• 11 months 8 days ago
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    When would you say MTV went downhill?
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      • 11 months 8 days ago
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      Mid to late 1990's...after the "Beavis and Butthead" era. I remember around 1995-1997 they were still playing music videos.
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        Controversial choice on my part, to be sure, but in my opinion, it started stumbling in the mid-80s when reruns of "The Monkees" and "The Young Ones" were taking up time that could've been devoted to music videos. The stumble became a downhill fall with the launch of the non-music game show "Remote Control" in 1987, which led to more non-music programs like "The Big Picture", "The Half Hour Comedy Hour" and "House Of Style". After that, you had shows like "The Real World" and "Road Rules" taking up even more time that could've been devoted to music videos and musician interviews. Along comes "Beavis And Butt-Head", which basically made fun of what the channel was once all about, and said a lot of negative things about 80s musicians, several of whom I've interviewed over the years. I did watch MTV for a while in the late 90s and early 00s, but that's because my Mom refused to allow me and my brother to watch it for years. By then, though, it was not only downhill, but laying in a battered heap at the bottom.

        I will say, though, that this is just my opinion...I don't proclaim it as a fact.
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          • 11 months 7 days ago
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          Around the time of those cheap, late 90s music vids.
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            • 11 months 7 days ago
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            I first started watching MTV in 1998 when I got cable and probably stopped caring in the mid 2000s.
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              • 11 months 6 days ago
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              I think it's pretty obvious--it was whenever they stopped playing videos. MTV was my radio when I was a kid, when I had my stereo speakers hooked up to my television. I guess I'm lucky to have gotten rid of cable before I could ever accidently watch a single episode of Jersey Shore, The Hills, or any similar type of crap.
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                • 11 months 5 days ago
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                When Beavis and Butthead ended in 1997.

                But I still enjoyed watching TRL, Jackass, and Celebrity Deathmatch. But after that the channel completely switched to reality TV crap and it died for me.
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                  • 11 months 5 days ago
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                  When they stopped caring about music. Why do they even bother showing the VMAs anymore?
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                    thedarkknight9283 wrote:
                    When would you say MTV went downhill?


                    I cannot tell besides i only watch MTV for the Movie Awards
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                      • 11 months 5 days ago
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                      Never really watched the network, except back in 2003-2004 when I
                      watched the occasional episode of Pimp My Ride.
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