Beyond the Valley of Beavis & Butt-head

 

 

 

Influential Mike Judge
classic reportedly getting revived for this year.

 

By Fred Mills

 

It’s potentially more explosive news than last month’s
official “death of irony” obituary posted at hipster blogs everywhere, or this
week’s notification from the White Stripes that they have broken up: MTV is
bringing back Beavis and Butt-head.

 

As Pitchfork succinctly
puts it,
the once-meaningful cable TV channel is apparently putting to good use
all that dough that’s been rolling in via Jersey
Shore
!

 

Ths ‘90s ‘toon that so brilliantly skewered, uh, ‘90s youth
culture – boy, did it ever; in retrospect, it’s clear that B&B mainman Mike
Judge was sending up flannel-flying, record-collecting indie culture as much as
he was the Wayne’s World demographic –
is set to return to the airwaves sometime later this year, reports Rolling Stone.

 

Elaborating on this, the Metal Sucks blog adds that 30 new episodes have been ordered by MTV, and that Judge “plans on retaining the show’s original ghetto-tech aesthetic, right down to the faded color palatte.”

 

As far as TODAY’s youth culture, the possibilities are
endless… a blunt-rolling session with Lil Wayne… Lady Gaga sitting on Butt-head’s
face… the boys thinking they’re going to a Bon Jovi concert but it turns out to
be Justin Bieber instead… cameos on iCarly
an entire episode set at an All Tomorrow’s Parties festival…

 

Watch the original pilot, below.

 

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