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    Default 7 MTV-defining stars who wouldn't be allowed on MTV anymore



    After word emerged yesterday that MTV was planning an extreme dieting beauty pageant, we knew it was time to ask ourselves, "Do we still want our MTV?" Many of us grew up in a time where the network was perceived as alternative, cutting-edge, and cool, though it's hard to picture the stars who made it that way getting a foot through the door of the modern-day MTV casting office. Here, then, are seven iconic MTV personalities who would have no place on a network that now fills its programming with multiple iterations of the "spoiled rich girl" reality genre:

    Pedro Zamora: Before The Real World became principally concerned with two things (castmate hookups, and acting as a feeder for the better-rated Challenges), it was filled with the sort of people who had never been seen on TV before something reality TV can excel at, if it wants to. One of those people was Pedro Zamora, a gay, HIV-positive educator who died the day after his last episode aired on MTV. No less than President Clinton praised Zamora for giving the country a personal look into those living with the disease.
    Why He Wouldn't Be Allowed on MTV Now: Who would he be able to hook up with?




    Daria: It's hard to imagine, but MTV used to relate more to outcasts than potential prom kings and queens and there was no one more acerbic than Daria Morgendorffer.
    Why She Wouldn't Be Allowed on MTV Now: Not willing to make out with other girls.





    Julie Brown: No, not the VJ famous for saying "Wubba Wubba," but the comedienne who hosted the outlandish Just Say Julie from 1989 to 1992. Absolutely everything on the network was fair game to her (long before Beavis & Butthead, she was playing music videos just to mock them), and she satirized sacred cows like Madonna and her own Valley Girl image with impunity.
    Why She Wouldn't Be Allowed on MTV Now: According to this site, Brown was born in 1954, which meant she turned 35 during the first season of her show. 35! Can you even imagine MTV handing a show to a 35 year-old woman now? They'd sooner give the VMAs back to the Wayans brothers.




    Tabitha Soren: It may be hard to believe, but there was a point when the MTV News reporter pictured above was derided as nothing more than a shameless attempt to sex up the news. Nowadays, even your local news anchor resembles Jenna Jameson.
    Why She Wouldn't Be Allowed on MTV Now: Only male news personalities are allowed to grow old gracefully on MTV. And by "gracefully," we mean that despite pushing fifty, they are expected to dye their hair and dress like members of Good Charlotte.




    Kurt Cobain: The frontman of Nirvana ushered in an age devoid of pop singers and boybands, where nerdy, unconventional acts like Radiohead and Bjork were given common rotation for their groundbreaking videos.
    Why He Wouldn't Be Allowed on MTV Now: It's hard to break out as a music video star when you're relegated to 30-second clips playing alongside the end credits for Run's House.




    The Kabel typeface:
    There may be nothing better associated with MTV than this iconic typeface, which was used to intro and outro every single video (and was phased out last year).
    Why It Wouldn't Be Allowed on MTV Now: No more videos to intro and outro. Which brings us to our last item...




    Music Videos: When Justin Timberlake won an award at last year's VMAs, he finished his MTV-dissecting speech by yelling, "Play more damn videos!" Sorry Justin, you're going to have to get your music videos the same way the rest of us do now: on YouTube, at 3am, after a drunken search for Arrested Development's "Tennessee" ends with a lonely, mangled singalong.

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    I remember when MTV first started, it was the shit. Now, it is shit. How can a channel that built itself on playing videos no longer play videos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I remember when MTV first started, it was the shit. Now, it is shit. How can a channel that built itself on playing videos no longer play videos?
    Right on. Bunch of fucking retards.

    And Daria! Oh Daria, how I miss ya!

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    even MTV 2 is starting to do away with videos, and VH1 iss all "20 best INSERT THING HERE"
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    i miss tabitha soren.
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    Hell, I miss ALL the VJs!

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    MTV was the shit...once upon a time long ago...

    damn I cried so hard when Pedro died. What a great person he was. If he just could have held out a little longer till the new drugs came out.
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    I know, it's quite sad....I've actually watched some of MTV2 which is beyond horrible, they have some of the most horrible shows on there.

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    Reality TV killed the Video star!


    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha View Post
    Right on. Bunch of fucking retards.

    And Daria! Oh Daria, how I miss ya!
    I use to watch Daria, cool show to bad they modeled the programming after Daria's sister.
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    Only reason to watch MTV is for MTV Cribs
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    MTV sucks nowadays. Granted I was way too young to remember when it was actually MUSIC television but I can remember when they actually played music videos.. nowadays it's just stupid reality tv shit that has nothing to do with music besides the random shit Diddy comes up with.

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    Ugh I miss Daria so much. I can' believe MTV is so cheap to not buy the music rights on it but yet they can waste money on those houses in Mexico for those Real World/Road Rules fucktards to stay and get wasted in. Fuck you MTV and play some god damned music videos already!!!

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    MTV is unwatchable now. At first I thought it was just an age gap thing but I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees it.

    I had liked Pedro so much Poor baby.

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    I miss the old MTV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha View Post
    And Daria! Oh Daria, how I miss ya!
    I love this show SO much! I'd like to think that I'm a bit like Daria IRL. I wish it would come out on DVD, but it's going to be tough with all the music they featured on the show. I don't know how they would get rights to all of it.

    Oh, and MTV sucks rotten eggs these days. That is all.

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