I’m a pretty curious television viewer, and thanks to this working from home deal, I have a lot of time on my hands. That combination, along with ample DVR space, leads me to check out or at least briefly check out a truly stupid number of TV shows. From House Or Horrors: Kidnapped to Mysteries At The Museum to Restaurant: Impossible, my DVR goes in a lot of strange places every week, but fortunately, there are still little treasures out there to be discovered—like Insane Clown Posse Theater, which is, without question, the single greatest Mystery Science Theater 3000-type show starring foul mouthed clowns ever broadcast.
The basic plot of the show features ICP’s Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, an assortment of their weirdo friends and sometimes a bizarre celebrity guest like Corey Feldman or Razor Ramon. Together, they watch (mostly) contemporary music videos and shout observations at the screen at high volumes. More often than not, these opinions involve wild conspiracy theories, perverted and colorful language and aggressive, unapologetic honesty. Disclaimers pop up on a regular basis explaining to the viewer all the information the guys are getting wrong, but they just keep on keeping on like strangely loveable uncles.
Based on their reputations, you would think the guys would try and cut down every artist that churns out popular music, but that actually couldn’t be further from the case. They geek out about Michael Jackson, Psy and even Bruno Mars. Seriously, Violent J apparently loves Bruno Mars. Watch him talk about how desperately he wants to be his friend in the clip below (and while you’re there, listen for Shaggy 2 Dope’s idiotic theory about gorilla sex)…
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper ICP show if they didn’t at least occasionally fire off a series of verbal gunshots at people they don’t like, though. And that seems to happen a fair amount. I’m still working on backlogging through the program’s first two seasons, but I’ve seen them give it to Ke$ha about the way she pronounces her name, yell at Selena Gomez about how drop dead weird Spring Breakers is and most importantly, react in total shock after discovering Coldplay is a band and not just one person. You can watch that latest madness below…
Insane Clown Posse Theater isn’t for everyone. The show is unquestionably blue, and the language often meanders into sexist or homophobic territories, but at their cores, the guys really do seem to mean well. They don’t care about being wrong, looking stupid or offending anyone. They’re only interested in telling people exactly what they think, even if it means admitting Rihanna is kind of awesome or the only way Britney Spears would ever hang out with them is if she had another mental breakdown.
Insane Clown Posse Theater premiered on Fuse all the way back in 2013. The show typically airs on Wednesday nights and in repeats throughout the week, but right now, it’s on hiatus. With all the rumors about the channel possibly getting sold, there’s a chance the program has filmed its last episode. Hopefully, however, whoever does step up and purchase the network will realize what a gem it has on its hands and keep both this and Billy On The Street.
If you feel like watching some more ICP Theater, I’d highly suggest heading over to YouTube where numerous segments are available. Or you can simply watch the clip I’ve embedded below in which the guys talk about Busta Rhymes getting hammered and crushing his only appearance at the Gathering of the Juggalos….
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