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Date: 08/01/08 04:32 PM

54 Responses to Happy Birthday MTV Thanks For the Occasional Video

  1. Profile photo of huck08
    huck08 Male 18-29
    426 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 6:39 am
    Link: Happy Birthday MTV Thanks For the Occasional Video - MTV`s First Broadcast took place on August 1, 1981 at 12:00 AM, back when they played videos from time to time.
  2. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    I watched it, it was awesome. Back then, believe it or not folks.... MTV was for Music Video TV and played music all the time! It was the best channel on TV, and was pretty much 24 hours a day of music. What happened???
  3. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    The description is better than the link
  4. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3232 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    "Your favorite tunes are never far away..."

    They play music on Music Television??? Since when?

  5. Profile photo of Defqon
    Defqon Male 13-17
    90 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    JJ Jackson was right! I don`t look at music the same way anymore, because there isn`t any !
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    DuckBoy87
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    38 Posts
    Friday, August 01, 2008 4:41:55 PM
    "Your favorite tunes are never far away..."
    They play music on Music Television??? Since when?
    =====================================

    I think the death of MTV was when they cancelled YO MTV RAPS. They use to play music all the time. Once that went away so did the other music.

    Well, I cant wait for the Music Television Movie Awards

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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    406 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    I was about 13 when video killed the radio star.
  8. Profile photo of moosekid
    moosekid Male 13-17
    348 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    EWWWW 80`s **BARF**
  9. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    If you want history, stuff it. If you want music, don`t watch MTV.
  10. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    meh....i wasnt born. this does not concern me.
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    redfusionD Male 18-29
    36 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    if you want to watch a music video type it in on youtube or something...
  12. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    "They play music on Music Television??? Since when?"

    Exactly. They used to play music videos all the time. In fact that was almost all they did. Music videos, music news, and some interviews. Now they don`t even do videos do they? They need to change the name because it`s not Music Television anymore. It`s Crap Television.

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    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
    563 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    Ok this is very off topic, but what do you have to type to make the censor change it to "i`m a pretty pretty little girl"?

    I`ve never been able to figure it out...

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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2397 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    So MTV was better back then? >_>
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    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
    298 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    i was hoping for video killed the radio star...disappointing.
  16. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    Remember when mtv 2 was made to do actually what mtv was made for
  17. Profile photo of razzzledazzl
    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
    563 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    ^Yeah and now they just play all the old shows that got rejected off regular mtv.
  18. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:31 pm
    I just heard about this on the radio.

    Evidently, today is also the day that Anne Frank wrote the last entry in her diary. And some other stuff that I all forgot.

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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:35 pm
    Head bangers ball, ftw!!! \m/ (yes, that`s supposed to be the devil horns)
  20. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    opie dont mention anne frank... we dont wanna go there again after the other night! lol
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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    did you know techgeek, that dio made the devilhorns so popular? and hes gran made it up...
  22. Profile photo of moosekid
    moosekid Male 13-17
    348 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    It`s also Jesus` birthday today.
  23. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    Dio, claims to of made the devil horns, but, that`s disputed
  24. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    yeah some say it comes from that beatles album, dont remember the one.

    but apparently, when he first became famous hes gran used to do it, taking the piss outta him for being a rockstar and he did it once on stage and eeryone copied him.

    so ive read..

  25. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    very cool story :)
  26. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    :-) lol.. i cant imagine dio`s gran. he seems too epic to have one, doncha think?
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    lol, I`m actually picturing my own grandparents doing that right now...ROFL
  28. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    "So MTV was better back then? >_>"

    Yeah, back then MTV was the thing to do, to watch, to talk about. The biggest hits of the 80s debuted on MTV and some were only hits because of their videos. I know that things change but I`m kind of surprised that they don`t still have a video channel. I expected MTV to stick with videos, and then MTV2, 3 etc to have the other stuff like Real World and all that.

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    wow...
  30. Profile photo of astridhaze
    astridhaze Female 18-29
    738 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    I`m not old enough to remember the launch of MTV, but I do remember how for YEARS it`s main purpose was to play music.

    Now it`s a pile of garbage television shows.

    Then, MTV 2 was launched to play the music people missed on MTV. It was a God-send until, it too, turned into a pile of sh*t like "my super sweet 16" or whatever stuff they play instead of music.

  31. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm
    Aw it`s so sad!!
    Really MTV was alright up until after the boy band era. Because then, they had like half reality bullpoo, and then they had half videos.

    I miss TRL with Carson Daly. =(
    What happend to him?

  32. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    Oh and what happend to Say What? Karaoke! That show was awesome. And I remember one time they had this thing called "Wannabe" and they had all these people who were trying out to be the next Spice Girl to replace Ginger, hahaha.

    I miss MTV from the 90s.

  33. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Carson daly now does Late Late Late night on NBC after Leno and Connan
  34. Profile photo of StufftKid13
    StufftKid13 Male 13-17
    418 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    "opie dont mention anne frank... we dont wanna go there again after the other night! lol"

    Speaking of anne frank... hmmm.


    Yeah Ronny James Dio made the bullhorns. cause his grandma used it on him to show evil spirits or something

  35. Profile photo of shelly87
    shelly87 Female 18-29
    40 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    huh, well me and mtv share the same birthday. I`m 21 today. :)
  36. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
    1090 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 8:59 pm
    i`ll never watch music the same way. wait watch music nvthef_uckm
  37. Profile photo of Blood_Drip
    Blood_Drip Male 13-17
    26 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    At least HeadBangers ball is still on MTV 2... but with newer music.
  38. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:21 pm
    I see the snafu in your comment, shelly87... Hope the others do...
  39. Profile photo of A_L_Y_C_I_A
    A_L_Y_C_I_A Female 13-17
    128 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    haha that was funny.
    those ad`s were also funny
  40. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    MTV sucked back then. Music had officially become completely corporate owned and manufactured..it was the death knell of creative bands like Zepplin, B.O.C., Sabbath, Hawkwind, Rush, and all bands with a talented lead guitarist, writers and drummers.
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    NerdBurger Female 13-17
    87 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    hmm 08`s??? Doesn`t bother me.
  42. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    what???
    did i hear anne frank...?
    im still reading it.
    and its not half bad.
    but, mtv still does show music videos.
    almost all the time.
    from 4am to 11am all they play is music videos.
    they actually have a 8 hour long show called `music videos`...
  43. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
    1186 posts
    August 1, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    now what`s MTV come to?
    lame dating shows and the sign of the apocalypse: the hills
    but i still want me some MTV
    i doubt i`ll ever stop watching it
  44. Profile photo of Kisato
    Kisato Female 18-29
    695 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 12:25 am
    *SIGH* I miss the good ol` days when I watched MTV and saw MUSIC VIDEOS.... instead of stupid ass reality shows that piss me off.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 3:19 am
    Hm, back when it actually had that crazy thing called "music" in it.
  46. Profile photo of Majase
    Majase Male 40-49
    249 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 4:50 am
    I was there, way back when, watching the first day they started broadcasting.

    Yet another great original idea thrown into the sewer by Corporate "think-tanks" and feeding mass consuming cattle, mass consuming crap (sigh).

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    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 5:56 am
    that was a short ass commercial break there were like three 30 second commercials nowadays commercial breaks are like 6 one and a half minute commercials about how some medication helps your arthritis or how "our insurance/cellphones are better than theirs"and who could forget about the commercial with old men singing about viagra
  48. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 6:06 am
    i suddenly feel like im on a completley different page after reading some comments
  49. Profile photo of panicxparado
    panicxparado Female 13-17
    73 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 6:58 am
    I remember when MTV played music :[
  50. Profile photo of yankee15
    yankee15 Male 30-39
    263 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 7:08 am
    Awww, I miss J.J. Jackson! R.I.P. J.J. You were my favorite VJ.

    The only thing that sucked about the very early days of MTV was that there were so few videos that they played the same ones all the time. They were just scrambling to get new videos on the air. The best thing was that it introduced people to so many different bands that they probably would have never known about.

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    nerdybirdies Male 13-17
    42 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 9:09 am
    i dont think there are that many white people on mtv these days
  52. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 9:17 am
    "but, mtv still does show music videos.
    almost all the time.
    from 4am to 11am all they play is music videos.
    they actually have a 8 hour long show called `music videos`..."

    Almost "all the time"? Since when is an 8hr block when everyone in the country is asleep/going to work or school "all the time"

    MTV used to play videos 24/7. TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY. They went from that to the 8 hours of the day when nobody watches tv?
    And you say that`s not half bad...no its not half bad.

    That`s ALL bad. and sad.

  53. Profile photo of Gunit1
    Gunit1 Female 13-17
    850 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    Video killed the radio star....

    Thats wat the fist music vid was, right? As far as i no..... I didnt watch the vid. :-/

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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    August 2, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    I found the Stuff It ad more entertaining than the first MTV broadcast. Meh. 6_6

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