Even though he’s a busy guy — what with the roles on TV shows like Fresh Off the Boat, The League, and Children’s Hospital; as well as his How Did This Get Made? podcast — Paul Scheer has still found time for one of his true passions: remaking episodes of 1990s television.
Previously, Scheer concocted The Ar-Sheerio Paul Show, in which he recreated various episodes of The Arsenio Hall Show for reasons as-yet unknown.
Now he’s turned his eye towards MTV’s Total Request Live and, well, this is what that looks like:
And if you feel like that can’t possibly be an accurate representation of just how vapid TRL was back in the day, here’s the episode Scheer — along with Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch and Resident Advisors’ Ryan Hansen — are paying homage to:
Is it possible to adore a thing too much? So much that you smother it with affection? Maybe…but if that’s wrong then it’s perfectly fine to choke something out with love.
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