Beavis And Butt-Head

Mike Judge has spent his career bouncing between animation—King Of The Hill, Beavis And Butt-Head—and live-action—Idiocracy, Office Space, Silicon Valley—with a tenacity and success rate rarely matched in Hollywood. Outside of his early Office Space shorts, though, Judge doesn’t usually blend his preferred mediums. But a recent interview with the writer and director suggests that two of his most famous creations might one day become the exceptions that prove that rule.

Talking to the Radio Times recently, Judge expressed some interest in reviving international slacker heroes Beavis and Butt-Head in the sketchy, chip-stained flesh. “Maybe it could be a live-action someday,” Judge said of a potential new series, while also expressing the grim sentiment that Beavis is probably “homeless” by now.


Beavis And Butt-Head last appeared on TV screens in 2011, when MTV aired a short, Judge-penned revival of the show. The new series didn’t last long—the network’s demographics having shifted quite a bit since a couple of drooling morons mocking music videos was the hottest show of 1992—but Judge apparently still has the characters on his mind. (Even if his clearly off-the-cuff comments—including a note that he had no idea what poor actors could be convinced to play real-world versions of the big-haired, monster-faced duo—make it clear it wouldn’t be happening any time soon.)