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'TRL''s weirdest moments

”TRL”’s weirdest moments — Strange celebrity segments from MTV’s 10-year-old video countdown show

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‘TRL”s weirdest moments

After 10 years, MTV’s Total Request Live — a.k.a. The House That Carson Daly Built — signs off for good on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. We rate the weirdest celeb moments on a scale of Jesse Camps, the original poster boy for TRL lunacy.

Snoop Dogg, 2000
The rapper brought teenyboppers home for the hizzolidays with a hilarious ghetto reading of ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” [1 Camp]

Mariah Carey, 2001
In the Citizen Kane of TRL loopiness, Mariah takes off her T-shirt and rambles on about ice cream, leading Daly to proclaim, ”Mariah Carey has lost her mind.” [4 Camps]

Robin Williams, 2002
Carson: ”Would you work with Britney?” Robin: ”Britney Spears, I’m a virgin! Yeah! Michael Jackson is a father.” Wow, confusing and out-of-date! [2.5 Camps]

Bruce Willis vs. The Rock, 2005
Which action star is tougher? We would have suggested arm wrestling, but TRL hosts a staring contest, which ends oddly with the pair smooching. [2 Camps]

Usher, 2008
Totally unprovoked, Usher rants on ”people [talking] so much trash” about his relationship with his wife. What, no accompanying striptease? C’mon! [3.5 Camps]