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Comic-Con 2011: Clip From New Beavis And Butt-Head Show

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Posted July 22, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Beavis and Butt-Head are back!

Lest anyone think that 90's nostalgia had taken a backseat in the world of retro, the triumphant return of MTV's iconic bumbling duo just became real with the unveiling at Comic-Con of a five-minute clip of the newly-revived show.

As creator, Mike Judge explained: "I felt like TV was getting too smart."

Yet, the self-deprecation may end up proving ironic in a huge way. In fact, the new clip seems to prove, that, if anything, TV has become SO dumb, that Beavis and Butt-Head almost look sensible.

At one time, they were an often-cited example of Western Civilization's imminent downfall. Yet, the show's 14 year absence may have allowed viewers time to appreciate the smart satire that was cleverly-hidden amongst jokes about farts and boners.

Especially revealing of this idea, is a portion of the clip where Beavis and Butt-Head provide commentary for an episode of Jersey Shore, and manage to come out looking like shining examples of class by comparison.

Explaining the reasoning for the big return to the franchise, Judge explains:

“I quit because I was getting a little burnt out,” Judge says about halting the show in 1997. “[Then] I kept writing ideas down and kept thinking about doing a movie. King of the Hill was done and they came to me. And I thought this would be pretty fun to do. I guess the answer is: I like doing it. Also, I like to feel like they’re kinda timeless. I was already pushing 30 [when the show launched], I didn’t know what was hip. Pauly Shore had a show that was a hit and everything he said was all California lingo and I thought, ‘I can’t compete with that.’ [Audience laughs]. So I just made it very simple.”

What's pretty clear, is that the twosome have not lost a single beat. In fact, had it not been for the Jersey Shore clip, one might have easily concluded that the clip was just a re-run from the original 1990's run. The jokes may be older than a good portion of MTV's current demographic, yet, in today's much more complex world of Internet and social media, the show still manages to work. So, that lack of distinction may be a good thing.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Tags: TV

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  • mikepjr

    YES! they are... BACK!
    I love these guys, finally.. something good on TV, i stop watching TV, i don't even watch G4 anymore, i am so sick of cops and cheaters, it was driving me nuts, cartoon network was showing REALITY junk... every channel i liked was going to heck, so i stop watching TV, i spend my time and money on games and my computer and the net, cause TV has gone to heck, but things are looking up, Cartoon Network is getting more cartoons, like The Looney Tunes Show and Thundercats, and even more is coming i'm told, G4 is going to show marvel anime's, and MTV is bringing back Beavis and Butt-head, i just hate to go back to watching TV and have things sink back down into a stinkhole as they were, i start watching TV again and G4 again when things are looking up.. then.. BAM! i get hit with garbage TV shows again.

    I hope the heads of these networks are finally using their frigging brains!

    Posted: July 23, 2011 5:55 PM
    mikepjr
  • mikepjr

    YES! they are... BACK!
    I love these guys, finally.. something good on TV, i stop watching TV, i don't even watch G4 anymore, i am so sick of cops and cheaters, it was driving me nuts, cartoon network was showing REALITY crap... every channel i liked was going to hell, so i stop watching TV, i spend my time and money on games and my computer and the net, cause TV has gone to hell, but things are looking up, Cartoon Network is getting more cartoons, like The Looney Tunes Show and Thundercats, and even more is coming i'm told, G4 is going to show marvel anime's, and MTV is bringing back Beavis and Butt-head, i just hate to go back to watching TV and have things sink back down into a stinkhole as they were, i start watching TV again and G4 again when things are looking up.. then.. BAM! i get hit with crappy TV shows again.

    I hope the heads of these networks are finally using their damn brains!

    Posted: July 23, 2011 5:54 PM
    mikepjr
  • Wrathofsauron

    You will love my bunghole!

    Posted: July 22, 2011 7:26 PM
    Wrathofsauron
  • Re4smkr

    amazing to see it back. sad that a show that rules will be comming back, but that lack of metal videos is sad as hell

    Posted: July 22, 2011 3:41 PM
  • Graff3

    Can't wait seeing as how long it's been. Only problem is that they only talk about TV shows now instead of music videos.

    Posted: July 22, 2011 3:03 PM
    Graff3
  • Graff3

    Can't wait seeing as how long it's been. Only problem is that they only talk about TV shows now instead of music videos.

    Posted: July 22, 2011 3:03 PM
    Graff3
  • Razor_Fangs24

    Seriously? Can't see this in Canada?

    Come on, that's just not fair, I've been waiting for this for years.

    Posted: July 22, 2011 2:55 PM
    Razor_Fangs24
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