Beavis and Butt-Head are back — and they’re stupider than ever. Mike Judge’s show not only pioneered adult animated comedy in the 1990s but became something of a pop culture phenomenon for Millennials across the world. Seeing them returning to TV — or online streaming, as is the way for most shows these days — is a sign of the times.
In fact, the new series of Beavis and Butt-Head wasn’t the first time the two animated characters made a comeback in 2022. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe was also released in June 2022. In the film available on Paramount+, Beavis and Butt-Head time travel to the year 2022 from 1998 and do their best to adjust to current times. This is where the new episodes of Mike Judge’s show come in. The boys are back to confound common sense and torment each other in an all-new Paramount+ Original Series.
For anyone concerned that Beavis and Butt-Head had matured or left behind their moronic natures, don’t worry. They are stupider and funnier, on top of still not being productive members of society. Beavis and Butt-Head’s first series debuted in 1992 on MTV, and you’d think that their shtick would get old, but there’s really nothing like seeing the boys wreak havoc on everyone unfortunate enough to be near them. They go on more misadventures in a slew of fresh new episodes on Paramount+, rebooted for modern audiences. Beavis and Butt-Head tackle beekeeping, being trapped in a cardboard box, figuring out an escape room — and, of course, talking over new music videos.
In the new series on Paramount+, Beavis and Butt-Head get the full force of K-pop when they watch the music video of the massively popular BTS track “Dynamite” — while still providing hilarious commentary. What’s not only more hilarious but also very surprising is that Beavis is a closet ARMY, even though the teenager says that he only likes BTS because of how much “they suck.” He even tells Butt-Head, “You know who sucks the worst? It’s J-Hope. He doesn’t even have a positive attitude, like Suga!” While this seems to be a play to encourage newer and younger viewers to watch, it’s still got that signature Beavis and Butt-Head humor that Millennials have missed all these years they were off the air.
Catch up with Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head now! The series is streaming exclusively on Paramount+ and premiered online on Thursday, Aug. 4. New episodes will be released weekly, too.