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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.

Web Soooooooooooooooooooup!!!

pic via @camposova

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  1. Patti says:

    Thanks for the link, Sara. Chris, you do look very young on this show. Of course, you still look pretty young now…what’s your secret?

  2. slingerzman says:

    Cool, she’s miming the size of my cock.

  3. Sara says:

    I loved Trashed way back when. A few months ago I found this old episode that someone posted.

    So unbelievably 90s. So many memories.

  4. smartbunny says:

    Dave Foley was the hottest one!

    I used to like the gas station shirts with name patches. Long shorts and combat boots for the win.

  5. Nicole says:

    “Is that Dave Foley in plaid drag?”

    No, that’s me. And surprisingly, I take that as a huge compliment.

  6. Sally says:

    When I was visiting my dad one summer I watched Trashed obsessively. As time went by it faded from my memory to the point where I thought I made it up.
    Thank you for proving I’m not entirely crazy.

  7. Jung says:

    LOL…. this totally reminds me of the movie Reality Bites…

  8. andy hunt says:

    Is that Dave Foley in plaid drag?

  9. Mia says:

    Are you wearing red pants? I swear you wore red pants on Web Soup tonight when they zoomed out. Some things never change. Like an attraction to colorful pants. Good job, Chris.

  10. Nicole says:

    “Ah, the 90s. When dudes wore gas station uniforms that looked like they belonged to much larger men.”

    And women wore ENTIRE DRESSES made of plaid. What the hell was I thinking?!

  11. Tim says:

    Wow, I had totally forgotten about “Trashed” until just now! What other lost memories can you help me recover, Chris?

  12. Bruno says:

    I loved Remote Control. I still have the home game.

  13. IN_Wildfloower says:

    Is that Roseanne Barr?

  14. Randbot says:

    Aw, Trashed! good times…

    And I hear you on the 90s. Oh, 1992 Randy with his Dr. Seuss hat, crazy jam pants, and an ill-considered goatee, what were you thinking?

  15. Chris Hardwick says:

    The best part of what I’m wearing, which you can’t see, is that my clothes were enormously baggy. This look is ill-advised for skinny dudes. I may have even had big black boots and a chain wallet.

    Ah, the 90s. When dudes wore gas station uniforms that looked like they belonged to much larger men.

  16. Louis Harris says:

    Lol niiice! =)

  17. Nando says:

    Hahahahaha!! … ::scrolls up & looks at pic again:: HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  18. anonymouse says:

    nice pic. 🙂

  19. Brittany Lowe says:

    Hey Chris,
    the 90’s called,
    and it wants it’s jean-shirt back…
    hahaha- j/k.
    it’s adorable…really.

  20. TheLoneIguana says:

    ‘Trashed’ dates back to, what, 1994?

  21. Jenn Zuko says:

    Ha! Was this the ’90s, when I had no TV? We must be the same age-ish.

    Love it.

  22. Sick says:

    haha awesome

  23. smartbunny says:

    Oh, the 90’s hair. Excellent.

  24. Rygar says:

    Rachel Maddow on the left?

  25. Yeah…I can see the resemblance.

  26. Sarina says:

    You look like John Connor.

  27. Wow, how old are you actually in this?

  28. Patti says:

    Aww, look at you!! How old were you REALLY? So cool that you were on a show with Joel Hodgson, and all those aother funny folks you mentioned. Looking forward to a new Web Soooooup!! 🙂

  29. Nerdy Justin says:

    wow. how high are you?