Sunday, May 31, 2009

MTV is a Feast of Random or I Still Can't Quit the Hills and Andy Samberg is a Comedic Genius

In an effort to prove that we don't just write Young Adult, we LIVE Young Adult, I spent the night with MTV.

Ok, fine, so I haven't missed an episode of The Hills or The MTV Movie Awards since they've been airing. But still, now that we're officially writers that totally makes my obsession legit, right? It's like...research!

Ok, here are my random thoughts on the evening's festivities in chronological order. Keep in mind I forgot about The Hills finale and missed the first 36 minutes. I think the universe was trying to tell me something...

*I love that the finale provided us with a classic Justin Bobby moment with him stumbling into the ceremony looking like a hirsute jackass. Ok fine, that link really isn't a pic of JB, but that's seriously how he looked. And Audrina still couldn't take her eyes off of him. Or wait...maybe that's just the way her wonky eyes work? Hard to say.

* Bravo for whichever producer instructed Lauren and K. Cavalleri to show up in the exact same shade of blue. Made for an awesome entrance. Note to K. Cavalleri, bras are your friend. Don't be afraid to break one out every once in a while. The "girls" will thank you.

* Love that Spencer nods at K. Cavalleri from the alter. Does anyone else think that Spencer is the (not so secret) mastermind behind the Hills? I swear, in 10 years we're going to be reading his tell-all book about how it all went down.

* Andy Samberg's opening was sheer genius. "If you're sleeping with Zack Effron throw your hands in the air" + Vanessa's awkward wave = awesome. And the final intervention gag with Dr. Drew really got me laughing. Well played, Andy.

* Fine, I'll admit it. I'm adding The Real World Cancun to my TiVo schedule this summer. So sue me. Wait, didn't we decide to call this research? Nice.

* Another commercial for The Hangover. This looks like the funniest movie EVER. I laugh at the preview every single time I see it.

* Robert Pattinson has that aura about him that says he's getting laid. A lot.

* 2nd confession of the night: I like Eminem's new song. BUT then he went all crazy when Sasha Baron Cohen flew down from the ceiling and put his butt in his face. Wow, can't believe I just typed that. This kind of thing only happens at the MTV Movie Awards. Anyways, way to be a spoil sport Eminem. So the deal is that you get to rip on people in all your witty little raps, but you can't take a joke yourself? Eew.

* This faux New Moon clip was hilarious. Teenwolf kicking a garbage can in the street is always funny.

* Could Kristin Stewart be more high?? She was seriously so bizarre the entire night and then she dropped her award. Yikes. No clip of this, which makes me even more suspicious.

* Ben Stiller's Lifetime Achievement Award was awesome. The panel of presenters included Kiefer Sutherland, Triumph the Insult Dog and Zach Effron. I seriously don't know how he kept a straight face.

Well, now that you know how I spent my Sunday evening, onto the big news....the winner of our book giveaway is Sara! She's not a lurker, but she sure is lucky! Send us your address and we'll send you the books ASAP.


Traci said...

Ok...I need to come out of the closet. I, Litgirl01, watch The Hills on a regular basis. There! I feel better now! :-)

Sara Raasch said...

Dude, I won! Sweetness!

The New Moon trailer is...interesting. The wolf that Jacob turns into is so not fake. At all. *snort*


1) I quit the hills a couple of years ago. just couldn't do it anymore--spencer's creepy "flesh-colored beard" (phrased coined by the soup guy) was weirding me out. Well, that, and i wanted to slug the entire case.

2) I'm not as disappointed with the wolves from new moon as I thought I would be. I dreaded the preview, but ... not as bad as anticipated.

Danyelle L. said...

Yay! Congrats, Sara!

Anonymous said...

Everybody's entitled to a bad night every once in a while, even Kristen Stewart! She wasn't high, she was just nervous! I would be too in front of all those people! You still rock Kristen! :)

Kimberly Derting said...

I wish I would have watched it...I LOVE Andy Samberg!

Eva said...

It was so fun watching it all last night. I don't care that I'm 37. It was entertaining.

Your talking points memo from the evening is hilarious.

K. Cavalleri definitely needed to be wearing a bra! Sheesh - it was a wedding for God sakes. Bras are not optional at a wedding.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

girls - bruno was hysterical. Eminem was like "are you serious?" ha! teabagged him (oops how rude!). he deserves it.

also I like to call these types of show research too. I need to keep up to date on "pop culture so my readers think im kewl! ;)

K. M. Walton said...

I too love Andy Samberg - he is brilliant & was spot on last night. Loved the Kings of Leon and 'Bella' dropping the leaden popcorn. Can you say wasted?

Come on Lisa & Laura my contest doesn't end for 2.5 hours!

Go. For. It.

lisa and laura said...

LitGirl - Thank you for coming out of the closet. Remember, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.

Sara - You ROCK. Seriously. So many fabulous things happening for you! You should buy a lottery ticket.

Jess - Agree that the wolves were a little suspect looking. Maybe they'll fix them in editing? Also, it's good to know that there's life after The Hills. You're my hero.

Anon - Didn't mean to offend, but her behavior was bizarre. I definitely understand being nervous and stumbling over lines, but it was all over after she fumbled the actual award!

Kimberly - You know MTV replays it like a million times. You must TiVo. Andy Samberg is quite possibly one of the funniest people alive. He was awesome.

Eva - See, this is why we are friends! We're never to old for MTV dammit.

Shelli - The Bruno bit was shocking. Do you think it was fake?? If so, I totally fell for it.

K.M. - We entered. The gauntlet has been thrown. Can't wait to see who wins!

Jen said...

I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard at the fake New Moon trailer. That teen wolf thing cracked me up! I think Andy Samberg did a really great job hosting!

Oh and I totally agree with you about Rob getting laid. He has some really great sex eyes.

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