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TMC
04-18-2001, 12:17 AM
As some of you probably know, the considerably goundbreaking cable channel is celebrating its 20 anniversary this year. Music Television arguably forever changed the way that we view the musical business. It was now become a major requirement for artists to promote themselves via the medium of music videos. In the process, MTV expanded itself with game shows (e.g. Remote Control), sketch comedy shows (e.g. The State), animation (e.g. Beavis & Butt-head) and reality shows (e.g. The Real World) long before Survivor and Temptation Island. This is in spite of the idea that MTV ironically hasn't played enough music videos in recent years with more non-musical programming in much of its place:
1. Best Male VJ (Video Jockey) of All Time

2. Best Female VJ of All Time

3. Worst Male VJ of All Time

4. Worst Female VJ of All Time

5. Best Video Music Award Show of All Time

6. Worst Video Music Award Show of All Time

7. Best Over-all Show of All Time

8. Worst Over-all Show of All Time

9. Most Under-rated Show of All Time

10. Most Over-rated Show of All Time

11. Best MTV Movie Award Show of All Time

12. Worst MTV Movie Award Show of All Time

13. Best Game Show of All Time

14. Worst Game Show of All Time

15. Best Animated Show of All Time

16. Worst Animated Show of All Time

17. Best & Worst Summer Location:
-The Malibu Summer Beach House (1993-1996)
-Motel California (1997)
-The New Jersey Summer Share (1998)
-Jamaica (1999)
-The So Cal Summer Beach House (2000)

18. Best & Worst Spring Break Location:
-Daytona, Florida
-Lake Havasu, Arizona
-Panama City, Florida
-Negril, Jamaica
-Las Vegas, Nevada
-Cancun, Mexico

19. Best Over-all Era of MTV

20. Worst Over-all Era of MTV

21. Best & Worst Rock & Jock Sport:
-Baseball
-Basketball
-Football
-Bowling

EdBrownJr
04-18-2001, 12:11 PM
1. John Sencio
2. Daisy Fuentes
3. Adam Curry
4. Kennedy
5. 1999
7. Real World
8. Undressed
13.Remote Control
15.Beavis & Butthead
17.Jamaica (1999)
18.Las Vegas, Nevada
19.Grunge early 1990's
20.currently this boy band crap sucks.
21.Bowling



[This message has been edited by EdBrownJr (edited 04-18-2001).]

factsoflife
04-18-2001, 01:17 PM
Best Vj-
male- Simon Rex
Female- Daisey Funetes

Worst Vj-
male- Matt pinfield
female- Mandy Moore

Best Video Music Awards- 1999.
Worst Video Music Awards- 1998.

Best overall show- The Real World
Worst overall show- Bevis and Butthead

most overrated show- Bevis and Butthead

Most underrated show- Daria

Best Movie Awards- 1998

Worst Movie awards- 1999

Best game show- singled out and Remote Control

Worst Game Show- Idiots Savant and that really dumb Ahmad Zappa show from liek two years ago.

Best Animated Series- Daria
Worst animated show- liquid television.

Best Summer Location- Malibu Summer Beach- 1993-1996
Worst Sumer Location- Motel California- 1997

Best Spring Break Location- Cancun Mexico

Worst Spring Break Location- Negrill, Jamacia

Best overall era of MTV- the late 80's/early 90's ( pre-carson dayl, when kennedy and daisy and downtown julie brown ruled the airwaves.)

Worst overall era of MTV- 1997-present, when Carson Dayl, Anada Lewis, and company took over sending all the best mtv vj's packing.


Best Rock and Jock Sport-
Basketball

Worst rock and jock sport-
Bowling.

TMC
04-18-2001, 07:25 PM
This is basically, a brief run-down of the various landmarks so to speak and format additions and/ changes throughout the 20 year anniversary of MTV. This is more or less, an attempt to pin-point when exactly did things hit their peak and went down-hill. For better or worst, things really need to stay fresh or innovative while maturing (but for how long and far) in the process:
*1981-1985
-MTV starts out with a rather extremely simplistic fundation as they primarily feature a huge consistency of music video (although, the craft of producing music videos hasn't really fully developed as of yet) airplay from current rock acts with some live concerts occasionally thrown in.

*1986-1991
-MTV gradually starts to feature more hip-hop and develops more depth and variety with the programming (i.e. more major contests and annual events at start establish their identities, and news and non-musical programming), beyond the typical old music format.

*1992-1996
-MTV expands itself by placing animation, sketch comedy shows, more game shows, and reality programming in attempts to gain even bigger ratings than before. In the process, MTV perhaps attempts to really captialize off of success of the success of its current shows with more of its kind.

For example, Remote Control spawns Singled Out, Beavis & Butt-head spawns The Brothers Grunt, the VMAs spawn The MTV Movie Awards, and The Real World spawn Road Rules. Not to mention setting up major youth movements like "Rock the Vote" and "Choose Or Loose." The channel also delves rather deeply into "alternative" music and the grunge movement.

*1997-present
-MTV moves into studios in Times Square where they still are today. MTV creates MTV 2 which is based primarily on the original fundations of MTV. In the process the concept of viewer interaction his raised a fairly great deal with shows like TRL, Web Riot, VJ for a Day, Fanatic, and the annual Wanna Be a VJ? contests. Most of the musical focus by now has arguably shifted greatly towards the "teeny-bopper" (i.e. bubble gum pop music) culture.

TMC
04-18-2001, 11:32 PM
Best VMA Show of All Time:
-1999

Worst VMA Show of All Time:
-2000

Best Over-all Show of All Time:
-Remote Control

Worst Over-all Show of All Time:
-Artists Cut

Most Under-rated Show of All Time:
-Daria

Most Over-rated Show of All Time:
-Total Request Live

Best MTV Movie Award Show of All Time:
-1997

Worst MTV Movie Award Show of All Time:
-2000

Best Game Show of All Time:
-Remote Control

Worst Game Show of All Time:
-VJ for a Day

Best Animated Show of All Time:
-Liquid Television

Worst Animated Show of All Time:
-Head Trip

Best Summer Location:
-The Malibu Summer Beach House

Worst Summer Location:
-Motel California

Best Spring Break Location:
-Daytona

Worst Spring Break Location:
-Lake Havasu

Best Era:
1992-1996

Worst Era:
1997-present

Best Rock & Jock Sport:
-Basketball

Worst Rock & Jock Sport:
-Bowling

Cokies
04-19-2001, 12:29 PM
This is going to be fun...

Best Male Vj: Simon Rex
Best Female Vj: Kennedy or Julie Brown
Worst Male Vj: Carson Daly or Dave Holmes
Worst Female Vj: Laura Lipsitz
Best VMA: 1996
Worst VMA: 2000
Best Overall Show: The Real World( only to Seattle)
Worst Over-all Show of ALL-time: TRL!!!
Most Underated: 120 minutes
Most Overrated: Trl!!
Best Movie Awards: 1997
Worst Movie Awards: 2000
Best Game Show: Remote Control or Sandblast
Worst Game Show: Say What Kareoke
Best Animated Show: Beavis and Butt-Head
Worst Animated Show: Daria
Summer Location:
Best: Motel Claifornia
Worst: The So Cal Summer Beach House
Spring Break Location:
Lake Havasu-Best
Cancun, Mexico-Worst
Best Overall Era:
1993-1997
Worst Overall Era;
1998-present
Best Rock and Jock
Baseball
Worst:
uh....Bowling



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"It was just like Saturday Night Fever, only it was a Friday."

TMC
04-19-2001, 04:31 PM
My over-all choices from the standpoint of ranking things and making a few additions would have to include (I'm mainly doing this in order to keep this thing from slipping by the way):
Best VMAs:
1. 1999

2. 1994

3. 1992

Worst VMAs:
1. 2000

2. 1997

3. 1986

Best Over-all Shows:
1. Remote Control

2. Beavis & Butt-head

3. The Week In Rock

Worst Over-all Shows:
1. Artists Cut

2. Oddville, MTV

3. TRL

Most Under-rated Shows:
1. Daria

2. Idiot Savants

3. 120 Minutes

Most Over-rated Shows:
1. TRL

2. The Wanna Be VJ? contests

3. The Tom Green Show

Best MTV Movie Award Shows:
1. 1997

2. 1999

3. 1993

Worst MTV Movie Award Shows:
1. 2000

2. 1998

3. 1996

Best Game Shows:
1. Remote Control

2. Idiot Savants

3. Singled Out

Worst Game Shows:
1. VJ for a Day

2. Say What? Karaoke

3. The Blame Game

Best Animated Shows:
1. Liquid Television

2. Beavis & Butt-head

3. Celebrity Death-match

Worst Animated Shows:
1. Head Trip

2. The Brothers Grunt

3. Spy Groove

Ranking the Summer Locations:
1. The Malibu Summer Beach House

2. The New Jersey Summer Share

3. The So Cal Summer Beach House

4. Jamaica

5. Motel California

Ranking the Spring Break locations:
1. Daytona

2. Cancun

3. Panama City

4. Las Vegas

5. Negril

6. Lake Havasu

Ranking the Rock & Jock sports:
1. Basketball

2. Baseball

3. Football

4. Bowling

factsoflife
04-20-2001, 09:06 PM
my god, i forgot about sandblast that show was great. does anyone remember twelve angry viewers... i loved that show, it would make me so mad when my fave video would get voted out.

factsoflife
04-20-2001, 09:06 PM
i am a huge fan of kathy's so-called reality. this show rocks.

factsoflife
04-20-2001, 09:15 PM
here are some new catagories:

worst music video of all time- my picke would be- Lady Marmalade, by Christina Aguleria, Pink, Mya, Missy elliot and little kim.

Best music video of all time- my pick, is Vouge by Madonna or thriller, by micheal jackson.

fave season of the real world- my pick is the new orleans cast, they are the most likeable and danny is so hot..

least fave season of the real world- i think that seatell and london were both horrible.

Worst mtv contest or giveaway- my pick is the make madonna's video from i thin it was 1987.

best contest or giveaway- MTV gives away bon jovi's house, 1986.

Best made for mtv movie- my pick is a tie between anatomy of a hate crime and 2gether.

worst made for mtv movie- my pick is love song.

sexiest vj- ( looks only)-
male- simon rex
femeal- carmen electra/daisey fuentes.


least sexy vj ( looks only)-
male- jessy camp
femeal- kennedy

most annoying vj-
male- jesse camp
femeal- idalais

most annmoying type of music-
my pick is heavy metal.

best decade for mtv-
my pick is the one that started it all, the 80's

worst deacade for mtv- present.

Cokies
04-21-2001, 01:04 AM
Best Music Video: A-ha's 'Take On Me'. It won 6 music video awards in 86'. It's so great, I can never tire watching it.
Or Duran Duran's 'Hungary Like A Wolf'. John Taylor looked so hot. ( Oh my god, did I just say that??).

Worst Video: Britney Spears' 'Sometimes'. Oh my God! I hate it, it is absolutely boring and tacky...and pathetic.

Fave Season of The Real World: My FAVORITE would be Boston. The funniest would be Miami.
The best would be Seattle. The raciest would be Hawaii, of course. Oh, but San Francisco was great.

Worst Season of The Real World: New Orleans. BORING.

Most annoying type of music: Rap Metal ( Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Korn, Papa Roach, etc...).

Best Decade of MTV: the 80's of course.

Worst Decade of MTV: Well, considering how this decade is shaping up....



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"It was just like Saturday Night Fever, only it was a Friday."

TMC
04-22-2001, 02:56 PM
When it comes to the Video Music Awards, this is how I would rank all of them in terms of merit (from worst to best):
17. 2000

16. 1997

15. 1986

14. 1987

13. 1988

12. 1990

11. 1993

10. 1985

9. 1995

8. 1998

7. 1989

6. 1984

5. 1996

4. 1991

3. 1992

2. 1994

1. 1999

JohnMcMillin
04-24-2001, 01:58 AM
1. Best Male VJ (Video Jockey) of All Time
Bryan McFayden (my shallowness coming through, lol)

2. Best Female VJ of All Time
Martha Quinn

3. Worst Male VJ of All Time
Carson

4. Worst Female VJ of All Time
Ananda

5. Best Video Music Award Show of All Time
1990 sticks out as a classic one (Madonna doing Vogue, Janet doing Black Cat, Sinead winning, Billy Idol, etc...)

6. Worst Video Music Award Show of All Time
2000 and 1997

7. Best Over-all Show of All Time
Beavis And Butthead

8. Worst Over-all Show of All Time
Real World (this show is responsible for the death of music videos since it was not music related in the least)

9. Most Under-rated Show of All Time
Just Say Julie

10. Most Over-rated Show of All Time
TRL

11. Best MTV Movie Award Show of All Time
1997

12. Worst MTV Movie Award Show of All Time
1993

13. Best Game Show of All Time
Remote Control

14. Worst Game Show of All Time
Singled Out

15. Best Animated Show of All Time
Beavis And Butthead

16. Worst Animated Show of All Time
The Brothers Grunt (anyone remember this? It was soooooo disgusting)

17. Best & Worst Summer Location:
-The Malibu Summer Beach House (1993-1996)
-Motel California (1997)
-The New Jersey Summer Share (1998)
-Jamaica (1999)
-The So Cal Summer Beach House (2000)

how about NONE OF THEM?

18. Best & Worst Spring Break Location:
-Daytona, Florida
-Lake Havasu, Arizona
-Panama City, Florida
-Negril, Jamaica
-Las Vegas, Nevada
-Cancun, Mexico

Daytona

19. Best Over-all Era of MTV
anytime from the 80's (especially) through the mid-90's.

20. Worst Over-all Era of MTV
1997, Times Square destroyed MTV

21. Best & Worst Rock & Jock Sport:
-Baseball
-Basketball
-Football
-Bowling

None

JohnMcMillin
04-24-2001, 02:06 AM
>worst music video of all time
anything by Puff Daddy

>Best music video of all time
Thriller by MJ
Like A Prayer by Madonna
Bad Girl by Madonna
Take On Me by A-Ha

>fave season of the real world
hated em all

>Worst mtv contest or giveaway
have TRL be filmed at your house. Maybe 5-10-15 years ago it would've been cool to have MTV at your house. But who over the age of 13 (and you have to be 18 to enter anyways) would want Carson and a bunch of screaming girls playing crap videos?

>best contest or giveaway
Weekend at Michael Jackson's

>Best made for mtv movie
Anatomy Of A Hate Crime

>worst made for mtv movie
2gether

>sexiest vj
male- Bryan McFayden
female- Jenny McCarthy

>least sexy vj ( looks only)-
male- Ray Munns
female- Kennedy

>most annoying vj-
male- jesse camp
femeal- Ananda

>Most annoying music
I know I will be killed for this, but I never saw the appeal of rap. I also can't stand any of this "new metal" garbage (now I loved the 80's stuff ala Def Leppard, Ratt, etc...) and while I admit to liking some of the teen pop, about 95% of it is useless and is gonna burn itself out the way disco did.

>best decade for mtv-
have to be the 1980's. The decade that the "M" on MTV stood for what it says

>worst deacade for mtv-
now

Cokies
04-24-2001, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by JohnMcMillin:



>Best music video of all time
Thriller by MJ
Like A Prayer by Madonna
Bad Girl by Madonna
Take On Me by A-Ha



Besides the first three ( they are pretty obvious being the majority's favorite videos), 'Take On Me' is such a great video. Gosh, I can't say any more great things about it that I have already.
I can't believe Dire Straits' 'Money For Nothing' beat it for best video that year, I mean, A-ha won every other award practicily....
sorry, I'm rambling now...

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"It was just like Saturday Night Fever, only it was a Friday."

TMC
04-25-2001, 12:51 AM
While going back to the subject of having to ranking the various award shows in MTV history, this is how I would rank the MTV Movie Awards in coliation to the nominees being announced today:
9. 2000

8. 1998

7. 1996

6. 1992

5. 1994

4. 1995

3. 1993

2. 1999

1. 1997

TMC
04-25-2001, 01:00 AM
As for all of the animation that has gone on MTV throughout its history, this is how I would rank all of the shows from worst to best over-all:
13. Head Trip

12. The Brothers Grunt

11. Spy Groove

10. Cartoon Sushi

9. Downtown

8. Aeon Flux

7. The Maxx

6. The Head

5. Station Zero

4. Daria

3. Celebrity Death-match

2. Beavis & Butt-head

1. Liquid Television

Sitcomwriter
03-06-2002, 05:47 PM
BUMP!

Sitcomwriter
08-30-2002, 07:12 PM
Last night's VMAs sucked IMO!

Sitcomwriter
08-30-2002, 07:24 PM
Now there are 3 MTV Channels:MTV,MTV2 and MTV Hits!

BulletTrain
08-30-2002, 10:18 PM
Um I think theres at least two more which would be mtv spanish videos and mtv rock videos and probally more.

*Marilyn Monroe*
08-30-2002, 11:40 PM
I didnt get to see all of the VMA's last night. They're so freaking long!! I had a full piano lesson at 8 Central, it got over @ 9, and they were still on!

Moonlight Lady
09-04-2002, 01:09 PM
I think we should have MTV Classic