A basketball team who was good in the late 70s and early 80s, was mediocre for about a decade, then started getting good again in the 90s. In the mid 90s, all-stars Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, and Detlef Schrempf led them to be the best team in the west, and finally to a finals run in which they lost to the bulls (who were 70-12) 4-2 in an exciting series. After which, Shawn Kemp got fat, did cocaine and had 30 kids, and Detlef Schrempf got traded, yet the Sonics remained a playoff team. Soon the Sonics will work their way back to where they were and win an NBA Championship.
Cable television station. Acronym (ironically) stands for "Music TeleVision." The only shows you'll actually find are contrived so-called "reality" shows like Road Rules and Real World where a bunch of overpriveleged 21-year olds sit around their rooms all day and night while exotic locales most of us will never see exist 20 feet outside their doors and bitch about how much they hate wheover's not in the room at that particular moment.
I thought I saw a music video on MTV last night in between episodes of "Real World Beirut" and "Real World Sri Lanka" but it was just a Panteen commerical.