Monday, July 16, 2007

Wa Wa Watch it!

Nobody will come to the defense of scripted television more than me. After all, it's the biggest thing we talk about here and I was as angry as anyone when it started getting phased out by reality television. That doesn't mean some of it's not still fun to watch though. In fact, there's something about VH1's reality programing that almost always get me. (Wait, I know what it is...Emmanuel Lewis sleeping in a bunk bed with MC Hammer. If you can't appreciate that, please see your way to the door.) Now they're at it again with the new series "Scott Baio is 45...and Single."

The basic idea of the show is that Scott Baio, who most people know has had his fair share of lady friends, is trying to get his life in order. To do this, he has to confront the women of his past, while getting guidance from a life coach and support from his buddies (one of which is Jason Hervey from "The Wonder Years," who also produces the show).

Despite a clear lack of interest in sitting around and talking about the good old "Happy Days," the first episode provided some great cameos from Scott's TV past including a face to face sitdown with shortcake herself and a phone chat with the Fonze. From the looks of the coming up preview, there's lots more on the way. If you're visiting this blog, my guess is you'll get a kick out of it.

So does Scott really need to get his head screwed on straight or do people need to cut him a little slack? Who better to ask than his TV mom? Ellen Travolta (John's big sister) played Scott's mother in two different characters over three series ("Happy Days", "Joanie Loves Chachi" and "Charles in Charge.") Have a listen to our chat...

(Photo courtesy of VH1)

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