A nostalgic Cunting.
For forty odd years I’ve nursed a deep and abiding hatred for Arthur Fonzarelli. He was a character in a dreadful American programme called ” Happy Days”. It involved “The Fonz”,a weedy looking,rather sinister 40 year old “biker” who apparently preferred the company of school children. He used to hang around some kind of youth club with his adoring teenage fan club,hitting the juke-box and saying “EEEH” like a special-needs escapee from the Sunshine coach…or “Sit on it” which I rather suspect was an instruction to one of his barely-teenage acolytes….what the “it” that he wanted them to sit on was never made clear,but I can take an educated guess. The filthy predator had even inveigled his way into the home of two of his young admirers,where he apparently lived rent-free by also charming the pants off the old,fat sexually naive Father and Mother.
I don’t really care about his rather distasteful desire for young meat, it was probably all the rage back then amongst those with a theatrical bent,just as it is now. What fucked me off about the greasy little Pisspot was that he stole screen time from Suzi Quatro all dressed up in leathers….lovely stuff she was back then…not nowadays,obviously..she’ll be a wrinkly old biddy now.
Nominated by Dick Fiddler
One of Fiddler´s best analytical probes yet. I did not watch Happy Days but tuned in when it was ending and remember The Fonz who seemed to be a cult character, always greeted with cheers and adoration although he was an unfunny midget in a leather jacket. Now, thanks to Mr. F´s insight, I was right not to have wasted my time and suspect he was a kind of creepy potential child molester. I admit I did watch Bruce Forsyth in that quiz show of his – can´t remember the name – in which winning contestants looked at a conveyor belt and had to remember the cheap Made in Hong Kong goodies they could choose such as heated rollers and toasters . He kept encouraging them to have a “cuddly toy” while encouraging a botoxed-bint called Anthea to “give us a twirl”.
Strange but true… Apparently the talentd one in the Monkees (Mike Nesmith) was earmarked for the part of the Fonz… I think he turned it down…
And I remember the Stretford End banner: ‘The Fonz is cool, but Buchan is cooler!’
Hahaha this brightened up my morning, cheers dick