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    Heard of MTV2. Are the videos they show modern, or are they the old ones I grew up with? Have you seen VH1 Classics? I am considering satellite tv just to get my video fix. I taped a lot of MTV years ago, and the tapes are worn out from overuse.

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    Happy - MTV2 shows current videos. They just have more of a music format as opposed to just whatever it is that MTV is doing now. I'm a big fan of VH1 classic. They, as the name suggests, show older videos with half hour or hour theme shows. ( 60's, 70s, 80s, rock, metal, etc)
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    How about the "Half Hour Comedy Hour"... "Remote Control"... "Head Bangers Ball"... "Yo! MTV Raps"... they were all well produced and worth watching.

    Loved all the cartoons they have shown... Beavis & Butthead is still just funny. They were idiots in a good way...

    Now what I do not understand is Johnny Knoxville... Bam... Steve-o... (idiots in a bad way) and they dumb sh*t they do. I don't like Punk'd.

    I have liked most of their True Life style shows. But the Real World was drove off in the ditch, when they went to San Fransico and let the media whore Puck, loose in the house. Its just frightening to me, how truly horrible behavior, is expected now in any Real Wold show.

    Now the most annoying thing they do on VH1.... As much as I LOVED the "Behind the Music", someone needs to explain to me why they did one for Britney Spears? *cough*sell out*cough...

    I can think of at least 2 dozen bands from the 1980's, I would LOVE to see researched and produced into show. Why has VH1 turned their best documentary show into some joke? Now its some show they only produce to whore out the lastest girl singer who never sings live?

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    Does anyone get the channel Fuse on their cable system? It's supposed to be like MTV was "back in the day."

    Ooohhh...Alan Hunter...I sooo thought that guy was hot. I even liked him doing the Amok in America back in '86, as cheesy as that was.

    Two things that stick in my memory from early MTV....anyone else remember:

    1. The video for the song that went (imagine a sing-songy voice): Fish heads, fish heads, folly polly fish heads. Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up, yum! (OK, yes, I am crazy).

    2. Randy of the Redwoods. I kinda miss that dude.

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    I get MTV2, and they show Beavis and Butthead on Friday nights sometimes. I discovered it quite by accident and my first reaction was "Oh yes! Finally!"
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    PhoneGrrrl- I remeber Fish Heads. That was Devo. They had a lot of airplay back in the day. Whip It was big, and the video for Satisfaction made my stomach hurt...weird plastic mask head on people, and the baby in the playpen sticks a fork in a toaster. And that other one that creeped me out, where people were dressed like dogs, and the words were about the dogs and a bone...

    And Talking Heads had videos that creeped me out, too. Burning Down The House was on every hour. When that movie True Stories came out, MTV played Talking Heads monotonously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Apple
    I get MTV2, and they show Beavis and Butthead on Friday nights sometimes. I discovered it quite by accident and my first reaction was "Oh yes! Finally!"
    Fortunately I was able to tape Beavis and Butthead years ago. I love that commercial for the show that ran before the actual commercial, when they show the screen with Beavis and Butthead's heads looking at each other, the narrator says, "Wanna impress your friends? Act like you've never seen this one before!" I'll never forget how hard I laughed the first time I ever saw the Cornholio episode.

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    "Remote Control" was probably my favorite old MTV show. Adam Sandlers "Stud Boy", Denis Leary yelling and smoking, Colin Quinn, Kari Wuhrer.............. Ahhhhh, thinking of the chairs flipping back into the wall and the Bon Jovi categories takes me back.

    I loved "Yo! MTV Raps" in the days of Ed Lover, Dr. Dre, and Fab 5 Freddy. Everything they played exposes the commercialism and faux-thugness of some of todays rap.

    The old ads were much better too. One of my favorites has to be this Denis Leary one:
    You know what I don't want on MTV? I'll tell you what. Aerosmith, Vanilla Ice, and Cher, okay? No Crosby, no Stills, no Nash. No bald guys, no fat guys, no fat bald guys. No rock stars who look like history professors, okay? R.E.M.? No. Marky Mark? No. P.M. Dawn? No. No half-hour comedy hour, no one hour comedy hour. No rock, no jocks, no Ed, no Dre, no Pauly, no Joiner. All I want is Cindy Crawford, okay? House of Style twenty-four hours a day. No MTV News unless it's news about Cindy. What she's doing, what she's wearing, what she smells like, okay? No music unless it's songs about Cindy, okay? I want half-hour specials about Cindy. I want hour-long rockumentaries about Cindy. I want "Cindy Unplugged." I want acoustic Cindy. I want long, drawn-out, slow-motion shots of Cindy walking. Cindy sleeping. Cindy eating an Eskimo Pie naked on the roof of the Empire State Building, okay? I wanna change the House of Style to the House of Cindy. Not MTV--CTV. No rock, no promos, no Richard Gere. Just me and Cindy, okay? I think you hear me knocking, Richard, and I think I'm coming in, and I got a box full of eskimo pies with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brusch
    The old ads were much better too. One of my favorites has to be this Denis Leary one:

    "Just me and Cindy, okay? I think you hear me knocking, Richard, and I think I'm coming in, and I got a box full of eskimo pies with me."
    Leary was and still is the best at the loud mouth thing. He just cracks me up.

    The only other one I can think of that cracked me up was the commercials with the Frank Sinatra wanna-be guy... who sang off key... holding a glass of scotch. Just priceless.

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    [QUOTE=happydude]PhoneGrrrl- I remeber Fish Heads. That was Devo. QUOTE]

    Thanks, happydude. I remember the other Devo vids you mentioned, but didn't connect Devo to the fish heads song.

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