Friday, January 13, 2006

Celebrity Fit Club's Psychos

What a vast array of shame. VH1's Celebrity Fit Club seems to have gone to character casting for their participants. What are these guys? The crazy and potential misanthropes who provide hours of entertainment...



Daniel Baldwin's stint on the Celebrity Fit Club was a real humdinger. In 1998 he overdosed in a motel room. The years following were quiet on the career front. For his season of CFC Baldwin would have been a strong leader, if he wasn't stoned out of his goard. He was addicted to a few things, Oxycontin was one of them. During the "weigh ins" he was a choleric presence, a general, dishelved mess.

An Oddity: I remember after seeing him weave and bob in and out of consciousness, he was still asked to weigh in. Yeah after a night of looking like he was smoking crack rock, that's the most important thing, weighing in...

Given his managerial track record of leading ball teams into the World Series, it was no question Busey would be tapped as captain for his season's team. One problem: Gary Busey is crazy. We aren't talking peculiar or eccentric, Gary's bona fide nuts.

Best Moment: Nothing special really. Just hearing Gary talk is a joy and a clear indication of an insanity that's so pronounced you can almost get a contact from it.


Willie Aames- I've got to say it was a shame and pity to see Tommy Bradford carrying on in such a foul manner. His Celebrity Fit Club stint was filled with threats, that whiny voice and intonations of physical violence. Willie is also known as the popular "Bibleman." Aames was the epitome of not getting with the program as he brazenly slammed the door in the face of an exercise guru hired to help him. I find it fascinating that Aames created Bibleman and yet he's still an ass...

Best Scene: Aames had a lot of them. The silliest had to be when he saluted resident loudmouth/jackass Harvey Walden. Willie served our country with distinction by not serving.

Jeff Conaway- Tell me this wasn't pitch perfect casting. A disappointing yet spot-on amalgam of the show's more f'ed contestants. But then again Bobby Wheeler is cutting out his own niche From his ability to moon his fellow teammates at will to his frightening mood swings, Conaway is the show's moral center. He also appears on the show way loaded and he blames it all on Benadryl, that deadly drug that goes in your veins...


The horror...


Update: Jeff Conaway left the show to enter into rehab. That's a great place for tons of rap sessions, detox and to get your head on straight. What? Spoiler alert, Conaway will be replaced by Gunnar Nelson one of the 4 Nelson twins.
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