The Andy Dick Show
|The Andy Dick Show|
|Created by||Andy Dick|
|Directed by||Andy Dick
|Theme music composer||Guy Erez, Andy Dick|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Original release||February 27, 2001– May 18, 2002|
Every episode of the series was written and directed by Dick. Generally, he would appear as different character in several mockumentary sketches, with that character appearing as a talking head narrating events shown in Cinéma vérité and b-roll.
His most recognizable and frequent character was Daphne Aguilera, a rude, whorish pop star clearly modeled after the exploits and vices of Christina Aguilera and other pop icons. Daphne, according to "herself", is Christina Aguilera's cousin; in "her" words, "my mother's is her mother's cousin's friend... or they live on the same block. So, [Christina and I are] basically cousins". The Daphne character was heavily promoted by the real MTV in the weeks leading up to the premiere of The Andy Dick Show. The show's first episode featured the mock-single "Naughty Baby Did a No-No", a take on Britney Spears' single "Oops!... I Did It Again."
Daphne would later appear in other segments, appearing on MTV's Cribs and a parody of The View. Daphne even managed to perform "Naughty Baby Did a No-No" at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, but cancelled her own performance in the beginning angry and then tried to attack Christina Aguilera, who was laughing all the time (obviously it was all a joke). After The Andy Dick Show's cancellation, Daphne made two appearances on MADtv.
Several sketches featured Dick as Tom Green. This led to a guest appearance by Green in which each actor played the other.
Dick was also fond of playing Marilyn Manson, whom he has satirized in several sketches. In a 2001 interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Dick said that Manson actually invited him to his home, and after watching a sketch called "Marilyn Poppins", Manson said it was the funniest thing he had ever seen.
Many celebrities appeared on the show, including some of Dick's former co-stars such as Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Foley, Bob Odenkirk, Maura Tierney, Stephen Root, and others such as Dave Grohl, Moby, Christian Slater, Nikka Costa, Rob Zombie, Sevendust, Drew Pinsky, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Da Brat, Vitamin C, and Edward Furlong.