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This Show About "Yo Momma" Jokes Was Everything Wrong With MTV After The 90s

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If you're someone who's avidly watched the rise (and eventual fall) of MTV over the years, you'll definitely notice that the early 2000s were when things started to get... weird.


I mean, the network actually still played music videos and hosted bands on TRL, something which seems like a completely foreign concept to MTV nowadays, so at least that was something. However, the coming onslaught of reality shows the network would eventually become infamous for was about to start, and the results were strange.


The Simple Life showed us that viewers wanted to watch Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie be a bunch of catty rich b****es while trying to figure out how to live on a farm, while The Real World revealed that we apparently loved watching awkward teenagers be dicks to each other while having to share a house. And these were the successful ones!


Of course, what viewers from those years probably remember even better were all the strange shows, the ones that maybe got a season or two before fizzling back into nothing (which is pretty much what they were in the first place). It's almost the TV equivalent of that whole "tree falling in the woods" riddle.

Let's not forget Ashton Kutcher at his absolute worst.MTV

Which brings us to today's subject: in 2006, MTV decided to call up one of the cast members of That 70s Show and ask "how would you like to host a show entirely about telling 'yo momma' jokes?" The result is probably the stupidest thing the network ever did that didn't involve orange-colored residents of New Jersey.

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