It’s a bird a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Fartman! At the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, Stern donned a $10,000 gold Spandex superhero costume, exposing his butt to the masses. As he descended from the ceiling as Fartman, he replicated a huge release of gas that triggered an on-stage explosion. After the skit, umm, bombed, MTV never invited Howard back to the awards show.