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The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour (2004)

Nick Lachey , Jessica Simpson , Gary Halvorson  |  NR |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Johnny Bench, Kenny Rogers, Haley King
  • Directors: Gary Halvorson
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002A2VUK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,648 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour" on IMDb

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Following their 2003 MTV series Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, young married couple Nick Lachey (formerly of boy band 98 Degrees) and singer-actress Jessica Simpson starred in a lively television special, The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour. A sketch-driven show somewhat reminiscent of Sonny and Cher's old primetime music and comedy series, Nick and Jessica is strong on guest stars and mutual teasing between the attractive hosts. Highlights include Simpson's funny duet with Jewel, in which the former mimics the game singer-songwriter's stylized vocal on "Who Will Save Your Soul." (Lachey's duet with Kit the talking car from the 1980s Knight Rider show is a little less appealing--comically so.) Simpson also shines in a great bit in which she revisits, rather obnoxiously, her Mousketeer days with little Britney, Christina, and Justin, while Kermit and Miss Piggy turn up for a go at "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." --Tom Keogh

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Running Time 48 MinSystem Requirements:Americas favorite young married couple Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson multi-platinum artists known from their hit MTV series "Newlyweds" star in their first-ever television special featuring a fun-filled variety hour of music and edy! In a throwback to the days of Sonny & Cher and The Carol Burt Show the beloved Nick & Jessica breathe new life into the variety format showcasing their singing and edic talents in a series of sketches and musical performances with such guests as Jewel Kenh "Babyface" Edmonds Kenny Rogers baseball Hall of Fame star Johnny Bench Mr. T. and The Muppets stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy performing spirited rendition of Elton Jon and Kiki Dees "Dont Go Breaking My Heart."Format: DVD AUDIO Genre:?MUSIC DVD Rating:?NR Age:?014381261820 UPC:?014381261820 Manufacturer No:?ID2618BWDVD

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It looks too '70s and 1983-like January 13, 2005
By Preston
Format:DVD
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson have a few good moments in the Nick and Jessica Variety Hour. But the show looks too '70s in its premise, too Donny and Marie-ish in some parts and Sonny and Cher-in some others. Lachey's performance with Babyface is nice. How come Babyface didn't produce Nick's entire solo album instead of the batch of people Nick went to that caused Soul-O to flop? He would have given him some smooth stuff to sing to. But having Mr. T and Johnny Bench and Kenny Rogers makes the show look, sadly, too 1983-ish. How come they couldn't get somebody current to perform on it, say Maroon 5 or Kanye West, who were both hot last April? They wanted to bring back the variety show format, but it's very hard to do it in an Internet age. And Jessica isn't all that good on this show. I'd rather hear her music and albums instead. They need to bring new things to the format if they're going to make another show. For now, Lachey and Simpson would be better off doing their solo albums than wasteful junk like this!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By A. Venn
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This has been arguably the most enjoyable import i have got this year.

Over here in Australia we have just barely started seeing the 2nd series of NewlyWeds on free-to-air tv here, so naturally i snapped up this 'smile time' variey hour excitedly.

But what shocked me was that it was really funny.

A prime example was when Nick decided to introduce his favourite Baseball playing friend.

'Oh Dear' I thought aloud.

But luckily it turned to a classic case of audience abuse, and everyone can enjoy that.

Jessica working at an 'ole style Saloon with the power to read dirty thoughts which results in Nick all wet...

10 Seconds Of Awkwardness with Mr T was another example of irreverence that i enjoyed....

But what topped it off was the music. The songs were delightful.

Oh, and Jess Pole Vaulting...

So if you havent seen it, or heard of it (Australian people)

buy it now and laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nick and Jessica variety hour October 28, 2008
Format:DVD
It was dumb. It was not what I thought it would be. No acting skills on Jessica's part. It was all about Jessica not too much of Nick. Whoever wrote the script, didn't do a good job.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Embarressing Part 2 December 10, 2005
Format:DVD
What a waste of money. Waste of space. Waste of time. I'm a fan of both Nick and Jess but you'd be ashamed to own this. Not worth a dime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still love these two! February 21, 2013
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I remember when this came on TV the first time.. i loved it! I still love these two together! This makes me laugh everytime I watch!
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Embarrasing October 13, 2004
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Whilst I do like Jessica and Nick, (I was a fan of Jessica since "I'm gonna love you forever" and I always liked 98degrees), this is embarrasing.

On Newlyweds, I think she's actually funny. I love the show and I don't see the negatives that people talk about. This however was different. I can't beleive they need the money, so Jessica and Nick - DON"T DO THIS AGAIN. I couldn't believe they did such stupid rubbish and kept a straight face. It's fine to do songs along with other famous singers, but don't sing with a car, and don't do pole-vaulting across the stage and then act high at other times.

Yes there are some good moments in this, but overall,? I was cringing considerably.
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