Monday, September 15, 2008

The End of a Not Very Interesting Era

Back in the late 90's, I found myself hanging out with new high school graduates and elementary school kids (long story). Because I was basically regressing 10 years, I also found myself watching MTV's TRL...a lot (I can still do the dance routines to Britney's "Sometimes" and *NSYNC's "Bye, Bye, Bye." Is this something to be proud of? Not really, but hey, let's see you try it, Judgey McJudgeypants). Anywho, news today is MTV will air the final episode of TRL in November. Now, I haven't watched the daily video countdown show seriously since Carson Daly was the host, so I'm not totally invested or anything, but it's still a little sad...especially since the TRL hour was the only time MTV (aka The Hills TV) plays videos anymore (even if they are incredibly short and screamed over most of the time). So, I will mourn just a little...as another part of my childhood dies...or my early 20's anyway. Why do you have to be so factcheckery? Gah!

7 comments:

Jon said...

Factcheckery is for suckers.

Dr Zibbs said...

Carson Daly is a big dope.

BeckEye said...

The last time I saw TRL, they showed about 20 seconds of the video and then for the rest of the time, they played it in the background while the VJs jibber-jabbered, ridiculous tickers ran, and tweens kept giving "shout-outs" and saying random things (I think they were speaking in text) and yelling, "WooooooO!" So, really, what was the point?

Liz said...

I saw this yesterday too and almost wrote about it. I used to watch it when I came from home from school in High School, but then I couldn't handle all the boy bands. I tried to watch it a few years ago "to see what the kids are listening to," and it was just a bunch of teenagers screaming. If that's what the kids are listening, they can keep it!

words words words said...

The last time I watched it, it wasn't even called TRL and "Pour Some Sugar On Me" was #1 for the whole summer. Now get off my lawn! That frisbee is MINE now!

pistols at dawn said...

But where will Joe "Bird" McIntyre plug his new dance jams?

Falwless said...

I can't say it any better than everyone else did.