Ten best Beavis and Butt-head music-video riffs

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In honor of MTV's 30th Anniversary this week, we're reflecting on the network's best moments from the past three decades. Today: Our favorite music videos riffed on by Beavis and Butt-head. The duo tackled something around 250 different videos throughout the show's eight seasons, and although it's coming back, the original will undoubtedly be our favorite.


10. Type O Negative - Black No. 1"
"This is a cross between Danzig and my butt."

Regardless of how you feel about Type O Negative, B and B's mockery of Peter Steele's voice is spot-on hilarity.


9. David Byrne - "Angels"
"Didn't this guy already do this song?"

David Byrne's "Angels" certainly does sound like a particular Talking Heads song, and the boys nailed it here.


8. Yanni - "Reflections of Passion"
"Check it out -- she's leaving him because he sucks."

Yanni has always been easy fodder for mockery, but Beavis and Butt-head still manage to pull a few witty comments out on this video, even if most of it falls a little flat.


7. Archers of Loaf - "Web in Front"
"It's like in all these videos now -- they just get a couple weird dudes and just shake the camera and just do a bunch of crap."

It's true that during the heyday of the first "college rock" video movement, most videos did indeed feature someone running around with a camera filming the band doing a bunch of crap. They could have probably tagged twenty different bands with this comment.


6. Tom Waits - "I Don't Want to Grow Up"
"It's like he can't write songs, but he can sing."

Sometime Beavis and Butt-head can just nail a joke so well, you don't even notice it the first time you hear it. Case in point: The above comment about Tom Waits's "I Don't Want to Grow Up," is so reverse-spot-on that we're still laughing about it a little.


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Guest
Guest

Well at least I got to see 4 of them, now that Viacom has taken away all of the fun.

Miner Matt
Miner Matt

Two omissions: Rollins Band - Liar and Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Arizonahuskers
Arizonahuskers

What about King Missle video of detachable penis. They just kept saying, "He said...." "He said....". But they were laughing so hard they could never say penis!!

Sithlord8691
Sithlord8691

how about Siouxsie and the banshees - "peek-a-boo" ? beavis : "sometimes i like to play peek-a-boo with my weiner"

Big Daddy
Big Daddy

This love and I'm Broken~Pantera, Blind~KoRn......how were these not on the list?  This list was not a very good one at all.  There were ones that were way better than this

Skoog
Skoog

These are not even close to the top 10 B&B videos. Very disappointing. 

Shantijani22
Shantijani22

I don't remember what GNR song they were listening to, but I remember laughing out loud to myself when they were making fun of Izzy Stradln's name. The kept asking eachother, "Who Izzy?" "Who Izzy?" "He he" So bad, dumb and unoriginal, the fact it was spoken out loud by these two quasi music critics/morons xoxo made it utterly hilarious. Can't wait for show to return. Sometimes just what you need!

guest
guest

I see other beat me to it, but vanilla ice "Ice Ice Baby' they dont say a word...not even a grunt or a laugh. Silent shock, they look at each other, back at the tv...and changer the channel. Awesome.

Joe
Joe

I'm sorry, nothing beats the "If I only had a brain", MC 900 foot jesus song.  Ba dum da dum da dum dum da dum da dum da dum

Jamie Capach
Jamie Capach

They were also shocked into silence by Milli Vanilli.

Wallfatz
Wallfatz

Chris Isaak wicked game that was one of my faves.

Waxdude
Waxdude

so fn funny to see those agane......but R.I.P.  Peter Steele OF Type O Negative....

Iris
Iris

Aww this just made me miss Beavis and Butthead all over again!! I love that show!

Kevon
Kevon

They were shocked into silence by "Ice, Ice Baby," too.

Lordazmodai
Lordazmodai

where the hell is Morbid Angel, God of Emptiness?? how did anyone leave THAT out of this?

Jennifoodie
Jennifoodie

I love Type O, but I suppose they have a point.....*bites middle finger*

Shantijani22
Shantijani22

I'm the one whose favorite was "Who Izzy" until you reminded me about this Siouxsie and the Banshees number. "Peek-A-Boo" was hilar!!!!

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