Welcome back, Beavis and Butt-Head. The metal-loving, MTV-watching, wild teenage music critics have returned to the small screen in 2022, spearheading a new Paramount+ revival under the name Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head. The first episodes of the new season have been revealed and the reviews have started pouring in. So is the new season “fire” or do you need a “tip to your bunghole”?
Overall, it looks to be a welcome return for Beavis and Butt-Head, with many of the critics noting how well the new series transitions into modern times without beating you over the head with modern elements.
Yes, it’s been reported that our boys have graduated to watching TikTok videos, but it’s only a small change from the music video commentary (which is still around, by the way) that they provided in the 90s.
“Their shock and horror at a TikTok clip of a teenage girl emotionally opening college acceptance letters got an explosion of laughter from me, and their response to an ex-inmate’s prison tattoo tutorial illustrated the judge’s impeccable ability to make bad Southern accents into shape of both. characters. And if the idea of Beavis and Butt-Head learning about ASMR amuses you, the result is pretty much what you’d expect,” writes The Hollywood Reporter in their review.
They go on to add that other installments are “solidly entertaining, if rarely remarkable,” but the initial episodes “begin the process of bringing back other pieces of the show’s ensemble, which is a positive.” They call it “another step in Beavis and Butt-Head’s smooth return to TV screens.”
However, the latest Beavis and Butt-Head series did not hit the mark with all critics. Collider took trouble with a bit of modernization. “As a sign of the times, Beavis and Butt-Head also watch clips of YouTube and TikTok videos. This is less effective because these videos have both a lot of dialogue and text. Beavis and Butt-Head don’t read and they have cards attention. I refuse to believe they would follow a video showing how to make prison tattoo ink.” That said, they still conclude, “I don’t know about the new Beavis and Butt-Head will gain new fans; I don’t know if that was the intention. But I know old-skool fans of the show will enjoy it,” while giving it a B rating.
Follow offers, “Nearly 30 years after the original premiere, we’re a long way from the slacker culture that Beavis and Butt-Head first thrived in. Yet even though being smart is back in fashion, Judge reminds us with the first two episodes. to critics that sometimes it’s okay to hang out on the couch and giggle over nonsense with your mates. Sometimes, when the real world deals us such a serious emotional hammering, that’s exactly what you need. “
In another review from Richmond.comstates, “Whether the boys are trapped in a bathroom they’ve mistaken for an escape room or trapped in a cardboard box they’re hiding in the school, the idiocy is so pronounced it’s almost genius.”
Music City Drive In gives Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head as four-star review that states, “Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head return with a bang … you’ll definitely find yourself laughing throughout the first episode.”
England’s The Guardian comments, “Like it recently returned Jackass team, they haven’t learned much while they’ve been away – and they’re all the better for it.”
Sahu news offers, “Aside from dumbass and similarly mild profanity, Beavis and Butt-Head remain as immature as ever. That can make this series seem tame compared to the levels taken by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.” South Parkbut it also makes this new Beavis and Butt-Head refreshingly old-fashioned.”
They continue: “This series remains a very silly and very funny diversion about two idiots whose simple observations, while clouded by hormones and stupidity, are still profound in making us look at the world in a different way. None will ever confuse Beavis and Butt-Head with Plato and Aristotle, but like Lloyd and Harry from Dumb & Dumber, Bill and Ted and every other classic comedy duo, these numbskulls take in the world around us and say the things we’re far too filtered to say to ourselves. Plus, anything remotely shaped like a penis is always fun.
IGN also praises Judge’s approach to the 2022 edition of his dynamic duo, saying, “Beavis and Butt-Head are an institution for Millennials worldwide. To see them return to television, albeit in the form of streaming, is a sign of the times. And the fact that they’re still funny is a miracle when so many factors could have gone wrong with this revival. It’s not easy to keep the humor and spirit of a series when adapting it for a new audience , but these new stories land wonderfully, even when some of the jokes tend to get a little long in the tooth.”
First episode of Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head is made freely available. You can see it below. All other episodes are streaming via Paramount+.
Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head (Paramount+ episode 1)
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