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The Top Five Most Memorable Moments In TRL History

This November, MTV’s “Total Request Live” is going on “hiatus,” after 10 years of celebrity appearances, musical performances, and screaming fans. Even though I haven’t watched the show in years, I’m strangely sad about the news. This was the show I raced home from school to watch! When I was younger, my mother didn’t like me watching MTV, so I would have to be really sneaky and flip to another channel if she came into the living room.

Since it was live (hence the “L”), a lot of crazy stuff went down at MTV’s Times Square studios. Check out our favorite moments on the music video countdown show — and share yours in the comments!

  • In 2001, Mariah Carey showed up to TRL wearing only an over-sized T-shirt that said “Loverboy” and a pair of heels, while pushing an ice cream cart. Then, she stripped off her shirt to reveal gold go-go shorts and a green “Supergirl” halter. “You’re my therapy session right now, Carson,” she declared. “Every now and then somebody need a little therapy, and today is that moment for me.” She didn’t really make much sense, and shortly after the surprise TRL appearance, she actually suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and checked into a hospital. Apparently, “Carson therapy” wasn’t enough.
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The Daily Squeeze: TRL Says Goodbye, Hot Actors On TV, And Obama Waffles

  • So long, TRL. After 10 years, MTV’s Total Request Live is going off the air. We’re nostalgic for the Carson Daly who had an earring and wore beaded necklaces. [Variety]
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