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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’: Still Funny and Idiotic After All These Years


Beavis and Butt-Head, our generation's greatest music video critics, returned to their poorly drawn purple couch on MTV last night after a 15-year hiatus. And they haven't aged a bit! (The same can't be said for creator Mike Judge's voice, as Beavis sounded more weathered, in a Tom Waits sort of way.) The Amp had some reservations about the return of our favorite animated duo, about whether their idiot schtick would still be funny after all these years off the air, whether they'd still mock music videos, etc. Incredibly, the humor, like the characters, hasn't gotten old. From Butt-Head's anti-Florida rant to Beavis discovering what "crying" is to the return of gym teacher Coach Buzzcut, the show's resurrection was a hilarious success.

More importantly: They watched music videos again, as well as clips from Jersey Shore ("Dammit, this is like another one of those episodes where they don't have sex and they don't fight.") and True Life: I'm Addicted to Porn, an MTV show about people obsessed with adult films ("What's pornography?," "I think it's the study of porn.") B&B first watched MGMT's "Kids" (above). Despite the video's resemblance to Beavis' beloved Gwar, the pair pointed out that the band should have been charged with child abuse for subjecting a toddler to filming "Kids." Later on, they chimed in on Skrillex's ridiculous "First of the Year (Equinox)":

Did anyone else notice that the picture quality dropped significantly between the new plotlines and when Beavis and Butt-Head are just watching TV? It's as if Judge reused old, non-HD animation of the two sitting on the couch. Anyway, the didactic duo also informed all the kids watching at home that the untalented LMFAO are only famous because they're related to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Next week, Beavis and Butt-Head should take aim at those people who record video of their television and then post it on YouTube:

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