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” FROM HAPPY DAYS TO CHALLENGING ONES , SCOTT BAIO JUST KEEPS ON RUNNING ”
Story by David Laurel , pp. 10 – 16
LIFE AFTER 50 magazine , JULY 2015
issuu.com/lifeafter50/docs/life_after_50_july @ lifeafter50.com
HELPFUL ADDITIONAL REFERENCES :
“Scott Baio In The New Hollywood” post dated February 17, 2012 The Scott Baio Fan Blog
“Hollywood Republicans Under The New Blacklist” post dated March 27, 2012 The Scott Baio Fan Blog
“Hollywood , Interrupted” post dated February 25, 2014 Hollywood Republicans Under The New Blacklist site
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SCOTT BAIO is asking his fans to pray for his wife Renee who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Baio used Facebook to provide a public statement about his wife’s serious condition on June 16, a meningioma brain tumor which doctors have not yet determined to be cancerous or not.
“Just a few days ago, we learned my wife Renee has a meningioma brain tumor. Although 90 % of these types of tumors are benign, they can cause serious problems depending on the size of the tumor and the location. We are waiting to learn the exact location to see if its operable.
Renee has been down some rough roads in her life, yet each time with her strong faith in God, she comes through a better and stronger person. During this time, we ask for your prayers and support. My wife is my rock. She refuses to even shed one tear nor will she question God’s will. Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out ( MRI with contrast ) as 6,500 people each year, mostly women, get these tumors.”
The actor and his wife have been married for more than seven years and the couple have a daughter Bailey DeLuca.
In 2008, Scott opened up about his baby daughter possibly having a rare metabolic disorder called glutaric acidemia type 1. After over three months of waiting, the family finally received the happy news that Bailey was healthy. They have since started The Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, a non-profit for infant health screenings to help children with this disorder. Their first charity golf tournament will be held in September.
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THE UNEXPLAINED ANOMALIES STARTED ONLY AT THE BEGINNING OF MARCH RIGHT AFTER FACEBOOK PERSECUTED AND LOCKED OUT A YOUNG BOY NAMED C.J. PEARSON FOR HIS ARTICULATE VIDEO COMMENTARY DEFENDING FORMER MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI’S OBSERVATIONS ABOUT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA EARLIER THIS MONTH.
WHY THIS INNOCENT FAN TRIBUTE SITE TO SCOTT BAIO HAS SUDDENLY BECOME A TARGET FOLLOWING SAID UNRELATED CONTROVERSY REMAINS A TOTAL AND COMPLETE MYSTERY.
IN FACT, THESE GLITCHES WERE ALREADY PRESENT HERE EVEN DAYS BEFORE SCOTT’S OWN ENDORSEMENT OF WISCONSIN GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER LATER ON.
SOMETHING DEEPLY SINISTER IS GOING ON AROUND HERE.
“THERE IS AN ORGANIZED AND CONCERTED EFFORT BY THE POLITICAL LEFT TO SHUT DOWN FREE SPEECH ON THE INTERNET.”
( BILL O’REILLY , THE O’REILLY FACTOR : JULY 3, 2015 )
A REMINDER TO ALL VISITORS :
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a.k.a. “GOD REST YE, NAUGHTY CHACHI-MEN !”
During the successful five year run of this beloved TV series, SCOTT BAIO as Charles often humorously became a reluctant mentor and guidance counselor to several talented youngsters whose engaging portrayals of quick-witted juvenile troublemakers might have been ultimately intended by the show’s creators toward keenly reviving among loyal viewers their fond memories of the central star’s own highly popular and well-known delinquent teen character Chachi Arcola from Happy Days.
SUBJECT 1 : JASON PEMBROKE ( Michael Pearlman )
EPISODE : “Trick Or Treat”, Charles In Charge – season 1
BEHAVIOR OR ACTION REMINISCENT OF CHACHI : Dresses up as a little version of Charles on Halloween in retaliation for not being allowed to go trick or treating as a ghost buster, which ultimately would have given him the mischievous opportunity to bully other smaller kids costumed in white sheets as he chanted, “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”
INTERESTING TO WATCH ALONG SIDE : “Chachi Sells His Soul”, Happy Days – season 7 ( where Chachi experienced a memorably “devilish” Halloween )
SUBJECT 2 : GARY MARLIN ( Scott Grimes )
EPISODE : “Sarah Steps Out”, Charles In Charge – season 3
BEHAVIOR OR ACTION REMINISCENT OF CHACHI : Sells overexpensive play-off game tickets to Charles and Buddy right before they discover that he will also be accompanying Sarah on her very first non-chaperoned date to the movies where they decide to spy upon the young couple in order to ensure nothing inappropriate happens there.
INTERESTING TO WATCH ALONG SIDE : “The Apartment”, Happy Days – season 5 ( where Chachi shrewdly negotiated with Richie, Potsie and Ralph for a lease contract when they decided to move into his mother’s rundown apartment )
SUBJECT 3 : MARK EMERSON ( Adam Carl )
EPISODE : “The Boy Who Loved Women”, Charles In Charge – season 3
BEHAVIOR OR ACTION REMINISCENT OF CHACHI : Dates both Sarah and Jamie without their knowledge for the sake of personal convenience because one had been unavailable at the time.
INTERESTING TO WATCH ALONG SIDE : “Be My Valentine”, Happy Days – season 5 ( where Chachi sang “Thank Heaven For Little Girls”, proving once and for all that he was truly “the boy who loved women” )
SUBJECT 4 : SEAN DETWEILLER ( Jason Zahler )
EPISODE : “The Heart Burglar”, Charles In Charge – season 3
BEHAVIOR OR ACTION REMINISCENT OF CHACHI : Tries to closely study and emulate Charles as a masculine role model in a naive attempt to impress Sarah who consequently feels left out and ignored by him.
INTERESTING TO WATCH ALONG SIDE : “Our Gang”, Happy Days – season 5 ( where Chachi learned about the real definition of manhood as Richie tried to convince him that he shouldn’t join a rowdy street gang by narrating the story of how the Fonz walked away from his own violent past as a tough gang leader )
SUBJECT 5 : ANTHONY SVENSON ( Justin Whalin )
EPISODE : “Room At The Bottom”, Charles In Charge – season 4
BEHAVIOR OR ACTION REMINISCENT OF CHACHI : Persuades Adam to cheat on his assigned book report about Charles Dickens’s “Oliver Twist” by just watching a video cassette of the film musical “Oliver!”
INTERESTING TO WATCH ALONG SIDE : “My Cousin, The Cheat”, Happy Days – season 5 ( where Chachi tricked Joanie into giving him the correct answers to the questions on a school exam that he needed to pass before eventually getting caught )
SUBJECT 6 : DANNY HOLLAND ( Rodney Eastman )
EPISODE : “Bad Boy”, Charles In Charge – season 4
BEHAVIOR OR ACTION REMINSICENT OF CHACHI : Requests Charles to set him up on a date with Jamie as friendly evidence of his personal trust and confidence in the young man who ultimately discovers a valuable lesson about his own true worth as a juvenile ex-con and former pickpocket seeking to rehabilitate himself and leave behind his nefarious past.
INTERESTING TO WATCH ALONG SIDE : “Chachi’s Incredo-Wax”, Happy Days – season 6 ( where Chachi paid a huge price for earning money dishonestly by selling a defective product to his friends in a foolish get rich scheme )
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Here is something interesting for loyal Scott Baio fans to watch and enjoy in joyful celebration of this annual festive holiday season :
1. “CHRISTMAS SHOW”
Joanie Loves Chachi DVD, disc three
SCOTT BAIO ( Chachi ), Erin Moran ( Joanie ), Ellen Travolta ( Louisa ), Al Molinaro ( Al ), Art Metrano ( Rico ), Derrel Maury ( Mario ), Winifred Freedman ( Annette ) and Robert Peirce ( Bingo ).
2. “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
Charles-In-Charge season 1 DVD, disc two
SCOTT BAIO ( Charles ), Willie Aames ( Buddy ), Jennifer Runyon ( Gwendolyn ), Michael Pearlman ( Jason ), Jonathan Ward ( Douglas ), April Lerman ( Lila ), Julie Cobb ( Jill ), James Widdoes ( Stan ) and Rue McClanahan ( Grandma Irene ).
3. “SNOWED IN”
Charles-In-Charge season 1 DVD, disc three
SCOTT BAIO ( Charles ), Willie Aames ( Buddy ), Jennifer Runyon ( Gwendolyn ), James Widdoes ( Stan ), Julie Cobb ( Jill ), Michael Pearlman ( Jason ), Jonathan Ward ( Douglas ), April Lerman ( Lila ), Betsy Chasse ( Tracy ), Fran Robinson ( Maxine ), Allison Sturges ( Heather ) and Christina Applegate ( Stacy ).
4. “YULE LAFF”
Charles-In-Charge season 3 DVD, disc one
SCOTT BAIO ( Charles ), Willie Aames ( Buddy ), Nicole Eggert ( Jamie ), Josie Davis ( Sarah ), Alexander Polinsky ( Adam ), Ellen Travolta ( Lillian ), Sandra Kerns ( Ellen ) and James Callahan ( Walter ).
5. “SEE DAD RUN CHRISTMAS INTO THE GROUND”
See Dad Run season 1 DVD, disc two
SCOTT BAIO ( David ), Alanna Ubach ( Amy ), Ryan Newman ( Emily ), Jackson Brundage ( Joe ), Baily Michelle Brown ( Janie ), Mark Curry ( Marcus ), Ramy Youssef ( Kevin ), Bernie Kopell ( The Colonel ) and Bailey Baio ( Hannah ).
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During the third season of this critically acclaimed and highly regarded cult TV sitcom, SCOTT BAIO was privileged to make an unforgettable guest appearance as handsome double-talking lawyer Bob Loblaw in 4 memorable episodes : “Forget Me Now”, “Notapusy”, “Mr. F” and “Making A Stand”.
However, it isn’t really surprising at all that Scott managed to fit perfectly inside the nonsensical kingdom of the wildly absurd Bluth clan since “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” strangely feels and sounds quite a whole lot like a twisted, perverse and warped comic nightmare version of “CHARLES-IN-CHARGE” :
1. Charles ( Scott Baio ) was employed by a contemporary family to help babysit and take care of their mischievous kids.
Michael Bluth ( Jason Bateman ) does almost the very same thing for his eccentric family, although he needs to keep a sharp eye on his zany adult relatives a lot more than simply watch over his less troublesome son and niece.
2. Michael Bluth’s closest relationship is with his teenage offspring George Michael ( Michael Cera ), an innocent man-child.
Charles’s closest relationship was with his best friend Buddy Lembeck ( Willie Aames ), an idiotic childish man.
3. During his show’s first season, Charles was in charge of the 3 Pembroke children : older brother Douglas ( Jonathan Ward ), youngest brother Jason ( Michael Pearlman ) and their sister Lila ( April Lerman ).
In the Bluth family, Michael has 3 siblings to worry about : older brother Gob ( Will Arnett ), youngest brother Buster ( Tony Hale ) and their sister Lindsay ( Portia de Rossi ).
4. Michael Bluth’s sister Lindsay marries Tobias Funke ( David Cross ) and gives birth to their daughter Maebe ( Alia Shawkat ), creating a secondary family unit of 1 male and 2 females within the larger Bluth tribe.
During his show’s later seasons, Charles found himself in charge of the 3 Powell children : Jamie ( Nicole Eggert ), Sarah ( Josie Davis ) and Adam ( Alexander Polinsky ). Also 1 male and 2 females.
5. During his show’s first season, Charles worked for busy parents Stan and Jill Pembroke ( James Widdoes and Julie Cobb ).
But the actress playing the mother was unexpectedly replaced by someone else ( Lisa Donovan ) in the premiere episode of the second season. Thus, the single role of Jill Pembroke was actually played by two different women. There were 2 Jills.
Michael Bluth’s mother is Lucille ( Jessica Walter ). She has to compete for the love and loyalty of her two other sons Gob and Buster against her rival who is also named Lucille ( Liza Minnelli ). There are 2 Lucilles.
6. Michael Bluth’s father is George Sr. ( Jeffrey Tambor ). The actor portraying him also enacts the dual role of bewildered Uncle Oscar who got tricked into replacing his escaped fugitive twin brother in prison.
During his show’s later seasons, Charles was often advised by his mother Lillian ( Ellen Travolta ). The actress portraying her also enacted the dual role of flamboyant madcap socialite Aunt Vanessa.
Aunt Vanessa seems to have been partly inspired by another eponymously named guest character from Scott Baio’s previously short-lived sitcom “JOANIE LOVES CHACHI”. This first Vanessa was a bewitching college acquaintance of Louisa, Chachi’s mom, who tried to seduce him in exchange for a lucrative recording deal. She was portrayed by none other than the actress currently playing sly Bluth family matriarch Lucille……. Jessica Walter.
There were 2 Vanessas.
7. Charles’s mother Lillian temporarily adopted his juvenile delinquent younger cousin Anthony ( Justin Whalin ).
Michael Bluth’s mother Lucille temporarily adopts a mysterious Korean orphan named Annyong ( Justin Lee ).
8. The Bluth family’s corrupt and crumbling vast business empire has it’s founding origins in a small eatery known as The Yellow Banana Stand.
Charles and his friends spent much of their leisure time hanging around his mother Lillian’s picturesque retro family diner called The Yesterday Cafe.
9. Charles once suffered temporary amnesia due to a jarring head injury, which motivated his best friend, his mother and his employer family to find various ways of curing his memory loss so that he may return to his normal self.
Michael Bluth once suffered temporary amnesia due to a jarring head injury, which motivates his parents and his siblings to find various ways of prolonging his memory loss so that they may regain financial control of their family business empire.
10. “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” ran from November 2, 2003 until February 10, 2006 as a network show on FOX but ultimately achieved massive cult popularity to be later resurrected as an internet series on Netflix beginning May 26, 2013.
“CHARLES-IN-CHARGE” ran from October 3, 1984 until July 24, 1985 as a network show on CBS but later achieved greater success and immortality as a first-run syndicated series from January 3, 1987 to November 10, 1990.
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During a recent episode of their fourth season, the award-winning comedy series MODERN FAMILY introduced a recurring guest character named Andy ( Adam DeVine ), an eager young man hired by the Pritchetts to be the male nanny in charge of nursing and caring for their newly born infant.
Aside from possibly serving as a clever and covert tribute to SCOTT BAIO’s fondly remembered 1980s family sitcom CHARLES IN CHARGE, Andy The Manny also ends up triggering several key observations about both of these present and past shows.
1. Jay Pritchett ( Ed 0’Neill ) is a cantankerous yet compassionate family patriarch as well as a traditionalistic but tolerant grandfather of two girls and a boy who are his grandchildren by blood.
Walter Powell ( James Callahan ) was a cantankerous yet compassionate family patriarch as well as a traditionalistic but tolerant grandfather of two girls and a boy who were his grandchildren by blood.
2. Gloria Delgado Pritchett ( Sofia Vergara ) is a wife and mother who lives with an older man, her second husband Jay, in a domestic setting that includes her teenage son whose dad lives separately from them because she previously divorced him.
Ellen Powell ( Sandra Kerns ) was a wife and mother who lived with an older man, her father-in-law Walter, in a domestic setting that included her three children whose dad lived separately from them because he was then serving as the commander of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
3. Manny Delgado ( Rico Rodriguez ) is a highly intellectual but socially awkward young lad who has a cute baby brother.
Douglas Pembroke ( Jonathan Ward ) was a highly intellectual but socially awkward young lad who had a cute kid brother.
4. Phil and Claire Dunphy ( Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen ) are a funny married couple raising three naughty offsprings – a vivacious eldest daughter, a scholarly middle child and an impish youngest boy.
Stan and Jill Pembroke ( James Widdoes and Julie Cobb ) were a funny married couple raising three naughty offsprings – a vivacious eldest daughter, a scholarly middle child and an impish youngest boy.
5. Haley and Alex Dunphy ( Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter ) are a pair of comically feuding teenage sisters who have different interests and temperaments.
Jamie and Sarah Powell ( Nicole Eggert and Josie Davis ) were a pair of comically feuding teenage sisters who had different interests and temperaments.
6. Luke ( Nolan Gould ) is the mischievous youngest son of the Dunphy family.
Jason ( Michael Pearlman ) was the mischievous youngest son of the Pembroke family.
Adam ( Alexander Polinsky ) was the mischievous youngest son of the Powell family.
7. Cameron and Mitchell ( Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson ) are a hilarious male duo who are more than just friends and engaged to be married.
Charles and Buddy ( Scott Baio and Willie Aames ) were a hilarious male duo who were the very best of friends and engagingly masculine.
8. Lily ( Aubrey Anderson-Eamons ) is the adorable daughter of Cameron and Mitchell.
Lila ( April Lerman ) was the adventurous sister of Douglas and Jason.
Lillian ( Ellen Travolta ) was the admirable mother of Charles.
9. Deedee ( Shelley Long ) is the foolish ex-wife of Jay who runs away to find herself and consequently leaves him free to rediscover love a second time around with single mother Gloria.
Gwendolyn ( Jennifer Runyon ) was the flirtatious ex-girlfriend of Charles who moved away to study at a different university and consequently left him free to romantically pursue other beautiful women alongside his best friend Buddy.