Beavis and Butt-Head Finally 'Score' in This Exclusive - And Shocking - Clip
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The clip from Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head finds the eponymous dimwitted duo left to their own devices in a hospital room with a precariously placed electro-shock therapy device. Under the assumption that they are about to (somehow) be sexually gratified by the experience, Butt-Head unleashes the electro-shock paddles on himself, something which in no way dissuades Beavis from doing the same to the surprise of absolutely no one.
Created by animation legend and King of the Hill co-creator Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head premiered back in 1993 on MTV and quickly became a household name for its crude humor and Mystery Science Theater 3000 style takedowns of popular music videos of the era. The series follows the exploits of the eponymous duo as they navigate teenage life in suburban Texas to the best of their astonishingly low abilities. The series' initial run lasted for four years, including the release of its first feature film, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, in 1996. Beavis and Butt-Head also led to the fan-favorite and arguably more beloved animated series Daria in 1997. MTV first revived Beavis and Butt-Head in 2011.
Beavis and Butt-Head Are Back... Again!
In 2022, the series once again returned as Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head, this time on Paramount+. Ahead of its release, Judge himself weighed in on the extent that its leads were willing to go in terms of language. "You know, back with Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, we could have said the word 'shit,' but somehow, it just didn't seem like them," Judge explained. "There's something kind of naive and innocent about them that makes it work. There's just something funny about a bunch of stupid phrases like 'butt-wagon' or 'butt-munch.' We won't start playing with the F-word; we're not really changing it."
Beavis and Butt-Head also marked their second feature film in 2022 with Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe. As per the film's official synopsis, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is "perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made," and sees its leads unwittingly take part in an interstellar mission spanning an otherwise ordinary space camp all the way to the far side of a black hole. Judge previously touched on a particularly well known technique that was used in the film to differentiate between two sets of its main characters. During an interview, Judge told the interviewer to "Google Jack Kirby hands," referencing the iconic comic book artist whose poses inspired those that built the foundation for the film's "smart" Beavis and Butt-Head.
Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head is available for streaming now on Paramount+. Its next episode premieres Thursday, May 18 at 3 a.m. EST.