Wednesday, October 14, 2009

D-Bag-O-Meter: The Scott Baio


Dear Scott,

I loved you in Charles in Charge. Admittedly, I spent most of my viewing time coveting Nicole Eggert's crimped hair and snazzy fashion choices, but I also took the time to admire your dimples and tight jeans. Overall it was 3o minutes of bliss every week.

Sadly, things took an unfortunate turn when you decided to do a VH1 Reality Show a ways back. While it might have seemed like a good idea to revitalize your career with some quality reality programming (after all, look what it did for Britney!) Scott Baio is 45 and Single was a really bad idea. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it, because I did, but the show sort of highlighted the fact that you're...um...how can I put this delicately? You're bat shit crazy. I'm no Ari Gold, but I can't imagine that being a semi-washed-up, bat shit crazy 80's star does much for your career in Hollywood.

However, none of this really makes you a d-bag. I mean, you definitely showed some d-bag tendencies on the show, but overall I have to say I found you charmingly neurotic. Sort of like a better looking, unintentionally funny Larry David.

And then you went and got yourself a Twitter account.

Things seemed to go downhill at this point. You started saying some pretty disrespectful things about our president and getting pretty agitated with the response from the Twitterverse. And then somehow you ended up in a massive Tweet-off with writer Jamie Harrington. You can read all about it in her hilarious blog posts here, here and here.

It all started with some fun and games with you claiming that you're totally in charge of your finances (Did you see what I just did there? Hilarious, right?) and then it somehow ended with you accusing Jamie of attempting to destroy your family, followed by a threatened lawsuit. Yowsa.

So, Scott Baio, my friend, you really are kind of a d-bag. You're taking yourself very seriously and threatening to sue people for absolutely no reason. Personally, I think it's kind of awesome and entertaining, but it also reeks of d-baggery.

Kisses,
Lisa

28 comments:

Katie said...

Oh my. Hee-larious.

I, for one - and quite possibly the ONLY one, sickly loved the Baio reality show. And am thrilled that we have finally both seen the same show. haha

But the Twitter debacle? I must go see now!

Katie said...

However, the funniest thing about this post is picturing you going to "Find people" on Twitter and thinking, "Hmmm... I wanna follow Scott Baio!"

And then faithfully reading his tweets until you felt the need to out him as a D-bag.

OMG, I am cracking up!!!

Loretta Nyhan said...

Oh, look at those jeans.

I crushed on him big time in Joanie Loves Chachi! For me that show represents the height of his, um, talent.

Now I'm curious and have to check out those tweets...

Rebecca L Sutton said...

I was dying when I read Jamie's blog posts about this insane mess! She is one of my fabulous writing buddies so when I saw that he was trying to see she was out to hurt his family I nearly peed myself. Seriously? Jamie? No way!

Does he not get that he should just keep his mouth shut? Ugh, a douche bag he definitely is. lol
So glad you girls sniffed this one out because the D-Bag thing is hysterical!!!

Suzanne said...

He was on my love list. Sadly still on my hot list. Yikes. But really... who knew? Amazing. Maybe those hot lamps on the set of happy days melted his brain?

ChristaCarol said...

I never crushed on him, and am glad now I didn't. Hah, poor Jamie. She's a big girl though, and handled it well. Go Jamie!

Natalie said...

So funny! I saw him in a really terrible independent film recently. Poor man.

K. M. Walton said...

Wow he IS bat shit crazy. I can't believe how he twisted it around. Insanely insane.

Christina Lee said...

I haven't heard any of this--um, wow Scott-O--you are a D-bag!

Kimberly Derting said...

I'm with Loretta, I loved him when he was Chachi.

And, yes, those jeans...please don't ever let them come back in style! Not a good look, especially for men. *shudders*

Mariah Irvin said...

D-Bag posts always make my day!

Tere Kirkland said...

Never had a thing for him. For some reason I always thought Buddy was cuter.

I have no problem believing the levels of douchebaggery he's gotten himself into.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Extort me! You Will NOT! Yoda Baio has tears running down my eyes! In Charge, Charles is not. Very very rich you are. Questionable is the truth. OMG I think Im crying again...

T. Anne said...

LOL at Spencer being the ultimate D-bag. Too funny.

ElanaJ said...

I liked Charles in Charge too. Le sigh.

~Jamie said...

What's a girl to do?

And now he's taking our twitter talk to the Glenn Beck show? Sigh...

Sarah said...

Well said. Seriously is it EVER a good idea for washed-up celebrities to do a reality TV show? I mean, there are a handful I can think of that worked out, but that's a small number considering how many shows there have been. It's really too bad.

sunna said...

Yeeeee-haw. That's a whole lotta crazy.

Rebecca Knight said...

Jamie, you rock :P! That's hilarious. I have to go read your posts and tweets now...

Shelli said...

we didnt like scott - we liked chatchi!!

Hardygirl said...

Joni and Chachi all the way. They even had their own short-lived show.

But, gawd . . . the jeans! My grandmother doesn't wear her jeans pulled up that high.

sf

Little Ms J said...

I cannot wait to see the email he sends you.

Please send it to me first. Please. Pretty friggin' please with sugar on top and a cherry and some lipgloss or whatever you want.

JennyMac said...

HAHAHA...you know this segment of yours is one of my faves.

JennyMac said...

PS: Scott Baio's mere presence on Twitter is yet another deterrent.

Lunar Amyscope said...

LOL oooooh man how I enjoyed Scott Baio is 45 and Single, followed by Scott Baio is 46 and Pregnant....sigh. Him and Spencer should be buddies for shizzle.

confused homemaker said...

I got no problems with Scott,then again I'm a loud mouth Italian (OK like only a 1/4 but whatever, who are you to judge?!) & we like to speak our minds. Consequences be damned, baby. D-bag NO WAY, maybe a Gumba but in a loving way.

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