Actor Pat Harrington Jr., the veteran comic actor best known for playing Schneider the janitor on TV’s One Day at a Time, has died at the age of 86. I loved loved loved Schneider, as I did the entire show. I wished Bonnie Franklin was MY single mom, and that we lived in a cool New York walk-up apartment instead of the comfortable suburban I shared with my family. (I was a kid – I had no idea). I wanted desperately to be Valerie Bertinelli, who did exactly what I would do and grew up and married a rock star . I did NOT want to be Mackenzie Phillips, poor girl. Even then, you know there was something off about her behind the scenes. The show was a ground breaker for its time, and I considered it MY show. The grownups had Mary Tyler Moore and M.A.S.H. and Bob Newhart, but this was a show about teenage girls, their mom, and the sweet but slightly creepy super with the hots for her. R.I.P Pat Harrington, who has hung his tool belt up for good.