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‘Beavis & Butt-head’: Still Stupid and Hilarious, But Where Are the Music Videos?

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For many, San Diego's annual Comic-Con is an opportunity to get a sneak peek at whatever superhero films are on the horizon and other nerdy stuff; The Amp was way more excited to get a look at MTV's reboot of Beavis & Butt-head. Based on the five-minute clip above, the animated morons are just as stupid and hilarious as when they left the airwaves in 1997.

This episode's plot finds Beavis screwing an action figure into his own hand for no apparent reason. (Bonus: Winger-loving neighbor Stewart is back!) After the toy is removed and he's given prescription drugs to dull the pain, Beavis flips into his amazing alter ego the Great Cornholio, who is mistook for a spiritual leader by a desperate cult. Hilarity ensues, but the real highlight of the clip comes when the duo are simply sitting on their couch watching Jersey Shore. "This is like a family tree, if your family was made of whores," Butthead says of JWowww's attempts to connect the dots on all the house hookups. "If like they did this chart long ago, they could find out where herpes began."

A longer version of this preview was screened at Comic-Con, and according to EW's Inside TV, Beavis and Butt-head watched and mocked clips from MTV properties like 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, plus the Twilight films... but no music videos?! Please tell us that, while MTV is bringing back 120 Minutes, they aren't considering eliminating music videos from Beavis and Butt-head's television. How else will we ever find out how Butt-head really feels about Rebecca Black's "Friday"? Thankfully, the AP writes that Mike Judge's ageless idiots will still critique music videos -- we guess they found MTV2 or Palladia on their TV -- as well as YouTube videos.

Beavis & Butt-head returns to MTV in October 2011.

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