Beavis and Butt-Head, the Original Bad Boys of MTV, Are Back!

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and the cast of Jersey Shore beware: The boys are back in town!
It’s been 14 years since Beavis and Butt-Head roamed the halls of Highland High School, flipped a beef patty at Burger World, or spent an afternoon going on one of their trademark adventures. It’s been even longer since they have sat on their couch and offered their unique critique of music videos (Does MTV even play videos anymore?). This fall, Beavis and Butt-Head are heading back to their stomping grounds, and while the times may have changed, the two slackers haven’t aged a bit.
The Great Cornholio, ladies and gentlemen…

Much more than the dumbed-down entertainment it was often credited as, the half-hour animated comedy by creator Mike Judge was rather brilliant; a cleverly employed satire of youth culture, poking fun at Gen-Xers and the slacker/underachiever perception they were tagged with. Far more controversial than The Simpsons in its heyday, and well before the birth of South Park or Family GuyBeavis and Butt-Head was transgressive in that it was, in itself, an often misunderstood creative vehicle for social criticism. Thankfully, a whole new generation will have the chance to appreciate them. Hopefully they will, because this generation is in need of a social satire, more so than the last.

When “The Mike Judge Collection” series of DVDs was released a few years back, some hoped that it was a sign of things to come. There were rumors of a live-action film adaptation and of a animated series that featured the two slackers as senior citizens. While either would have been interesting, particularly the live action film, which many fans have long hoped for, these projects would only have a limited appeal to long-time fans.

Any chance Beavis and Butt-Head will offer blog critiques?

While this 2011 revival might be Beavis and Butt-Head for a new generation, it is still the same Beavis and Butt-Head that long-time fans had sorely missed. They are still snarky, outspoken, and hormonal adolescents who go to school to socialize, work low-paying, dead-end jobs, hang out at the mall, and make careless decisions that result in painful consequences. their lives. They also think they know better than everyone else. The only real difference between Beavis, Butt-Head, and every other teenager and young adult? These two might be right more often than not.

This time around, the couch critics will provide witty commentary while watching reality TV, YouTube viral videos, and MMA fights along with the occasional music video. See below for the hilarious sneak peak that was shown at San Diego Comic Con 2011.


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