Yesterday (Oct.3), TRL aired its second episode, featuring guests PRETTYMUCH, Noah Cyrus, and Playboi Carti. The TRL reboot is almost unrecognizable, with a fresh-take fit for Millennials that discards the music videos that defined the original program and instead focuses on contests and performances. If you couldn’t tune in to the episode, here are the five most interesting moments you missed.
Tom Petty Tribute
Like its premiere, in which the hosts were forced to respond to the shocking devastation of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, TRL once again had to grapple with real-life tragedy in the unexpected loss of rock legend Tom Petty late Monday (Oct. 2). Petty may not have been an artist that TRL’s target audience deeply cared about, but as the music industry mourns Petty — who was an icon of MTV in the ’80s and ’90s — it felt necessary to acknowledge him.
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The show dedicated a tribute segment for Petty, showing clips of him winning the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1994. What resulted was short commentary by hosts DC Young Fly and Gaby Wilson, who struggled to find words to describe this loss. To its credit, the show did the best it could to continue even in the wake of tragedy.
PRETTYMUCH dancing to bhangra
PRETTYMUCH are the new boy band created by Simon Cowell, one of a series of new male vocal groups filling the void left in the wake of One Direction’s hiatus. After bringing up two fans from Times Square who danced their way to TRL, the group played a game where they had to spin the wheel of genres and dance to the one it lands in, busting a move to traditional Punjabi bhangra.
Noah Cyrus wants to be on American Horror Story
Noah Cyrus, who has an upcoming show in New York City at Madison Square Garden with Katy Perry, stopped by TRL. When asked if she’d ever consider giving acting another try, Cyrus — who played multiple small roles in her sister Miley’s Hannah Montana series a decade ago, and has appeared in various other movies and TV shows — said that she’s not sure, but would definitely jump at the opportunity to appear on American Horror Story or any horror film in general, as long as she gets to play a paranormal character.
Playboi Carti’s Milly Rock dance competition
Playboi Carti hosted a Milly Rock contest, where three lucky contestants got to show off their dance moves. Ultimately, the third contestant was the one who got everyone dancing, having DC Young Fly on the ground dancing along too.
Oh Hell No segment
In the show’s “Oh Hell No” segment, fans were asked to decide whether they’d be into certain questionable trends. This time, it was the Balenciaga crocs that have become an Internet sensation. The participants were split between “Oh hell no!” and “I’d rock that.”