Anybody remember Bowser (jon baumen) and sha na na?

United States
August 4, 2008 9:24pm CST
I remember him from my childhood. I loved Sha na na and bowswer. he later went on to do the game show thing and appeared on match game, and password plus to name two. He is a very intelligent man. He attended The Julliard school at age 12 and graduated Magna Cu* Laude from columbia university. Do you remember him?
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@slothgurl (572)
• Enumclaw, Washington
5 Aug 08
I remember him! I used to think Sha Na Na was so cool. I used to have an 8track of theirs. Weren't they on Happy Days a couple of times too? WOW 70's flashback kickin in...........!!! #:)
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Haha an 8 Track! I remember those we were SOOOOO Cool!
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• Enumclaw, Washington
5 Aug 08
SSSHHHH!!! I still have some of mine.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
OOOOOHHHHH 8 tracks! I still had one till a couple of years ago it was the Commodoors though.
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Ok I am doing that Arm thing Bowser did Haha you know what I am taklin about, put your arm out, now the "l" shape, twist your clenched fist! Hee hee TY for this post I smiled just now!
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• United States
5 Aug 08
Yep I remember it well. That and his huge mouth lol.
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@nanciem (1106)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Haha I look like a fool right now! I am doing the Bowser arm thing and the mouth thing... In front of the computer reading your post ..Hee Hee imagine my husband comes in LOL
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@FlaKNMB (831)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Do I remember them?! Sha na na na na na...they were some of the best! I especially remember and enjoyed Bowser's deep voice. It didn't really fit his appearance. I also agree with you that Jon Baumen is extremely intelligent; yet, he plays the dumb greaser so well. We have a rescued dog who is as dumb as a box of rocks (although he's a real sweetheart). We named him Bowser, and the name really fits him.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I am not really sure. They sound familar but I can not be positive. That has been a long time ago. LOL
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• United States
4 Oct 08
I sure do remember him. What a great performer... really knew how to play a crowd! At the time, he was unlike all others with his "signature move" and his brilliant acting as the dumb greaser. Unfortunately, after a few game show appearances, we've never heard much at all from him. If you look back on history, not many guys really obtain huge success with deep voices.. but he was one of the few. I suspect that there will not be another one quite like him. I would say that he earned every bit of success he's ever received.
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@jtr115 (724)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I used to love Sha Na Na as a kid. I didn't watch as many game shows back then, but I've caught his game show appearances on GSN and clips from YouTube. I didn't realize until later that he hosted the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour sometime in the early-1980s (He hosted the Hollywood Squares portion; Gene Rayburn hosted the Match Game portion.)
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