It’s official. Two of the rudest boys to ever grace music television are back in business.
A mere 14 years after the airing of their series finale, Beavis and Butthead are making their long-awaited return to the airwaves with a new season of their cartoon misadventures set to debut on MTV later this year.
According to a recent Rolling Stone article, MTV president Van Toffler was inspired to bring the dynamic duo back after catching a late night airing of a Lady Gaga video.
“I felt like there was a whole crop of new artists — and what the world sorely missed was the point of view that only Beavis and Butt-Head could bring,” he said.
However, this time around the teenage hellraisers from Highland aren’t just limiting their criticisms to the latest hits from the Billboard charts.
Van Toffler said, “They'll watch ‘Jersey Shore,’ UFC matches and user-generated videos from YouTube, in addition to music videos.”
While otherwise remaining true to the content of the program’s original ‘90s run, the addition of this more reality-based material should only fan the flames (“Fire, fire, fire!”) of interest in new and old fans alike.
Who wouldn’t want to hear Butthead’s take on such faux-celebrities as Snooki and “the Situation”? Or how about the infamous Cornholio daring to rip fighters like Brock Lesnar and Georges St. Pierre a new one? The possibilities are endless, and with other shows like “The Soup” and “Tosh.O” already engaged in a similar format it is time for the originators of the genre to show everyone how it’s really done.
So put on your best Metallica t-shirt and scrape off your bat for another round of “Frog Baseball.” It’s time to party like it’s 1995.
See video of my all-time favorite Beavis and Butthead rant here as the boys tackle Pantera’s “This Love.”
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