Strange this thread didn't start before cause I know there are a lot of fans at the W. This second part is MUCH better that the first 90's series. Much more 90's pop culture icons and events. MVP's so far this time for me: Luis Guzman, Loni Love, Patrice O'Neal and MIB has come back in true form. If you have missed them, be sure to check the thousands of reruns that VH1 will run the next few weeks.
I've seen a few of the eps....parts of '91, '92, and '96. They're pretty cheesy, but they're also very nostalgic and pretty enjoyable. I saw Bill Simmons on one of the eps...I think that he should stick to writing columns.
Michael Ian Black has SO fallen off. He's got to strike a balance between the "ultra-dry delivery every time" of his original commentary, and his genericicity now.
On the other hand, Hal Sparks, who I used to ball has me cracking up. Luis Guzman was way better in the 70s ("and the next day, everyone on Avenue C had a new pair of shoes"), but Loni Love is definitely doing it for me now.
Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe. - Euripides
Originally posted by MoeGates...On the other hand, Hal Sparks, who I used to ball has me cracking up...
I'm sorry...but did I read that right?
"Flaming Box of Stuff:
If a brewery closes in the middle of the Pacific Northwest and no one cares, what happens to the soon-to-be-unemployed? The refreshingly low-keyed Seattle troupe answers that question in "It's the Water." Set in the 1970s — the show opens with black lights, "Dark Side of the Moon" and a character named Burnout — but not so '70s that anyone makes a "Laverne and Shirley" joke.
In the opening sequence, the plant manager, a one-man Revenge of the Nerd, ducks his workers' questions about rumors of a layoff. From there, the show moves from direct silliness (a bear-hunting expedition during the final company picnic) to an unexpectedly moving encounter between a brewery grunt and a waitress in a local tavern. There's a pleasing lack of strain in "It's the Water."
Originally posted by BigSteve I saw Bill Simmons on one of the eps...I think that he should stick to writing columns.
I agree. Something about him rubs me the wrong way, and I really don't like him on the show.
Of course, Black (who I used to hate) has had me laughing quite a bit. His take on the wonderbra (using heavily bleeped out language) had me rolling with laughter.
I don't think we see enough of Brian Posehn. The guy always makes me crack up. And I really miss Donal Logue. Other than that, no complaints (except that they're running out of decades, which means more "Best Week Ever" type-crap with people I don't want to see)
I dunno about Simmons. He's obviously hilarious, but seems relegated to the Jamal Anderson "sports guy trying to be funny" role. I blame his voice. Too incongruous.
But who knew Cop Rock got self-referential? Beats that "I pity the guy married to HER/I don't get what they're saying, Mr. Nielsen's numbers look fine to me" bit in Becker, which is basically the same situation. Same deal with MIB on caller ID.
(Full disclosure: I've only seen up to, I think, 1993.)
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Jeez, some people seem to think anything short of Vince bending over and spreading his asscheeks is a slap in the face." (Hogan's My Dad)
I think the series is getting a little ridiculous. The 80's Strike Back series was not as good as the first, and this Part Deux is about the same if not a little worse than the first 90's show. Plus, I don't know about you but it's a little weird seeing people in their mid-30s, pushing 40, pining for the days of Spongebob Squarepants. I know it's supposed to be an adult cartoon, but was 1999 *really* a big part of these people's upbringing? This is a nostalgia show, and I just don't know how nostalgic my generation should be for Varsity Blues and Win Ben Stein's Money.
Remembering the 70s and 80s is one thing, but they should have left the 90s shows to commentators young enough to appreciate *growing up* in the decade, which would probably mean they should have waited another couple years.
I actually really like Michael Ian Black... don't know why. I also really enjoy Craig Ferguson on these things.
I enjoyed this more than the first 'I love the 90s'. However, the series is starting to get out of hand and even the people on the show are acknowledging it ("The Energizer Bunny is like VH1's "I Love..." specials. They just keep going and going and going and going."). Of course, I don't think they can do too much now unless they want to do another 70s or go back to the 60s, which would be REALLY pushing it.
The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
Originally posted by odessasteps I [heart] Rachael Harris.
I am with you on that one! I just wish she could get on some TV show worth watching.
Apparently you missed her funny guest star role as the wife divorcing Thomas Lennon's Lt. Dangle character on Reno 911! She looked like she was cracking up, but so was I. Great spot for a cute woman and a funny lady.
Oh, and MIB rules! Just thought I'd put that out there. His takes on Excstacy (sp?) and the Thighmaster were terrific.
WADSWORTH: The games up, Scarlet. There are no more bullets left in that gun. SCARLET: Oh, come on, you don't think I'm gonna fall for that old trick? WADSWORTH: It's not a trick. There was one shot at Mr. Boddy in the study. Two for the chandelier, two at the lounge door, and one for the singing telegram. SCARLET:That's not six. WADSWORTH: One plus two plus two plus one. SCARLET:Nuh, uh. There was only one shot that got the chandelier. That's one plus two plus ONE plus one. WADSWORTH: Even if you are right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one, not one plus TWO plus one plus one. SCARLET:(thinking) Okay, fine.One plus two plus one--(angered) Shut up!
Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you next year at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI!
What? No love for the Pack winning Super Bowl XXXI in the 1997 episode? Aargh.
Beth Littleford and Molly Whatshername are really doing it for yours truly.
But you'd think this'd be the end of the line for the "I Love The XX's" series. Unless they do the 70's again, there's nowhere else to go...and the folks in "Part Deux" are even making fun of that now.
And cue Boyz II Men's "End of the Road"...
Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy.
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Does Michael Ian Black have a room he sleeps in at the VH1 studios? Is he on-call to tape these little bits 24/7? the guys seems to have been in every episode of at least the 80s and 90s. He always does the same deadpan take on everything he talks about.
I can picture Gilbert Godfried doing these for years. The "I Love 2005" show will feature him saying "Prince Harry dresses up like Hitler for a costume party. What the %@#$& were you thinking?"
Parts Unknown, thanks for the recaps (forgot to mention in last post). It's got just about everything...song titles, opinions, opinions from the significant other. Usually, we watch the entire week in one day.