Mike Judge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the animator. For the billiards player, see Michael Judge. For the Roman Catholic priest, see Mychal Judge.
Mike Judge
Mike Judge by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Michael Craig Judge
(1962-10-17) October 17, 1962 (age 54)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Education St. Pius X High School
Alma mater University of California, San Diego
(Bachelor of Science)
Occupation Actor, animator, writer, producer, director, musician
Years active 1990–present
Home town Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Spouse(s) Francesca Morocco
(m. 1989–?; divorced)[1]
Children 3

Michael Craig "Mike" Judge (born October 17, 1962)[2] is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, and musician. He is the creator of the television series Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–1997, 2011), co-creator of the television series King of the Hill (1997–2010), The Goode Family (2009), and Silicon Valley (2014–present), and writer-director of the films Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006) and Extract (2009).

Judge graduated from University of California, San Diego, where he studied physics. After becoming uninterested in his career in science, Judge began to experiment with animation and started to create his own short films. Finding success in his animated shorts, Judge began to develop one of his most popular shorts which would later become Beavis and Butt-Head. The show was critically acclaimed by both audiences and critics, and with the success of the show it spun-offed Daria and the feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. In 1995, Judge and former Simpsons writer Greg Daniels developed King of the Hill, which quickly became a hit by both critics and audiences. During the run of the show, Judge took some time off to write and direct Office Space, Idiocracy, and Extract. As King of the Hill was coming to an end, Judge created his third show titled The Goode Family, which received mixed reviews and was cancelled after 13 episodes. After a two-year hiatus, Judge created his fourth show Silicon Valley, which has received critical acclaim since its premiere.

Judge has won a Primetime Emmy Award and two Annie Awards for King of the Hill and the Critics' Choice Television Award and AFI Award for Silicon Valley.

Early life and education[edit]

Michael Craig Judge is the second of three children born to archaeologist Jim Judge and librarian Margaret Blue. He was born in Guayaquil,[3] Ecuador,[2] where his father worked for a nonprofit organization promoting agricultural development. Judge was raised from age 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Judge attended St. Pius X High School before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1986 from the University of California, San Diego.[4]

Career[edit]

1990–1997: Early career and Beavis and Butt-Head[edit]

After graduating in 1986 from UCSD with a bachelor of science in physics, Judge's first job was as a programmer for the F-18 fighter[vague] at Support Systems Associates, Inc. In 1987 he moved to Silicon Valley to join Parallax Graphics,[5] a startup video card company with about 40 employees based in Santa Clara. Disliking the company's culture and his colleagues ("The people I met were like Stepford Wives. They were true believers in something, and I don't know what it was"), Judge quit after less than three months and became a bass player with a touring blues band.[6] He was a part of Anson Funderburgh's band for two years, playing on their 1990 Black Top Records release "Rack 'Em Up",[7] while taking graduate math classes at the University of Texas at Dallas.[6] In 1989, after seeing animation cels on display in a movie theater, Judge purchased a Bolex 16 mm film camera and began creating his own animated shorts. In 1991, his short film "Office Space" (also known as the Milton series of shorts) was acquired by Comedy Central,[6] following an animation festival in Dallas. In the early 1990s, he was playing blues bass with Doyle Bramhall.[citation needed]

In 1992, he developed Frog Baseball,[6] a short film featuring the characters Beavis and Butt-Head, to be featured on Liquid Television, a 1990s animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The short led to the creation of the Beavis and Butt-Head series on MTV, in which Judge voiced both title characters as well as the majority of supporting characters and wrote and directed the majority of the episodes. The show centers on two socially incompetent, heavy metal-loving teenage wannabe delinquents, Beavis and Butt-Head (both voiced by Judge), who go to High School at Highland High in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the same city where Judge went to high school). They have no apparent adult supervision at home, and are dim-witted, under-educated and barely literate, and both lack any empathy or moral scruples, even regarding each other. Over its run, Beavis and Butt-Head drew a notable amount of both positive and negative reaction from the public with its combination of lewd humor and implied criticism of society.[8] Judge himself is highly critical of the animation and quality of earlier episodes, in particular the first two – Blood Drive/Give Blood and Door to Door – which he described as "awful, I don't know why anybody liked it... I was burying my head in the sand."[9] The series spawned the feature-length film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and the spin-off show Daria.[10][11] After two decades, the series aired its new season on October 27, 2011.[12] The premiere was dubbed a ratings hit, with an audience of 3.3 million total viewers.[13] On January 10, 2014, Judge announced that there is still a chance of him pitching Beavis and Butt-Head to another network and that he wouldn't mind making more episodes.[14]

1997–2009: King of the Hill, Office Space, and Idiocracy[edit]

In early 1995, after the successful first run of Beavis and Butt-Head on MTV, Mike Judge co-created the show King of the Hill with former Simpsons writer Greg Daniels.[15] Judge was a former resident of Garland, Texas, upon which the fictional community of Arlen was loosely based, but as Judge stated in a later interview, the show was based more specifically on the Dallas suburb Richardson.[16][17] Mike Judge conceived the idea for the show, drew the main characters, and wrote a pilot script. Judge voiced characters Hank Hill and Boomhauer. The show centers on the Hills, a middle-class Methodist family in the small suburban town of Arlen, Texas. It attempts to retain a naturalistic approach, seeking humor in the conventional and mundane aspects of everyday life while dealing with issues comically. After its debut in 1997, the series became a large success for Fox and was named one of the best television series of the year by various publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Time, and TV Guide.[18] For the 1997–1998 season, the series became one of Fox's highest-rated programs and even briefly outperformed The Simpsons in ratings.[19] Although ratings remained consistent through the 10th through 12th seasons and had begun to rise in the overall Nielsen ratings (up to the 105th most watched series on television, from 118 in season 8), Fox abruptly announced in 2008 that King of the Hill had been cancelled.[20] On April 30, 2009, it was announced that Fox ordered at least two more episodes to give the show a proper finale.[21] The show's 14th season was supposed to air sometime in the 2009–2010 season,[22] but Fox later announced that it would not air the episodes, opting instead for syndication.[23] On August 10, 2009, however, Fox released a statement that the network would air a one-hour series finale (which consisted of a regular 30-minute episode followed by a 30-minute finale) on September 13, 2009.[24] During the panel discussion for the return of Beavis and Butt-Head at Comic-Con 2011, Mike Judge said that no current plans exist to revive King of the Hill, although he would not rule out the possibility of it returning.[25]

Judge began to develop one of his of four animated short films entitled Milton, about an office drone named Milton that Judge created, which first aired on Liquid Television and Night After Night with Allan Havey, and later aired on Saturday Night Live.[26] The inspiration came from a temp job he once had that involved alphabetizing purchase orders[27] and a job he had as an engineer for three months in the Bay Area during the 1980s, "just in the heart of Silicon Valley and in the middle of that overachiever yuppie thing, it was just awful".[28] Judge sold the film to 20th Century Fox based on his script and a cast that included Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston, and David Herman.[26] Originally, the studio wanted to make a film out of the Milton character but Judge was not interested, opting instead to make more of an ensemble cast–based film.[28] The studio suggested he make a movie like Car Wash but "just set in an office".[28] Judge made the relatively painless transition from animation to live-action with the help of the film's director of photography who taught him about lenses and where to put the camera. Judge says, "I had a great crew, and it's good going into it not pretending you're an expert".[27] Studio executives were not happy with the footage Judge was getting. He remembers them telling him, "More energy! More energy! We gotta reshoot it! You're failing! You're failing!"[29] In addition, Fox did not like the gangsta rap music used in the film until a focus group approved of it. Judge hated the ending and felt that a complete rewrite of the third act was necessary.[29] In the film, he made a cameo appearance as Stan (complete with hairpiece and fake mustache), the manager of Chotchkie's, a fictionalized parody of chain restaurants like Chili's, Applebee's and TGI Friday's. The film premiered on February 19, 1999 and was well received by critics and although it wasn't a success at the box office, it sold well on VHS and DVD, and has come to be recognized as a cult classic.[30]

Since fall 2003, Judge and fellow animator Don Hertzfeldt have run an animation festival, "The Animation Show". "The Animation Show" tours the country every year, screening animated shorts.[citation needed] In 2005, Mike Judge was presented with the Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award by Johnny Hardwick.[citation needed]

Judge has made supporting and cameo appearances in numerous films, Judge had a voice cameo in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999), for the feature-length film adaptation of the popular Comedy Central series; he voiced Kenny McCormick when he was unhooded towards the end of the film. The science-fiction family comedy franchise Spy Kids, where he played Donnagon Giggles in the first three films. His next film appearance would then be Serving Sara (2002) were he played a motel manager. He would later then appear in the comedy Jackass Number Two (2006), in which he can be seen during the closing credits. An extended version can be seen in Jackass 2.5 (2007) which was a direct-to-video release. Judge also created a video clip of Beavis and Butt-Head ripping into Steve-O for his video Poke the Puss, where the two try imagining if they would like the video better if they were black. The clip aired as a part of Jackassworld.com: 24-Hour Takeover, a February 23, 2008 television special on MTV to coincide with the official launch of jackassworld.com. The characters appeared again in the third Jackass film, titled Jackass 3D, at the beginning of the film, telling viewers to put on their 3D glasses for the film.[citation needed]

Judge made his third directorial film titled Idiocracy, a dystopian comedy starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph, was given a limited release theatrically by 20th Century Fox in September 2006, two years after production. The film original release date was August 5, 2005, according to Mike Judge.[31] In April 2006, a release date was set for September 1, 2006. The film was released without a trailer or substantial marketing campaign.[32] The film was not screened for critics.[33] Lack of concrete information from Fox led to speculation that the distributor may have actively tried to keep the film from being seen by a large audience, while fulfilling a contractual obligation for theatrical release ahead of a DVD release, according to Ryan Pearson of the AP.[34] That speculation was followed by open criticism of the studio's lack of support from Ain't It Cool News, Time, and Esquire.[35][36][37] Time's Joel Stein wrote "the film's ads and trailers tested atrociously", but, "still, abandoning Idiocracy seems particularly unjust, since Judge has made a lot of money for Fox."[36] Despite the film not being screened for critics, the film received positive reviews and a mere box office success.[38] In the U.S., the film was released to DVD in January 2007 and later aired on premium-television, multiplex channels: Cinemax in September 2007 and HBO in January 2008. Since then, it has gained a cult following.[39]

2009–2013: The Goode Family, Extract, and other projects[edit]

Judge made his fourth directorial film titled Extract. Shortly after completing Office Space, Judge was already about 40 pages into his follow-up script, set in the world of an extract factory, when he was convinced by his representative team that he needed to shelve that and concentrate on something more commercial. "The only idea that I had that anyone was interested in was what eventually became Idiocracy," says Judge. Over the next several years he focused his energy on developing Idiocracy. But years later, by the time of the film’s release, audiences had decided that Office Space had struck a chord, and they were ready to see Judge return to on-the-job humor and thus the Extract script was given new life.[40] Seeking to keep Extract below the radar of the studio system, Judge and his producers set up a production company, Ternion Productions, and arranged private financing—while partnering with Miramax for domestic distribution of the film. Judge relied heavily on his own personal knowledge of the industrial world to bring the story to life. “I actually worked in a factory a little bit myself,” the director stated. “I hopefully write stuff that is recognizable as the archetypes of this world.” Keeping true to this baseline of reality, "Extract" was shot in a working factory, in this case a water bottling plant south of Los Angeles, in the City of Commerce.[40] He makes an uncredited appearance as Jim, a union organizer.[41] The film premiered on September 4, 2009 and received mixed to positive reviews from critics and was a minor commercial success.[42]

Judge created his third television series, The Goode Family, debuted on ABC and was cancelled after one season. It was confirmed on The Goode Family Facebook page that Comedy Central had picked up the reruns of the series,[43] and was to be evaluated for a chance of being renewed for a second season. Comedy Central first aired the series on January 4, 2010. However, the series was pulled off of the schedule shortly thereafter. On August 8, 2009, ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson stated that the show, along with Surviving Suburbia, had officially been canceled due to low ratings.[44][45] In 2010, reruns of The Goode Family aired Monday nights at 10pm on Comedy Central, beginning January 4. It was to be evaluated for new episodes.[46] It departed the network's primetime schedule after four weeks, returning occasionally in low-trafficed timeslots.[47]

In 2012, Judge directed the music video (animation by Titmouse) for country music group Zac Brown Band's "The Wind".[48] In 2013, Judge collaborated with Seth MacFarlane on a mashup episode of Family Guy. In this episode, complete with a Hill-themed opening, Judge reprises his role as Hank Hill.[49] Earlier in 2010 and 2012, Judge played cameos as Hill on two episodes of MacFarlane's The Cleveland Show.[citation needed]

2014–present: Silicon Valley[edit]

Judge also created Silicon Valley with King of the Hill executive producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The HBO comedy is a single-camera live-action sitcom set in Northern California. One of its main themes is the idea that "the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success".[50] The first season of Silicon Valley was 8 episodes long, and received critical and public acclaim. (Silicon Valley would be renewed for a second season on April 21, 2014,[51] and a third HBO season began airing in April 2016.)[citation needed]

Political views[edit]

Despite his King of the Hill protagonist Hank Hill being identifiable as a conservative[52] and his The Goode Family being essentially a satire of many liberal precepts, Judge avoids discussing his political leanings. The Goode Family has been described as a conservative show.[53]

In reviewing Idiocracy, Salon stated, "Judge's gimlet eye is so ruthless that at times his politics seem to border on South Park libertarianism."[54] A writer for the libertarian magazine Reason seems to agree, comparing King of the Hill to the anti-authoritarian point of view of South Park and The Simpsons, though he calls the show more populist, noting the disdain King of the Hill seems to have for bureaucrats, professionals, and big-box chains.[55]

Still, Judge denies having political messages in his shows, saying in an IGN interview about King of the Hill:[52]

I try to not let the show get too political. To me, it's more social than political I guess you'd say, because that's funnier. I don't really like political reference humor that much. Although I liked the episode "Hank's Bully" where Hank's talking to the mailman and he says, 'Why would anyone want to lick a stamp that has Bill Clinton on it?' To me that's just like more of a character thing about Hank than it is a political joke or anything. I don't want to do a bunch of stuff about the war, particularly.

In 2013, Judge told Alex Jones that he is against gun control because he feels it is ineffective, but would be "all for it" if he learned otherwise.[56]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
1991–1994 Milton (Saturday Night Live shorts) Yes Yes Yes Yes Milton Also did animation and music
1991 The Honky Problem Yes Yes Yes Yes Inbred Jed
1992 Frog Baseball Yes Yes Yes Yes Beavis, Butt-Head, additional characters
1992 Peace, Love and Understanding Yes Yes Yes Yes Beavis, Butt-Head, David Van Driessen, additional characters
1993–1997; 2011 Beavis and Butt-Head Yes Yes executive Yes Beavis, Butt-Head, David Van Driessen, Tom Anderson, Principal McVicker, Coach Buzzcut, additional characters 222 episodes; Also functioned as creator, character designer, creative consultant, creative supervisor and did musical theme
1993–2009 Late Show with David Letterman Yes Beavis, Butt-Head 3 episodes
1994 Airheads Yes Voiced Beavis and Butt-Head on the radio
1994 The Head Yes Butt-head Episode: "The Head/The Date"
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Yes Yes Yes Yes Beavis, Butt-Head, David Van Driessen, Tom Anderson, Principal McVicker
1997–2010 King of the Hill Yes executive Yes Hank Hill, Jeff Boomhauer, Stuart Dooley, additional characters 259 episodes; Also functioned as creator
1997 The Simpsons Yes Hank Hill Episode: "Bart Star"
1997 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Yes Himself Episode: "Sphinx"
1997 69th Academy Awards Yes Beavis, Butt-head TV Special
1999 Office Space Yes Yes Yes Stan
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Yes Kenny McCormick unhooded saying "goodbye"
2001 Spy Kids Yes Donnagon Giggles/Donnamight 1 Of Floop's Fooglies
2002 Serving Sara Yes Motel manager
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Yes Donnagon Giggles
2002 Saturday Night Live Yes Beavis, Butt-head Episode: "Jon Stewart/India.Arie"
2003 Frasier Yes Sexual harassment facilitator, Van Episode: "The Harassed"
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Yes Donnagon Giggles
2006 Idiocracy Yes Yes Yes Also wrote story
2006 Jackass Number Two Yes Himself Cameo
2006 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Yes Aliens Episode: "Antenna"
2007 The Animation Show Yes Beavis, Butt-Head Judge functioned as animator
2009 The Goode Family Yes executive Yes Gerald Goode, The Average Guy 13 episodes; Also functioned as creator
2009 Extract Yes Yes Yes Yes Jim
2010 Jackass 3D Yes Beavis, Butt-Head Cameo
2010–2012 The Cleveland Show Yes Hank Hill 2 episodes
2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Yes Beavis, Butt-Head 2 episodes
2012 "The Wind" Yes Music video (Zac Brown Band)[57]
2013 Family Guy Yes Hank Hill Episode: "Bigfat"
2013 You and Your Fucking Coffee Yes Stan Episode: "Houseguest"
2013 R.I.P.D. Yes Various Deado Voices
2014–present Silicon Valley Yes Yes executive Also functioned as creator
2016 And Punching the Clown Yes Ed
2016 Nerdland Yes Voice role Awaiting release

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
1994 CableACE Award for Best Comedy Series Beavis and Butt-Head Nominated
1997 Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production King of the Hill Nominated
1997 Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Voice Acting by a Male Performer in a TV Production King of the Hill for Hank Hill Nominated
1997 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program King of the Hill for "Square Peg" Nominated
1997 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo Beavis and Butt-Head Do America for Beavis & Butt-Head Nominated
1997 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple Beavis and Butt-Head Do America for Beavis & Butt-Head Nominated
1997 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst New Star Beavis and Butt-Head Do America for Beavis & Butt-Head Nominated
1997 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy King of the Hill Nominated
1998 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Primetime or Late Night Television Program King of the Hill Nominated
1998 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Cartoon King of the Hill Nominated
1998 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program King of the Hill for "Texas City Twister" Nominated
1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program King of the Hill for "And They Call It Bobby Love" Won
1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Program King of the Hill Nominated
2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production King of the Hill for Hank Hill Nominated
2001 American Comedy Award for Funniest Television Series - Animated King of the Hill Nominated
2001 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program King of the Hill for "Chasing Bobby" Nominated
2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program King of the Hill for "Bobby Goes Nuts" Nominated
2003 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode King of the Hill for "My Own Private Rodeo" Nominated
2004 Certificate of Merit (Annie Award) Won
2005 Satellite Award for Outstanding Overall DVD Office Space Nominated
2005 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Show "Beavis and Butt-Head" Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Show King of the Hill Nominated
2006 Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production King of the Hill Nominated
2007 People's Choice Award for Favorite Animated Comedy King of the Hill Nominated
2008 People's Choice Award for Favorite Animated Comedy King of the Hill Nominated
2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program King of the Hill for "Death Picks Cotton" Nominated
2008 Annie Award for Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production King of the Hill Nominated
2009 Prism Award for Best Comedy Episode King of the Hill for "Dia-BILL-ic Shock" Won
2009 Winsor McCay Award Won
2012 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series[58] Beavis and Butt-Head Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series[59] Silicon Valley Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series[60] Silicon Valley Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series[60] Silicon Valley for "Minimum Viable Product" Nominated
2014 AFI Award for TV Program of the Year[61] Silicon Valley Won
2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy[62] Silicon Valley Nominated
2015 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series[63] Silicon Valley Nominated
2015 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series[64] Silicon Valley Nominated
2015 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series[64] Silicon Valley Nominated
2015 Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy[65] Silicon Valley Nominated
2015 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series[66] Silicon Valley Won
2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series[67] Silicon Valley Nominated
2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series[67] Silicon Valley for "Sand Hill Shuffle" Nominated
2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy[68] Silicon Valley Nominated
2016 Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy[69] Silicon Valley Nominated
2016 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series[70] Silicon Valley Nominated
2016 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series[71] Silicon Valley Nominated
2016 Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy[72] Silicon Valley Nominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series[73] Silicon Valley Nominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series[73] Silicon Valley for "Founder Friendly"" Nominated
2016 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series[74] Silicon Valley Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olsson, Karen (October 13, 2011). "The Eternal Adolescence of Beavis and Butt-Head". New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Bozzola, Lucia. "Mike Judge". All Movie Guide via The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Contemporary Authors Online (2009)
  4. ^ Brown, Chip (March 26, 1996). "He's the Father of Beavis and Butt-head, Huh, Huh". Associated Press via the Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  5. ^ "'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better?". April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d Scott, Zachary (2014). "Mike Judge Does Silicon Valley". Wired. pp. 88–93. 
  7. ^ "Bman's Blues Report: What does Anson Funderburgh have to do with Beavis and Butt-Head". Bmans blues report. December 7, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Kolbert, Elizabeth (October 17, 1993). "TELEVISION; Keeping Beavis and Butt-Head Just Stupid Enough". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Taint of Greatness: The Story of Beavis and Butt-Head Part 1", in The Mike Judge Collection Volume 1
  10. ^ Thomas, Kevin (1996-12-20). "Road Trip the Right Vehicle for Beavis and Butt-head". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  11. ^ Kuczynski, Alex (May 11, 1998). "Beavis and Butt-head's Feminine Side". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  12. ^ Starr, Michael (July 15, 2010). "They're back!". New York Post. 
  13. ^ "'Beavis and Butt-Head' revival a ratings hit". New York Post. 2011-10-28. 
  14. ^ "Mike Judge: 'Beavis and Butt-Head' Trapped in Limbo". CraveOnline. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Wittliff Collections: King of the Hill". Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  16. ^ "Milestone: 'King of the Hill'". hollywoodreporter.com. May 11, 2006. Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  17. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (April 26, 2009). "It Was Good to Be 'King,' but What Now?". The New York Times. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  18. ^ "The New Classics: TV". Entertainment Weekly. June 17, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  19. ^ "TV Ratings: 1997–1998". classictvhits.com. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  20. ^ "Reign ends for 'King of the Hill', Replaced By 'Family Guy' Spin-Off". CNN. Associated Press. November 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  21. ^ "King of the Hill Originals still on Tap for next Season". The Futon Critic. April 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  22. ^ "King of the Hill on Fox". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  23. ^ Schneider, Michael (August 6, 2009). "Rice meets the press". Variety. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  24. ^ ""King of the Hill" Serves Up Texas-size [sic] Series Finale Sunday, September 13, on Fox". The Futon Critic. August 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  25. ^ "Comic-Con 2011: Beavis And Butt-Head Are Back And Funnier Than Ever". Television Blend. July 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  26. ^ a b Fierman, Daniel (February 26, 1999). "Judge's Dread". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  27. ^ a b Beale, Lewis (February 21, 1999). "Mr. Beavis Goes to Work". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  28. ^ a b c Sherman, Paul (February 21, 1999). "Humorist is a good Judge of office angst". Boston Herald. 
  29. ^ a b Valby, Karen (May 23, 2003). "The Fax of Life". Entertainment Weekly. p. 41. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  30. ^ Doty, Meriah (March 4, 2003). "Film flops flourish on DVD, VHS". CNN. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  31. ^ Franklin, Garth (February 28, 2005). "Mike Judge Still Not In "3001"". Dark Horizons. Retrieved 2010-08-21. [dead link]
  32. ^ Patterson, John (September 8, 2006). "Stupid Fox". The Guardian. Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  33. ^ Rabin, Nathan (September 6, 2006). "Idiocracy (review)". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  34. ^ Pearson, Ryan (September 8, 2006). "The mystery of 'Idiocracy'". Associated Press. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  35. ^ Vespe, Eric (September 2, 2006). "Open Letter to Fox re: IDIOCRACY!!!". Ain't It Cool News. 
  36. ^ a b Stein, Joel (September 10, 2006). "Dude, Where's My Film?". Time Magazine. 
  37. ^ Raftery, Brian (June 1, 2006). "Mike Judge Is Getting Screwed (Again)". Esquire. 
  38. ^ "Idiocracy". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  39. ^ Walker, Rob (May 4, 2008). "This Joke's for You". New York Times. 
  40. ^ a b Nasson, Tim (August 13, 2009). "Extract-Behind the Scenes". wildaboutmovies.com. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  41. ^ Staff writer (April 28, 2008). "Bateman, Judge Pair for Extract — Jason Bateman Will Star as a Flower Extract Plant Owner in Writer-Director Mike Judge's Third Feature Comedy Extract. The Hollywood Reporter (via Entertainment Weekly). Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  42. ^ "Extract (2009)". RottenTomatoes.com. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  43. ^ "Niet compatibele browser". Facebook. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  44. ^ McPherson Declares "Goode Family", "Suburbia" Dead, The Futon Critic, August 8, 2009
  45. ^ "The Goode Family" and "Surviving Suburbia": ABC Prez Says Sitcoms Canceled, TV Series Finale, 8 August 2009.
  46. ^ Garvin, Glenn. "New life for 'Goode Family'", Los Angeles Times, 4 January 2010.
  47. ^ Goode Family Facebook Page
  48. ^ "CMT : Videos : Zac Brown Band : The Wind". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  49. ^ Snierson, Dan. "'Family Guy' meets 'American Dad' meets... 'King of the Hill'?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  50. ^ Gold, Jon. "Mike Judge to write dang-old Silicon Valley comedy for HBO, man". Network World. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  51. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 21, 2014). "'Veep' Renewed for Fourth Season and 'Silicon Valley' Renewed for Second Season by HBO". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  52. ^ a b Eric Goldman. "Interview: Mike Judge Reaches the Top of the Hill". 
  53. ^ "The Top 25 Conservative TV Shows of the last 25 Years". 
  54. ^ Stevens, Dana (2007-01-12). "Mike Judge's Idiocracy reviewed. - By Dana Stevens - Slate Magazine". Slate.com. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  55. ^ Jesse Walker (2003-12-14). "Animated Discourse". Reason.com. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  56. ^ "Exclusive Interview With Mike Judge As He Defends The Second Amendment & More". 
  57. ^ "Mike Judge Directs 'Robo Redneck' video for Zac Brown's "The Wind"". Wqyk.cbslocal.com. 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  58. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight' and Justin Bieber Win Big". ABC News. July 23, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  59. ^ "Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014: And the nominees are...". Entertainment Weekly. May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  60. ^ a b "2014 Emmy Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' Among the Honored". New York Times. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  61. ^ List of Top Ten Films Expands to Include 11 Movies
  62. ^ 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  63. ^ "DGA Awards TV & Documentary: Jodie Foster, Louis C.K., Laura Poitras Among Nominees". Deadline.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  64. ^ a b "SWriters Guild TV Nominations: 'True Detective' & 'Louie' Lead Way, Amazon Breaks Through With 'Transparent'accessdate=December 4, 2014". Deadline. December 5, 2014. 
  65. ^ "Satellite Awards (2014)". International Press Academy. IPA. December 2, 2014. pressacademy.com. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  66. ^ Rouse, Wade (May 6, 2015). "HBO and FX Lead 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominations". People. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  67. ^ a b Mitovich, Matt Webb (September 20, 2015). "Emmys 2015: Game of Thrones, Veep and Olive Fuel HBO's Huge Night; Mad Men's Jon Hamm Finally Grabs Gold". TVLine. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  68. ^ "'Carol,' Netflix Lead Golden Globes Nomination". Variety. December 10, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  69. ^ McNary, Dave (December 8, 2015). "Producers Guild Unveils TV Nominees". Variety. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  70. ^ "DGA Awards: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins Feature Film Award For 'The Revenant'; HBO Cleans Up With Wins For 'Game Of Thrones', 'Veep' & 'Bessie' – Full List". Deadline.com. February 7, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  71. ^ "2015-2016 Awards Timeline". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  72. ^ "Satellite Awards Nominees Unveiled". Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  73. ^ a b "Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards". Los Angeles Times. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  74. ^ Lincoln, Ross (November 14, 2016). "Critics' Choice TV Nominations Unveiled". deadline.com. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 

External links[edit]