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Mike Judge has found a lot of success with his great HBO tech-world comedy Silicon Valley, but that doesn't mean he can't feel a little nostalgic from time to time. His first big success in television was MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head from the 90's. The show had a good run before it ended in 1997, and it was briefly brought back in 2011, but Mike Judge still wants another go at the foul-minded duo. He's been mulling around the idea of another series, but this time he wants it to be live action
Sitting down with RadioTimes, Mike Judge revealed he thought a revival of the series could happen and suggested that "maybe it could be a live-action someday." The writer didn't offer up any casting choices, but it's hard to picture any real world person playing either one them. Judge did reveal that he thought Beavis would be "homeless by now." This slip would suggest that Judge doesn't see this show set in high school like the cartoon, but will instead pick up with Beavis and Butt-Head as adults, who more than likely lead very unfulfilling lives. Then again, it could have just been an off the cuff remark and we're taking this all too seriously.
For those who may be too young to remember, Beavis and Butt-Head was an animated cartoon that Mike Judge created in the 90's. It originated as a short before being picked up by MTV in 1993. The series ran for around 200 episodes through 1997 and sparked an animated film called Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. The show was about two slacker teens (both voiced by Judge) who were obsessed with Heavy Metal and getting laid. They were hilariously obnoxious and annoyed everyone they came into contact with.
For any Beavis and Butt-Head virgins, here's a clip from the show. Just picture this exact scenario, but with real living people.
Whether a new series could happen is up for debate. Right now, Mike Judge is busy with Silicon Valley, which is looking at its fourth season on HBO. That show is legitimately great and is a cornerstone of HBO's comedy block, along with Veep. Producing, directing, and writing for a series of that nature requires a fair amount of focus. On the other hand, the 90's are pretty huge right now and we've already seen revivals of shows like X-Files, Full House, and an upcoming Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie. Companies love bringing back existing properties, so the chances of another series is always possible.
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