An Interview with Mike Judge at New York Comic-Con [Video]

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am by
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To hype the new season of Beavis and Butt-head (starting October 27 at 10pm on MTV), Mike Judge made an appearance at the Javits Center for New York Comic-Con over the weekend. We caught up with Judge in the press room before a screening and panel where he was joined by his friend, actor Luke Wilson. (Side note: the kid behind us didn’t recognize Wilson until someone asked if it was Owen’s brother. Depressing.)

If you follow us on Facebook, you can probably tell we’re big fans of Beavis and Butt-head – especially the music videos. So of course we asked about the role music videos play in the new season. Judge told us that while they are also skewering reality shows like 16 and Pregnant and Jersey Shore now, music videos will also be heavily featured. He then reminisced a bit about how he was turned on to White Zombie (from the Lower East Side) through the show, and enjoyed the opportunity of giving exposure to bands that warranted it.

Judge also talked about his stint living in New York City for a year and a half, and how the New Mexico native within had sorely missed delicious Mexican food (Judge, check out Downtown Bakery on First Avenue!). He also intimated that he’s been pondering ways to do a King of the Hill-style show set in a Chicano neighborhood.  For more about upcoming plot lines and returning characters, check out the video for the full interview.

After completing our press duties, we joined a capacity crowd for the first public screening of the season premiere. In the episode, Beavis and Butt-head watch Twilight and decide they should become werewolves or vampires in order to pick up chicks. Needless to say, things don’t go as planned. Don’t miss it.

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Once the screening concluded, Judge and Wilson emerged to answer audience questions. Wilson was clearly as surprised to be there as the audience was to see him there, which resulted in a very spontaneous Q&A. Claiming his mother was in attendance, Wilson refrained from answering a question about whether he or his brother Owen got more “trim.” Not our words.

And although he had done a Comic-Con panel in San Diego back in July, it felt like this was the first time Judge had interacted with excited fans recently. Judging by the responses, he seemed genuinely interested in audience reaction and fan questions regarding things like bringing back Daria and other plot lines. He also revealed that Beavis is now allowed to say “Fire.”

What shows are you looking forward to Beavis and Butt-head mocking?

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