Video on Trial (season 3)

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Video on Trial (season 3)
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 26
Release
Original network MuchMusic
Original release August 12, 2007 (2007-08-12) – August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
Season chronology
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List of Video on Trial episodes

The third season of the Canadian television comedy series Video on Trial premiered on MuchMusic on August 12, 2007 and concluded on August 11, 2008. It consists of 26 episodes.

Episodes[edit]

The show uses a courtroom-style format: each episode usually consists of five music videos being "tried" by five different people, usually comedians, musicians, and entertainment columnists, acting as the "jurors". From the first to mid-fifth seasons, the end of each episode featured a final "verdict" given to each video being "tried".

Starting with the 19th episode of the third season (Episode 3.19), the show introduced new graphics; these new graphics continued until the 21st episode of the fifth season (Episode 5.21).

This list is arranged in the order in which the episodes were broadcast, and does not include spin-off "specials" (such as Stars on Trial). The list contains the air dates, episode numbers, "accused" music videos, and "jurors" of each episode of the season.

Episode Jurors Accused Original airdate
3.01
  1. ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" – Fall Out Boy
  2. "Same Girl" – R. Kelly featuring Usher
  3. "Clothes Off!!" – Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump
  4. "Survivor" – Destiny's Child
  5. "Sick, Sick, Sick" – Queens of the Stone Age
August 12, 2007
3.02
  1. "Alfie" – Lily Allen
  2. "The Bird and the Worm" – The Used
  3. "We Takin' Over" – DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne
  4. "Never Again" – Kelly Clarkson
  5. "Hip Hop Hooray" – Naughty by Nature
August 19, 2007
3.03
  1. "Do You Know?" – Enrique Iglesias
  2. "Pretty Handsome Awkward" – The Used
  3. "Lip Gloss" – Lil Mama
  4. "For Reasons Unknown" – The Killers
  5. "You Make Me Sick" – Pink
August 26, 2007
3.04
  1. "Beautiful Girls" – Sean Kingston
  2. "The Dope Show" – Marilyn Manson
  3. "I Get Money" – 50 Cent
  4. "She Builds Quick Machines" – Velvet Revolver
  5. "Wall to Wall" – Chris Brown
September 8, 2007
3.05
  1. "Stranger" – Hilary Duff
  2. "It's Goin' Down" – Yung Joc
  3. "Big Girls Don't Cry" – Fergie
  4. "Party Like a Rockstar" – Shop Boyz
  5. "Icky Thump" – The White Stripes
September 30, 2007
3.06
"Video on Trial: Totally Naked Edition"
  • Boomer Phillips
  • Carol Cunningham
  • Dave Merheje
  • Sarah Robson
  • Katherine Ryan
  1. "Whatever U Like" – Nicole Scherzinger featuring T.I.
  2. "Lapdance" – N.E.R.D featuring Lee Harvey and Vita
  3. "What's My Age Again?" – Blink-182
  4. "Get Naked" – Methods of Mayhem
  5. "The Middle" – Jimmy Eat World
October 14, 2007
3.07
  1. "Now That You Got It" – Gwen Stefani featuring Damian Marley
  2. "Misery Business" – Paramore
  3. "Rockstar" – Nickelback
  4. "Drivin' Me Wild" – Common featuring Lily Allen
  5. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" – Soulja Boy
November 5, 2007
3.08
  1. "Do It Well" – Jennifer Lopez
  2. "Hip Hop Police" – Chamillionaire featuring Slick Rick
  3. "I Got It from My Mama" – will.i.am
  4. "Empty Walls" – Serj Tankian
  5. "Mono" – Courtney Love
November 11, 2007
3.09
  1. "Clumsy" – Fergie
  2. "Shawty Is a 10" – The-Dream featuring Fabolous
  3. "Pull Shapes" – The Pipettes
  4. "Hurt" – T.I. featuring Busta Rhymes and Alfamega
  5. "She's So Sorry" – Hedley
November 18, 2007
3.10
"Video on Trial: One Hit Wonders Edition"
  1. "Who Let the Dogs Out?" – Baha Men
  2. "All the Things She Said" – t.A.T.u.
  3. "I Wanna Be Bad" – Willa Ford
  4. "What Is Love" – Haddaway
  5. "Ice Ice Baby" – Vanilla Ice
December 16, 2007
3.11
"Video on Trial: Holiday Crap"
  1. "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" – Jessica Simpson
  2. "All I Have" – Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J
  3. "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" – The Darkness
  4. "Happy Christmas, War Is Over" – Street Drum Corps featuring Bert McCracken
  5. "Don't Shoot Me Santa" – The Killers
December 23, 2007
3.12
  1. "Wake Up Call" – Maroon 5
  2. "Tambourine" – Eve featuring Swizz Beatz
  3. "LDN" – Lily Allen
  4. "Teenagers" – My Chemical Romance
  5. "Larger than Life" – Backstreet Boys
February 3, 2008
3.13
  1. "Sensual Seduction" – Snoop Dogg
  2. "3's & 7's" – Queens of the Stone Age
  3. "Stop" – Spice Girls
  4. "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)" – Ashlee Simpson
  5. "Me Love" – Sean Kingston
February 10, 2008
3.14
  1. "Piece of Me" – Britney Spears
  2. "Kiss Kiss" – Chris Brown featuring T-Pain
  3. "Shake Tramp" – Marianas Trench
  4. "Tick Tick Boom" – The Hives
  5. "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" – Aaron Carter
February 17, 2008
3.15
  1. "Someday" – Nickelback
  2. "Feedback" – Janet Jackson
  3. "Conquest" – The White Stripes
  4. "Still Will" – 50 Cent featuring Akon
  5. "Long Road to Ruin" – Foo Fighters
February 24, 2008
3.16
"Totally Beachin' Video on Trial"
  1. "Higher" – Heidi Montag
  2. "Thong Song" – Sisqo
  3. "All the Small Things" – Blink-182
  4. "Genie in a Bottle" – Christina Aguilera
  5. "I'm Always Here" – Jimi Jamison
March 9, 2008
3.17
"Video on Trial: ♥ Barely Legal ♥"
  1. "Rush" – Aly & AJ
  2. "Start All Over" – Miley Cyrus
  3. "What Time Is It?" – High School Musical 2 cast
  4. "SOS" – Jonas Brothers
  5. "Hold Me" – Menudo
March 17, 2008
3.18
  1. "Ching-a-Ling" – Missy Elliott
  2. "Ready, Set, Go!" – Tokio Hotel
  3. "Pro Nails" – Kid Sister featuring Kanye West
  4. "Nine in the Afternoon" – Panic! at the Disco
  5. "Shawty Get Loose" – Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain
March 23, 2008
3.19
New graphics were introduced in this episode.
  1. "Break the Ice" – Britney Spears
  2. "Run" – Gnarls Barkley
  3. "The Way That I Love You" – Ashanti
  4. "Calabria 2008" – Enur featuring Natasja
  5. "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" – Mika
April 27, 2008
3.20
  1. "Scream" – Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and Nicole Scherzinger
  2. "The City Is at War" – Cobra Starship
  3. "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" – Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul
  4. "We Like to Party" – Vengaboys
  5. "Touch My Body" – Mariah Carey
May 4, 2008
3.21
  1. "Elevator" – Flo Rida featuring Timbaland
  2. "Time to Pretend" – MGMT
  3. "Stop and Stare" – OneRepublic
  4. "Yahhh!" – Soulja Boy featuring Arab
  5. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" – Backstreet Boys
May 11, 2008
3.22
  1. "4 Minutes" – Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
  2. "Secret Crowds" – Angels and Airwaves
  3. "Double Dutch Bus" – Raven-Symoné
  4. "Won't Go Home Without You" – Maroon 5
  5. "Livin' la Vida Loca" – Ricky Martin
May 18, 2008
3.23
  1. "Beat It" – Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer
  2. "Teenage Love Affair" – Alicia Keys
  3. "Party People" – Nelly featuring Fergie
  4. "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)" – Panic! at the Disco
  5. "Pocketful of Sunshine" – Natasha Bedingfield
July 7, 2008
3.24
"Video on Trial: So '90s Edition"
  1. "Black or White" – Michael Jackson
  2. "Say You'll Be There" – Spice Girls
  3. "I Wanna Sex You Up" – Color Me Badd
  4. "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" – The Offspring
  5. "Break Stuff" – Limp Bizkit
July 14, 2008
3.25
"Totally '80s Video on Trial"
  1. "Open Your Heart" – Madonna
  2. "Legs" – ZZ Top
  3. "Bad" – Michael Jackson
  4. "Didn't You Kill My Brother?" – Alexei Sayle
  5. "Rio" – Duran Duran
July 28, 2008
3.26
  1. "When I Grow Up" – Pussycat Dolls
  2. "In the Ayer" – Flo Rida featuring will.i.am
  3. "Sneakernight" – Vanessa Hudgens
  4. "Lollipop" – Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
  5. "Shut Up and Let Me Go" – The Ting Tings
August 11, 2008

Verdicts[edit]

The following table contains the fictitious "final verdicts" given to each artist for their video. The verdicts are listed by episode, and the videos are listed in order of their "case numbers".

Verdicts do not apply to artists whose names are in small text.

Accused Video Verdict
Episode 3.01
Fall Out Boy ""The Take Over, The Breaks Over"" Sentenced to have their skinny jeans permanently removed.
R. Kelly featuring Usher "Same Girl" Sentenced to go back to writing songs, not episodes of Y&R.
Gym Class Heroes featuring Patrick Stump "Clothes Off!!!" Sentenced to bet their career playing roulette...and hopefully lose.
Destiny's Child "Survivor" Sentenced to stay 100 yards away from camouflage bikinis for the next ten years.
Queens of the Stone Age "Sick, Sick, Sick" Sentenced to realize human flesh actually tastes like chicken.
Episode 3.02
Lily Allen "Alfie" Sentenced to move to Sesame Street.
The Used "The Bird and the Worm" Sentenced to live in a van down by the river.
DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne "We Takin' Over" Sentenced to do the traffic report in Regina.
Kelly Clarkson "Never Again" Sentenced to begin working on her comeback album.
Naughty by Nature "Hip Hop Hooray" Sentenced to wash Paris Hilton's underwear.
Episode 3.03
Enrique Iglesias "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)" Sentenced to grow some balls of his own.
The Used "Pretty Handsome Awkward" Sentenced to be Lindsay Lohan's date in rehab.
Lil Mama "Lip Gloss" Sentenced to start picking out baby names.
The Killers "For Reasons Unknown" Sentenced to keep us wondering how they ever got famous.
Pink "You Make Me Sick" Sentenced to seek relationship advice from Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
Episode 3.04
Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls" Sentenced to hook up with Eva Longoria on season 16 of The Surreal Life.
Marilyn Manson "The Dope Show" Sentenced to lose the makeup and the minor and move back into his parent's basement.
50 Cent "I Get Money" Sentenced to get a G.E.D.
Velvet Revolver "She Builds Quick Machines" Sentenced to play music people like...in their old bands...and just the hits.
Chris Brown "Wall to Wall" Sentenced to reshoot the video after watching Blackula and The Lost Boys.
Episode 3.05
Hilary Duff "Stranger" Sentenced to host a new reality show called America Has No Talent.
Yung Joc "It's Goin' Down" Sentenced to take gangsta lessons from Aaron Carter.
Fergie "Big Girls Don't Cry" Sentenced to date Linus from Charlie Brown.
Shop Boyz "Party Like a Rockstar" Sentenced to OD like a rock star.
The White Stripes "Icky Thump" Sentenced to a cock fight with Yung Joc.
Episode 3.06
Nicole Scherzinger featuring T.I. "Whatever U Like" Sentenced to continue making every other girl feel fat.
N.E.R.D featuring Lee Harvey and Vita "Lapdance" Sentenced to a lifetime of awkward first dates with no sex.
Blink-182 "What's My Age Again?" Sentenced to get a set of birthday suits that don't induce vomiting.
Methods of Mayhem "Get Naked" Sentenced to put a muzzle on Tommy Lee's radioactive penis.
Jimmy Eat World "The Middle" Sentenced to remain but a distant memory in our minds.
Episode 3.07
Gwen Stefani featuring Damian Marley "Now That You Got It" Sentenced to wake up and smell the jerk chicken.
Paramore "Misery Business" Sentenced to shave their lady mullets.
Nickelback "Rockstar" Sentenced to get off Video on Trial and stay off.
Common featuring Lily Allen "Drivin' Me Wild" Sentenced to feature a silencer for his next song.
Soulja Boy "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" Sentenced to crank off.
Episode 3.08
Jennifer Lopez "Do It Well" Sentenced to continue her quest to become America's next top cage fighter.
Chamillionaire featuring Slick Rick "Hip Hop Police" Sentenced to have his lips permanently sewn to Jay-Z's ass.
will.i.am "I Got It from My Mama" Sentenced to an orgy with the Golden Girls.
Serj Tankian "Empty Walls" Sentenced to start a boy band with Osama bin Laden.
Courtney Love "Mono" Sentenced to continue discovering new forms of STDs.
Episode 3.09
Fergie "Clumsy" Sentenced to stop releasing songs and put "The Duchess" to rest.
The-Dream featuring Fabolous "Shawty Is a 10" Sentenced to agree that if something is shoddy, it can't be a ten.
The Pipettes "Pull Shapes" Sentenced to pull their careers into shape by making music that is relevant to teens and not their parents.
T.I. featuring Busta Rhymes and Alfamega "Hurt" Sentenced to grab some shovels and Busta and put this song in the dirt.
Hedley "She's So Sorry" Sentenced to apologize for their existence.
Episode 3.10
Baha Men "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Sentenced to pick up all the dog s*** they left at the beach.
t.A.T.u. "All the Things She Said" Sentenced to take their Russian lesbian act on the road.
Willa Ford "I Wanna Be Bad" Sentenced to realize that the only hits she'll have from now on are courtesy of her crack pipe.
Haddaway "What Is Love" Sentenced to continue having to pay for "love" by the hour.
Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" Sentenced to stop, collaborate, and listen: You're s***! Pack it in.
Episode 3.11
Jessica Simpson "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" Sentenced to mysteriously disappear from the MuchMusic vault forever.
Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J "All I Have" Sentenced to wait next time until she gets her presents, and then f*** off on Boxing Day like everyone else.
The Darkness "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" Sentenced to have their career walk towards the light.
Street Drum Corps featuring Bert McCracken "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" Sentenced to admit he's lost the war against eyeliner.
The Killers "Don't Shoot Me Santa" Sentenced to put Santa through a meat grinder and feed him to Rudolph.
Episode 3.12
Maroon 5 "Wake Up Call" Sentenced to buy a convertible like everyone else trying to compensate for a small penis.
Eve featuring Swizz Beatz "Tambourine" Sentenced to spend the rest of her life at band camp.
Lily Allen "LDN" Sentenced to move to Winnipeg.
My Chemical Romance "Teenagers" Sentenced to trade fans with Hilary Duff.
Backstreet Boys "Larger Than Life" Sentenced to become quieter than silent.
Episode 3.13
Snoop Dogg "Sensual Seduction" Sentenced to stop hanging out with Boomer if he wants to avoid another video like this one.
Queens of the Stone Age "3's and 7's" Sentenced to rent the first four seasons of The L Word to learn what girl-on-girl action really looks like.
Spice Girls "Stop" Sentenced to stop right now...thank you very much.
Ashlee Simpson "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)" Sentenced to forget about her music career and go back to being Fall Out Boy's groupie.
Sean Kingston "Me Love" Sentenced to apologize to Led Zeppelin for completely destroying what was a perfectly good song.
Episode 3.14
Britney Spears "Piece of Me" Sentenced to continue being the unofficial spokesperson for crazy.
Chris Brown featuring T-Pain "Kiss Kiss" Sentenced to kiss kiss his shot at love with Tila Tequila goodbye.
Marianas Trench "Shake Tramp" Sentenced to continue pursuing their dream of being Canada's next top My Chemical Romance cover band.
The Hives "Tick Tick Boom" Sentenced to eight years of teaching fingerpainting to pre-schoolers.
Aaron Carter "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" Sentenced to admit that he is really Hannah Montana.
Episode 3.15
Nickelback "Someday" Sentenced to someday find a sound that's...well...a little less Nickelback.
Janet Jackson "Feedback" Sentenced to give up the hot dogs, twinkies, and extra large Slurpees so she can look more like the alien version of herself.
The White Stripes "Conquest" Sentenced to drop the bull and get enough members to actually be considered a band.
50 Cent featuring Akon "Still Will" Sentenced to attend Killers Anonymous.
Foo Fighters "Long Road to Ruin" Sentenced to go on John Stamos and Rick Springfield's reunion tour.
Episode 3.16
Heidi Montag "Higher" Sentenced to record her next single with the silencer on.
Sisqó "Thong Song" Sentenced to three seasons of Dancing with the Stars with Lance Bass as his partner.
Blink-182 "All the Small Things" Sentenced to 4 hours of manscaping.
Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle" Sentenced to get a DNA test proving Aladdin is her baby's father.
Jimi Jamison "I'm Always Here" Sentenced to stop partying like it's 1979.
Episode 3.17
Aly & AJ "Rush" Sentenced to prove they can play guitar, because no one's buying it.
Miley Cyrus "Start All Over" Sentenced to have her dreams analyzed...because that $#@% is messed up.
High School Musical 2 cast "What Time Is It?" Sentenced to drop the act. We all know you're not squeaky clean...yeah, we're looking at you, Vanessa.
Jonas Brothers "SOS" Sentenced to learn to swim...their boat won't stay afloat forever.
Menudo "Hold Me" Sentenced to find a woman their own age. Or man. Whatever. Who are we to judge?
Episode 3.18
Missy Elliott "Ching-a-Ling" Sentenced to spend some ching-a-ling and get this shown at the IMAX where the glasses are free.
Tokio Hotel "Ready, Set, Go!" Sentenced to talk to Hilary Swank about maintaining a career being sexually ambiguous.
Kid Sister featuring Kanye West "Pro Nails" Sentenced to open up her own pro nails shop focusing on people with ingrowns and athlete's foot.
Panic! at the Disco "Nine in the Afternoon" Sentenced to actually start paying people to come up with pitches for their videos.
Lil Mama featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain "Shawty Get Loose" Sentenced to rip off something that's more attainable, like, maybe a Heidi Montag video.
Episode 3.19
Britney Spears "Break the Ice" Sentenced to forget the ice and break into rehab.
Gnarls Barkley "Run" Sentenced to shoot their next video on a merry-go-round.
Ashanti "The Way That I Love You" Sentenced to start writing a love song to her new cellmate Luba.
Enur featuring Natasja "Calabria 2008" Sentenced to record the soundtrack to the next Buns of Steel DVD.
Mika "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" Sentenced to admit he really thinks big boys are beautiful.
Episode 3.20
Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and Nicole Scherzinger "Scream" Sentenced to make beats for Aaron Carter's comeback album.
Cobra Starship "The City Is at War" Sentenced to continue making amazing videos for absolutely terrible songs.
Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" Sentenced to be talent judges on the highest rated show on television and make millions of dollars.
Vengaboys "We Like to Party" Sentenced to drive the Vengabus...over a cliff. Now.
Mariah Carey "Touch My Body" Sentenced to be mistaken for a hooker.
Episode 3.21
Flo Rida featuring Timbaland "Elevator" Sentenced to quit being so lazy and take the stairs. And is court-ordered to clean that elevator by hand.
MGMT "Time to Pretend" Sentenced to say no to drugs. It might be helping your music, but it's killing your image.
OneRepublic "Stop and Stare" Sentenced to stay in the desert. A roach motel in the middle of nowhere is perfect for keeping you off the radar for a while.
Soulja Boy featuring Arab "Yahhh!" Sentenced to quit complaining – things could be worse. Just ask Lil' Romeo.
Backstreet Boys "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" Sentenced to get Kevin back! This video is evidence that you're just not the same without him.
Episode 3.22
Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland "4 Minutes" Sentenced to wear slippers and a baggy housecoat like every other 80-year-old woman.
Angels and Airwaves "Secret Crowds" Sentenced to find their lost sense of humour.
Raven-Symoné "Double Dutch Bus" Sentenced to do a cover version of Korn's "Freak on a Leash".
Maroon 5 "Won't Go Home Without You" Sentenced to date women based solely on their personalities.
Ricky Martin "Livin' da Vida Loca" Sentenced to manage Menudo: The Next Generation.
Episode 3.23
Fall Out Boy featuring John Mayer "Beat It" Sentenced to quit doing covers and go back to writing their own crappy music.
Ashlee Simpson "Teenage Love Affair" Sentenced to play a senior citizen in her next video: "Retirement Home Love Affair".
Nelly featuring Fergie "Party People" Sentenced to find out where his next paycheck is at.
Panic! at the Disco "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)" Sentenced to ride off into the sunset on their penny-farthings.
Natasha Bedingfield "Pocketful of Sunshine" Sentenced to hand out a pocketful of earplugs.
Episode 3.24
Michael Jackson "Black or White" Sentenced to beat it, just beat it.
Spice Girls "Say You'll Be There" Sentenced to change their name to Spice Cougars for their next reunion.
Color Me Badd "I Wanna Sex You Up" Sentenced to stop gluing their pubes to their upper lips.
The Offspring "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" Sentenced to realize unlike everything else from the '90s, they will never come back in style.
Limp Bizkit "Break Stuff" Sentenced to apologize to Pauly Shore.
Episode 3.25
Madonna "Open Your Heart" Sentenced to "open your heart" to A-Rod. He's your soulmate, for God sakes.
ZZ Top "Legs" Sentenced to re-record "Legs" with the new title "Beards" and get that long overdue shave while shooting a Gillette commercial.
Michael Jackson "Bad" Sentenced to...well, what he should have been – and remain as a fugitive in his homeland of Switzerland.
Alexei Sayle "Didn't You Kill My Brother?" Sentenced to stop making music and solely find out who killed his brother.
Duran Duran "Rio" Sentenched to watch Hedley's version of their video.
Episode 3.26
Pussycat Dolls "When I Grow Up" Sentenced to quit trying to convince us that 46 is the new 20.
Flo Rida featuring will.i.am "In the Ayer" Sentenced to change his name to "Sask Atchewan".
Vanessa Hudgens "Sneakernight" Sentenced to release her follow-up single "Hooker Boots."
Lil Wayne featuring Static Major "Lollipop" Sentenced to get his lollipop tested.
The Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go" Sentenced to have the universe collapse on them.