Tosh.0 brings in the legends of the Internet
The Story So Far...
What is noticeably different is the featured guest in the "Web Redemption, and this season may be the pinnacle as far as viral video stars go, with some of the most famous internet stars sitting down with Tosh, including Antoine Dodson, the Evolution of Dance guy, Tay Zonday, the crying wrestling fan, the naked wizard, the "boom goes the dynamite" guy and the city of Mobile, Alabama (famed for their hunting of leprechauns.) That's a pretty impressive roster to have fun with, and the rest of the episodes have plenty of great personalities too, including a pretentious actor and an awful rapper who was hit by an ice-cream truck.
Though the redemption is intended to be the highlight of each episode, quite often the most memorable segments are the breakdown, which this season features a variety of odds and ends, like a Vegas strip fight with Batman, a kid bringing a dead squirrel to her father and a guy attacked by his friend with a large sex to, and Tosh's bits toward the end of the episode. It's in these bits that the show finds most of its variety, whether its an interview with an oddball (including a screaming steroid advocate and an oral sex expert, tweets responding to a prompt from Tosh (like him asking for suggestions for his contract rider), fun with social media (setting up a fake bakery and soliciting reviews on Yelp) or filmed bits. This is where some of the show's most unique moments come from, like Kate Upton playing the new game show "Knife or Banana", edited Shark Tank footage inserting Tosh, or Tosh bringing his "pleasure coach" to the writing room for "sensitive nips" sessions for his teams. That one will sear itself into your brain.
Though Tosh's button-pushing comedy is very funny, his jokes about homosexuality are troubling, even if he doesn't seem to be personally homophobic. It may just be my liberal, white, straight male guilt speaking, but it gets a bit uncomfortable when the show's a stream of misogyny, racism and other politically-incorrect mindsets, if only because it's likely many viewers aren't getting the joke, but laughing with the viewpoints instead. Of course, that's no reason to to stop him or the show, but it does taint the laughs a bit. Maybe not as much as those awful Viewer Videos though.
One thing I don't understand about these discs is the censoring that remains in place. Despite the language, including all of the big ones, going unbleeped in this set, the audio of a segment between Tosh and a cunnilingus expert is still heavily censored, with the blame falling on Comedy Central. It's hard to imagine what he could have said that still required censoring.
The mostly-uncensored TrueHD 5.1 keep Tosh's voice front and center, while the surround channels deliver the studio audience and the music. While the audio from the studio and the newly filmed pieces is solid, the web clips are, naturally, all over the place in terms of the sound, depending on how they were recorded.
Like the previous sets, there's an uncut "Spoilers" segment, this time the mammoth 43:54 look at the bizarre film Tiptoes, which features Gary Oldman as a little person, and Matthew McConaughey as his twin brother. As is Tosh's style in these bits, he's all over the place, taking random tangents as he tells the film's story in a hugely disbelieving tone. It's like a one-man How Did this Get Made?
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