So, is it a retrospective when it’s a re-airing years later ?? I’m going with yes :-) As I mentioned in an earlier post, we can’t promise that we will do these every week, and we can’t promise they will be as long as the regular Cheesecake Awards…but we can promise that we will try to be our obnoxious selves. :-) On with the show…
The Bad Acid Trip Award: The old “kaleidescope” opening credits
Courtney: Soooooo glad they got rid of that cheesy nightmare – damn near gave me a grand mal seizure.
Heidi: I think I may have actually had a seizure every time it was on because I’m lacking in recall.
The “Trying Too Hard” Award: Brian Fortuna
Courtney: Admittedly, I actually missed a good deal of this season when it was originally airing, since I was still in college, working, and too broke for TiVo :-P But what really struck me is that Brian (who I had all but forgotten about until that opening pro number in week 1) was just…too much. The dude seemed like he was trying waaaayyyy too hard to make an impact and carve out a niche for himself on the show. The face pulling, the exaggerated dance moves, the overgelled hair, the jewelry – just…no, dude. He was like young Derek and Mark lite – but not as talented. And quite possibly the best part of watching these old episodes years later? You already know that he ain’t going to be around for very long – kinda makes me wish I had a tin can phone system that could reach the past and tell him “Dude, you may as well dial it back about 5 notches…you’re not gonna be around much longer, anyway. Don’t strain yourself.” :-P
Heidi: The thing that got me is what still gets me with Mark sometimes. The SMILE. Jesus dude. Almost constant, fake looking, very big smile. Mark has that same glazed look from time to time where he would habitually have a smile on his face but it doesn’t seem to reach his eyes or he’s not really feeling it. It’s like perma-face or something. Hard to explain. Brian does kinda look like Derek’s younger, squirrely, annoying brother. The less attractive brother. But everyone knows that to be a Hough you have to have blond hair and blue eyes. :-) Freakishly strong genes in that family.
Courtney: Brian could be the weird cousin of the Hough family. Kinda like cousin Oliver from The Brady Bunch…never did quite understand his purpose. Read more..