NEW JACK CITY: Holy Cornholio; The Boneheads Are Back!

Beavis and Butt-Head ruled MTV between 1993 and 1997…

Beavis’  HnHnHnHn and Butt-Head’s UhhhUhhhUhhh became signatures of a generation.

And we all know how they fared….

For years now MTV’s been trying to get creator Mike Judge to ressurect his knuckleheads. But Judge showed little interest. After all, he’d sold off his ownership of the series to the network and gone on to other projects.

There was KING OF THE HILL and 4 feature length movies that followed including his animated BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA and one of my all time favorites, the cubicle-comedy OFFICE SPACE.

Then there were the controversies that surrounded the series.

Probably the most public of which was when a 5 year-old boy burned down his family’s trailer killing his 2 year old sister.
The mother blamed it on the show, and the incident resulted in MTV’s ban of any future mentions of fire by Beavis.
That of course didn’t stop Judge, who instead had pyrophile Beavis referring to FRYER-FRYER while working at Burger World.

Love it or not, MTV has finally convinced Judge to bring back the clueless duo.

Some of the convincing allegedly includes new sharing and co-owership arrangements in the show as well as its profitable sidelines like t-shirts, etc.

Judge has committed to producing 12 new episodes, the first of which premieres at 9:00 p.m. on October 27th on MTV. But unlike in previous shows which had the boys commenting on music videos, new espisodes will have them ripping on clips of current reality shows like JERSEY SHORE and SIXTEEN & PREGNANT.

In a world where everything is either cool—or sucks—it’s good to have’em back. I guess.

New York Times Magazine probably said it best: " ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ don’t drop out of school; they just sit there in class and learn nothing."
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8 Responses to NEW JACK CITY: Holy Cornholio; The Boneheads Are Back!

  1. chuck says:


  2. smartman says:

    Mr. Van Driesen Says
    BULLSHIT! Beavis and Butthead do THE SOUP? Sad. Joel McHale and Daniel Tosh kind of OWN the domain of commenting on video. Now if they did a late night thing where B&B commented on PORN. Maybe work in some out-takes…. That might be HILARIOUS

    Funny as B&B were back in the day Sqidbillies and ATHF on Adult Swim are absolutley BRILLIANT.

  3. jon says:

    B & B for KC School Board?
    Can’t wait to see the boys again. They’d be great candidates for the KC school board.
    On second thought they’re to smart for that bunch.

  4. legendaryhog says:

    uhh…huh-huh huh-huh, huh-huh uhh..huh-huh
    Woah! Those 16 and pregnate chicks, like did it, you know…it. huh-uh-huh… boooiiinnng!

  5. newbaum turk says:

    B & B
    Can’t f-ing wait. I’m 42 but my sense of humor is that of a pre-pubescent boy.

  6. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Smartman, some people think Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert own the domain of satirical news shows. People too young and uninformed to know that it was invented by a writer by the name of Chevy Chase, who was encouraged to perform his idea in front of the camera by his boss…some dude named Lorne Michaels.

    Joel McHale and Daniel Tosh are the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of hosts who comment on video and tv shows. Greg Kinnear was the first host of Talk Soup, now known as The Soup. If you want to get technical, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was cracking jokes at the screen first though, albeit jabbing bad cinema as opposed to bad television. McHale and Tosh aren’t the domain owners of anything…and Beavis and Butthead are funnier than both of them anyway.

    Class dismissed!

  7. smartman says:

    Beavis and Butthead were great in their time and place. Gonna be hard to resurrect the VIBE. We’ll give ’em 6 months and see how the numbers stack up against Tosh and The Soup.

    Mike Judge has already made his CASH. I doubt the new B&B will be as “interesting” as the original incarnation.

    Early Cuyler the Squidbilles Patriarch is the funniest cartoon character of the past several years, with Carl from ATHF a close second and Dan Halen of Squids in the show position.

  8. JimmyD says:

    The episode where Carl gets the Foreigner Belt is the greatest thing ever

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