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Scott Baio is not happy with ‘Happy Days’ Democratic fundraiser

Scott Baio is not happy with ‘Happy Days’ Democratic fundraiser

It’s a definite “no” for Scott Baio joining his former fellow “Happy Days” cast members for Sunday’s planned virtual fundraiser.

Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, Anson Williams and Marion Ross are reportedly set to reunite to raise money for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.

The popular “Happy Days” series, which ran from 1974 to 1984, was set in Milwaukee and made Baio a teenage heartthrob for his role as Chachi Arcola.

Baio, who supports President Donald Trump, told Fox Business Wednesday that he is not a fan of the reunion.

“To take a show like ‘Happy Days’ that represented traditional American values, good morals, a slice of Americana and to use that show and those ideals to promote two people in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that condone, encourage and foment rioting and looting is a little bizarre to me,” he said.

(Biden has condemned violence and destruction during protests.)

Earlier, Baio had tweeted about a report that “Full House” star John Stamos had offered to sub for him during the reunion and Baio expounded on that during his interview.

“I think Stamos always wanted to be Chachi instead of playing second fiddle to a 3-year-old,” Baio said, referencing Stamos playing Uncle Jesse opposite child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on “Full House.”

Baio doubled down on not participating.

“I’m not on board, obviously, because I don’t believe in socialism and Marxists,” he said. “And it’s good to know that Stamos is part of the Hollywood elite Marxist crowd.”

CNN has reached out to Stamos for comment.

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Another familiar face returns to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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Meredith Grey’s death beach party got a new guest in this week’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In the new episode, the doctor (played by Ellen Pompeo) remained in critical condition as she fought the coronavirus and was visited in her Covid-19 dream by the late George O’Malley (T. R. Knight).

Meredith’s dead husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), kicked off what is turning into a season of surprise returns with an unannounced appearance in the premiere episode.

Though Knight’s appearance was also unannounced, previews for this week’s episode had teased that another face from the past would be seen again.

Knight left the series at the end of the fifth season, with his character meeting a tragic end after being hit by a bus. (He saved a female stranger by pushing her out of a bus’s path.)

George’s untimely and heroic demise came up when the best friends met again on the beach, where they talked about death, grief and the impact George had on Meredith.

“You changed my life, George. I didn’t say it then, but it’s true,” she told him.

At episode’s end, Meredith remained in rough shape but had been given a treatment under trial. Meanwhile, Tom Koracick (Greg Germann), who viewers learned had the coronavirus in the last episode, took a turn for the worse despite showing signs that he was in for a seemingly mild fight.

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays on ABC.

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