A Twitter pal linked me to this video of the new "Beavis & Butthead" relaunch from MTV. Dunno where it came from in the first place, as I haven't watched MTV in years, but I assume if it's a "bad" leak they'll take it down, so... whatever.
My impression? Wow... it's as though they'd never left. The animation looks basically the same as it did on the last season (are they still using hand-drawn cels? The original show ended well before the dawn of Flash...) and the boys are still wearing their band-T's, tormenting poor Stewart and - yes! - THE GREAT CORNHOLIO LIVES!!!
The big "new" hook, of course, is that the video-mocking interstitials have been replaced by mockery of MTV's reality-centric present-day programming; and if these examples of "Jersey Shore" whacking are any indication it's going to work out just fine. I like that they've preserved the gag that B&B somehow get exponentially sharper and quicker-witted when it's TV time:
SNOOKI: "Hello? Ya, I'm a whore!?"
BUTTHEAD: "That's how she answers the phone."
Actually, y'know what's even more genius about this? It plays PERFECTLY to the "real" target audience of this relaunch - now-grown Gen-Xers who'll be returning to MTV for the first time in a decade and HATE everything on the network now. Kind of deviously brilliant, that.