October 24, 2003
I Love 6 Months Ago

VH1 concludes its I Love the 80s docu-decalogue tonight with I Love the 80s Strikes Back 1987, 1988, and 1989. If you're anything like me, you'll miss the potent mix of sociological trend-reporting and tossed-off riffing this series provides on a nightly basis. Also, you'll miss seeing those Daily Show correspondents go it alone without the aid of writers.

But, have no fear, VH1 has a new series in the works and your pals at low culture have an exclusive sneak-peek. VH1 presents I Love 6 Months Ago.

Water Yo-Yos:

rich.jpgRich Eisen: God, those things were great. Every kid in America had one of those.

Godfrey: You'd ask your mom for one of those things, you'd be like Awww, mom! Can I have a water yo-yo? Please, please, please. And your moms, she'd be like, No! And you'd be like, I hate you!

Michael Ian Black: The beauty of the water yo-yo was that it combined the classic appeal of the yo-yo with… water. It was elemental, really: earth, fire, water, yo-yo.

Beth Littleford: Ewww… those things were just gross. Like, Congress recalled all the breast impants from the 80s and someone just made them into toys.

Donal Logue: Water yo-yos! Oh, man! Oh, man!

Mr. Personality:

beth.gifBeth Littleford: Here's an idea: let's do a reality show with guys in masks and have it hosted by Monica Lewinsky! Someone got a promotion for that one!

Donal Logue: Monica, Monica, Monica. You had so much dignity before this.

Michael Ian Black: The beauty of Mr. Personality was that it combined personality with the word Mister. Well, the abbreviation "Mr." at least.

Godfrey: Remember that one guy who was like, "Can't you see the real me through this mask?" Dog, you were pathetic!

Trucker Hats:

Godfrey.gifGodfrey: Those were the joint for a while, right? You had to wear them to the side, or whatever.

Beth Littleford: There was meaning to the way you wore your trucker hat: wearing it to the left meant you liked The Strokes. Wearing it to the right meant you liked The Strokes British EP, the one with the song about New York City cops. Wearing it backwards meant you liked The Strokes six months before anyone else.

Donal Logue: People, put the hats down and no one gets hurt!


Donal.jpgDonal Logue: Friendster…. The pet rock of 6 months ago.

Rich Eisen: So, the idea is, you sign up for this service and get your friends to sign up and you can, like, see each others' photos. Wow, that's useful…

Godfrey: What's a Friendster?

Michael Ian Black: The beauty of Friendster was that it combined friendship with… ster-ness. Truly two great tastes that tasted great together.

Beth Littleford: I admit it! I loved Friendster.

Ashton and Demi:

Beth Littleford: I wanted to be like Demi so bad, I started dating Haley Joel Osment!

Donal Logue: Demi was hot! Ashton, eh. Whenever I saw their picture, I was like, "Could you move a little to the left, Ashton? A little more… okay, perfect!"

Rich Eisen: Ashton and Demi. Was there ever a more perfect couple of six months ago?

Ian_Black.jpgMichael Ian Black: The beauty of Ashton and Demi was that it combined Ashton with…Demi.

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