Don't call it a comeback! Almost 14 years after its cancellation, Beavis and Butt-head have returned to their old stomping ground: MTV. The Mike Judge-animated comedy about a pair of teenage stoners originally debuted in 1993, and became one of the network's first cross-cultural hits.
Kids loved it, parents hated it and the network laughed all the way to the bank. Thursday night, MTV will debut the first episode of the new Beavis and Butt-head, which will tackle the latest pop culture obsessions including the network's own Jersey Shore. Snooki's crazy antics won't escape their wrath!
When Mike Judge decided to revive Beavis and Butt-head, he knew he had to adapt to MTV's current climate. When the show originally aired, the majority of the network's programming consisted of music videos. And Beavis and Butt-head would spend most of the episode critiquing and making fun of them. Today, that angle no longer applies. Over 60 percent of MTV's schedule features reality television, which will become the characters' new focus.
Judge told MTV, "With the reality shows, it just feels like pay dirt to me. Those shows have just been really fun to have Beavis and Butt-head watch." The main reason the characters are so popular is because they say what the audience is thinking. They're relatable to the Average Joe. With the glutton of junk TV on the air, Beavis and Butt-head will have more than their fair share of mocking material.
Beavis and Butt-head airs Thursdays on MTV.
Will you tune in for Beavis and Butt-head's big return?
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