Beavis and Butthead managed to be genius and utterly dip-shit at the same time. A dumbass commentary on dumbassitude; it captured the mean and stupid and juvenile nature of things (America, TV, the '90s). Just as much as all that, the duo were simply pimply, scared of the world and paralyzed by the shit spewing out at them from the tube. They were stupid. But it was stupid. For a catatonic, almost post-verbal cartoon, it was frighteningly accurate somehow, and it's coming back. Mike Judge has got new episodes ready for the summer. We may deserve it now more than ever.