MTV Video Music Awards 2014

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Miley's foam finger! Britney's slithering snake! Look back at the jaw-dropping sidekicks from past MTV shows that almost upstaged the stars

MILEY'S FOAM FINGER

Year: 2013
Why It Worked: Twerking on Robin Thicke during a duet of "Blurred Lines" wasn't enough of a spectacle for the attention-loving star – she needed something else to put the performance over the top (okay, more over the top). Touching herself and Thicke in places not usually targeted on national television using a giant foam finger? Yeah, that'll do it.