Beavis and Butthead Are Back?


Beavis (right) and Butthead (left)

I guess it is true what they say – “Everything old becomes new again.”

In the early to late 90’s, there was a television show on MTV created and directed by Mike Judge (who later went to to create the animated show on Fox, King of the Hill) that focused on the misadventures of two inept teenage boys who were obsessed with rock and music videos. They would commonly make fun of anything and everything, including each other, as well as make numerous insults and sexual references in every situation.

It was a huge hit on MTV, and even spawned a movie in 1996 entitled Beavis and Butthead Do America. And now, it looks like for the first time since 1997, they may be getting another chance.

According to, Judge is planning to revive the two iconic characters for a re-launch. Nothing is set in stone, or even planned, but if Mike Judge is working on it, you can bet that something will come of it.

REVIEWniverse has exclusively learned from an anonymous source that Mike Judge is currently outlining 30 new episodes of his iconic animated comedy Beavis and Butt-Head for its native network.

The source conceded that plans for actual broadcast are not yet cemented, or even a given, but confirmed that the King of the Hill/Office Space/Idiocracy maestro is definitely in the midst of writing new B and B material with the hopes of a full-throttle return.

Even better news for fans is that, should this come to pass, Judge plans on retaining the show’s original ghetto-tech aesthetic, right down to the faded color palatte. The source also reveals that the Extract director intends on keeping B and B‘s format identical to its original sketch-videos-sketch incarnation, but with more contemporary music clips for the cartoon slacker-duo to skewer.

And of course, this being the viral age, Judge could always just unveil the finished installments on his own website or through a high-profile online partner should MTV be crazy enough to hesitate making room in its primetime schedule.

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