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The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour (2004)

America's favorite young married couple, Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson, multi-platinum artists known from their hit MTV series, "Newlyweds," star in their first-ever television special, ... See full summary »


Gary Halvorson


Mike Bender, H. Jon Benjamin (as Jonathan Benjamin) | 7 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Nick Lachey ... Himself / Various Characters
Jessica Simpson ... Herself / Various Characters
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Anderson Timothy Anderson ... Associate choreographer
Johnny Bench Johnny Bench ... Himself
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds ... Himself
Hunter Gomez ... Young Justin Timberlake
Paul Greenberg ... Various
Laivan Greene Laivan Greene ... Mouseketeer
Tara Nicole Hughes ... Dancer
Taylor Hurley Taylor Hurley ... Young Britney Spears
Eric Jacobson ... Miss Piggy (voice)
Olga Kay ... Juggler (as Olga Karavaeva)
Jewel Kilcher ... Herself (as Jewel)
Hunter King ... Mouseketeer (as Haley King)
Taylor Lautner ... Mouseketeer


America's favorite young married couple, Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson, multi-platinum artists known from their hit MTV series, "Newlyweds," star in their first-ever television special, featuring a fun-filled variety hour of music and comedy. In a throwback to the days of Sonny & Cher and Laugh-In, the beloved Nick & Jessica breathe new life into the variety format, showcasing their singing and comedic talents in a series of sketches and musical performances with such guests as Jewel, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Kenny Rogers, baseball Hall of Fame star Johnny Bench, Mr. T, and The Muppets stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. The musical performances include a duet with Jessica and Jewel, who sings her classic song, "Who Will Save Your Soul," and a duet with Nick and Babyface singing the Stevie Wonder classic, "For Once in My Life." Jessica also performed "Islands in the Stream" with the legendary Kenny Rogers. Comedy sketches include a hilarious skit with Mr. T, and Jessica and Nick ... Written by Patrick Byrnes

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tv special | variety show | See All (2) »


Comedy | Music



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Burbank, California, USA

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Look closely and you can see that Jessica's pole-vaulting double is a man in a wig, who not only looks nothing like her but is roughly 100 pounds heavier than she is. See more »


Self: What's the matter, Christina? I thought "Words won't bring you down!"
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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Good entertainment!
23 May 2004 | by msworld007See all my reviews

Despite my apprehensions before watching the show for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised. Nick and Jessica work well as a team and the show really is what it says it is; variety. One show I watched had everything from the Muppets to Kenny Rogers to Mr.T with many musical numbers and comedy sketches as well as some bloopers and out-takes.

I know a lot of people would like to dismiss Jessica as a bimbo (and after watching several episodes of Newlyweds I can sort of see why) however I think she is smarter than she gets credit for, and her comedic timing and talent are undeniable.

If you don't like their singing, wait around for a minute and you'll get to see comedy and mindless jokes. There is something for everyone. I plan on watching again!

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