MTV has revealed what Beavis and Butthead will make fun of in an era where music television has completely changed.
Now that Beavis and Butthead, two of the music television generation’s most credible critics, are returning to TV, there was a question as to what they’d watch other than the once plentiful music videos. According to MTV president Van Toffler, the content of a new Beavis and Butthead show is a no-brainer, because there’s still plenty to make fun of on TV today.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Toffler revealed that the new show will still lampoon the content on MTV, but now the duo will make fun of shows like Jersey Shore. In addition, Beavis and Butthead will watch UFC matches, YouTube videos, and similar content alongside their old mainstay music videos.
As for their personalities, Beavis and Butthead will still be the same morons they always were. “They’ll have the same intelligence,” Toffler reveals. “They’re the same boneheads sitting on the same couch, commenting on things through a really simple prism.”
Everything, even YouTube videos, will still be displayed on the duo’s television, presumably allowing the show to get past the fact that Beavis and Butthead wouldn’t really be able to use a computer. There will be more “self-contained” segments too, Toffler revealed, so Beavis and Butthead’s interactions with modern technology are an obvious focus for some of these.
MTV plans to launch Beavis and Butthead with the help of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and Toggler even mentioned a potential appearance in movie theaters. I’ve got to be honest, I think the show has a lot of potential in the modern age. It’s been over 13 years since Beavis and Butthead last showed their giant heads, and original creator Mike Judge is back at the show’s helm with 13 years of culture to make fun of. There’s currently no word on when the first episode will hit the airwaves, but it’s coming. Be afraid.
Source: Rolling Stone, via Collider