Monthly Archives: January 2013
I hate to have two old Nickelodeon videos in a short time span, but when I remembered this video I couldn’t resist. The hosts of Wild and Crazy Kids, Omar Gooding, Donnie Jeffcoat, and Jessica Gaynes, help Arnold Schwarzenegger promote the Great American Workout. This makes it even more unbelievable that California elected this man governor. Also, why is Hans and Franz from Saturday Night Live on a kids show?
According to The New York Times, NBC thinks it can help print journalism, which is in dire straights, with a reality show. For some reason, small town newspapers believe it. While small town newspapers are a bastion of quirkiness, the fact that NBC told The New York Times that 150 of them responded to a casting call in 10 days is baffling. Any self-respecting newspaper would never agree to be on a reality show, mainly because someone on the staff has actually sat through an episode of Jersey Shore.
Now that I’m an adult, I realize that 90s Nickelodeon shows were weird. While we can all look back and agree that Double Dare‘s Sundae Slide was odd, Weinerville manages to be even stranger than even the most outlandish Double Dare stunt.
Weinerville at its core was a bizarre puppet show. It featured things, such as a puppet who was manipulated by a hand in his head and human heads on puppet bodies. Also, there was the Golden Hot Dog, which was a prize for the winner of a stunt the participants performed while “Weinerized.” “Weinerizing” just meant that people were turned into puppets. Sixty-two episodes were filmed from 1993 and 1994; although, the show was rerun until 1997.
The following video is an episode that misses the classic cartoon shorts, such as Popeye the Sailor and Betty Boop, that were shuffled throughout the series’ run.
Back when ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys were popular, Conan O’Brien decided to get in on the craze with his boyband Dudez-A-Plenti. Watch Conan’s boyband Dudez-A-Plenti make a video for their song “Awesome Girl.” It’s awesome.
For the beginning of the Dudez-A-Plenti saga, check out yesterday’s Cool TV Video of the Day.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jessica Simpson is set to star in a semi-autobiographical comedy for NBC. It also says that the currently unnamed magnum opus will be written by Robin and Nick Bakay, the geniuses behind Paul Blart: Mall Cop and the Fox sitcom ‘Til Death, which magically lasted 4 seasons.
While I like Jessica Simpson, she is best left to designing clothing and her series Fashion Star. The last time Jessica had a show where she played herself, she gave the world Newlyweds, which resulted in her divorce from Nick Lachey. There was also the “chicken or tuna” comment, which either proves she’s really stupid or just acts like it. Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. It’s an act. She’s secretly a member of Mensa. It still does not excuse Producer Ben Silverman’s comment to The Hollywood Reporter: “We are thrilled to team up with the multitalented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC as she is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops.”
Back when ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys were popular, Conan O’Brien decided to get in on the craze with his boyband Dudez-A-Plenti and their hit “Baby, I Wish You Were My Baby.”
In keeping with the musical theme of the week, enjoy The World’s Most Dangerous Band’s “Dress Cool.” In 1985, the song was performed on Late Night with David Letterman‘s Holiday Film Festival.
Since a list of “Weird Al” song parodies about TV is still in the pipeline, today’s video is “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies* .” The song has the Beverly Hillbillies theme set to the tune of The Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing.”
ABC finally moved Jimmy Kimmel Live to 11:35 pm. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at the time Jimmy was F*@#ing Ben Affleck.
After the jump, Sarah Silverman starts the whole thing when she reveals she’s been F*@#ing Matt Damon.