HitFix Interview: Mike Judge talks about why 'Beavis and Butt-Head' are just the same
A lot has changed since "Beavis and Butt-head" ran on MTV from 1993 to 1997 and became MTV's highest rated show. Creator Mike Judge went on to create the Fox series "King of the Hill," as well as the movies "Office Space" and "Idiocracy." But now Judge has returned to MTV and the series, which attracted the ire of critics (and even the negative attention of Congress). I talked to Judge during the TCAs and the laid-back Texan looked fit and relaxed (he credited surfing) and seemed happy to be back at work on the show that once left him burnt out fourteen years ago.
A lot of people slammed "Beavis and Butt-Head back in the day.
On one hand, I feel like it was kind of unfairly attacked. Well, it definitely was very unfairly attacked by a few people, like should have been sued for slander type attack. But then I think it was written off as something that it wasn’t, but the problem was that we had some episodes that weren’t so good; we were cranking them out really fast. And like the first comic books were horrible; they kind of were guilty of what people accused it of, that I was saying it was not. I’m always like understanding of people who didn’t like it or get it right away, but you know, that’s different from this flat out slander, which did happen.