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Beavis And Butthead Volume Four hits DVD February 21st from Paramount Home Entertainment. I’ve always thought the funniest thing about Beavis and Butthead was their commentary on music videos. But today, there are precious few music videos for them to skewer. You can watch MTV for an entire day now, and see no music videos at all.
But then, MTV has an awful lot of shows. And if there was one reason to bring back Beavis and Butthead (and I will say that I am still not sure there WAS any good reason to bring them back), it’s Jersey Shore. Oh, sure, it’s funny when they watch Teen Cribs or True Life, or comment on 16 and Pregnant. But it’s Jersey Shore that really brings out the comic genius in Beavis and Butthead.
Even the seemingly innocuous clips from the show, like J-Wow talking about how cool it is that she gets to make pizza in Florence Italy, become absolutely hilarious when seen through the eyes of two high school losers. Sure, there are still some music videos. Apparently, MTV still does that. Sometimes.
And there are of course Beavis and Butthead episodes, with plots and everything, like the one where the boys discover that they still get paid while taking bathroom breaks so they spend their entire shift in the bathroom. But the only really funny stuff comes from Jersey Shore.
It makes me wish, in a way, the Beavis and Butthead revival had happened a few years earlier, during the time of The Hills and A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila. The thing is, they don’t watch Jersey Shore every episode. Sometimes they watch The Ultimate Fighter instead. Which is fine, but not nearly as good. So I don’t know if I would recommend sitting through the entire two disc collection. I can get just as much of a belly laugh from the reality show commentary on The Soup.