Originally created 08/12/97

That sucks! MTV icons move to reruns

Beavis and Butt-head will be snickering their way into the land of reruns after Oct. 10, when MTV airs their last episode.

"That sucks," says Nathan Mangle, a 19-year-old freshman at Augusta State University. "I figured they would keep that show on for a while, like Gilligan's Island or something."

But MTV spokeswoman Sheryl Jones says it's time for Beavis and Butt-head to move on. The 14-year-olds can't just sit on the couch scratching themselves after they've done America. They're negotiating a movie sequel, MTV says. Maybe they'll do Europe. Or Brooklyn.

"It's probably time for them to be over," says Chris Brown, a 19-year-old sophomore at Georgia Southern. "They've made their stand. ... They've peaked."

In four years they've made 220 cartoons. That's more episodes than Seinfeld.

They sit around. They watch MTV. They talk about getting girls and getting beer.

It's pretty boring, says Tarsa Andres, 13.

"They don't have a point," says the eighth-grader at Harlem Middle School. "They do basically the same thing over and over again."

So it doesn't matter that they're going into reruns, she says.

"MTV doesn't need Beavis and Butt-head," says Jeremy Brown, a 15-year-old sophomore at Evans High School. "They suck. They're stupid. They stink."

But for the million other teens who like Beavis and Butt-head, MTV says the reruns will be around indefinitely.

"I'll probably miss it a little bit," says Ontarious Jones, a junior at Lincoln County High School. He doesn't watch reruns.


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