Stupid Humor: The Return of Beavis and Butt-Head

Written by Allison Krumm. Posted in Entertainment, Featured, Video

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Published on August 02, 2011 with 2 Comments

Yesterday MTV, which was once also known as Music Television, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Like any child of my generation, I was a junkie for the new cable channel. We grew up on the music videos of artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna, and singing and dancing in the middle of the living room to “Billie Jean” or “Material Girl” was the norm.

But even before the first decade of MTV passed music videos started to give way to alternate programming. Remote Control became popular, the first Real World emerged; Road Rules soon followed. With gross-out toons Ren & Stimpy trending on sister network, Nickelodeon, MTV ventured into animation with Beavis and Butt-Head, and later, pushed the envelope even further with Celebrity Death Match.

Now, with 90s nostalgia on the rise, Beavis and Butt-Head are back. The idiot duo returns to MTV this fall, unleashing their very own version of MST3K upon easy targets like Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom, and with more anus jokes than a girl can stand … sorry, friends, I didn’t get the scatological humor then, and I’m certainly not going sit through it now. Perhaps it’s because as much as I may have watched WWF (now WWE), I was never actually a 13-year-old boy. However, 30-year-old men who still think like 13-year-old boys should be thrilled.

As part of the Beavis and Butt-Head Comic-Con panel, creator Mike Judge revealed some of the details of the show’s new iteration. You can click the link to watch the session, or you can cut right to the chase and catch a sneak preview embedded above. Let the poop jokes fly!


About Allison Krumm

During the day Allison serves as the Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. At night she quite likes judging things that play in darkened theaters and cinemas, taking photos of live arts events, and attending elaborately themed costume parties cooked up with various co-conspirators. Allison has two almost (but not quite) completely useless film degrees that have taught her everything she knows about weaving tall tales. She aspires to one day be half as awesome as Patti Smith and cares not a whit about split infinitives. | 

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  • Ross Currie

    There is simply no reason for a person of even reasonable intelligence, let alone one with a graduate degree, to be excited about this.

    And here I am, giddy for stupidity.

  • Inbar Gilboa-Yagur

    Last I checked, I was both a holder of an MFA, and a female. Yet, I find myself just as giddy as Ross. 

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