Fans of animated 1990s comedy got a huge boost last week with the news that Mike Judge was reviving “Beavis and Butt-Head” for two seasons and bringing the cult favorite to Comedy Central.
A lot remains to be seen at how the new Beavis and Butt-head will translate into the new era, especially since they will reportedly be parents this time around, but the nostalgia factor is giving them a wide berth with most fans.
In fact, this news left other 1990s animated comedy aficionados feeling jealous. Fans are now hoping Judge can manage to bring back another one of his hit shows: “King of the Hill.”
— Devon Martinez (@DevonMartinez) July 1, 2020
Several Adult Animation shows are being rebooted so I’d like to formally ask @MikeJudge & Greg Daniels for a KING OF THE HILL reboot featuring a late 20s Bobby Hill, Connie & Joseph all living in Austin and figuring it out.
Pls. I need to know how Bobby is doing these days. pic.twitter.com/zTkTlDPDOf
— Jeremy Ellett (@ourstrangedays) July 2, 2020
Screw the Beavis & Butthead reboot. I’m still waiting for new King of the Hill pic.twitter.com/FiDSOlaONR
— Storebrand Punky Brewster (@LizIsSentient) July 1, 2020
The show, which ran from 1997 to 2010, is funnier than you remember. It’s criminally underrated, although, like the Beavis and Butt-head revival, there’s no telling if bringing the characters back now would be a good idea.
Still, fans are clamoring for more Hank and Bobby Hill, so if Judge and co-creator Greg Daniels can ever get Disney (which owns the rights to the Fox show) to bring it back, there would be a lot of happy people drinking beers in alleys as a tribute.
Daniels did tell Comicbook.com the duo has an idea for a revival if it ever happens.
“At the moment, there is no plan for it,” Daniels said. “But we do have a plan for it and it’s pretty funny. So maybe one day.”