Which Beavis and Butt-head Characters Are You Most Excited To See Again?

In the final episode of Beavis and Butt-head's seventh season (which aired way back in November of 1997) the titular duo were presumed dead after Beavis told a school administrator that they'd died and wouldn't be returning to class. This sparked an outpouring of remembrances from friends and teachers, as well as a full donation jar intended to honor their memories. While the then-series finale ended with the Beavis and Butt-head stealing said jar and walking off into the sunset, the segment served to remind us that, in the world of Beavis and Butt-head, the secondary characters of Highland, Texas were frequently just as important as its stars.

Against all odds, Beavis and Butt-head returns tonight in its classic format, though with a few small tweaks: The show is now called Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head; instead of obscure music videos the boys will watch things like Jersey Shore; and best of all, it's in HD! One thing that should remain the same, however, is Mike Judge's thoroughly hilarious comedic vision and the array of incredible characters he voices. Which ones are YOU most excited to see again?

The Great Cornholio

The Great Cornholio is Beavis's more powerful, assertive, and insane alter-ego whose appearance is brought on by the consumption of massive amounts of caffeine and sugar. Consisting almost entirely of pure id, the Great Cornholio's pretty much just an agent of chaos, and most importantly would really like some T.P. for his bunghole.



Mr. Van Driessen

Although presented as a laughable hippie who's completely ineffectual at his teaching job, Mr. Van Driessen is also perhaps the most empathetic and consistently thoughtful character in Highland. It's unclear which class he teaches (all of them?), but he's probably the only adult who ever shows patience or understanding toward Beavis and Butt-head, and he routinely gets injured or near-killed for it.


Coach Buzzcut

A macho jerk of a gym coach, Buzzcut would like nothing more than to physically harm his two worst students. Surprisingly, Beavis and Butt-head have an ally in Mr. Van Driessen, who also despises Coach Buzzcut. Also, Coach Buzzcut requests that you please kick him in the jimmy.


Principal McVicker

Shaky with caffeinated rage, Principal McVicker is a woefully incompetent principal whose life is repeatedly ruined by Beavis and Butt-head's shenanigans. For the brief moment he believed they were dead, his trembling stopped and he was able to exist in a calm, collected manner, only to then suffer a (possibly fatal?) heart attack when they showed up to their own funeral.


Stewart

Sort of a progenitor of South Park's Butters, Stewart is the innocent, uncool blonde kid who comes from a good family and only seems to be worse off for hanging around with Beavis and Butt-head. The two repeatedly take advantage of Stewart and abuse him in myriad ways. It should be noted that Winger is not a cool band.


Stewart's Parents

Slightly on-edge but decent-hearted yuppies, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson make an effort to be cool and take Stewart to rock concerts and furnish him with all the junk food he can eat, but they frequently find themselves falling victim to Beavis and Butt-head's destructive tendencies. Presented as typical middle-class suburban parents, it should come as no surprise that Mr. Stevenson has a large collection of dirty magazines of which Beavis and Butt-head are well aware.


Todd

In a parallel to Beavis and Butt-head's abusive relationship with Stewart, Todd is the "cool" older dude who they worship and who treats them with contempt. A high school dropout and known criminal, Todd nevertheless gets all the women, beer, and muscle cars that Beavis and Butt-head merely daydream about.


Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is an elderly, near-blind neighbor who frequently hires Beavis and Butt-head for odd jobs that end in disaster. His terrible eyesight (and possible mental problems) prevent him from telling the boys apart or recognizing them from past incidents. If his voice and mannerisms sound very similar to those of Hank Hill from King of the Hill, it's because Mike Judge based both characters on the same real-life person from his childhood.


Daria Morgendorffer

Before she moved towns and got her own spin-off, Daria was the sarcastic, taciturn classmate whose jadedness never seemed to prevent her from offering the occasional bit of advice to the boys. While Beavis and Butt-head routinely wrote her off as "Diarrhea," it was clear they basically respected her, mostly for her outsider status. (Note: According to this interview with Rolling Stone, Mike Judge says Daria will not be a regular character in the new episodes, but may make an occasional cameo.)


Bus Driver / Trailer Trash Neighbor / Phone Sex Operator

Sort of an all-purpose trashy extra, this angry Southern woman first appeared as a silky-voiced phone-sex operator, but later appeared in various capacities around town, like bus driver or fortune teller.


Señor Herrera

Another of Highland High's put-upon teachers, Señor Herrera's finest moment was being one of the first authority figures to have to deal with the Great Cornholio. Like most teachers, he despises the boys and openly celebrated their deaths.



Beavis and Butt-head returns tonight at 10pm on MTV. Will you be watching? What character(s) are you most excited to see again?

 

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Mar 13, 2012
this show kicks ASS! cant wait to see B&B speak their minds about the whores of Jersey Shore
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Nov 01, 2011
Definitely Daria Morgendorffer, although I doubt we'll get to see her again. Sniffle...
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Oct 31, 2011
This was good back in the day but I don't think I would still think it is funny.
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Oct 28, 2011
Well I thought it was freakin hilarious!! Looking forward to The Great Cornholio!
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Oct 28, 2011
Why did they bring this crap back? I was happier wher it was gone.
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Oct 28, 2011
Todd , with the hard stuff, and the great Cornholio , he's een without TP for his bunghole for too long
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Oct 28, 2011
"Have you boys been whacking in my trailer?"



(Over pronounce the "w-haa")
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Oct 28, 2011
Tom Anderson was the best!
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Oct 28, 2011
Looking forward to the return of the Great Cornholio (still hoping Butthead gets an equally great alter-ego). And anything with Hank Hil- ...er Tom Anderson is going to be great.
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Oct 28, 2011
i would have been excited to see Daria again, but i hate B&B, so i won't be watching it. why didn't they bring her back instead?
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Oct 28, 2011
They forgot Lolita and Tanqueray. The neighborhood skanks. Wonder if they'll be in the show? Butt yeah, I'll give it a shot. uhuhuhuh, I said butt.
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Oct 28, 2011
"I am The Great Cornholio, I need T.P. for my bunghole"

"Are you threatening me?!"



Im not sure about how I feel about them watching reality TV, I loved when they watched videos ("Is that a tear, Pantera?")... but Im definitely gonna give it a chance :)
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Oct 28, 2011
None, this show sucks.
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Oct 28, 2011
can't wait for the return of the show i used to watch way back when mtv was 98% music and 2% tv
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Oct 28, 2011
Characters I'm looking forward to the most: Cornholio, Herrera, and Mr. Anderson. I was skeptical at first... didn't know if Judge still had it in him and if he'd get pressured by MTV to turn this show into garbage. BUT I watched a few clips and just like back then I was cracking up (pretty sure I was wayyyyyy to young to be watching it back then). That Housewives of Detroit joke was hilarious!!!!!! Futurama kinda dropped the ball but I have more hope for these guys.
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