People who actually remember the '90s -- i.e., people over the age of, let's say, 25 -- rejoice! Here's something to make you happy but feel old at the same time: The Beavis and Butt-Head series is back. If their cameo appearance in the latest Jackass movie gave you hope they might resurface, your instincts were right on target.
What would Beavis say about Bieber, though? It's doubtful he'd be kind -- and it's unclear where the series will pick up. Will the guys still be stuck in their endless early pubescence? Will other old beloved characters, like Principal McVicker, reappear?
Most important, will they attack new music videos? In 2011, to put it mildly, the video landscape is vastly different from that of 1993. There are fewer, for one thing, and the genre range represented by the big-budget productions is extremely limited. The first time around, Beavis & Butt-Head could attack everything from hip-hop to easy listening to punk in the same episode. Now, not so much -- but we can still relive the glory days!
Here are five of the best awesome bits of vintage Beavis and Butthead video commentary. What should they attack first in 2k11?
Michael Bolton - "Everybody's Crazy"
See? The original Beavis and Butt-Head series had awesome source material from which to draw. Current pop stars like Justin Bieber may seem like open season for the guys, but really, how can you beat the ridiculousness of Michael Bolton going hard rock? Says Butthead in this clip: "I realized it was Michael Bolton, and my bowels let loose."
Vanilla Ice - "I Love You"
Shoutout to Palm Beach County! Wait, what's more ridiculous than Michael Bolton doing hard rock? Vanilla Ice doing a heart-felt love ballad. "You know they're always, like, putting this guy down and making fun of him and saying he sucks and stuff?" says Beavis. "You know, he really does suck, and this is one of those times where everybody's right."
David Lee Roth - "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"
Butt-Head: Didn't this guy used to be the lead singer for Van Halen? They've got that video, "Right Now?"
Beavis: That's that video with all those words on the screen.
Butt-Head: Like, right now, David is wishing for his old job back.
Beavis: Like right now, David is planning to kill Sammy Hagar.
Poison - "Unskinny Bop"
"And to think this dude used to bop Pamela Anderson," Beavis says at the specter of a pre-Rock of Love Bret Michaels in his prime.
"You know, this dude kind of looks like Pamela Anderson," Butthead concludes by the end of the video.
Live - "I Alone"
Let's agree in retrospect that nearly everything about Live's post-grunge, angsty sincerity in this video is embarrassing. Or, as Beavis puts it eloquently, "Who the hell is this butt-munch?"