This Is Why MTV Doesn’t Show Music Videos Anymore


We can’t remember the last time that we flipped to MTV expecting to see a music video, but it’s safe to say that it was probably in the early ’90s. This hilarious video by Brian Firenzi and Maria Del Carmen of 5 Second Films, which we spotted on Uproxx, explains why the network abandoned its roots, and while it might be a comedy sketch, it is rather on point. We killed music videos with our Napsters and our LimeWires, and what’s more, we’re old now — MTV doesn’t really care if we don’t like Teen Mom 2. Also: there’s the Internet. Click through to check out the clever clip, but be warned: It kind of stings when Firenzi points out that the complaint that MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore is literally old enough to drive a car by now.