In the 90’s MTV had an identity little cable networks can match. They appealed to the youth with its terrific shows like “TRL: Total Request Live” and “Yo! MTV Raps.” Even when it first introduced the reality television phenomenon it’s mostly known for now, it held its creative and enlightening manner with the beginning seasons of “The Real World,” “Making the Video,” and even “The Grind” had mass appeal. All these shows centered on the theme which the network has lost focus of in the last ten years or so, MUSIC. Go figure. It’s Music Television and they hardly show it any longer.
One of the best things on MTV in the 1990’s was Mike Judge’s very controversial yet hilariously funny “Beavis and Butt-head.” These two whimsical, giggling teenagers got themselves in many situations with the goal of “scoring” in my mind. When not trying to pick up the ladies, they sat around their house watching music videos and offering up hysterical commentary. The decision to reignite the series after its end in 1997 was probably one of the best decisions MTV has had for itself in years. A breath of fresh air has been brought back to the network encompassing the same great humor it had before but holding nothing back.
The first four episodes have poked fun of teen series sensation Twilight with Beavis and Butt-head trying to become members of an undead cult in order to get girls, “Teen Mom,” Katy Perry, and the Jersey Shore crew. Its MTV’s answer to great adult animated cartoons like South Park and Family Guy but will not crash and burn like Ren & Stimpy did during their “call backs.” I expect great things from this and for it to succeed. Catch the hilarious duo on Thursday nights at 10:00pm on MTV!