Fans of MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back took to the network’s offices in New York and Los Angeles last Wednesday to protest the recent cancellation of the praised comedy series. They were carrying some 500 pairs of jeans/pants mailed in by unhappy fans from around the country. Meanwhile, the producers of the series are still talking to TV networks and streaming services about picking Pants up.
At both the Los Angeles and New York buildings of MTV parent Viacom that house the network’s offices, the fans were stopped by security. In LA, they were eventually escorted to the mailroom where MTV head of programming David Janollari accepted the pants, which protesters said represent the impact the show has had on them. Fans also draped some of the pants over the Viacom sign and front lawn outside of the building. In New York, the pants did finally make their way to the office of MTV’s music group chief Van Toffler. The “save the show campaign” also includes an online petition and fans sending emails to MTV executives. Among its supporters is MTV’s Jersey Shore star Snooki.