- Film & TV
- 03 Aug 22
The cartoon created by Mike Judge is back for its first season in 11 years, and will debut on Paramount+ tomorrow, August 4th.
The animated series premiered on MTV in 1993, and has since ran for eight seasons and two films. The duo are known to "torment each other," and "showcase some of the dumbest comedy imaginable." They have been seen watching music videos on TV and often providing off-colour commentary. In the new series, creator Judge has included TikToks and YouTube videos.
In the past, the pair has reacted well to violent and intense content. In the teaser for season nine, Beavis and Butt-Head watch a TikTok about prison, laughing and imitating the creator. Judge said in an interview with New York Post that it was a conscious decision to add TikToks and modern videos, explaining, "We wanted to update it to make it feel like there's a reason to do it, without trying too hard."
In regards to criticism of the show's potentially offensive nature, Judge explains, "you're not laughing at what they're laughing at, you're laughing at what they think constitutes a joke...I don't want to make them smarter." They are famous for being behind the times, now seen sporting AC/DC and Metallica t-shirts.
The latest film Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe came out in June of 2022 on Paramount+. Along with the new season, there will be more than 200 remastered episodes from the original series available to stream.
Watch the teaser clip here: