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On January 21st, MTV was taping a pilot for a new show called '''''Dude, This Sucks'''''.<ref>https://www.oocities.org/scuba_steve11111/dudethissucks.html</ref> Some teenage girls were visiting the studio during the taping. A studio employee instructed them to stand on the stage in a certain place for a part of the show in which a pair of performers known as the “Shower Rangers” were to go through their routine. The girls were not told what the performance would be or how they would be involved in it.
  
January 21, MTV was taping a pilot for a new show called Dude, This Sucks.<ref>https://www.oocities.org/scuba_steve11111/dudethissucks.html</ref> Some teenaged girls were visiting the studio during the taping. A studio employee instructed them to stand on the stage in a certain place for a part of the show in which a pair of performers known as the “Shower Rangers” were to go through their routine. The girls were not told what the performance would be or how they would be involved in it.
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The “Shower Rangers” were two men dressed in Boy Scout uniforms. They came on stage, turned their backs to the camera and to the teenage spectators on the stage, dropped their trousers, bent over, and let fly with a shower of liquid excrement, spattering the unsuspecting girls from head to foot. Apparently they had dosed themselves with a powerful laxative prior to the performance.
 
 
The “Shower Rangers” were two men dressed in Boy Scout uniforms. They came on stage, turned their backs to the camera and to the teenaged spectators on the stage, dropped their trousers, bent over, and let fly with a shower of liquid excrement, spattering the unsuspecting girls from head to foot. Apparently they had dosed themselves with a powerful laxative prior to the performance.
 
  
 
==Controversy==
 
==Controversy==
 
 
Unfortunately for MTV, however, the girls who were sprayed by MTV’s “Shower Rangers” weren’t amused by their peculiar idea of humor, nor were their parents. Last week two of the girls sued. One of them told the court:
 
Unfortunately for MTV, however, the girls who were sprayed by MTV’s “Shower Rangers” weren’t amused by their peculiar idea of humor, nor were their parents. Last week two of the girls sued. One of them told the court:
  
''" We were having a good time until the second act of Dude, This Sucks went on. All of a sudden I was smelling something disgusting, and I started to gag. I looked around at my friends. They were covered in something. As I looked down at myself I realized that I was too."''<ref>*[http://archive.vn/O9aO5 An archive of a news article about MTV apologizing over 'Shower Rangers' incident.] Retrieved 19 November 2020</ref>
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<blockquote>"We were having a good time until the second act of ''Dude, This Sucks'' went on. All of a sudden I was smelling something disgusting, and I started to gag. I looked around at my friends. They were covered in something. As I looked down at myself I realized that I was too."<ref>[http://archive.vn/O9aO5 An archive of a news article about MTV apologizing over 'Shower Rangers' incident.] Retrieved 19 Nov '20</ref></blockquote>
  
 
Another of the plaintiffs, 14-year-old Kelly Sloat, spoke of the humiliation the girls felt when they returned to school:
 
Another of the plaintiffs, 14-year-old Kelly Sloat, spoke of the humiliation the girls felt when they returned to school:
  
 
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<blockquote>"Everyone knew about it, even some of the teachers. Most of the kids were cracking jokes or wouldn’t come near us because, even though we washed off the feces, they said we smelled. I will never, ever forget what a horrible experience this was."<ref>[http://archive.vn/3wvoL An archive of a news article about MTV being Sued for the Potty Prank.] Retrieved 2 Apr '20</ref></blockquote>
''" Everyone knew about it, even some of the teachers. Most of the kids were cracking jokes or wouldn’t come near us because, even though we washed off the feces, they said we smelled. I will never, ever forget what a horrible experience this was."''<ref>*[http://archive.vn/3wvoL An archive of a news article about MTV being Sued for the Potty Prank.] Retrieved 2 April 2020</ref>
 
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
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In his statement, Graden assured that the footage from the show recorded never has aired and never will be.<ref>https://danish.news24viral.com/the-biggest-scandals-to-ever-hit-mtv/</ref> "This was a terrible incident. It was unintended, and we regret that it happened,"  he said. "I was not aware of the content of this segment prior to the taping and have taken steps to ensure that an incident of this nature never happens again."<ref>[http://archive.is/765FC An archive of a news article about MTV Apologizing Over Excrement-Spraying.] Retrieved 14 Dec 18</ref>
In his statement, Graden assured that the footage from the show recorded never has aired and never will be,<ref>https://danish.news24viral.com/the-biggest-scandals-to-ever-hit-mtv/</ref> ''"This was a terrible incident. It was unintended, and we regret that it happened,''"  he said. ''"I was not aware of the content of this segment prior to the taping and have taken steps to ensure that an incident of this nature never happens again.''" <ref>[http://archive.is/765FC An archive of a news article about  MTV Apologizing Over Excrement-Spraying.] Retrieved 14 December 2018</ref>
 
  
 
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The network's logo from circa 2000

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On January 21st, MTV was taping a pilot for a new show called Dude, This Sucks.[1] Some teenage girls were visiting the studio during the taping. A studio employee instructed them to stand on the stage in a certain place for a part of the show in which a pair of performers known as the “Shower Rangers” were to go through their routine. The girls were not told what the performance would be or how they would be involved in it.

The “Shower Rangers” were two men dressed in Boy Scout uniforms. They came on stage, turned their backs to the camera and to the teenage spectators on the stage, dropped their trousers, bent over, and let fly with a shower of liquid excrement, spattering the unsuspecting girls from head to foot. Apparently they had dosed themselves with a powerful laxative prior to the performance.

Controversy

Unfortunately for MTV, however, the girls who were sprayed by MTV’s “Shower Rangers” weren’t amused by their peculiar idea of humor, nor were their parents. Last week two of the girls sued. One of them told the court:

"We were having a good time until the second act of Dude, This Sucks went on. All of a sudden I was smelling something disgusting, and I started to gag. I looked around at my friends. They were covered in something. As I looked down at myself I realized that I was too."[2]

Another of the plaintiffs, 14-year-old Kelly Sloat, spoke of the humiliation the girls felt when they returned to school:

"Everyone knew about it, even some of the teachers. Most of the kids were cracking jokes or wouldn’t come near us because, even though we washed off the feces, they said we smelled. I will never, ever forget what a horrible experience this was."[3]

Availability

In his statement, Graden assured that the footage from the show recorded never has aired and never will be.[4] "This was a terrible incident. It was unintended, and we regret that it happened,"  he said. "I was not aware of the content of this segment prior to the taping and have taken steps to ensure that an incident of this nature never happens again."[5]

The Daily Show report on the incident.


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