BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD TAKE ON GRIM REAPER, MERCYFUL FATE, MORBID ANGEL
One of the great travesties of the Beavis & Butt-Head complete series DVD set released a few years ago was that the scenes of B & B taking the piss out of music videos on MTV were cut out, leaving just the condensed 6-minute animated shorts. Though a small handful of the music videos were crammed into a DVD bonus disc the episodes didn’t have the same flow without them and dozens upon dozens of classic skits were omitted. Something about the licensing for those songs not applying to DVDs meaning new deals with all the rights holders would have to be renegotiated and blah blah blah fuck.
Until the YouTube era. And until MTV decided to resurrect Beavis and Butt-Head (excite! watch a five-minute preview here!), deciding perhaps they could benefit from all the extra exposure. To celebrate, L.A. Weekly’s Jason Roche unearthed his Top 10 favorite Beavis and Butt-Head music video moments of all time. The dudes at The Number of the Blog, who turned us on to the L.A. Weekly piece, posted two additional excellent clips.
Here are a few of my favorites (the infamous Pantera “This Love” classic not withstanding, ’cause duh).
The new season of Beavis and Butt-Head won’t feature the dynamic duo lampooning music videos, but MTV will still be the object of their attention: Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant and all the other MTV reality sideshows will get the B&B treatment. It’s the perfect way to bring them back 15 years later.