Tonight marks the end of a long wait: new episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head on TV. We’ve enjoyed the teaser clips we’ve seen so far, and were pleased to hear creator Mike Judge say that the show will still feature a few hard rock videos. In a new interview with Time Out New York, though, Judge reassured that though music isn’t as big of a focus as in the show’s first run, Beavis and Butt-Head will still make fun of rock videos.
When asked whether the two “still love metal and rock music,” Judge responded with the following:
“I didn’t make them quite as metalheaded as some people remember, but yeah, there are a couple of rock music videos in the show. It’s about half music videos and half reality shows. Maybe a little more reality shows, actually. Probably like 60/40.”
Now like Judge’s previous comment about the show’s metal influence, this statement may at first be a little disheartening to some fans. Basically, it remains unlikely that the new series will feature as many non-mainstream metal bands as the original show did, which is a shame. Nonetheless, there’s still a chance that a few heavier videos will make their way onto the show (maybe not as obscure as Crowbar or Napalm Death, but still better than nothing), and Beavis and Butt-Head will still crack us up.
One thing is for sure, though: it’ll be the first time we’ve watch anything on MTV in a long time. Check out Beavis and Butt-Head’s return to MTV tonight at 10pm.