This Post Sucks

Nearly 20 years ago, Primus came out with this little gem celebrating everyone’s favorite television cartoon fartnockers.

Poetry: “huh huh huh huh huh/huh huh huh m huh huh m/huh huh m uh huh”

Now why did I never buy that album? Oh yes, it was because they ruined it with a Cher duet. That sucked.

Recently I’ve been re-discovering Beavis and Butt-head by means of YouTube. While it’s one of my favorite shows of all time, I never bothered to purchase any of their DVDs. That’s mainly because the DVDs don’t include their video commentaries, which were often the best parts of any given episode. Fortunately, the advent of YouTube meant the original episodes could be saved for posterity, just as long as someone somewhere didn’t throw out their VHS tapes. Corporate censorship be damned!

Yes, there’s a certain Zen in listening to Beavis and Butt-head give an obscure hair band video the treatment is so desperately deserves.

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I might have never heard of Grim Reaper otherwise.
Image credit: Encyclopaedia Metallum

But lo! What is this feeling which creeps upon me after about two hours. Is it … NOSTALGIA?

"Hysteria" - Def Leppard, 1987

“Ack! Perish the thought!”
Image credit: Tim Marshall

As a general rule I never live in the past, especially a past that involves “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” Going through that once was quite enough, thank you.

Many of you no doubt recall MTV tried to resurrect the Beavis and Butt-head franchise a couple years ago. That didn’t go over as well as planned. For one thing, MTV doesn’t play videos anymore, which effectively neutralized the show’s signature schtick.

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Bagging on Snooki was just too easy … and predictable.
Image credit: Jeff Lewis

The other problem is MTV’s target audience is only slightly older than Σ now. The demographic which would respond best to a Beavis and Butt-head renaissance (i.e. mine) dropped MTV and its 16 and Pregnant crapola ages ago. Ultimately it made about as much sense as airing a new season of Masterpiece Theatre on Nick Jr.

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“Verily, we anticipate Inspector Poirot’s imminent return!”
Image credit:
Entertainment Weekly

But that’s OK. While the new episodes of Beavis and Butt-head were good, they just weren’t the same. I heard there’s a push to get them on Comedy Central, which would be a much better fit. Perhaps they could do a mashup with Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

No, that would suck. Oh yeah. Heh heh heh m heh heh heh m ….

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