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Get ready to party like it's your birthday, because it's time to show some love for the year 2003!

It's hard to believe there was actually a time when pirates weren't cool, Orange County wasn't hip, and we weren't all running around saying "That's hot!"

2003 was déjà vu all over again--just ask Michael Jackson. He was accused yet again of child molestation and thanks to his devoted fans (and a few white doves) we witnessed one of the most interesting trials of the new millennium. And if you thought you couldn't relive those carefree college days, the movie Old School definitely proved you wrong--just think twice before you go streaking, okay?

We also found some pretty important stuff in 2003. Like evildoer Saddam Hussein, who was hiding out in a spider hole--and he looked a hot mess when he got out of there! Saddam could have used some serious help from the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Fab Five, who undoubtedly could have waxed and buffed him into Metrosexual territory in no time. Those Lord of the Rings guys found their one ring, bringing to a close the epic film trilogy. But the best thing we found in 2003 was an adorable clownfish named Nemo. Aww...

In politics, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governor, or Governator," of California and had everyone saying "I'll be back!" once again. And speaking of annoying catchphrases, "I'm Rick James, bitch!" seemed to roll off everyone's tongues in the '03, thanks to comedian Dave Chappelle and his hit series Chappelle's Show.

Reality TV taught us a few things in 2003. For one, it's not necessary to actually win the show you're on to become famous. Case in point: American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken. And the Fox reality hit Joe Millionaire taught us that some women will do just about anything for the possibility of meeting a rich guy. Turned out Joe Millionaire wasn't a millionaire, he was just an average guy--the kind that would wear a trucker hat (luckily those were trendy that year).

So get a snack (may we suggest a McDonalds McGriddle?) and get ready for a crunk trip down memory lane, VH1 style.