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Music, All Shook Down Beavis and Butt-Head Return Tonight. Here Are Six of Their Greatest Musical Insights

Beavis and Butt-Head Return Tonight. Here Are Six of Their Greatest Musical Insights

The world-at-large is bound to associate a few things with Beavis and Butt-Head: the '90s, a ballsier MTV, low-grade animation, juvenile delinquency, crude sex talk, and two idiots who loved fire, cappuccinos, and causing mayhem. Another major B&B element that…
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Music, All Shook Down MTV at 30: A Reflection on the Journey from <i>Beavis and Butt-Head</i> to <i>Jersey Shore</i>

MTV at 30: A Reflection on the Journey from Beavis and Butt-Head to Jersey Shore

When I was born, MTV had already passed its eighth birthday. Now that I've dated myself, I'll make another confession: I never had cable television growing up. So I watched MTV take over the planet like someone who lived in…
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Music, All Shook Down

Beavis and Butt-Head Are Coming Back. But Can They Recapture Their Former Glory?

There were rumors last year that Beavis and Butt-Head might return to our television screens -- now, it's been confirmed that the brain-dead, music video-critiquing metalheads will reappear on MTV this summer. And while I should be nothing short…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tortured Cels

Tortured Cels

From Betty Boop to Beavis and Butt-head, from Fritz the Cat to the lads of South Park, animation has long proved a conducive setting for off-color and off-center characters. (Yes, we know that R. Crumb birthed Fritz in underground comix.)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rudo y Cursi

Rudo y Cursi

Not quite The Further Adventures of Cain & Abel, the second coming of Beavis & Butt-Head, or Peyton Meets Eli, but energetic fun nonetheless, Rudo y Cursi is a multiple brother act: It’s written and directed by Carlos Cuarón and…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of August 1.

Beavis & Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection, Volume 3 (Paramount) Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf (Panik House) Broken Saints: The Animated Comic Epic (Fox) Dallas: The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Bros.) Elvis: '68 Comeback (BMG Heritage) A Fish Called Wanda:…
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Culture, Stagecap

We Are Not These Hands

While trekking recently through the poorest of villages in China, New York playwright Sheila Callaghan could always find an underground Internet cafe. The Web’s plethora of glittery images trumpeting almighty capitalism, merchandising, and porn juxtaposed uncomfortably against villagers who couldn’t…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Blessed Are the Buttmunches

Blessed Are the Buttmunches

Beavis and Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection, Volume One (Paramount) This three-disc, 40-episode volume chronicling Beavis and Butt-head's early years will come as a relief to anyone who was stuck in a teenage wasteland when the MTV series first hit…
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SF Weekly Picks

Wednesday, June 19 Hayden A couple of years back, this Canadian performer began plucking at his guitar for the rock crowds around Toronto. As was to be expected, the earplug-dependent were resistant, but Hayden just turned up the volume until…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I can't tell you how many readers have written to ask me, "What signs are Beavis and Butt-head?" In an effort to shut down this line of questioning once and for all, I'd like to state…
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