Geek Apparel of the Week: First Fully Show-Accurate Beavis and Butt-head Merch Ever?
My first reaction to these socks from Poprageous: Ehhh, they’re socks. They’re cool (huh-huh), but most people never see your socks, especially if you’re a dude.
My second reaction: Holy shit. They finally managed that?
If you’re a long-time fan of Beavis and Butt-head, you already know what I’m talking about. Part of the hilarity and universality of the characters when they debuted was the way they wore generic AC/DC and Metallica T-shirts like every obnoxious moron you knew in high school*. Yet, for obvious licensing reasons, MTV couldn’t use those band names on merchandise, so until now we’ve been stuck with depictions of Butt-head’s shirt reading “SKULL,” Beavis’ reading “Death Rock,” and most egregiously, their nerdy frenemy Stewart’s Winger tee was replaced with one stating “I love unicorns.” (Metallica, in a show of good sportsmanship, put out a handwritten “Metallica” shirt in the Beavis style as part of their own official merchandise.)
I don’t know how Poprageous got around this, but it rules. IT RULES! Yeah, heh-heh-heh.
*I too wore Metallica shirts in high school and am not impugning every single soul who did. You know exactly who I’m talking about