The Five Best Beavis and Butthead Music Video Riffings of All Time
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Last weekend marked 20 wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. While the duo changed the way the world viewed Generation X, as well as ushered in one of the sharpest satires of the '90s, it also popularized the idea of video "riffing" to a brand-new audience. No longer were MTV videos flooding the network solely for viewer approval; now, two oft-hilarious critics were watching along with us to let us know what "kicks ass" and what "sucks." It is in salute to the two most trusted music critics of the '90s that we count down the top five Beavis and Butthead video riffs of all time.
5. Army of Lovers, "Crucified"
Beavis and Butthead were great at capturing just how we, the viewer, felt when seeing a video. Sometimes, particularly when the network dug up something obscure for the boys, that response is either "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" or "No! No! No! No!" Army of Lovers' "Crucified" is one of those stand-out bizarre videos whose visuals are as burned into the minds of viewers as were the boys' descriptions of the absurdity taking place onscreen.
4. Korn, "Blind"
Before they were international superstars, KoRN were another band that Beavis and Butthead gave their taste-making judgment on. This riffing's most memorable for perhaps Beavis' most articulate moment, passing judgment on the video's pros and cons in a way far outreaching the standard "rocks/sucks" bluntness viewers were accustomed to.