Beavis and Butthead: A New Generation

By Brandy Montoya
Staff Writer

Beavis and Butt-Head were once known as the voice of a generation; this summer they have the chance to become the voice of a new generation.
Although MTV has not set a date for premiere, the iconic 90s series is scheduled to return in the summer of 2011.

Since this generation is filled with racy people like the cast of The Jersey Shore and Lady Gaga, MTV President Van Toffler said, “I felt there was a whole crop of new artists-and what the world sorely missed was the point of view that only Beavis and Butt-Head could bring.”

Almost 14 years later the shows writer, John Altschuler said, “In the years since Mike quit doing Beavis and Butt-Head, he realized that there was a lot to make fun of.”

Beavis and Butt-Head sat around on their couch and made fun of the pop music that the 90s displayed.

“We just kept coming up with ideas that Mike thought would have made good Beavis and Butt-Head episodes,” said the head writer, John Altschuler.

The duo will return the same age they were during their first run and will also have the same lack of intelligence.

The two fun-loving teenagers who resided in the southwest part of the United States attended Highland High School, for which they harnessed a deep hatred for.

Just like most high school Americans, Beavis and Butt-Head also worked at a part time job at a local fast-food restaurant called Burger World.

Their hate for their part-time job was also deeply rooted within them.

During their free time they sat on the couch and watched music videos, for which they also hated. These boys were your typical teenagers in the 90s, which is why that particular generation fell so deeply in love with them.

“Beavis and Butt-Head” the show had its first airing in March of 1993 and the last episode in November of 1997.

During five years, Beavis and Butt-Head received an intense and dedicated cult following. And although the show has been off the air for more than ten years now, the love for Beavis and Butt-Head is still as strong as ever.

The duos act of being conventional, highly obnoxious and perverted is why most of Generation Y took such a liking toward them. They felt as though they could identify with their personalities.

Their “huh-huh” laugh is instantly recognized nationwide and even the five word segments of Beavis saying his infamous line; “I am the great Cornholio” could be quoted by any child of the ‘90s.

The show’s creator, Mike Judge, not only made Beavis and Butt-Head but he also voiced the pubescent teen males.

Toffler does not have a fear of this generation catching on to the dim-wittedness that is Beavis and Butt-Head. He says, “Look how popular South Park and Family Guy are.”

“These boys are beloved characters and even if you didn’t know them the first time around, it doesn’t take more than 30 seconds to fall in love with them,” said Toffler.

Beavis and Butt-Head not only brought along unforgettable quotes but also a controversial impact to society of the 90s, perhaps the same can be said for their impact on the 21st century.

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Courtesy of MTV


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