Film and TV

Huh-Huh-Huh: 20 Bands Beavis and Butt-Head Turned Us Onto

Next Monday, Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV with original episodes for the first time in 14 years. The final episode of the show's original run aired on November 28, 1997, and marked the closing of a chapter of our lives. Not only were they instrumental in forming our vocabulary - fartknocker, buttmunch, bunghole, stiffy - the show also became somewhat of a way for us to discover new music, even when the boys were trashing the videos.

This time around though the show won't be showing too many music videos, relying on reality television and YouTube poop for the boys to unload on (huh-huh-huh). When the show debuted in 1993, creator Mike Judge was using music video clips from the '70s, '80s and '90s, allowing us to see disco, punk, metal, and pop videos by bands we had never heard of.

Just as 120 Minutes and Headbanger's Ball were each an education, so was B&B in its way.

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Craig Hlavaty
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