16 June 2006

Cream Shop Friday: Zmed Heads

(photo: Zmed-Headband)

I knew T-Bag's mention of "that guy" Adrian Zmed in my article about co-ed bachelor(ette) parties would draw appreciation but I had no idea that it'd become the central focus of the piece. Who knew there were so many Zmed Heads* out there? I believe a revival is brewing -- one of Hasselhoffian proportions -- for Zmed, whom aside from his role as Jay O'Neill in 1984's Bachelor Party, was most memorable as Vince Romano on Bill Shatner's 1980s cop series TJ Hooker. While the show has been off the air for 20 years, Zmed's character is nevertheless immortalized in a rare collectible action figure.


After TJ Hooker, Zmed replaced Deney Terrio as the host of Dance Fever, officially marking the season that the show jumped the shark. While Terrio's been reduced to a self-tanning disaster who recently appeared on "Star Dates," reruns of "Dance Fever: The Zmed Years" would likely garner huge ratings for E!, VH1, or anyone daring enough to broadcast such filth. Zmed's already mysteriously hinting at a comeback with this "coming soon" Web site where he sports some wispy Romanian facial hair. If that is not enough evidence, may I direct you to eBay where the bids are up to $15.50 for a used cassette recorded by Zmed in 1984 that includes a cover of "Oh What a Night." Bring it on, Zmed.

NOTE: Once again, I am being merciful with the artwork here. KT, a confirmed Zmed head, sent me this photo which I originally planned to post. However, in the wake of the Hasselhoff debacle, I decided it was way too early for anyone to see an abundance of hair where it shouldn't be when one is donning a speedo. 'Nuff said. Click at your own risk.



*phrase coined by T-Bag.

10 comments:

LPD said...

Nice KJ...kickin' it old school with Zmed. Goinsta get me an action figure on ebay straight away.

AZ was also the lead in Grease 2 opposite Michelle Pfeiffer.

Zmed: Sounds like a Yiddish word for "tool." "Oy vey, what a Zmed."

BAGS said...
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BAGS said...

Kate,
I thoroughly enjoy reading your articles. Great fodder and laughs.

However, I have to ask, no plead with you, Please stop posting these 80 stars wearing their banana hammocks. It's a tough way to start the day.

From the urban dictionary: A men's style of undergarment that holds the genitalia in a sling-like hammock apparatus, allowing the meat knot to protrude offensively.

Celine said...

Meat knot??? Am I the only one here who's never heard this term? Just plain nasty. With every day that passes, I ask myself how did I get so lucky to end up with such a knowledgeable guy?? I'm guessing "meat knot" was a casual term out in 413.

lpd said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little

wmd said...

Excellent work on a Zmeddy revival! He was fantastic in BP, not much use for him in anything else. Although this prompted an IMDB search and the filmography is fascinating. From BP to Bosom Buddies to Murder She Wrote to SHIRA The Vampire Samurai, he's got quite a resume.

Also, I'm with Bags on this one. If you're looking to put up shots of washed out 80's actors in bikini bottoms, you should consider Heather Thomas from the Fall Guy...

SB said...

WMD - I had that Heather Thomas-in-pink-bikini poster in my room growing up. You know the one. I know you do. That was awesome.

wmd said...

Fantastic SB, that's all I can picture if you mention her name. It was a hit in the Spencer Gifts poster rack next to Dr. Dunkenstein.

Code Red said...

Meat knot?! Wow, Bags, you have outdone yourself.

And I thought all the boys had that famous Farrah Fawcett poster in their rooms? Apparently, it was Heather Thomas. Poor Farrah is living on Crazy Street these days and her face looks it's been re-arranged a few times....probably some by Ryan O'Neill and some by a clearly unqualified plastic surgeon.

jal said...

I agree - meat knot has to go down in the annals (sp?) of history.
As for Zmed he's been my secret (not anymore) crush 4eva!!! So hot and a little too hairy but he blows Hasslehoff away!!! Thanks KJ for keeping the hot 80's stars fresh in our minds - banana hammocks or not! Too none of them aged very well.