After 10 years of playing the first couple minutes of music videos and filling the screen with annoying speech bubbles and scrolling text from fans, MTV’s TRL is finally closing it’s doors. Dave Sirulnick, executive producer, stressed that it wasn’t ending, it’s just taking a break. Sort of like what your girlfriend tells you before she goes off to Cabo and bangs a bunch of strangers she can’t remember the names of.
“We want to close this era of `TRL’ in a big celebratory way, and 10 is a great number,” Sirulnick said. “And 10 is the number that `TRL’ counted down every single day for 10 years, and we hit this 10th (anniversary) and we thought, `You know what? This feels like the right time and let’s celebrate it and let’s reward it. And let’s let it have a little bit of a rest for a minute.’ Let it catch its breath! Been working hard — for 10 years!”
As Dave has proven. 10 is a very important number, but it is not just limited to these few talking points. For example, 10 is also the number of shots I have to take to make watching TRL bearable. 10 is also the number of minutes of actual music video that’s played. Lastly, 10 is also the number of hookers I’ve killed and stuffed in my trunk while listening to a song that’s been played on TRL. See, Dave? 10 has meaning for all of us.