Beavis and Butt-Head and four other '90s shows that deserve a revamp

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Ever since MTV announced in February that Beavis and Butt-Head would return to television, we've been getting more and more stoked for the comeback of these cherished cartoon cretins. In anticipation of the redo, which is slated for this summer, we take a look at four more '90s TV shows that deserve a crappy revamp so that we can sit around and complain about how the original was better.


My So-Called Life
This angsty show centered around the high school life and many, many emotions of alterna-teen Angela Chase (Claire Danes), who had BFF troubles, fights with her parents, and a tumultuous relationship with the hunky Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto). But since the show only ran for one season, it left a bunch of loose ends. Did Angela end up with Jordan, or nerdy outcast Brian Krakow? Or neither of those losers? Did Angela's dad ever hook up with that terrible Hallie Lowenthal? Did Rayanne ever sober up? All of these questions need to be answered Degrassi-style by bringing the original actors back as the parents of current high-school kids.


Daria
Since Daria was a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-Head in the first place, it would seem only natural to pick up Daria right where the show left off as well. Since cartoon characters don't really have to age or follow any rules of logic, they can just plunk this sarcastic teen back in modern day high school to hate on everyone once more. We're excited to see what new, terrible things would be on the fake show-within-a-show, Sick, Sad World.


The Adventures of Pete & Pete
We're not really sure how Nickelodeon could redo this cult classic about brothers Pete Wrigley and Pete Wrigley without making it lame. New kid Petes? The old actors grown up? Animation? But whatever way it's done, we definitely want more appearances from Iggy Pop and the B-52's Kate Pierson, and we definitely want that awesome Polaris song to still be the theme.


The Ren & Stimpy Show
With cold computer animation as the norm in most modern cartoons, it's hard not to long for the detailed paintings that acted as backgrounds on Ren & Stimpy. That, and the dark, nutty humor. We miss Ren, the insane, bulging-eyed Chihuahua, Stimpy, the oblivious cat, and a children's show that didn't feel any need to be educational or wholesome. In 2003, Spike TV tried to do a revamp, but failed to get the voice of Eric Bauza, who played Stimpy. This fantasy reprisal would have all of the original cast members and animators, but none of the unnecessary nudity Spike threw in.

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Albert Samuel
Albert Samuel

A new Pete and Peter could work if Nick wouldn't stick in actors the style of their current too happy color asshole teens, and get quirky kid to be little Pete. And I'm sure there wouldn't be any problem getting some hipster teen(lets face it that's what big Pete was) to play big Pete in this day and age.

M Alleblas
M Alleblas

Oh yes bring back Ren & Stimpy! That was such a awesome crazy cartoon."Stimpy...Fooooodd!

Saunta Gantt
Saunta Gantt

as much as i loved Pete&Pete there's no point to bringing it back, it would never be the same and itd be cheapened somehow (just had a crazy flashback lol why dont i have this on dvd??). now ren&stimpy...what an amazing and timeless show lol..they could easily bring that back. Mixed feelings with daria.. half relieved (that more people than i thought loved this show and half terrified (that is going to be complete crap but little kids will think its golden not realizing that they are being cheated)

GMoney32
GMoney32

Bring back "Get A Life" with Chris Elliot...a classic by far

Hmgarr
Hmgarr

YESSSSSSSSSS. BRING REN AND STIMPY AND DARIA BACK. I ALSO WOULD LOVE TO BRING BACK CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH

Pyesmar
Pyesmar

DARIA!!!!!  In todays world?  Dude she would hate on everything!  Todays world we have so much more material that a new revamped Daria would be freaking incredible if it was written right!!!

Crazzkidd
Crazzkidd

I have to be honest, I don't want any of the shows to come back because then they will be modernized to crap. I love Daria, My So-Called Life, and many other 90s shows. I really wish they continued MSCL into a second season instead of breaking off with only one season. I do miss Daria but I know for a fact it will never be the same if they were all brought back for new episodes... maybe just do repeats instead?....

Justin Widle
Justin Widle

Daria should make a return. but as a College age show. My So Called Life was good while it lasted, and should be left to rest in peace, as for Ren & Stimpy, does no one here remember the fact that Spumko Entertainment brought them back to Spike TV just a few years ago? It got canceled. Why? it was even worse than the original (in a good way.), as for The Adventures of Pete & Pete, big Pete's in his thirties, little Pete is like my age (I'm 28) couldn't work.

Veronica
Veronica

I would love to see Daria come back on the air, but not as a teen in high school. They could show her now, or even make a 10 year reunion movie (since I'm thinking it ended almost a decade ago). 

Andi Peck
Andi Peck

Daria ended on a pretty final note...high school graduation and she was accepted to college.  I would be curious to see how she'd deal with college (roommates, TAs with attitude problems, college parties, no longer being the "weird brainy girl" because no matter how weird you were in high school, someone is stranger on campus) but I don't think I'd be willing to sit through the episodes if they inserted current day pop music.  In my 90s dependent mind...Daria and Justin Beiber will never be on the same plain of existence. 

Mcay Hooray
Mcay Hooray

DARIA! WE NEED YOU BACK IN OUR LIVES!

Twinkie925
Twinkie925

Not sure about a revamped Daria, but I would love to see more of Pete and Pete!

SuPerGio
SuPerGio

WE WANT DARIAWE WANT DARIAWE WANT DARIA... and so on....

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guest
guest

I agree with you about most of the shows, however Stimpy was voiced by Billy West, who later also did Ren when original actor and show creator John Kricfalusi was fired by Nick. John K finally won the rights back to his own show, but after acting like a complete douche to the remaining crew, very few wanted to come back and work with him. When the show was revived in 2003 John K once again did Ren's voice, with a sound-alike actor as Stimpy. However, Billy West has gone on to do bigger and better things since then, as any Futurama fan will agree.

PTL
PTL

If they revived Daria I'm sure it would be f***ing terrible (and it would be a reboot because of the last movie/episode). Leave it in the past where they did it right.

Jennifoodie
Jennifoodie

My B&B is coming back! "You treat your stepmother with respect, Pantera!"

Megalynna
Megalynna

Same feeling completely.Though I love my Daria, it would be like tossing her into a firing squad with these shitty shows now a days.

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