It’s probably really hard for anyone under 30 to understand this, but in the 1970s, Paul Willams was cool. For me, it’s not at all weird to hear someone say:
When I was a kid, I really wanted to be Paul Williams.
Yeah, even though he was short and funny looking.
Cuz, you know, he hung out with the Muppets:
Coolness does not come more cool than this.
(Thanks to Patrick for suggesting this trailer.)