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MTV Making New Episodes of Beavis and Butt-head

Beavis and Butt-head

The New York Post reported today that MTV is resurrecting Beavis and Butt-head. Unlike the original episodes which were produced in New York, the new episodes will be made at Starz Film Roman in Los Angeles, presumably due to their production work on Judge’s other long-running series King of the Hill.

  • erlab

    “Unlike the original episodes which were produced in New York, the new episodes will be made in Los Angeles.”

    Thanks for another reminder of New York. :(

  • I didn’t expect this at all. I guess it’s good news. If Mike Judge is doing it I think they’ll keep the same spirit.

    That said I never found the series to be very interesting but I enjoyed the characters and their comments on the videos. Beavis and Butthead Do America was a fantastic movie, on the other hand. I loved it. Probably funnier and more interesting than The Simpsons Movie.

  • YEAHHHH! Best of luck to the crew of this. Long live Bevis and Butthead!! I hope the new ones are just as stupid as the old ones

  • Would be interesting to see them commentate over music videos like “The Music Scene” or “The Parachute Ending.”

    “Wail to God” or that endless walk cycle “Look” that was posted here a while back might not be safe for those two.

  • Roberto Severino

    No way! I can’t believe this show is coming back. While I’ve only seen a handful of the original episodes, I liked the show’s humor, and the fact that there was no BS behind it. It was pure funny and original.

  • Anna

    wait wait wait.. B&B ran with music videos… Does this mean MTV is bringing back, say it with me, The Music Video???

  • lampshade

    If Mike Judge’s not working on it it’s most likely going to become stale piss.

  • Finally…..something Animated….thats Straight Out Funny!! That is if they stay very close to the Original Concept of the show. Execs…PLEASE stay out of this one.

  • amid

    Anna: Maybe you should read the article we linked to.

    Lampshade: Mike Judge is involved.

  • FP

    Yay. I like this show. I have the entire series on the fan-reconstructed DVD set, KING TURD, which contains every episode as originally broadcast, unlike the bastardized official releases. It’s as funny now as it was fifteen years ago.

  • Michael F.

    Hey Beavis, I bet the music videos that’ll be on this show will result in a 80% increase in music videos on MTV.

  • diego

    I think Beavis and Butthead were in context in the 90’s, and they are going to feel “retro” now. Anyway, that could be better than modernizing them to the 2010’s.

  • 2011 is the new 1995. Gross.

  • Hal

    I can see it now: they’re watching Lady Gaga’s video for Allejandro… “Butt Head! Check it out! She’s got tits! AND GUNS! ON HER TITS!” “Beavis, Lady Gaga’s a dude. Huh huh… You’re getting a boner from a dude.” “No way Butt head! If she was a dude, she’d be named like… Dude Gaga. No check it out, she can like, shoot things from her boobs while you have sex with her! She’d be all like, ‘Hey Beavis, do you want me to shoot stuff while you spank the monkey’ and I’d be all like ‘yeah… that’d be cool.’ Heh heh.”

    This could be really great.

  • YAY! Great show! I might actually watch MTV again..

  • Uhhhh…. I hope they make fun of youtube videos..

    Uhhh……heh heh…..that would be… COOL.


    Shut…Up Beavis…

  • Sorry, I had read a different version of this article and didn’t see that the point you were making was that your posted article made the same joke that she had. Still, it was impolite to jump on her. She did not deserve your condescending tone, though I sheepishly accept whatever public humiliation that may still my trigger happy posting finger.

  • Anthony D.

    Awesome news! Bring it! :)

  • An animated show being revitalized? Music videos returning to MTV!? Is this for real!?

  • Keith Paynter

    “Hey, you two look kind of familiar…”

  • Kevin M.

    I’m conflicted. After seeing how awful the new Family Guy and Ren and Stimpy episodes came out, I don’t hold out much hope that the new B&B episodes will be much better, Mike Judge involved or not.

  • lola

    Shoulda stayed in new york. Might have gotten an internship there.
    Damn you west coast!

  • Slappy

    I heard a rumor that it’s going to be CGI, not traditional.

  • Vzk

    Bet your house on a lot of fans saying the new episodes suck. It’s a proven fact that a show brought back to production after several years of being cancelled/finished will have many deserters:

    -Dexter’s Lab
    -The Big O
    -Ren & Stimpy
    -Family Guy
    -Fairly OddParents

    • Anonymous

      And SpongeBob SquarePants ;).

  • The Flea

    I’m sorry to say this, but I’d rather NOT see the show back on the air with new episodes. One major aspect of appreciating a show is seeing it grow, develop and eventually end — luckily on a very high note. Why don’t we introduce the newer generations to Beavis and Butthead by showing them the older episodes?

    Besides. . .didn’t Mike Judge VOLUNTARILY cancel the show because he was working on “King of the Hill”? According to what I had read in the past, he was tired of the same routine and wanted to focus his attention on his other baby. While it kind of sucks that “The Goode Family” flopped, I don’t think he should rush back to work on something he was ONCE famous for. It seems like a very “un-Mike Judge” thing to do. He shouldn’t go back to working on “Beavis and Butthead” because one show flopped. Mike Judge is way too smart and talented to just REVERT back to his original show. One of the reasons I loved “King of the Hill” was that it was SO unlike “Beavis and Butthead.” And heck, one of the reasons I could appreciate “The Goode Family” was that it was different. He should keep experimenting.

  • Rooniman

    YEEESSSS!!!!! Praise the Lord, if Mike Judge is involved, I’ll be in heaven!

    On a side note, this is probably the wiseist thing MTV has done in a long time.

  • Rooniman

    Excuse that last comment. Now I know this B&B revival (which, thank God, has Mike Judge involved) is going to be the best thing since…….anything!

  • Craig

    This is cool and all but I’d rather just see a resurrection of King of The Hill. That was one of the best animated shows with the most heart that I’ve seen on tv in a long time.

  • “Beavis and Butthead” was not high art as far as animation is concerned. It was never meant to be. But it WAS funny, and the duo’s music video comments still make me laugh (look ’em up on Youtube, they’re hysterical.) If this means MTV is going to show some music again, and give some of the modern chart-toppers the spanking they deserve (huhuh, you said “spank”!) I’m looking forward to this!

  • Katie

    for the love of pete! I hope this is moved to New York (though as Amid point out is unlikely), god knows we need the work not to mention how much more metal is over here.

  • Meh.

    Beavis & Butt-head’s time came and went. They won’t have quite the same impact that they did back in the 90’s, when these edgy shows were fresher and sharper.

    Mike Judge has been in a rut for a while. Though King of the Hill got to stick around longer than anyone had hoped for, the show was doing NOTHING in its last six years. His latest movie wasn’t that great. And The Goode Family was just an extension of King of the Hill’s latter-day dullness.

    So of course Judge is starting to look back in order to stay active. Still, like someone else mentioned, it might become yet another show ruined by a pointless revival.

  • No mention in the article if Mike Judge will be reprising the voices; I remember him stating on the Howard Stern show in the mid-late 1990s that doing their voices took a terrible strain on his own.

    MTV has not shown any episodes from the first season since ignorant unattended children with cable TV and matchbooks were burning down their trailer homes and blaming two cartoon idiots for their actions. And MTV has broadcast a plethora of shows and movies way more heinous/graphic/disturbing on their networks since Beavis & Butt-head left the air. I’d be happy to see all of the original (unedited) episodes before I see any new ones.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Didn’t expect this surprise myself, though I will have to hold judgment until I see what hey can do with it. I still more pine for the days when B&B were on MTV from 1993 to 97, and it just felt like the right time and place to get into the show. I’m so out of it now I don’t know how I’ll react to it, though with the fact most classic episodes can be found too easily online, I’d rather people do that, but if Judge & Co. can pull it off, I might be pleased (heh, I said “pull it off!”).

  • Professor Widebottom

    As long as it’s bad, it’ll be good.

  • childisfatheroftheman

    I kind of got the feeling that they rushed into production on The Goode Family without fulling developing it. There were some good concepts, but it didn’t feel like they’d really worked the concept out before they started making episodes, they just went right into it after King of the Hill ended.

    Beavis and Butthead were awesome . . . in the 90s

  • the absolute worse thing about this news, which i heard a little while back, is that its not in NY anymore. the last thing we need is for another production to leave the city, which in this case i guess is accpetable…hah maybe. however, its good to hear that some of the original directors were asked back.

  • YAAA!!!


  • Robert Barker

    The resurrected Ren and Stimpy was brilliant. ‘Ren Seeks Help’ is the most darkly funny, disturbing cartoon ever made.

    Establishing shot: Beavis & Butthead watching TV. Long, long silence (like the B&B movie opening). Finally, Beavis speaks: “How long do we have to watch this before there’s a video?”
    Butthead: “Yeah, yeah. MTV sucks!”

  • @Robert

    LOL! That’s perfect!

  • Thad: If 2011 becomes the new 1995 politically, too, even Cornholio can’t save us.

  • Mix that in with some YouTube video clips as well as music videos and reality TV, it might be relevant again. Bring it on!

  • >>The resurrected Ren and Stimpy was brilliant. ‘Ren Seeks Help’ is the most darkly funny, disturbing cartoon ever made. >>

    I agree with the second sentence.

    Too bad it was the only episode that was really good.

  • David Breneman

    Is MTV still on the air? I thought they went the way of the channel that broadcast the time and temperature.

  • OK, I’m of two minds on this. I loved Beavis and Butt-Head. I have several questions about this revival:

    1.) Are they going to go back to the ’90s and have B&B still in High School, or will they be older, out of school slackers?
    2.) If they go back to the ’90s will they keep it true to period? Or will we see anachronisms all over the place? Like Beavis and Butt-head having mobile phones and playing X-Box 360?
    3.) Also if they go back to the ’90s will they retcon Daria Morgendorffer’s family into the show? I could see Beavis and Butt-head having a raging crush on Quinn, for example. And Jake could be another person for the B-boys to torment.
    4.) If they go forward in time to present day, and have B&B out of school and being slackers, will they still have them working at Burger World or will they be out of work?

    I hope the rumors of CGI B&B are not true. It would totally not work. Even their videogame “Virtual Stupidity” was 2D.

  • My god. I can’t believe how genuinely excited I am about this! If only they can resist changing ‘too much’…

    Agreed with Roberto though on the somewhat lackluster R&S resurrection. I think the saving grace here is that B&B was always an adult/teen show whereas Ren and Stimpy *was* originally targeting a much younger audience, even though it was loaded with subversion.

    This isn’t to say that I don’t think a show can be successfully carried from a “kids” cartoon to an adult one. I just hate to say that the -way- R&S was carried over just wasn’t very clever. =\ It was more clever when they felt like they were trying to get something over on Nickelodeon.

    Still though, can’t wait to get me some new Beavis and Butthead.

  • I’m interested to see this come back, but a little bit wary of how well it’ll fare since the impact Beavis and Butthead had in the 90s can’t be matched now since TV standards have loosened so much. Still gonna be fun though :)

    Also, damn it people, READ THE ARTICLE! Half of the comments are asking questions that have already been answered in the link!

  • I think this is great. That show was great when it was on, and still makes me laugh out loud when they show reruns. Mike Judge is a really funny guy, and a lot has changed in the last 15 years in terms of teenage culture and popular music that the guys can comment on.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Much of what Michelle said also came to my mind as well, whether the show is going to set in the past, or is it just more going to be present day and simply have B&B in their usual place doing stuff. I would go with the latter if only for what humor they could get out of today’s teen culture and other situations that could be done. I had an idea today for a perfect episode surrounding B&B being stuck in a “beer cave” of the Maxi Mart, contemplating on drinking beer whilst freezing to death. It’s hard to put that episode in the 90’s since such a concept of a public walk-in freezer in a food mart didn’t quite happen yet (at least where I live), but there’s at least one idea for an episode unless it hasn’t already been scripted.

    “This isn’t to say that I don’t think a show can be successfully carried from a “kids” cartoon to an adult one. I just hate to say that the -way- R&S was carried over just wasn’t very clever. =\ It was more clever when they felt like they were trying to get something over on Nickelodeon.”

    And that’s my problem with the APC from the start, I liked the subversiveness of the original show looking back on it now. “Ren Seeks Help” was certainly the best of the APC episodes if only for how it holds back a little until it was just right and even teases you where it might otherwise have seen predictable.

    Certainly B&B was aimed at the older set, and it so was out in the open anyway and that was the show’s appeal to some of us who watched it for it’s highs and lows (mostly lows, again this wasn’t high art of course). In the case of these new episodes, time will tell if B&B can retain the same approach to comedy that made it a legend almost 20 years ago.

    I do sorta feel sorry for the East Coast guys being left in the dark on it this time. While MTV is still committed to animation, I guess they don’t feel committed to reopening a studio or hiring one out of the area for this project.

  • Cyber Fox

    After the suckfest that is Idiocracy, It’s safe to say anything Mike Judge related like this is better off forgotten since he lost all credibility with that film (Idiocracy)

    Beavis & Butthead is at best formulaic but after a season or two it gets aggrivating just like South Park and Family Guy is today

  • BOOOOOOO. keep it in NYC!

  • James

    Actually it would be very funny to see B. and B. making fun of today’s awful mainstream pop “artists” (Justin Bieber) and fake un hip hop rappers (Soulja Boy) and all their wack a$$ awful videos. I swear I would even pay to see that. But these are not the 1990’s when there was a little more freedom to do those types of shows on t.v. Today everything in the media is monopolized and the big record companies have a lot of power and control over their awful music including their videos. Just take a look at You Tube and how they tremble when one of these conglomerates orders them to remove the sound from a video. So, I don’t know if they’ll be able to do the new shows the same way they did the old ones back then, but I do hope that they can do it.