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The Weirdest MTV Animated Shows

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There was a time when MTV was home to some of the most striking animation on television. Before reality TV took over but after the age of actual music videos, MTV had its own brand of weird animated shows, like The Maxx and The Head. Often they were even more strange and outlandish than what the likes of Comedy Central or Fox have to offer these days.

Weird isn't always bad though. Some of the weird MTV animated series were great. Cartoon Sushi, Beavis and Butt-Head, and Æon Flux all had Liquid Television to thank for their inception. In many ways, this televised showcase for absurd animation predicted the shows of Adult Swim.

Some of the weird MTV cartoons aren't even really MTV's. Shows like The Ren & Stimpy Show and Rocko's Modern Life may have aired on MTV for a while, but ultimately they belonged to Nickelodeon, so you won't find them here. Still, in their surreal madness, they typified the MTV animation philosophy.

Take a trip down nostalgia avenue with the most bizarre MTV animated shows and be sure to vote up the ones that were strangest.

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