Why I'm watching: 'Scott Baio is 46... and Pregnant'

Scottbaiois46_lYou may think it’s impossible for me to be objective — since I’ve been in bed with Scott Baio and all — but I’m gonna say it anyway: the season premiere of VH1’s Scott Baio is 46… and Pregnant (Sundays, 10 p.m.) was highly entertaining.

Watch these two scenes (again) before you try to argue with me: Scott accompanying his pregnant fiancée, Renée, to the gynecologist’s office (click here to see him in the fetal position). Scott and Renée house-hunting (click here).

To be clear: I’m not suggesting that this is "reality." But I do believe that we’re seeing the real Baio. He’s a guy who’ll do stuff — like attend daddy classes — just for the stories that he’ll have to tell his buddies afterwards. And he’ll always want those stories to be as amusing as possible, with or without cameras present. That’s why it makes perfect sense to me that he left Renée two seconds after she told him that she was pregnant to call an "emergency meeting" with his friends. He wanted them to witness his freakout.

So are you back for more Baio this season? (For me, it’s worth it just for the awesome ’80s music used in the premiere.) Or have you moved on, like Johnny V. needs to?

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  • Kris

    I am amazed at what a (formerly) despicable but thoroughly entertaining guy Scott Baio is. The best part about the show, though, is its soundtrack–great, unexpected 80’s music that I love but had kind of forgotten. It’s awesome.

  • Heather

    I wish I could stop watching it but I find it highly entertaining. Watching him panic in the doctor’s office was priceless.

  • Dawn

    I with you on this one, Mandi. Who knew Scott Baio woud be just so likeable and charming … This show makes me smile.

  • 2Cents

    Hell-to-the-yeah,Mandi! I think Scott Baio is amazing and will shortly be type cast in the next Oxgen/Lifetime Movie as their new go to guy. Can we talk about how tail he use to get which I can’t believe cause he is a bit of a dou***** not that charming. He if gives one more “forehead” kiss I think I will vomit. Love you Scott Baio

  • realgenius

    This show does rock.

  • Sharlin

    I think his freakout after he found out Renee wa sborn was super genuine. This show is great. A real reality show. Gives Vh1 a bit of credibility to make quality shows and this has made me like Scott Baio a lot! I hope he gets to do more movies and tv.

  • Sharlin

    was pregnant, not born, sorry lol.

  • TSD

    Yes! I love this show. To me, this is the most sincere of reality shows out there. I don’t think Scott Baio is faking his freak outs right now. Though, we know the outcome because the birth and wedding were publicized, but it’s great to go back watch how he deals with it all from the beginning.

  • Bertie

    I thought it was so cool when they were hitting the golfballs. Scott had asked Jason if he was sincerely excited to go home and see his wife and kids and he said honestly yes. He’s right, it’s a totally different level. I’m female, but talk about a life changing experience. Johnny V just drives me nuts!! Nice house they got by the way.

  • vw

    I love this show and had heard rumors of a follow up season but forgot. It’s cool to see Scott as he deals with finally growing up. You had to know there was a stand-up guy in there after all. He was just waiting to break out.

  • vw

    TV Watch pleeeease!

  • mio

    I like it, but the hubby found Baio to be completely worthless. Then again, Mr. Mio couldn’t wait to be a dad and can’t understand Scotty’s mixed feelings.

  • Ally

    Ok, 12 people (13 maybe) are watching the show and feel strongly enough to comment. WHY IS THIS SHOW ON and who cares about Scott Ba— whatever??

  • Scott

    Baio is an immature man-child turd. When is this trend of getting grade-Z “celebrities” on “reality shows” going to end?

  • Karen

    I watched the free first ep on iTunes. I thought it was funny and sweet. The part with the house was hysterical – wouldn’t every man like to find a house where he could hide out in?
    I’m tuning in again this season.

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