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"Why Doesn't MTV Play Music Videos Anymore" Answered

The latest viral video with some tangential relevance to music is a comedic sketch by Brian Firenzi and Maria Del Carmen. In the skit, posted as an installment of "Ask A Network Head," Natalie asks the head of programming at MTV why they stopped playing music videos. Watch below for the answer (warning: NSFW language):

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1. cbella writes:

LMAO - Touché sir!

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Exactly - I get to watch all the debut videos I want right here on MU!

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

back in the early 90s the only good thing about mtv was HEADBANGERS BALL....all else sucked a$$!!

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

The Ball and Beavis and Butthead were the only good things to come out of MTV.
Until they censored B&B that is.
Oh and funny Headbangers Ball story.
Ricky what's his face...Racthman (didn't spell that right, don't care) had NO idea the camera was on. He lifted up his leg and totally ripped a@@ right on camera. You should have seen the look on his face when he saw the camera light was on. LOLOLOLOL.
Classic.

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

man oh man have the times changed

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cozen writes:

Loved every second of that $hit!

I'd actually stop playing when I was a kid to come inside for Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane" video on MTV. You know, back when kids played outside.

Staying up late to watch HBB trumps Internet music video viewing any day.

# Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. charest writes:

i remember watching Liquid Television on mtv, interesting show indeed

# Nov 15, 2012 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

i did forget about the boys beavis n butthead...yea, liquid television was cool and "AMP" which didnt last long but i enjoyed watching when completely stoned....

# Nov 15, 2012 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

Come on, branded, you didn't enjoy the hair metal heyday? Seeing Bon Jovi and Def Leppard 50 times a day (if you watched for just 2 hours) was great!

# Nov 15, 2012 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianMN writes:

^^^Don't forget Motley Crue's "Without You"...which was played every hour on the hour for months on end.

# Nov 15, 2012 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

^^ah yes, the olden times....let us not forget '18 and Life' by the Skidders, Cinderella's 'Shake Me' (what ever happened to them guys? kinda dropped off the face ya know)...as well, what teenage metal grom didn't feel a slight stirring in his youthful loins when checkin out all the hotties in the GNR "Sweet Child" vid...mmm hmmm :)

yes indeed, great memories

NP---Boondocks---Little Big Town

# Nov 15, 2012 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. charest writes:

all i know is Pauly Shore made movies and i blame the mtv

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

no DB i hated having to sit through those gay vidoes...damn cocckrockers ruined it...

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BrianMN writes:

@hellrat....18 and Life...uuugh!!!
Every ten minutes.
Cinderella was one of the hair bands I liked. I still give Night Songs a spin here and there.
Cindy always had more substance than the majority of hair bands.
And for what it's worth Tom Keifer is coming out with another solo album.
I have a feeling Cinderella knows the time has come and gone for them. Or maybe they're afraid to try a new album (????) Who knows.
Oh and the Sweet Child video???
I think all my attention was on Axl's hair LOL.
Aqua Net overdose.

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. deathbringer writes:

Come on, "Pour Some Sugar on Me" was the #1 video for 50-something weeks or so... Who could get sick of that? :-) Sadly, outside of HBB, that was the best time for MTV...Metallica and the early 90s (groove) bands got some play and then rap started taking over MTV along with grunge. Still, it was too much rap for me to weather for the other videos.

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R10 writes:

Yea the HBB was the reason i watched MTV in the 80's. Anyone remember "Young Ones" on MTV in the mid 80's? f***in stoner Neil was a riot. And the spikey haired mouthy punk was funny as hell also. Miss that show, gotta see if I can find that sh*t on DVD.

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brandedcfh420 writes:

neil, vivian, rick and mike....i have the entire young ones series on my pc R10....my fave epsiode was season 1 episode 2...

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brandedcfh420 writes:

DB: please stop reminding me of horrible days of old. i wish there was a way we could hit delete on certain parts of memory..it would be nice to be able to not have to remember those days.....

# Nov 16, 2012 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. VIVAFUCKINFRANCEMAN! writes:

Even if MTV started playing music videos again would you really wanna watch the artists of today that MTV would deem popular??? f*** that.

# Nov 17, 2012 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brandedcfh420 writes:

very excellent point #19....!!!!

# Nov 17, 2012 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

MTV doesn't play music videos because anybody now can go to youtube and watch whatever music video they want whenever they want...i used to like headbangers ball and beavis and butthed before they became awful reality show garbage televison....

To quote jello biafra "MTV...GET OFF THE AIR!!!"

I wish someone would start a real music video channel for all the metal, punk, hardcore and classic rock we all love

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. EsotericSurgery writes:

Holy fvck that was brilliant!!!! Thanks for sharing db :)

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 3:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. deathbringer writes:

branded, I've been in nostalgia land lately, enjoying some hair metal lately :-) But I don't really miss MTV and can't wait til Bellator moves to Spike so I don't need to tune into another MTV channel again.

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea bellator going to spike is a great thing...

# Nov 18, 2012 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brandedcfh420 writes:

R10: do you know of "THE DANGEROUS BROTHERS"? its vivian and rick in a different comedy gig. look it up on youtube!!! the "TORTURE" episode is fkn hilarious...

# Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Blindgreed1 writes:

Can't believe nobody's brought this up yet. I'd totally HIT Natalie.

# Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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