Thursday, July 9, 2009

WTF Is MTV2 Doing Now...

Late night channeling surfing prompted me to do some research on MTV's latest attempt to restore order and purity to their networks. Apparently their bringing back some nostalgic clips of failed cartoons and 90's music videos to the late night MTV2 timeslot. For me, that's better than reality shows and no music videos whatsoever. Here's the article that was apparently already written last month. (I don't get MTV/MTV2 with my normal cable anymore. Damn recession.)


MTV2 LEGIT Resurrects Classic ’90s Shows
Posted June 12th, 2009by mtvU

In the ’90s, MTV released a string of shows that, although short-lived, quickly became cult classics.

The channel is finally giving in to demand and bringing many of those great shows back from the dead. MTV2 LEGIT showcases groundbreaking talents from shows that defined MTV in the 1990’s like Beavis & Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch, The State and clips from Liquid Television including Aeon Flux and The Maxx.

MTV2 LEGIT opens the MTV archive and delivers a whole decade’s worth of music videos and on-air promos, including Denis Leary rants and awkward rides with Jimmy The Cab Driver, plus commentary from Method Man, Redman, Tom Morello and more.

To relive all these cult faves and more, tune in to MTV2 on Friday nights at 10PM ET.


Okay, I'm going to place a bet and say this won't last past the summer. Who wants bet against me? Despite all this, I enjoyed these two videos that were played in their entirity last night, with some comentary from members of 311, The Roots, and Street Sweeper Social Club.

Foo Fighters - "Big Me"

R.E.M. - "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?"

Meh. I hate copyrights.

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