Chuck Jones

Patt Morrison asks: Mike Judge on the terrifying prescience of 'Idiocracy'

Patt Morrison asks: Mike Judge on the terrifying prescience of 'Idiocracy'

If you have laughed at anything on television in the last 20-plus years, the odds are good that it was something Mike Judge created. “Beavis and Butt-Head,” “King of the Hill” and now “Silicon Valley” — all the handiwork of the Emmy-winning utility player, who is animator, writer, producer and director. His movie “Office Space” was a cultural game-changer. But it’s his decade-old film of time-traveling social satire that’s achieved a cult-status revival in this election year: “Idiocracy.” The portmanteau title — “idiot” plus “democracy” — is a Twitter favorite, but as Judge...

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