Los Angeles Times
Date: 2011-10-27
Author: Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic

Article Mentions
Author, Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Mentioned, Debi Mazar
Mentioned, Adam Brody
Mentioned, Tony Hale
Mentioned, David Gordon
Mentioned, Leslie Mann
Mentioned, Danny McBride
Mentioned, Jonah Hill
Mentioned, Joy Osmanski
Mentioned, David Gordon Green
Mentioned, Mike Judge
Mentioned, French Stewart
Mentioned, Josh Gad
Mentioned, Rene Taylor
Mentioned, Nat Faxon
Mentioned, MTV
Mentioned, Hollywood
Mentioned, Jersey Shore
Thursday marks the return of Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-Head" to MTV, after 14 years enough time for a baby to have grown up to be Beavis or Butt-Head. The cartoon, which began in part as an ironic, idiotic but not inaccurate commentary on the network's original bread and butter the music video will now include among its targets movies, viral videos and the kind of shows that have come to represent MTV in the duo's absence, series like "Jersey Shore" and "16 and Pregnant." ("This would be a better show if they showed them actually getting pregnant.") What's odd is how nearly they resemble some of their new targets "This guy looks like he might be stupider than us" and how with the passing years they've come to sound less like snarky...(read more)
... Thursday marks the return of Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-Head" to MTV, after 14 years enough time for a baby to have grown up to be Beavis or Butt-Head. The cartoon, which began in part as an ironic, idiotic but not inaccurate commentary on the ne ...
... has brought him west from New Jersey to start a new life in fictional Playa del Toro, where he is befriended by bushy-blond-haired surfer dude Woodie (Adam Brody) ...
... (The cast also includes Danny McBride as an obese female sex-ed teacher and Tony Hale ...
... as an aggressive nerd.) The visual style is "Family Guy" by way of "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers," with the younger female characters designed as if by a 12-year-old boy. Created by David Gordon ...
... Green ("Pineapple Express"), it is a kind of cartoon version of Nickelodeon's surf-culture kid-com "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures," with masturbation and marijuana jokes laid in. Though "Beavis" and "Good Vibes" both flog what might be called ...
... . in what I take as an homage to "Freaks and Geeks"), talks over anyone he considers his inferior and views his own struggles with an exasperating world as somehow brave and moving and poetic. And once in a while, he sounds like a little boy. Thi ...


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