Published Feb 03, 2011Rumours have been flying hard for the past few months that '90s-era animated dumb-dumb duo Beavis and Butt-Head would be making their return to television, but it wasn't until yesterday (February 2) that things became official. Oddly, news of the vulgar video critics' return was broadcast by none other than Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber.
MTV reports that the singer stopped by their offices in New York City yesterday and tweeted his excitement about the promise of new Beavis and Butt-Head episodes returning to the network.
"Solid day in NYC," he tweeted. "Played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!"
The news was also confirmed on-air by the cast of the network's scandalous teen-sex drama Skins, who said that Beavis and Butt-Head will be back on TV this summer.
The initial program ran from 1993 to 1997. The beloved but low-brow program, which presented the two dimwits analyzing a host of music videos, was a cultural phenomenon that at one point had the power to make or break a band, depending on if the duo liked it or not.
On top of their critiques, the show was also interspersed with comic shorts, the most notorious of which being the anti-amphibian "Frog Baseball." While many are no doubt thrilled about the comeback, SPCA employees worldwide just felt a shiver run down their spines.