Pioneering cartoon series starring two jabbering metalheads obsessed with sex and violence was first broadcast a quarter of a century ago, neatly skewering the generation it claimed to represent. A quarter of a century on, the DNA strands of their influence can be traced, in differing quantities, through almost all of the comedy and animation that has followed, from South Park to Jackass and The Inbetweeners They watched TV, passed judgement on whether the music videos they saw sucked or not and dropped bowling balls stuffed with explosives from rooftops. Moronic wasters with zero political conscience, they nevertheless instantly struck a chord with Generation X viewers of MTV , who revelled in seeing their own disaffection and fecklessness faithfully represented and simultaneously sent up on screen.
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , and wherever you get your podcasts! Title: Beavis and Butt-Head — The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set. A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.
After seeing the short, MTV signed Judge to develop the short into a full series. During its initial run, Beavis and Butt-Head received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its satirical, scathing commentary on society. It was a subject of controversy for its violent content. Fourteen years following the end of the series, the series was revived for an eighth season airing from October 27 to December 29,