Dig out your Metallica shirt and find a spot on the beat-up pink couch, because Beavis and Butt-Head is back. MTV has given us a generous first glimpse of the show, which returns this fall, over 18 years after its debut. The big question, of course, is how much our heroes will change to reflect youth culture in 2011. As far as we can tell from this preview, the answer seems to be very little. Beavis doesn’t post photos of his butt on Facebook, thank God — he mishandles some shop equipment, gets a toy stuck to his hand, and, while in the hospital, seems to convince a cult that the Great Cornholio is their messiah. The new Beavis and Butt-Head appears to be just what we hoped for — a satisfying ’90s time warp.
Well, mostly. The clip does hint at one major change: Instead of critiquing music videos, we see Beavis and Butt-Head watching Jersey Shore. Guess this means MTV won’t be using the show as a way to sneak in actual music. What’s weird about watching the guys rip apart The Situation and co. is that they actually seem smarter than what they’re watching, for a change. At one point Butt-Head points out that Snooki says you “usually” don’t have sex with your big brother and responds to the housemates’ hook-up chart with the quip, “If they did this chart long enough, they could find out where herpes began.”
Meanwhile, where’s Daria?