’90s animated slackers, Beavis and Butt-Head, are returning to screens to spread their unique style of snark and anarchy once more.
‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ are heading back to screens thanks to Comedy Central. Series creator Mike Judge is back and leading production for two new seasons of the show.
The vile pair found notoriety in the ’90s as the slacker voice for a generation on MTV. Their misguided, inane dialogue was base humour by design and caught the imagination of a disaffected youth. Shows saw the pair either sat on their couch commentating on music videos (when MTV was all about the music) or working, badly, at a fast food outlet.
Such was their popularity that a feature film followed in 1996, ‘Beavis & Butt-Head do America’, which saw the duo travel across the United States. A sequel, planned for 1999, didn’t reach production.
With a new commitment to adult animation, Comedy Central will now unleash Beavis & Butt-Head on modern America.
In addition to the dim-witted duo, Comedy Central announced ‘Jodie’ a new animated spin-off from ‘Daria’, itself a spin-off from ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’. Jodie will be voiced by Tracee Ellis Ross and is reported to be a satirical look at life in the workplace.
A press release describes the show: “With themes of empowerment along gender and racial lines, explorations of privilege, and a wicked sense of humor, ‘Jodie’ will shine a light on the personal and professional issues young Black women face today.“.