Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: What Makes the Comedic Duo So Popular?

Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: What Makes the Comedic Duo So Popular? ...

The classic duo of crude, dumb, ignorant, head-banging, and fire-loving kids on MTV is back at it again, this time, in an attempt to finally score. This time, instead of just doing America, it's the entire universe's turn to be subjected to Beavis and Butthead's comments, and perhaps a touch of destruction and nachos.

Mike Judge's satirical comedy will be a much-welcomed comeback for those who grew up with the duo in the late nineties, with its MTV reruns, or even after its brief reboot in 2011, but also it may be the dumb comedy that people may need after the recent years with the pandemic. Either way, Beavis and Butt-Head are back, and it is as enjoyable as ever to watch them navigate the world once again.

There are still surprises ahead.

With "Frog Baseball," the duo's first animated short, was ordered by MTV. The show would rapidly become popular and become a major pop-cultural icon especially with Cornholio. A Beavis and Butt-Head film would follow in 2011, but the program would be canceled only one season later.

After two decades of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, it has been renewed for a sequel by Paramount Plus. A third remake of the show has been ordered by Paramount Plus, and the pair will soon be reunited for Do the Universe.

Beavis and Butthead lose themselves in space when lead astronaut Serena attempts to strand them there. They soon find themselves back on Earth after being sucked into a black hole, this time 24 years in the future.

Guy and Ian Maxtone-Graham, along with directors John Rice and Albert Calleros, keep Beavis and Butt-Head the same dumb crude teens they have been for the last three decades. They aren't going to be nominated for any Oscars, and they're not really trying to appeal to a new audience. They know what the characters and show are and are, and it's still what it is.

Although the film sounds like Beavis and Buttheadad's original intention in the late nineties, Mike Judge and the cast select a method to bring the hormonal teens to life today, especially in a world of smartphones. It also gives a freshness to the characters as they navigate new technologies, like Siri for Serena.

The thing that works best for the film is that no matter how long people have seen Beavis and Butt-Head, the world remains ripe with idiocy for the duo to explore. But the film does not stop at its commentary on the modern landscape with iPhones. Much like Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, the sequel cleverly introduces politics and real-world issues in a way that only Beavis and Butt-Head can.

This film isn't for those who don't like the crude teenagers very much. It's more Beavis and Butthead nonsense in a new world. For those who want to relive the franchise, it's fun, funny, and funny at the same time funny.