The one-on-one event at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 was moderated by “Jackass” star, Johnny Knoxville.
Judge charted his course from being an engineer, musician, and a teacher to an animator. MTV gave Judge his start by airing his first four animated shorts in Liquid Television, with the series premiering in 1993 after the success of the “Frog Baseball” short.
Explaining where the names of the characters came from, Beavis was the surname of a friend back in Judge’s hometown while Butt-Head was the nickname of a local idiot. He didn’t intend to give the town in which Beavis and Butt-Head is set a name, but he distractedly named the high school Highland (which is the name of the Alberquerque school where his mother taught).
Judge joked that he brought the show back because he felt like TV was getting too smart. He explained that originally, he ended the series after being burned out, stepping away from the characters in spite of offers for sequels to the movie, “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.”