When “Beavis And Butt-Head” re-premieres tomorrow night on MTV (10/9c), it will have been nearly 14 years since the show first hit airwaves in 1993. The ’90s hold a special place in our hearts, but we can’t expect the two nitwits to be up to the same old tricks when the world around them has changed so much. Facebook? Bieber? These two have a lot to catch up on.
In the same vein, it would be irresponsible of us to expect the products of the Twitter era to jump on board with a show they know nearly nothing about. So that we’re all on the same page (paper-made, tablet-projected or otherwise) by tomorrow night, here are a few things that those unfamiliar with B&B should know before they make their way back to the homeland.
Beavis and Butt-Head are an odd dichotomy of slobs and snobs: The duo sports the same wardrobe day after day, has a penchant for picking their noses and is always game for an explosive fart. But they will absolutely DEGRADE you for your taste in music. Mention Vanilla Ice and you’re likely to get a knuckle sandwich. They don’t even really like bands that they really like.
Beavis and Butt-Head were pioneers in rendering “suck” appropriate for conversation: That’s right, if you have ever uttered the word without getting backhanded into the dining room by your mother, you have these two to thank. From England to hair bands; Judas Priest to Rosie O’Donnell, everything SUCKS.
Beavis and Butt-Head are friends of Daria: Before Ms. Morgendorffer was awarded her own series on MTV, she was a classmate of the infamous pair at Highland High School and was one of a narrowed crowd the two considered “cool.” Daria’s since developed a cult following of her own, but there was a time when she was simply a sidekick.
Beavis and Butt-Head have fire, sugar and ass fascinations: Be prepared–conversation will usually devolve to many mentions of the backside. Bunghole, the great Bungholio and butt-munch will all be staples of quips the two exchange on that signature dirty couch while they’re in the middle of a sugar rush. And leave candles, lighters or matches on the top shelf, lest you lose anything nearby in a cloud of smoke.
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