Best of Most Wanted on German MTV Dec. 26th 99
Article by: Dan Larsen, Jan. 6th 2000.
MTV Germany did what MTV Europe and later the other local MTVs never dared. They admitted to have had a superb VJ called Ray Cokes.
The show had been aired on MTV Europe after the 1993 season of Most Wanted, but it was great to see it again. And this time I got it on tape. :)
It was great to see Ray on MTV again. I would like to thank MTV Germany for showing this program. It was about time Ray was remembered on the network. Since his exit after the X-Ray Vision shows, MTV have more or less denied having had Ray as VJ on the screen. So it was good to finally see him with the MTV logo in the upper right corner again. :)
We saw short bits with some of all the big guests that had visited the show. You can see some screen shots of them here: (place mouse pointer over picture to see the name of the artist - do not click it)
During the season of Most Wanted Ray Cokes also was fortunate enough to get to jam with some of the big artists of the time:
Most Wanted had many competitions during this season. Amongst other things, a family won the opportunity to get a live feed from a U2 concert directly into their own livingroom - totally exclusive. Plus, they got to be part of the concert themselves, via the huge monitors on the stage where U2 had their Zoo TV tour. Other exciting happenings that year was a trip to a Hard Rock Cafe where Ray, of course, tried to pick up one of the cute waitresses (in Germany I believe?)...:
The "Best of..." also featured a lot of clips from the everyday shows, where nothing big happened, but where each and everyone was something special anyway. One of the items that made the show great was the Bingo Wall of Death, that many guests have been tortured on:
Thanks for reading this short, but pictureful, review of the Most Wanted Best Of as showed on MTV Germany during Christmas 1999. Hope you enjoyed it.
Download a zip-file with all of the above screen-grabs in larger format here. (3.6MB!!)
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