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MTV turns 30 today. Instead of taking it out for an overpriced dinner and making jokes about how it's old, we compiled this video with some of the high and low spots of the channel's history—from Madonna's infamous "Like a Virgin" at the first Music Video Awards to Puck on The Real World, Downtown Julie Brown, and Jersey Shore.

If you remember MTV when it only played music videos, you're old. If you say, "I liked MTV better when it only played videos," you are an old. Just sayin'.

[Video by James Crugnale]