Mike Judge: ‘Idiocracy’ Would Somehow Be Even More Depressing If It Was Made Now

In the decade since Idiocracy was released into only 130 theaters, writer Mike Judge has grown even more pessimistic about the future of humanity. (For once, this has nothing to do with President Trump.) That’s a depressing thought when you consider everything that happens in the 2006 satire: the nation’s best minds work on boner pills; there are literal avalanches of garbage; and, to quote the Narrator, “the English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valley girl, inner-city slang, and various grunts.”

(Not to mention, Ow! My Balls! and Ass are the most popular TV show and movie in the country; honestly, though, I’d watch them both.)

But in an interview with Fast Company, Judge, who also created Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, and Silicon Valley, said that if he made Idiocracy today, the plot would be even more grim.

“Boy, oh boy. I mean, I guess there are things I didn’t exaggerate nearly enough,” he said. “If I made it now it seems like it would be optimistic to think there’ll even be a country in 500 years. I guess the Earth would be completely wasted, and there’d be some people living in a bubble on Mars as the last colony of humans.”

It’s no wonder humans are almost extinct: there’s no Brawndo on Mars.

(Via Fast Company)