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on May 16, 2012
There is a surprising lack of classic lines, though every once in a while I did laugh out loud. The episodes have great concepts - B&B seek to become undead to get chicks, B&B travel "back in time" to 1832 - that just turn out not to be that funny. The idea of Cornholio developing a cult of fanatic worshippers should have been much funnier. Some of this is due to the writing being off in way that is hard to pin down, perhaps it is a problem of the tone not being quite right. Also, the voices of our favorite morons, who seem more culturally aware now, are vastly different. Beavis and Butthead's voices lack energy and sound far older than the teenagers they are supposed to be. Though he is talented, it would have been a good idea not to have Judge do the voices this time around, his vocal cords have simply matured a bit too much. I miss Beavis' higher registers, for he is far less shrill, and Butthead sounds like a middle-aged man who could be a relative of Felix Unger. In addition, I think a big problem is that Judge always has difficulty fully developing his ideas (Extract, Idiocracy, and the last act of Office Space are all prime examples of this), however, they are intelligent, fundamentally funny ideas with far more to say about our society than the average Judd Apatow mindlessness that passes for comedy these days. So I still enjoy Judge's work a lot, don't misunderstand. All that said there are a couple of episodes that stand out as funnier, The Massage episode, Copy Machine, but overall these just aren't as funny as the classic seasons, rather these episodes are strangely lifeless. I still recommend watching them if you are a HC fan like me, they are not horrible, but be warned, it is not the same. Maybe they will grow on me, though, it happens.