Top Five Beavis and Butthead Special Appearances
|Beavis and Butthead in their early years.|
This week, we at the Weekly have been celebrating 20 years of Beavis and Butthead, and we'd be remiss to not mention the many memorable moments the boys had outside their standard MTV timeslot. Yes, while the catchphrases and riffs are the memories we hold most dear, it's important to remember exactly how ubiquitous the two were in '90s pop culture. From award shows to talk shows to their own feature-length film, they've accomplished a lot for a couple of animated underachievers. Here are our picks for the Top Five Beavis and Butthead Special Appearances.
5. Beavis and Butthead in "Frog Baseball" on MTV's Liquid Television
September 22nd, 1992 was the moment that the world got their first glimpse of Beavis and Butthead. In a segment on the network's weekly animation showcase Liquid Television (which also birthed Aeon Flux), the two starred in their creator Mike Judge's short Frog Baseball. Notable for being just about the only early Beavis and Butthead short that Judge doesn't hate, its unflinching satire of Generation X morons found an audience and set the two on a path to pop culture superstardom.
4. Beavis and Butthead at the 2005 Video Music Awards
It had been a solid eight years since Beavis and Butthead graced the MTV airwaves. Not including their likeness used in an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch, the two made their brief return to the network hosting the Viewer's Choice segments during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. While it would be four years until they were seen again after this, the segments made for a reminder of how versatile and timeless the boys' talents are.
3. Beavis and Butthead promote Extract