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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | November 27, 2005
Uhhh, Beavis? What, Butt-head? Like, we're on a DVD. That's cool. For the first time, an extensive collection of Beavis and Butt-head animated shorts has been released on DVD, showing TV's stupidest teenagers to be even stupider than we remember. They get tattooed by an escaped serial killer. They set cats on fire. They cut down trees they're supposed to prune. Beavis and Butt-head were the poster boys for the degradation of American culture in the 1990s, but the genius of the show, one of the highest rated to run on MTV, was that it made fun of the very people who made it a hit. The show mocked the disaffected teenagers who did nothing more with their lives than watch television.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | November 27, 2005
Uhhh, Beavis? What, Butt-head? Like, we're on a DVD. That's cool. For the first time, an extensive collection of Beavis and Butt-head animated shorts has been released on DVD, showing TV's stupidest teenagers to be even stupider than we remember. They get tattooed by an escaped serial killer. They set cats on fire. They cut down trees they're supposed to prune. Beavis and Butt-head were the poster boys for the degradation of American culture in the 1990s, but the genius of the show, one of the highest rated to run on MTV, was that it made fun of the very people who made it a hit. The show mocked the disaffected teenagers who did nothing more with their lives than watch television.
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By Stephen Battaglio and Stephen Battaglio,The Hollywood Reporter | August 25, 1994
MTV Networks announced plans to air episodes of its new home shopping program "The Goods" in versions tailored to each of its cable networks. The networks have also commissioned designers to create exclusive clothing lines to be sold on the shows.Mark Rosenthal, executive vice president in charge of the six-month electronic retailing test, and supermodel Cindy Crawford, spokeswoman for "The Goods," made the announcement at a recent press conference.Mr. Rosenthal said each episode will run six to 12 times a week on one or more of the MTV Networks, but each will "appeal to the specific identity of Nick at Nite, MTV or VH-1."
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 17, 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Warner] $29 Roald Dahl's popular fantasy about a little boy who wins a tour through a famous candy factory operated by eccentric Willie Wonka gets the Tim Burton spin. Burton favorite Johnny Depp stars as Wonka. Extras on the two-disc set include a cheeky documentary on training the squirrels, a sweet look at the life of Dahl, featuring interviews with his grandchildren, several interactive games and activities -- "The Oompa-Loompa Dance Machine," "Search for the Golden Ticket" -- five featurettes and an intriguing look at Deep Roy's task in playing all the Oompa-Loompas.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 17, 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [Warner] $29 Roald Dahl's popular fantasy about a little boy who wins a tour through a famous candy factory operated by eccentric Willie Wonka gets the Tim Burton spin. Burton favorite Johnny Depp stars as Wonka. Extras on the two-disc set include a cheeky documentary on training the squirrels, a sweet look at the life of Dahl, featuring interviews with his grandchildren, several interactive games and activities -- "The Oompa-Loompa Dance Machine," "Search for the Golden Ticket" -- five featurettes and an intriguing look at Deep Roy's task in playing all the Oompa-Loompas.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | October 24, 1993
Can watching MTV's "Beavis and Butt-head" really lead a 5-year-old boy to set his family's mobile home on fire?Can seeing a film, which shows actors as schoolboy athletes testing their mettle by lying in the middle of a highway as cars whiz past, actually lead teen-agers to try it for real?The questions are part of a growing concern over the connection between popular culture and real-life behavior by young people. And there's an urgency to the asking of them in the wake of the violent deaths of a child and a teen-ager, which parents of the victims have attributed to TV and film.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 26, 1994
Beavis and Butt-head, MTV's famous monosyllabic cartoon duo, are about to make their Latin American debut.Next month, MTV Latino will begin showing the hit half-hour show.Unlike many other programs, the show will run in English, with Spanish subtitles. According to MTV Latino research, Latin kids prefer it that way."We asked them specifically if they prefered to get "Beavis and Butt-head" dubbed or with subtitles, and overwhelmingly they said subtitles," says MTV Latino spokesman Nelson Benedico.
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October 19, 1993
They're moronic. They're destructive. And they star in one of the hottest shows on television.They're Beavis and Butt-head, the cartoon characters featured in the highest-rated series on the MTV music video cable channel. Recently they popped up on the cover of Newsweek. And talk-show host David Letterman, that paragon of hipness, has taken to quoting the boys' trademark utterance: Huh-huh-huh, huh-huh-huh. Cool.The characters' popularity may mystify some folks. After all, B&B pass time by setting fires, sniffing gas fumes and making lewd comments while watching videos.
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By Newsday | October 20, 1993
MTV has moved its early evening showings of "Beavis and Butt-head" to a 10:30 p.m. time slot where young children presumably will not be watching.It's a move to which Beavis and Butt-head might respond with their trademark "Heh-heh. Heh-heh. Cool," since many youngsters stay up late anyway or know how to program their VCRs better than their parents do. The MTV move took effect last night.The cult cartoon series came under fire during the past two weeks, after an Ohio mother blamed Beavis and Butt-head's pyrotechnic hi-jinks (lighting fires and firecrackers)
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By Bob Fenster and Bob Fenster,ARIZONA REPUBLIC | December 22, 1996
Dumb means cool when it comes to Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-head."When you meet Judge, you can't help but think that this is what his cartoon creations will look like if they ever grow up.Judge, who writes, draws and does the voices for both teen-age masters of the vulgar, is balding, sallow and a solemn eye-averter.But he's obviously smarter than his characters, who have hit it big with their own MTV show as they assault every adult institution with gross-out humor and half-witted chortling.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1998
In her previous cartoon hometown of Highland, Daria Morgendorffer was forced to share a classroom with MTV's nacho-munching, TV-worshiping, generally anti-social Beavis and Butt-head. The duh duo would often serenade her to the tune of "diarrhea, cha-cha-cha."No wonder she's so cynical."They had a poor schooling system," says Glenn Eichler, co-creative supervisor of MTV's first full-length cartoon, "Daria." Now in its second season, it's one of MTV's highest-rated shows.Daria, a character audiences got to know from sarcastic asides aimed at Beavis and Butt-head, is now the primary character, getting ample chances to demonstrate her droll demeanor.
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By Lara M. Zeises and Lara M. Zeises,SUN STAFF | August 2, 1997
I probably took the news better than most. Then again, most of those worshipping at the altar of "Beavis & Butt-head" are pre-pubescent boys. Like their heroes, they are probably utterly oblivious that anything has happened.But it's true. Come October, after 220 episodes, "Beavis & Butt-head" will be no more, the MTV network announced this week. Another American icon bites the dust, and I'm a little sad.Like a lot of MTV programming, "B&B" was geared toward males ages 12 to 18, not strong, intelligent feminist women like myself.
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By Bob Fenster and Bob Fenster,ARIZONA REPUBLIC | December 22, 1996
Dumb means cool when it comes to Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-head."When you meet Judge, you can't help but think that this is what his cartoon creations will look like if they ever grow up.Judge, who writes, draws and does the voices for both teen-age masters of the vulgar, is balding, sallow and a solemn eye-averter.But he's obviously smarter than his characters, who have hit it big with their own MTV show as they assault every adult institution with gross-out humor and half-witted chortling.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 26, 1994
Beavis and Butt-head, MTV's famous monosyllabic cartoon duo, are about to make their Latin American debut.Next month, MTV Latino will begin showing the hit half-hour show.Unlike many other programs, the show will run in English, with Spanish subtitles. According to MTV Latino research, Latin kids prefer it that way."We asked them specifically if they prefered to get "Beavis and Butt-head" dubbed or with subtitles, and overwhelmingly they said subtitles," says MTV Latino spokesman Nelson Benedico.
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By Stephen Battaglio and Stephen Battaglio,The Hollywood Reporter | August 25, 1994
MTV Networks announced plans to air episodes of its new home shopping program "The Goods" in versions tailored to each of its cable networks. The networks have also commissioned designers to create exclusive clothing lines to be sold on the shows.Mark Rosenthal, executive vice president in charge of the six-month electronic retailing test, and supermodel Cindy Crawford, spokeswoman for "The Goods," made the announcement at a recent press conference.Mr. Rosenthal said each episode will run six to 12 times a week on one or more of the MTV Networks, but each will "appeal to the specific identity of Nick at Nite, MTV or VH-1."
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By Jim DeBrosse and Jim DeBrosse,Cox News Service | November 9, 1993
It's not easy to find the place where 2-year-old Jessica Matthews died Oct. 6 in a trailer fire set by her 5-year-old brother, Austin.The empty lot is now covered with fallen sycamore leaves on the last street in a mobile home park tucked away in the industrial suburb of Moraine, just south of Dayton, Ohio.But Jessica's death -- which her mother, Darcy Burk, blames on Austin's modeling of MTV cartoon characters Beavis and Butt-head -- has reached far beyond the fences that cloak this tiny, low-income neighborhood from pricier suburban homes.
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By Jim DeBrosse and Jim DeBrosse,Cox News Service | November 9, 1993
It's not easy to find the place where 2-year-old Jessica Matthews died Oct. 6 in a trailer fire set by her 5-year-old brother, Austin.The empty lot is now covered with fallen sycamore leaves on the last street in a mobile home park tucked away in the industrial suburb of Moraine, just south of Dayton, Ohio.But Jessica's death -- which her mother, Darcy Burk, blames on Austin's modeling of MTV cartoon characters Beavis and Butt-head -- has reached far beyond the fences that cloak this tiny, low-income neighborhood from pricier suburban homes.
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By David Kronke and David Kronke,Contributing Writer | September 18, 1993
An 11-year-old student in a California elementary school thought it was really funny when Beavis and Butt-Head, the breathtakingly moronic duo whose animated series wins the highest ratings of any program on MTV, mooned their teacher.So he tried it, too."I got in trouble," he admits sheepishly. "I won't do anything else they do anymore."Beavis and Butt-Head, heavy-metal couch potatoes whose vocabulary has scarcely evolved beyond their ubiquitous muttering chuckles, initially followed "The Simpsons" and "Ren and Stimpy" in sending subversive messages through the medium of TV animation.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK | October 24, 1993
Can watching MTV's "Beavis and Butt-head" really lead a 5-year-old boy to set his family's mobile home on fire?Can seeing a film, which shows actors as schoolboy athletes testing their mettle by lying in the middle of a highway as cars whiz past, actually lead teen-agers to try it for real?The questions are part of a growing concern over the connection between popular culture and real-life behavior by young people. And there's an urgency to the asking of them in the wake of the violent deaths of a child and a teen-ager, which parents of the victims have attributed to TV and film.
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By Newsday | October 20, 1993
MTV has moved its early evening showings of "Beavis and Butt-head" to a 10:30 p.m. time slot where young children presumably will not be watching.It's a move to which Beavis and Butt-head might respond with their trademark "Heh-heh. Heh-heh. Cool," since many youngsters stay up late anyway or know how to program their VCRs better than their parents do. The MTV move took effect last night.The cult cartoon series came under fire during the past two weeks, after an Ohio mother blamed Beavis and Butt-head's pyrotechnic hi-jinks (lighting fires and firecrackers)
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