has written several humorous books about family life that have spawned a popular segment on his syndicated radio show and blog called, “Thicke’s Picks.”  Here is Alan's timely advice for anyone who may still be looking for ways to celebrate Father’s Day.


A practical gift for Dad is something that he will use every day. The Keurig Vue V500, the newest brewer from the leader in single-cup brewing, is the perfect gift for the gadget-loving Dad who enjoys a gourmet beverage brewed customized to his liking – stronger, bigger and hotter than ever before. It has an “ipad-like” touch-screen interface, that allows Dad to customize strength, size and temperature at the push of a button in less than one minute.

For More Information Visit: keurig.com


A vacation is a great way to reward Dad on Father’s Day.  When traveling for business, he might be familiar with extended-stay hotels such as Homewood Suites by Hilton, and these hotels are also a great option for a quick weekend getaway.  With more than 300 plus locations throughout the United States and Canada, they provide convenience and lots of space, which makes relaxing a lot easier.

Extended-stay hotel stays are also a great Father’s Day gift since they provide a great value. Not only do they offer tons of added amenities in the nightly rate, but special deals are available.  For instance, if dad is an active or retired member of the armed forces, at Homewood Suites by Hilton you can save 15% off the Best Available Rate when booking as long as he shows his military I.D. at check-in.  

For more information or to book a trip at one of Homewood Suites by Hilton’s 300 plus locations throughout the United States and Canada visit: homewoodsuites.com


As many Dad’s know, one of the most dangerous cleaning jobs outside is cleaning the gutters, and now it’s automated with the iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot.  It is easy to use and fast, just place it in your gutter and use the wireless remote to clean up. Also it can be customized to work with just about any type of debris in your gutters, as well as most shapes and gutters worldwide. The iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot only takes 5 minutes to clean 30 feet of gutter.  

For More Information Visit: irobot.com


This Father’s Day, give Dad the “ok” to put down the tongs, take a night off from the grill and be treated to delicious steak dinner at LongHorn. The restaurant is featuring a fantastic offer, called Steaks that Sizzle. For only $11.99, Dad can choose one of three new boldly seasoned sirloins like the Smoky Double Bacon Sirloin. And while there, surprise Dad with one of LongHorn’s signature steak knife gift sets for $29.99. The knives are made of high carbon steel with serrated blade edges for outstanding strength and cutting ability.  It’s the perfect knife to dig into a great steak.  LongHorn has over 400 locations in 38 states.

To find a restaurant in your neighborhood, visit: longhornsteakhouse.com

Steaks that Sizzle