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An abbrevation for Total Request Live

A one hour long commercial disguised as a show. Has nothing to do with music, celebrities, or requests. An easy way for Viacom executives to manipulate the minds of the 10-18 yr old masses in order to mold them all into sheep. Viacom is friends with the recording industry, so the 20 seconds of each video on the Top 10 Countdown you see is intended to sell music quickly, hot off the press. This keeps the media companies from losing profits while the economy is bad.
OMG! TRL is on! I can't wait to go to Sam Goody tonight and buy whatever music MTV tells me to. I'm so young, only 14, so I have no frame of reference, sense of history, or idea of how the world operates.
by P.A. July 13, 2005
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A show that believes that people care about celebrities and that music is unimportant by playing about 1/4 of the entire song. It's about as entertaining as excrement (unless the excrement is involved with anything other than the sidewalk/lavatory, eg. on some dumbasses face).
No wonder nobody knows the name of Eminem's band - TRL only plays Eminem's verse in the song "My Band". And everybody watches TRL.
by Didda Tinkle May 21, 2004
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Possibly the WORST TV show ever made.
Bad enough they have awful artists on the show (see:Lindsay Lohan) but they now have half-decent bands such as Green Day on. Urghh.
All that happens is they bring on some shitty celebrity, everyone in the audience (made up of losers,camp gay guys and teenie-boppers) screams at every word they say and I lose the will to live. And they play 20 seconds of each song.
TRL:
DickHeadPresenter: "So,Lindsay Lohan,how are you?"
LindsayLohan:"Well...actually my cat just died of cancer."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*
DickHeadPresenter: "UhHuh.And...what did you have for breakfast?"
LindsayLohan: "First I had a glass of orange juice...."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*
LindsayLohan:"...Then some toast...."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*
LindsayLohan:"....then I threw it all up again."
Audience: *cheers and whistles*

TRL:
Me: "WTF? Why the FUCKING hell are My Chemical Romance on TRL??!?!?!!?"
Me: *burns all MCR CDs*
Me: *kills self*
by bandanasarerad October 17, 2006
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A crappy TV show on MTV. This show doesn't even have any decent singers on it, it's just full of Teenybopper shite. Also, they don't even play the full music videos.
I tried to watch an episode of TRL once, but about 20 minutes through, I changed the channel because it was so crap.
by Psycho Bitch April 12, 2004
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who ever thought of trl should be forced to watch it for a day, and then realize what they have done to officaly make mtv suck.
trl's on. i hope nsync made it to number one, so i can see a 6th of their new video.
by shapy July 13, 2003
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a "brain-washing pop culture disaster", with a disastrous host.
(What's with all the screaming, ya'll?)
Totally, why the hell TRL exist?!
It just makes this world full of dumb wannabe's.
by uglyron August 07, 2003
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TRL=TOTALLY RIGGED LIVE! This show is SO pathetic! The VJ's need to SERIOUSLY get REAL jobs. It's the same crappy videos, DAY IN AND DAY OUT. Those people wouldn't know what good music was if it came up and bit them in the ASS. I KNOW one thing...the crap they play on TRL is most DEFINITELY NOT MUSIC!
It's TRL...AHHHHHH....turn if OFF....turn it OFF....my EARS are bleeding!
by TRL SUCKS THE BIG ONE January 08, 2004
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