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Did You Know That Beavis And Butthead Invented Twerking In…


Younger audience might not be familiar with the popular MTV animation series but back in the 1990s ‘Beavis and Butthead’ retained a cult following. The TV show was created, designed and voiced by Mike Judge and ran from 1993 to 1997 with new episodes airing for a couple of months in 2011. The full length movie based on the TV series, ‘Beavis and Butthead Do America’, was released in 1996.

Beevis and Butthead are depicted as two delinquent teenagers who love rock and suffer (or enjoy) from incredible social awkwardness. The two characters are shown as extremely under-educated and dull-witted, devoid of any moral scruples or empathy even toward each other. The most popular signature trait of the barely literate teens is their specific chuckling or giggling whenever they hear something funny.

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The pair are shown in some episodes doing certain moves that strongly resemble the so-called ‘twerking’ recently made popular by Miley Cyrus. Even though the singer has been labeled as the “inventor of twerking”, the particular move has been featured in numerous stars’ performances long before Miley was even the sweet and innocent Hanna Montana. Nevertheless, the term ‘twerk’ was only recognized by the Oxford Dictionary this year after Miley’s VMA performance and described as “dancing provocatively in a low squatting stance using thrusting hip movements”.


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