You probably remember the popular MTV series, Beavis and Butt-Head and its creator Mike Judge, the mind behind other series like Office Space and King of the Hill, his iconic animated series, was a hit from 1993 to 1997, and became a hit of the grunge era, and after his cancellation continued to be a success, as they continued to air their episodes for much longer, while showcasing key aspects of ’90s pop culture.
Now, earlier this year the property was revived with Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe, a film sequel to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, and Mike Judgetalks about a new series coming to Paramount+ in August, this was just yesterday when he appeared at Comic Con International in San Diego, in a panel with moderator Paul Scheer and talked about his return:
“It fell back into place pretty well. I’ve been saying that what started was the band Portugal the Man, I met them just before they got to the level of how huge they are. They asked me to do an intro for them of Beavis and Butt. -Head introducing them for Coachella, and I hadn’t done those vocals in a long time at that point.”
“I tried it, and then I listened, and it was fun to do, and it sounded like Beavis and Butt-Head, and I was like, ‘Wow, this is kind of easy for me to do.’ And then Viacom, Paramount+ reached out to do more , and it also seemed like a good time to do it. It’s a good time to go back to stupid. There’s not a lot of dumb, straight-up comedy.”
During 2020, Comedy Central, which, like MTV, is owned by Paramount, announced that it would revive the series, ordering two seasons and the very slight title change, and it was later determined that the series would forgo traditional television in favor of from a streaming release on Paramount+.
Now, Beavis and Butt-Head are back and dumber than ever, created and voiced by writer/producer/director Mike Judge, the characters of Beavis and Butt-Head originated in the 1992 Judge short film “Frog Baseball”which was broadcast on the MTV animation program “Liquid Television”. After MTV commissioned an entire series on the characters, “Beavis and Butt-Head” ran for seven seasons from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997.
The series was revived in 2011 with an eighth season broadcast on MTV, and during its initial run, received widespread critical acclaim for its satirical and scathing commentary on society, with the show’s popularity spawning several related media, including the theatrical film. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America in 1996.