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.