Beavis and Butt-Head: The Sequel?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 10:58 pm,

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Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill – and one of the most criminally underrated comedic geniuses on the planet – was recently doing press tour for his new film Extract, and was asked about the long-rumored, long-stalled, follow-up to the 1996 feature film, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

Judge’s talk was purely speculative, but in my case it’s nonetheless fun to hear. I was in middle school / high school during the 90s, and to me, Beavis and Butt-Head were the ushers of my adolescence.

Well before I nearly laughed myself to death watching South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, I did in fact laugh myself to death in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and had to be resuscitated.

According to what Mike Judge told WENN, he would either like to see our two favorite slackers return to the screen as dirty old men still doing what they do best: sitting on that couch and watching the boob tube.

“I kind of think of them as being either 15 or in their 60s…I wouldn’t mind doing something with them as these two dirty old men sitting on the couch…At one point I thought Butt-Head might do ok on some really low-level sales job…Beavis might be landscaping.”

Of course in the past Judge has also mentioned a (fleeting?) desire to do a live-action B&B, with the likes of Sean William Scott and Johnny Depp taking on the roles… Never can tell when that Mike Judge is trying to be funny.

Seriously though, let’s just toss out the live-action angle for a moment and focus on this second animated film. I say BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY THIS SHOULD HAPPEN. I love Mike Judge’s work and think it’s a CRIME that the man hasn’t earned more recognition for his consistently quality shows and films (he wrote and directed Office Space, people!). And since I don’t see a King of the Hill feature film ever getting made (though it probably should), and people don’t really seem to support Judge’s live-action films in the theater (see: Idiocracy), then if the only way the man can get a shot at another big box office payday is Beavis and Butt-Head, why not take the opportunity?

I am on the fence about how to do it, though. Judge’s idea about a middle-aged B&B film sounds like it could definitely be good material (especially if it’s a generational satire about gen x rockers living in a hipster/emo world), but if the primary audience is going to be 20-30 somethings that grew up on the original B&B MTV series from the 90s, then a simple film featuring our favorite slackers on another one of their hair-brained adventures would do just fine.

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Either way, the next Beavis and Butt-Head film would certainly face the daunting task of addressing the current state and social practices of music video viewing. Not an easy task.

Right now this B&B film is just talk, but here’s hoping something develops.

Source: Ace Showbiz

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  1. I could just see beavis right now heading into a starbucks or something like it and going all cornholio on the employees…and somehow butt-head intertwining with a older bobby hill since hank hill always seemed to be older in the b&b show anyways. Maybe hank got bobby to beat up b&b for wacking it in his trailer that one time…lol. This is going to be awesome.

  2. Either way, the next Beavis and Butt-Head film would certainly face the daunting task of addressing the current state and social practices of music video viewing.

    —-You could base the entire movie off of just that singular thought alone. On a quest to make music channels actually play MUSIC! What a concept right? Totally should do that. Beavis and Butthead would kick some major network reality show butt.

  3. This may be the greatest news I have heard in a long time. YES!

  4. These characters annoy the crap out of me…I never saw the first movie and will pass on future installments…I guess it has an audience but this is definitely not for me..

  5. I was rather young when this show was out and it was deemed not appropriate for kids so I never really got to watch it but I’d like to watch it sometime.

  6. Rather see a “King of the Hill” film…

  7. I wouldnt mind seeing a sequel to Beavis & Butt-head Do America. I enjoyed the movie just as much as the tv show. So far i only have Season One and the movie but plan to have it all. Wouldnt hurt if Mike Judge made a King Of The Hill feature film aswell. But hell no to a live-action film of etheir show. Not even Sean William Scott i think could pull it off with Johnny Depp. Mike Judge should stick to the animation of his ideas.

  8. “These characters annoy the crap out of me…I never saw the first movie and will pass on future installments…I guess it has an audience but this is definitely not for me..”

    Ditto.

  9. “I was in middle school / high school during the 90s”

    Thanks, Kofi, for making me feel my age. Ok, where’s the Ensure? :-P

    I have to ditto what greenknight said. I have never been interested in shows like this.

  10. really?

    I thought there time had passed.

  11. Ok I don’t know if Mike Judge will see this but anyways, I think aging the characters along with their audience is the way to go, have them in their30s, and remember the couch potato generation is now the web surfing generation bring that in too… and how about instead of been at total rock bottom that that they are in positions of (semi) respect, beavis especially, (think Dr Axel in ‘the head’), just to show that the guy in the suit wasn’t always in a suit

  12. Have Beavis and Butt-Head score so low on their SAT exams that the only post-secondary school that will admit them is Ball State University. That way, David Letterman could make a cameo appearance during an anniversary celebration of his building dedication, which the boys comically ruin.

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