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Letters to Wikipedia[edit]

Dear WIKIPEDA, I visited your Scott Baio page and tried to include more crucial missing data about him, such as his lesser-known accolades and prizes for acting in television and movies. If you will permit me, I shall add more good information during my return. Please don't erase it anymore. What I find problematic about this website is that sometimes you tend to emphasize the negative stuff about a celebrity and ignore the positive things about him or her. Thank you for reading my letter. Sincerely, LOKI.

Dear WIKIPEDA, This is my second visit. Previously tried to log in but failed due to confusion about the directions. Never mind. Sorry about the editing mix-up. Please keep the important positive stuff about Mr. Baio that I've added with good intentions. It makes your article more complete now, doesn't it? Thanks anyway. Sincerely again, LOKI.

Anyone else think the above poster is actually Scott Baio?--70.60.0.70 23:48, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Sorry to disappoint the above hatemonger but I am not Mr. Baio. I'm just a humble fan. Isn't it sad when internet trolls are compelled to spread hatred and negativity across the web for the purpose of giving their own insignificant lives some real meaning?? I personally choose to help out wherever I can rather than injuring others. P.S. Congratulations to WIKIPEDIA for the great improvements on their Scott Baio page. And thanks for the recent picture of him as Bob Loblaw in 'Arrested Development'. Sincerely, LOKI.

I don't think calling someone Scott Baio counts as spreading hatred and negativity.--209.243.31.233 12:51, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it does because in doing this, you're negatively implying that Scott Baio is miserably hated by others so much that he's all alone in trying to defend himself from hatemongers such as yourself. Please do not be incredibly stupid or intellectually dishonest in your future posts. It counts as "hate speech" and you know it. And do not come back here if you really have nothing positive to contribute to WIKIPEDIA at all.

LOKI



Ethnical background[edit]

I read on this site that Baio is of Italo-American descent and otherwhere (I seeem IMDB) that both is parents are (or were) Italians born in Italy. Well, I don't think so, because it's clear from his looking he has some Asian (or Native American) blood. What do you know about?

Dear WIKIPEDA, Just revisited the Scott Baio page here and discovered a possible attempt to sabotage the article. Currently trying to fix certain portions thereof. It's one thing to write negative comments or blatant falsehoods about Mr. Baio in other blogger pages. But erasing any records of his deserving accolades for his three independent films is downright malicious. They ought to leave those important facts alone. I'll keep putting them back into the article repeatedly if I have to. Don't think that I won't because I will. Makes you wonder if some trolls out there are really "threatened" by such innocent truthful data about Scott's artistic capabilities. Sincerely, LOKI. P.S. Sorry but I cannot do anything about the missing photos of Scott Baio. Better get somebody else to fix this other problem.

Dear LOKI,

No matter how much you like Scott Baio, you do not own this article. Unless it was blatant vandalism, the content was probably removed for a good reason, and the pictures were probably not fair use. Undoing any edit that you disagree with without finding out the motivation behind it is generally bad form.--209.243.31.233 12:53, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Dear Last User,

As long as WIKIPEDIA embraces and preserves my well-researched truthful statements of facts and trivia concerning Mr. Scott Baio within their informational article about him, I shall be quite happy. At least, I do not spread blatant lies or falsehoods about innocent celebrities like other malicious people on the net. Don't be jealous of my well-meaning intentions or abilities to help WIKIPEDIA improve their materials once in a while.

LOKI


Ummm...'ethnical' is not a word. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.163.140.28 (talk) 07:30, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Should the article not be re-written to reflect his Happy Days time, as their are entire paragraphs devoted to lesser known films, while his best known role is almost only mentioned in passing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.9.192.73 (talk) 19:54, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

There already exist other more comprehensive Wikipedia articles regarding Happy Days as well as Joanie Loves Chachi. But I suppose that adding further helpful information about said classic TV shows around here would still be a good thing. Just leave intact the necessary data about "Bugsy Malone" and Scott's later independent films outside Hollywood ("Very Mean Men", "Italian Ties" and "The Bread, My Sweet") as well as his Emmy nominations for "Stoned" and "All The Kids Do It".

LOKI

Commerical in "Appearances"?[edit]

The way the Appearances section is written reads very much like a commerical. If it's actually viable and important to the article, I guess it could stay, but I don't see why it would need to be there. Aurick 22:42, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

New Improvements to the "Scott Baio" article[edit]

Dear WIKIPEDIA,

First, here is the correct citation for the recent "Zapped" data in Entertainment Weekly: p. 47, "Virgin Territory" by Chris Nashawaty, Issue # 929, cover story - The Sopranos's last season. Hope that helps you.

Second, this new additional sentence to the paragraph on "Arrested Development" may still have to be properly checked and verified. ("He made reference to this in his first episode......he appealed to a younger crowd.")

For the record, Scott was never called in to replace Henry Winkler on "Happy Days" at all. He was simply there to essentially play The Fonz's younger sidekick and cousin, Chachi Arcola. There was no plan to get rid of Mr. Winkler's character on that show.

And of course, "Arrested" fans know that Henry Winkler had to leave A.D. behind since he fortunately got himself a job on a new series with Stockard Channing on CBS. Mr. Baio clearly had nothing to do with that lucky turn of events.

Truly Yours, LOKI (September 19, 2007)

Corrected information[edit]

Would someone please add the following to the bottom of the personal section:

Despite co-starring on ABC's "Happy Days" for eight years, from 1977 to 1984, Baio was excluded (?) from the February 25, 2008 Happy Days reunion interview by Matt Lauer on the The Today Show.[1]

GimRenwaller.

Dear GimRenwaller,

I do not think that Mr. Baio was intentionally "excluded" from the Today interview by Matt Lauer. Said "Happy Days" reunion simply involved the ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS of the show (Richie, The Fonz, Mr. C and Mrs. C, Joanie, Potsie and Ralph). Wasn't this fact obvious ??

Unfortunately, SCOTT BAIO WAS NOT AN ORIGINAL SERIES MEMBER in the same way that Ted McGinley, Cathy Silvers, Lynda Goodfriend and others were also later cast additions to "Happy Days". Said people were not present either at that interview.

Besides, Scott and his wife Renee were too busy visiting other morning shows with their very cute newborn baby daughter Bailey.

Sorry. We cannot add your information. It would not be fair to poor Scott at all. LOKI

Dear Loki, Thanks for pointing out such an "obvious" fact to GimRenwaller. If Scott was indeed "excluded" from the "Happy Days" cast reunion interview of the Today morning show, so were Lori Beth (Lynda Goodfriend), Roger (Ted McGinley), Jenny (Cathy Silvers), K.C. (Crystal Bernard) and Flip (Billy Warlock). Fans already know that Big Al (Al Molinaro) and Arnold (Pat Morita) sadly passed away in recent years. But what about Chuck 1 (Gavan O'Herlihy) and Chuck 2 (Randolph Roberts) ? And who could ever forget Pinky Tuscadero (Roz Kelly) ?? The Today interview was only for the ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS (from Season 1) of this show. It should be quite clear to anybody that Mr. Baio was never "excluded" at all. Sincerely, Lourdes.

Censorship of Baio's Twitter Controversy[edit]

Scott Baio has made several disparaging statements about President Obama on Twitter, including accusing the President of being a Kenyan Marxist. There should be a section about "Controversy" or "Politics" that details this. Here is the section that Wikipedia deleted and which needs to be restored:

In October 2009, Baio created controversy on Twitter when he called President Obama a "shitfuck". [2] In that same month, Baio posted a picture to his Twitter account [3] of Stanley A. McChrystal having a discussion with President Obama; a thought balloon drawn about McChrystal's head said, "...a community organizer from Kenya. A Marxist. A Marxist Kenyan Community Organizer is giving me orders. oh God, oh God, Jesus help me." The picture was captioned, "General Stanley McChrystal Wishes He'd Joined The Navy Right Now." Baio added a caption under the graphic stating "This is what U.S. troops are dealing with." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ryking (talkcontribs)

Could you add a source other than twitter? Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 17:53, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Links to support Scott Baio's behavior, which not only include derogatory comments about President Obama, but bizarre accusations that other Twitter users were out to "extort" him:

http://thepoliticalcarnival.blogspot.com/2009/10/scott-baio-my-wife-calls-obama-stfk-i.html

http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009/10/14/teachable-moment-someones-new-twitter-addiction-is-running-amok/

http://popdynamite.com/president-barack-obama/z-lister-scott-baio-attacks-on-twitter/

Link to the Twitpic described above:

http://twitpic.com/m76dx/

Apologies if I'm violating formatting standards here, this is new to me and I haven't the time -- right now -- to study the how to's of Wikpedia's formats.

Ryking

The above appear to be blogs and (very) minor political websites. Not one would be considered a "notable source" or "reliable source". Unless this draws the attention of someone a bit more notable then it doesn't rate a mention. DJ Clayworth (talk) 18:19, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Agreed. The only hit I found in google news was this at the Washington Post. It references an interview with Glenn Beck. Still, it seems like it's too minor to mention at the moment. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 21:40, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

ATTENTION WIKIPEDIA!!! SCOTT BAIO'S TWITTER ACCOUNT WAS THE RECENT VICTIM OF AN ANONYMOUS HACKER. THEREFORE, ANY CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS THEREIN PROBABLY MAY NOT HAVE ORIGINATED FROM HIM. WIKIPEDIA NEEDS TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT INCLUDING THIS DUBIOUS NEW INFORMATION IN FAIRNESS TO MR. BAIO. SCOTT HAS ENEMIES ON THE INTERNET WHO SEEK TO DESTROY HIS REPUTATION FURTHER. PLEASE CONSIDER AND INCLUDE THIS DISTURBING NEWS ABOUT A HACKER IN MR. BAIO'S TWITTER ACCOUNT. Loki —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.107.59.54 (talk) 02:28, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

The basic facts and important sequence of events regarding this controversy: 1. Scott Baio is a regular viewer and fan of the Glenn Beck show on FOX News. 2. He was deeply sympathetic to the program's host when Mr. Beck became emotional in one episode and openly wept about his own daughter who is a "special-needs" child. 3. Scott wrote a positive message of support on behalf of Glenn Beck in his TWITTER page which he and his wife also use to promote their Bailey Baio Angel Foundation. 4. Angry detractors and virulent haters of Glenn Beck negatively reacted by tweeting very ugly messages and bashing poor Scott for expressing his positive opinion of the FOX News host. 5. Hearing of the ruckus, Mr. Beck tweeted a personal message of thanks to Scott and even interviewed him on his popular radio show. 6. Scott returned to his TWITTER page and discovered that a malicious internet hacker dangerously violated the security safeguards of his account, leaving various false messages in his name without his permission or cooperation. 7. As a direct consequence of this violation of his privacy, Scott needed to properly verify his correct identity with the administrative staff of TWITTER once again and subsequently create a brand new TWITTER account in his rightful name, hopefully with stronger and better security safeguards. Under these unfortunate circumstances, WIKIPEDIA cannot include this controversy because there is a great likelihood that the original sources thereof have become tainted and unreliable. - Mordred La Fey

Edit request: Twitter Controversy[edit]

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The controversy over Baio and his wife's Twitter Postings has been picked up by several major media sources. I think this may merit a "Controversies" section, as it has received a good deal of news coverage.

Requested addition:

In April 2010, Baio was involved in a controversy surrounding his Twitter postings. His posting, “Taxes are DONE...That should feed, house & provide medical for a few lazy non working people at my expense. Have a great Monday!" was picked up by the blog Jezebel, and the heated web-based discussion between Baio, his wife, the Jezebel.com authors, Jezebel readers and Baio fans was covered by major news organizations.

http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/04/21/scott-baio-and-his-wife-in-another-twitter-tussle/
http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/04/21/scott-baio-renee-baio-twitter-facebook-bad-attitudes/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/20/scott-baio-defends-wifes_n_544235.html
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/04/scott_baio_has.php
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1245303/Happy-Days-star-Scott-Baio-calls-FBI-Twitter-death-threats-Michelle-Obama-joke.html

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.17.30.124 (talk) 20:17, 22 April 2010 (UTC) 

--93.133.255.255 (talk) 18:51, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

YesY Done BejinhanTalk 03:46, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Cameo in Wrong Hole videoclip[edit]

On July 4, 2010 the Wrong Hole paragraph have been deleted because it was "found to be somewhat trivial in the greater context, and the placement to be rather disjointed from the rest of the article". While I may agree on the lone placement in the article, I do think that -even if a little trivial- the Wrong Hole cameo is worth mentioning since is one of Baio's latest actings and gained much attention thanks to the viral spread of the video. I'd restore the paragraph, what do you think? --WikiKiwi (askme) 02:16, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Scott Baio at the Hollywood Congress of Republicans[edit]

In May 2011, Scott Baio was honored as the featured guest speaker during the Hollywood Congress of Republicans monthly meetup. He made this very interesting statement about his own showbiz work experiences in recent years: "I was never afraid to speak my mind (as a conservative). But I remembered times on a set where I'd hear my liberal friends talking and I didn't speak out. I stepped back and did not comment. Because there is a stigma that IF YOU TALK (as a conservative Republican), YOU DON'T WORK." ("Scott Baio, Reagan Republican" by Ann Marie Murrell, www.reagan.com, 5/5/2011) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.107.59.54 (talk) 02:06, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

P.S. It is kindly requested that the WIKIPEDIA Administrator in charge of The Scott Baio article page to also please include THE SCOTT BAIO FAN BLOG @ scottbaio.wordpress.com among the helpful references on Scott for his loyal fans to check out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.107.59.54 (talk) 02:17, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Birth year[edit]

Was Baio born September 22, 1960 or September 22, 1961? Slightly more sources say 1960, but enough say 1961 to request input on this. Also, see this. -- Jreferee (talk) 05:22, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

TIME magazine gives his year of birth as 1961. I couldn't find an equally reliable source for the 1960 date (most newspaper mentions are "on this day" type entries which do not meet WP:RS as they haven't undergone editorial oversight) so I will add the corrected year along with the reference.--Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 21:25, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
The Boston Globe reports his year of birth as 1961 as well in an extensive article specifically addressing the birth year of various celebrities.--Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 21:31, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
In an interview posted on YouTube by VisionTV, Baio specifically says, "...September twenty-second, 1960. Sixty, not sixty-one. Sixty." VisionTV interview at :27 His official website also says 1960.Official website biography page
Normally WP sees actors trying to claim they are younger than they actually are, and sources are used to refute that, such as at Talk:Juliet Landau. Here an actor is claiming an older age. Short of finding their birth record or other overwhelming evidence (Landau's parents were famous, and she was often mentioned by age when a toddler; Baio does not have that advantage/liability), should we not be going with what the living person says? 71.234.215.133 (talk) 15:33, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I agree your evidence certainly is compelling! If you do change the date, please ensure you also include a note to check the talk page in your edit summary so that others can review the thread. --Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 17:59, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Detailing sources[edit]

1960:

  • [1] "Unscripted: Scott Baio": the complete interview as hosted on the Unscripted site (via its production company). The first five minutes of the interview, as hosted on You Tube by VisionTV, who aired the interview May 10, 2010 channel listing blurb
  • [2] Baio's official website biography page

1961:

Both:

It would have been a cinch if the TIME article was about Baio. It was not, just a passing mention. With the reliable sources divided on the subject, I present another source of questionable reliability:

  • [7] Baio to celebrate his 50th birth in 2010, with photos of the event. There is even a YouTube video of Baio blowing out the candles.

That kind of division in reliable sources makes me afraid to touch the article, especially with the misapplied "YouTube is not a valid source" reverts done previously. 71.234.215.133 (talk) 21:38, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Dan Fleschner, Dan. (February 25, 2008) msnbc.com 10 "Happy" Minutes with Potsie and Ralph Malph. Live from Studio 1A. Accessed February 27, 2008
  2. ^ Baio calls President Obama a "shitfuck" on Twitter.
  3. ^ is what U.S. troops are dealing with.