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Beavis And Butthead Volume 4 DVD Review

Uhh…this is like one of the funniest shows on TV or something.

After a 14 year break, “Beavis and Butthead” has returned with 12 episodes (that contain 2 stories each). Expect to see stories about: 1. Beavis and Butthead wanting to become vampires to get chicks 2. Butthead mocking Beavis for crying 3. Beavis and Butthead asking a father for his daughter’s hand. 4. Tech support jobs. 5. Cornholio being mistaken for a Messiah. 6. Beavis and Butthead accidentally taking control of drone planes in the Middle East and cause chaos. 7. Beavis and Butthead eating fast food every day for a month. 8. Extended bathroom breaks at Burger World. 9. A rat. 10. Beavis and Butthead taking a trip to an oil spill to save chicks. 11. An evacuation in Highland causes B&B to think the apocalypse has come. 12. Religion. 13. A copy machine accident 14. Porn stars. 15. A used car test drive. 16. B&B becoming bounty hunters. 17. Time travel. 18. A massage business. 19. Tests. 20. The return of Todd. 21. An abortion clinic. 22. A broken down elevator.

In the 90’s, “Beavis and Butthead” was a television staple. For a show about two dumb teens, it was an incredibly clever and hilarious satire about youth. Now, after being resurrected in 2011, “Beavis and Butthead” is just as relevant and just as funny as it has ever been. With idiotic reality shows popping up on the tube left and right, it seems like the perfect time for this show to come back. In fact, instead of just mocking music videos (which they still do in this incarnation), they know watch trashy MTV reality shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom” and even UFC events. While the episodes themselves are generally worthwhile (I’ll get to those in a moment), it’s the new reality show inclusions that are the highlight of this resurrection. Seeing Beavis and Butthead make fun of Snooki and the Shore’s “Gym, Tan, and Laundry” mentality is worth the price of this DVD alone.

As for the actual episodes, they’re still hit-and-miss as they’ve always been, but they tend to work more often than not. The most memorables episodes are the season premiere with the “Twilight” parody and the amusing crying gag, the rat friend centric episode, and the episode in which Beavis and Butthead accidentally excel at their tech support job.

Summary: “Beavis and Butthead” is still Mike Judge’s best work.  Hopefully, the show will get renewed for another season as it’s one of the best shows on TV period.

Video/Audio:

The show, which is presented in fullscreen, looks marginally better than it did 14 years ago in terms of animation. The only downside is the segments where the two are watching TV look like they did when the show first aired for some reason.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is worthy of praise. Mike Judge’s voice is great as per usual and the music and sound f/x sound sharp as well.

Extras:
* “Silence Your Cellphone” ad.
* “2011 San Diego Comic-Con Panel” with Johnny Knoxville interviewing Mike Judge.  He talks about his life prior to animation, animated shorts, MTV shorts, characters, fan questions, celeb cameos, etc. A great watch.
* 4 Beavis & Butt-Head Interruptions in which Beavis and Butthead talk on the phone to “Jersey Shore” cast members thanks to the magic of editing.

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February 28, 2012 - Posted by | DVD review | , , ,

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