We live in a time where it’s pretty fitting to be stupid. The two dumbest people on television in the 90’s probably look like geniuses compared to what we have now. Beavis and Butthead are returning to your television screens. According to Deadline, the 90’s phenomenon from Mike Judge are coming with a two season order to Comedy Central.
The deal with Mike Judge is apart of a larger one that’ll allow for spinoff series and other specials. The deal is with Comedy Central, Mike Judge, and 3 Arts Entertainment. Judge will be an executive producer and will also be doing the voice-over for both characters again.
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.Chris McCarthy
Why The World Needs Beavis And Butthead Again
Beavis and Butthead might have been a silly show that on the surface looked juvenile and imamture. It dealt with issues that went far deeper than fart jokes and heavy metal though. The original show had themes about childhood trauma, obesity, worker’s rights, and more. There’s a reason it was the show of an entire generation from 1993 to 1997. With the world in a more stupefying place than ever, Beavis and Butthead might just be the medicine we all need.
Mike Judge has been on a creative roll in the 2000’s with movies and shows like Office Space, Idiocracy, and Silicon Valley. The last time we saw Beavis and Butthead was for a one season reboot in 2011 on MTV. Nowadays, there’ll be plenty of heavy metal videos to lampoon for the duo. It’ll be interesting to see what the new show does to tackle the issues and technology of today. I can’t imagine Beavis and Butthead with access to a smartphone. But if there’s someone who can lampoon an entire generation, it’s Mike Judge.
Finally, he had this to say about the new show and today’s landscape.
It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again.Mike Judge