2020 – Collections: Beavis & Butt-head
(ignore May 1, 2017 publish date – this was published March 5, 2020)
(this is proudly displayed behind the radiator in my living room)
Continuing the long line of serious topics, I bring you the guys who gave me a lot of laughs in the 90s, as they goofed on the videos of many of the rock stars I worked with for 20 years.
They dropped by for a shoot recently and while they were here, I gave them a preview of this project. Butt-head – the “brains” of the operation – provided a ringing endorsement:
They were not impressed that I taped every episode except the first one (“Frog Baseball”, which is available online):
……..nor did they care that I took notes on each episode and documented every appearance of them (and creator Mike Judge) on many other shows:
All they cared about was how much useless B&B crap I have.
“Plenty! Let’s start with your movie”. I proceeded to tell them the true story about a friend of mine in NYC who went to the movies one day in 1996 and bought popcorn and a soda, which came in containers that promoted the upcoming “B&B Do America” movie. He knew I was into the show, so he brought them home and dropped them off here the next time he visited:
Next, I showed them a promotional piece for the $14.95 home video and my copy that shows a $16 price tag for a pre-rented video (which I didn’t pay). I was waiting for them to start ragging me out for paying more for a rental than I could have for a brand-new copy…………but then I remembered who the math majors were that I was dealing with:
Then I brought out the pièce de résistance (“the WHAT?, uh-huh-huh”, they said in unison).
“The SLINKY! What did you think, dumbass?”
“No one else seems to have one of these – I can’t find another one online.”
“I also bought your intellectual publications that someone else obviously wrote…”:
“………….AND the CD of songs penned by everyone but you.”:
Late addition: just found this B&B calendar from 2000:
The pictures on the back show the monthly images – well-known “masterpieces” done B&B-style.
“Here’s a nice bit of fantasy taken out of the original bag just for this picture. I can’t imagine you guys EVER graduating high school.”
“Oh yeah? Well, uhhhhh……………you play with dolls!”
“Ha! I don’t have to – these dolls play with themselves.”
“So what is it with you big stars and Little League? You get in a flick (“Frog Baseball”) or Madonna gets in “A League of Their Own” and you get your own New Jersey Little League district pin?”
The guys took a bathroom break………..together(!) and took their sweet time. They were apparently admiring something in there that made Beavis declare quite loudly:
It probably had something to do with the 2 unopened rolls of B&B TP I’ve had in there for the last 20 years:
The last thing I showed them has been in storage for a couple of decades. Here’s the item:
The box it came in:
The extent of their vocabulary (which you’ve heard throughout this post):
And the back:
The photo shoot? Only the best for B&B with state-of-the-art equipment:
You could tell from Beavis’ final comment as the boys walked out the door that he had a great time:
May 8, 2020
I recently came across this “Dopes-on-a-Rope” that I forgot I had. I have no idea where I got it (or why):
With a name like “Buttzville”, I’m pretty sure that’s where B&B live these days. It certainly looks to be up to their standards and there’s no chance that they’d ever score here. What’s more appropriate than a wood-working factory for two guys who are always working their “wood”?