Video on Trial

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Video on Trial (abbreviated as VOT) is a half-hour MuchMusic television program where a panel of wmusicians, comedians and entertainment columnists critique music videos.

In the opening credits, the narrator describes the show as being "the show that will never rest until all music videos are brought to justice".


  • Ron Sparks - I'm not gonna say too much about this video, because I'm friends with blink-182, but I will say one thing...Shawn Desman sucks. (on "I Miss You" by blink-182)
  • David Kerr - Am I the only one who's not threatened by breakdancing anymore? It's kind of like "Oooh, look at me, I did a headspin! DISS! Take that, Christina!" (on "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera)
  • Nikki Payne - She wrote "Do Somethin'" for her husband. She's gonna follow it up with a song called "Why Don't You Get A Job". (on "Do Somethin'" by Britney Spears)
  • Ron Sparks - If I tried to put my thumbs down any further, I would mess my pants. And then my pants would be full of Hinder. (on "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder)
  • Pete Zedlacher - Pbbbbbbbbbbbllllllllllllpppppppppp! *one giant raspberry* (on "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder; that was cut in and out between other jurors' verdicts)
  • Ron Sparks - You know what I like about this video... Nothing. (on "Money Maker" by Ludacris)
  • Trevor Boris - All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, made out of diamonds, bitches! (on "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs)
  • Trevor Boris - "I'm madly in anger with you"? Okay, that is officially the gayest line in all of heavy metal. (on "St. Anger" by Metallica)
  • Trevor Boris - "Brooke Hogan is like Paris Hilton, without the talent. I know. (on "About Us" by Brooke Hogan)
  • Ron Sparks - "Hey, some weird guy in a trenchcoat just followed a half-black, half-white woman up my staircase. Get over here!" (on "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson)
  • Alex Nussbaum - "Zeus shows him a yellow paper. Is it that he needs help reading it, or is he challenging Chamillionaire to see if he can read?" (on "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire)
  • Dini Dimakos - "There are two places where Fergie doesn't charge for admission: Fergieland and the arc between her legs. Coincidentally, they are the same place."(on "Fergalicious" by Fergie)
  • Grieg Nori - "I've been wearing these sandals all day, who wants to smell 'em" (on "Luxurious" by Gwen Stefani)
  • Sabrina Jalees - "Oh, I'm hugging Asian people. I like Asian people, I'm hugging black people, I love Latin people..." (on "Luxurious" by Gwen Stefani)
  • Nicole Arbour - "Wow, the Harajuku Girls are like, stealth, they can climb walls like fricken Batman." (on "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani)
  • Perry Perlmatur - "I've seen armless people do a better robot...I've seen dudes without torsos do a better robot." (on "L.O.V.E." by Ashlee Simpson)
  • Ron Sparks - "So you go driving around in your parents car, without a license, and you pick up some run-away, and she's underaged, and you go to jail, and then they have to come back early to bail you out? Yeah, parents just don't understand. What is with parents!?" (on "Parents Just Don't Understand" by Will Smith)
  • Dini Dimakos - "You're not here for our entertainment? Oh, why would you be, you're just an entertainer..." (on "U + Ur hand" by Pink)
  • Ron Sparks - "Shawn Desman sucks." (he says this a lot or at least used to)
  • Nicole Arbor - "Just when I thought she couldn't copy Gwen anymore, she went and got black Harajuku girls." (on "Glamorous" by Fergie feat. Ludacris)
  • Trevor Boris - "This video is sh-, this video is sh-, this video is sh-, shit shit shit shit!" (on "Fergalicious" by Fergie)
  • Andrew Johnston - "You lied to me... you told me you were a chick. OH MY GOD, SHE IS SUCH A TRANNY." (on "Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5)
  • Ron Sparks - "Dude, these space people came billions of miles just to meet you. I really think they'll be willing to walk across your room. You're gonna have to run further than that." (on "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell)
  • Darren Rows - "This video made me want to kill myself, even more than the Marilyn Manson video, which really made me want to kill myself. So this episode of Video on Trial could end with a double suicide, in which I kill myself twice, which is mathematically impossible." (on "I Don't Love You" by My Chemical Romance)
  • Trevor Boris - "When people see this video, he'll be lucky if he's a chethousandaire." (on "Ridin' by Chamillionaire)
  • Josh Ramsey - "Twenty bucks says ten years from now, Britney Spears is trying to sleep with her kids' friends. She's fifty pounds overweight and she's going, 'YOU WANNA PIECE OF ME?!'" (on "Piece of Me" by Britney Spears)

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