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The All-Time Best Celebrity Moments On MTV Cribs

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    Peak 2000s was an era to remember. Like, we guarantee you'll feel nostalgia as soon as you hear the opening notes of the theme song and see slow-motion shots of mansions bigger than you can comprehend. That's right: MTV Cribs. The hit show that gave us a real look into the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

    There was a private island, a diva in a bathtub, a rapper licking the soles of never-worn sneakers, and so much more. Cribs was an early aughts classic, and there are some episodes we could never forget, and then some we couldn't believe we'd forgotten. Like — spoiler alert — did you know that Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle all used to live together while in Destiny's Child — with Bey's parents and sister Solange? Or that Mariah Carey had an entire room in her penthouse dedicated to fan mail?

    If, like us, you're eager to walk down memory lane into MTV Cribs, we've rounded up some of the show's best moments, ever. So while we can't personally welcome you into a house like any of these (New York rent is really high, okay?), we can welcome you to our slideshow. Enjoy.

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    The Osbournes
    The first-ever episode of Cribs was an episode that would later launch the Osbourne family into even more fame. That's right: The inaugural episode in 2000 offered viewers a first-ever look into the home of Ozzy Osbourne; his wife, Sharon; and kids Kelly and Jack, before their reality show. (We can't believe how young the kids were back then! Babies!). There were gothic devil's heads, an at-home gym, and candles a'plenty — and, of course, that moment when Ozzy, um, tongued his dog. Did you expect anything else from the Prince of Darkness?

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    Destiny's Child
    Long before sharing multiple homes across the world with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, Beyoncé shared a Houston home with bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, as well as her sister, Solange, and her parents. The house featured VH1 collections, lots of Popeyes, and perhaps best of all, Beyoncé's Arabian Nights-themed bedroom.

    Bey, by the way, was very excited that the house had an intercom. (We're sure she has plenty of those in her houses now.) Fun fact: Solange's room was separate from the rest of the house (in a converted garage). During the episode, the girls fanned out over the fact that they got to meet *NSYNC, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears at a pre-Grammy party. Oh, how times have changed.

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    Melissa Joan Hart
    Does anything sound more early aughts than Melissa Joan Hart in a midriff-revealing top while showing off her Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Shirley Temple art-filled home? And when we say filled, we mean filled: The actress had plenty of Sabrina paraphernalia, but her house was truly a temple (pun intended) to Shirley.

    We're talking an entire wall of Shirley Temple sheet music, framed photos, and a room featuring some borderline-creepy Shirley-inspired dolls. Don't worry, though. Sabrina got lots of love, most impressively with a "Witches' Brew"-themed bar area. The teenage witch would have been proud.

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    Aaron Carter
    Remember when Aaron Carter used to wear bandanas and backwards hats? If not, allow us to refresh your memory. This was during the brief period where he began his transformation from from Nick Carter's little brother to full-blown pop star.

    And back in 2003, this apparently meant rocking a Tupac T-shirt while giving a tour of his family's über-Floridian mansion. (Like, it doesn't get much more Florida than this.) Of course, Aaron had his very own "wing" in the house that included a living room with shag-carpet-covered walls and a "love shack" with animal-print bedding and stuffed animals. Yup.

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    Fat Joe
    Perhaps one of Cribs' most infamous moments came from the episode at rapper Fat Joe's house. Yes, in '00s rapper-style, there were the requisites: A gym, pool, and plenty of space. But Joe quickly became known for the Cribs tour of his closet, where he licked the bottom of a pair of white Air Force Ones...because "you never rock the same pair twice."

    Yes, you read that correctly. Fat Joe once licked the bottom of his sneakers to demonstrate the fact that he only ever wears them once. Ah, the '00s.