Apart from the obvious reason that everybody loves Scott Baio, I mean. For those who don't know who Scott Baio is; for shame on you. You should all be punished. And by punished I mean you should all have to be locked in a room and listen to nothing but K-Fed and Paris Hilton records over and over again until they sound good. Not going to happen in this lifetime so allow me to save your asses and fill you in on the magic of Scott Baio.
Back in the 70s as some of you might remember, there was a tv show called Happy Days. Happy Days was set in the 50s and most of the action took place at either the Cunninghams' house or at the diner. Now, I say might remember because the 70s was also a time of copious amounts of drugs. I was too young to do them, being only 9 when the 70s ended, and I didn't know Drew Barrymore so I didn't have a dealer.
Scott Baio played a character on the show called Charles Arcola, otherwise known as Chachi. Chachi was the cousin of the ultra cool Arthur "The Fonze" Fonzerelli so he probably picked up the younger sisters of the girls who would chase the Fonze. He was one of the lucky "wing men," able to have hotties thrown at him instead of having to jump on the metaphorical grenade and take the non-hottie out of the equation for a buddy.
So, on the show he played a bit of a ladies man, until it was time for his character to fall in love, which he did with Joanie Cunningham. Their love on the show spilled over into a spin-off series when Happy Days ended. While Joanie Loves Chachi wasn't quite as popular, it still did fairly well.
He later went on to play a male nanny on the tv show Charles in Charge (where some of my younger readers might recognize his name from) and that show lasted 6 years. But his real legacy is in the quality of notches on his headboard.
His on screen love for Joanie led to their real life romance but it doesn't stop there for the Italian stud-muffin. Twice he was engaged to buxom Canadian turned Playboy favourite Pamela Anderson. Though they never married, he did manage to get in there before Tommy Lee and he must have been okay to warrant a second chance so "good on ya Scott."
He must have watched the show Baywatch a lot because he actually dated two other Baywatch beauties as well. Erika Eleniak, who also posed for Playboy, and Nicole Eggert, who, creepily enough, played one of the kids he was a nanny to on Charles in Charge. The three of these girls are blonde, hmmm, sensing a trend.
He has also been linked to Nicholette Sheridan (before Housewives fame, and probably before Michael Bolton got his cheesy mullet hands on her) and 80s super-babe Heather Locklear. Again, two more blondes.
At one time, many people, myself included and the good humoured folks at The Man Show, thought that he just might be waiting for Hollywood's richest blondes, The Olson Twins, to come of legal age. Thankfully he decided against this terrible thing and he has left them to find a cheeseburger.
I could go on and name off the countless others that he has given his Chachi too, but I won't. The real reason I love Scott Baio is his honesty and self-deprecating humour about the whole thing.
He has been very candid about his relationships and he will say, that at age 45 (2 years ago), he wants to be loved. So desperate is he to achieve this, that he agreed to do television shows about it.
It's quite sad to think that a man like Scott Baio needed to beg for someone to love him. He's half way to dead, given the numbers produced every year by stats people, and he just wants to be loved.
I envy him for trying, anyway he can. If I was a lady I might love him. He probably still looks like he's a youngster - kind of like Tony Danza and Ralph "The Karate Kid" Macchio. It must be an Italian in Hollywood thing. But Joe Pesci doesn't look like he's 20... Hmmm, I'll rethink this.
Not Joe Pesci!
But mainly I love Scott Baio for his commitment to find love - one hump at a time.
Scott Baio, I salute you.