October 28th, 2011
09:45 AM ET
If you expected anything new or innovative about the resurrected "Beavis and Butt-head" on Thursday night, you would be sorely disappointed.
One thing the dim-witted pair always did well was react to popular culture in their own way, and the premiere saw them attempting to take advantage of the "Twilight" craze, and poking fun at "Jersey Shore."
True to form, their idea of trying to "score chicks" who were obsessed with "Twilight" was to pay a homeless man to bite them so they might turn into werewolves. Instead they ended up in the hospital (which meant they were attended to by female nurses, so to them the plan was a success).
The second half of the episode was about Butt-head razzing Beavis for tearing up due to a nearby onion while the pair watched "The Bachelor." That's about it.
Aside from "Jersey Shore," they also commented on music videos from MGMT and Skrillex, contrary to rumors that they would only mock MTV reality shows. (Though I would wager a guess that some of MTV's audience would have never seen those videos otherwise.)
I actually remember enjoying many of the supporting characters, so it was good to see Mr. Van Driessen, and Stewart (looks like we will see Tom Anderson as well). The best moments of the show are people reacting to Beavis and Butt-head.
Unlike creator Mike Judge's "King of the Hill" and the short-lived "The Goode Family" (or even his feature films), there really isn't much deeper meaning or social commentary to "Beavis and Butt-head." Either it's your cup of tea or it isn't.
Fans of the show – some of whom might even have kids the same age as the pair now – will be happy to see that not much has changed, though.
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