Nothing can kill MTV’s I’m From Rolling Stone reality show, which is still going strong despite viewer apathy, last-minute schedule changes, and viewer apathy about last-minute schedule changes. We’re still not entirely sure when this show is supposed to air anymore, but thankfully, Idolator intern Kate Richardson knows how to bribe her Tivo, and once again she provides the play-by-play.
Highlights from Episode 106, “Flip The Script”:
-The world finally gets to read Peter’s long-awaited Band of Horses story, which was shaping up to be the Chinese Democracy of music journalism.
-Russell brags about not doing work, regrets his laziness, pledges to work harder and be all that he knows he can be. Wash, rinse, repeat.
-Peter and Colin head to Chicago to cover Lollapalooza, where Peter seeks to outdo the Village Voice. Unheard of!
-A passerby on the street yells “Rich girls!” at Krishtine and Krystal, who are inexplicably aghast. Chances are that he simply thought they were a new incarnation of the MTV show Rich Girls, which, fittingly, was about as popular as I’m From Rolling Stone.
-In a shocking turn of events, Krishtine shows off her knowledge of about West Coast rap while at the Snoop Dogg listening party. Joe Levy is impressed, despite earlier in this very episode telling her that she’s not going to get anywhere if she doesn’t expand her genre coverage.
-Meanwhile, back at Lollapalooza, Peter interviews bands and takes notes, while Colin gets a massage and aimlessly wanders into the Flaming Lips costume tent.
-Krishtine and Snoop Dogg help each other self-promote during a phone interview. Let it never be said that Snoop Dogg doesn’t love to plug his latest albums in sympathetic Bay area zines.
-Alex Mar and the other editors laugh at Colin behind his back for sending an email conveying genuine excitement and doubt his capacity to be a legitimate fun-hating journalist.
-In the end, Peter publishes eight stories on the website, while Colin can only squeeze out one; Krishtine, though, surprises everyone by getting her Snoop Dogg story in the actual magazine. We’re guessing there’s a twist to this.
Most annoying intern of the episode: Colin. Because the charm of being cute, wide-eyed, and clueless wears off pretty quickly when you’re wandering around Lollapalooza getting massages and break-dancing lessons.
Least annoying intern of the episode: Peter, because he appeared to be a decent facsimile of a music journalist in this episode.
Episode grade, on a Rolling Stone-like scale of three stars to three-and-a-half stars: Three Stars
Jann’s beard growth, on a scale of 1 to 10: N/A. Jann washed his hands–and, presumably, his beard–of this disaster long ago.