Published Feb 23, 2017The '90s had no shortage of iconic comedy duos, from Wayne and Garth to Ren and Stimpy. One of the most enduring (and strangely endearing) pairs was undoubtedly Mike Judge's delinquent dillweeds Beavis and Butt-Head. The two reached instant cult status upon their MTV debut in 1993, and have had surprising longevity as pop culture fixtures.
While Highland, Texas's two dumbest heshers have amassed a worldwide fanbase, said fans have yet to be treated with an official comprehensive release; the latest Beavis and Butt-Head box positions itself as a "complete collection," but it's actually just a repack of the show's previous home releases.
Of course, that means there's plenty to dig into for fans of the show, as these 12 discs contain all four volumes of the show — including its criminally underrated return in 2011. There's also the Collector's Edition of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and previously released special features like the Taint of Greatness documentary, deleted scenes and MTV promotional appearances.
There are also some music videos, though true Beavis and Butt-Head heads know that the bulk of the videos were trimmed from home release due to licensing rights. Similarly, some of the show's most outright offensive episodes still remain unreleased.
With subsequent works like King of the Hill, Office Space, Idiocracy and Silicon Valley, Mike Judge went on to become one of the most consistent and reliable voices in comedy. Beavis and Butt-Head is proof that he had talent from the beginning, as the show built a vivid world and crammed social commentary in the cracks between its immature double entendres. As such, it will always be worth revisiting from a cultural standpoint.
If you don't own any Beavis and Butt-Head, this box set is an excellent place to start. If you're a true obsessive hoping for a comprehensive release, however, this "Complete Collection" still has some holes.
Heh heh — we said "holes." (Paramount)