28. Eddie Murphy Has a Meeting in the Ladies' Room (1985)
The VMAs were still finding their bearings in their second year, and Eddie Murphy — then riding a hot streak that included the release of his first album, How Could It Be — was tapped to host. After Glenn Frey won the Best Concept Video award for his Miami Vice-echoing clip for "Smugglers' Blues," Murphy decided to insert himself into the proceedings, taking Frey and presenter Morris Day on a trip to the press room downstairs. The detours included brief encounters with "Sunglasses At Night" crooner Corey Hart and a journalist from Jet, with the final stop being a trip into the Radio City ladies' lounge — which genuinely surprised one woman fresh from powdering her nose. Murphy, however, made the best of the situation, cozying up to a bathroom attendant as the broadcast cut to commercial.