Right on the heels of the new Paramount+ movie Beavis and Butt-head Do the Universe, Mike Judge has started delivering a comeback season featuring the dunderhead duo. As of this writing, two episodes are streaming.
What’s changed? Not much regarding our heroes’ attire and general attitudes, but there is one significant difference: The boys now riff on viral videos in addition to music videos, so they share their opinions on TikTok and YouTube content. One of their putdowns involving ASMR is especially brutal. If you don’t know what that is, watch the show, and find out. It’s weird.
The music videos in these two episodes include an epically bad country song that the boys, quite justifiably, don’t appreciate—but a viewing of boy band BTS delivers a surprise involving Beavis that I won’t destroy here.
Another surprise is an episode starring only Beavis and a dumpster fire with which he has a long conversation. If there were solo episodes in the past, I either missed them or have forgotten them. Controversies involving pyromania during the show’s original run led MTV to ban Beavis from setting things on fire, but Judge seems to be fine with the notion now.
Judge has mentioned these new shows will include middle-age versions of B&B, but they don’t pop up in these two episodes. As of this writing, a schedule for the remaining episodes in this new season has not been announced.
If you’ve had a hankering to see these goofballs stuck for weeks in a cardboard box, mistaking a men’s room for an Egyptian-themed escape room, or having strange conversations with fire, this will surely justify signing up for Paramount+. If you have found yourselves chortling along with them in the past, you shall do so again. But trust me: If Beavis and Butt-head annoyed you before, then don’t bother, because they will continue to annoy you.
Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-head is now streaming on Paramount+.