Beavis And Butt-Head Reboot: MTV Brings Back Obnoxious Teenage Classic (Video Preview)

If Archie Comics had started 55 years later, would Archie and Jughead be exactly like Beavis and Butt-Head? There's little doubt that's true.

That aside, today comes word that 90s culture continues to exact a terrible revenge on the future as MTV announces the return of Beavis and Butt-Head. As always, the 20-year nostalgia rule applies, more or less.

I'll let this one go, Mike Judge, if you promise to remember that this means you must revive King of the Hill in 5 years.

Judge charted his course from being an engineer, musician, and a teacher to an animator. MTV gave Judge his start by airing his first four animated shorts in Liquid Television, with the series premiering in 1993 after the success of the "Frog Baseball" short.

Explaining where the names of the characters came from, Beavis was the surname of a friend back in Judge's hometown while Butt-Head was the nickname of a local idiot. He didn't intend to give the town in which Beavis and Butt-Head is set a name, but he distractedly named the high school Highland (which is the name of the Alberquerque school where his mother taught).

Judge joked that he brought the show back because he felt like TV was getting too smart. He explained that originally, he ended the series after being burned out, stepping away from the characters in spite of offers for sequels to the movie, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

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