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.
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.
This past weekend marked twenty glorious years since generational icons "Beavis and Butthead" first premiered on television screens. MTV unleashed the generation X weinerheads to an unsuspecting public in 1993, teaching a whole new audience about satire, riffing and proper means of "TP" acquisition along the way. It is in salute to the two titans of trouble that we bring you our choices for the five best Beavis and Butthead episodes of all time. Yes, we're all gonna score.
This week, MTV premiered its new show "Nikki & Sara LIVE." A fun skewering of pop culture, the show continues in the tradition of razor-sharp wit and disarming charm from buddy-outings that has brought some of the most fun moment of original programming for almost the channel's entire existence. Being that we at the Weekly always want our MTV, we decided now would be a great time to look back at some of our all time favorite MTV duos!
Today marks the release of Pitch Perfect, a youthful music-centric comedy that you may be surprised to know ISN'T being released by MTV Films. Yes, despite the absurdly heavy cross-promotion on the network and the story of competing college acapella groups being perfect for the imprint, the movie somehow wound up not being under the official MTV Films banner. Surprised by this oversight, we at the Weekly decided to take a look back at five of MTV Films' proud lineage by spotlighting the studios' most memorable releases
By now we've all pretty much come to know what to expect out of the annual MTV Video Music Awards show. Picture the drunkest moments of your high school prom, add a shit ton of today's hottest music acts, drizzle in some dueling red carpet looks and a couple gallons of spray tan, multiply that by 20,000 commercial breaks and bam! You've pretty much got the whole show.
So yeah, the 2012 VMA's went off last night at the Staples Center live here in LA, and while there was plenty of fresh commotion to report (The Bachelorette'sRebel Wilson rocked out on stage with bushels of pubes on her shirt and a bag of chips, host Kevin Hart opened the show by asking Chris Brown and Drake to squash their bitch fighting beef ), there were also some super fails on deck worth mentioning (the missing MCA tribute, Rihanna's matronly red carpet get-up that made her look less like a young pop diva and more like Gabrielle Douglas' mom-ager, One Direction beating out Frank Ocean and Fun. for the Best New Artist award).
What's that? You're over 17, so you didn't care to catch the show because you were too busy watching President Obama explain to American voters how he needs four more years to finish fixing the clusterfuck of problems Bush left behind accomplishing his goals for the nation during the last night of the DNC? Not to worry! We've got the skinny on what you missed. Read on for a full run-down of last night's VMA's highlights and lowlights.
With tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on what has often proven to be the music industry's most talked about night of the year. While there's been multiple pop culture milestones and career-defining moments over the years, these jam-packed (and occasionally lackluster) shows have left a handful of great performances to go under-appreciated in the VMA pantheons. We at the Weekly have decided to right this wrong and bring you five of the most underrated performances in Video Music Awards' history.
INXS - "What You Need"1986
While they would go on to be more famously associated with later VMA performances and videos, INXS' Video Music Awards debut remains the unheralded strongest marriage between a live rock performance and MTV's attention-deficit-fueling presentation that the network's '80s incarnation had to offer. The low-budget high-ambition contrast captures what made both the band and the network the barometer of cool.
Tomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a time for faux lesbian makeout sessions, backstage celeb fights and dresses made out of meat. Along with honoring the best that the medium has to offer, what's kept viewers tuning in year after year have been heart-stopping career-defining performances. In observation of VMA season, we at the Weekly are taking a look back at the performances that set the standard for all VMAs to come.
Madonna - "Like a Virgin"1984
The very first MTV Video Music Awards is most remembered for three things: the weird choice of Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler co-hosting, The Cars' "You Might Think" winning Video of the Year (beating Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the night's biggest winners) and Madonna's provocative "Like a Virgin." As controversial as it was eye-catching, it made the show a can't-miss event for years to come and lead to a memorable tribute 20 years later with both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. No matter what we have to see about her these days, we do owe her these props: No one has ever made a wedding dress look so gloriously slutty.
Yesterday, MTV announced the nominees for their 2012 Video Music Awards. While much was made of this year's awards snubbing previous showstoppers such as Lady Gaga and Rick Ross, the biggest miscarriage of justice solely falls on the complete and total omission of Waka Flocka Flame's "Rooster in My Rari." It's bad enough the video, which depicts Waka Flocka thuggin' and buggin' alongside a giant rapping rooster, was overlooked for Video of the Year honors, but it didn't even receive a nod for Best Cinematography or Best Video With a Message.
Take one look and tell us this isn't our generation's "Thriller" -
While the song has lead to much debate over what the "rooster" in question actually is (some say it's another term for "chickenhead," others suggest it's a drugs or gun metaphor), the fact that the video is a literal translation, essentially resulting in a live action Chicken Boo cartoon, makes it this year's pinnacle of the medium.
But, for the sake of discussion, let's compare it to the five Best Video nominees.
Tom Green has been making us laugh for years with his hilarious antics on TV, in movies, on-line, and most recently with his stand-up.
After touring all around the world, Tom is now bringing his act to the Irvine Improv and from Thursday (October 13th) through Sunday (October 16th), and you can take in all of his funny first hand for yourself.
Whether you choose to laugh with him, or laugh at him, you can be certain there will be plenty of laughs (and cheese in there somewhere)! More »