To be fair, it used to take a lot less to scandalize people, but Madonna's writhing about the stage in a wedding dress really set the bar for all the sexed-up VMA performances to come.
Pee-Wee Herman had a spectacular career with his Tim Burton-directed "Big Adventure" and his smash kids' show -- until he got caught masturbating in an adult movie theatre. His first post-scandal appearance was this perfectly self-deprecating gag to open the VMAs. He got a standing ovation. He deser...
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