I Love the New Millennium
|I Love the New Millennium|
|Narrated by||Doug Jeffers|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||June 23 –|
June 26, 2008
|Preceded by||I Love the '70s: Volume 2|
|Followed by||I Love the 2000s|
I Love the New Millennium, a mini-series in the I Love... 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. A second series about 2000s nostalgia called I Love the 2000s was made in 2014.
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 Capsules: Andrew W.K. digs up three items from a time capsule that correspond to the episode's year.
- Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong: 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.
- Playlists: Moby discusses three songs from a certain year.
- Liars: Jonny Fairplay reveals 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
- 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?"
- Big Mouth Billy Bass
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
- Erin Brockovich
- David Crosby fathers Melissa Etheridge & Julie Cypher's kids
- MTV Cribs
- Cast Away
Bushism of 2000: January 27, 2000 (Greater Nashua, New Hampshire) - "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
How Gay Was It 2000: Sinead O'Connor declares herself a lesbian and then claims to be 3/4 heterosexual and 1/4 gay. (Gaydar - 4)
Liar of 2000: Gordon Zwicky
- 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"
- The aftermath of 9/11
Bushism of 2001: July 22, 2001 (Rome, Italy) - "I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe I believe what I believe is right."
- Color Alert System
- Yao Ming
- Robert Blake is accused of murder
- The Ring
- Liza Minnelli marries David Gest
- Andrew W.K.'s "Party Hard"
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Botox Parties
- Ted Williams being cryogenically frozen
- Avril Lavigne
- Mojito, Cosmo & Martini
- David Blaine
- American Idol
Bushism of 2002: September 17, 2002 (Nashville, Tennessee) - "There's an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's probably Texas, probably Tennessee, that says 'fool me once, shame on, shame on you, fool me, um, you can't get fooled again.'"
How Gay Was It 2002: Rosie O'Donnell admits she is a lesbian and gets a haircut. (Gaydar - 6)
Liar of 2002: Miss Cleo
- 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
- Siegfried & Roy's tiger incident
- Saddam Hussein captured
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Bushism of 2003: January 29, 2003 (Grand Rapids, Michigan) - "The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein and his willingness to terrorize himself."
How Gay Was It 2003: San Francisco issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples as an act of civil disobedience. (Gaydar - 6.5)
Liar of 2003: Jayson Blair
- Ken Jennings dominates Jeopardy!
- William Hung
- Jim McGreevey resigns from office
- Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code
- Super Size Me
- Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
- Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction"
- UGG boots
- Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo's He's Just Not That Into You
- The Darkness's "I Believe in a Thing Called Love"
- The Burger King
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Boston Red Sox win the 2004 World Series
Bushism of 2004: September 6, 2004 (Grand Rapids, Michigan) - "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OBGYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."
How Gay Was It 2004: Cynthia Nixon announces she is gay and surprises nobody. (Gaydar - 7)
Liar of 2004: Pete Rose
- Pope John Paul II death/Benedict XVI succession
- To Catch a Predator
- 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"
- Fat Actress
- Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment lawsuit
- March of the Penguins
Bushism of 2005: April 14, 2005 (Washington, D.C.) - "I'm gonna spend a lot of time on Social Security. I enjoy it. I enjoy taking on the issues. It's the mother in me."
Liar of 2005: Rafael Palmeiro
- Mel Gibson's DUI incident
- 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"
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Pink's "Stupid Girls"
- Kim Jong-Il tests missiles
- Rachael Ray
- Daniel Powter's "Bad Day"
Bushism of 2006: May 7, 2006 (Germany) - "I would say my best moment of all in office is when I caught a 7.5-pound largemouth bass in my lake. Hey, this is serious right here. Fish are cleverer than you think."
Liar of 2006: James Frey
- GEICO Cavemen commercials
- Bob Barker retires from The Price Is Right and Drew Carey takes his place
- Amy Winehouse's "Rehab"
- 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"
- The Bourne Ultimatum
Bushism of 2007: May 2, 2007 (Washington, D.C.) - "Information is moving. You know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blog-o-sphere, and through the inter-nets."
How Gay Was It 2007: Dear Abby says, "It's OK to be gay." (Gaydar - 5)
Liar of 2007: Scooter Libby
- VH1 Press Release (2008-05-28). "VH1 Presents a Slate of All-New Series, Events, Documentaries and Specials". Retrieved 2008-06-02.