We’re not ashamed to admit it: Shaun Cassidy gave us funny feelings when we were in grade school. We’d rush home Sunday night to watch The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mystery Hour, the distinctive theme song giving us a chill. And although we always thought Nancy was smarter, we always wanted to see Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy.
Shaun Cassidy was cute, had great blond hair, thin and surferish and he could sing. Everything that our mothers would approve of… well, except that he was a guy. Moms probably didn’t like that he was a little bit girly and wore jeans so tight you could see which way he was pointing or that we listened to “Da Do Ron Ron” so many times that the record wore out.