Beavis and Butthead have returned to MTV and Skrillex’s Equinox video was a part of the two juvenile idiots jabbing
Beavis and Butt-Head premiered on MTV in 1993, a time when Nirvana and teen angst reigned supreme, and MTV played music videos in heavy rotation instead of tirelessly pumping reruns of 16 and Pregnant and The Jersey Shore. Until it’s end in 1997, the show’s protagonist, idiot teenagers churned out the network’s highest-rated program, was the subject of congressional debate and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone three times.
The best part of the show was the pair sitting on their ratty couch discussing and misunderstanding the music videos they watched. (Butt-Head on videos with onscreen text: “If I wanted to read, I’d go to school.”)
Perhaps a nod to Dubstep’s attempt to leap into the mainstream, the pair “critiques” Skrillex’s video Equinox. That is if Beavis and Butthead are the really worthy of such power; though in the 90’s videos gained popularity after their presence on the show.
After a 14-year hiatus, Mike Judge, the show’s creator and main voice behind the two head bangers was asked by MTV to revive the show, he said yes, bringing the boys back with their worldviews unchanged. “There was a conscious decision to have nobody grow or learn much,” Judge said in an interview with Rolling Stone. Beavis and Butt-Head still wear their Metallica and AC/DC T-shirts, although Judge had to get permission from the bands this time around.
Time will tell if Beavis and Butthead’s second time around will prove as successful as in the grunge ridden 90s, but either way the two metalhead, chick loving idiots won’t go out without terrorizing a new generation of music and pop culture.
Beavis and Butthead is on MTV, Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET