Top 7 Reasons MTV Sucks

Yo! MTV SucksA couple of weeks ago, MTV celebrated its 25th birthday. Back when it started, MTV was hip — it was the voice, the vessel of expression for what would be dubbed the “MTV Generation.” Now, there seems to be a consensus among old-time viewers and anyone who’s intelligent — MTV sucks. This list, presented in no real order, seeks to explain why.

7. My Super Sweet Sixteen
I caught about 10 minutes of this show one day, and, before it was over, I wanted to rip out my own intestines and strangle myself to death with the bloody, pus-oozing tubes. Here’s the basic idea of the show: A super rich girl plans for a huge party on her sixteenth birthday and her filthy rich daddy makes it all happen, or she cries if he doesn’t. Ugh.

6. MTV2
Ah, a station that actually plays music videos! Better yet, download them for free off of the internet — who needs television anymore?

5. Beavis and Butthead
Where’d it go? Who cares if there’s only like 5 minutes of actual show/plot, those delinquents were quality entertainment. I AM CORNHOLIO! I NEED T.P. FOR MY BUNGHOLE!

4. Music videos
They don’t play them. As the old-timers like to point out, they use to play videos ’round the clock, minus the news break with Kurt Loder.

3. Celebrity Deathmatch
About as funny as seeing your grandmother’s hemmorrhoids for the first time.

2. Rap
There’s nothing wrong with rap — tons of people like it and it should be played, but damn, we need some variety. How often do you see rock or alt rock or metal or punk or anything being played on MTV?

1. TRL
This, along with the rise of Spears, Aguilera, Backstreet and N-Sync probably ruined MTV for good. First of all, the show plays about 1 and 1/2 minutes of each video (which is fine I guess, since most of them are terrible). More importantly, this is the symbolic turning point — the point where MTV became ultra-whores to teeny-bopper audiences and lost sight of the importance of the music itself.

18 Comments

  1. jim

    beavis and butthead sucked.

  2. [quote comment=”614″]beavis and butthead sucked.[/quote]

    Finally someone said it.

  3. Chris

    You two are crazy 🙂 That show was genius.

  4. [quote comment=”617″]You two are crazy 🙂 That show was genius.[/quote]

    Don’t question what I say about TV shows. I write for Arts desk. My opinion is infallible.

  5. Clint

    Fonvielle,

    Update your damn blog.

  6. becca

    and, AND — you have to have a certain media player to even be able to WATCH videos on the website, on the slim chance you wanted to. I wanted to see one video, and it’s all, ERRR, you can’t download the fucking program you need to even PLAY the videos, and if you want to DL it, you need WIndows Media 10. I hate windows media and i hate mtv.

  7. Denise

    Due to the fact that best show ever put on MTV was listed as a bad thing on this list, I am going to have to discontinue my readership.

  8. Sean

    Kurt Loder just got canned. It was about time. He was sixty for crying out loud. The guy was about as hip as a turnip.

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  10. Dmac

    MTV is dead… music videos went the way of the cd player…its just useless garbage.. They cant even find anything to play on their network besides reruns of reality tv and old b-movies. What a shame—Vh1 step up your game pleeeez!! Mtv is short lived

  11. Dmac

    Nobody takes MTV seriously anymore…its just another outlet for bad reality tv… its catering to 13 year olds.
    What a great network so innovative that went to shit in 25 years

  12. Kevin Phillips Bonnnggg!

    Well, MTV is not what it once was, and we are not what we once were. The teenagers from the 1980s who enjoyed the REAL MTV are now approaching our 40s. Still, we can be happy that we enjoyed real videos and variety, rather than endless rap and putrid “reality” shows. Remember the original Headbanger’s Ball anyone? 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield? All gone, and replace with this craptastic teeny-bopper vomit. There is some hope, however, as a new digital channel called The Tube has been popping up on over-the-air digital television that plays only videos. I hate to advertise, but when MTV battles that and a number of other real video channels that come up, they will go the way of a teenybopper’s career when he or she hits the ripe old age of 25.
    Well, I’m going to watch The Tube.

  13. The BEST they can do at MTV is have an over weight, un professional has-been to open the VMA show and then have two has-been rockers fighting over another silicone enhanced has-been.

    MTV no longer represents “Beer & Trucks” to Madison Avenue, the clients or the audience. Perhaps “out of home place based” advertising in the 50+ rehab market could work.

    David Sirulnick as Executive Producer of the VMA fiasco should be ashamed. Unless someone else was calling the shots, David you should have had much better control of the show. The BET Music Awards was a MUCH better show and their budget was less
    than your transportation bill!. Live and learn I say.

    If we look at this years VMA awards those who work in the industry understand what has happened. MTV is at a peak from an MSO perspective, there are no households left to conquer. The driving force that made them great was Music and they no longer want or can be a 24/7 controlling force in the music industry. MTV2, MTV3, MTV500 it ain’t going to work because no one gets “IT”. MTV you keep dating the wrong people.

    VIACOM bought BET because they saw the 20-30% organic growth and the demise of MTV and other brands and markets. VH1 is not even on the radar screen. If it were not for NICK and some action out of Paramount VIACOM (VIA.B) would be in the stink house. The VMA awards would have been a total flop if the BET side of the business did not keep people from going to sleep. My concern is the bleeding of the BET brand and other VIACOM resources because there is no strategic or tactical leader to prop up the VIACOM’s legacy brands. Music, The music industry and the music consumer are moving in a much different direction and 1515 Broadway has their head in the sand.

    If I were VIACOM I’d be pumping the money into BET and creating
    new cross-platform and forget about spending BILLIONS on stuff you make in your garage on two nights of Red Bull and Jolt Cola. BET represents (1) of (4) last chances for them to dominate what they used to own in the industry. And that window is getting smaller than Air America’s ratings .

    Just my two cents but Sumner…. Tom was replaced with PD….. Someone it NOT getting “IT”. The ONLY thing you’ve got going is content and you’re missing the cross-platform plays to avoid getting hit in the head by the PIPE people when the MSO’s start a pay-per stream. Look for people with fresh ideas who get the optimization of cross-platform assets. They are not expensive. They are just outside of your house not in it. Open the window and look outside.

    I hope this helps. Who knows, perhaps SR or PD will read this and start a VIACOM media think tank. That would work if done the right way!!!!!!

    You might want to look at your gate keepers. So stuck in the mud are they that you’re not even seeing the right people to drive your company.

    Take HR out of the loop, they don’t get it! Have your hiring managers work with select media search firms that get TV, Interactive and stuff you’re not even aware of yet.

  14. SFlaherty

    I don’t see why it has to be the BET side of the business that is going to “save” music television. The “BET side” has been an iron lung at best, keeping MTV on life suport as a music channel. Music television is dead for now. With the many mediums of visual media people are far too over-stimulated visually these days. There has to be an auditory movement to take hold for some time before the public will put enough eggs back in the basket for Music TV to carry any weight.

  15. Me

    [quote comment=”621″][quote comment=”617″]You two are crazy 🙂 That show was genius.[/quote]

    Don’t question what I say about TV shows. I write for Arts desk. My opinion is infallible.[/quote]

    Dude… Who cares if you write for Arts Desk. No one even knows what that is. Your opinion is worth as much as everyone elses

  16. Jared

    MTV was never about music. It was about making money—and it still is.

  17. A

    Rap sucks. It’s for materialistic morons who think that having rims and going to the club is the measure of man. Just listen to the lyrics, they’re completely retarded. “Bitches,money,cars,clothes,rims. The depth of stupidity is astounding. And by the way, downloading music for free is not cool. If you disagree I will give an example: let’s say you have a job and work hard, and I get your paycheck instead of you. It’s the same thing. If you don’t know how sites get money from you downloading free music, it’s called advertising. American society is getting dumber by the second.

  18. Cee

    “Rap sucks. It’s for materialistic morons who think that having rims and going to the club is the measure of man. Just listen to the lyrics, they’re completely retarded. “Bitches,money,cars,clothes,rims. The depth of stupidity is astounding. And by the way, downloading music for free is not cool. If you disagree I will give an example: let’s say you have a job and work hard, and I get your paycheck instead of you. It’s the same thing. If you don’t know how sites get money from you downloading free music, it’s called advertising. American society is getting dumber by the second.”

    You have to be one of the most ignorant pieces of shit yet. First of all, listen to Tupac and Nas. REAL RAPPERS. Just because you don’t enjoy something, don’t disregard it as filth. Secondly, a lot of us don’t have time for your moral bullshit. Who cares about where we get our music? If it was THAT horrible, they would have taken down that site, ignoramus. You claim that American society is getting more imbecilic by the moment. You’re right, but you’re contributing to it too.

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