All I Need is the Air that you Breathe

30 Sep

Where have those skinny men with glasses and asthma gone? It seems as if television shows have completely forgotten the unspoken sex appeal provided by charismatic and asthmatic characters to sympathetic female viewers. Two sidekicks from television’s past leave me especially breathless; Freaks and Geeks’ Bill (Martin Starr) and The Wonder Years’ Paul (Josh Saviano).Billjosh_saviano_then_full









The day Bill said he would never make-out with a girl because of mucus and old bits of food made my knees buckle. I was willing to risk him throwing up in my mouth for just one kiss. And that time when Paul began swooning over Mrs. Arnold made my heart melt.

It is a pity that Millhouse (The Simpsons) is the only true geek left representin’ on air.   Bill Haverchuck, Paul Pfeiffer, I miss your giant glasses, your arms that reach all the way to your ankles and your peanut allergies.

Asthmatic heartthrobs, I miss your face-Shassie

3 Responses to “All I Need is the Air that you Breathe”

  1. Lissie October 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Title props for Alfalfa – that prepubescent loverboy still makes me melt.

    Maybe nerdiness has become so fashionable that it’s no longer a recognizable character type, think Seth Cohen of the OC. For me, the craving is quenched by Kenneth of 30 Rock, but by all accounts, I agree: bring back the scrawny, bespectacled geeks of yesteryear!

  2. Sarah October 6, 2009 at 7:48 am #

    Freaks and Geeks is my all-time favorite show.

    And I love Bill, Sam and Neal. I wanted to lay around in their wood paneled houses with them and fight over chemistry sets and watch stolen porno films. What a better time that was.

  3. JonBell October 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    …i thought i was the only one, thank you shannon for being brave enough to say the words i couldnt!

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