Chachi Arcola, crappy shows, foolish choices, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, irony, John the Revelator, Scott Baio, We can't decide whether 'Chachi Arcola' sounds more like a soft drink or a venereal disease
It’s a sobering discovery that some human beings–individuals competent enough at least to complete a purchase at a large retail store–have thought it an equal exchange to forfeit $10 of their own or someone else’s hard-earned money for the complete first season of Charles in Charge.
When society has become so benumbed, decadent and depraved that it stands unmoved in the face of such cultural blasphemy, surely it heralds the approach of the four terrible riders prophesied so long ago by John the Revelator.
Was it next to season 1 of Doogie Howser MD?
I’ve got to think that even Doogie rates higher on the nostalgia scale than CoC. I mean, Doogie was a sixteen-year-old doctor. Charles was a 28 year-old babysitter. Talk about your bad role-models.
When I was in the E.R. the other week with my son, we were thinking if a 16 year old doctor walked in and started telling us what to do, we would “politely” tell him where to go.
Sadly Charles might not be the best role model, but he’s the more realistic one of the two, if that is possible to say about that show.
It just occurred to me that Doogie would end the day typing in his journal. These days he would be putting it on a blog for us all to read.
Cakes and Shakes... said:
I think it’s sweet that in times where random homeless guys are getting their face chawed on, there’s innocence enough out there to spur such nostalgic tv-watching. But then, I’m an optimist. Perhaps there are depraved kidnappers tying kidnappees to chairs in basements and forcing them to watch dear old Charles on a loop till they claw their own eyeballs out…
It’s one of the human-rights abuses alleged at ‘Gitmo. According to al Qaeda: “The infidel Charles is in charge of neither our days nor our nights!”
Where For Art Thou, Willie Aames, Oh How We Almost Miss You! 😉
El Guapo said:
Hey, it was either that or Small Wonder.
El Guapo said:
Oh, and great tune!
It’s funny you should mention Small Wonder. I had forgotten that show until literally a few days ago, when I read an article that the kid who played the brother is now living under a bridge in Central California (which most likely means Fresno or Bakersfield; a fate almost-but-not-quite worse than death).
I think we all need to scope out some rocks to hide in… 🙂
You can put it next to your copy of “Freddy Got Fingered”…
FGF stands alone. Clearly, although I was quite specific about my refusal to engage in gratuitous superlatives, you have disregarded this information and lumped me in with the rest of the world’s breathless exaggerators.
See? THIS is why you need to see the movie.
And, you may be interested to know that I was helping out in an insurance office this week (that’s not the thing I expect you to be interested to know; it’s a rather boring detail, really) and one of my co-workers convinced me to give ‘Dumb & Dumber’ another look. Now, I like to think you laid the groundwork for this, but Paul went the extra mile by reminding me of scenes that didn’t involve an incontinent Jeff Daniels.
You must re-watch it. Be ready for the part in the truck where Jim Carrey asks the truck driver if he wants to hear the most annoying sound in the world. And then promptly delivers. So funny!
You know, I have to say that Robot Chicken has made me look at a lot of these shows with nostalgia instead of distain. But I STILL don’t understand what I saw in Thundercats. Or Punky Brewster.
I hated Chachi on CIC but, I loved his ass on Happy Days…I was crushin’ big time…..(I refused to watch Joanie loves Chachi…’cause I loved him, dammit)
And I think it was those people that had a crush on Chachi that watched Charles in Charge. Personally I think that show wouldda been alot funnier if Charles had been a kid from the ‘hood.