As most of the readers here know, I've been a big fan of Michael Nesmith ever since I was about 11 watching Monkees reruns on Nickelodeon. One of the things he got involved in after Monkee-dom is creating the music video form as we know it today. His pioneering video work was in the late 70s and early 80s. When you look at it today, it's not all that..., well, I mean it's not high art. But in 1980, these things didn't exist and his work helped create them for better or worse. One of the starting points for MTV was a show Nesmith produced called PopClips and Nesmith won the first ever video grammy.
Anyway, in the mid 80s he also produced a few movies, the most famous of which is Repo Man (though I actually don't like it really despite my NezHead nature). He also did a movie I do like called TapeHeads starring a young John Cusack and a young Tim Robbins as people who make music videos.
Below is a scene of the characters creating their first video. What's ultimately funny to me about the clip is that this looks pretty much like music videos of 1981. Shows you how cheap and random they often were.
And speaking of inauspicious beginnings, here's a really old video of Weird Al Yankovic performing Another One Rides the Bus.