YMMV / Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

  • Adaptation Displacement: While the TV series is still well-known, because this movie is reran far more, it acts as a first exposure to it for younger generations.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Beavis's peyote-induced hallucination in the desert.
    • After the scene where the boys sneak into confessionals and actually take confessions from churchgoers, they walk outside and get struck by lightning. And shrug it off and keep walking.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • Beavis barging into the cockpit screaming "I AM CORNHOLIO!" was funny in 1996, not quite so funny after 9/11.
    • Bork finds it hard to believe that Beavis and Butt-Head are terrorists. Fleming then says "you have no idea what kids are capable of!" There have since been numerous cases of teenagers committing school shootings and terrorist acts, like the 2015 Paris attack.
    • The whole running gag about cavity searches also smacks of this knowing the unfortunate rise in cavity searches since the early 2000's.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Estranged husband-and-wife criminal duo Muddy and Dallas Grimes are voiced by then-Hollywood power couple Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. They split up not long afterwards. Though for them it's probably Harsher in Hindsight.
    • The demon girl dancing around in Beavis's hallucination looks a lot like Kneesock.
    • Tom Anderson using a tank of butane gas, when his Spiritual Successor, Hank Hill considers butane a "bastard gas."
  • Humor Dissonance: Beavis during the tour of the Hoover Dam drops this barely-even-a-joke, that earns him dirty looks from the senior citizen tourists, yet it's somehow a fan favorite:
    Beavis: I just have a question; um, is this a God dam?
  • Les Yay: While being interrogated, Dallas was given a cavity search by Agent Hurley, a big-boned woman. When Agent Flemming threatens to give her another, she looks at Agent Hurley, who's staring back, with a smug and said "Ooh, is that a promise?". She either enjoyed it and wouldn't mind another, or is trying to psych him out by portraying herself as Too Kinky to Torture.
  • Moe: The old lady the duo constantly run into. She's got big eyes, a sweet, comforting voice, and has such an innocent mindset that it's hard not to find her adorable.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Chelsea Clinton. Only on-screen for a few seconds, doesn't say a word, but the fact that she hurled Butt-Head out the window implies some serious Badassery.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Beavis's "We're never gonna score!" rant.
    • Beavis and Butt-Head waking up in the desert to find themselves totally alone, on the brink of death. Considering that the two men in the previous scene were strongly implied to be their fathers, it's a rather sad image.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: In the director's commentary during the opening dream sequence, Mike Judge marvels at how well the animators could draw Beavis and Butt-Head perfectly in perspective from some very difficult camera angles. Also, the very smooth turnaround during their dance in the Vegas scene, for this same reason.
  • The Woobie:
    • Beavis during his "we're never gonna score" speech.
    • Mr Van Driesen. And to an extent, Tom Anderson.