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WITH KING OF THE HILL, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD'S MIKE JUDGE BRINGS HIS SUBVERSIVE VISION TO NETWORK TV

Vulgar and spam-brained as they may be, Beavis and Butt-head need no spin doctors--they were born to win the world over all on their own. The crudely drawn pubescents were first unleashed on the public in a 1992 focus group session MTV held in Teaneck, New Jersey, during which the audience was given a peek at Frog Baseball, a short film by a then 30-year-old novice animator named Mike Judge. The group's response to the film, in which the boys take turns whacking a bat at a harmless amphibian, went way beyond a few thumbs up. "People asked to buy the...

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