‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Returning to MTV

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beavis and butt head Beavis and Butt Head Returning to MTV

Score! The New York Post is reporting that MTV has decided to move forward with new episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head. Rumors surfaced last week that series creator Mike Judge was outlining a new batch of episodes in hopes that the network would pick them up and now it’s official – the perpetually adolescent duo will return.

Beavis and Butt-Head first appeared in Judge’s short animated film Frog Baseball which was shown on MTV’s Liquid Television. The network then ordered a full series based on the misadventures of the slacker protagonists. Beavis and Butt-Head premiered in 1993 and its crude humor and animation style made it as successful as it was controversial.

The show’s popularity led to the feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America in 1996. Although MTV would ultimately pull the plug on the show a year later, Judge was always interested in returning to the characters in some form.

At one point a live-action Beavis and Butt-Head movie was mentioned and just last summer Judge hinted at a sequel to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. One of his more interesting ideas was to catch up with the characters as thirty-somethings and maybe even as old men.

According to the NY Post piece, the new episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head will still focus on the characters as teenagers but update the music videos and celebrities they lambast reference to reflect the current pop-culture landscape.

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The return of Beavis and Butt-Head isn’t the only piece of good news: apparently the show’s resurrection is MTV’s first step in scaling back on reality programming like The Hills and Jersey Shore.  Say what you will about Beavis and Butt-Head, at least their moral bankruptcy is intended to be satirical.

Although Beavis and Butt-Head is easily dismissed as being juvenile and offensive, I personally believe that Judge is one of the sharpest and funniest guys working in the industry. Everyone has seen and quotes Office Space endlessly but his lesser-known films Idiocracy and Extract are also wickedly funny and intelligent.

I can’t wait to see new episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head. What about you?

Source: New York Post.

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  1. I’ve waited for they’re return since they left the air. I CAN’T WAIT!!!

  2. I grew up watching beavis and butthead and am sooooo excited there coming back!!!!! When will the new episodes be aired?? :)