Readers' Poll: The 10 Best TV Shows of the 1990s

See what show managed to beat 'The Simpsons,' 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'X-Files'

9. 'Beavis and Butt-head'

Back in 1992, MTV's surreal Liquid Television showcase aired a cartoon short called Frog Baseball. It featured two crudely drawn, dim-witted teenagers who basically beat a frog to death. This didn't seem like the launching pad for anything special, let alone one of the funniest shows in the history of television. Nevertheless, Beavis and Butt-head became a perfect parody of 1990s youth culture. It drove conservative critics insane, though it seems tame by the standards of today. MTV briefly brought the show back a few years ago, but it didn't quite catch on with today's kids. It's a product of a pre-Internet world and perhaps should stay there. 

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