Comedy Central Bringing ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Back From the ’90s
With their signature laughs and raunchy name-calling, animated bros Beavis and Butt-Head left a big impression on the ‘90s. In their prime, the duo graced t-shirts, presented at the MTV Awards, and had their own movie special.
If you missed out on the era when they left their imprint on pop culture, you’ll soon get the chance to meet Beavis and Butt-Head in a reboot.
A history of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’
Some of us remember our middle school or high school days when Beavis and Butt-Head magically emerged on the scene on MTV in 1993. It’s true that the animated show was meant for adults, but that didn’t stop kids from watching it or imitating the two crude but funny characters. Hehehehe.
“Hey Beavis, check this out,” would often signal something ridiculous was about to happen, and when they smacked each other, you knew which sound effects to expect.
Beavis and Butt-Head had plenty of adventures in school and around town whether it was when they tried to run with a local bully, talk to girls, tip cows over, or hustle for money. And they grunted a lot.
During the height of their popularity, they landed their own movie and a hosting gig for the Oscars in 1997.
The series originally ran from 1993 to 1997 and had a brief revival in 2011 which saw Beavis and Butt-Head return with their no-chill antics. During that reboot, they made fun of Twilight (and Kristen Stewart), accidentally got jobs in a call center, and turned Cornholio into a thing.
‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ are coming back
Thanks to Comedy Central, these dudes are heading back to small screen in an updated version. Beavis and Butt-Head is still equated with Gen-Xers and the show’s creator, Mike Judge, has something new in store for fans.
According to a press release, he and Comedy Central are partnering up for two seasons and the animated teens are jumping into the world of Gen-Z. The storylines will bridge both generations and the network hopes the reboot show will be a hit with old and new fans.
Viacom president Chris McCarthy said this in a statement:
“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central. Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”
Oh, and guess what? There will also be some spinoffs and specials. Perhaps fans will get another movie like 1997’s Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Who doesn’t want more of that?
‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Creator Mike Judge is behind some other famous shows
Watch old episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head and you’ll notice a side character who went on to become famous herself: Daria. Though Judge didn’t have a direct hand in that MTV spinoff show, he created her.
However, he’s also the wizard who introduced fans to King of the Hill, Silicon Valley, and Tales from the Tour Bus. Judge is an experienced voiceover actor whose work can be seen in Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, R.I.P.D., and more.