Certain VMA moments are burned into our collective memory: Eminem getting mad at a puppet in 2002, Madonna and Britney Spears sucking face in '03, Britney just plain sucking at the '07 show in Vegas. Sure, I love those clips as much as any other red-blooded pop-culture-addicted American. But I've always been partial to the smaller moments — the blink-and-you-missed-'em-WTF-is-going-on-did-you-just-see-that moments that have me grabbing my TiVo remote for an instant replay.
So in honor of this year's upcoming Video Music Awards, I took a trip down to the MTV library and decided to create a list of my favorite WTF VMA moments that time has forgotten. You'll have to go to V-Cast on Verizon Wireless phones to see the full list, but below is just a taste of the awkward bloopers I love highlighting.
During the Hype Williams tribute at the 2006 Video Music Awards, Missy Elliott tried her best to re-create the iconic video for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)." She had the Hefty-bag outfit, the cropped hair and the teeny-tiny jeep down pat. But I don't seem to remember poor Missy getting bonked in the head with an umbrella in the video. Do you?
Everybody hopes for great performances and classic moments, but there's no doubt that on Sunday, September 13, there will be some jaw-dropping, head-scratching moments at Radio City Music Hall. I can't wait for a new batch of classic moments.
What are your favorite WTF moments at the VMAs, and who will be responsible for one at this year's show? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or head on over to Your.MTV.com to make your voice heard!