The apparently comic twist was the teacher gave the student pubic lice. Miles demanded that R.J. shave his pubic hair. After the two boys stare down into a camera apparently inside the pants, viewers are transported into a disgusting cartoon, wherein the two boys are now microscopic in size, floating on a boat in a sea of pubic hair with a captain screaming at them to wipe out the menacing lice. Cartoon R.J. pronounces the whole scene disgusting and then falls overboard into the diseased mess. This was canceled after two dreadful seasons.
4. In 2011, MTV also failed with the sleazy teen show "Skins," which even TV critics hated. Teenage boys plotted to get a friend to lose his virginity by exploiting a woman in a drug-induced haze. "So we go to a party and get some girl racopiously spliffed up, in a confused state, and she comes to believe, however momentarily of course, that you're attractive, and ... she bangs your brains out."
MTV boasted the actors were under 18, so MTV's parent company Viacom had to debate editing out nude scenes so they wouldn't break child pornography laws.
5. In 2007, MTV premiered the reality show "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila," in which the show's bisexual star attempted to find "love" from a cast of both men and women. In the debut episode, one female contestant announced she was a virgin, to which Tila replied, "My prayer has been answered!" The same woman soon was marching down a runway dressed as a full-grown Girl Scout, asking the show's star: "I'm sweet and innocent. Can I interest you in my cookie?" This show seemed desperately in need of a writer's strike.
The brunt of the cultural criticism around the Video Music Awards belongs squarely on the shoulders of MTV, whose executives perpetually push the envelope of acceptable public behavior further and further into squalid deviance. One can only dread the spectacle they'll try to create next.
In front of children.
L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. To find out more about Brent Bozell III, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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