History WesternAnimation / BeavisAndButthead

10th Jun '17 5:57:44 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:


[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/BeavisAndButthead Best Episode Crowner.]]
10th Jun '17 2:05:19 AM TitoMosquito
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheComicallySerious: Bill Clinton's bodyguards in "Citizen Butt-Head". One doesn't realize Beavis and Butt-Head aren't honor student material ("We got a pass, asswipe!") and lets them in with the others due to having a pass ("Shouldn't you be with the other honor students, bunghole."). Later they surround them with pissed looks in their faces and ready to pull their guns out due to their "testes 1-2-3" joke, thinking it's a code to assassinate the president.


Added DiffLines:

* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Bill Clinton's bodyguards in "Citizen Butt-Head". One doesn't realize Beavis and Butt-Head aren't honor student material ("We got a pass, asswipe!") and lets them in with the others due to having a pass ("Shouldn't you be with the other honor students, bunghole."). Later they surround them with pissed looks in their faces and ready to pull their guns out due to their "testes 1-2-3" joke, thinking it's a code to assassinate the president.
1st Jun '17 8:09:32 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* IronicEcho

to:

* IronicEchoIronicEcho:



* JerkAss: Both Beavis and Butt-Head themselves, as they constantly cause chaos for their own amusement.

to:

* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Both Beavis and Butt-Head themselves, as they constantly cause chaos for their own amusement.
1st Jun '17 8:08:07 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* INeverSaidItWasPoison: The boys went on trial for [[{{Egging}} throwing eggs]] at Mr. Anderson's house in "The Trial". They were almost set to be pronounced not guilty when the plaintiff's lawyer noted that Butt-Head had called them "rotten eggs" instead of just "eggs." How did they know they were rotten? They could only stammer, and within a ''minute'' the jury pronounced them guilty. (Can you blame the jurors?)

to:

* INeverSaidItWasPoison: The boys went on trial for [[{{Egging}} throwing eggs]] at Mr. Anderson's house in "The Trial". They were almost set to be pronounced not guilty when the plaintiff's lawyer noted that Butt-Head had called them "rotten eggs" instead of just "eggs." "eggs". How did they know they were rotten? They could only stammer, and within a ''minute'' the jury pronounced them guilty. (Can you blame the jurors?)
1st Jun '17 8:07:13 PM Monolaf317
Is there an issue? Send a Message



-->''"Uh huh huh huh. That was cool."''

to:

\n-->''"Uh huh huh huh. That was cool."''"''
----
17th May '17 10:59:53 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnachronismStew: A generational variation thereof. The show was clearly set in the 90s and Bill Clinton was the President back then, having met Beavis and Butt-head as high school students on two separate occasions. In the revival series, there's a clear picture on the wall of BarackObama as President in an episode and Beavis and Butthead are ''still in high school''. The two of them also watch Twilight and going by real world time, there's no way they'd still be in high school by the time they watch that movie if they were high school students in the 90s.

to:

* AnachronismStew: A generational variation thereof. The show was clearly set in the 90s and Bill Clinton UsefulNotes/BillClinton was the President back then, having met Beavis and Butt-head as high school students on two separate occasions. In the revival series, there's a clear picture on the wall of BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama as President in an episode and Beavis and Butthead are ''still in high school''. The two of them also watch Twilight ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and going by real world time, there's no way they'd still be in high school by the time they watch that movie if they were high school students in the 90s.
17th May '17 10:28:44 PM overman2099
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnachronismStew: A generational variation thereof. The show was clearly set in the 90s and Bill Clinton was the President back then, having met Beavis and Butt-head as high school students on two separate occasions. In the revival series, there's a clear picture on the wall of BarackObama as President in an episode and Beavis and Butthead are ''still in high school''.

to:

* AnachronismStew: A generational variation thereof. The show was clearly set in the 90s and Bill Clinton was the President back then, having met Beavis and Butt-head as high school students on two separate occasions. In the revival series, there's a clear picture on the wall of BarackObama as President in an episode and Beavis and Butthead are ''still in high school''. The two of them also watch Twilight and going by real world time, there's no way they'd still be in high school by the time they watch that movie if they were high school students in the 90s.
17th May '17 10:21:57 PM overman2099
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AnachronismStew: A generational variation thereof. The show was clearly set in the 90s and Bill Clinton was the President back then, having met Beavis and Butt-head as high school students on two separate occasions. In the revival series, there's a clear picture on the wall of BarackObama as President in an episode and Beavis and Butthead are ''still in high school''.
12th May '17 12:36:47 PM Simpsonwatcher314
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** To elaborate, this was ''after'' Beavis' catchphrase was {{Bowdlerise}}d (to "fryer, fryer") because of the episode of [[TruthInTelevision actual]] pyromania it was falsely accused of in RealLife.

to:

** To elaborate, this was ''after'' Beavis' Beavis's catchphrase was {{Bowdlerise}}d (to "fryer, fryer") because of the episode of [[TruthInTelevision actual]] pyromania it was falsely accused of in RealLife.



** In "Buy Beer," Butt-head says "we're [[{{Spoonerism}} fitshaced]]."

to:

** In "Buy Beer," Butt-head Butt-Head says "we're [[{{Spoonerism}} fitshaced]]."



* GilliganCut: In "Sexual Harassment", Jim Adler tells Beavis and Butthead he has reason to believe they can win their case of sexual harassment against Kimberly (see [[WoundedGazelleGambit Wounded Gazelle Gambit]] below) without having to go to court. GUESS AGAIN!

to:

* GilliganCut: In "Sexual Harassment", Jim Adler tells Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head he has reason to believe they can win their case of sexual harassment against Kimberly (see [[WoundedGazelleGambit Wounded Gazelle Gambit]] below) without having to go to court. GUESS AGAIN!



* HairTriggerTemper: Todd and Coach Buzzcut are both violent towards Beavis and Butthead.

to:

* HairTriggerTemper: Todd and Coach Buzzcut are both violent towards Beavis and Butthead.Butt-Head.



-->'''BUTT-HEAD''': "Whoa, that's the most naked I've ever seen a chick on TV."
-->'''BEAVIS''': "Yeah, except for that damn body spray commercial they show every five seconds."
-->'''BUTT-HEAD''': "Those black boxes suck."

to:

-->'''BUTT-HEAD''': -->'''Butt-Head''': "Whoa, that's the most naked I've ever seen a chick on TV."
-->'''BEAVIS''': -->'''Beavis''': "Yeah, except for that damn body spray commercial they show every five seconds."
-->'''BUTT-HEAD''': -->'''Butt-Head''': "Those black boxes suck."



*** Butt-Head mocking Beavis' intelligence isn't this to the same degree, because Butt-Head ''is'' slightly smarter then Beavis.

to:

*** Butt-Head mocking Beavis' Beavis's intelligence isn't this to the same degree, because Butt-Head ''is'' slightly smarter then Beavis.



** In "Manners Suck", Mr. Manners tries to teach Beavis and Butt-Head some manners. Beavis gets him mad by accusing him of "touch[ing his] weiner" and strangles him.

to:

** In "Manners Suck", Mr. Manners tries to teach Beavis and Butt-Head some manners. Beavis gets him mad by accusing him of "touch[ing his] weiner" wiener" and strangles him.



** At the beginning of "Breakdown," Principal [=McVicker=] is at a complete loss with how to deal with Beavis and Butt-head:

to:

** At the beginning of "Breakdown," Principal [=McVicker=] is at a complete loss with how to deal with Beavis and Butt-head:Butt-Head:



** Later in the episode, [=McVicker=]is a patient at a psychiatric hospital because Beavis and Butt-head made him have a nervous breakdown:

to:

** Later in the episode, [=McVicker=]is a patient at a psychiatric hospital because Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head made him have a nervous breakdown:



* JerkAss: Both Beavis and Butthead themselves, as they constantly cause chaos for their own amusement.

to:

* JerkAss: Both Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head themselves, as they constantly cause chaos for their own amusement.



* JerkassHasAPoint: [=McVicker's=] frustration with the titular duo is justified as both Beavis and Butthead are constantly causing problems around the school.

to:

* JerkassHasAPoint: [=McVicker's=] frustration with the titular duo is justified as both Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head are constantly causing problems around the school.



** Whenever the thieves Russ and Harlan commit some art of robbery (i.e. the time they robbed the Stevenson house, breaking into Beavis and Butt-head's house and steal their TV set in the feature film, not to mention that they were also meant to be hired by Muddy to kill Dallas, and looting a office in the 2011 revival), they ''never'' get caught nor receive any comeuppance.
** Todd apparently takes advantage of and beat up Beavis and Butt-head and he never receives some sort of comeuppance for it and they would get in trouble with the law in his place... unless you count what happens to Todd in "Virtual Stupidity" as canon.

to:

** Whenever the thieves Russ and Harlan commit some art of robbery (i.e. the time they robbed the Stevenson house, breaking into Beavis and Butt-head's Butt-Head's house and steal their TV set in the feature film, not to mention that they were also meant to be hired by Muddy to kill Dallas, and looting a office in the 2011 revival), they ''never'' get caught nor receive any comeuppance.
** Todd apparently takes advantage of and beat up Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head and he never receives some sort of comeuppance for it and they would get in trouble with the law in his place... unless you count what happens to Todd in "Virtual Stupidity" as canon.



* KickTheDog: Coach Buzzcut in "Young, Gifted and Crude", where he flat-out ordered his studends to beat up a new student for no reason.
** Butthead has several of these moments, but deserves special mention in "Copy Machine", where he tells Beavis to copy his butt (after Buzzcut had told him not to). This leads to Beavis getting trapped, which leads him to be severely wounded. Just to make it worse, after Beavis is freed take a wild guess at what Butthead suggests he do next...

to:

* KickTheDog: Coach Buzzcut in "Young, Gifted and Crude", where he flat-out ordered his studends students to beat up a new student for no reason.
** Butthead Butt-Head has several of these moments, but deserves special mention in "Copy Machine", where he tells Beavis to copy his butt (after Buzzcut had told him not to). This leads to Beavis getting trapped, which leads him to be severely wounded. Just to make it worse, after Beavis is freed take a wild guess at what Butthead Butt-Head suggests he do next...



* LargeHam: Beavis and Butt-head tend to scream at certain points... and they are stars across the internet.

to:

* LargeHam: Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head tend to scream at certain points... and they are stars across the internet.



* {{Media Watchdog}}s: Resulted in a tone-down of the violence and Beavis' pyromania, but it also became a source of jokes that got the point across just as well, even [[StreisandEffect calling MORE attention to it than it would have by itself]].

to:

* {{Media Watchdog}}s: Resulted in a tone-down of the violence and Beavis' Beavis's pyromania, but it also became a source of jokes that got the point across just as well, even [[StreisandEffect calling MORE attention to it than it would have by itself]].



* MythologyGag: A weird one. The second episode has a monster truck run over a row of port-a-potties. We're then introduced to Straculious, the "Roman god of feces" who proceeds to drop a load of crap on the stadium. Cut to 2005 where Beavis and Butt-head are hosting the MTV music awards. One clip has Butt-head dressed up as Poseidon, and Beavis clearly dressed up as a sea horse. Despite this, Butt-head tells him that he's supposed to be Straculious, the "Roman god of feces and manure".

to:

* MythologyGag: A weird one. The second episode has a monster truck run over a row of port-a-potties. We're then introduced to Straculious, the "Roman god of feces" who proceeds to drop a load of crap on the stadium. Cut to 2005 where Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head are hosting the MTV music awards. One clip has Butt-head Butt-Head dressed up as Poseidon, and Beavis clearly dressed up as a sea horse. Despite this, Butt-head Butt-Head tells him that he's supposed to be Straculious, the "Roman god of feces and manure".



* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Averted in the final episode when everybody thought Beavis and Butt-head were dead (they were not). The only people to express remorse were Mr. Van Driessen and Stuart, while others were either ''glad'' or just indifferent.

to:

* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Averted in the final episode when everybody thought Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head were dead (they were not). The only people to express remorse were Mr. Van Driessen and Stuart, Stewart, while others were either ''glad'' or just indifferent.



** When Beavis and Butt-head are getting beaten up by a group of feminists at the end of the episode "Womyn" one can be heard yelling "Kick 'em in the nads!"

to:

** When Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head are getting beaten up by a group of feminists at the end of the episode "Womyn" one can be heard yelling "Kick 'em in the nads!"



-->'''BUTT-HEAD''': "So the guy's like, excuse me sir, I told you to put the flower in your ''buttonhole.''"
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In the episode "Hard Sell" where the duo seethe advertisement about highly paid telemarketing job, Butthead, a moronic JerkAss, briefly says "Think of all people we could help with that money''. They quickly laugh at this idea, so this was probably intentional.

to:

-->'''BUTT-HEAD''': -->'''Butt-Head''': "So the guy's like, excuse me sir, I told you to put the flower in your ''buttonhole.''"
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In the episode "Hard Sell" where the duo seethe advertisement about highly paid telemarketing job, Butthead, Butt-Head, a moronic JerkAss, briefly says "Think of all people we could help with that money''. They quickly laugh at this idea, so this was probably intentional.



* ParallelPornTitles: In "Huh-Huh-Humbug", Beavis watches a porn parody of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' called ''Ebenezer Screw'', featuring "Bob Scratchit" and "Tiny Johnson".
* ParentalAbandonment: The boys' mothers are never seen; Butt-Head constantly insinuates that Beavis' mother is a "slut". Beavis himself seems to confirm this when he tells Butt-Head "My mom's a slut, not a whore. She doesn't charge money." TheMovie reveals that their fathers are former heavy-metal roadies turned biker/drifters.

to:

* ParallelPornTitles: In "Huh-Huh-Humbug", Beavis watches a porn parody of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' called ''Ebenezer ''Ebeneezer Screw'', featuring "Bob Scratchit" and "Tiny Johnson".
* ParentalAbandonment: The boys' mothers are never seen; Butt-Head constantly insinuates that Beavis' Beavis's mother is a "slut". Beavis himself seems to confirm this when he tells Butt-Head "My mom's a slut, not a whore. She doesn't charge money." TheMovie reveals that their fathers are former heavy-metal roadies turned biker/drifters.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Beavis and Butt-head are extremely misogynistic, homophobic, and racist.

to:

* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head are extremely misogynistic, homophobic, and racist.



* QuestForSex: Several episodes revolve around Beavis and Butt-head's attempts to score. They are never successful.
* ReallyGetsAround: Based on comments made by the titular characters, it sounds like Beavis' mom is quite promiscuous.

to:

* QuestForSex: Several episodes revolve around Beavis and Butt-head's Butt-Head's attempts to score. They are never successful.
* ReallyGetsAround: Based on comments made by the titular characters, it sounds like Beavis' Beavis's mom is quite promiscuous.



-->'''BEAVIS''' (after making himself all dizzy): "I think there is a problem with this video in that it is highly derivative of others within the genre. While viewed on its own merits, it does have a decent groove. However, what it has in groove, it lacks in originality. One can't help but be reminded of such bands as Music/PearlJam, [[Music/RobZombie White Zombie]], Suicidal [=Tendencies=] and other bands that bear the mantle of so-called AlternativeRock. One is even reminded of Music/LaurieAnderson when she wore curlers. This video speaks less to the heart and more to the sphincter. In closing, I think Korn would do well to learn from-"(Butt-Head slaps him to bring him back.)"

to:

-->'''BEAVIS''' -->'''Beavis''' (after making himself all dizzy): "I think there is a problem with this video in that it is highly derivative of others within the genre. While viewed on its own merits, it does have a decent groove. However, what it has in groove, it lacks in originality. One can't help but be reminded of such bands as Music/PearlJam, [[Music/RobZombie White Zombie]], Suicidal [=Tendencies=] and other bands that bear the mantle of so-called AlternativeRock. One is even reminded of Music/LaurieAnderson when she wore curlers. This video speaks less to the heart and more to the sphincter. In closing, I think Korn would do well to learn from-"(Butt-Head slaps him to bring him back.)"



** Subverted and subverted big time with spin-off ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' and Judge's follow-up project ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', both of which ran screaming away from ''Beavis and Butt-head'' tonewise.

to:

** Subverted and subverted big time with spin-off ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' and Judge's follow-up project ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', both of which ran screaming away from ''Beavis and Butt-head'' Butt-Head'' tonewise.



** Also ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' since, before Cartman, B&B's voices and laughing were what teenagers loved imitating.

to:

** Also ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' since, before Cartman, B&B's the duo's voices and laughing were what teenagers loved imitating.



* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Beavis' is The Great Cornholio, who emerges when Beavis has too much caffeine and/or sugar.
* TakeThat: To anyone who stands still long enough, but one memorable example was when Beavis and Butt-head went to a poetry reading, and Beavis ended up drinking some incredibly powerful cappuccino, triggering his Cornholio persona. The beret-wearing poetry snobs, of course, thought his insane ranting was ''genius''. They stayed for ''hours'' listening to his "I am Cornholio, I need TP for my bunghole" glossolalia. He started to tire as the caffeine wore off, and the crowd started to leave... so of course the guy Beavis was sitting with dosed him with another almost-lethal cappuccino.

to:

* SuperpoweredAlterEgo: Beavis' Beavis's is The Great Cornholio, who emerges when Beavis has too much caffeine and/or sugar.
* TakeThat: To anyone who stands still long enough, but one memorable example was when Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head went to a poetry reading, and Beavis ended up drinking some incredibly powerful cappuccino, triggering his Cornholio persona. The beret-wearing poetry snobs, of course, thought his insane ranting was ''genius''. They stayed for ''hours'' listening to his "I am Cornholio, I need TP for my bunghole" glossolalia. He started to tire as the caffeine wore off, and the crowd started to leave... so of course the guy Beavis was sitting with dosed him with another almost-lethal cappuccino.



-->'''BEAVIS''': "Yeah, but I didn't ask for blood in it. [[HypocriticalHumor That was beyond the limits of good taste]]."
** In "No Laughing", Beavis and Butt-head's Spanish teacher reveals that despite being in his class for almost a whole school year, that the only spanish they know is what they learned at Taco Bell, and that [[EpicFail Beavis can't even get]] ''[[EpicFail that]]'' [[EpicFail right]].

to:

-->'''BEAVIS''': -->'''Beavis''': "Yeah, but I didn't ask for blood in it. [[HypocriticalHumor That was beyond the limits of good taste]]."
** In "No Laughing", Beavis and Butt-head's Butt-Head's Spanish teacher reveals that despite being in his class for almost a whole school year, that the only spanish they know is what they learned at Taco Bell, and that [[EpicFail Beavis can't even get]] ''[[EpicFail that]]'' [[EpicFail right]].



** Arguably, Beavis and Butt-head could be considered this InUniverse.
* ThrowTheDogABone: The end of "Holy Cornholio", in which ButtMonkey Stewart [[spoiler:goes off to have sex with dozens of beautiful female cultists--the same ones who were trying to mate with B&B through much of the episode]].

to:

** Arguably, Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head could be considered this InUniverse.
* ThrowTheDogABone: The end of "Holy Cornholio", in which ButtMonkey Stewart [[spoiler:goes off to have sex with dozens of beautiful female cultists--the same ones who were trying to mate with B&B the duo through much of the episode]].



** For being teenagers in the 90s, Beavis and Butt-Head make an unusual amount of references to old television, such as ''The Brady Bunch'' and ''Gilligan's Island''. One music video segment even has them discussing ''My Three Sons'', which ended in 1972 and isn't well remembered. On the other hand, the two do watch a lot of TV in general, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility for them to have seen reruns of old shows. Indeed, one episode had them watching a (fake) episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland''. Another episode began with them watching ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', which inspired the rest of the episode with Beavis, Butthead, and other various characters as stand in for the cast of that show. It's evident that reruns of old TV shows is part of their daily television diet. Their love of heavy metal in the early '90s is also slightly behind the times, with the rise of {{Grunge}}.

to:

** For being teenagers in the 90s, '90s, Beavis and Butt-Head make an unusual amount of references to old television, such as ''The Brady Bunch'' and ''Gilligan's Island''. One music video segment even has them discussing ''My Three Sons'', which ended in 1972 and isn't well remembered. On the other hand, the two do watch a lot of TV in general, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility for them to have seen reruns of old shows. Indeed, one episode had them watching a (fake) episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland''. Another episode began with them watching ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', which inspired the rest of the episode with Beavis, Butthead, Butt-Head, and other various characters as stand in for the cast of that show. It's evident that reruns of old TV shows is part of their daily television diet. Their love of heavy metal in the early '90s is also slightly behind the times, with the rise of {{Grunge}}.



** In the "Incognito" episode, Beavis and Butthead anger a student who carries a gun to school, and everyone treats the whole issue as normal, especially Daria.
* VengefulVendingMachine: "Beavis and Butt-head Vs. the Vending Machine" features the pair trying buying a bag of pork rinds from a vending machine, only for it to get stuck. The rest of the episode revolves around them trying to get it out.

to:

** In the "Incognito" episode, Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head anger a student who carries a gun to school, and everyone treats the whole issue as normal, especially Daria.
* VengefulVendingMachine: "Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head Vs. the Vending Machine" features the pair trying buying a bag of pork rinds from a vending machine, only for it to get stuck. The rest of the episode revolves around them trying to get it out.



** To a lesser extent, Butt-head's tendency to start most sentences with "Uhhh," and tag "like" and "or something" to the end of clauses.

to:

** To a lesser extent, Butt-head's Butt-Head's tendency to start most sentences with "Uhhh," and tag "like" and "or something" to the end of clauses.



* WrongGenreSavvy: A few characters attempt to treat Beavis and Butthead as misunderstood, troubled teenagers, hoping to draw out their hidden good sides. Problem is, Beavis and Butthead really ARE just as stupid, selfish and incompetent as they appear, there are no hidden depths for anyone to find.

to:

* WrongGenreSavvy: A few characters attempt to treat Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head as misunderstood, troubled teenagers, hoping to draw out their hidden good sides. Problem is, Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head really ARE just as stupid, selfish and incompetent as they appear, there are no hidden depths for anyone to find.



* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The episode "Huh Huh Humbug" has Beavis in place of Scrooge. Anderson, Van Driessen, and Buzzcut are the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, respectively. Principal [=McVicker=] and his family stands in for the Cratchits, and Butt-head is Jacob Marley. In this, [=McVicker=] is forced by Beavis to work at Burger World.
* YouGetWhatYouPayFor: Van Driessen hired our heroes to clean his house as a way of teaching them the value of hard work. He only gave them a dollar each for their work, but in the end Van Driessen got what he deserved when he sees that Beavis and Butt-Head destroyed his irreplacable 8-track collection.

to:

* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The episode "Huh Huh Humbug" has Beavis in place of Scrooge. Anderson, Van Driessen, and Buzzcut are the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, respectively. Principal [=McVicker=] and his family stands in for the Cratchits, and Butt-head Butt-Head is Jacob Marley. In this, [=McVicker=] is forced by Beavis to work at Burger World.
* YouGetWhatYouPayFor: Van Driessen hired our heroes to clean his house as a way of teaching them the value of hard work. He only gave them a dollar each for their work, but in the end Van Driessen got what he deserved when he sees that Beavis and Butt-Head destroyed his irreplacable irreplaceable 8-track collection.
12th May '17 12:17:59 PM Simpsonwatcher314
Is there an issue? Send a Message


It horrified the MoralGuardians from the get-go, and a few of its more controversial aspects had to be dropped -- notably Beavis' pyromania, after they reportedly inspired a viewing child to set a fire in his house that killed his sister[[note]] According to the child's mother, it was his babysitter who apparently let him watch the series, and prior to the fire incident he would go around the house laughing like the main characters. In any event, the incident, which was simply an unfortunate accident, scarred the boy possibly for life[[/note]]. In one case in real life which apparently was inspired by the show's antics, a boy killed his brother by giving him a ride in a commercial dryer, the way one of the characters did to the other, which made the show rein in some of its more outrageous acts of stupidity. Also spurring objections were the boys' constant use of fireworks to blow things up, along with their tendency to amuse themselves with physical violence and animal cruelty, most notably the infamous pilot episode "Frog Baseball".

to:

It horrified the MoralGuardians from the get-go, and a few of its more controversial aspects had to be dropped -- notably Beavis' Beavis's pyromania, after they reportedly inspired a viewing child to set a fire in his house that killed his sister[[note]] According to the child's mother, it was his babysitter who apparently let him watch the series, and prior to the fire incident he would go around the house laughing like the main characters. In any event, the incident, which was simply an unfortunate accident, scarred the boy possibly for life[[/note]]. In one case in real life which apparently was inspired by the show's antics, a boy killed his brother by giving him a ride in a commercial dryer, the way one of the characters did to the other, which made the show rein in some of its more outrageous acts of stupidity. Also spurring objections were the boys' constant use of fireworks to blow things up, along with their tendency to amuse themselves with physical violence and animal cruelty, most notably the infamous pilot episode "Frog Baseball".



* AbusiveParents: Beavis' mother tried leaving him behind at an IKEA so she could go to Vegas with a gang of bikers.

to:

* AbusiveParents: Beavis' Beavis's mother tried leaving him behind at an IKEA so she could go to Vegas with a gang of bikers.



* AlternateUniverse: "[[ItsAWonderfulPlot It's A Miserable Life]]" showed Beavis as he would have been without Butt-Head's influence. He ended up as a nice guy, who was even helping Stuart feed the homeless on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately by the end, he seemed to be [[InSpiteOfANail rather taken with the phrase "bunghole"...]]

to:

* AlternateUniverse: "[[ItsAWonderfulPlot It's A Miserable Life]]" showed Beavis as he would have been without Butt-Head's influence. He ended up as a nice guy, who was even helping Stuart Stewart feed the homeless on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately by the end, he seemed to be [[InSpiteOfANail rather taken with the phrase "bunghole"...]]



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The 1993 compilation album ''The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience'' includes Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "99 Ways to Die," Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" and...B&B duetting with Music/{{Cher}} on "I Got You Babe."
** Of course, with B&B, you could actually apply the literal name of this trope to them, since they DID set Mr. Anderson's bushes on fire in "Home Improvement"; Beavis said, "I killed a bunch of people once." in "Liar Liar"; and in "Follow Me", where Beavis copies everything Butthead does, the duo end up jaywalking.

to:

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The 1993 compilation album ''The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience'' includes Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "99 Ways to Die," Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" and...B&B duetting the duo doing a duet with Music/{{Cher}} on "I Got You Babe."
** Of course, with B&B, the duo, you could actually apply the literal name of this trope to them, since they DID set Mr. Anderson's bushes on fire in "Home Improvement"; Beavis said, "I killed a bunch of people once." in "Liar Liar"; and in "Follow Me", where Beavis copies everything Butthead Butt-Head does, the duo end up jaywalking.



* AssholeVictim: While several of the people who get caught up in the duo's mayhem don't really deserve it, quite a few do, such as Radio/RushLimbaugh expy Gus Baker, who has his grassroots presidential campaign ruined by the duo's antics on his TV show; Mr. Manners/Mr. Candy, who gets fired twice because of his abusive behavior; and Coach Buzzcut, whenever Beavis and Butthead manage to get back at him.

to:

* AssholeVictim: While several of the people who get caught up in the duo's mayhem don't really deserve it, quite a few do, such as Radio/RushLimbaugh expy Gus Baker, who has his grassroots presidential campaign ruined by the duo's antics on his TV show; Mr. Manners/Mr. Candy, who gets fired twice because of his abusive behavior; and Coach Buzzcut, whenever Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head manage to get back at him.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In the last episode of the original series, "Beavis and Butthead Are Dead", Principal [=McVicker=] falsely claims on camera that he would give up the entire amount of change collected in the duo's name just to see them alive again. Guess who shows up on the spot.

to:

* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In the last episode of the original series, "Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head Are Dead", Principal [=McVicker=] falsely claims on camera that he would give up the entire amount of change collected in the duo's name just to see them alive again. Guess who shows up on the spot.



* BigBeautifulWoman: Katiya, Butt-Head's mail order russian wife from "Bride of Butt-Head" is wider than most of the other women on the show, but she's still considered attractive.
* BigDamnMovie: The film's bioterrorism plot.

to:

* BigBeautifulWoman: Katiya, Butt-Head's mail order russian Russian wife from "Bride of Butt-Head" is wider than most of the other women on the show, but she's still considered attractive.
* BigDamnMovie: The film's bioterrorism bio-terrorism plot.



** Nearly every Music/{{Pantera}} and Music/{{GWAR}} video they see - hell, just 90s metal videos in general (''not'' 80s metal, which tends to "suck").

to:

** Nearly every Music/{{Pantera}} and Music/{{GWAR}} video they see - hell, just 90s '90s metal videos in general (''not'' 80s '80s metal, which tends to "suck").



* BrokeTheRatingScale: Every once in a while, Beavis and Butt-head watch a video so awful, it shocks them into silence. They just stare at the TV for a few seconds and then change the channel.

to:

* BrokeTheRatingScale: Every once in a while, Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head watch a video so awful, it shocks them into silence. They just stare at the TV for a few seconds and then change the channel.



* CallBack: Beavis' infamous "We're never gonna score!" speech from TheMovie is actually a reworked version of a similar rant he did in the episode "Teen Talk".
** In 2011's "Snitchers", a lawyer seeking to discredit B&B's testimony recalls "Frog Baseball" and how they got failed all the way back to kindergarten in "Held Back".

to:

* CallBack: Beavis' Beavis's infamous "We're never gonna score!" speech from TheMovie is actually a reworked version of a similar rant he did in the episode "Teen Talk".
** In 2011's "Snitchers", a lawyer seeking to discredit B&B's the duo's testimony recalls "Frog Baseball" and how they got failed all the way back to kindergarten in "Held Back".



** Beavis' used to be "Fire! Fire! Fire!" until the trailer incident. Afterwards he made do with anything that sounded similar. "Water! Water! Water!"

to:

** Beavis' Beavis's used to be "Fire! Fire! Fire!" until the trailer incident. Afterwards he made do with anything that sounded similar. "Water! Water! Water!"



** Almost all of Beavis' dialogue as Cornholio. "I am Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!"

to:

** Almost all of Beavis' Beavis's dialogue as Cornholio. "I am Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!"



* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In ''Beavis and Butt-head Do America'', Beavis (in his Cornholio persona) sees Mr. Anderson's camper, pulls out a picture of the woman he was sent to "do" and then goes into the camper. Later, Mr. Anderson is curious to find out why his camper is rocking, and investigates. HilarityEnsues.

to:

* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In ''Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head Do America'', Beavis (in his Cornholio persona) sees Mr. Anderson's camper, pulls out a picture of the woman he was sent to "do" and then goes into the camper. Later, Mr. Anderson is curious to find out why his camper is rocking, and investigates. HilarityEnsues.



'''Butt-head:''' If those were the words, it'd be cool.\\

to:

'''Butt-head:''' '''Butt-Head:''' If those were the words, it'd be cool.\\



'''Butt-head:''' That's pretty cool.

to:

'''Butt-head:''' '''Butt-Head:''' That's pretty cool.



* ContentWarnings: Even some ''within'' episodes, like in "Stewart's House" and "Way Down Mexico Way," where it had warnings like, "If you're not a cartoon character, swallowing a rubber full of drugs will kill you," or in the case of the episode where they paint Tom Anderson's house -- "Sniffing paint thinner is very dangerous. Just look at what it did to Beavis and Butt-head." Later episodes had the warning that serves as the page quote (only it went like this):

to:

* ContentWarnings: Even some ''within'' episodes, like in "Stewart's House" and "Way Down Mexico Way," where it had warnings like, "If you're not a cartoon character, swallowing a rubber full of drugs will kill you," or in the case of the episode where they paint Tom Anderson's house -- "Sniffing paint thinner is very dangerous. Just look at what it did to Beavis and Butt-head.Butt-Head." Later episodes had the warning that serves as the page quote (only it went like this):



--->"Beavis and Butt-Head are not real. They are stupid cartoon people completely made up by this Texas guy whom we hardly even know. Beavis and Butt-Head are dumb, crude, thoughtless, ugly, sexist, self-destructive fools. But for some reason, these little weinerheads make us laugh."
* ContinuityNod: Given the type of show this is, there's not a whole lot of continuity. There are occasional exceptions. The most memorable is Mr. Manners/Candy. When he first shows up, Beavis and Butt-head annoy him to the point that he attacks them, causing him to get into a fight with Mr. Van Driessen. When he shows up again he initially doesn't seem to remember them, until they piss him off again and he mentions that it took him six months to find another job. Unfortunately for him, this time he ends up picking a fight with Coach Buzzcut. It ends much worse for him.

to:

--->"Beavis and Butt-Head are not real. They are stupid cartoon people completely made up by this Texas guy whom we hardly even know. Beavis and Butt-Head are dumb, crude, thoughtless, ugly, sexist, self-destructive fools. But for some reason, these little weinerheads wiener heads make us laugh."
* ContinuityNod: Given the type of show this is, there's not a whole lot of continuity. There are occasional exceptions. The most memorable is Mr. Manners/Candy. When he first shows up, Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head annoy him to the point that he attacks them, causing him to get into a fight with Mr. Van Driessen. When he shows up again he initially doesn't seem to remember them, until they piss him off again and he mentions that it took him six months to find another job. Unfortunately for him, this time he ends up picking a fight with Coach Buzzcut. It ends much worse for him.



-->'''Butthead:''' Uh, [[NoLongerWithUs she didn't kill herself]], [[{{Spinoff}} she just]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} moved away]].

to:

-->'''Butthead:''' -->'''Butt-Head:''' Uh, [[NoLongerWithUs she didn't kill herself]], [[{{Spinoff}} she just]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} moved away]].



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: What the entire "No Laughing" episode is about. After realizing that just expelling the duo would simply be an {{Unishment}}, McVicker instead forces Beavis and Butthead to go a whole week without laughing. Buzzcut takes advantage of this by scheduling sex ed that same week.
* CoolTeacher: Mr. Van Driessen defies the principal for his students' sake, protects them with BerserkButton ferocity and happily works with them during his off-hours to encourage their interests. Most of the class seems to begrudgingly respect him for it, but his efforts are completely wasted on Beavis and Butt-head.

to:

* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: What the entire "No Laughing" episode is about. After realizing that just expelling the duo would simply be an {{Unishment}}, McVicker instead forces Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head to go a whole week without laughing. Buzzcut takes advantage of this by scheduling sex ed that same week.
* CoolTeacher: Mr. Van Driessen defies the principal for his students' sake, protects them with BerserkButton ferocity and happily works with them during his off-hours to encourage their interests. Most of the class seems to begrudgingly respect him for it, but his efforts are completely wasted on Beavis and Butt-head.Butt-Head.



* CowTipping: A 1994 episode of the show has Beavis and Butthead try to do this. They succeed in the end, but Beavis gets crushed underneath the cow's weight.
* CozyCatastrophe: This trope comes into play in one of the revival episodes, when the duo mistake an evacuation for the apocalypse. Rather than being horrified at the idea of being the last two people on Earth, Beavis and Butt-head seize the opportunity to loot the town and do whatever they want.
* CrapsackWorld: One of the more subtle jokes of the show is how, as stupid and irresponsible as Beavis and Butt-head are, the adults around them are even more irresponsible in dealing with them. Highland, Texas itself appears to be a filthy, crime-ridden town ''and'' a street populated mostly by [[{{Jerkass}} assholes]], [[TooDumbToLive idi]][[HorribleJudgeofCharacter ots]], and [[ButtMonkey complete pushovers]], even if one ignores the presence of the duo.

to:

* CowTipping: A 1994 episode of the show has Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head try to do this. They succeed in the end, but Beavis gets crushed underneath the cow's weight.
* CozyCatastrophe: This trope comes into play in one of the revival episodes, when the duo mistake an evacuation for the apocalypse. Rather than being horrified at the idea of being the last two people on Earth, Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head seize the opportunity to loot the town and do whatever they want.
* CrapsackWorld: One of the more subtle jokes of the show is how, as stupid and irresponsible as Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head are, the adults around them are even more irresponsible in dealing with them. Highland, Texas itself appears to be a filthy, crime-ridden town ''and'' a street populated mostly by [[{{Jerkass}} assholes]], [[TooDumbToLive idi]][[HorribleJudgeofCharacter ots]], and [[ButtMonkey complete pushovers]], even if one ignores the presence of the duo.



*** In the pilot, Butt-head was trying to get footage of The Head, but he got kicked out.

to:

*** In the pilot, Butt-head Butt-Head was trying to get footage of The Head, but he got kicked out.



** In ''Sign Here'', when Mr. Vandriessen asks the class to go door-to-door to get signatures for a petition to keep Furriers out of town, Beavis and Butthead return with a petition signed by Hugh G. Rection (spelled Hugh G. R9ction), Ben Dover (spelled with a backwards e in Dover), Betty Humpter (also backwards e in Humpter), and Rosie Palm and her 5 sisters.
-->Mr. Vandriessen: "Beavis and Butthead! Couldn't you boys get each sister to sign individually?"
* DarkerAndEdgier: TheMovie. While the film still has a comedic beats, the plot is much more serious than any other episode of the series. A criminal who confuses Beavis and Butthead for the couple who had hired thugs to kill his girlfriend Dallas. Dallas also hides an extremely dangerous biological weapon in Beavis' pants. The ATF learns this and starts to go after the duo. Beavis and Butthead are in actual danger during much of the film, although the main joke of the film is that they're completely unaware of all of this.

to:

** In ''Sign Here'', when Mr. Vandriessen Van Driessen asks the class to go door-to-door to get signatures for a petition to keep Furriers out of town, Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head return with a petition signed by Hugh G. Rection (spelled Hugh G. R9ction), Ben Dover (spelled with a backwards e in Dover), Betty Humpter (also backwards e in Humpter), and Rosie Palm and her 5 sisters.
-->Mr. Vandriessen: Van Driessen: "Beavis and Butthead! Butt-Head! Couldn't you boys get each sister to sign individually?"
* DarkerAndEdgier: TheMovie. While the film still has a comedic beats, the plot is much more serious than any other episode of the series. A criminal who confuses Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head for the couple who had hired thugs to kill his girlfriend Dallas. Dallas also hides an extremely dangerous biological weapon in Beavis' Beavis's pants. The ATF learns this and starts to go after the duo. Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head are in actual danger during much of the film, although the main joke of the film is that they're completely unaware of all of this.



** Also Butt-head at times, usually if Beavis is being stupider than usual.

to:

** Also Butt-head Butt-Head at times, usually if Beavis is being stupider than usual.



--> '''Butt-head''': Dammit, Beavis, shut up. You're not from Compton.
--> '''Beavis''': No, wait, Butt-head, I'm serious. I was kickin' it on the streets. It was hard times. I used to drink Gin and Juice. It was cool.
--> '''Butt-head''': Beavis...you're a white wussy from right here.
--> '''Beavis''': No way, Butt-head, you don't know, you weren't around then. Yeah, me and Snoop used to go to the Compton swap meet together.
--> '''Butt-head''': Beavis, you used to go to the flea market with your mom.

to:

--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Dammit, Beavis, shut up. You're not from Compton.
--> '''Beavis''': No, wait, Butt-head, Butt-Head, I'm serious. I was kickin' it on the streets. It was hard times. I used to drink Gin and Juice. It was cool.
--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Beavis...you're a white wussy from right here.
--> '''Beavis''': No way, Butt-head, Butt-Head, you don't know, you weren't around then. Yeah, me and Snoop used to go to the Compton swap meet together.
--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Beavis, you used to go to the flea market with your mom.



--> '''Butt-head''': Beavis...

to:

--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Beavis...



--> '''Butt-head''': ...shut up.

to:

--> '''Butt-head''': ...'''Butt-Head''': ...shut up.



--> '''Butt-head''': Beavis, shut up. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You've never been to Compton. you're never gonna go to Compton, you're gonna be here for the rest of your life, you're stupid, you don't have any money, and you're never gonna score]].

to:

--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Beavis, shut up. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You've never been to Compton. you're never gonna go to Compton, you're gonna be here for the rest of your life, you're stupid, you don't have any money, and you're never gonna score]].



--> '''Butt-head''': Whoa, this guy's [[StupidSexyFlanders completely naked]]! Huh-huh...

to:

--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Whoa, this guy's [[StupidSexyFlanders completely naked]]! Huh-huh...



--> '''Butt-head''': Uhh...[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife because he doesn't have any clothes on?]]

to:

--> '''Butt-head''': '''Butt-Head''': Uhh...[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife because he doesn't have any clothes on?]]



* DudeLooksLikeALady: One RunningGag has Beavis and Butt-head constantly refer to long-haired men in music videos as "chicks". Sometimes they go as far as hitting on them.

to:

* DudeLooksLikeALady: One RunningGag has Beavis and Butt-head Butt-Head constantly refer to long-haired men in music videos as "chicks". Sometimes they go as far as hitting on them.



** For example, their comments on Radiohead's Creep shows they have a good grasp of song arrangements, dynamics and the subtleties of light and shade. Or as Butthead puts it...songs have to have the bit that sucks or else the bits that are cool wouldn't be as cool.

to:

** For example, their comments on Radiohead's Creep shows they have a good grasp of song arrangements, dynamics and the subtleties of light and shade. Or as Butthead Butt-Head puts it...songs have to have the bit that sucks or else the bits that are cool wouldn't be as cool.



** The duo are more like stereotypical teenage metalheads in early episodes. Butthead originally had a strong SurferDude or TotallyRadical voice and both would regularly call each other "dude".

to:

** The duo are more like stereotypical teenage metalheads in early episodes. Butthead Butt-Head originally had a strong SurferDude or TotallyRadical voice and both would regularly call each other "dude".



* EndOfSeriesAwareness: Beavis and Butthead are the few cartoon characters to say they're dead at the end of their series.

to:

* EndOfSeriesAwareness: Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head are the few cartoon characters to say they're dead at the end of their series.



** Buzzcut, like most of the staff except Mr. Van Driessen, despises the boys, yet he defends them after Mr. Manners/Candy attack Butthead in 'Candy Sale'.

to:

** Buzzcut, like most of the staff except Mr. Van Driessen, despises the boys, yet he defends them after Mr. Manners/Candy attack Butthead Butt-Head in 'Candy Sale'.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No matter how hard they try, or even how close they get, Beavis and Butthead will never score.

to:

* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: No matter how hard they try, or even how close they get, Beavis and Butthead Butt-Head will never score.
This list shows the last 10 events of 457. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.BeavisAndButthead