Duluth comic Bamford, Apatow chat '90s for Vanity Fair video


Duluth-raised comic Maria Bamford and prolific comedy director-producer Judd Apatow are having a blast chatting about the '90s in a new video made to help celebrate Vanity Fair's 100th anniversary, Vita.mn reports.

Featured in the seven-minute-plus video are observations about such celebrities as Dolly Parton, the Spice Girls, Demi Moore and Ben Affleck; events like the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the Y2K threat; and scandalous personalities like former Olympic skater Tonya Harding and the "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fischer.

"There are lots of young ladies in the '90s who made poor decisions," the mousy-voiced Bamford exclaims.

The comics also sift through several Vanity Fair magazine covers from the '90s -- featuring the likes of Parton and Moore (in her infamous naked and pregnant pose) -- and comment how the photos just happened to focus on the women's chest regions.

Bamford, who was born in California but raised and schooled in Minnesota, must have had the state on her mind during the shoot, since several of her thoughts had a local angle, starting with Twin Cities native and "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz.

After looking at Moore's other infamous Vanity Fair cover, where she is nude again but covered completely in body paint, Apatow asks Bamford how she would paint herself up for a similar pose. Bamford deadpans, "like a Snoopy costume. Like myself nude, but Snoopy."

Bamford also says her favorite movie of the '90s was "Reality Bites," starring Winona native Winona Ryder.

And, in a quick quiz, Apatow asks Bamford who President Bill Clinton ran against in '92 and '96, to which she responds, "(Walter F.) Mondale."

The video has been picked up by such sites as the Huffington Post, which says, "Remember the '90s? Of course you do. But your memories are probably not as entertaining as when Judd Apatow and Maria Bamford sat down to talk about their favorite things that happened in that Internet-favorite decade."

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