Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1

DVD Reviews | Nov 17th, 2005

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Starring Mike Judge
Written By: Mike Judge
Directed By: Mike Judge
Studio: Paramount
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Breakin’ the Law! Breakin’ the Law! Mike Judge decided to pick his favorite cartoons that he created, and some of his favorite music video commentary and put out the Mike Judge Collection Volume 1. The result is a top notch collection filled with hilarious cartoons/video bashes that I remember as a teen.

Mike Judge wanted a DVD that best demonstrated the show, since he thinks some of the cartoons were really embarrassing and awful. So we should expect another DVD collection after this one and I’m all for that. For anyone not old enough or fortunate to see Beavis and Butthead back in the 90’s, well shame on you, ya dumb asses! They’re two idiotic teenagers who sit around the TV all day, and make fun of everything on MTV or on the news. But eventually, they do go outside and cause havoc like painting “Metallica” or anarchy symbols over an old man’s house, playing Frisbee with plates, playing frog baseball, working at Burger World, and annoying the neighborhood kid Stewart. But they do attempt at going to school but they usually just end up in detention or the principal’s office. All they want out of life is to be cool, giggle like idiots, and score with chicks; but they never end up being cool or with hot women because they are dumber than Annie Nicole Smith and Paris Hilton combined.

Volume 1 contains three discs of Beavis and Butthead related crap. First two disc are tons of cartoons that Mike Judge thought were good to be released in the first volume. The first cartoon on disc one is one of my favorites, “No Laughing.” Everyone has had it with the dumb duo giggling nonstop so they aren’t allowed to laugh anymore. And the teachers make it even harder for them, when they talk about sex education. There’s a lot of great, classic cartoon shorts on here but I kind of wish the box set was the full first season with all the videos intact. I know it’s hard to get all the rights to music videos but the show isn’t really complete without them. Freaks & Geeks had that problem with music rights but they eventually released show on DVD so…They were the best critics of music videos because they were brutally honest and knew when something sucked ass. When I was younger, I didn’t want to see the music videos. Why? Because a lot of videos were bad but that was the whole point! They were meant to show funny or bad videos so they could make fun of it. I just wanted to see the cartoons because I felt they were funnier than the video commentaries. Now I just love the overall show.

I loved the show when I was younger. But I think once the show got really popular and every high school kid was talking like them; then I just couldn’t watch Beavis & Butthead anymore. It didn’t help that I knew kids exactly like them and who were just as stupid. Now that I think of it, the show was funnier because of the fact that I knew kids like them. Now that the show isn’t on anymore and no one talks like them anymore, I can go back and watch it again. I remember a lot of cartoons, though since the cartoons are all over the place on this set, I don’t know when they aired.

The third disc has all the non-cartoon stuff on there. There’s 11 episodes of some of the funniest commentary and antics from Beavis & Butthead. They make fun of videos from Matthew Sweet, Wilco, Moist, Pantera, Korn, Grim Reaper, Hum, and some others. I guess the reason why I didn’t like the videos at the time, was because a lot of the music was shitty metal or rock. Stuff you never even hear on MTV now. I loved when they showed videos of bands I liked, such as Gwar or Alice Cooper, or something. They might have shown a Mighty Mighty Bosstones video on there once, not sure. I wish they included more videos on the third disc, if not all of them. But I guess there’s going to be more volumes in the future. Other extras include a decent featurette on the series. Interviews with Mike Judge, writers and producers of the show. Judge talked about which characters he likes to voice and who he based the characters off of. There’s more on the disc but I haven’t gotten a chance to watch it yet. I was certainly happy with the extras on the third disc.

Beavis and Butthead: The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1 is the best we can get, as far as the series is concerned. I still would have liked to have seen the full seasons, even if they are “embarrassing,” according to Mike Judge. The video commentaries were a major part of the series and they are only 11 of them on here. But other than that, this DVD is awesome because it has the best cartoons from the show on here. Any fan should go out and buy this! Maybe if enough people buy this DVD, they’ll release the full seasons sometime soon.

11 Original Music Videos with Beavis And Butt-Head commentary
Director’s Cut Episodes
Taint Of Greatness: The Journey Of Beavis And Butt-Head
Beavis & Butthead Appearances and Interviews

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo

Standard 1.33:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: No Laughing, Home Improvement, Plate Frisbee, Blackout, Late night with Butthead, Mr Anderson’s Balls, The Great Cornholio, Safe Driving
Rating: NR
Running Time: 214 minutes
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