Seems like the folks at MTV never tire of booty jokes. One of the more memorable highlights of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, held Sept. 6 at NYC’s Lincoln Center, featured Triumph the Insult Comic Dog cracking about J. Lo‘s you-know-what. How last year. Also very last year: a suggestive performance by a scantily clad Britney Spears (this one featuring a slithering python) and SNL‘s Will Ferrell climbing up on some scaffolding to Rage Against…something or other. But there was at least one showstopper in the three-hour-plus evening: Michael Jackson, who joined ‘N Sync on stage and rocked a lot of worlds. ”I hope he jumps right in there and does what’s necessary to be a big force again,” says TRL‘s Carson Daly of the King of Pop’s return. Fan Mary J. Blige is even more supportive: ”He’s Michael Jackson, and that’s that.” Can’t beat it.