Everyone and their grandmammy and grandpappy knows about the epic return of "Beavis and Butt-head" on MTV later this year, but a challenger may be appearing very soon...
Post-Comic Con's unveiling of the new B&B episodes last week, more info came to light at the Television Critics' Association summer press tour. This info includes details on the animation style, the official air date, the number of new episodes, and beyond. Mike Judge told enthusiastic fans that a possible B&B video game is being touted, and we now know that a brand new B&B DVD will be released in October to coincide with the new season. Since B&B will be returning around Halloween time, it seems logical that the first episode should/would be the "Twilight" inspired episode where B&B get a homeless man (who has hepatitis, unbeknownst to them) to bite them so that they can become werewolves and vampires since chicks dig them now.
Now onto lesbian news...
Everyone's FAVORITE enthusiasm-challenged gal, Daria, may in fact be returning -- no really this time! Van Toffler, who is in part responsible for bringing back B&B, (along with Lady Gaga*), has revealed whether a Daria return is possible. Mike Judge was asked by fans at Comic Con if Daria would (huh huh, 'wood') make an appearance in the new season. Judge simply said, "You'll see." He reminded folks that he had nothing to do with the "Daria" spin-off series. He was merely responsible for creating the character. Putting Daria in the new B&B episodes would likely be impossible since the boys have remained the same age, and Daria already progressed. She doesn't even live in Highland (her hometown) anymore. She did make an unsubtle reference to the boys only once in an episode of "Daria".
"Daria", which aired 1997-2002, ended with a one-off tv movie, "Is It College Yet?", in which Daria and co. were getting ready to leave Lawndale High and head off to, you guessed it: college. This begs the question: if Daria returns, in what way could she return? Would it be "Daria: The College Years" a la "Saved By The Bell", or would the producers stay true to the time that has lapsed, and have Daria knee-deep in the workforce? Leave your suggestions on how you would like to see Daria return... where would she be now? School? Work? Therapy?
Producers of the series were asked to create a sixth season, but opted to end the show with college-themed film. Bottom line: there was interest in continuing the show by MTV even back then.
The web site Gather puts it so eloquently: Now is definitely the time to return the show to MTV -- the 90s are back in a big way with All That, Clarissa Explains It All, Kenan & Kel and Doug reruns making a splash on TeenNick. And of course late 90s cartoons Family Guy and Futurama have already staged successful comebacks.
Now onto the article, and a couple of videos!
'Beavis and Butt-Head': 7 Things to Expect From MTV's Relaunched Series
From "Jersey Shore" to movie reviews, writer-creator Mike Judge offers a preview of what's to come.
Not much will have changed when Beavis and Butt-head returns to MTV in the fall after nearly 15 years off the air. But while the boys may still be clad in their AC/DC and Metallica shirts, they’ve got an whole lot of ammunition at their disposal when it comes to pop culture, including Jersey Shore and Twilight.
Writer-creator Mike Judge and executive producer Van Toffler offered a glimpse Friday at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour at what could be expected from the animated hit.
1. Judge was nervous about including Jersey Shore in Beavis and Butt-head and watched MTV’s reality hit at Toffler’s recommendation. “It was paydirt,” Judge said, confessing that he’s now “hooked” on the Jersey crew. Toffler, meanwhile, doesn’t expect the housemates to ask for additional compensation when they appear in clips on the animated series. “I’d be scared to think of them with more money than they already have,” Toffler said, noting that he expects the gang to love being subjected to the Beavis and Butt-head treatment.
2. Time stands still. Judge said he wanted new episodes to be topical – Twilight and vampire humor is included in the new trailer – but that there won’t be a specific instance where the series acknowledges the nearly 15-year gap between new episodes. “I wanted to make it not feel too forced; to make it as seamless as I could to what it was how ever many years ago,” he noted.
3. There’s plenty of ammunition for the boys to riff on. Judge said targets in the new episodes include UFC fights, Internet stuff and ... movie reviews. “We have a think where they’re kind of like Siskel & Ebert,” he said.
4. The animation process has been updated. When the original series aired from 1993 to 1997, Judge noted that Beavis and Butt-head — like The Simpsons and King of the Hill – was hand inked and painted onto cells and shot on film. That’s all been digitized now. “It still looks crappy,” Judge joked. “But I like the way it looks.” “It’s high-def, there are some differences.”
5. The boys will still be watching music videos. MGMT, Deadmau5 and Tbaby’s “It’s So Cold in the D” will be among the artists Judge noted will be getting the Beavis & Butt-head treatment.
6. Beavis, meet technology. With Beavis and Butt-head returning to a world that now features cell phones, Facebook and Twitter, Judge said he didn’t want to force “all the modern stuff on them,” but did tease to an upcoming episode where the boys work in tech support.
7. Daria might be back. MTV’s Toffler, an executive producer on the series, notes that the animated spinoff from Beavis and Butt-head that airs in reruns on MTV2 and Logo and has done well on both. “We’ve talked to the creators so there is not as long a shot as you’d think that Daria might be back on one of our channels.
Beavis and Butt-head premieres the first of its 12 new episodes on Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. on MTV.
Sources: Hollywood Reporter, Gather, Gamespot, Wikipedia, MTV (1,2) Youtube