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Old 11-03-2006, 01:11 AM   #1
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Talking Scott Baio...to all Baio fans..

I know, there is so many 80s teen stars. You can't pinpoint as to who started what trend. It is not so simple at all. But all teen stars from the 70s and 80s have that typical 80s charm or charisma. Scott Baio, to me, really was an 80s teen to me. I know, he did started in the mid-late 70s, but the way he worn some of his clothing was pretty original. I know, he wore some leisure suits, but it was in good taste. Sometimesin his autographed pics, he had a high school jacket on. A track jumpsuit(I know those are not new), the army jacket with many buttons or the muscle shirt in early Happy Days episodes, and the plaid shirts he worn. We can't forget the bandana tied around the knee thing, can we? He was the first to start it and Punky Brewster got the whole bandana knee thing idea from Scott's. It is just the way Scott wore some of his clothing was pretty new to me. Maybe to not some people, but I just like some of the clothes he would wear on Happy Days...I thought they were cool back then. I also thought he was the only one in the Baio family to stood out the most. Maybe it was typical no-nonsense attitude or his Brooklyn accent that made me nostalgic in a way. I just watch a couple of his movies from the mid 70s-early 80s. What is interesting is that he has a kind of innocence in most of his characters, with a touch of a typical sneaky kid. That reminds me of myself in a way. In the early Happy Days episode, he was a tough kid, but with a soft interior and a bit of a lady's man. Watching Scott playing Chachi always brought me an 80s flashback in a way. He was also a bit of a joker as well, playing his part well. He had a coolness to his character, but still remained true to Joanie. It is just that Scott Baio was so different from all 70s teen stars and was so much fresher than the others before him. Not even The Brady children had that coolness. It is just Scott Baio was very 80s even before and after the 70s. Even watching the Happy Day reruns...it is still bringing back a simpler time. It is just that Scott plays his characters so cool....he was kind of precursor to Judd Nelson's character a little bit. If you see him in Luke was There, he played such a sneaky kid.
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I agree with you. He was so original and I liked his character. I love how he remained true to Joanie and was cool too. I love Happy Days and when I watch it, it takes me back to that time, when things were simpler. Since I wasn't around when it was originally on, I love to watch it in reruns.
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Scott was a pretty original 80s teen icon...Look at early 80s Menudo costumes, though. They were literally taken from Baio's wardrobe bit by bit...not to mention his trademark hairdo. It's a shame he wasn't given any credit for starting that fashion trend that would become popular in 1982-1983since Baio originally started the trend much earlier than most.

Before Soleil Moon Frye had the bandana wrapped around his knee, Scott started the trend.
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : THE FUN FIRST 5 PARALLELS

Two of our all time favorite actors are Mr. Scott Baio and Mr. Christian Bale.

Surprisingly, distinct and unusual parallels can actually be drawn between
popular television icon Scott and enigmatic cult film actor Christian.

1. Each began as a gifted child star who portrayed a lost urchin
tragically separated from his mother and father due to a major life crisis.
(Scott in "Luke Was There" and Christian in "Empire Of The Sun")

2. Each played the starring role in a cult movie musical with a talented ensemble of children.
(Scott in "Bugsy Malone" and Christian in "Newsies")

3. Each served as the cute and charming love interest
of the lead female character in a girl-bonding cult motion picture.
(Scott with Jodie Foster in "Foxes" and Christian with Winona Ryder in "Little Women")

4. Each participated as the hero's best friend in a bizarre yet entertaining dance flick.
(Scott with Greg Bradford in the roller disco epic "Skatetown, U.S.A." and
Christian with Robert Sean Leonard in the Nazi big band period piece "Swing Kids")

5. Each acted in a fantasy sex comedy replete with various paranormal or supernatural elements.
(Scott in the telekinetic "Zapped" and Christian in the fairy magical
"William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream")
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : Las Vegas showgirls and Euro Circus femmes

6. Each can nostalgically look back upon his kaleidoscopic showbiz childhood
which fortuitously included a joyfully rare opportunity to hang around, observe,
and be surrounded by glamorous venuses during their quartered private moments.

Scott initially worked for series creator Gary Marshall prior to "Happy Days"
on the quickly-cancelled sitcom "Blansky's Beauties"
where he became perfectly cast as a horny little adolescent who's determinedly trying to impress
a jazzy group of Las Vegas showgirls under his energetic aunt's supervision
but much to his youthful chagrin, the beautiful vixens
never regarded him seriously and kept playfully treating him like a baby brother.
He continued to be around other Las Vegas showgirls in his next series "Who's Watching The Kids?"

Christian once divulged this interestingly racy tidbit beguilingly pulled
from the guarded memory vault of his unconventional early years:
"Well, my mother worked in the circus. She was a clown and a dancer.
She rode the elephants. She was the lady in the sequins who introduced the trapeze act.
There were many incredibly beautiful women walking around all the time.
There I was in the caravans, a seven year old boy,
ogling all these incredible women walking around in front of me."
(Movieline interview, March 1997)
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "Happy Days" and "Henry V"

7. Each was the juvenile mascot in a glorious lengthy saga focusing upon
a charismatic and dynamic leader whose notable entourage of trusted comrades
included a rotund and venerable key adviser who also had a close personal relationship with the young boy.

Scott was and will always be fondly remembered as
Chachi Arcola on the immortal classic series "Happy Days"
wherein the most popular figure soon turned out to be
Emmy nominee Henry Winkler's hip, leather-jacketed motorcyclist
Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli whose gang of friends also included
Al Molinaro as "Big Al" Delvecchio who gave Chachi a job at Arnold's diner
and married his widowed mother.

Christian was in the critically-acclaimed Shakespearian epic "Henry V"
starring Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh who played the title role
supported by an eminent cast of thespians which also included
Robbie Coltrane as the tragic Falstaff whom the young lad directly served.
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "Charles-In-Charge" and "Metroland"

8. Each starred as an appealing modern hero
whose vagabond best friend disrupts his peacefully-organized bourgeois lifestyle
in connection to his quotidian responsibilities within a utopian family setting,
generally influenced by his close ties with a knowing and nurturing female character.
Both heroes also suffered the painful loss of an early or first love.

Scott's other famous television sitcom role was "Charles-In-Charge",
a college student whose irresponsible best friend Buddy (Willie Aames)
often hampered his paid employment as a male nanny for the rambunctious kids
of two different middle-class families (The Pembrokes and The Powells),
a job complicated further by the good-natured meddling of his vivacious widowed mother Lillian (Ellen Travolta)
who permanently moved into the neighborhood after Charles quarreled and broke up
with his original girlfriend Gwendolyn (Jennifer Runyon).

Christian acted in "Metroland" as Chris Lloyd, a rising ad executive
whose nomadic best friend Tony (Leo Ross) pays a surprise visit
and jealously makes him question his own comfortable domestic life in suburbia
as well as his genuinely happy marriage to keenly perceptive wife Marian (Emily Watson),
ultimately resurrecting dormant memories of Anouk (Elsa Zylberstein),
a sexy Parisian girlfriend from his rebellious youth.
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "Diagnosis: Murder" and "Treasure Island"

9. Each depicted an adventurous rookie or neophyte who helps
an older and distinguished award-winning veteran star in
his mentoring character's bold quest to answer unsolved riddles or mysteries.

Scott was an energetic intern who aided multiple Emmy winner Dick Van Dyke
to unmask the real killers behind puzzling medical deaths in the TV series "Diagnosis: Murder".

Christian was a resourceful cabin boy who assisted legendary Oscar awardee Charlton Heston
to search for hidden pirates' gold in the TV film remake of the classic "Treasure Island".
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE :
"Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2" and "The Land Of Faraway"

10. Each participated in a European-financed special effects laden juvenile fantasy movie
regarding a unique kid messiah and his courageous friends who get together on a quixotic adventure
to battle and defeat a villainous warrior-wizard who is threatening and hurting numerous other youngsters.

Scott in "Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2".
Christian in "The Land Of Faraway".
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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE OF WARNING
by The Arcolytes

One of our members has reported that Political Sabotage is currently taking place at the IMDB fan discussion boards.

Since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement and other leftwing mob actions in various cities,
the posted comments and opinions of politically conservative or right-of-center members at the IMDB
have been mysteriously and maliciously deleted from their respective message boards.

Among the numerous casualties of this unexplained "purge" were the innocent fan postings about Mr. SCOTT BAIO
and his difficult work experiences as a Republican-voting celebrity in liberal Hollywood.

It does clearly appear that the IMDB Administrative Staff has been dangerously compromised
and tragically infiltrated by the hidden agents of the Intolerant Political Left.

As a result, it becomes highly necessary to warn all SCOTT BAIO fans (as well as other political conservatives)
so that they will be very careful in visiting and using the IMDB from now on.

Please kindly allow this important warning to be posted here. It may be happening elsewhere.
Angry radical leftists are not just violently wrecking havoc in the streets.
Angry radical leftists are now also stalking the internet on a treacherous mission
to forever silence the Free Speech Rights of all and any who may disagree with them.

We are hurtling into A Dangerous Politically-Correct Fascist Age.
God help us if this is a preview of the future.

P.S. My sincere apologies to sitcomsonline.
But I strongly felt a moral responsibility to post this fan group's necessary warnings at least once around here.
I do not intend to revisit this topic again.

By the way, let us also please support Mr. SCOTT BAIO and his forthcoming sitcom "DADDY'S HOME"
on the Nickelodeon channel scheduled for broadcast sometime next year in 2012.
Help protect him from the venomous hatred of ugly, jealous and irrational trolls.
Also pray for the personal happiness and safety of his family and friends.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.

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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "Alice In Wonderland" and "The Velvet Goldmine"

11. Each became part of a zany and strange musical kingdom where
the various chimerical inhabitants always dressed in highly outlandish garments
and lived their nocturnal existences under the dominant reign of
two feuding headstrong and jealous supreme queens.

Scott was Pat The Guinea Pig, one of the very unusual fantasy characters and creatures
met by an inquisitive young girl as she journeys through numerous dreamlike adventures
within a magical realm where the volatile Red Queen (Ann Jillian)
is locked in a knockdown battle for supremacy against the enigmatic White Queen (Carol Channing)
in famed producer Irwin Allen's all-star cast television version of Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice In Wonderland".

Christian portrayed Arthur Stuart, a journalist assigned to write a story
on the flamboyant excesses of the British glam rock period during the 1970s,
which revives his own quixotic memories as a naive young fan of
vanished bisexual superstar Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers)
who got involved in a kinky and scandalous public homosexual relationship
with self-destructive gay cult idol Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor),
said tempestuous union eventually leading to a tragic downward spiral for both
in Todd Haynes's "The Velvet Goldmine".
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "The Case Of The Fatal Fashion" and "A Murder Of Quality"

12. Each also participated in a television murder mystery
starring a quick-witted and knowledgeable hero from popular literature
who is requested by an old comrade to judicially investigate
the suspicious death of an unpleasant virago fatally engaged in
noxious gossip and blackmail against others.

Scott served as Assistant District Attorney Peter Whelan, a knavish young justice barrister
who locks horns with famed defense counsel Perry Mason (Raymond Burr),
the legendary creation of mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner,
during the sensational trial of Perry's longtime friend Lauren Jeffreys (Diana Muldaur),
the guilt-ridden prime suspect charged with the murder of her nemesis Dyan Draper (Valerie Harper),
a viperous fashion magazine queen who used her influential editorial columns to ruin careers and lives
in "Perry Mason: The Case Of The Fatal Fashion".

Christian undertook the role of Timothy Perkins, a mysterious student
at Carne boys school where spymaster George Smiley (Denholm Elliott),
the quietly intriguing protagonist of John Le Carre's espionage novels,
is visiting a former intelligence colleague Ailsa Brimley (Glenda Jackson)
as part of his investigation looking into the gruesome killing of Stella Rode (Joanna Jacobs),
a meddlesome teacher's spouse who relished finding out about people's hidden secrets
and paid a deadly price for her snooping in "A Murder Of Quality".
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "Very Mean Men" and "Shaft"

13. Each portrayed the arrogantly quarrelsome young scion of a powerful urban family
whose grave act of thuggish conduct directly involving a waitress hired at a public eatery
becomes the nuclear catalyst which triggers a jumble of violent occurrences
that eventually leads to the bloody downfall of several rogues, knaves and malefactors.

Scott enacted the vital role of Paulie Minnetti, the impetuous jackanapes son
of mellowed Italian crime patriarch Gino Minnetti (Ben Gazzara),
who unwittingly instigates a nefarious knockdown gang war between two quarreling syndicate families
by angrily refusing to tip a hostile waitress (Leigh Allen-Baker) at a diner for serving his crew a lousy meal
despite the fact that she is also the daughter of Irish mob boss Paddy Mulroney (Charles Durning) in "Very Mean Men".

Christian played Walter Wade Jr., the sociopathic heir of a New York construction tycoon,
who murders an innocent black college student in front of a restaurant
just when one of the waitresses (Toni Collette) happened to be enjoying a smoke break,
consequently igniting a deadly race to secure or stop this vulnerable quarry's key testimony
between Wade's animalistic underworld goons and a streetsmart police detective (Samuel L. Jackson)
who's also the nephew of the legendary private eye in "Shaft".
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SCOTT BAIO AND CHRISTIAN BALE : "Detonator" and "The Secret Agent"

14. Each acted in a suspense thriller wherein his jeopardized character
maintains a close personal relationship with a blonde female
prior to getting himself tragically killed by an explosive device
while the movie's queasiest scene-stealing performance belongs to
a veteran actor's nightmarish embodiment of an evil human monster.

Scott starred in "Detonator" as Zack,
a former Green Beret explosives specialist-turned-professional assassin,
whose last hit job courtesy of kittenish recruiter Gail (Charlene Tilton)
obliges him to provide sanctuary for injured teenager Jaime (Shannon Bruce)
who possesses vital evidence incriminating murderously psychotic and grotesquely disfigured
corrupt cop Whip (Don Stroud), a nasty quagmire of a situation that
ultimately leads to a fiercely and fatally brutal endgame pitting hero against villain.

Christian appeared in "The Secret Agent" as Stevie,
the mentally-disabled younger sibling of Winnie (Patricia Arquette),
a naive girl married to jaded undercover operative Verloc (Bob Hoskins)
who inadvertently causes the poor kid's lamentable death
by assigning him to quickly transport a package containing a bomb,
the vile handiwork of the Professor (Robin Williams credited as George Spelvin),
a frighteningly rabid and zealous detonations expert.
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I was a big Scott Baio fan for a while. Even bought his album! I loved "Joanie Loves Chachi" and I wish I could see the show again. It's been so long! I LOVED seeing Scott Baio on Full House when he played Jessie's friend who was trying to get Jessie to get his wild side back. That's one of my favorite episodes. It'd be nice to see Scott in something more recent b/c he's really talented!
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