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Mike Judge Working on 'Beavis & Butt-Head' Revival?

by Scott Harris, posted Jul 7th 2010 12:00PM
Back before Mike Judge filmed the cult classic workplace comedy 'Office Space' and hit it big with the beloved Fox animated staple 'King of the Hill,' the director rose to fame alongside two of the cultural icons of the 1990's, Beavis & Butt-Head. Well, don't look now, but it's time to break your flannel wardrobe out of storage, because it appears America's favorite idiots may be about to return.

Yes, you read that right: According to Examiner, Judge is currently hard at work fleshing out a whopping 30 new episodes of 'Beavis & Butt-Head' with the intent of bringing the MTV series back to prime time. The series, which features Judge as the voices of both title characters, would retain its "original ghetto-tech aesthetic," but feature modern music videos, which most would agree are more than ripe for some intense sardonic mockery.

Of course, there's one fairly large catch to the return of 'Beavis & Butt-Head,' which is the fact that MTV hasn't actually given the greenlight to the series. Still, while that would seem to be a major step in the process, the lack of a deal apparently isn't stopping Judge from proceeding with his reboot, meaning that should MTV pass, it's possible the series could end up on a different network or perhaps even online.

For those who may be too young or refined to remember, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' caused a national uproar during its brief but influential run from 1993-1997, with the show being accused of everything from coarsening national discourse to causing numerous copycat crimes up to and including murder. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- those controversies, the show became wildly popular, eventually spawning the big screen hit 'Beavis & Butt-Head Do America,' which raked in an impressive $63 million at the box office.

So can Judge recapture 'Beavis & Butt-Head's glory days? Or has the world passed The Great Cornholio by? Only time will tell. For now, though, here's a reminder of what America has been missing for the past decade:

Warning: This video contains crude language

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