This isn’t a post about girls from my 5th grade class that you never heard of. In fact these are celebrities (almost all tv related actually) that my boyhood self had crushes on from roughly the years 1989-1997 …give or take a year or two. I actually found this post pretty difficult and creepy to write about. Never the less, I hope you enjoy it and that is spurs some good comments.
(Note: In most cases I tried to get pictures of said “crush” straight from the era the show took place)
10 – DJ & Stephanie Tanner (Full House)
Once DJ got into mid high school era things started to fall into place for her and she maintained a level of attractiveness until the show ended. Stephanie didn’t really make it happen until Full House was in it’s last season. In theory I would never say these ladies were hot. Yet they were cute in a kind of non threatening bring home to mom type of way.
9 – Marcia Brady (The Brady Bunch)
So what if the show had been off the air for 20 years before I saw it. The re-runs were on constantly when I was a kid. There’s something very sexy about her that I could never put my finger on. Maybe it’s the whole 1960’s fashion she had, or the plain as day hairstyle, I didn’t know then and I don’t know now, but I was all about it.
8 – Melody and Brad (Hey Dude)
7 – Carol Foster/Lambert (Step By Step)
MILF. This show was the first time I think I became aware of the concept of a cougar. Right in the Thighmaster era of Suzanne Somers career. It’s funny, I never saw her on Three Is Company till I was much older. But I still prefer her on Step By Step. She’s got the curves of a mother who understands.
6 – Women of Baywatch (Baywatch)
Looking back on it, Baywatch was the first soft core porn I ever watched. Somebody was smart enough to give us a tv series that featured Pamela Anderson in her prime in a bathing suit for 95% of an episode every week. (Side note: Does anyone else remember that other show VIP that she was on?) Than toss in Yasmine Bleeth and Nicole Eggerts and life is good.
5 – Topanga Lawrence (Boy Meets World)
Clearly we’re not talking about early on in Boy Meets World where they made Topanga into a weird hippie with ugly hair. We’re talking about prime high school Topanga. I know some people gave up on her during the college era when she gained some weight and got thicker. But my friends, it’s all win/win on the Topanga train.
Also, this is what she looks like now in case you were wondering. You’re welcome.
4 – Carmen Electra (Singled Out)
MTV’s Singled Out made one of the best swap outs of all time. Second only to Brad Pitt dumping Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. When MTV gave Jenny McCarthy her own show, they replaced her on Singled Out with Carmen Electra. Men everywhere were the real winners in that situation. Carmen Electra has all the dimensions God himself would ever want, she oozed sex without even trying. There’s no facade there, she’s the real deal.
3 – Alicia Silverstone
If you’ve ever seen the 1993/1994 Aerosmith videos for, “Cryin“, “Amazing” and “Crazy” you absolutely know what I’m talking about. This was as close as MTV got to sex before rap videos had really begun to corner their market.
2 – Jenny McCarthy (Singled Out/Jenny McCarthy Show)
Singled Out helped my adolescence in more ways than one. Jenny McCarthy was a young boy’s dream/description/fantasy of sex personified. If I was in a Weird Science (the movie) situation at that age, I wouldn’t have gone with Kelly LeBrock, my computer would have created Jenny McCarthy. MTV than giving her her own sketch comedy show was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
1 – Kelly Kapowski (Saved By The Bell)
The all American girl next door. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen may not have been as curvy and full bodied as she was on 90210 (or that strange Miami Vice type show with Bill Bellamy that Fox aired late Saturday nights at the end of the 90’s). But to every abled bodied boy and teenager in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Kapowski was where it was at. I’m not saying she is the best looking or hottest girl on this list. However I along with millions of other boys at the time just thought she was the best goddamn thing we had ever laid our adolescent eyes upon.