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#1 Posted on 18.9.04 2243.57
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Am I the only person watching this show now? I mean, I peeked in on the last two, but so far, I can't really turn away from this season.

For those not informed, this season has Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block, Flava Flav of Public Enemy, Dave Coulier of Full House, Brigette Nielson AKA Red Sonja or Sly Stallone's ex-wife, Charo the "coochi-choochi" lady, Ryan Starr of American Idol 1 and a puppy that's going to need some serious therapy at season's end. It's a really weird mix of people, even moreso than the past two seasons, but it's been interesting so far.

From the first few episodes, er two episodes, I have determined the following:

- Ryan Starr thinks she's a bigger star than she actually is, or I must be out of touch. She's coming off as a snob, a prude and just annoying to me. Maybe it's due to her age because everyone else is over 30 and she's 21. Who knows? I just can't stand her now.

- Brigette Nielson will screw anything in the world after her tryst with Flava Flav. Sylvester Stallone is no Tom Cruise, but Flava Flav? Flava "YEAH BOOOOYYYY!!" Flav? Ewww!

- Granted I typed some unflattering things about Flava Flav before, he has come across as a total gentleman to me. I see him in a new light for sure. Not that I thought he was so horrible before, but come on... he's definately something.

- I don't think I'll ever figure out what the hell Charo is saying. The fun part is watching the show with closed captions. They can't figure it out either.

That's all I can think about right now. I'm just finding this show enjoyable so far. I was wondering if anyone else did or didn't.
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#2 Posted on 19.9.04 0029.49
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Good LORD is the Brigitte Nielsen/Flavor Flav pairing inherently disturbing. Although I concur with the notion that Flav's a total gentleman. Ryan Starr's an ass, too, but that kinda goes without saying.

Although it is kinda nice to see a reality show that isn't more manufactured drama. Maybe it's just that most of the cast members have been through worse shit than someone eating your peanut butter as finger food. (Which also explains Ryan Starr's shittiness. She probably hasn't hit a high, never mind a crash.)
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#3 Posted on 19.9.04 0034.44
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I think one of the recurring characters in Surreal Life is supposed to be a Z-list nobody (season 2 had that Trishelle gal from The Real World: Las Vegas, not sure who the unknown was from the first season).

As for Bridgette... damn, she's tall. Charo can just go back to the 70's and stay there for all I care. Mad Magazine had her right all along: Charo rates a 7, but only when she sticks to playing her guitar and not opening her mouth!
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#4 Posted on 19.9.04 0323.16
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Are you going to make me publicly admit that I have actually seen this? Yeeesh. :-)

The thing about Charo (imdb.com) at this point is that she's 63 years old! I think she looks pretty damn good for 63! ( Brigitte Nielsen (imdb.com) on the other hand is just over 40 & not holding up nearly so well!)

The one that I find has the most obnoxious attitude is the boy-band guy. He's not about to share a room with anybody, all the women should be falling all over him... He might have had little girls swooning at him once upon a time, but he really ain't all that spiffy!
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#5 Posted on 19.9.04 0639.50
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It's weird seeing that Jordan Knight grew up as the creepy New Kid. He's also the one desperately glomming to past fame, (His last album was him doing NKOTB songs) while the others have moved on.

It's amusing to hear Ryan Starr cry over selling out, like doing this show and American Idol suddenly isn't.
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#6 Posted on 19.9.04 0839.33
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See, now I feel bad for Ryan Starr. Where you guys and gals see snobbiness, I find someone who didn't know what she was getting into. She's 21 for goodness sake. She probably did this because her agent told her about her 15 minute window closing soon. I'm sure she didn't expect someone as annoying as Flava Flav in the house.

I admit that she ultimately got herself into this, but I wouldn't prepare for stripper pool parties either. On top of this, she has Jordan "All the fat went to my face in 18 months" Knight hitting on her.

Ryan is the only one besides Dave Coulier that I would want to spend even a few minutes with. Faced with the prospect of two weeks of Flava/Bridgitte ickyness, I might want to slit my wrists.
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#7 Posted on 19.9.04 1619.35
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I love this show. Ryan is a total bitch (she's nice to look at in a bikini though), and so is Jordan Knight. When he stacked those boxes in front of his door (wtf is in those boxes anyway?), I knew he was gonna be a jerk.

    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
    It's amusing to hear Ryan Starr cry over selling out, like doing this show and American Idol suddenly isn't.

Yeah, dont you actually have to have BEEN somewhere/someone/something before you can sell-out?? I havent seen the band-kinds episode yet, but they only do one song, right? Calm down already.

Charo does in fact look awesome for 63(!), but she does have a lot of letting go to do.

Flave Flav is MAKING this show for me right now. He looks cracked out as hell, but he's hilarious. I can see why he likes Brigitte (not that I AGREE, mind you), but I have no idea why she's into him. I'm almost waiting for her to come to her senses & turn on him any day now.

Dave Coulier is the nicest guy in the world. He's almost too normal for the show. I dont remember there being anyone normal in the first 2 seasons.
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#8 Posted on 19.9.04 1948.18
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First of all Charo 63....she just replaced Tina Turner as the oldest woman I would hit.

The first season had Jerri from Survivor as the nobody. I hope a DVD set comes out for the past seasons. Every season so far has a bad guy. Last season being Cory Feildman, Damn he is a douche. Fun fact: when I first heard that Red Sonja was going to be on The Surreal Life I looked her up to see what she was doing with her life and noticed it said she was married. After seeing her catch the Flavness, I looked her up again and it had her status as separating. I hope it wasn't because of anything that happened when she taped the show. But it could also be she was divorcing already and is in rebound mode.
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#9 Posted on 19.9.04 2143.19
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I'd never even heard of Ryan Starr until this show ...

Bridgette Nielsen is pretty damn scary ...
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#10 Posted on 19.9.04 2236.30
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What channel is this airing on? I have yet to come across it.
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#11 Posted on 19.9.04 2242.51
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The first two seasons were on WB, but this season is on VH1 in the US. No idea if someone in Canada has picked it up.
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#12 Posted on 19.9.04 2310.58
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Dave Coulier is the nicest guy in the world. He's almost too normal for the show. I dont remember there being anyone normal in the first 2 seasons.


I didn't get to watch any of the second season except for a few episodes in reruns on VH1, but I think the "normal" person from the first season was MC Hammer. I know you probably wouldn't think so, but he seemed pretty level-headed to me. Then again, I'm a big Hammer mark, so maybe I'm blinded. Also, I think the woman from 90210 (her name escapes me at the moment) could be considered fairly normal.

As for the discussion about the "nobodies" on the show, it seems like they're going for one former reality TV person per season. Jerri Manthey from Survivor in season 1, Trishelle from Real World in season 2, and now Ryan Starr from American Idol in season 3. It also looks like they're going for used-to-be-popular rappers too, with MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, and Flavor Flav.

I knew I was going to hate Ryan Starr when I saw a clip of her before the season started saying she had no idea who Flavor Flav was. Sheesh.

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#13 Posted on 19.9.04 2357.08
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    Originally posted by SeVen
    First of all Charo 63....she just replaced Tina Turner as the oldest woman I would hit.

    The first season had Jerri from Survivor as the nobody. I hope a DVD set comes out for the past seasons. Every season so far has a bad guy. Last season being Cory Feildman,


Actually, Feldman was season 1.

Vanilla Ice was the asshole of last season, with Erik Estrada as the most normal guy there.
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#14 Posted on 20.9.04 1057.22
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    Originally posted by girl
    What channel is this airing on? I have yet to come across it.


It'll be re-rolled on MuchMoreMusic in a couple of months.
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#15 Posted on 20.9.04 1114.20
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Wow..I am surprised they have been able to drag Brigitte Nielsen away from Italian tv long enough to be in this show.
I think she is on tv there every week or so..
always wearing the skimpiest of clothes but being pretty scary in them.
And Flava Flav? Maybe she is into clocks? Or did he stop wearing those?

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#16 Posted on 20.9.04 1801.49
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    Originally posted by StingArmy
    It also looks like they're going for used-to-be-popular rappers too, with MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, and Flavor Flav.

It's criminal to throw Flava Flav in the same category of "used-to-be-popular rappers" as Ice and Hammer. Absolutely criminal.
I thought the normal guy from last season was Ron Jeremy. But maybe I was just blinded by the mustache.
Good show so far, Flavzel Washington is easily the best "character" they've had on any of the seasons.
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#17 Posted on 22.9.04 1459.15
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Am I the only one who gets a vibe that Ryan Star was raped or mollested? She says, within the first five minutes "I dont like boys to touch me" and "I dont want to share a room with a boy".

Flav is the shiznit yo, as the kidz are not saying any longer.

Dave Coulier had the best line of anybody when talking about his AFP and Full House days "Its like once a week they backed the Brinks truck up to my house". He knows how lucky he is, and seems very, VERY gracious. PLUS, he was boinking Alanis before she was rich and crazy.

Brigite? No mention of Mark Gastenueuosueoeoeu?
You ruined the mans career for Christ's sake, think you could at least say hello to him?

Charo, she always made me wonder what a coochie was, back when I was young and watching Love Boat.

And, the douche from NKOTB, please stop being a bitch and just hang out and relax and have some fun!
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#18 Posted on 23.9.04 1936.02
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    Originally posted by Kidbrooklyn
      Originally posted by StingArmy
      It also looks like they're going for used-to-be-popular rappers too, with MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, and Flavor Flav.

    It's criminal to throw Flava Flav in the same category of "used-to-be-popular rappers" as Ice and Hammer. Absolutely criminal.

But it's true! I'm not saying their skills are equal. Ice was a nothing, even he seems to be willing to admit that these days. I used to be a big MC Hammer fan. I still am, actually. But even I wouldn't argue that his music was as meaningful as Public Enemy's (although I WOULD argue that without Hammer rap would not be as popular as it is today).

It's too bad Hammer didn't have a catchphrase on the show like Flav does.

FLAVA FLAAAAAAAAAV~!

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#19 Posted on 29.9.04 1316.36
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I didn't see the first two seasons, but I am really enjoying this one.
Why did it take this long to get Flavor Flav on a reality show? He is such a character! I am a Public Enemy fan, so I'd probably follow him around shouting lyrics at him in the house ("Get up and get, get, down, Nine one one's a joke in your town") Yeah, I was the only white kid in Maine wearing Public Enemy T-Shirts to school back in '89. The only thing more amusing might be Flavor meets the Osbournes. Maybe that's next.

I think tossing off-the-wall (and normal) celebrities into a house is a lot more entertaining than watching the "Real World" brats get drunk, cry on the phone to their family back home, and screw up the "jobs" they are given.
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#20 Posted on 29.9.04 1834.46
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I never knew Charo could burn up the guitar like that. I'm actually pretty impressed. and the music show with the kids was fun. Flava should open up a grilled cheese sandwich stand.
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