Five Reasons to be Excited Beavis and Butt-head are Back
Frankly, there are many reasons to be excited about the October 27th return of Beavis and Butt-head. There’s the sexual innuendos, the ironic social commentary and the liberal use of “dumbass,” “boobs” and other powerful descriptors that are part of the duo’s verbiage. Mostly though, we just think it’s going to be hilarious and can’t wait for the arrival to see what creator Mike Judge has in store for us. Here’s the top five things we’re excited about heading into the reboot.
For those of use who grew up in the ’90s, which is most of us here at Gunaxin, there are many fond memories of wasted afternoons vegging on the couch and donating brain cells to the idiocy of America’s most incompetent teenagers.
So why is MTV bringing B&B back? Clearly to capitalize on the longing for days gone by, when there was no such thing as a global financial crisis, the War on Terror or a music channel that didn’t play rock videos. Also, the network is obviously completely bankrupt of ideas for new shows and probably need the money that a familiar brand brings in. Long live the mighty dollar!
Mr. Van Driessen? Yes.
Hank Hill Tom Anderson? Yes. Coach Buzzcut? Hell yes! Daria? Uh… okay, maybe not. But the point remains, Beavis and Butt-head was not just about the title characters. It was a whole world of rich characters layered with wit and humor. Also, they did a lot of ‘shots to the nuts’ jokes.
Thankfully, we don’t mean this is the sexual sense but rather that she will be orally eviscerated by our two heroes through their sarcastic wit. Wait, that still sound kind of wrong. How about this, they’re going to make a lot of jokes at The Jersey Shore‘s expense. Sounds good to us.
For teenagers coming of age today, their only exposure to the magic of B&B is the occasional YouTube link or odd reference on a TV clip show. With the impending reboot suddenly a whole generation of kids will be exposed to what we had in our formative years. Of course, whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen, but one could argue that the new B&B might actually be the most intelligent and thought-provoking program on MTV. Speaking of which, that brings us to #5…
For years people have lamented that “Music Television” doesn’t play music anymore. At this point it’s just a sad but true cliché. And while a return of B&B doesn’t remedy that particular situation, it does make the channel as a whole eminently more watchable. Basically, if you don’t want to watch programs about spoiled reality stars, teen moms or drunken losers, at least you can tune in for a show that makes fun of all those people. Works for us!