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Tosh.O: "Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets" DVD Review
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Jan. 5, 2013 5:20 p.m.

The third DVD volume of the
television program Tosh.O features
host Daniel Tosh wearing cardigans and then casual jackets. Yes, thats how he
differentiates various seasons of the program. In earlier volumes he wore
hoodies and deep V-neck shirts.
I have to wonder if anyone particularly
cares what Daniel Tosh wears. Id prefer to think not. But if hes going to
keep up with the idea of wearing a different type of outfit each season, here are
a few suggestions:
  • Fur coats (He could wear a
  • different animal each week. Some good choices would be fox, chinchilla,
    raccoon, beaver, squirrel and monkey.)
  • Boy band concert T-shirts
  • (But only from shows he actually attended himself. You know he owns a bunch.)
  • Clothing of dead celebrities
  • (He could purchase them at auctions or estate sales, and then viewers would
    have to guess which celebrity each outfit once belonged to.)
    Okay, enough of that. For those
    who are unfamiliar with this television show, the basic idea behind it is that
    comedian Daniel Tosh shows videos found on the internet and then pokes fun at
    them. It sounds simple, and it is, but it is also often quite funny. Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets is a
    three-disc set featuring fifteen episodes as well as a lot of bonus material.
    This set has plenty that got me
    laughing. In the first episode, the video of the little kid parallel parking
    his toy car is great. Tosh says, I will
    give you a hundred dollars if you can teach my Asian girlfriend to do that.  And in a later episode we get to watch an
    Asian woman trying to park.  While
    showing a video of two girls fighting, Tosh comments, It starts out like anything with a girl with a lot of talking.
    The Video Breakdown of the
    weightlifter is really good. But from that episode I especially love Tosh
    ripping on Tom Cruise and Scientology (and Christianity too, for good measure).
    He talks about how Tom Cruise will sue anyone who even hints that he might be
    gay. Then he asks the two girls in the Web Redemption segment if they think
    hes gay. In place of their actual answer, we hear this voice over: No, I do not. There is absolutely no way
    that Tom Cruise is gay. Perfect. That entire segment is really good. (And
    during the closing credits of that episode there is a bit more, including a
    funny reference to Magnolia.)
    Other Web Redemption segments
    include the Tron Guy (though it isnt really a redemption as he didnt mess up
    in an online video in the first place), a crying New York Giants fan (Daniel
    Tosh helps him put things into perspective), and a cheerleader who got trampled
    by the football team.
    Probably my favorite Web
    Redemption is with the little girl who threw back a foul ball at a baseball
    game after her father caught it and handed it to her. Of course, Daniel Tosh is
    way off the mark when he criticizes the game of baseball, which is by far the
    best sport. But what I particularly love is that Clay Buchholz makes an awesome
    guest appearance in this segment.
    Of course, some bits go on too long, like the wrestling
    bit in the second episode. And the eyeball montage is the first thing in this
    show I actually turned away from. Enjoy.
    Bonus Features
    The third disc includes quite a
    lot of bonus material. Most of it is extended Web Redemption interviews. Of
    that footage, by far my favorite is his interview with the sorority girl. When
    he talks about her initiation into his own sorority, he tells her, You have to pay me to be my friend. Its
    okay. Everyone does it. Its kind of like Scientology, but less queer.
    Interestingly, most of the folks come off pretty well in these extended
    interviews.
    Also included in the bonus
    features is Daniel Toshs full ten-minute spoiler of the film Orphan. I havent seen this movie, but
    now I want to. Am I demented? It sounds awful.
    Rounding out the bonus features
    are several short interviews with some of the programs crew members, including
    a graphic artist, a writer, a couple of people in post, and the shows stylist
    (the stylist talks about possible future clothing options for Daniel).
    Tosh.O: Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets was released on December 21,
    2012. Its sold exclusively at Walmart, and for that reason
    I was reluctant to review it. Id prefer if no one ever shopped at that
    particular store. So if you decide to purchase this one, try to find another
    way to obtain it. But dont steal it. The good folks at Comedy Central deserve
    to get their cut. Just try to keep Walmart from getting a cent.

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