Trivia: Beavis and Butt-Head

  • Banned Episode: The third-season opener "Comedians" featured Beavis trying to juggle flaming newspapers and burning down a comedy club. Because it aired only a month before the Ohio mobile home fire that Beavis and Butt-Head were blamed for, this episode was swiftly pulled out of rotation and later heavily censored.
    • Other Beavis and Butt-Head episodes were banned (some of which did return from being banned with content cuts made) for instances of Beavis saying "Fire! Fire!" or flicking a lighter ("Stewart's House", "Kidnapped"), animal cruelty ("Frog Baseball", "Washing the Dog"), inhalant and drug abuse ("Home Improvement", "Way Down Mexico Way") or anything that might be considered poor taste in the aftermath of Columbine and September 11th ("Heroes", "Incognito"). Many of these episodes have aired on Viacom-owned networks overseas unedited.
  • The Cameo: While Daria herself is absent from the revived show thus far, her sister Quinn (or somebody who looks a lot like her) can be seen in the background in a few scenes at the school.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Beavis And Butthead were huge pop culture phenomenons back in the 1990s and even today. Comic books, video games, action figures, shirts, underwear, a theatrically released movie, a music video with [[Music/Cher]], appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show and the goddamn Academy Awards, appearances in movies such as Austin Powers and Airheads. They were everywhere.
  • The Danza: Charlie Adler as Mr. Adler.
  • Exiled from Continuity: Judge is not allowed to use Daria anymore since the show was resurrected, as MTV has stated that they want to keep the character freed up so as to possibly revive her show down the line.
    • During a music video, it is explained that she moved (though Beavis thought she committed suicide), as per the canon of Daria.
  • Fan Nickname: "Buffcoat and Beaver," after a confused politician refers to them as such while railing against them publicly.
    • On a King of the Hill documentary on how the show (King of the Hill, not B&B) was created, Mike Judge says he came up with Boomhauer's distinctive voice after hearing a man's voicemail about how much he hated Beavis and Butt-Head, which he referred to as "Porky's Butthole."
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: So many in the movie: Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman, Greg Kinnear, Richard Linklater and David Letterman (under the pseudonym Earl Hofert) all provide voices.
    • The series also had some appearances by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, SNL cast member David Spade (on two episodes — one appearance as a guest speaker who tries to teach the class proper etiquette, and another where Beavis and Butthead sell candy for a school fundraiser), and Julián Rebolledo (Daria fans might know him as the voice of the dad, Jake).
    • Also Pamela Adlon (voice of Bobby Hill, Ashley Spinelli and Pajama Sam) can be heard in at least one of the newer episodes.
    • In the Japanese dub, Butthead is Yoichi Hiruma.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The music video segments were not licensed to VHS or DVD.
    • And a third of the episodes, which Mike Judge has refused to license to DVD.
    • Also, all references to Beavis being a pyromaniac ("Fire! Fire! Fire!") were edited out of the show after an incident where a young boy burned down his home. Because the edits were made to the master tapes, the only way you'll see pyromaniac Beavis in the original episodes is if you buy a bootleg DVD set.
  • Mean Character Nice Actor: Mike Judge has said that regardless of what Beavis and Butt-Head do to animals, Judge personally thinks cruelty to animals is vile.
  • Missing Episode: Many. Possibly the rarest is the third-season opener Comedians, since it features Beavis juggling flaming newspapers and burning down a comedy club. It aired a month before the infamous mobile home fire for which the show was blamed.
    • Comedians was re-aired a few times in a dramatically edited version that has the fire just happen without Beavis' intervention. Far less common were the very early episodes like "Bedpans and Broomsticks" and especially the infamous "Frog Baseball".
    • So many examples of this trope exist that Mike Judge admits that the master tapes of many of the early episodes probably no longer exist due to the edits.
  • Name's the Same: Due to the series' trademark overuse of crude humor, there are a disproportionate amount of people named "Dick" in Highland. They include guidance counselor Dick Gaylord, meteorologist Dick Jackman, Sergeant Dick "The Rooster" Leakey, as well as one of Tom Anderson's old war buddies.
  • Old Shame: Much like how Trey and Matt feel about the early seasons of their show, Mike Judge hates most of the very early episodes of the show due to the very choppy animation and obvious humor compared to later seasons. He also hates some of the episodes that incorporate fantastical elements into them. Because of this, a great deal of the episodes from the show have not been released on DVD.
  • Real-Life Relative: The movie was one of only two films (the other being Mortal Thoughts) to star Bruce Willis and Demi Moore during their marriage.
  • Screwed by the Network: Canada's MTV quickly replaced the revived series with Jersey Shore reruns, occasionally airing the episodes at ridiculous hours of the night.
  • Talking to Himself: Mike Judge voiced many recurring characters as well as Beavis and Butt-Head themselves, including Tom Anderson using the voice that would later be used for (and associated with) Hank Hill.
  • Uncanceled: New episodes debuted in October 2011, but disappeared as soon as they premiered.
  • What Could Have Been: Had Daria not been a ratings and critical success from episode one, Glenn Eichler has stated that MTV would have most likely have forced him to incorporate Beavis and Butt-Head into the show to boost ratings.
    • The relaunched series was initially going to have Beavis and Butt-head as adults. For some reason, it was decided to keep them as teenagers when it finally went into production.
    • Paramount Pictures originally insisted that the movie should be live-action with former SNL cast members Adam Sandler and David Spade as the title characters. Judge managed to convince them that doing it as animation would be much cheaper and more rewarding for certain scenes.
      • There were several different ideas for the plot of the movie as well before they settled on the final plot. One idea involved a virus that spreads and slowly turns people into Beavis and Butt-Head clones. Another was a joke concept that Judge came up with where it was an hour and a half real time of the two eating lunch at Burger World.