Dan & Manny return to the1999 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) to put the Breakthrough Video category to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. They really try to find some light at the end of this VMA category. The nominees they discuss are:
- 🙌Fatboy Slim – "Praise You"
- 🎤Busta Rhymes – "Gimme Some More"
- 🐍Eels – "Last Stop: This Town"
- 😇😈Eminem (featuring Dr. Dre) – "Guilty Conscience"
- 🌽Korn – "Freak on a Leash"
- 🐰Unkle (featuring Thom Yorke) – "Rabbit in Your Headlights"
Dan & Manny cover anthropomorphic talking carrots, they try to figure out the difference between Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video, and why the hell is 🙌Fatboy Slim – "Praise You" even on the list.
And much more, including:
- Manny gives a detailed history of the VMA Breakthrough Video category.
- Genesis - Land of Confusion
- a-ha - Take On Me
- Episode 15: 📹 🎶1995 VMA Best R&B Videos
- Jacob's Ladder (1990)
- Thom Yorke
- Kid A
- 🌽Korn – "Freak on a Leash" video is a statement on our obsession w/ beverages.
- Dan finds a huge CGI mistake in 🌽Korn – "Freak on a Leash."
- Dan & Manny talk about the Devil & Angle scene in Animal House
- Love for The Killers & Love for Busta Rhymes
- Leaders of the New School
- Tribe Called Quest - Scenario (ft. Busta Rhymes)
- Puff Daddy-Victory (ft. Notorious B.I.G & Busta Rhymes)
- Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
- Manny gets his fisheye-lens-nerd on.
- Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
- Outkast - B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)
- Spike Jonze
- Jackass (Franchise)
- Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice
- Spike Jonze plays a cult leader in 🙌"Praise You"
- Dan pitches a stronger version of 🙌Fatboy Slim – "Praise You" video.
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This was recorded on February 15th, 2021, on Zoom so there are some small sound discrepancies but don't worry, the content still rocks!
The intro and outro music ('Neon Attack 80s') is by Emanmusic.
The other music ("ABCD") is by Pudge. Any other music you hear, The Nostalgia Test Podcast does not own.
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