Monday, March 16, 2009

Once Upon a Time...

...this was what we considered really, really hot. Our burgeoning gayling hormones were all a-tingle whenever we watched C.H.I.P.S., and even then, we preferred 'em dark and swarthy, rather than bland and generic.

Of course, we also had a thing for blond, cornfed John "Bo Hazzard" Schneider, just to prove that we're Equal Opportunity Whores.

But it's not Bo's birthday; it's Ponch's, and we thank Erik Estrada for the fond memories of pre-pubescent longing, even if we were never lucky enough to win a Dreamsville Super Dream.


Do you suppose that Mary and Refugia still have those shirts, carefully selected by Erik Estrada for their trips to dreamsville, still lovingly packed away in their hope chests? We would.

Happy Birthday, Erik Estrada!
March 16, 1949


  1. Ye Gods! These photos bring back lurid longing memories! I think we shared the exact same taste back then TJB!

  2. John's pants were really not very snug, but Erik's were PAINTED ON! Hilarious. Not unlike on "Baa Baa Black Sheep" (A show I never watched when it was on, but saw in reruns) how everyone's flight suits are baggy, but Robert Conrad's is so tight at the crotch! I loved Erik, but my favorite CHiP was li'l Bruce Penhall - a moto-cross cyclist - who joined up towards the end.