Below, watch after-party interviews from the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards. Remember, this was when MTV still played music videos and was, y'know, relevant.
Joey Ramone: "Some of it I liked, y'know. Some of it I thought was a little dull, y'know. But Eddie Murphy, I thought he stole the show."
The Washington Post was less impressed in their write-up: "Last night's production was uniformly sloppy and badly paced, akin to a community access cable show, albeit in a very rich community."