I Love the New Millennium
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (March 2009)|
|I Love the New Millennium|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original run||23 June 2008 – 26 June 2008|
I Love the New Millennium, a mini-series in the I Love the... series, is a nostalgia show focusing on the 2000s and premiered on VH1 Monday, June 23, 2008. Each night, from Monday to Thursday, two of the eight episodes premiered, corresponding to the years from 2000 to 2007. As the series aired in 2008, it did not include episodes for the years 2008 or 2009. Episodes for those years never came to fruition, as the series has since been abandoned. In 2014, VH1 aired I Love the 2000s, encompassing the entire decade.
In addition to the year specific topics discussed, each episode features
- Bushisms: Steve Bridges, portraying President George W. Bush, delivers a memorable Bushism from the given year.
- Time Capsule: Musician Andrew W.K. digs up three items from a time capsule that correspond to the episode's year.
- Sisqó's Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong: Musician Sisqó, known for the "Thong Song", shows three women from each year that he would like to see wearing a Thong.
- How Gay Was It?: For each year, gay Internet blogger Perez Hilton chooses a person or event and then rates it on his gaydar from 1 to 10.
- Blogs: Each celebrity gives an additional opinion on a certain topic from the episode in the form of a video blog entry.
- Then and Now: Taylor Dayne shows certain celebrities from the 2000s that also had contributions during the 1980s.
- Playlist of ...: Moby discusses three songs from a certain year.
- Liar: Jonny Fairplay shows the biggest liar(s) of a particular year.
- During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by Vh1.
Topics covered by year
- Budweiser's Whassup? ad campaign (originally aired in 1999)
- Dude, Where's My Car?
- 2000 Florida presidential election
- Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football
- Razor Scooter
- Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
- TiVo (originally introduced in 1999)
- Big Mouth Billy Bass (originally invented in 1998)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
- Erin Brockovich
- Napster (originally founded in 1999)
- David Crosby fathers Melissa Etheridge & Julie Cypher's kids
- MTV Cribs
- Cast Away
- Live with Regis and Kelly
- Enrique Iglesias' "Hero"
- Low-rise jeans
- Fear Factor
- Sharon Stone's husband, Phil Bronstein, bitten by Komodo dragon
- Pearl Harbor
- The Weakest Link
- Moulin Rouge!
- Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim & Pink's "Lady Marmalade"
- Winona Ryder shoplifts
- Shaggy & RikRok's "It Wasn't Me" (originally released in 2000)
- The aftermath of 9/11
- Color Alert System
- Yao Ming
- Robert Blake is accused of murder
- The Ring
- Liza Minnelli marries David Gest
- Andrew W.K.'s "Party Hard" (originally released in 2001)
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Botox Parties
- Ted Williams being cryogenically frozen
- Avril Lavigne
- Mojito, Cosmo & Martini
- David Blaine
- American Idol
- The O.C.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Trucker hats
- Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes the governor of California
- Chappelle's Show
- 50 Cent's "In da Club"
- Michael Jackson is accused of child molestation
- Joe Millionaire
- Clay Aiken
- Finding Nemo
- Paris Hilton sex tape (didn't get released until 2004)
- Siegfried & Roy's tiger incident
- Saddam Hussein captured
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Punk'd (originally premiered in 2003)
- Ken Jennings dominates Jeopardy!
- William Hung
- Jim McGreevey resigns from office
- Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (originally published in 2003)
- Super Size Me
- Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (mentioned in an I Love the 2000s segment)
- Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction"
- UGG boots
- He's Just Not That Into You
- The Darkness's "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" (mentioned in an I Love the 2000s segment)
- Burger King's The Burger King
- Dance Dance Revolution (originally released in Japan in 1998)
- Boston Red Sox win the 2004 World Series
- Pope John Paul II death/Benedict XVI succession
- To Catch a Predator (originally premiered in 2004; mentioned in an I Love the 2000s "2008" segment.)
- Grizzly Man
- The Runaway Bride
- José Canseco's Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big
- Pat O'Brien's voicemail scandal
- Martha Stewart released from prison
- Hurricane Katrina/Michael D. Brown scandal
- OK Go's "Here It Goes Again" (single didn't get a release until 2006)
- Fat Actress
- Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment lawsuit
- March of the Penguins
- Mel Gibson's DUI incident
- MySpace (originally founded on 2003)
- Crocs (originally founded in 2002)
- Fergie's "London Bridge"
- Neil Patrick Harris and Lance Bass coming out of the closet
- Casino Royale
- Dick Cheney's hunting incident
- James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" (originally released in 2005)
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Pink's "Stupid Girls"
- Kim Jong-Il tests missiles
- Rachael Ray
- Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" (originally released in 2005)
- 24 (originally premiered in 2001)
- GEICO Cavemen commercials
- Bob Barker retires from The Price Is Right and Drew Carey takes his place
- Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" (originally released in the United Kingdom in 2006)
- Don Imus controversy
- Astronaut Lisa Nowak's attempted kidnapping
- Rihanna & Jay-Z's "Umbrella"
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
- David Beckham joins the L.A. Galaxy
- Chris Daughtry
- Michael Vick arrested for dog fighting
- Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" (originally released in 2006)
- The Bourne Ultimatum
- VH1 Press Release (2008-05-28). "VH1 Presents a Slate of All-New Series, Events, Documentaries and Specials". Retrieved 2008-06-02.