Beavis and Butt-head love GWAR. In fact, not only did they watch several of their videos on the show’s original run, the band even played a major part in the B&B video game. So who better to judge (no pun intended) the return of Beavis and Butt-head to MTV than Oderus Urungus himself?
FUCK! I broke like ten lap-tops trying to watch this thing online…and STILL had to suffer through the commercials, which at times would maddeningly replay themselves over and over. THAT is usually when I would break the laptops. But I am pleased to report that despite the continuing deficiencies of web TV the new “Beavis and Butt-head” was every bit worth the effort it took to throw ten lap tops against a wall until I finally got through the first episode.
But to say it is “new” is not quite right- it’s like it never stopped happening. The show is presented in exactly the same manner as it always was, and Stewart still wears a Winger T-shirt. The only thing different is the new generation of pop-culture targets that creator Mike Judge goes after, and as usual they are spot-on. The first episode has two separate 15-minute segments, inter-cut with the usual purple couch commentary that looks every bit as crude as the old stuff. The real treat is the new actual stories, the first involving our heroes trying to become undead to “score” and the second involving Butt-head allegedly catching Beavis crying (he was not). Both made me at times laugh out loud and the second one had an amazing ending…the animation in these segments was WAY more sophisticated than the old stuff was, and in this I guess there was the only substantive change from the old show, and certainly one for the better.
Mike Judge has never disappointed me and this won’t disappoint you. It’s like an old buddy showed up or something. Beavis and Butt-head are back – FUCK YEAH! Hopefully Mike won’t wait too long to have their favorite band on!