Yesterday MTV, which was once also known as Music Television, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Like any child of my generation, I was a junkie for the new cable channel. We grew up on the music videos of artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna, and singing and dancing in the middle of the living room to “Billie Jean” or “Material Girl” was the norm.
But even before the first decade of MTV passed music videos started to give way to alternate programming. Remote Control became popular, the first Real World emerged; Road Rules soon followed. With gross-out toons Ren & Stimpy trending on sister network, Nickelodeon, MTV ventured into animation with Beavis and Butt-Head, and later, pushed the envelope even further with Celebrity Death Match.
Now, with 90s nostalgia on the rise, Beavis and Butt-Head are back. The idiot duo returns to MTV this fall, unleashing their very own version of MST3K upon easy targets like Jersey Shore, and Teen Mom, and with more anus jokes than a girl can stand … sorry, friends, I didn’t get the scatological humor then, and I’m certainly not going sit through it now. Perhaps it’s because as much as I may have watched WWF (now WWE), I was never actually a 13-year-old boy. However, 30-year-old men who still think like 13-year-old boys should be thrilled.
As part of the Beavis and Butt-Head Comic-Con panel, creator Mike Judge revealed some of the details of the show’s new iteration. You can click the link to watch the session, or you can cut right to the chase and catch a sneak preview embedded above. Let the poop jokes fly!