'Beavis and Butt-Head' returns to MTV (Video, Poll)
"Beavis and Butt-Head" returned to MTV on Thursday, October 27, after a nearly 14-year absence.
The animated comedy series tells of two seemingly moronic best male friends who spend time "trying to score" with "chicks" and mocking music videos and television shows.
Nostalgia is strong, as the revamped series retains its original 2D format and simplistic animation and Beavis and Butt-Head wear the same AC/DC and Metallica T-shirts they always did. In the reboot, they poke fun at contemporary music videos and popular television shows and movies.
In the first episode, the victims were "Jersey Shore," which also airs on MTV, and vampire and werewolf-themed franchises, such as "Twilight."
"Damn it," Butt-Head says while watching "Jersey Shore." "This is like, another one of those episodes where they don't have sex and they don't fight."
During another scene in the pilot, Beavis and Butt-Head allow themselves to be bitten by a scruffy homeless man they think is a werewolf so they can both become one to attract women. They then contract Hepatitis A, B, and C and other diseases and mistake the symptoms for that of a werewolf transformation.
"It's all going to be worth it when we're scoring," says Butt-Head, sporting nasty sores, as he and Beavis sit and lean against a store window, waiting for two women to approach them.
The original "Beavis and Butt-Head" ran between 1993 and 1997. The franchise was created by Mike Judge, who also voices the two main characters.
The TV series was turned into the feature film "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" in 1996 and featured the voices of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman, Robert Stack, Eric Bogosian, Richard Linklater and David Letterman.
"Beavis and Butt-Head" also sparked the spin-off animated MTV series "Daria," which shows Daria Morgendorffer and her family move from Beavis and Butt-head's hometown of Highland to Lawndale in the first episode. Judge told Rolling Stone magazine that Daria will have a cameo in the revived series.
Aside from "Beavis and Butt-Head," Judge also created "King of the Hill" and "The Goode Family." He has also wrote and directed films like "Office Space," "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America," "Idiocracy" and "Extract."
Watch the first episode of the new "Beavis and Butt-Head" series, as well as a sneak peek video of the second one. What did you think about the pilot? Vote in our poll.