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TV Shows - Total Request Live (TRL)

Total Request Live (also called TRL) was a show that played videos requested by spectators. They usually had guest hosts and guest stars who would often introduce their videos.

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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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2 Carson Daly leaves the show, replaced with LaLa
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3 Never Boned Still rocks.
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4 Exit..State Left... Music Video's, It's a dead media.
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5 the bum bum song became no.1 the bum bum song became no.1 on TRL!
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1 When TRL first started, I gave it a shot, but I was only able to give it one episode. For me, day 1 boned the fish. In my view MTV went downhill with Beavis and Butthead ending (I know Judge/MTV recently started airing new epidodes), TRL beginning, and less and less and less good music being provided. Mediocrity at it's finest, this channel. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on April 23, 2012, 6:43 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 it bone the fish when the moronic Tom Green's the bum bum song was no.1 on TRL and it was a another corprate shill from MTV for the stupidets show on MTV! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on April 21, 2012, 3:29 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 At first it was Carson Daly alone in a studio counting down music videos... not bad, though the videos were crappy one-hit wonder top 40 bands that would disappear within a year. Then they moved the show to the open New York studio and added a studio audience. It still was like the old show, except interviews started being added to the show. Then the audience started being allowed to cheer and make comments about the videos. Soon, the videos were shortened considerably to make more room for interviews and celebrity gossip (or "news"). Before long, the show was nothing more than a 90 minute celebrity worship fest with music videos as filler. The videos were from the same predictable group of late 90s "favorites" for pre-teen girls (Backstreet Boys, NSync, Britney Spears, Spice Girls). By the mid 2000s with Carson Daly gone and artists like NSync gone, the show lost it's appeal with pre-teen America and was a share of its former self. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on March 19, 2011, 7:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 "Like OMG OMG I like totally requested "Crappy Song" by Flavor Of The Month Teeny Pop Band because I get to scream on camera for a lousy show on a network that has already stopped playing decent videos! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!" -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on March 19, 2011, 11:49 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I remember when this show first started and they showed the top five requested videos in their entireties; at that time the Goo Goo Dolls song Iris was probably the most over-played song on the radio but it seemed OK for City of Angels was a hit at the box office and MTV hadn't yet realized that the best and easiest way to make loads of money was to promote the Backstreet Boys as much as humanly and when that happened each day was: "Here at number one are the Backstreet Boys with. . .". After that, it was all about who to promote 24-7 so MTV can get richer faster namely the teenpop goo. I'd stopped watching the show long before this happened, but had the misfortune of catching bits and pieces of some loser girl say: "I'm requesting NSYNC's song BYE BYE BYE because I told my ex-boyfriend bye bye bye! WHOO!" TRL is a fine example of how MTV doesn't give a (censored) about real music anymore; it's all about money. Why else do we never see fat and bald but smart-as-hell-when-it-comes-to-music Matt Pinfield anymore? Why else would MTV have spent 60 to 90 minutes on how Britney Spears is the First Lady of TRL? Apr 30, 2007 2:43 PM Guest ***This comment came from www.jumpedtheshark.com*** -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on March 6, 2010, 5:43 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I've just read that TRL is only live twice a week (M/W) and then tape a show afterwards. From what I've read, the video positions are the same from one day to the next. Um... as my posting below reveals, the music videos on TRL, just like on MTV are an afterthought. TRL just shows 5 second clips of videos these days and then cram as much MTV promos, celebs and artists who want to promote their latest work, and recap celebrity juiciness. All that is confirmed when I was sick from work a few weeks ago and ended up watching TRL. HEY MTV, WANNA KNOW WHY YOUR RATINGS HAVE PLUNGED ON TRL, FORCING YOU TO DO TAPINGS? No, don't look to Carson Daly leaving the show. Blame it on MUSIC VIDEOS leaving the show. You see MTV, teenagers vote for music videos they want to SEE on the show - back when the show started, TRL actually played just about ALL the video. Hey MTV, when you only show 5 seconds of a video, there's a reason your audience will tune out and go online to sites that will show the WHOLE music video. Get a clue MTV! The less music videos you show on your network, the more people tune out. The same goes for TRL. Why bother voting when you can't see the video you voted for? Apr 3, 2007 5:03 AM repeat2x ***This comment was taken from www.jumpedtheshark.com*** -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on March 6, 2010, 5:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Once upon a time, TRL was a show that actually showed a FULL music video (or at least most of it). Then, hosts stepped in. Gradually, TRL became an infomercial about pop culture and less about the videos as sometimes, only a 5 second clip of a music video was shown. Wow, this sounds just like how MTV itself evolved. Someday, no videos will be shown and teenagers will still be voting! Mar 2, 2007 6:47 PM repeat2x ***This comment came from www.jumpedtheshark.com*** -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on March 6, 2010, 5:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 TRL has gone too far now. A recent episode I just saw had special guest stars, Avenged Sevenfold. Their first two albums were great, but their third album is whats making them MTV stars right now. First their on Headbangers Ball, now TRL. These guys suck now. They say they love bands like Pantera, Megadeth, and earlier Metallica, and they play metal, but how can you be a metal band when you have pop punk vocals in the mix? Its bad enough that we have to deal with the likes of Limp Bizkit, N Sync, Nelly, Britney Spears, and 50 Cent, but now Avenged Sevenfold just got added to that list. TRL has now gotten beyond worse. Its hard to watch when you have a band that was once metalcore on there and is now a mainstream alternative-metal band. I'm so pissed that they have so many fans and are selling so many copies of their new album. Way to go MTV. You just made a good band go bad, just like you did with Metallica. Pre Feb 28, 2007 Guest ***This comment came from www.jumpedtheshark.com*** -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on March 6, 2010, 5:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Wow is this supposed to be a music show? Seems more like one big long commercial and a place for plugging movies,events and crap. Nothing pisses me off more than this show and the whole MTV Network. It's bad enough TRL Is pretty much the only music show on mtv,but now they don't even play their videos ATLEAST half way like they did before,It's 20 seconds of a video then it's on to more guests,stupid questions with those guests,stupid games and pointless time with the "fans". Man i can't even enjoy a video anymore,I sware that the other day the Ludacris video "Number one spot" faded in and not 8 seconds later people started clapping and it got louder and louder and then screaming came about and it made it to 14 whole seconds (record time) and then bam! "That was Ludacris with number one spot,oh boy that's a great video"...no kidding,i wouldn't know. Someone needs to speak out loud on this,If you want music go to BET or MTV2,Because mtv isn't about music anymore and obviously MTV2 was made so they could get away with it. Pre Feb 2 ***This comment came from www.jumpedtheshark.com*** -- Submitted By: (jumpedthesharkcommenttaker) on March 6, 2010, 5:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I never trusted the voting system for this show. With help of many of my friends, we were able to make Tom Green's "The Bum Song (The Swedish" a number one on their list as a big joke by spamming their online voting. We campaigned a few days before, and had hundreds of people tell anyone they knew to vote as many times as possible for the song on their website. This was before there was a computer online in every house. It made me realize what a joke their countdown really was when we saw the song on top. This wasn't a countdown of the best songs on the radio. It was a countdown of a few crazed fans clamoring to get a video played on TV, sometimes only to see a few seconds of which. Carson Daly was wise to leave when he did. This disaster for a television pop song countdown certainly was no Casey Kasem American Top 40. -- Submitted By: (Shiddy_Smell) on November 8, 2009, 9:31 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 MTV was on its way down and this was what finally killed it off. This show also shows what is wrong with America with all of the celebrity worship. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on June 9, 2009, 5:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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