I Love the New Millennium

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I Love the New Millennium
GenreDocumentary
Narrated byDoug Jeffers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkVH1
Original releaseJune 23 –
June 26, 2008
Chronology
Preceded byI Love the '70s: Volume 2
Followed byI 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.[1] 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.

Recurring segments[edit]

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[edit]

2000[edit]

Bushism of 2000: January 27, 2000 (Greater Nashua, New Hampshire) - "I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."

Time Capsule of 2000: Tiger Woods' golfballs, Jared Fogle's fat pants, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's wedding photo

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2000: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson

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)

Blog of 2000: Michael Ian Black on "Thong Song" by Sisqó

Then and Now 2000: Rob Lowe and U2

Playlist of 2000: "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears, "Country Grammar" by Nelly and "All the Small Things" by Blink 182

Liar of 2000: Gordon Zwicky

2001[edit]

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."

Time Capsule of 2001: The Strokes' Chuck Taylor All-Stars and skinny hipster jeans, Usher's abs and Whitney Houston's crack pipe

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2001: Shakira, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Garner

How Gay Was It 2001: Elton John and Eminem perform together at the 2001 Grammy Awards. (Gaydar - 8)

Blog of 2001: Jo Koy on Iron Chef

Then and Now 2001: Ray Ban sunglasses and Demi Moore

Playlist of 2001: "Drive" by Incubus, "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys and "South Side" by Moby ft. Gwen Stefani

Liar of 2001: Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay

2002[edit]

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.'"

Time Capsule of 2002: The rose from The Bachelor, Nelly's used band-aid and Michael Jackson's baby

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2002: Anna Kournikova, Christina Aguilera and Salma Hayek

How Gay Was It 2002: Rosie O'Donnell admits she is a lesbian and gets a haircut. (Gaydar - 6)

Blog of 2002: Lauren Weedman on Dr. Phil

Then and Now 2002: Charlie Sheen and Ozzy Osbourne

Playlist of 2002: "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback, "U Don't Have to Call" by Usher and "All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch

Liar of 2002: Miss Cleo

2003[edit]

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."

Time Capsule of 2003: Ticket for Gigli, Jessica Simpson's can of Chicken of the Sea and Freedom Fries

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2003: Vanessa Minnillo, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Simpson

How Gay Was It 2003: San Francisco issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples as an act of civil disobedience. (Gaydar - 6.5)

Blog of 2003: Rich Eisen on VMA Kiss

Then and Now 2003: Johnny Depp and Jon Cryer

Playlist of 2003: "Milkshake" by Kelis, "Stand Up" by Ludacris and "Clocks" by Coldplay

Liar of 2003: Jayson Blair

2004[edit]

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."

Time Capsule of 2004: A box of DHARMA Initiative Corn Flakes, beer cup from the Pacers–Pistons brawl and Aramaic Hebrew Dictionary

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2004: Gwen Stefani, Lindsay Lohan and Halle Berry

How Gay Was It 2004: Cynthia Nixon announces she is gay and surprises nobody. (Gaydar - 7)

Blog of 2004: Hal Sparks on Catwoman

Then and Now 2004: Tony Danza and Nicollette Sheridan

Playlist of 2004: "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers, "My Boo" by Usher ft. Alicia Keys and "American Idiot" by Green Day

Liar of 2004: Pete Rose

2005[edit]

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."

Time Capsule of 2005: A dead bird from the H5N1 outbreak, bicycle seat from Lance Armstrong's final Tour De France race and Dwight Schrute's bobblehead

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2005: Eva Mendes, Eva Longoria and Heidi Klum

How Gay Was It 2005: MTV Networks launches Logo, the first cable channel for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. (Gaydar - 5)

Blog of 2005: Simon Doonan on Brokeback Mountain

Then and Now 2005: Patrick Dempsey and Kirstie Alley

Playlist of 2005: "Gold Digger" by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx, "Beverly Hills" by Weezer and "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

Liar of 2005: Rafael Palmeiro

2006[edit]

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."

Time Capsule of 2006: Naomi Campbell's jeweled cell-phone, DNA sample from Suri Cruise and Pamela Anderson's three wedding bikinis

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2006: Hayden Panettiere, Nelly Furtado and Jenna Fischer

How Gay Was It 2006: Will & Grace airs its final episode after eight seasons on NBC. (Gaydar - 8.5)

Blog of 2006: Jenna Von Oy on Grey's Anatomy

Then and Now 2006: Sylvester Stallone and William Shatner

Playlist of 2006: "It Ends Tonight" by The All-American Rejects", "Wait a Minute" by The Pussycat Dolls and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco

Liar of 2006: James Frey

2007[edit]

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."

Time Capsule of 2007: Britney Spears' leftover hair, Barry Bonds' steroid needle and VHS copy of a drunken David Hasselhoff

Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong 2007: Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima

How Gay Was It 2007: Dear Abby says, "It's OK to be gay." (Gaydar - 5)

Blog of 2007: Colton & Aboud on Knocked Up

Then and Now 2007: Bruce Willis and Taylor Dayne

Playlist of 2007: "Shut Up and Drive" by Rihanna, "All Good Things (Come to an End)" by Nelly Furtado and "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy

Liar of 2007: Scooter Libby

References[edit]

  1. ^ VH1 Press Release (2008-05-28). "VH1 Presents a Slate of All-New Series, Events, Documentaries and Specials". Retrieved 2008-06-02.

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