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Man-Crush – John Stamos

Last week was the annual Yassou Greek Festival here in Ann Arbor. The night started off great with some terrific souvlaki and patitsio, enjoyed with authentic greek wines.  By the end of the night, we may or may not have been flinging around the ouzo.  And we may or may not have been doing some non-authentic Greek dancing.

But what DEFINITELY didn’t happen was an appearance by one of my man-crushes (and Greek descendant) John Stamos –

Us Magazine

Us Magazine


That picture was from “Full House,” which was the first I – and just about everyone else – had ever heard of him.   I was already in college when the show came out so I was already past the age where I would find that show remotely amusing.  In fact, I thought it was one of the worst shows ever put out since “BJ and The Bear.”

And even though it was wildly popular, I knew that the mullet was one of the most ridiculous hairstyles ever conceived.  So Mr. Stamos never really registered with me.  Not that I was anywhere near confident enough in myself at that time to be able to admit to a man-crush.

But a funny thing happened along the way.  Make that TWO funny things.  And they DIDN’T actually happen.

First, was his super stardom never happened.  Sure he’s made a career out of guest appearances on TV and probably made a lot of money from it.  And he was married to supermodel/actress Rebecca Romijn –


But c’mon, the guy is gorgeous. Like, breathtakingly so hot that you can argue he was slumming it with Rebecca Romijn.  So what if he couldn’t act?

The other thing that DIDN’T happen to the guy is that he didn’t grow old. I swear he must be part-Asian.  Just look at the guy –

Stamos2 fenuxecom


It’s ridiculous. Not only hasn’t he aged, he’s gotten BETTER looking.

I’m not really sure what his character did on “Full House” but I do remember that he would occasionally bust out a guitar. I figured that if the acting thing didn’t work out at least he’d be some pop star of some sort.  That never happened, either.

I think Stamos was a victim of bad timing.  Think about it – Channing Tatum can’t act his way out of a paper bag, but he’s good-looking and thus is everywhere. (Then again, I’m not sure how one would act one’s way out of a paper bag. Though I’m sure Joaquin Phoenix or Tom Hanks could figure it out.) As for music, if Stamos was just starting out now he’d probably be as big as Bieber or in some boy band like One Direction.

To be fair, he did achieve some quasi-fame in music when he hooked up with one of my all-time favorite bands – The Beach Boys.  Unfortunately, it was on probably their worst song ever.

Maybe one of the worst songs of all time.

But since he’s my man-crush and it’s the beginning of summer, there’s probably no better way to kick off the season than this –



OK, there’s probably 8,323,609 better ways to kick off the season…

Are you a fan of John Stamos? Do you like him now or with the mullet?



Also see:

Man-Crush: Chris Brown

Man-Crush: Adam Levine

Man-Crush: Pitbull


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12 comments on “Man-Crush – John Stamos

  1. Yinzerella
    June 13, 2014

    I love Stamos!

    Yeah, his tv shows never stick. He’s extremely charismatic and extremely handsome (and yes, like a fine wine, he gets better with age). Who knows why super-stardom was elusive. You might argue that he is more relevant than ever because of the yogurt commercials.

    He’s been in some great made-for-tv movies, however.

    You are forgetting that he started out on soaps. Even though I never watched it. Maybe it was General Hospital? But I am sure his name was Blackie.

  2. Cara Thereon
    June 13, 2014

    Good choice. He’s definitely gotten better with age. He’s also achieved a bit of cult status in my opinion, but I think he’s sexy as hell so maybe that skews things.

  3. Go Jules Go
    June 13, 2014

    I didn’t name my dog after any ol’ slouch! Don’t doubt yourself. This is the ONLY way to kick off the summer season. Yasou!

  4. Tamara
    June 13, 2014

    Yes. He’s gorgeous, for sure. And better now, most definitely!

    Yinzerella is right, it was GH, and he was Blackie Parrish.

    I think he’s doing some Broadway stuff now, though I’m not certain… I don’t think he’s *that* bad an actor.

  5. Hippie Cahier
    June 13, 2014

    I feel obligated to comment in order to confess that I clicked “like” before reading a single word of your post. You had me at “John Stamos.”
    I agree with everything you said. Probably.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      June 17, 2014

      I knew that would happen. Of course if you clicked it you would’ve seen the beach picture that’s no longer there.

  6. Salty Sweet Life
    June 16, 2014

    I have to agree with you! He definitely looks better than ever today! I eat so much more yogurt as a result…

  7. PinotNinja
    July 10, 2014

    I never thought he was hot until he got older. And now?? OH GOOD LORD. I could look at that picture of him all day, every day and it wouldn’t get old.

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