During the days of my childhood, there were two shows that were surrounded by controversy as they apparently set a bad example for the world’s precious children. They were South Park and Beavis and Butt-Head. While South Park certainly pushed the envelope a lot further, especially in the past few years, Beavis and Butt-Head was the first crude cartoon on the scene as it used two rock-loving idiots to guide us through subversive and hilarious satire and social commentary. Now it looks like series creator and writer (not to mention the voice behind the titular idiots) Mike Judge is looking to have his dynamic duo make a comeback as REVIEWniverse has discovered he is currently outlining 30 brand new episodes of the series. More details after the jump!
If you’re too young to remember or maybe your parents didn’t let you watch when you were the right age to see the series, the show followed two stupid, obnoxious and rude high school kids living together in the fictional town of Highland. The two get themselves into plenty of trouble and strange social situations at school, out-of-school, working their dead-end job at Burger World and just messing around in their neighborhood. In addition to their antics outside of their house, Beavis and Butt-Head would also partake in some Mystery Science Theater 3000-style criticism of various rock/heavy metal music videos from the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, and many more.
Judge is currently developing the new episodes with the intention that they return to MTV where it all started. However, it’s important to note that there is currently no official deal in place with MTV, so the episodes may end up finding a new home. And the good news is, fans of the original series won’t have to worry about any unfamiliar updates to the animation style or show formula as Judge is not only sticking to the show’s traditional “ghetto-tech aesthetic,” but it will also feature Beavis and Butt-Head mocking contemporary music video clips between the various sketches. Since MTV isn’t really concerned with music videos anymore (they let junk like The Hard Times of RJ Berger on the network), and Futurama and Family Guy have enjoyed celebrated returns, hopefully there won’t be any problems bringing these guys back for another go round. Oh, how I can’t wait to see these two skewer some Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber and burn them with fire, fire, fire!