'Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus'
God bless Beavis and Butt-head/Office Space creator Mike Judge for using his showbiz clout to sell a project that no one else would ever make: a series of animated oral histories of country music legends, told mostly by their touring bands. Only a few degrees removed from the twangy deadpan of Judge's beloved cartoon King of the Hill, this historical survey of legends behaving badly of gets comic mileage from the matter-of-fact way its interviewees describe the brawling, carousing and substance-abusing of men like Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis and Waylon Jennings. It's as informative as it is hilariously raw – like a Behind the Music doused in Budweiser and blessed with extra hand-drawn vulgarity. NM