A Little Baio For Your Weekend

Seems that there’s been a bit of Scott Baio bashing amongst the commenters on this board lately. To counteract such negativity, I present to you a commercial he did on behalf of the Los Angeles Sherriffs Star Organization in 2003.

And I shouldn’t have to point out the delicious irony of Mad Mel playing the cop that pulls him over.
Now, many of you creatives may be saying, “Well, what if I want a little Baio in my radio or television commercial?” Guess what? He’s available! I present to you Scott Baio’s voiceover demo reel.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Carl LaFong says:

    First High Jive, now Danny G. Is there no end to the cult of Scott Baio?
    What is it about this poor man’s Tony Danza that inspires such adulation from such otherwise seemingly sane individuals? What eerie powers does he possess that enables him to rock the Casbah with, according to the IMDB, Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak, Nicole Eggert, Nicollette Sheridan, Brooke Shields and Heather Locklear? That’s like the entire lineup for the Lifetime Movie Channel.
    Damn you, Scott Baio! Damn you all to hell!

  2. didn’t baio boast about banging the actresses who played joanie and mrs. cunningham on happy days?

  3. Man, I was up all night on Saturday putting together my Scott Baio fansite, then I found this:
    And HighJive, I think you may be confusing him with Greg Brady having the hots for Mrs. Brady. ‘Cause if Scott Baio banged Mrs. Cunningham (a.k.a, Marion Ross) then I’ve lost a smattering for respect for the man.

  4. my bad.
    but he definitely had some happy days with joanie.

  5. Yes, he definitely did:

    On losing his virginity at the age of 16 to Happy Days co-star Erin “Joanie” Moran:
    “I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to say after we got naked. So for the first five minutes, maybe less—hell, it might have been the first twenty seconds—I’m doing it and thinking, man, this is really uncomfortable. What happened was, my thing was between the cushions on the couch and I didn’t even know it. Instead of being inside Erin, I was humping a corduroy sofa!”

  6. strangely enough, the corduroy sofa was significantly more pleasurable than joanie, whose genitalia baio ultimately compared to naugahyde.
    just kidding.

  7. daveednyc says:

    “Cause if Scott Baio banged Mrs. Cunningham (a.k.a, Marion Ross) then I’ve lost a smattering for respect for the man.”
    I lost more than a smattering when I discovered he did it with Liza Minnelli. *gag*

  8. brings new meaning to the lyrics:
    life is a cabaret, old chum
    come to the cabaret

  9. Carl LaFong says:

    Liza Minnelli? What, Bea Arthur was unavailable?
    Scott Baio may be — nay, is — a no-talent nonentity, but his member deserves its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Assuming, of course, they could find one big enough.

  10. His nickname should be revised from chachi to crotchi…

  11. daveednyc says:

    Carl, Baio may already be a superstar of sorts in Korea: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/joanie.htm