The 15 Most WTF Moments In VMA History

by (@unclegrambo)

Howard Stern Fartman VMAs
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14) It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s … A Full Moon? (1992)

Howard Stern hadn’t yet become the King Of All Media when he was asked to appear at the 1992 Video Music Awards and, in many ways, this was his first introduction to a widespread national audience. So what did he do to make an impression? He arrived to the show with the busty temptress Jessica Hahn (look her up) on his arm and dressed as Fartman, a faux-superhero character that was a recurring part of his radio show. He made his VMA debut by being lowered onto the stage from the rafters wearing a pair of assless tights, a memory that we unfortunately have been able to shake out of our brains despite desperately trying to do so for over 20 years.