In order of coolness to young girls in the '70s--number five being my biggest crush.
Listen: He loved animals, he carried a gun, and he wore clean, white tanks. What more could a young girl ask for?
3.) Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce from M*A*S*H.
I was drawn to his banter, confidence, and practical joke prowess. His East Coast, college educated air was magical to California-girl-me.
4.) Michael Landon on Little House on the Prairie. I really love Charles Ingles. Though he would have wanted me to go camping, which is grounds for instantly ending any relationship, but he was still, well--M.E.O.W!
5.) The Fonz.
Like you really need me to list the reasons--"Aaaayhh!"
(Yes Fonz, you're three cooler.)
I loved the Fonz so much that when I was about eight-years old I insisted everyone call me "The Suz." I even made signs for my room.
My friend Jana begged me not to post that story about "The Suz" on my blog. She thinks it makes me look like a dork-a-mundo.
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