Everything mentioned from 2006 and 2007 in VH1's 'I Love the 2000s'

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Well, we’re getting into the weird part. Considering that 2006 and 2007 were mere blinks ago, the idea of revisiting these years via VH1’s rose-colored nostalgia goggles is certainly an unsettling one.

But oh, has I Love the 2000s officially gone off the rails since its promising beginning. None of the topics discussed in Friday’s two-parter seemed even remotely worth visiting—is anybody clamoring to discuss Flavor AND Rock of Love? In fact, the mere presence of “bacon” and “putting Mentos in Diet Coke” as nostalgic references should signify that they’re really digging deep here to try and fill the last few years of the series.

What was missing from the 2006 and 2007 episodes? Heroes, Friday Night LightsThe HillsStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Pushing Daisies, to name some shows. Anna Nicole Smith and nude Vanessa Hudgens and (regretfully) Michael Vick, to mention some scandals. 300 and The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine and Knocked Up, to drop some movies. Couldn’t we show some love to these worthy pop culture topics?

But I will say that 2007 brought us the best Year in [Britney] Spears. Read on and let those shaved head memories come rushing back.

THE YEAR 2006

TV
Flavor of Love (“They tried to set him up with skanks, and he decides which one’s the most loveable.” – Dave Hill)
Hannah Montana

MOVIES
The Da Vinci Code
The Devil Wears Prada (Featuring some borrowed in-studio interview with Meryl Streep, who definitely did not stop by the set of VH1’s I Love the 2000s.)
High School Musical
Snakes on a Plane

MUSIC
“Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland (Honestly, I have much fonder memories of her 2000 song “I’m Like a Bird” but what do I know.)
“Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira
“Laffy Taffy” by D4L

CELEBRITIES
The general reign of Tyra Banks, from America’s Next Top Model to her own talk show
The death of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin
Paul McCartney’s split with Heather Mills

MISC.
Nintendo Wii
Pluto’s demotion from planet to dwarf planet
Zinedine Zidane’s soccer headbutt
James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces and the Oprah backlash
Filming yourself putting Mentos in Diet Coke (Is this a thing specifically tied to 2006?)
Eat, Pray, Love

George Takei’s Oh My of 2006: Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s “firecrotch” feud

Nelly’s Hotties of 2006: Grace Park (“Cylon cyber hot”), Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes cheerleading hot”), Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty hot”)

The Year in Spears: Photographed driving with a baby in her lap; gave birth to child number two; gave hubby Kevin Federline the boot; exposed her hoo-ha while leaving a vehicle

Michael K. Williams’ Anti-Hero of 2006: Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter

Bret Michaels’ Guilty Pleasures of 2006: Paris Hilton’s music career, Sanjaya on American Idol, Channing Tatum in Step Up

THE YEAR 2007

TV
Rock of Love (“Twenty something women were forced to be with me until I let them go.” – Bret Michaels)
Yo Gabba Gabba!
Gossip Girl

MOVIES
Juno
Hairspray
Paranormal Activity

MUSIC
“Lip Gloss” – Lil Mama
“Crank That” – Soulja Boy

CELEBRITIES
Barry Bonds’ roids controversy

MISC.
“Don’t tase me, bro.”
The invention of Google Street View
Senator Larry Craig’s bathroom sex scandal
Someone named Sammy Stephens rapping about a flea market
Bacon
Rock Band
The “Mac vs. PC” commercial
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book release

George Takei’s Oh My of 2007: Oscar De La Hoya cross-dressing photos hit the Internet

Nelly’s Hotties of 2007: Rihanna (“Good girl gone bad hottie”), Evangeline Lilly (“Island castaway hottie”), Rachel Bilson (“Orange County hottie”)

The Year in Spears: Britney checks into a drug rehab facility, shaves her own head, attacks a photog’s car with an umbrella and half-heartedly performs at the VMAs, resulting in “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!”

Michael K. Williams’ Anti-Hero of 2007: Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men

Bret Michaels’ Guilty Pleasures of 2007: Megan Fox in Transformers, Cobra Starship, Jon & Kate Plus Eight


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