Apparently, VH1 is so smitten with the pop culture touchstones and trainwrecks of the past eight years, the network couldn't wait to talk about them. Tonight, VH1 debuts I Love the New Millennium, the latest in its series of I Love the [Insert Decade Here] specials — despite the fact that this decade is still far from over.
The odd timing is no problem for VH1's team of comedians and culture mavens, who will be turning their lovingly sarcastic eye on everything from the "Thong Song" to Big Mouth Billy Bass. I Love the New Millennium will showcase two years from the decade each night from tonight through Thursday, going all the way back — as the network put it — to "a time when Brad Pitt was happily married to Jennifer Aniston." VH1 has called on its typical I Love the . . . team, including comedians Michael Ian Black and Lonny Ross, to do the job, with an assist from a couple of dozen folks who have benefited (or suffered) from the whims of the new millennium firsthand: Shaggy, Kat Von D, even Jenna Von Oy!
It strikes me as a little soon for VH1 to be so reflective; I think some of the most absurd and memorable pop culture moments only get better with time, as we saw with I Love the '80s. Still, it's really never too soon for me to listen to VH1 personalities snark about trucker hats. Are there any particular culture milestones you hope make an appearance in this week's specials? And will you be watching? To check out a clip of a rant about Fear Factor, just
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