Friday, February 4, 2011

If you play this stuff backwards, it says 'This sucks!

"Hey Butthead, what is teenspirit?"
"You mean you don't know. Dude, then I'm not gonna tell you."

The nineties. The Wall was down, the Cold War was over, Bush invaded Iraq, the Internet knocked phonebills sky high, Napster was still unharmed by Lars Ulrich, the economy was booming, Generation X wasn't doing much, MTV still played music videos, Britpop somewhat ruined rock music, there was Nirvana, flannel shirts. And Beavis & Butt-head. I AM CORNHOLIO! I NEED TEEPEE FOR MY BUNGHOLE. MY BUNGHOLE WILL SPEAK NOW. BOOIIIINNGGG!!!!

Anyway, Beavis and Butt-head are cult heroes. They commented on music videos and many artists considered it a honour when they slaughtered their video on the show. If you think about it rationally the show is incredible lame but that was the strength. Generation X embraced them. Loved them. Laughed like them. They had books, a duet with Cher and a movie. Beavis and Butt-head ruled! But as MTV slowly went down, the show ended as well. After four year of utter nonsense Beavis and Butt-head ended in 1997. The end of an era.

But they'll return! Mike Judge is making new episodes for MTV. The boys will still me obnoxious teenage boys but the show will be a little updated. I'm not quite sure if this will turn out well. Sometimes you need cult to rest. You can show re-runs but new episodes? It's like Pavement doing a reunion tour, that's fine. But let's be honest for a second, a new Pavement album wouldn't be much of a good idea. But we'll see where Beavis and Butt-head will be heading. At least the commenting on current music videos will return. Now that's something to look forward to. "Aaaahhh!!! Aaaaah!! What's that? Is that a dude?" "No dumb-ass, that's Lady Gaga. She's a Lady." Stay tuned for more lame-ass, nineties brilliance.