Enjoy This While It Lasts

These were always my favorite parts of the show, but apparently they aren’t included on the DVDs because of copyright issues. MAN, why have I never wasted an evening watching all these clips? There are dozens of them on YouTube. It will probably be deleted in a week or two.

Back when my parents were extra religious (and *cough* before television remotes became a necessity), I used to watch Beavis and Butthead on the lowest volume, sitting three inches away from the TV so I could (a) hear it and (b) change the channel fast enough to not get busted.

Justin and I have been watching The State lately and we started talking about MTV’s weird copyright problems… like, my favorite (shut up) Real World/Road Rules seasons will probably never make it to DVD because the soundtracks include thousands of clips and the rights would be impossible to obtain today.

Heck, if Freaks and Geeks can salvalge the majority of their soundrack for DVD release, then fucking Music Television should be able to pull it off. And you know, if Girl Talk can get away with sampling every song in existence, early-to-mid 90’s bands should just deal with their 10 second clips that play while Puck and Rachel flirt or whatever. In fact, they should be grateful! I would forget that half those bands even existed if it wasn’t for the VHS marathons I still come across at my parents house.

100 bucks says that video is deleted before I hit “publish”.



Filed under Pop Goes The Culture

6 responses to “Enjoy This While It Lasts

  1. Heather

    Ah remember how I had tapes and tapes of Beavis and Butthead and then we would watch em when my mom was gone. Heh until someone ratted me out…. ~AHEM! lol Beavis and Butthead is still funny now. When we lived in Garland, Texas, the burger world was right next to Bongs Cleaners. Really not kidding. Mike Judge lived in Garland for a long time and it was painfully obvious, especially with King of the Hill.

  2. Brett

    This was why I watched B&B. There are videos on the DVDs but they are mereley a bonus feature- like 10 or 12 of ‘em for each volume. Edited out of the episodes totally jacks with my memories of the show. Good news is I have spent several evenings wasted into the wee hours playlisting dozens, literally dozens, of these over the course of months so I don’t think You tube will take ‘em off anytime soon.

  3. SecretlyStephie

    I don’t remember why I narced on you but I’m sure you deserved it. 😉

    And yeah, Rachael used to live in the Temple/Killeen area and she said all her neighbors talked exactly like Boomhauer.

  4. Ann

    This is an issue that I never even considered until I was looking at the full series of Northern Exposure on Amazon…there were tons of reviews complaining about how the lack of the original soundtrack, which was replaced with something more generic, was ruining the show for them. And I was like, “Whaaa?” How sad that our favorite tv memories shall be crapped on!

    You know.

  5. Janternet

    I don’t think Girl Talk can legally sell his music in the flesh; only mp3s which are somehow different? I don’t know.
    I too watched shows as low as possible in secret. This, Ren and Stimpy, even Clarissa Explains It All. Seriously.
    Although for B&B I only enjoyed the animated parts. I never really got the music video commentary. Maybe it was over my head. Or maybe they often chose hard rock or metal stuff which I wasn’t in to.

  6. SecretlyStephie

    I bought Girl Talk at Vintage Vinyl; it’s the only physical CD I’ve bought in over a year and a half!

    I suppose someone sold it used… but it still seemed strange.

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