Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Scott Baio Is 45 and Single

After watching the Major League All-Star Game, I did a little channel surfing and came across the preview for a new VH-1 show I read about a couple of weeks ago. The show is called "Scott Baio Is 45 and Single" and is scheduled to debut on Sunday, July 15th at 10:30 pm EST. The premise of this 8 week show revolves around Scott's fear of commitment and why he is still... 45 and single. Considering the fact that he has dated women such as Heather Locklear, Brooke Shields, Nicolette Sheridan, and half the cast of "Baywatch", it's hard to drum up much sympathy for the man formerly known as Chachi Arcola.

As I type this post, I am watching a sneak preview of "Scott Baio Is 45 and Single" online. Here are some of the fascinating tidbits that I learned:

1. One of Scott's golf buddies is Jason Hervey. You may remember him as the older brother from hell, Wayne Arnold from "The Wonder Years". Hervey is also the executive producer of this series.
2. Scott lost his virginity to Erin Moran (insert Joanie Loves Chachi joke here).
3. Former girlfriend Julie McCullough (Growing Pains) does stand up comedy.

Over the course of the series, Scott is aided in his quest to solve his commitment problems by a life coach whom he refers to as "Dark Alley". He also comes across Ron Howard's brother Clint (the poster boy for cute child stars who grow up to be ugly adults) and has a cell phone conversation with Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli himself... Henry Winkler!

Even for a reality show, this one seems like a bit of a stretch. However, it may provide a chuckle or two during this long hot summer.

Scott wants to know why he is 45 and single. If given the chance, I would ask him a few questions:

1. If "Happy Days" was set in the late 50s/early 60s, why did he and a majority of the other cast members wear clothes and have hairstyles from the late 70s/early 80s?
2. What REALLY happened to Chuck Cunningham?
3. Why did it seem as if Ellen Travolta played Scott's mother on nearly every show on which he appeared? Were they a package deal?

Preview: Scott Baio Is 45 and Single


Taj said...

I saw this too..after I indulged in the cheesefest that was Charm School Girls.

I've always been a little creeped out by Baio. And I always thought his relationship with Nicole Eggert was suspect.

They'll slap anything on TV these days. If I proposed a reality show about bikini babes watching paint dry it would get picked up like that.

Malcolm said...

I'm sure that picture I chose to post won't change your stance on the creepiness of Scott Baio. He is definitely looking the part of an aging Lothario on the prowl.

Bikini babes watching paint dry. It would probably pull in better ratings than the recent NBA Finals.

BookMama said...

He was hot when I was 12! But I have NO desire to see the show. (Well ... maybe in a little bit of a car-wreck sort of way.)

pjazzypar said...

Poor Baby! Can't find Ms. Right? Maybe he needs to settle for Ms. Right NOW and move on. They will make a reality show about just about anything. Remember "Strange Love"? VH1 seems to be the major producers of this cheese. VH1 use to be a very well respected music/music video station, with shows like "Behind the Music". Now it has been reduced to a bunch of "has been" fat celebrities and old actors no one really cares about (do you hear me Scott?). I agree with everybody else who left comments that Scott looks creepy because he certainly does.

Malcolm: said...

I too remember when VH-1 used to be good. They started going downhill when they ran "Behind the Music" into the ground. That was an excellent show, but then it devolved into a marketing tool featuring artists who had no business being profiled, such as:

Chris Gaines (the fictional alter ego used by Garth Brooks)
Nick Lachey

With the programming that they are employing now, they should really stop calling themselves VH-1.

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