The Return Of Beavis And Butthead

MTV has announced that Beavis and Butthead is coming back with new episodes. Pitchfork has a list of some of their best musical criticism on this page (scroll down on that page a bit to find the full list, excerpted a bit below):

“Uh oh…I think this is college music” (during the Flaming Lips’ “She Don’t Use Jelly”)
“Is That Dave Mustaine?” (It was Tori Amos)
“Check it out, he looks like the cowardly Lion” (on Metallica’s James Hetfield)
“If you play this stuff backwards, it says ‘This sucks!’” (on INXS’ “Devil Inside”)
“Like right now, David wishes he had his old job back” “Like right now, David is trying to convince some chick he used to be the singer from Van Halen” (riffing on Van Halen’s “Right Now” while watching David Lee Roth ham it up in “Just a Gigolo/Nobody Love Me”)

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  • The Vicar

    Oh, god, no. (And yes, I’m an atheist; there are simply times when that phrase is too apropos to use anything else.)

    Beavis and Butthead is a prime example of a particular type of pop culture phenomenon which I hate. That is, it takes an ironic stance against people who behave stupidly, but does it in such a way that it ends up encouraging more stupid people to act that way than originally were doing so. We are worse off, culturally speaking, for Beavis and Butthead, just as we were worse off for Wayne’s World and The Simpsons.

    • Daniel Fincke

      Party on, Vicar!

    • The Vicar

      It’s things like this which make the fundamentalist Islamic prohibition against western culture seem sane and reasonable, and provide a silver lining to the prospect of the wholesale collapse of the American economy.

  • bobby dobb

    Yes, please! Gotta hand it to MTV for trying. I hope they bring Daria back, too. I heard her GPS voice which came out recently. Funny as sh!t