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They Have a Hit HBO Show. It Could Land Them the Nobel

It revolves around 'middle-out' compression

(Newser) - It would certainly be a first: to create not just a hit HBO show, but to win a Nobel Prize in the process. It's apparently an actual possibility for Silicon Valley co-creator Mike Judge and showrunner Alec Berg. The detail comes from a New Yorker piece (as spotted by... More »

Mike Judge: Expert Chronicler of 'American Suckiness'

The man behind 'Beavis & Butt-head' now thinks 'Idiocracy' was too optimistic

(Newser) - Mike Judge, the man behind Beavis & Butt-head and Office Space, has spent his entire career "exploring the contours of American suckiness." And the New York Times commits more than 4,000 words to getting to the bottom of the man and his oeuvre in a hilarious profile.... More »

Beavis and Butt-Head Return to MTV in October

Creator Mike Judge makes announcement at Comic-Con

(Newser) - Nearly two decades after their heyday, Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back. Creator Mike Judge says the ever adolescent, trash-talking duo will return to MTV in the fall. Judge came to Comic-Con to talk about the reboot of his beloved animated characters and offer a peek at the new season... More »

We'll Miss You, Hank

A fond farewell to the 'character-driven whimsy' of King of the Hill

(Newser) - That an animated series from the creator of Beavis and Butthead would be one of the last champions of good-hearted American values is odd but true, Don Aucoin writes in the Boston Globe. As King of the Hill prepares to bow out tomorrow night, Aucoin offers a eulogy for “... More »

This Extract Lacks Flavor

Mike Judge effort offers a few laughs

(Newser) - Mike Judge's Extract is a view of modern stupidity, the story of a regular guy among idiots, running a bottling plant and having trouble with his marriage. While it offers some chuckles, the Jason Bateman vehicle is no comic masterpiece:
  • “What’s most striking about Extract, beyond the scarcity
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Goode Family Not Great

A few good jokes, but show's aim seems off

(Newser) - The Goode Family, an animated series about an eco-obsessed, passionately politically correct family that airs tonight on ABC, is fairly funny, but leaves reviewers scratching their heads:
  • It “feels aggressively off-kilter with the current mood, as if it had been incubated in the early to mid-’90s,” writes
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New Series by Beavis Creator Lampoons Green Buttheads

' The Goode Family ' features clan trying a little too hard to stay eco-friendly

(Newser) - Goodbye Hank Hill, hello Gerald Goode. Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge's new animated series lampoons a vegan, hybrid-driving Midwestern family whose motto is: "What would Al Gore do?" The Goode Family sends up the greener-than-thou clan’s efforts to maintain an environmentally friendly, strictly PC lifestyle just for... More »

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