'Beavis and Butt-head' back to their old tricks
October 28th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

'Beavis and Butt-head' back to their old tricks

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.

Did you enjoy the show's return? Share your view on iReport or comment below.

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Ronald H. Witt

    This show has not lost a step. Still funny.

    November 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Foo

    I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy they didn't change a thing about this show! extremely happy they came back! Remember........It's ok to be touched Beavis....LMAO! <3 it !

    November 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vtskivt

    Not much I would stay up for at 10:00 pm, but I had to watch.... my favorite cartoon. Parts still had me lauging out loud with tears in my eyes.

    October 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Twana Rasheed

    They're the only reason why I'll watch 30 minutes of MTV.

    October 31, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sman1234

    Are you threatening me?

    October 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Denay

    Freakin LOVE it!!!!!!

    October 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sara

    Beavis and Butthead are totally and hilariously clueless and stupid. It is why I loved them then and why I love them now. Long live the Great Cornholio!

    October 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Smack-it-up-Flip-it-Rub-it-Down

    .............. █▓▓█░░▀█▀█░█░█▄█▀░░█▓▓█

    October 30, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. CNS

    I have not laughed that much since B & B went off the air. B & B detractors do not understand that the whole show is a genius commentary on life.

    October 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chris

    The 2000's SUCKED – The 1990's were AWESOME. I like being creative and different, please bring back more 90's culture!!!

    Go Beavis & Butthead!!! Bring back Daria next!!! Here there's a new Beetlejuice and Bill & Ted movies coming out too!!! Let's get back to what's good in the world!!! MTV you could be an icon again, Beavis & Butthead with the new Good Vibes show is surely a good start. First MTV programming I've watched in 10 years, and will be tuning in every Thursday night!

    October 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. madhater

    Still hilarious!

    October 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hugh G Rection

    I am the great cornholio

    October 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hammey

    I thoroughly love these guys! It's nice to enjoy a show with my kids and really laugh. They are stupid and crazy but we need something like this in these terrible depressing times In the US.

    October 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. loretta


    October 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. loretta


    October 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  16. i am the great cornholio

    yes I said it!!!!

    October 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  17. Beth

    Never liked B&B. Thought it was the stupidest show to have ever been created. I wish that it would have been left in it's grave.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      The fact you took the time to look at the article and comment on it probably means you are one of the many ignorant people who are die hard twilight or jersey shore fans.

      October 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • BioHzrd420

      Grandma JWOWWW, tell us the story of how you got syphillis again?

      October 29, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • iNeedTP

      @ BioHzrd420- HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Almost fell out of my chair at work reading that!

      October 29, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. Scratch Mynuts

    Bevis and Butthead! only good show on TV other than Squidbillies.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. Ivana Hump

    bevis and butthead

    October 28, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  20. jables19

    The best thing about this show was making fun of the videos. The DVD's are pretty awful otherwise.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  21. Coolbreeze

    I'm trying to score with a chick on here name starfire.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  22. sally baker

    They are my heros.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. Conspiracy Man

    This show is a desperately needed commentary on the wasteland that is our popular culture.

    October 28, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  24. mominABQ

    I absolutely LOVE these guys!! I watched them back in the day and I was so glad that they were coming back. Hey Mike Judge we need another movie from Beavis & Butthead!! Whats the hold up?

    October 28, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  25. Observer

    B&B is a fun gem in the liberal wasteland that is MTV. Glad to see it back.


    October 28, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |

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