Before the internet got really interesting, MTV was a big part of my life during the early to mid 90’s. If I’m not doing anything, then I’m mostly glued to the that channel watching music videos. I’ve also watched their other programs like Liquid Television and Oddities, two animation showcases that featured segments like Aeon Flux, The Maxx, and Beavis and Butt-Head.
Beavis and Butt-Head was, of course, my favorite segment. It was about two stupid kids who were stuck to their couches, watching music videos (like most kids at that time), and giving snarky, idiotic remarks on them. It was the funniest animated show at that time. Unfortunately, it was canceled sometime in ’97. Soon after, MTV stopped showing music videos and started airing those horrendous reality shows.
Surprisingly, 14 years after its cancellation, MTV has decided to bring Beavis and Butt-Head back. While unnecessary, since we already have a lot of funny and idiotic animated shows, Beavis and Butt-Head still has a slot on my meager “TV time”. Partly because of nostalgia and partly because MTV itself isn’t safe from Beavis and Butt-Head.
On last night’s premiere episode, Butt-Head suggested that 16 and Pregnant would be: “[…]a better show if they, like, showed them actually getting pregnant[…]” That was probably my favorite part of the episode. The two of them also took a shot at other MTV shows like Teen Mom, Jersey Shore and True Life. Other pop icons like Twilight and The Bachelor weren’t safe from their snarky criticism as well.
Beavis and Butt-Head has never changed. They’re still wearing their AC/DC and Metallica shirts. They’re still the same slackers who are trying to score. So, kids these days might not appreciate them. Because, like I said, there are a lot of funnier and even more idiotic cartoons that are on air these days. But, if you loved them during your teen years, then you’ll still love them the way you did before.