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Super Skank Wednesday: The insanity of The Entertainer & New York's new show

by Kristin Sample, posted Aug 6th 2008 4:42PM
The EntertainerWelcome to Super Skank Wednesday. This is where I celebrate the awesomely skanky people on the following shows: I Love Money, Charm School, New York Goes to Hollywood, and The Surreal Life. Basically, I'll discuss the skankalicious shows that make VH1 the network it is today.

Today I want to talk about how insane The Entertainer is and whether or not New York Goes to Hollywood will be worth watching.

The Insanity of The Entertainer

Let's start with the obvious. Anyone who wears a short-sleeved button down shirt with a tie is suspicious. Photoshop a pocket protector onto that picture and you've got the guy who works in the cubicle in the back left corner of the office. He's going to go postal one day because someone ate his kiwi yogurt. And you look at him and pray that you call in sick to Acme Insurance the day he goes batcrap crazy. Sorry to all you SSW readers who are fans of the short sleeved button downs.

The Entertainer licking the toesBut it's not the wardrobe. It's the sexual deviance and the creepy confessionals and the living in his parents' basement. This is a man who has licked New York's toes. I have to question his mental capacities. I just threw up a bit in my mouth thinking about it. Hold on.

Okay, I'm back now. He still lives in mom and dad's basement. We even saw the room, a ten by ten cell with only enough space for a twin size (that's right, twin size) bed, a dresser with his trophies (from the glory days of yesteryear in high school), and his guitar.

But the best part about The Entertainer is his creepy confessionals. He wasn't quite as creepy last season. I never pegged him as disturbing in the way that he talked about New York. Well, not including the toe-licking. *shudder* I thought it was weird, in an amusing way, that he walked around the mansion in a helmet when he thought it was haunted. But I never found him scary in a stalker kind of way. On I Love Money, however, his devotion to Destiney is frightening. (Of course even more frightening is her returning his creepy love.)

I leave you with this question. Do you like The Entertainer? Is he ridiculously awesome or ridiculously annoying? I'm still undecided.

And here's another thing I'm undecided about...

New York Goes To Hollywood: Have Cronin and Abrego jumped the shark?

So I watched New York Goes to Hollywood on Monday night. I sat down with my kettle corn and Diet Pepsi, laptop on the coffee table in front of me in case I needed to jot down a note or two for SSW, and readied myself for the best in low-brow television entertainment.

Boy, was I underwhelmed. The Ashlee Simpson Show is better than this. It felt very staged. Certain parts were good, like seeing New York perform her monologues. But most of it was a little contrived. Maybe Cris Abrego and Mark Kronin should stick to competition shows. Their dating shows (Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and I Love New York) are insanely funny. Their other competitions like I Love Money and Charm School are really good too. I felt like these guys sat down with the executive producers of The Hills and had a pow wow. Maybe they forgot that there is a special place in the underworld for the skanks on The Hills?

Let me know what you guys think about NYGH.

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rick cokely

The Entertainer = Dolt. Seriously, the guy is a total moron. The fact that he didn't see through Boston's sick act (when I think a blind man could see he was faking it) was enough for me.... oh and the toe thing, yea, that did it too.

As for New York goes to Hollywood, I felt the same way. Its like "hey lets set up some crazy situations for New York to get into!" Yea... hmm. I love Money is pushing the boundaries of interesting television, NYGTH is just bleh. Maybe it'll get better, the first episode is never that good. Plus it's only a half hour so at least it's not a lot of time lost.

Also, I did watch I want to Work for Diddy. Man, what a silly show. I'm on the fence about that one too, but at least there was drama (I mean women screaming and yelling at each other).

August 07 2008 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love Money is a winner for me. Not quite as good as the dating shows, but still good enough drama and hilarity. I wish Midget Mac was still around though. And I really hate the Stallionaires - I mean, just the name is re-re.

I have a confession - I've always found Boston to be fun and funny. He is so much smarter than anyone knows, because he's totally playing up all this idiocy for the camera - it's like Buckwild on Flavor of Love - she was totally an act, just like Boston.

But the person I need to leave ASAP is Megan. While I look at her body in amazement (and jealousy), that's all she is. She's an idiot, a manipulator, and just mean, yet she gets away with it because of her looks. I mean, last week she was called out for throwing the challenge too, but no reprecussions against her because she's got great abs and wore a bathing suit to elimination.

August 07 2008 at 9:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The entertainer is a bit of both annoying and entertaining.

He annoys me with his game play and logic, but those confessionals where he rages at the camera are hilarious.

August 06 2008 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

the show gets a big fat FAIL....now let's see more of Stefanie Sitzer from I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY

August 06 2008 at 7:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott R

You got some reality in my reality-free tags.

August 06 2008 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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