Scott Baio Is 45...and... Episodes

2007, TV Show

Scott Baio Is 45...and Single Episode: "Scott Baio Is 45...And Single"

Season 1, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Scott reveals his inability to stay faithful in relationships, so his life coach has him visit a former girlfriend on whom he cheated. Later, Scott's friends take him to Palm Springs.
Original Air Date: Jul 22, 2007
Guest Cast Julie McCullough

Episode 2 Recap Season 1, Episode 2

As a girl whose first boyfriend cheated on her (more than once), I thought I was going to find myself feeling empathetic toward Julie McCullough. But after I watched her stand-up act, I started feeling sorry for her for another reason: Her routine wasn't funny, and by the time she got to the part where she was ridiculing Scott, it was just flat-out uncomfortable. Telling a room full of strangers that you once threw a whole bottle of beer at Scott Baio's head isn't really the kind of stuff that evokes laughter. Though I did find the story about how she met the woman with whom Scott cheated on her quite amusing. The idea of the two of them banding together and sending him an obscene Christmas card did manage to put a smirk on my face. OK, now I'm feeling guilty for not liking Julie's act, but I can say that I liked her on Growing Pains. That much is true, and I did feel bad when she told Scott that she got her first AIDS test because of him. As she put it, "That's how much you cheated on me." So obviously, Scott wasn't the faithful type back then. But he did manage to accomplish his next assignment from Doc Ali, which was to revisit Julie and apologize for his roving eye. Oh, and I guess his roving hands, too. Heck, he even took the apology one step further by buying her a slice of pizza to make up for the one she had to buy herself on their date 20 years ago. That was definitely an "awww" moment for me. OK, so it was sort of a cheap move for him back in the day to not offer to pay for their date, but he's trying to redeem himself now, right? Now on to Palm Springs... As Scott headed off with all of his guy friends (including tagalong Johnny), I started to wonder if something might really happen to challenge Scott's faithfulness to Renee. Meeting up with a bachelorette party and then bringing them back to your friend's place sure looked like trouble to me. Especially when Johnny kept trying to talk Scott into staying up and drinking more. Scott managed to resist the temptation, though, and he even managed to go to bed (alone) early. As for Johnny, I almost don't know what to say. This guy is so dependent on Scott for a social life that I almost fear what might happen to him if Scott does decide to get married. When Johnny said outright that Scott "needs to be single for several more years, so I can enjoy myself," I couldn't help but think Scott's next assignment should be to kick this guy to the curb for the remainder of the process. Either that or Johnny needs to get a life coach of his own. Hopefully he's watching the show and that will be enough to help him see the light. Either way, he still gets the prize for the funniest line of the night, when he was pleading with the women from the bachelorette party to stay: "I know I'm not Chachi, but that's no reason to leave!" Apparently it is, Johnny. Fortunately, Scott left Palm Springs on a high note by visiting a happily married couple who were able to put some of his matrimonial fears to rest. Next week, it looks like Scott's going to face his biggest temptation yet... his perfect match. Oh, and whoever that scantily clad woman was that he leads into a small room and then shuts the door behind them. Until then, let me know what you thought of tonight's episode.... View clips from Scott Baio Is 45... and Single in our Online Video Guide. show less
As a girl whose first boyfriend cheated on her (more than once), I thought I was going to find myself feeling empathetic toward Julie McCullough. But after I watched her stand-up act, I started feeling sorry for her for another reason: Her routine wasn't funny, and by the time she got to the part where she was ridiculing Scott, it was just flat-out uncomfortable. Telling a room full of strangers that you once threw a whole bottle of beer at Scott Baio's head isn't really the kind of stuff that evokes laughter. Though I did find the story about how she met the woman with whom Scott cheated on her quite amusing. The idea of the two of them banding together and sending him an obscene Christmas card did manage to put a smirk on my face. OK, now I'm feeling guilty for not liking Julie's act, but I can say that I liked her on Growing Pains. That much is true, and I did feel bad when she told Scott that she got her first AIDS test because of him. As she put it, "That's how much you cheated... read more

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Premiered: July 15, 2007, on VH1
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The former teen idol struggles with dating and the symptoms associated with a midlife crisis.

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