A Canadian show aired by [=MuchMusic=] (and recently picked up by Fuse in 2011; they actually ''used'' to be the official American version of said channel way back when), where 5 different comedians [[{{MST}} riff]] over 5 different music videos. Of course, because these are [[RuleOfFunny comedians]] we're dealing with, this will often involve trying to make a mockery out of what happens in the video, and [[AcceptableTargets trying to find a real-life occurrence to connect it to]].

Given the title of the show and its structure, the show did use some justice system-based motifs and imagery, including referring to the panelists as the jury and songs as cases, the introduction to a case featuring what they were "accused" of (followed by a humorous "sentencing" at the conclusion of the case), and more, especially in the earlier seasons. The fifth season dropped most of the courtroom motifs from the show's presentation, although the core format remained identical.

The final season, which premiered in July 2014, completely changed the format of the show: Aisha Alfa and Paul Lemieux became the permanent jury, and the show relied more on [[CutawayGag cutaway gags]] and recurring segments (making it feel more like ''[[Series/{{Tosh0}} Tosh.0]]'') rather than rapid-fire joking around. It only lasted 4 episodes before Much pulled the plug on the show completely as a part of [[http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/tv-film/6157478/muchmusic-canadas-first-music-video-channel-lays-off-91-cancel major layoffs]] (which also saw the cancellation of Much's remaining original music programs, and a hiatus for its weekly countdown).

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'''This show provides examples of:'''
* BrokenAesop: During [[Music/LadyGaga "Born This Way,"]] Trevor Boris points out that Lady Gaga wasn't born Lady Gaga, and that her real name is Stephanie.
* CampGay: Trevor Borris is caught sporting a pink [[JonasBrothers "Mrs. Jonas"]] t-shirt on episodes featuring the famous Creator/DisneyChannel heartthrobs' videos.
* ChromaKey: They sometimes use a green screen for jokes or backgrounds, but most of the time the jury is just in front of a plain black wall.
** As of the 2014 revamp, they now have a green screen set with the Toronto skyline,
* CulturalCringe: Videos featuring [[CanadianMusic Canadian artists]], of course, get their [[IncrediblyLamePun day in court]] quite often here, since mocking them still gets the show Cancon credit (but the mere presence of the mockery is probably enough to qualify to begin with)
** The "Oh Canada!" episode featured ''only'' Canadian music. Of course, [[CanadaEh the stereotyping got cranked up to eleven]].
* ChristmasEpisode: The "Holiday Crap" specials.
* ForeignRemake ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Special Videos Unit]] Video on Trial'', the U.S. version on Fuse
* HalloweenEpisode: Several, such as the "Halloween Spooktacular"
* NoBudget (InUniverse): "Can you say budget? [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial We can't. We're actually contractually not allowed to bring it up.]]"
* LogicBomb: "Music/EnriqueIglesias is my favourite male lesbian".
* {{Mondegreen}}: No, the first case isn't actually named "Katy Swan", though the voiceover makes it sounds like it is.
* SpinOff: ''Stars on Trial'' aired as a year-end special, focusing on celebrities in general
** The regulars also hosted a "Top 50 Funniest Videos" countdown for Much, complete with their traditionally snarky remarks.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** [=MuchMusic=] used air a special called "Fromage" with Ed the Sock during its year-end programming, where he reviewed the cheesiest or worst music videos of the past year, in a similarly comedic and DeadpanSnarker style. After an absence from Much for the longest time, he returned as a panelist on a 90's special in 2013.
** Beginning in 2008, a direct successor to the later format used by Fromage (a countdown of the cheesiest videos of the year) was created for a new series of year-end specials, "Video on Trial: Best of the Worst"
** Oddly on Fuse, the 2011 BotW premiered at [[NotAMorningPerson 6am on a random Thursday]], four days before the Canadian premiere (though it did get a re-air later at a saner time).
** The Comedy Network's version of ''Series/MatchGame'' featured a number of ''Video on Trial'' veterans as guests, primarily host Darrin Rose and regular panelist Debra DiGiovanni.
* ToiletHumor: Once in a while. A noted instance came in "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul, where a panelist [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the peculiarity of her interacting with a [[RogerRabbitEffect cartoon character]] named MC [[HaveAGayOldTime Skat]] Kat. Much of the following "review" ended up being sprinkled with jokes about litter boxes.
* WhamEpisode: An ''entire'' episode was devoted to "Music/{{Telephone}}".