Show With No Name #264 is in the can. We did a Valentine's Day themed episode tonight, but like all comedy-oriented programs, we had to spend a couple of segments on the "Miss Jackson, Aren't You Nasty" affair. Having seen a lot of the coverage of this in the last week, I think we still had an original take on things, with the highlights being a "back-and-to-the-left" video edit that was an homage to the movie "JFK", the showcasing of the new Janet Jackson "popping action" play doll, and a theory that Justin Timberlake was after the Jackson family fortune, but that the silver might disrupt his werewolf powers. (No, I can't explain that last point!)
We also tried to break new ground by doing our own version of the Dating Game, taking callers as contestants. This turned out funny, it went on a bit long, and it suffered from a lack of preparation, and a lack of enthusiasm. The best moment came after the first round when the guy who won the date told us that his girlfriend was watching from the other room. Wha!?
Clips tonight were pretty good: the trailer for "Chuck and Buck", Andy Kaufman on the Dating Game, Marvin Gaye performing "Let's Get It On", and talk show appearances by Valerie Bertinelli and Crispin Glover.