Jan. 5, 2013
The third DVD volume of the
television program Tosh.O
host Daniel Tosh wearing cardigans and then casual jackets. Yes, that’s how he
differentiates various seasons of the program. In earlier volumes he wore
hoodies and deep V-neck shirts.
I have to wonder if anyone particularly
cares what Daniel Tosh wears. I’d prefer to think not. But if he’s going to
keep up with the idea of wearing a different type of outfit each season, here are
a few suggestions:
- Fur coats (He could wear a
different animal each week. Some good choices would be fox, chinchilla,
raccoon, beaver, squirrel and monkey.)
- Boy band concert T-shirts
(But only from shows he actually attended himself. You know he owns a bunch.)
- Clothing of dead celebrities
(He could purchase them at auctions or estate sales, and then viewers would
have to guess which celebrity each outfit once belonged to.)
Okay, enough of that. For those
who are unfamiliar with this television show, the basic idea behind it is that
comedian Daniel Tosh shows videos found on the internet and then pokes fun at
them. It sounds simple, and it is, but it is also often quite funny. Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets is a
three-disc set featuring fifteen episodes as well as a lot of bonus material.
This set has plenty that got me
laughing. In the first episode, the video of the little kid parallel parking
his toy car is great. Tosh says, “I will
give you a hundred dollars if you can teach my Asian girlfriend to do that.” And in a later episode we get to watch an
Asian woman trying to park. While
showing a video of two girls fighting, Tosh comments, “It starts out like anything with a girl – with a lot of talking.”
The Video Breakdown of the
weightlifter is really good. But from that episode I especially love Tosh
ripping on Tom Cruise and Scientology (and Christianity too, for good measure).
He talks about how Tom Cruise will sue anyone who even hints that he might be
gay. Then he asks the two girls in the Web Redemption segment if they think
he’s gay. In place of their actual answer, we hear this voice over: “No, I do not. There is absolutely no way
that Tom Cruise is gay.” Perfect. That entire segment is really good. (And
during the closing credits of that episode there is a bit more, including a
funny reference to Magnolia.)
Other Web Redemption segments
include the Tron Guy (though it isn’t really a redemption as he didn’t mess up
in an online video in the first place), a crying New York Giants fan (Daniel
Tosh helps him put things into perspective), and a cheerleader who got trampled
by the football team.
Probably my favorite Web
Redemption is with the little girl who threw back a foul ball at a baseball
game after her father caught it and handed it to her. Of course, Daniel Tosh is
way off the mark when he criticizes the game of baseball, which is by far the
best sport. But what I particularly love is that Clay Buchholz makes an awesome
guest appearance in this segment.
Of course, some bits go on too long, like the wrestling
bit in the second episode. And the eyeball montage is the first thing in this
show I actually turned away from. Enjoy.
The third disc includes quite a
lot of bonus material. Most of it is extended Web Redemption interviews. Of
that footage, by far my favorite is his interview with the sorority girl. When
he talks about her initiation into his own sorority, he tells her, “You have to pay me to be my friend. It’s
okay. Everyone does it. It’s kind of like Scientology, but less queer.”
Interestingly, most of the folks come off pretty well in these extended
Also included in the bonus
features is Daniel Tosh’s full ten-minute spoiler of the film Orphan. I haven’t seen this movie, but
now I want to. Am I demented? It sounds awful.
Rounding out the bonus features
are several short interviews with some of the program’s crew members, including
a graphic artist, a writer, a couple of people in post, and the show’s stylist
(the stylist talks about possible future clothing options for Daniel).
Tosh.O: Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets was released on December 21,
2012. It’s sold exclusively at Walmart, and for that reason
I was reluctant to review it. I’d prefer if no one ever shopped at that
particular store. So if you decide to purchase this one, try to find another
way to obtain it. But don’t steal it. The good folks at Comedy Central deserve
to get their cut. Just try to keep Walmart from getting a cent.