All feels right with the world again. It's been 14 years since the last episode of the series' original run and it doesn't feel like they missed a beat at all. It feels like they cut & paste the original series and placed it in a modern context, with "Werewolves" touching on the Twilight craze. And "Crying" feels like an episode that would have fit like a glove as an episode of the original series. This series still works and I'm so happy to have it back.
After watching that first episode, I would honestly be surprised if someone didn't put two and two together at some point and determine that Beavis & Butt-Head are superhuman. I mean, look at all that they've been able to survive!
And while the interludes did feature looks at The Jersey Shore, there were also interludes that featured music videos, complete with old-school stock footage and new HD footage! So yeah...that means this is the closest that we'll get to see actual music videos on MTV again.
I can literally feel brain cells die when I watch this show, just like I remember growing up. It's a fantastic feeling. the "Grandma, how'd you get spyhillis?" line when making fun of Jersey Shore had me rolling.
This is a very welcome addition to my DVR schedule and will stay saved for a long time. Thursday is a really booked day of TV for me.
That's not bad, all things considered. Essentially, you had one generation of fans in their 30s who haven't looked at MTV in a decade and were being asked to find MTV again, and then a second generation of teenagers who were anywhere between the ages of 0 and 5 when Beavis left the air back in 1997. Plus it was up against a World Series game everyone is raving about. Nor did the show disappoint creatively; this was the same show the original generation loved in the 90s, just making fun of pop culture today. This being MTV, Beavis will be heavily repeated as well. There'll be a lot more eyeballs on Beavis and Butt-Head over the next several days and going forward.
On the whole I enjoyed it. I am in the 30 demo that John talked about, as I hadn't watched anything on MTV for years, but I had to find it to DVR it. I thought the Werewolf ep was really awesome, with Jersey Shore and the MGMT video.
I did not enjoy Crying all that much. I admit it was similar to other episodes from the days of yore, and perhaps I have just grown out of it. I do want a bit more from these new episodes than such a one-note story like Crying. I agree with Thrill that Beavis was more intelligent, but I like that aspect because it is the voice and manner of speaking that has made me enjoy the character.
Bring on a Cornholio episode!
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
In 1993 David Letterman famously said that he dug Beavis & butt-head, because they exemplified the lowest level of human intellect. Almost 20 years later and B&B have identified something even dumber than they are-- MTV's reality shows.
The geriatric scene in "Crying" made me remember an old 1993/1994 episode, where the guys said the highlight of their lives was: "we got to see naked people!"
Oh, and I had never seen that MGMT video. Creepy stuff. Liked the connection with the kid's shorts and shoes. That's the sort of random and unexpected riffing that makes me love Beavis & Butt-head.