The Day Today - Netflix

Posted on Sat 22 June 2019 in netflix

The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs news programmes. It is an adaptation of the radio programme On The Hour. The series is composed of six half-hour episodes and a selection of shorter, five-minute slots recorded as promotion trailers for the longer segments. Only six episodes were made, and were originally broadcast in January and February 1994 on BBC2. The Day Today won many awards and Chris Morris won the 1994 British Comedy Award for Best Newcomer.

The Day Today - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1994-01-19

The Day Today - It Was a Good Day - Netflix

“It Was a Good Day” (aka “Today Was a Good Day”) is a song by American gangsta rapper Ice Cube. It was released in February 1993 as the second single from his third solo album, The Predator. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and on the UK Charts at number 27. It was ranked as the 81st-greatest rap song of all time by About.com and number 77 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s. In 2008, it was ranked number 28 on VH1's 100 greatest songs of hip hop.

The Day Today - Music and reception - Netflix

The song (and the music video) tell the story of how Ice Cube has a good day in South Central Los Angeles. Throughout the song he enjoys playing basketball, having sex, smoking marijuana (whether coincidentally or on purpose, the song is 4:20 in length), getting drunk, going to his friend Short Dog's house to watch Yo! MTV Raps and later win at craps and bones, eating fast food at 2 AM, and cruising the streets of South Central undisturbed, free from having “to use [his] AK.” He even sees the lights on the Goodyear blimp, which Ice Cube says reads “Ice Cube's a Pimp”. The song samples multiple songs, including the Isley Brothers' “Footsteps in the Dark” and “Sexy Mama” by The Moments. The song received generally very positive reviews from critics. Blender magazine writer, Michael Odel, stated it contained a “chilled-out, feel-good vibe”. AllMusic's Jason Birchmeier noted that even though it was The Predator's “most laid-back moment, [It] emits a quiet sense of violent anxiety.” and went on to say “It's a truly beautiful moment, a career highlight for sure.” Entertainment Weekly mentioned that he rapped over a “partly melancholy, partly swaggering beat [and] glories in good luck, South Central style”. Vibe magazine described DJ Pooh's beat as a “smoothed-out production”. It reached number 77 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's. It was included in About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs, at number 81. In 2008, it was ranked number 8 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. In contrast to the success and popularity of “It Was a Good Day”, the sampled song which contributed to its fame did not receive such popularity. “Footsteps in the Dark” was released as the B-side to “Groove with You”, which did not chart on either the pop or the R&B singles charts.

The Day Today - References - Netflix