Dan Snierson
July 13, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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Scott Baio Is 45…and Single
”It’s not a reality show where Scott Baio gets a colonoscopy or a penile exam or a face peel or whatever the hell else they do — it’s about something that I was really going through in my life,” says Baio of Single (Sundays, 10:30 p.m., VH1). ”[This show] is along the lines of High Fidelity, where a guy goes back to talk to his old girlfriends to find out why he’s so screwed up, and they scare the crap out of him. Seriously, if you watch the show close enough, you see me flinching. The expression ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ is real…. I think people will look at it and go, ‘Wow — it wasn’t all champagne and breasts.’ There were ramifications to being famous. I’m basically a wreck thanks to show business, although I don’t regret it. I had a good life and a good run.”

SORRY ABOUT THAT
Joanie Loves Chachi
”I’m sorry that the episodes stunk. I’m sorry that I did it. I had done an episode of Happy Days where Erin [Moran] and I sing, and I remember watching the reaction of the producers — all these lightbulbs went off in their heads: Doiiing! Spin-off! Doiiing! We did four episodes that the Happy Days writers wrote. Then they picked us up for a series and all the Happy Days writers left. They stuck us with a bunch of guys who didn’t know us, and it was really bad. I remember doing one episode where they aged us to be, like, 70. I had the prosthesis and the wig and the fat belly — the whole schlemiel — and I remember thinking, ‘This show is really, really, really unfunny, and I don’t know what the hell these people are laughing at.’ I just knew that it was toilet time.”

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