This month marks twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge's hilarious cult phenomenon originally ran from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997, before being retired so that Judge could focus on Fox's animated series King of the Hill. When that show ca ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
I was in sixth grade when The Simpsons aired its first episode, so I can't say I've always longed for an episode about out our culture's current obsession with food and food-related TV. But for a long time I've awaited the day I could write this: The Simpsons are starting a food blog.This wee ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTacos make you smart.A new study indicates that tacos can make you smart. Specifically, rats given cumin-spiked water learned things more quickly, and were more resistant to a drug that mimics the effects of Alzheimer's. Earlier this year, rats whose diets were 5 to 15 perc ... More >>
"Form feet and legs; form arms and body; and I'll form the head!" Don't know what your favorite cartoon of the mid-1980s was, but we here at Daily RFT we're definitely partial to Voltron. From 1984 to 1985, the animated series about crime fighters in robotic cats that could come together as a gia ... More >>
Image viaIf you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, perhaps you saw him announce the following late yesterday afternoon: "solid day in NYC. played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!" (Huh-huh. He said 'coming.') An article on MTV.com elaborates that ... More >>
Via Fork in the Road, the food blog of our sister paper Village Voice, comes the latest music video from those innovative fellas in OK Go (the treadmill video, the one with the dogs, etc.), which features stop-motion animation made with toasted white bread. Pretty cool, even with the sound off.
This week's episode of South Park ruthlessly mocked Food Network, celebrity chefs, foodies and, most likely, you (and me). At any rate, I could post any number of scenes, but I think this might be my favorite.Because this is South Park, though the truly NSFW language is bleeped, you should use prope ... More >>
Who knew?Samwell does not want Butters to do it (in the butt).Turns out the guys behind the YouTube smash "What What (In the Butt)" -- the music video featuring a flaming dude named Samwell crooning "You want to do it in my butt?" -- have no sense of humor when it comes to parody of their "art."L ... More >>
Despite releasing seven albums and amassing a cult of fans through relentless touring -- its appearance at the Firebird this Sunday is their third St. Louis show in twelve months -- Electric Six is still known to most people for two songs: "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar." So while the ti ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
GoogleA Missouri girl doodles and the whole world sees it!If you're reading this today (May 27, 2010), go to Google.com. See the purty design? A Missouri third grader did that. Nine-year-old Makenzie Melton of El Dorado Springs beat out 33,000 kids to win this little contest called "Doodle 4 Goog ... More >>
Via Eater comes this trailer for a new Travel Channel animated series called Anthony Bourdain's Alternate Universe. Quoting Eater: "...assuming this isn't a hoax, it's only going to be online, as a six-part animated web series to debut sometime in 2010."
Break ups, breakdowns and the blues of the gods
9 p.m. Thursday, January 15. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
They're cops, they're buddies, they're fictional
B-Sides catches up with The Simpson's Alf Clausen and Hanson: Testify!
Stages St. Louis presents a slimmed-down Charlie Brown.
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House
B-Sides crafts a mix CD for the dumped, reviews a ringtone blowing up our cells and explores the beef between MF Doom and MF Grimm
Wallace & Gromit make their long-overdue feature debut
Week of July 27, 2005
Macbeth performed entirely in Simpsons voices? Ex-cellent.
The Shapeshifters Was Here (Cornerstone Recording Arts Society)
There's nothing absurd about the appeal of SpongeBob's first movie
For fun and profit (fun, mostly)
Begin the holiday season with classic children's theater (it's fun for big kids, too)
Stone Reader, a movie for book people
SpongeBob SquarePants is just getting started
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
The Powerpuff Girls spank monkey butt aplenty
Cartoon Network sets a snare for grownups in the form of a new programming block
Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation leaves audiences screaming with laughter even as they recoil in horror
Monkeybone, like a dream, is best when half-remembered
How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost wasn't, then became a tradition
Spike & Mike's Classic Festival of Animation is the clear leader in touring compilations
Directed by Brad Bird