Beavis and Butt-head have returned to MTV after more than 10 years away from television.
On the premiere episode, Beavis and Butt-head, inspired by Twilight, search for a vampire to bite them so they can score with the ladies. The next segment shows Beavis dealing with being teased for appearing as if he was crying -- he actually cut an onion -- during an episode of The Bachelor.
Critics were quick to note that time has been good to the show’s leading men; they look exactly the same. However, the new content of their criticisms worked for some and not for others.
“For the most part, neither the show nor its two protagonists have changed much,” wrote Alan Sepinwall of HitFix. “The most significant change between 1997 and 2011 is that MTV has given up any pretense of being a music video channel, and as a result, most of what the guys comment on are MTV reality shows like 'Jersey Shore' and '16 & Pregnant.'
“There's still something winning and relevant about their particular blend of cluelessness and surprisingly sharp commentary,” wrote AOL TV’s Maureen Ryan.
The creator Mike Judge decided not to age his adolescent blockheads but now they live in 2011 suburbia and make fun of the new MTV staples, “Jersey Shore” and “True Life.”