Thursday, March 27, 2014

Teenage Toons: Good Vibes (2011)

When MTV decided to revive Beavis & Butt-Head in 2011, they needed another cartoon to share the 10:00 (ET) hour. Unfortunately, it seems the programming idiots got advice from sister network Nickelodeon, since Good Vibes lasted just one season.

The series bowed in late October 2011, but was set in the middle of the summer. Yeah, dumb idea, right? Of course it was. It also ends up being the last MTV cartoon, since Vibes was cancelled and MTV decided to put Beavis & Butt-Head, their former golden boys, in turnaround. Their creator, Mike Judge, reportedly has talked about shopping the series to other networks. Fox might be interested, since they've been good to Judge in the past (King of the Hill, for starters).

About the only thing that stands out about Vibes is the casting of actor Danny McBride ("Land of the Lost") as a female sex education teacher. He's not even trying to effect a feminine voice, and if that's part of the joke, well, now you know why Vibes was beached after 2 months.

Don't believe me, effendis? Check the promo.

I tried to watch this. To me, it was out of season. You know, like a fish out of water. 'Nuff said.

Rating: D.

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