Video On Trial

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 8 : Ep 1

    Episode 8.01

    Aired 9/28/12

  • S 7 : Ep 32

    Episode 7.32

    Aired 9/21/12

  • S 7 : Ep 31

    Episode 7.31

    Aired 9/14/12

  • S 7 : Ep 30

    Episode 7.30

    Aired 9/7/12

  • S 7 : Ep 29

    Episode 7.29

    Aired 8/27/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ron Sparks

    Himself

  • Debra DiGiovanni

    Herself

  • Nikki Payne

    Herself

  • Dini Dimakos

    Herself

  • Sabrina Jalees

    Herself

  • show Description
  • Now in its eighth season and MuchMusic's most popular show ever, Video on Trial sets up five music videos as the subject of criticism by Canadian comedians, musicians, and entertainment journalists in this original comedic variety show. No recording artist is safe as the panel of judges tackles videos from classic hits to the current top 40. Regular contributers are comedians Ron Sparks, Debra DiGiovanni, Trevor Boris, Dini Dimakos, Sabrina Jalees, Boomer Phillips, Laurie Elliott, Nikki Payne, Darrin Rows, and others. AWARDS In 2007, Video on Trial was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Music/Variety Program or Series. Ron Sparks, Debra DiGiovanni, Nikki Payne and Laurie Elliott have all won awards as stand-up comedians while they were on the show.moreless

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  • Quotes (393)

    • Nikki Payne: (Lisping) Haraju... Haraju... I can't say Harajuku girls!

    • Nikki Payne: He's... naked... and... wet...

    • Nikki Payne: (Lisping) Sthiit! Sthiit! Sthiit!

    • Nikki Payne: Naked wet man!

    • (On "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani) Nikki Payne: "This sh- is bananas?" Say it! This s*** is bananas! S***, s***, s***!

    • (On "Do Somethin'" by Britney Spears) Nikki Payne: She wrote "Do Somethin'" for her husband. She's gonna follow it up with a song called "Why Don't You Get A Job".

    • Debra DiGiovanni: People automatically think if a girl doesn't have boys around all the time then they're a lesbian. People always think I'm a lesbian... not true. Boys just don't come near me because they don't like me. Boys don't like me. Ron Sparks: Boys like you, Debra.

    • Ron Sparks: (During Shawn Desman's video) That haircut makes him look like a... vagina head.

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    Notes (94)

    • Verdicts: Eminem/"Ass Like That" - Sentenced to have a slinky up his ass. Britney Spears/"Do Somethin'" - Sentenced to life with Kevin Federline. Jay-Z/"99 Problems" - Sentenced to death by firing squad. Weezer/"Beverly Hills" - Sentenced to an extremely juvenile detention center. Gwen Stefani/"Hollaback Girl" - Sentenced to stay 400 meters away from any Harajaku girls.

    • Videos: "Ass Like That" - Eminem "Do Somethin'" - Britney Spears "99 Problems" - Jay-Z "Beverly Hills" - Weezer "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani

    • Jessica Simpson/"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" - Sentenced to fifty slaps in the ass by a drunken hillbilly. 50 Cent featuring Olivia/"Candy Shop" - Sentenced to "fiddy" whips by a video chicken. Jennifer Lopez featuring Fabolous/"Get Right" - Sentenced to eight consecutive life sentences. Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop/"Lose Control" - Sentenced to be buried alive until she turns blue. Good Charlotte/"I Just Wanna Live" - Sentenced to solitary confinement for their own safety.

    • Videos: "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" - Jessica Simpson "Candy Shop" - 50 Cent featuring Olivia "Get Right" - Jennifer Lopez featuring Fabolous "Lose Control" - Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop "I Just Wanna Live" - Good Charlotte

    • Kelis/"Milkshake" - Sentenced to 5 years of chest arrest. Shawn Desman/"Let's Go" - Sentenced to return the rental sports car. Mariah Carey/"We Belong Together" - Sentenced to a career arc similar to that of Eric Roberts.

    • Videos: "Milkshake" - Kelis "Let's Go" - Shawn Desman "I Miss You" - blink-182 "Splash Waterfalls" - Ludacris featuring Sandy Coffee "We Belong Together" - Mariah Carey

    • Verdicts: BeyoncĂ©/"Crazy in Love" - Sentenced to have her legs registered as loaded weapons. Usher/"Caught Up" - Sentenced to the school of "Retro Fashion".

    • Videos: "Crazy in Love" - BeyoncĂ© featuring Jay-Z "Caught Up" - Usher "Shadow" - Ashlee Simpson "Shut Up!" - Simple Plan "Call on Me" - Eric Prydz

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    Trivia (214)

    • Ron Josol is the only juror to appear in the first and last episodes of the first season.

    • This is the first episode featuring Britney Spears, who is the most often judged artist in the show's history.

    • George Pettit was credited as "George Logan" in this episode, it's a fake name he has used before.

    • Harris Rosen's first and only episode as a "Video on Trial" juror.

    • This is the first episode with Trevor Boris as one of the judges, he later became a regular guest judge and producer.

    • This episode is the first time Ron Sparks makes fun of Shawn Desman, including the line "Shawn Desman sucks", which he kept using in many more episodes, sometimes even when Shawn Desman wasn't in them.

    • Ron Josol is also the only juror to appear in both the season one premiere and the season one finale.

    • Ron Josol became the first person to appear on the show a second time as a judge in episode three (he was also in episode one).

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    Allusions (33)

    • Alan Park, one of the jurors, is a cast member on the CBC show "Royal Canadian Air Farce".

    • In the "Let's Go" video, the sequence where Shawn Desman is dancing on the keyboard is much like the scene from the movie "Big" where Tom Hanks dances on the giant keyboard. Several of the jurors reference this.

    • Ashlee Simpson's sister Jessica's show, "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica", is mentioned in the show.

    • Craig Lauzon is a cast member on the show "Royal Canadian Air Farce".

    • The Bloodhound Gang's Jared makes reference to Paris Hilton's infamous "One Night in Paris" video.

    • Because Chris Jericho is a juror, the WWE wrestling TV show and specials are alluded to.

    • The Shakira Tin Man/Scarecraw verdict is obviously an allusion to the movie "The Wizard of Oz".

    • Allusions to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" are made during Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal" video.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Best show on Much Music

    By Bellaluna, Aug 30, 2012

  • Depends On Judges

    By johnjohnsemails, Jan 25, 2011

  • Great show - music and comedy together at last.

    By aldaros23, Dec 04, 2008

  • Video On Trial

    By leighro, Mar 02, 2009

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