It’s been 14 years, people, since the final episode of MTV’s classic cartoon series aired. The changes that have taken place since then have been sweeping, generational. Can they retain the funny in the last quarter of 2011? We get to find out tonight at 10PM ET.
Werewolves of Highland (written by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky)
Crying (written by D.J. Javerbaum)
The ‘Twilight’ craze hits Highland High School as the duo mistake a homeless man for a werewolf so they, too can be like Taylor Lautner and score dates galore. Then, something gets under Beavis’ skin so much that it actually makes him cry. And Butt-Head makes sure he never lets him live it down.
A nice return for the guys: http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/mtvs-beavis-butt-head-solid-in-return 3.3m total viewers.
The first act of the premiere was hilarious and I was laughing for several minutes straight.
“Crying” was not nearly as good, as it was based aroud a single punchline that was not even a real winner the first time, but I doubt that Beavis and Butt-head does not make my top ten of 2011 and my 2012 Outstanding Comedy Series ballot.
I feel like my laughter is nostalgia escaping me in tiny bursts. Like demonghog said, the first piece was quite good the second was very bad. However, the MTV scenes were great.
Episode 2: Daughter’s Hand/Tech Support
First, the guys engage in an accidental act of chivalry, then get jobs working at a phone bank, a position which they are woefully *under*-qualified for.