Who knew that Justin Bieber was a fan of the iconic '90s MTV cartoon "Beavis and Butt-Head"? Well, fans learned of his fascination with the show on Wednesday, when the star tweeted his excitement for the cartoon's return to TV when he attended the MTV up-front presentation in New York City. Just hours later, he attended the NYC screening for his 3-D film, "Never Say Never."
So, when MTV News met up with the teen star at the premiere, we wanted to know which character is his favorite, Beavis or Butt-Head. "I am [a fan]. I'm excited for the return," he said. "I like both of them. I just like the show in general."
The Bieber/ "Beavis and Butthead" buzz began earlier in the day when he took to Twitter to share with his fans the breaking news about the show. "Solid day in NYC," he wrote. "Played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!"
Ironically, Bieber hadn't even been born when MTV viewers first got a glimpse of the two bored high school students. Created by Mike Judge, who would later go on to produce "King of the Hill" and direct cult-classic films like "Office Space" and "Idiocracy," Beavis and Butt-Head first appeared in a short called "Frog Baseball" as part of an MTV animated show called "Liquid Television." The popularity of the short led to the development of the half-hour show, which juxtaposed the pair's animated antics with their commentary about various music videos (usually clips from obscure grunge acts or metal bands).
The original "Beavis and Butt-Head" series ran for 200 episodes between its premiere in 1993 and its finale in 1997. In that time, there was also a feature film ("Beavis and Butt-Head Do America"), a comic book series, a handful of video games, and appearances on the MTV Video Music Awards and "Late Show With David Letterman," among others. The show also inspired the spin-off series "Daria," which ran for 65 episodes between 1997 and 2002.