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Who was your teen idol growing up?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 17, 2010

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“Marcia Brady. I always liked her personality and thought she was fun.”

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“I would have to say Lars Ulrich … he went against the grain.”

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“Madonna, because she had all the moves.”

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“I couldn’t say, but it’s definitely Prince now.”

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consumer1 3 years, 11 months ago

General Stormin Norman Schwartzkoff.

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igby 3 years, 11 months ago

Can't real say! Perhaps, Hairy, Curly and Mow! I got baptistized in tang early in the 1970's. Had so much tang on my face, I didn't have time to watch tv.

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Donnuts 3 years, 11 months ago

Roland Orbazal of Tears for Fears

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

a little time at IMDB: Kent Mccord played officer Jim Reed. officer Reed is the character I was referring to above.

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barrypenders 3 years, 11 months ago

Flip Wilson and Jethro Bodine

Stimulus, Devil Made Double Naught, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us all

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Donnuts 3 years, 11 months ago

Pele of Brazil soccer Bjorn Borg of Swedish tennis Steve Garvey of Dodgers baseball. Johnny Bench of Reds Baseball.

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Deja Coffin 3 years, 11 months ago

I always wanted to be like Jody Sweeney the middle daughter from Full House..... then I find out that years later she's a recovering Meth addict and think, maybe being me isn't so bad after all.

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Edward Coan 3 years, 11 months ago

Jethro. No wait a minute-Flipper

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

I also liked the younger officer on 1-adam-12, was that Malloy or the other guy?


yes, Ward Cleaver was a lucky man.
but those boys, boy they were always gettin into mischif and you never knew the hijinx that'd be on a show.

I remember when Wally made hamburgers for himself and the Beave.

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blue73harley 3 years, 11 months ago

In my early teens, I would have to say The Monkees. Me and younger brother used to watch their TV show every week. And the Monkee Mobile was too cool.

All kids have these days is Justin Beiber. God help 'em.

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BABBOY 3 years, 11 months ago

I pretty much hated everyone during late my teenage years and felt an irrational need to get even or beat up everyone. (see below).

I was kind of nerd during my young teenage years.....

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 11 months ago

ACG - I had no idea you are a recovering emo child.

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acg 3 years, 11 months ago

When I was a young kid I idolized Wonder Woman. I had WW underoos and I would run around the house deflecting imaginary bullets with my aluminum foil wrist bracelets. Then when I was a young teen I thought for awhile that I would grow up to form the next A Team. Once I hit 15, I stopped idolizing everything and everyone and dove into depressing literature and black clothes. I stayed there for about 6 years and then once I grew up I realized idolizing others was more like idealizing others and its a huge waste of time.

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autie 3 years, 11 months ago

she really knew how to make little thin pancakes.......and frog legs and snails.

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autie 3 years, 11 months ago

I have to admit, I always kind of admired June Cleaver. Lucky Ward.

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Julie Craig 3 years, 11 months ago

Bobby Sherman. Davy Jones was a close second. Watched the Monkees religiously.

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make_a_difference 3 years, 11 months ago

Wasn't into the teen idol thing during my teen years...just never leaned towards "idolizing" anyone or anything. I still don't.

But as a kid...8-11ish... I wanted to be or live like...Honey West & Emma Peel in The Avengers (tv series). I loved seeing strong, independent women...who didn't conform to the norm...in clothing that didn't restrict movement...who could, shall I say, kick butt.

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mistygreen 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm surprised this one has been mentioned yet. My teen idol was Donny Osmond.

2nd place would be Bobby Sherman

3rd place would be David or Shawn Cassidy.

There I go, showing my age again.

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autie 3 years, 11 months ago

If you tie a big rock to them and then throw them in, if they drown, they were a witch. Is that right? Or did I get that backwards..??

I guess I could have just answered with everybody who ever made the cover of Time magazine from 1965 to 1980....

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g_rock 3 years, 11 months ago

Michael Jackson....when we suspected oddness but before we knew better....and I turned out just fine regardless.

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sputum 3 years, 11 months ago

Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli.......nuff said

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

gladys kravitz???? Sally?
I think your babe-o-meter needs recalibration.


obviously I'm too old for the recent Doc Savage stuff post 2000!

for me, it was cheap paperbacks in the 1970's. his oath:
"Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man."


maybe Roe posts in his sleep? talent there.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 11 months ago

People who leave other people to drown in the river.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 11 months ago

Irish -

You are one of a kind, hun.

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Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 11 months ago

Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers and Martin Luther King, Jr. Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Johnny Cash.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 11 months ago

autie, midnight dip net action?

Is that some perverse thin little pancake eater thing?

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dajudge 3 years, 11 months ago

Two hot babes. 1) Sally on the Dick Van Dyke show and 2) Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched. Hot, ho, hot!

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RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

Right now my hero is JK. They don't pay him enough to put up with . . . . . . us

(do i get a "get outa jail free card" for that one Jonathon?)

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smitty 3 years, 11 months ago

Cassius Clay aka Mohammad Ali.

Unique man! A boxer who would not go to war for the government. Ali lost his titles and freedom due to our government's action and sheeples. Ali won his titles back with great dignity, kept his religion, kept his self esteem.

To this day he is an example that I respect.

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autie 3 years, 11 months ago

we might need to all chip in and get spacehog and Roe some of that there ambien...for short term use only of course. I couldn't have all that getting up a 2 or 3 in the morning unless the dogs got em a possum cornered in the back yard...then it is midnight dip net action time.

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

forgot to add: of course I am a pig and most men are pigs after all.

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 11 months ago

not a crush, wanted to be like: Doc Savage.

so glad I got over being so strange! lol!


yeah, if marioni were still with us, his choices would be either Vern Miller or himself!


who's been hatin' on da' Spacehog??? ain no gud.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 3 years, 11 months ago

Myself. I was a little narcissistic.

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bobberboy 3 years, 11 months ago

The Beatles - so I guess I had four.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 11 months ago

Autie -

RJD sang songs of wildebeasts and angels.

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autie 3 years, 11 months ago

the Ozzy wannabe? Padovan was a professional Johnny come lately.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 11 months ago

I am still enraged, the temerity of the Captain. I wrote to Carl Douglas, thinking he could beat him up for me, but no avail.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 11 months ago

Obviously Toni Tennille. (Someone has to represent a normal adolescence)

I wanted to whirl and twirl and tango with her, singing and jinging a jango. Muzzle to muzzle, anything goes as she wriggles, biting her neck and ears...

I just couldn't figure out a way to get rid of that damn smug mute Captain. Always silently conveying,"yeah, I'm hitting that"

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Donnuts 3 years, 11 months ago

Hunter Thompson? Simon LeBon? what age? Seriously Simon LeBon traveled the world and made such beautiful videos with Duran Duran that I thought he was the greatest. If you look at "Save a Prayer" I thought I would love to go to the place that was filmed and realized it was Sri Lanka.

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spacehog 3 years, 11 months ago

misterlee, what do you think about Bob Dylan? Not that it will change my mind, but I feel that you're an authority on that type of stuff. BTW, I saw something uglier and worse sounding, than Bob the other night, on SNL. Tom Petty needs to pack up the plantation and go home.

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spacehog 3 years, 11 months ago

Good comment, misterlee. I met Rick back in the "80's, not too long before he died. I got the feeling he was sad person. I still miss you on the radio..........

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spacehog 3 years, 11 months ago

Anna! Long time, no hear! Tell me where you work, I tip really well. But I won't do the "Outhouse"".Creepy people, Creepy owner. Nirvana played there back in the day, which still creeps me out. Still working on the plans for next Xmas. I'll keep you informend.......

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Bill Lee 3 years, 11 months ago

Rick Nelson...he had a great family, amazing talent, a gorgeous wife. I'd have traded places with him with no hesitation. Eventually he had problems, like we all do, but for the most part, his life was good. His children have turned out pretty well, too.

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AnnaUndercover 3 years, 11 months ago

No teen idol worship, here. I was totally oblivious to popular culture until an embarrassingly recent date.

(Someone has to represent for childhood's weird and unpopular crew).

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RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

Insomniac? Nah, not me. I get 4, sometimes 5 hours of sleep every day! (an hour here, . . .hour there, . . 30 minutes . . .)

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spacehog 3 years, 11 months ago

Mornin" Roe. Are U an isomniac like me? I have the feeling we have a lot in common. But don't worry. I'm probaly the most hated person on this page, So, just Keep On Truckin"!

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spacehog 3 years, 11 months ago

Kris, you got it, dude. Prince is incredible, Always have been a fan of his stuff. Even though he's 4'11"', the guy rocks. He plays all the instruments. My fave , "The Beautiful Ones", from the "Purple Rain" soundtrack. Then there was" "No One Compares 2 U". I honesty like Sinead O's version the best. I heard the Prince duet on w/Rosie Gaines, but Sinead really tore it up. If you don't like it ,don't watch. I was a total MTV freak back when they used to show videos. If you don't like it, cool. You just have no heart, and you've never had your heart broken. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DijrdU...

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RoeDapple 3 years, 11 months ago

Eddie Haskell from Leave It To Beaver. Whodathunkit?

;-)

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spacehog 3 years, 11 months ago

l still believe Lady Gaga has all the good amswers. I'm goIng to the shop for my once- in a- year haircut, and I would appreciate any suggestions from anyone..I'm totally rockin' the mullet right now, for Cliff Burton( original bass player for Metallica, RIP, my friend). , gave me the idea. He was so cool! I'm thinking autonomy, as usual. Ignore the media, and keep your mind and body in health. Love to you All!!

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