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Beavis and Butt-Head Return to Mock Bearded Indie Band: ‘This Much Pretension’ (Video)

Alt rock chart topper Portugal. The Man. get custom cartoon from Mike Judge himself

Alt rock band Portugal. The Man. is opening their shows on tour with one of their music video, featuring a custom edit from “Beavis and Butt-Head” creator Mike Judge.

In the clip, Beavis and Butt-Head, of 1990s animated sitcom fame, provide a running commentary for the band’s music video of the chart-topping “Feel It Still,” which received the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

“This does suck, but this sucks so hard that it sucked a hole through the dimensional wall into awesomeness,” Butt-Head says in the video. “When you compress this much crap under the force of this much pretension, you create a beautiful diamond.”

Butt-Head goes on to declare Portugal. The Man. as “the greatest band that has ever walked the Earth,” adding, “but they do not walk the Earth, they float above it, for they are as Gods. They are better than The Beatles, better than The Rolling Stones, better than Silverchair, almost as good as Pantera. They are our rightful lords and masters. Ladies and gentlemen, bow down to the greatest band in the world, Portugal. The Man.”

“Beavis & Butt-Head” ran on MTV from 1993 to 1997, and was later renewed for an eighth season in 2011. Judge edited the music video featuring the characters’ return himself, earning a thank-you from Portugal. The Man. on Twitter.

Portugal. The Man formed in Alaska in 2002 and spent years touring the country, but their ascent to fame came in 2017, when they shot to the top of the charts with their smash hit “Feel it Still,” which has been streamed more than 200 million times and became the first song to hold the top spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for more than 20 weeks. The band performed on the main stage of Coachella ahead of headliner Eminem in April and is now in the middle of an international tour.