December 29, 2005 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
Have you seen the web clip of the police officer shooting himself in the foot while teaching a gun safety class at a local high school? Or the one where a local newscaster falls flat on her face while demonstrating how to make wine the old-fashion way? The internet has proven to be a double-edged sword. Not only is it the single-most important advancement for mankind and modern technology, it has made it a lot easier to watch video clips of celebrity slip-ups, animated satire, bloopers and every day people at their most outrageous.
VH1 has partnered with IFILM to launch the new weekly countdown show, “Web Junk 20,” premiering Friday, January 13 at 11:30 PM ET. Hosted by comic Patrice O’Neal, “Web Junk 20,” will celebrate and bring a unique look at all the weirdest, wildest and most hilarious internet video clips out there. Patrice will guide viewers through this internet journey with hilarious commentary on each clip.
Each week, viewers can tune in and see the top 20 clips that will have everyone buzzing around the water cooler. “Web Junk 20″ brings together all of those emails with the heading, "LOL! Don’t open at work" with VH1′s unique perspective. If they’re good enough for you to send to your entire email address book they’re good enough for VH1.
VH1 and IFILM partnered on “Web Junk 20″ after MTV Networks’ acquisition of IFILM in October 2005. In addition to providing research on show, IFILM will make each clip in its entirety available on its web site at www.IFILM.com, and will provide viewers with the ability to upload clips for consideration in future episodes of “Web Junk 20″.
Each episode of “Web Junk 20″ will be available on-demand on VH1′s broadband network, VSPOT (http://vspot.vh1.com) after airing on VH1 every Friday night. Exclusive outtakes of Patrice’s commentary will also be available on VSPOT.
“Web Junk 20″ is a production of VH1. Executive Produced by Richard Hankey, Shelly Tatro and Michael Hirschorn.