Tuesday, August 19, 2008
An Open Letter To Ricky Schroeder
Or, should I call you Rick now?
Just wondering. I don't want you to take offense or anything (and I'm guessing you won't - it was many years ago), but I am just wondering WHY OH WHY us subscribers to 'Tiger Beat', 'Teen Beat' and 'BOP' always had to look at your face on our favorite magazines?
Don't get me wrong. There was nothing at all wrong with your face. It was round, smooth, and cute (maybe even now...a little bit). But the thing is, the big problem here, I was just kinda tired of looking at it all the time. The fact that I never got tired of the faces of John Stamos and Duran Duran and Rick Springfield and Michael Damien and the guy from 'Grease 2' (what was his name? Maxwell something...) means that your face time cost ME money - i.e. less beauty viewed by me per square inch of teen mag. And those mags costs me bunches - I was probably paying 10 cents a page, or maybe 1 cent a gander (maybe you are better at math than I am and can do me the favor of figuring out the numbers).
I am not saying you weren't a fine kid actor in that 'Silver Spoons' show and that made for TV movie I dug up the trailer for (above, thanks to youtube user tp8051). And for whatever else you did, I know there were some other movies and things. I'm just saying, why did we have to look at you in EVERY ISSUE?? Just curious, who were your fans?? Who put up your poster when Kajagoogoo was on the other side of it, faces and hairdos to the wall?
I hope I have not been hurtful here, Rick. I honestly did enjoy a few seasons of '24' and thought you did fine. And you are better looking than most guys I ever see walking in the Wal-Mart, well above average I'd say.
Okay, Just had to get that off my chest. If you ever want to come down to Mississippi and hang out with me, you are totally welcome to (just thought I'd add that to be polite).
p.s. I did like you a hell of a lot better than Ralph Macchio ;-)