Don’t call it a comeback. After all, these two slackers never really left pop culture.
Beavis and Butthead, the ubiquitous pair who gained incredible popularity in the mid ’90s, may reprise their roles as MTV’s resident dunderheads if the rumors are true.
‘Beavis and Butt-head” — the show that celebrated the slacker way of life and helped make MTV into a network that did more than just play music videos — is coming back.The move to resurrect the hugely popular 1990s animated anti-heroes has been rumored for several days. But yesterday, sources at MTV confirmed that a new batch of “Beavis and Butt-head” episodes are in the works.
The new series would keep Beavis and Butt-head in their perpetual high-school state, but it would be updated so that the pals — who obsessively watch music videos on a battered TV set — could lob their snarky comments at more current targets like Lady Gaga.
The show’s minimalist animated style is also expected to remain intact.
The move is expected to pave the way for MTV (Music Television) to return to the old format of showing music videos.