I wasn’t old enough to appreciate (or should I say, watch) Beavis and Butthead in its original run that ended fourteen years ago, but I caught up with it when I did watch MTV (a scary time) and fell in love with its spin-off Daria. In subsequent years, I found Beavis and Butthead Do America was a bit too long of a format for the series’ crude pedestrian humor, but now Mike Judge is happy to be back and making the show, what was once MTV’s proto-South Park, and we’re here to review it for you, heh heh.
Werewolves of Highland
Our ‘heroes’ are in a movie theater amongst a bunch of women watching a Twilight flick, enamored by the fact that the immortal characters on screen can get chicks. They soon make it their mission to become werewolves so that they too can score, Butthead’s merely quoting the movie in a soft voice only gets him injured. Whodathought? They find a ‘werewolf’, aka a homeless bum nested by a dumpster, whom they solicit to receive for bites for a dollar. At home, they become deathly sick, surely a sign that the transformation is complete, and begin their march into the night to get chicks. As they fumble and collapse, a pair of girls pity them and they end up in the hospital where it’s determined that they have every variation of Hepatitis, Staph, and a variety of other illnesses. They giggle as the nurse exchanges their catheters.
Finding a ‘vegetable or something’ (an onion) in his chili dog, Beavis extracts it and tears up as they watch an emotional scene in a Bachelor reality show knock-off. Butthead then taunts him about how he cried, to the point where they flash forward to a retirement home eighty years later where Butthead remembers the event, laughing and then collapsing to the ground. Beavis reiterates that he wasn’t crying and kicks him with his wheelchair.
The new, refined HD-ish look suits the show well, despite the crudeness of the drawings and animation. During music video and Jersey Shore breaks, it oddly reverts back to some manipulated footage from the original run, which looks much chunkier in comparison to the new art. It’s also weird to see new music videos from Skrillex, LMFAO, and MGMT when the show’s been dormant for so long. At no point did I ever laugh out loud, but it’s genuine Beavis and Butthead, so it’ll do.