Great Scott: A Call for Resurrection

Like Beavis & Butthead, Scott Towler enjoys using the word, erection. Whatever happened to Beavis and Butthead? It’s not like Mike Judge went anywhere. If anything, he’s only become...
By    April 13, 2008

Like Beavis & Butthead, Scott Towler enjoys using the word, erection.

Whatever happened to Beavis and Butthead? It’s not like Mike Judge went anywhere. If anything, he’s only become more prolific in the past 10 years since the show has gone off the air. He penned Idiocracy and Office Space. King of the Hill is still on the air, 228 episodes and counting! Is anyone else as shocked by this as I am? He’s even got a new animated series in pre-production, entitled, The Goode Family, which promises to be another precious gem in his already jewel encrusted crown. But with all this success, with all these projects being so well received, it’s time for MTV should consider resurrecting the already iconic 90s program.

America is a Bunghole

With all the press that celebutards get these days, there’s more than enough fodder for writers to work with. After all, half the series was spent sitting on the couch, watching the absurdity that was pop culture. Sure, most of that was music videos, and yes, I agree that music videos aren’t what they were 10 years ago, but there’s still plenty to work with. Between R. Kelly sitting in a hotel room singing “Real Talk” to all of the carefully orchestrated videos of Gondry, Cunningham, and Jonze, Beavis would have a field day. Not to mention the fact that humor (epsecially on television these days) is more basic than ever. Fart, piss and sex jokes have never gone further in our culture, and it’s hyperbolic examples like Idiocracy that remind us why things are the way they are.

Huh huh, we’re gonna score

Drawing a ton of influence from Heavy Metal, Beavis and Butthead were always surrounded by amply busted women, none of which would give them the time of day. This was always a soft spot for me, as I’m sure it was for most men (whether we’ll admit it or not), as our thoughts always seem to gravitate towards beautiful naked women. This was perhaps the most identifiable that Beavis and Butthead became in the series, as their quest for ‘curly’s gold,’ if you will, was always met with frustration and hardship. They never get the girl. Neither do I. And I’d wager dollars to donuts, most men don’t. We always want what we can’t have. In many ways, that’s what the American dream is all about: stuff and boobs.

They’ve already made a feature!

In many cases with animated shows, a feature is a way for a studio or network to say, you’ve had a good run, thanks for the memories. Beavis and Butthead was no exception, with their feature being more widely seen than their show ever was. Mike Judge knew that, and manipulated viewing audiences quite well by throwing ‘America’ in the title. But think about that potential in post-9/11 USA. America sells baby. And it’s marketability has only increased with time. Aside from it’s fiscal potential however, it’s interesting to note that Beavis and Butthead never really hit it’s mark. Sure it was hysterical at times, and more funny than not, but the show seemed to capsize before it really got its message across. That message, you wonder? To hold the mirror to society, to remind us that we’re losing our grasp on youth today. Some of you may agree or disagree, but kids today seem to need a swift kick in the head, much like Principal McVicker would do to Beavis and Butthead on a daily basis.

So I plead with you MTV, bring back the show that so many of us guided our lives by! Remind America what’s wrong with itself! Help Stuart find a new favorite band besides Winger!

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