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February 04, 2011  | by: Kerri O'Malley

The Sniveling Freaks Return

Civilized TV has breathed its last breath: The Terrible Two are returning for another round of off-color hilarity on MTV later this year.

Beavis and Butthead has been off the air since 1997, when a heap load of quality MTV 90s cartoons ran free.  That is, before the station went all reality TV on us.

But soon reality will slip once again into cartoon fantasy, bringing us back to the magical land of pink couches, heavy breathing, and crass humor that was the mindless, beautiful Beavis and Butthead.

And there’s a lot to look forward to this time around.

As Rolling Stone points out, some of the heavy metal duo’s best moments came during their Mystery Science Theatre 3000-esque comments to the time period’s music videos.  The boys gleefully breathed through their mouths while heckling Radiohead’s “Creep,”  Men Without Hats’ “Safety Dance,” and Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.”  And many more…

Though B&B were always self-proclaimed “too cool” rockers, they loved to talk about how much MTV “sucked,” and watched videos from every genre the 90s had to offer.  With the two coming back, I can’t wait to see what they think sucks about MTV now and the music videos of today.

But maybe what sucks the most about MTV today is its lack of music.  In times past, the two couch potatoes constantly surfed the channels to get their fill of the latest pop trash and rock gold from MTV and MTV2.  But these days, the TV won’t show them the music videos they crave.  Will the pair have to hit the internet?  Or will they instead be commenting on the latest episode of whatever trash MTV is airing these days?  In the best of scenarios, B&B may be a subtle way for MTV to bring music videos back to the channel.

As nostalgic fans and new-born couch potatoes eagerly anticipate the sloppy return of these two controversial and crude dudes, let’s all remember: even two characters named Beavis and Butthead can’t be less classy than Jersey Shore.

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