Beavis and Butthead Return
Some people are fans of Shakespeare, some folks like to get all fancied-up and enjoy a night at the opera… I, on the other hand, enjoy simple comedy. Not the simplicity of comedy — I mean really simple, childish, comedy (i.e. South Park). To say that I was interested and excited about the return of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead was an understatement. And apparently, I am not the only person to think that way. The Thursday return of “Beavis and Butthead” on MTV topped cable TV ratings (with nearly 3.3 million viewers) and in some cases, crushed what was on broadcast television.
The show, which originally ran from 1993 to 1997, picked-up right where it left off — it didn’t evolve, the characters didn’t change, and they didn’t even age. The most interesting part of the show was watching how today’s “Jersey Shore”-style pop culture customs seamlessly fit into the Beavis and Butthead style of mockery of fifteen years ago.
Sure, my IQ dropped seven or eight points in thirty minutes, but I needed a good pick-me-up after watching the Flyers lose to the Jets (they scored eight points in a hockey game and lost — eight points! How do you score eight points in a hockey game and still lose?!).