Slacker comic Pauly Shore was the very definition of ubiquitous in the early 1990s. Hit movie Encino Man solidified his fame, already stoked by successful stand-up and comedy albums. However, just when it seemed that Shore would never disappear from our screens, he did just that – or seemed to.
Shore started in the stand-up business at 17, playing his slacker persona “The Weasel.” His laidback, stoner character caught the eye of MTV, and by 1990 he had his own show on the channel. Totally Pauly that mixed impromptu street interviews with spring break parties and skits. Viewers, particularly college students, loved it, ensuring it ran for four years.