Now that the present is on a streaming platform, did you ever think about using extra specific language or content material?
We talked about it at first. For one factor, it doesn’t look like them anymore; it appears much less harmless. But additionally, there’s one thing about them saying silly issues like “butt wagon.” They’re simply actually dumb and remind me of junior excessive. It’s not like all people’s going, “Oh, I can hardly wait for Beavis and Butt-Head to say [expletive].”
There was a spotlight group they did within the ’90s. The moderator goes, “What would you like to see on ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’?” This one man is simply indignant, he’s like, “I’d like to see them get on the first plane to Mexico, go to a strip joint, get drunk — you know, something creative.” And I’m standing there pondering there’s nothing humorous about any of that, truly. Sometimes what folks assume they need might be not what they need.
We’re almost 30 years faraway from an issue the place “Beavis and Butt-Head” was blamed within the demise of a younger youngster who died in a hearth, and some content was removed from the show as a result. How does that each one really feel to you now?
It appears extra ridiculous now, and once I’ll inform folks of it, they’ve type of forgotten and I’ll say, ‘No, this was like a big deal.’ A small group of individuals have been very indignant, however it was fairly loopy. “Beavis and Butt-Head” had landed proper at a interval when there wasn’t so much happening on the earth, and issues have been fairly good, and then all of a sudden, the whole lot simply turned — the issue is violence and tv. Now, there’s a lot worse in case you’re going to actually nitpick. That dialog appears to be a factor of the previous.
In the identical approach that you just get requested on a regular basis about bringing again “Beavis and Butt-Head,” I presume there are related conversations about “King of the Hill”?
We’re in the course of exploring that risk, too. I believe now we have an concept of how that might go. I get lots of people saying they watch it earlier than they go to mattress. Maybe it places folks to sleep, however that doesn’t imply that it’s boring.
My youthful daughter, about 10 years in the past, would watch “Gilmore Girls,” and then I began watching it, and I’d go, oh, I like this — this has the same Zen high quality to it. Nothing too horrible occurs. Fox, on the time, was pressuring us, like, “We want life-changing events. You won’t believe what happens on ‘King of the Hill’!” That’s not for each present, you understand. I don’t assume everybody comes house and goes, “OK, I want to be shocked tonight.” Sometimes, you simply need consolation TV.