Thursday, December 4, 2008

Follies of Youth

What is it that stirs the hearts of young maidens? You’d be surprised. While at work the other day, I happened to mention that back in elementary school I had a desperate crush on Michael Knight, of Knight Rider fame. I assumed this early obsession with a fictional character was something unique to myself but quickly learned I was not alone in my youthful folly. Without hesitation very woman in the room named off a TV or movie character she had loved from afar as a child. I began asking around and discovered that every person I asked had a ready answer. From the enthusiasm and girlish giggling that followed the confessions I was pretty sure a few of them still had some lingering passion for these lost loves who never existed. Here, in no particular order, are a few of the MEN who stole our hearts in the first innocence of youth.

Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan)
Michael Knight (Knight Rider)
Wesley Crusher (Star Trek)
Joe Hardy (Shaun Cassidy, Hardy Boys)
The Lone Ranger
Appollo and Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica, 80’s version)
Kale (Titan A.E.)
Jack (Titanic)
Quicy McCall (Love & Basketball)
Prince Charming (Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella)
Tony (Westside Story)
Harry Winslow (A Far Off Place)
Luke Skywalker and Han Solo (Star Wars)
Harry Potter
Human Casper the Ghost (Live Action movie, Devon Sawa)
Matt (Digimon Cartoon)
Aladdin (Disney version)
Cody Lambert (Step by Step)
Alvin (Alvin and the Chipmunks) I kid you not.

Characters that got more than one vote:
Jack and Spot (Newsies)
Mike Flannagan (Mrs. Mike)
Bo and Luke Duke (Dukes of Hazzard)
Demetri (Anastisia)

And the winner who inspired the most crushes:
Zach Morris (Saved by the Bell) a surprising amount of women concidered him to be quite the hottie in his day.

Have a youthful folly of your own? Feel free to add him to comments.


Raspberry said...

TOTALLY agree about the Newsies. Christian Bale is mighty fine in that one.
I always like David Duchovny in X-Files. I just loved his clean sweet look. Then I found out he does porno movies, so that sort of turned me off. He's till cute though.

Nic & Ashley Haws said...

HELLO!!!!!! What about our much loved and super rich Mr. Darcy!? ;)

Sheila A. Nielson said...

I'm still madly in love with Mr. Darcy so he wouldn't be concidered a YOUTHFUL folly.

Pinky said...

I have to agree w/ Mr Darcy but my youthful folly was Johny Depp ... There was a poster in my HS cafeteria and I thought he was to die for. I think it was advertising 21 Jump street although I never saw the show ... I thought he was cute then ... Now ... I can't get out of my head the Cpt Sparrow image w/ the nasty teeth SO no more! Yuk!


Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) in "To Kill a Mockingbird." My mother was horrified when I announced I was determined to someday marry a southern lawyer who smoked a pipe.
Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life."
Both portrayed men of integrity. That totally set the standard for what I wanted in a man. And amazingly, that's just what I got!

Karlene said...

Jon Luc Picard. I know he's old and bald but he made my heart go pitter-pat!



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