Posted on August 20, 2015
Pop stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey for some reason host this deeply Sonny and Cher-reminiscent old-school variety show, without the glorious absurdity of Steve Martin or Telly Savales’ giant creepy head. There’s bygone-era musical guests, hackneyed comedy sketches and more duets than you would ever need or want! Variety has never been more various!
We were divided quite harshly on this one: was it bad TV? Was it knowingly and ironically tongue-in-cheek? Was it bad but still ironic? Why all the mentioning of pole vaulting? We couldn’t decide but, in fairness, neither could the show.
Reviewers: James Ferris, David Shaw, Lisa Dib, Fabian Lapham
Soundboard: Andrew Cherry