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DVD Review: Beavis and Butthead are cool, heh heheh

Peter W | Interrobang | Lifestyles | December 5th, 2005

Uh heh heheh m hehe mehehhehe mehehehe! Yep, if you've seen the show before you can hear the trademark laughter in your head. Beavis and Butthead was one of those fine shows on MTV in the early ‘90's that examined the metal culture according to two boys with absolutely no brains. Metal and people with no brains together; wasn't that the stereotype (or is it still)?

Relive the craziness with the first of two volumes that feature Mike Judge's favourite episodes. You get a total of 40 episodes with 23 of them being director's cuts, complete with footage MTV wouldn't originally air or had to be cut for commercial time. According to some purists, these cuts aren't the same as other cuts and either adds some footage or takes stuff away, although I have no clue because I'd have to dig out all my VHS tapes and really examine them. I'm just so happy to have a huge collection of these episodes at my disposal once again that I really won't fret over it.

For those of you who loved the music videos and Beavis and Butthead praising or attacking them, you may be disappointed because the episodes only feature the cartoon sections, no videos. This is probably due to royalties and permissions. Hell, some TV shows on DVD have a hard enough time re-licensing music that they originally used in an episode (see Married With Children or Dawson's Creek.)

Don't fret totally because on the third disc, with the other bonuses, you do get 11 videos that did air on the show which include Korn's “Blind,” The Beastie Boys' “Pass the Mic” and my favourite, Pantera's “This Love.” Even if you aren't a Pantera fan, you'll love Beavis and Butthead's commentary throughout the video.

Other extras include a featurette on the origin of Beavis and Butthead, promos, montages and the Beavis and Butthead Thanksgiving special.

I hope many people buy this set so the second volume can be released next year with more episodes and videos. If you can laugh at Family Guy, The Simpsons and Trailer Park Boys, you should have no reason not to laugh at these two; they're so stupid that it's funny. Uh, like, so what? Uh huh m heh m huhuhuhm he he heh! I'm not rating this one because it's a must buy. Plus, Beavis and Butthead wouldn't be happy if I used numbers.

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