I Love the '70s: Volume 2

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I Love the '70s: Volume 2
Genre Documentary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Original run 10 July 2006 – 14 July 2006

I Love the '70s: Volume 2 is a television mini-series in the I Love the... series presented by VH1. The sequel to I Love the '70s, it premiered on VH1 July 10, 2006 until July 14, 2006, airing at 8pm and 9pm ET each night.

Recurring segments[edit]

  • Bruce Lee and Evel Knievel in Stunt Fu, in which both a cut-out of Bruce Lee and Evel Knievel on a motorcycle are edited into short video clips from the year in question. Bruce Lee generally kicks someone who falls over, and Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle someone in each video clip.
  • Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson Dalton on Little House on the Prairie, presents a "then and now" segment for each year in which pop culture personalities from the decade are shown in pictures from the 1970s and today, a difference of thirty years which she emphasizes.
  • Gloria Gaynor, who sang "I Will Survive", presents the "survivors" of each year. Each segment begins by Gaynor citing three trends she "survived" that year.
  • Bob Eubanks, who hosted The Newlywed Game, presents "Songs to Make Whoopee To" from each year. Some of the song titles are fake, and merely read aloud; whenever he reads the title of an actual song, a clip of the song is played. The segment takes the form of an advertisement for an album, also available on 8-track and cassette.
  • Charo, who was a frequent television guest-star in the 1970s, presents ideas of how she could have been introduced into the cast of a popular show from the time period. Each idea includes some reference to her "cuchi cuchi" catchphrase.
  • "It's time for Burt Reynolds' mustache," shows a picture of Reynolds from the relevant year, illustrating how his mustache changed over time (or 1972 was gone from his face). The segment is introduced by several voices annoyingly chanting the segment's title and is followed by the same voices chanting "That was Burt Reynolds' mustache."
  • Peter Frampton presents the "guitar gods" of each year.
  • Christopher Knight of The Brady Bunch has a rant for each year over how he does not wish to be known as Peter Brady anymore. Each year features Knight drawing a contrast between a member of the show's cast and the character that actor portrayed.
  • John Waters features a segment entitled "Porn or Not Porn" in which he poses a small test to see whether or not three films, selected based on their suggestive titles, are either considered pornographic or not pornographic. He ends the segment by stating he found a vintage copy of a parodic pornographic film.
  • "Look Who's Got a Farrah Do" takes a look at each year to see what celebrity had a hairdo similar to that of Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett.
  • "What Dom Cooked For..." has actor Dom DeLuise telling viewers what food he would make for an actor, or some actors, and the name of the food would be based on a film, TV program, etc. from the episode's year.
  • "That's No Jive Turkey" takes place near the end of an episode and would let a certain celebrity give one last opinion on a topic that was covered in the episode.
  • At the conclusion of each episode, there's a small puzzle being put together of a famous person named Joe, with the viewer's job being to "Guess this Joe" before the puzzle is finished and the identity is revealed. Some segments involve a celebrity with a related name, such as "Joey," "José" or "Joseph." The lyrics to the "Guess this Joe" song are: "If you guess this Joe, it's a Joe you know, if you don't know this Joe, then it's a Joe you don't know, so if you guess this Joe, it's a Joe you know, guess this Joe, hey, guess this Joe..."
  • During the credits of every episode, a performance of a popular song from that decade was played with no commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by VH1.

Topics covered by year[edit]

1970[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1970 were Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band, Terry Kath of Chicago, and Jimi Hendrix.

The "Guess This Joe" was Joe Torre.

1971[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1971 were Pete Townshend of The Who, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

1972[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1972 were Neil Young, Steve Howe of Yes, and Mick Ronson, who played guitar for David Bowie.

The "Guess This Joe" was G.I. Joe.

1973[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1973 were David Gilmour, Allen Collins & Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple.

1974[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1974 were Alex Lifeson of Rush, Mick Ralphs of Bad Company, and Eric Clapton.

1975[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1975 were Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, and Jeff Beck.

The "Guess This Joe" was José Feliciano.

1976[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1976 were Ace Frehley of KISS, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, and Peter Frampton.

The "Guess this Joe" was Joey Lawrence (represented by a picture of a sperm).

1977[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1977 were Mick Jones of Foreigner, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, and Ted Nugent.

The "Guess this Joe" was Joey Ramone.

1978[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1978 were Joe Walsh of the Eagles, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, and Eddie Van Halen.

The "Guess this Joe" was Joe Perry.

1979[edit]

The Guitar Gods of 1979 were Angus Young of AC/DC, Glenn Tipton & K. K. Downing of Judas Priest, and Brian May of Queen.

The "Guess this Joe" was Joe Cool.

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