Heh. Heh. Heh. YEAH!
It's official: We can add Beavis and Butt-head
to the list of resurrected TV cartoon comedies, alongside the recently revived Futurama
and Family Guy.
The news that MTV and Mike Judge are planning all-new adventures
for our two favorite stupid slackers is exciting, because the show was awesome, but also surprising, given that B and B got canceled all the way back in 1997.
Why the revival, 13 years, a King of the Hill
, one Office Space
and an Extract
later? If the New York Post
is to be believed, the sheer quality of Judge's Beavis and Butt-head
work, and the promise of nostalgia-ratings (and it IS a promise, at least from me), aren't the only reasons MTV is bringing the high-school anti-heroes back to life. The move is also a means of returning to the network's roots:
"The return of Beavis and Butt-head
will be a backdoor means for MTV to
return to showing music videos -- something the network was founded
upon but abandoned in the last decade to make room for popular reality
shows like Laguna Beach, The Hills
and Jersey Shore
On the Music Television Network
? No. WAY!
Neither MTV nor Judge is spilling much about the new Beavis and Butt-head
episodes, but we do know this: When B and B return, the metal-loving goons will still be in high school, but instead of lampooning 90's pop culture and bands, they'll "lob their snarky comments at more current targets like Lady Gaga."
Does that mean they'll trade in their Metallica and AC/DC t-shirts for a couple of more topical logos? We hope not. We want a revival, not a total revamping. You better not be a bunch of bungholes about this, MTV.
A little taste of the way things used to be:
Stray thought that may haunt me all day: If they can so easily taunt Radiohead, what will the boys say about the likes of Justin Bieber and Glee