Here’s the first look at the new iteration of “Beavis and Butt-Head,” resurrected by MTV 14 years after the last episode aired. Judging from this clip, the only thing that’s changed is that Beavis and Butt-Head are now reacting to “Jersey Shore” and MTV reality shows instead of videos — a sensible (and very funny) development.
“I felt like TV was getting too smart,” says Mike Judge on the Comic-Con panel when asked why he’s bringing back the show…
Judge then screened the long version of the Beavis preview. It included segments taking on 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom and the Twilight films (where the duo try to find somebody to turn them into vampires to pick up girls). Fans went absolutely nuts over the footage, and it’s like the show had never been away. [EW]
For better or worse, it really does feel like the show hasn’t been away. Although the story segments of this clip — Beavis’s “Bungholio” alter ego is worshiped by a cult — didn’t feel as funny to me, I’m willing to admit that that’s because I’m in my 30s now, and not my teens. Fifteen years ago, the phrase “TP for my bunghole” would send me into fits of laughter. Now I need rape jokes. People change.