PG-13, 80 min.
Directors: Mike Judge, Mike DeSeve, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan
Writers: Mike Judge, Joe Stillman, Brian Mulroney
Voices: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman, Robert Stack, Jacqueline Barba, Eric Bogosian
I noticed that “Beavis & Butthead Do America” was streaming on Netflix and I wondered if the series held up from my days in college. I probably haven’t seen any “Beavis & Butthead” episodes since they were part of MTV’s regular programming schedule, well since I was in college as a matter of fact, but I did enjoy them quite a bit at that time in my life. I even saw the movie in the cinema.
It doesn’t quite hold the same magic as it once did, but you cannot deny Mike Judge’s commentary on the youth culture of our country in the early 90s. What’s particularly funny about it, is that the braindead apathy that “Beavis & Butthead” criticized was also at least partially inspired by the MTV content that much of the youth took in while growing up. The very network that embraced Judge’s burnout children is the one that created their inspiration.