The reaction to my snipe at Scott Baio in this post
surprised me. I didn't realize the guy still had so many fans!
Now, please understand that I adore Scott Baio as much as the next guy or gal, but it doesn't bother you at all that the man hasn't done a decent thing since Charles in Charge circa 1984 and he's still got his mojo? How many of you could live on the things you did twenty years ago?
Perhaps Scott does have something special. After all, it's kind of hard to pick up hot chicks when your newest claim to fame is that you're going to star in Baby Geniuses 2
- a sequel to one of the worst movies ever made. And when the girl in questions says "Well, what else have you done lately that I would have seen?" and you can only answer oh, Disneyland Circus of the Stars,
oh and I played a pig in the tv adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
, wouldn't it only seem right if the girl - who obviously is looking for a star to hitch on to if she's hanging in the trendiest of trendy places - asked what Willie Aames has been doing lately and do you have his number?
Ok, nevermind about Willie Aames. He's off being Bibleman
. I don't think sleeping with loose women is in his repitoire these days.
The thing is, I can almost see myself fawning over Scott if I ever met him. But it's more of a retro-crush kind of thing. Go back farther than Zapped
, farther than Joanie Loves Chachi,
farther than Happy Days
. Go back to Bugsy Malone
. Look at him
! He was adorable! And he had the gangster look down pat for a kid. He just oozed Al Capone-ness.
Maybe he took the script to Bugsy Malone
, studied it, and figured out how he can make it work at 42 years old. He still has that gansta thing going on, he still struts like Capone and has the sinister air of John Dillinger. Chicks dig that. Then he flashes his $40,000 watch that he bought with the residual checks from Joanie Loves Chachi
airing on Nick at Night, maybe buys the girl a fancy drink with an umbrella in it, and he's good to go.
Ok, ok. I admit it. I wanted him when he was on Charles in Charge
. That's right, I wanted Charles in charge of my
days and nights. Punish me, Charles! I was a bad girl! Oh.....
oh. Is this thing on? Sorry about that. I guess Scott's still got it.
Well, I just realized he's directing now. Which explains all the hot chicks hanging on his arm. And scottbaio.com is available. If anyone wanted to start a fan site or anything. Just saying.