May 23, 2003


The Melbourne Age today reviews Beavis and Butt-head, apparently unaware that the final episode went to air six years ago. In next week's Age: Should Murphy Brown have a child out of wedlock?

Posted by Tim Blair at May 23, 2003 04:06 PM

If The Age thinks that Beavis and Butthead is cutting edge animated satire wait until they get a load of South Park's brand of gentle humor. It's been known for sensitively handling controversial subjects like stem cell research by showing Christopher Reeve sucking the blood out of a fetus in order to become a super-being. South Park has only been on the air in the U.S. for four or five years though so it may be a few more years before The Age discovers it.

Posted by: Randal at May 24, 2003 at 02:45 AM

Up next - "Wait Till your Father Gets Home", a dark satire on the corruption in so-called "ordinary" american fambly life...

Posted by: Hoodie Craw at May 24, 2003 at 03:47 AM

Well, I've heard that gravity is less dense down there in Australia, or north is south, or toilets flush in a different direction, so I guess it just takes more time for news to travel. I dunno, I flunked science...

Posted by: rick mcginnis at May 24, 2003 at 11:22 PM

Glad to see the paper is on the cutting edge of tv. I can't wait for their review of the episode where Lucy and Desi have the baby.

Posted by: Alex Bensky at May 25, 2003 at 02:30 AM