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WATCH: The Best VMA Opening Ever

There have been a number of MTV VMA retrospectives this past week since the 2017 installment of the award show is set to air tonight (August 27), and we thought we’d look back at the greatest opening moment from the show’s history.

Long before the Internet spoiled everything, Paul Reubens (aka: Pee-Wee Herman) made a surprise appearance by opening the show, his first public appearance after being arrested for masturbating in an adult theater just two months prior.

…And then, he dropped the line of lines.

Coincidently, today is also Reubens’ birthday.  We couldn’t have planned the timing better if we tried!

Pee Wee Herman appears on the 1991 MTV Music Awards

After a pointless scandal, Pee Wee Herman returns to the airwaves.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.