Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection – Volume 3
August 16, 2006
Rated: NR Runtime: 257 min Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Once upon a time MTV was a network that played music videos. After awhile they experimented with original programming and as a result the world was introduced to Beavis and Butthead. If MTV had stopped there we’d be happier, but at least we do have the memories of Beavis and Butthead to help console us. The memories, and a few collections on DVD.
Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection – Volume 3 is comprised of 42 cartoons selected by B&B creator Mike Judge. There’s some classics on here including the one where B&B are assigned to grow a plant for class. They wanted to grow nachos (of course) so they are given a corn seed. After planting it by stomping it into the ground, they proceed to feed and water it using junk food. When it amazingly starts to grow anyway it’s too slow for them.. so they punish it by stomping on it. That might sound stupid, but it’s damned entertaining to watch.
Also on this DVD is the uncut version of Frog Baseball. You might recall the episode where B&B are in an abandoned lot hitting things with a baseball bat when they run across a frog… and proceed to use it as the ball. This episode was a bit rough for MTV at the time so much of the blood was edited out. Now you can see just what happened when you heard the splat.
To help pad out the 30 minute block when B&B was on TV, the boys would show music videos and make comments about them, much like you’d see on Mystery Science Theater 3000. They didn’t usually show the entire video, but they’d show enough so that they could make fun of it. A few of the bands included in this DVD collection are Poison, Soundgarden, Salt ‘N’ Pepa and Rollins Band. For me these video clips are just as good as the episodes, I especially love it when Beavis is expecting a video to change from viewing to viewing.
Beavis and Butthead certainly isn’t smart entertainment, but it’s fun entertainment… and sometimes that’s all you really want. Highly recommended.
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