How ‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ Were Born

October 18, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Mike said he spent about $800 to make the first four “Beavis & Butt-Head” clips. He sent them anywhere he could: “I called information from my house in Dallas. I felt so stupid. Like, ‘MTV, please.'” He was 27 at the time, and had just earned a degree in physics: “I got calls within 2 weeks and I was like, ‘Shit. I should’ve done this when I was 15.'” Over eager, he sold the idea to MTV “for like $20,000.” And he’s happy to have them back: “I think it’s the funniest thing I’ve done and I think it’s the best thing I’ve done.”