In 1992 Mike Judge unleashed Beavis and Butthead on the world in a short called Frog Baseball. MTV picked up the concept of the show and debuted is as a regular series in 1993. The show followed two socially awkward metal loving idiots who seemed to just run wild through the fictional town of Highland, Texas bringing stupidity and chaos where ever they went. Through the show these two delinquents would also sit and watch music videos adding their commentary through out whether good or bad. By 1996 the dup had become so popular that they took to the big screen in a film called Beavis and Butthead Do America getting great reviews and earning almost 60 million dollars.
The series ran for seven seasons ending in 1997 much to the dismay of the slacker fans around the world. Throughout it’s run on MTV the show made an impact in not only the animation world, but also pop culture unlike any other show at the time. Throughout the years the show had flooded the market with every kind of collectible product you can think of from clothing to videogames. Even now in 2011, 14 years after the show went off the air, the products are still highly collectible in mainstream stores like Target and Wal-Mart that carry their clothing and DVD collections. Fans around the world have been clammering for a new film since it’s way too soon demise from TV, but creator judge had moved onto to hi mega-popular King of the Hill, as well as the hit movie Office Space.
Now in 2011, the wait is over! Mike Judge not only returns to bring these two delinquent teens back to the small screen, but back where it belongs on MTV. With the demise of music videos on MTV since the boys left, the show is adapting as well. This time around besides the normal wacky stories of the boys, they will still be reviewing and voicing their beloved opinions, but this time on clips from the various shows from MTV. You can only imagine the nonsense that will spew from their lips, but rest assured no matter what you think about these guys, they will most likely say what the rest of the world thinks about the majority of their programming. Can Beavis and Butthead return after this long period of time off and jump right back into their world without missing a beat or has it just been too long? Only time will tell, but either way you can bet that the boys won’t hold back and will bring the nonsense back with them, and the world will never be the same.
Beavis and Butthead return Thursday Oct. 27 on MTV.