I'm right in the middle of a Beavis and Butt-Head Christmas here at Misfit Robot Daydream. Yesterday, I reviewed "A Very Special Christmas With Beavis and Butt-Head," from 1993. Today, I'll be reviewing Beavis and Butt-Head's second Christmas special, 1995's "Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas." Then, on Wednesday, I'll be reviewing the Beavis and Butt-Head vinyl toys from Funko.
|Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas
Beavis and Butt-Head Do Christmas (1995) - TV review and screencaps:
Huh-Huh-HumbugThe first animated short is "Huh-Huh-Humbug," a parody of "A Christmas Carol," with Beavis in the place of Ebenezer Scrooge. During the short, Beavis dreams he is in the future, where he is now the manager of BurgerWorld. It's Christmas Eve, and all he wants to do is relax on his couch and watch a porno tape of "Ebenezer Screw" on his VCR. Unfortunately, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future keep appearing on the screen every time a girl is about to show her boobs, frustrating Beavis to no end. The ghosts try to teach Beavis the error of his ways, and it seems like they might have succeeded, as the dream ends with Beavis seeming to be on the cusp of some great revelation about his life. But in the end, this is Beavis we're talking about, and great revelations are a bit beyond his abilities. So he ends up thinking that the future will be cool, because he has a VCR and a porno tape. For Beavis, that's "living the dream."
|A World Without Butt-Head
It's a Miserable LifeThe second short is "It's a Miserable Life," a parody of that musty old Jimmy Stewart chestnut, "It's a Wonderful Life." In It's a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays a man who is contemplating suicide. Then his guardian angel appears, and shows him how much worse the world would be without him, and convinces him to choose life. In it's a Miserable life, Beavis and Butthead's guardian angel tries to do the opposite. He tries to convince the boys to kill themselves, because the world would be so much better off without them. Beavis is willing to do it if the angel pays him (the fact that he won't be able to spend the money when he is dead is a little to complicated for him to grasp), but Butt-Head needs some convincing. So the guardian angel takes Butt-Head on a tour of an alternate reality where Butt-Head was never born. It's a clean, happy, unspoiled world... but Butt-Head thinks it "sucks."
In both shorts, Beavis and Butt-Head are shown alternate realities by ghosts or angels, and asked to draw conclusions about them that they can apply to the real world. In both cases, though, the ghosts and angels fail, because they give far too much credit to Beavis and Butt-Head's abilities to draw any conclusions beyond , "that's cool," or "that sucks."
|Here Lies Beavis - He Never Scored
|Rating 3½ Robots (out of 5)
More screencaps after the jump...
|Beavis and Butt-Head Christmas
|Dead Rat on the Grill
|Joy to BurgerWorld
|Grown Up Beavis
|The Ghost of Butt-Head
|Growing Up Beavis and Butthead
|The Ghost of Tom Anderson
|The Ghost of Van Driessen
|Star Trek Uniforms
|Beavis the Kill-Bot
|Carnage at the BurgerWorld
|Letters to Santa Butt-Head
|Beavis J. Reindeer
|Dear Santa Butt-Head
|Santa Butt-Head Reads a Letter
|All I Want For Christmas is Beavis
|It's a Miserable Life
|Watching TV on Christmas
|Robocop Saves Christmas
|Wet Hooters in the Rain
|Gazing at Porno in the Rain