This pic where I look like I’m 15 was taken on the set of my first hosting job EVER, MTV’s very short-lived gamed show Trashed. It pre-dated Singled Out by a year but it got me onto the network and they were kind enough to keep me around for a few years. The concept of the show was simple: contestants would answer quizshow-style questions to try to save personal possessions they had brought on from being destroyed by elaborate machines, most of which were designed by Joel Hodgson of MST3K fame. It was also an opportunity for MTV to try to recapture some of that Remote Control magic by adding a heavy sketch comedy element to the gameplay. This was the show where I first met and worked with folks like Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Benson, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Henchy, Steve Higgins and Margaret Cho. Fun stuff!
Speaking of segues, please watch an ALL NEW Web Soup tonight at 5p/8p, PT/ET, immediately following Attack of the Show (on which I’ll be reviewing a 3D camera). We’re gliding into our last Web Soup eps of the season and I have to say that while every one of these shows is super fun for me, this one was PARTICULARLY fun. If you haven’t watched the show thus far, I highly recommend you give it a shot tonight. G4 is a channel that is really high up on your channel line-up, but certainly worth the climb.
pic via @camposova