Joe’s Apartment in the East Village [Video]

Posted on: March 4th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

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Joe’s Apartment remains an amusing legacy of a bygone era in MTV history – the early nineties.  At the time, the so-called music television channel was defined by music videos (remember those?) and a host of creative programming, including Liquid Television and The State.  NOT Jersey Shore!

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[Life Cafe on Avenue B]

The Joe’s Apartment short first aired on MTV back in 1992, and four years later, spawned the eponymous full-length film starring Jerry O’Connell.  Both the movie and the short are rooted in the East Village, and focus on an Iowa transplant living in a rent-controlled apartment with singing roaches.

And check out the first (and funniest) ten minutes of the movie.  Fresh off the boat, as it were, Joe struggles to find cheap housing in New York.

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