A generation of '90s kids will fondly remember when MTV had the monopoly on showcasing music videos, and when a couple of animated teens on a show created and voiced by Mike Judge (King Of The Hill) represented a satirical slice of teen culture. Beavis And Butt-Head were two delinquent high school metal heads renowned for their extreme take on offensive idiocy and hilariously juvenile behavior that only teen boys can truly do best.
After over two hundred episodes, a successful spin off show (Daria) and a feature length movie, Beavis and Butt-Head were retired as their creator experienced a self described “creative burn-out” in relation to the characters and moved on to other projects. This may not be the last we have seen from the entertaining grotbags though, as Judge could be considering a revival with an entirely new format.
In a recent interview with Radio Times, Judge revealed that he has an interesting concept for the possible future of Beavis And Butt-Head: a live-action show. In addition to the various animated projects Judge has been involved with, he also worked on a number of live action movies and his recent success with Silicon Valley may have inspired this idea to take his original deadbeats to a new level.
If this idea is indeed a prelude to a live-action vehicle becoming a reality, it could be the ideal time for such a venture following the trend of live action re-imaginings of classic cartoons currently being produced in Hollywood (though Beavis and Butt-Head aren't quite from the same genre as Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Judge stated in his interview that he has no idea who could play the titular pair, although he did hint that the project could take place at a different stage in the teens' lives (something he has contemplated in the past), mentioning that Beavis could have become “homeless” by now.
For the generation who grew up watching Beavis and Butt-Head's monosyllabic commentary of music videos and amusingly vulgar escapades, the idea of a live-action version of the socially inept pair in their adult, undoubted non-success should be a fun one - and casting choices for both teen or adult versions of the pair even more satisfying to speculate about! Would you be interested to see a live-action revival of Beavis And Butt-Head? Let us know in the comments section.
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Source: Radio Times