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Vanilla Ice Stars in “The Most Random Show Ever”

I don’t know about you, but when I heard that Vanilla Ice was going to learn tips and tricks from the Amish on how to build a house and then share it via his television show, I thought, “That makes sense.”

OK, that’s not actually what I thought (it was more along the lines of, “Huh?”), but I love a good, random show that sounds like it was created during a drunken stupor or after various words were pulled out of a hat.

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish will – spoiler alert! – follow Vanilla Ice as he lives in an Amish town in Ohio. He will discover how they build structures, and put his new knowledge to use. Vanilla Ice is no stranger to the DIY Network; he already has a show (The Vanilla Ice Project) that airs on the channel, and according to the Huffington Post, that series will come back this fall. Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is set to debut sometime this year.

Because apparently the DIY Network wants to outdo itself when it comes to randomness, they have also green lighted The Rev. Run Project, featuring Run DMC’s Reverend Run and his family as they renovate their giant house; the Daryl Hall Project, starring half of Hall & Oates as he basically does the same thing; and Bronson Pinchot Saves America, with Balki going around the country attempting to salvage buildings that are slated for demolition.

You can’t make this stuff up.

On the one hand, it’s cool that these celebrities are going to be able to share their passion for being handy on television. At the same time, why do I really want to watch Rev. Run’s already palatial estate become even more ginormous? The beauty in these shows is that they are just so out of left field.

What would be your dream random show? I like the idea of Jaleel White going around the country accidently destroying things, in a show called Did I Do That? Share your ideas in the comments section!

By Catherine

Catherine is a Southern California based freelance writer, whose work has appeared in everything from the New York Times to Entertainment Weekly. The highlight of her life (so far) was being featured on MSNBC for a story she wrote on Hello Kitty wines...she knew one day her love of all things HK would come in handy.

3 replies on “Vanilla Ice Stars in “The Most Random Show Ever””

The Vanilla Ice Project is actually a lot of fun to watch. I’ve caught a few episodes when nothing else is on, and Mr. Ice seems to know what he’s doing. Plus, he does neat stuff. I’m not sure I’ll check out his Amish project, but who knows.

The Bronson Pinchot Project (is that what it’s called?) is much less entertaining, but I can’t put my finger on why.

I personally love the DIY channel, especially on weekends, it’s great background noise while I work.

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