Here's a little Vintage Vid from the 1999 press junket for Mike Judge's classic white-collar comedy, "Office Space." The writer/director's "Extract," which Judge has described as a sort of bosses' perspective reversal on "Office Space," hits theaters on Friday. Earlier today, MTV contributor John Constantine shared his thoughts on why he thinks "Extract" is another classic-in-the-making.
Back to today's Vintage Vid. In the below clip, which actually has nothing to do with the then-upcoming movie, Judge talks about "Beavis and Butthead" and how he tends to avoid doing their voices whenever he can. Then, of course, he slips into his Butthead voice for a brief moment. It's great. Enjoy.
It’s a special thing when you see a great movie not knowing anything about it ahead of time. When my girlfriend and I ducked into a dank shopping mall movie theater to see “Office Space” back in 1999, we weren’t expecting anything special. I didn’t know that it was going to be one of the single best comedies made in the past twenty years. I also didn’t know it was made by the same dude who created “Beavis and Butthead.” Even after seeing it so many times, I can’t cram both efforts under the same creative umbrella.
Much of the humor in “Office Space” humor comes from the same place as “Beavis and Butthead,” especially the duo's big screen episode, “Beavis and Butthead Do America.” Watching the interplay between socially retarded morons and exasperated individuals with common sense is funny; it's the foundation for much of Judge's comedy. Read More...
Ah, Mike Judge. Thank you for "Beavis & Butthead." And for "Office Space." And for this exclusive clip from your next movie, "Extract." In a sort of reversal on his 1999 abused employee comedy, "Extract" tells the story of an abused factory owner named Joel (Jason Bateman). The dude just can't seem to catch a break: his less-than-competent workers walk all over him and his apparently unfaithful wife does the same.
In this exclusive clip, Joel meets Cindy (Mila Kunis), a new temp at his plant. Is that some chemistry I'm detecting there? Or maybe just some gold-digging? Before we can find out, Joel's entrepreneur/spiritualist pal Dean (Ben Affleck, looking mighty Savior-like) shows up to spoil the fun with his crass comments. Awesome. If you're at San Diego Comic-Con this week, make sure you check out the "Extract" panel on Saturday. MTV's Josh Horowitz will moderate as Judge, Bateman, Kunis and fellow star Kristen Wiig reveal new footage and field questions!