Tuesday, July 3, 2012

TV Tuesday: From VIP to DIY: Anything but Vanilla

When I caught my first glimpse of Vanilla Ice wielding a level in a Palm Beach palace, I thought I was seeing things (and also, of course, that something wasn't - ha ha - on the level).  But a closer look assured me that the 1990s pop icon had indeed abandoned rapping for rafters to star in a reality show called - you guessed it - "The Vanilla Ice Project."  At first I didn't know if it was more unbelievable that Vanilla Ice, or rather, Robert Van Winkle, somehow picked up and mastered a trade, or that gazillionaires let him into their homes, let alone remodel them.  But the bf stopped at least one of those stumpers in its tracks, informing me that Van Winkle (I'm sorry, I just can't do it), Ice and his crew aren't hands for hire; rather, they're restoring a mansion that Ice purchased and will eventually flip.  By this point, you're probably thinking, hey, what the heck kind of TV Tuesday post is this?!  Believe me, I feel your pain.  But summer means slim (TV) pickings.  Also, I can't help but be amused by the lyrical poet-turned-laborer and thought you might be, too.  Although my viewings of "VIP" have been few and far between, I was hoping to see some graffiti-style murals, day-glo upholstery, and/or industrial-grade chandeliers from which the Ice Man could swing in unchecked homage to 1990s camp culture.  Because say what you will, but to echo that scene in Stepbrothers where Mary Steenburgen rationalizes how son Adam Scott stole the high school talent show from other son Will Ferrell with a Vanilla Ice impersonation, "Ice Ice Baby" is "a really good song."  


Cel said...

I cannot believe he has a DIY tv show!!! How random!
I know what you mean about summer and tv shows. It seems nothing is on. At least there is the Closer finale to look forward to.

Valerie said...

Maybe he'll decorate with some furnishings from Justin Timberlake's new line of home decor. What is the world coming to...

I like vanilla ice cream:)