As I said in my review of volume 3 of the Mike Judge Collection, I am in complete and total agreement with those who feel that Mike should buckle down and release the entire series on DVD and yes, that it could be done leaving the episodes fully intact complete with the videos in their proper place. Though admittedly as I also said I was always more interested in the episodes themselves than the videos, though I did have favorites. That said I don't believe that the Mike Judge collections are the travesty that many reviewers on here seem to believe them to be. In fact I haven't laughed so much or so hard in a very long time.
Volume 1 features forty or so episodes and thirteen music videos, the latter of which are always found on disk 3 of each volume. I'll be focusing more on the episodes themselves since as I said those were always what interested me most.
As many reviewers pointed out, a great number of the episodes have had material cut from them, and wile in many cases this doesn't bother me there were instances where it was a little disconcerting. Notable such instances occured in Manners SUck and Tainted Meat. In the former, the toilet scene was cut and in the latter the health inspecter's comments about a fierce new parasite. FOrtunately both are available as easter eggs so at least they weren't removed entirely. But I'll list my personal favorites below. I like most if not all episodes in this volume but these are just my personal favorites.
No Laughing: After having the duo sent to his office four times in one day, Principal McVicker decides enough is enough and forbids them from laughing in class for a week under threat of expulsion. Unfortunately, Mr. Buzzcut isn't going to make it easy for them...
Home Improvement: The duo attempts to help Tom Anderson paint his house, but paint fumes give them...other ideas.
Lawn and Garden: The duo is asked to trim a tree on Anderson's property with predictably disastrous results.
Blackout!: Forced out into the streets of Highland by a power outage, the boys cause massive chaos when they attempt to direct traffic.
Plate Frisbee: While hanging out at Stuart's house, the boys cause trouble on the streets of Highland when they discover that an antique plate belonging to Stuart's mother makes an excellent frisbee while Stuart looks on in horror.
Manners Suck: A guest lecturer attempts to teach proper manners to the students of Highland High, though the boys' presence predictably means that the attempt goes badly wrong.
VS. the Vending Machine: The boys attempt to overcome a mechanical failure in a vending machine before someone else can steal their snacks.
Tainted Meat: Beavis causes a health crisis at BUrger World that costs the duo their jobs and temporarily closes down the restaurant.
The Pipe of Doom: While messing around at a construction site, Butthead gets stuck in a pipe and Beavis must figure out a way to save him.
Generation inCrisis: An amateur documentary film maker tries to use the duo in a film he is working on that depicts teenagers as lazy couch potatoes.
Rabies Scare: After being bitten by a bad-tempered dog, Beavis becomes convinced that he has rabies and is treated by a mean-spirited doctor.
Madame Blavatsky: The boys visit a fortune teller in hopes of finding out whether they'll ever score, but it's Beavis who sees all.
1900-Beavis: After experimenting with a phone sex hotline, the duo attempt to start one of their own.
The Great COrnholio: Too much sugar causes a raddical personality change in Beavis, who transforms into a hyperintense profit of doom.
Dream On: Boredom causes the duo to fall asleep while watching TV, which leads to their dreaming of being on classic TV shows.
Beaverly Buttbillies: After seeing it on TV, the duo attempts to dig for oil in their backyard with disgusting results.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this collection even though a few small favorite scenes of mine were edited out and not all are available as easter eggs. For me at least the laughs far overshadowed this detail.