MTV’s Mega-Dose

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Following the success of MTV Sports and Sex in the ‘90s, MTV combined the two concepts to address another aspect of young life in the ‘90s, which is what it did in the ‘90s: health. Pro soccer player Cobi Jones hosted Mega-Dose, as he was a rising star during World Cup/soccer mania that everybody tried to make happen when the U.S. hosted the World Cup in 1994. Come for the video – it’s so ‘90s with its vests, grunge music, and jump cuts/sudden black and white footage that it looks like a parody of ‘90s videos – stay for “the rock doctor,” who tells you be careful how much X you take at a concert when you’re trying to “scam” a spot nearer to the stage.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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