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VH1: Pop Cultural Ouroboros

When you wrap yourself in a warm blanket of nostalgia and think back about 2002, what comes to mind? Do you remember singular moments from your own life—a slideshow of flickering images of the people you knew, the times you had, the places you went? Or do you instead see a long, narrow hallway cluttered with the pop cultural detrius of the 80s, and lined with chorus of talking heads, their endless quipping building to a loud, cacophonous, echoing roar?

If it's the latter, then you probably watched too much VH1 in 2002, because that was the year that the network debuted, and then incessantly repeated, I Love The 80s, aka Remember This? Hal Sparks Does!, the recent nostalgia parade that spawned Rememberin' The 70s, The 80s Again Again, Let's Quip About The 90s, Mo' Quippin' Bout The 90s, The 80s Again Again: 3-D, and, of course, Best Week Ever.

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Well, get ready to remember what it was like to have your memory stirred by things that Rachel Harris remembers because, next week, VH1 is airing I Love The New Millennium. Does it feel like six years ago in here?

Just when you thought there were no more decades left to love, VH1 is back at it with an all-new 8-part series "I Love The New Millennium." From "Thong Songs" and Big Fat Greek Weddings, to wardrobe malfunctions and the "Big Mouth Billy Bass," it's all here, and our expert team of celebrities, musicians, actors, athletes, journalists and comedians are back to tackle every hard hitting issue you can imagine. For example: Where were all those weapons of mass destruction anyway? How did people watch television before TIVO? Who decided that trucker hats weren't just for truckers anymore? And perhaps most importantly of all… who let the dogs out?


It was bound to happen sooner or later, but the premiere of this show means that VH1 has finally eaten itself. If I Love The New Millennium: 2002 doesn't include a clip of Hal Sparks commenting on Hal Sparks commenting on something from I Love The 80s in an endless feedback loop set to the soundtrack of "Rock Your Body," then what will they show two years from now in I Love The New Millennium: 2008 3-D?

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