The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  11 April 1999 (USA)
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America's 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, ... See full summary »



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Miss Piggy (voice)
Juggler (as Olga Karavaeva)
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America's 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 comedy. In a throwback to the days of Sonny & Cher and Laugh-In, the beloved Nick & Jessica breathe new life into the variety format, showcasing their singing and comedic talents in a series of sketches and musical performances with such guests as Jewel, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Kenny Rogers, baseball Hall of Fame star Johnny Bench, Mr. T, and The Muppets stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. The musical performances include a duet with Jessica and Jewel, who sings her classic song, "Who Will Save Your Soul," and a duet with Nick and Babyface singing the Stevie Wonder classic, "For Once in My Life." Jessica also performed "Islands in the Stream" with the legendary Kenny Rogers. Comedy sketches include a hilarious skit with Mr. T, and Jessica and Nick ... Written by Patrick Byrnes

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18 May 2004 | by (arizona) – See all my reviews

words cannot express this horrid display of "talent". I actually sort of like their show "Newlyweds", they are just annoying enough to be cute. But this variety hour is truly pathetic. I hate to say it, but Jessica Simpson just does not have that good of a voice. And with the very few scenes that Nick was in, (it should have just been the Jessica hour) he ended up looking stupid. For instance, a duet with Kit, the car from Knight Rider?? What is that??

Jessica's Simpson ridiculous dramatic bodily gyrations while singing with Jewel may have been the only funny thing about this variety hour. Please spare yourself the agony of watching, unless you want to laugh AT them, and not with them.

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