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On June 12th, Paramount Home Entertainment releases a DVD set of episodes of Tosh.O called Hoodies. I’m not sure if this is just a collection of random episodes, or if it’s the first season of the show, or what, exactly, Hoodies means. I do know that I like it.
It seems like a pretty easy concept and a great way to make a TV show without a whole lot of effort. Take whatever’s trending on youtube, play the videos, and make jokes about the dummies who hurt themselves or the dog that caused an explosion or the fat lady singing Skynyrd tunes. Like a dirtier, meaner America’s Funniest Videos. The great thing about Tosh.O, though, is that it’s exactly that. A really mean, VERY funny comedy show centered around internet memes.
I think the absolute best, most inspired segment on the show is the Web Redemption segment. Daniel Tosh finds someone who has embarrassed themselves in a youtube video, and gives them a chance at redemption. The drunk guy who slammed into the garbage cans trying a slam dunk. The girl who fell off her table singing. The man who got himself stuck inside a balloon.
These people get interviewed, they get put on TV, and they get another chance to do the thing at which they failed so badly the first time. It’s a fantastic segment and funny as hell. Well, except for the one featuring Chris Crocker, the “Leave Britney Alone” guy. That wasn’t funny so much as horrific. I advise you to skip that decidedly uncomfortable and creepy bit. The rest of Hoodies, though, I highly recommend.