One of the funniest people to ever call Austin home is bringing back two of the funniest slacker teens to ever grace cable television.
Mike Judge is relaunching "Beavis and Butt-Head," the cartoon about the crass, silly and endearing duo that helped define the ethos of a certain era of MTV (which, young reader, was a cable channel that once showed music videos before moving onto various reality programming).
Judge, who created "Office Space," "King of the Hill," "Silicon Valley" and, most relevant to our current times, "Idiocracy," has agreed to two seasons, along with spin-offs and specials, to air on Comedy Central, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The master of the deadpan will write, produce and (thankfully) continue to provide the voices.
(Extreme Beavis voice: "Yes!")
Judge’s hilarious characters will be thrown into "whole new Gen Z world, with meta-themes that are said to be relatable to both new fans who may be unfamiliar with the original series and old," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again," Judge told the industry publication.
The former bass player who spent part of the ’90s and the first decade of the aughts living in Austin, reintroduced the dynamic duo once before, and premiered at the 2011 Austin Film Festival an episode of that one-off season for MTV. Judge reanimated the goofy friends at that time because, he dryly said, "TV was getting too smart."
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