No Love Lost Between Joanie and Chachi Anymore

Aug 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Scott Baio and Erin Moran may have played sweethearts on the “Happy Days” spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” but apparently there’s no love lost between the two actors these days.

While promoting his new Nick at Nite show "See Dad Run," Baio said he has no plans to invite Moran, his financially strapped former co-star, to guest on the show, reports the New York Post.

Asked about Moran, who was evicted from her Hollywood home and is currently living in an Indiana trailer park, Baio said, "I feel bad, but sometimes you make your bed and you have to sleep in it. That is unfortunate. I have extended myself a couple of times and at a certain point you have to say, ‘You know what? I have got my own life to live. I am not going to worry about this.’”

Moran was recently part of a successful lawsuit that included "Happy Days" stars Donnie Most, Anson Williams and Marion Ross, along with Tom Bosley’s estate. Each of the stars were awarded $65,000 in royalties based on the use of their images in merchandising. Baio chose not to participate in that action. "I don’t like lawyers very much,” he told the Post. "That show was very good to me. Paramount was very good to me.”

Baio hinted that the tone of “See Dad Run, which bows Oct. 6, will be similar to that of his old sitcom “Charles in Charge.”


  1. “I don’t like lawyers very much,” — Bob Loblaw

  2. Great, more blah, blah, blah about Bob Loblaw…

  3. You know, as he said, that show & studio was pretty good to him. And he’s had a reasonably lucrative career so he probably didn’t feel he really needed to take part in the lawsuit. Imagine that – somebody who doesn’t want to be over litigious and getting crap for it because that’s what the court system is supposed to be, a freaking ATM or winning lottery ticket for every little reason you can think of. I don’t much like lawyers, either, for a lot of that reason. Save the ‘Loblaw’ comments – don’t even know what that meme is all about and don’t care.
    As for Moran, if she hadn’t been nuts and alleged that everyone with a penis molested her during the production of the series and maybe also had some acting talent, her former cast members might reach out to her a little more. I think Baio has been more than diplomatic towards a former co-worker he hasn’t worked with in over 20 years. How many co-workers from over 20 years ago call YOU expecting some kind of hand out? And if that does happen, and you DO provide, can I have your number? 😉

  4. Erin Moran sadly did fall on hard times but Scott Baio was wrong not to help his former Co star out. Alas that is what happens when you mix a republican (Baio) with a democrat (Moran). Like it or loathe it politics does cone into it. Shame I grew up on Happy Days and the 3 spin offs. Laverne and Shirley,Joanne loves Chachi and Mork and Mindy

  5. I’m sure Baio and Moran’s respective political affiliation had less or nothing to do with his brush off of her. Everything I’ve read about Moran, since she left the show has shown her to be a nut job. Like most sane people, I’m sure Baio doesn’t mind helping someone who helps themselves but doesn’t want to help those who are continually dysfunctional. Helping the dysfunctional has another name: enabling.

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