32 Most Outrageous MTV VMAs Moments of All Time

From Miley's twerk to Eminem being a jerk, the craziest highlights from the ceremony's wild past

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3. Howard Stern's Fartman Blows Hot Air (1992)

Howard Stern was still climbing onto his throne as the self-proclaimed King of All Media when the radio shock jock decided to use the 1992 VMAs as a launching pad for a movie franchise. Fartman, a character originated in the pages of The National Lampoon in the Seventies and hijacked by Stern in the Eighties, was ready for primetime, and Stern followed Prince in the tradition of male butt-cheeks proudly on display at the VMAs. But the flatulent comedy routine didn't go over well on MTV, and Stern's dreams of a Fartman movie were quickly scuttled. The character still found its way into movie theaters, however, when a reenactment of Fartman's awkward coming out party became the opening scene in Private Parts, the movie based on Stern's autobiography.

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