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Beavis and Butt-Head is an animated comedy series by Mike Judge that aired in 1993 on MTV. It was briefly revived in 2011. The show is centered around a pair of vulgar, dim-witted teenagers who cause mischief and try (and fail) to impress women.

Why It Rocks

  1. MTV animation in its purest form.
  2. It was one of MTV's first original programs that was entertainment-related.
  3. It perfectly combined modern-day TV sitcom with the golden-aged slapstick comedy.
  4. "I am The Great Cornholio, and I need TP for my bunghole!"
  5. Memorable side characters, such as Daria (who got her own series due to her popularity) and Tom Anderson (basically an prototype of Hank Hill from King of the Hill).
  6. The modern-day Laurel and Hardy.
  7. The Tex Avery-influenced slapstick humor is extremely funny. For example, Butt-head throws the pencil into Beavis' eye.
  8. They had special guest appearance in Celebrity Deathmatch.
  9. Surprisingly good social commentary.
  10. The toilet and gross-out humor are done-well, for the adult-oriented cartoon show.
  11. The animation, character designs and backgrounds are great for the 1980s standards.
  12. The duo's stupidity and crude jokes somehow never get old and can even be clever at times.
  13. The amusing Mystery Science Theater 3000-style riffs on music videos made by the biggest names in punk rock and heavy metal, especially on videos they don't like.
  14. It had a feature-length movie called Beavis and Butt-Head Do America which featured many funny scenes, and became a commercial success, as the most successful animated movie of the Christmas season of 1996.
  15. It received video games.
  16. The intro music is very cool.
  17. Mike Judge's first ever TV show.
  18. It spawned its spin-off show, Daria.

Bad Qualities

  1. Both pilot episodes and the first half of the first season can be crudely animated at times.
  2. Can be pretty mean-spirited at times, such as the ending of "Young, Gifted and Crude", where Coach Buzzcut encourages Beavis and Butthead's class to beat up a mentally handicapped student.
  3. The show was briefly yanked off the air after a five-year-old boy was allegedly inspired by the show to burn down his trailer home, killing his two-year-old sister.
  4. It's impossible for a true complete collection to come out due to a combination of copyright laws (especially in regards to the music videos), controversy and the fact that Mike Judge simply hates certain episodes.
  5. Beavis and Butthead have little to no personality outside being stereotypical slacker teenagers.