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Nightmare Fuel / Beavis and Butt-Head

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Let's just say that this show has quite the number of moments that can be off-putting for some people.

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  • The two pilot episodes are truly disturbing, considering some of the expressions that the duo makes, including the death scenes in the same episodes.
  • What is quite possibly the single most disturbing scene in the show's entire run occurs in the revival episode "Drones", during the deadmau5 music video. Beavis fairly graphically describes his experience of getting drugged and raped by a school grief counselor, and even Butt-Head finds this off-putting. One of the worst parts is that the counselor told Beavis that if he told anybody, no one would believe him. For anyone who's been raped or molested at a young age, it might be wise to just fast-forward through this scene. Also MASSIVELY overlaps with tearjerker.
  • Beavis accidentally putting a corkscrew in his hand in the episode "Holy Cornholio..." and then Butt-Head using the power drill to try to drill it out.
  • In "Most Wanted", Beavis reveals that he "hears voices" that tell him to skip school and, apparently, abuse insects in twisted ways. Even Butt-Head seems a little unnerved by Beavis's psychotic, gleeful rant about killing a horsefly. Hell, even the SERIAL KILLER in the episode is creeped out.
  • When the duo comment on Pantera's "This Love", Butt-Head theorizes that the lead singer is angry because of a domineering father. The commentary starts off pretty funny, with both of them imitating "Pantera's father" ("Dammit Panerta! You treat your stepmother with respect!") That is, until Beavis gets a little TOO in-character and specific with it, visibly freaking out and shaking/screaming as he does so. Even Butt-Head is slightly unnerved by this, and tells Beavis to calm down.
  • "Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest" features the creepy, chainsaw obsessed farmer who speaks quietly and attacks Butt-Head while advancing upon him offscreen. In the final scene, the zombie farmer and a now blue-skinned Butt-Head advance on Beavis with chainsaws and violently murder him offscreen with only a single drop of blood hitting the screen. All as Beavis screams until he falls silent and the barn door closes by itself.
    Butt-Head: Uh, Uh-oh.... *a shadow falls over him* ....Uhuhuh...
    • There's also that deranged look Beavis as Cornholio gives the camera (from a child's POV) as he claims all of Tom Anderson's Halloween candy for himself.
    • The farmer appears in "Cow Tipping" where the two try to tip a cow. Beavis becomes trapped under the cow as the zombie farmer appears with a chainsaw readied to kill him. It then cuts to black, with Butt-Head standing there, laughing as Beavis is presumably hacked to nothing.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head's screaming faces are pretty unnerving in an off themselves, putting the "Deranged" in Deranged Animation.
  • Coach Buzzcut in general is genuinely frightening when he's mad. Not to mention how he once had the class beat up a student for no reason at all in "Young, Gifted and Crude". And yet, the bastard still has a job.
    • Want a good example of how creepy he is? Watch "No Laughing" at the part when he tries to get Beavis and Butt-Head to laugh by saying sexual words. The closeups to his bloodshot eyes and deranged face are unpleasant.
    • Another example occurs at the end of "P.T.A." when Beavis and Butt-Head mention in passing about Buzzcut kicking their asses. In the very last seconds of the episode, Buzzcut receives a letter from the administration. His reaction is as such:
    "Your abuse of two students has come to our attention"? Who are they?! I'LL KILL 'EM!
    • In "Our Founding Losers", he assaulted the duo for not being patriotic minded enough.
    • His Vietnam flashback in the episode where he coaches Beavis and Butt-Head in remedial gym is straight out of Apocalypse Now, complete with "Ride of the Valkyries".
      • Said flashback reveals that he tormented Vietnamese citizens and destroyed their homes, so we can add "implied war criminal" to his list of negative traits.
      • Another disturbing aspect is that this is supposed to be his Rousing Speech to the duo, and they're more or less motivated from hearing about all the destruction going on, which leaves them head banging to him asking if they're with him. So it probably says something about Beavis and Butt-Head as well.
  • Amusing Injuries aside, seeing Beavis with his burnt ass in "Butt Flambé" is both disturbing and painful to watch. Just seeing and hearing his cries of agony is enough.
    • Kind of overlaps with tearjerker, too. It's probably the most miserable that we've ever seen Beavis look. He's practically crying. He spends nearly the entire episode whimpering in pain and screaming. Unlike other episodes where he gets injured, he isn't laughing.
    • Some other minor details involve a man in the waiting room who is visibly bleeding from the bullet holes in his stomach, is obviously clinging to life as he struggles to make his way to the doctor, and is finally shown flatlining on the operating table. Meanwhile, Butt-Head gets a hold of a uniform from the supply closet, and at one point a doctor performing a heart transplant, not knowing he doesn't actually work here, entrusts him to take the heart he just removed where it needs to be. Obviously not a smart decision. Butt-Head is of course still seen holding the bowl with the heart inside at the end of the episode.
  • "Nose Bleed" is NOT for the squeamish, as it features Beavis bleeding horribly after being punched in the nose too many times. To make matters worse, Butt-Head's attempts to "help" just result in bigger blood loss.
    • "Hey! Look at me, uh huh huh huh. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH!" *Beavis screams in fear and the shock causes him to bleed even more*
  • There is an episode where Beavis and Butt-Head shoot down a plane while trying to hunt ducks. Then we see the people inside the plane crying for help, and, aside from weakly attempting to open the door, Beavis and Butt-Head leave them to die.
  • Face-front Cassandra from "Wall of Youth". GOOD LORD.
  • In another early episode, Van Driessen gets attacked by a bear that is pretty disturbing in appearance.
    • Van Driessen in general is subject to grisly fates throughout the series. Another very notable example is when the bus braking causes Van Driessen to fly through the windshield and fall down the side of a mountain ("Bus Trip"). He also gets crushed by a truck tire Beavis is rolling around in ("Tired"), gets run over by a monster truck ("Peace, Love and Understanding"), and breaks his neck falling off his desk while trying to teach his students meditation ("Substitute").
  • Todd is terrifying in himself. He's a ruthless thug who repeatedly beats up Beavis and Butt-Head and gets away with it due to being a brute and the duo's admiration of the jerk. And really, he has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • "Wood Shop" is a revisit to the "Beavis bleeding horribly" element. The two are in shop class and put everything to be cut in half by a table saw — including a phone and a first aid kit. Then Beavis cuts his own finger off, leading to a massive amount of bleeding, pictured above.
  • The rabid guard dog that breaks free from its chain and tears up Beavis's leg down to the bone.
    • The end, where the doctor that administered the rabies shots is laughing ominously in a dim-lit room.
  • "Breakdown" is truly disturbing, where Beavis and Butt-Head's inane laughter over the intercom finally drives McVicker to suffer a terrible mental breakdown and things only worsen when they visit him at the mental hospital. The episode ends with ominous music as their indifferent laughter begins to drive Van Driessen insane...
    • Really, Beavis and Butt-Head's indifference to the suffering of others really makes them turn from comedic Anti-Heroes into full-blown Villain Protagonists.
  • There's also the Big-Lipped Alligator Moment from Beavis And Butthead Do America. As awesome as the music of White Zombie is, the visuals are sure to creep people out, such as the image of Butt-Head melting into a gang of miniature demonic Butt-Heads or the two headbanging as their skin flies off. Behold.
  • In "Werewolves of Highland", Beavis and Butt-Head set out to become undead so they can score with women (after watching Twilight and seeing how the girls fawn over Edward and Jacob). How do these two "brain surgeons" do it? They become sickly sore-covered STD victims after being bitten by an infected beggar they believed to be a werewolf. What's more, said beggar has been arrested for biting others in the past.
  • And while we're talking Nausea Fuel, there's "Tainted Meat". Beavis's wiener is itching terribly, and he can't stop scratching it even at Burger World. We get this really unnerving sequence of Beavis taking his hand out of his pants long enough to put some more burger patties on the grill, without washing his hands. The result is a montage of everyone in the restaurant keeling over from food poisoning. Butt-Head, surprise surprise, barely notices, and wishes a horrified customer a great day. A news report later states that health experts had never seen a bacteria this aggressive, which leaves the question: where the hell did Beavis pick that up? Is Beavis Patient Zero?!
    • It's implied that the bacteria was caused by Beavis's incredibly poor hygiene, so yes, Beavis IS Patient Zero. The infection clears up as soon as he washes himself.
  • Beavis attempting to "shave" Butt-Head with a rusty razor they found in their couch. The music begins to turn creepy as Beavis begins to giggle maniacally, before the screen cuts to black, and a chopping noise is heard.
    Butt-Head: UH!!!! YOU ASSWIPE!!
    Beavis: Woah, you look REALLY cool now!
  • Beavis getting mauled in the testicles by the insanely aggressive doberman the two adopted from the pound. Twice.
  • In "Prank Call", the boys were pranking a really big and scary guy and they gave him Stewart's address which made the psychotic guy invade their house and went into a psychotic rage against Stewart's dad and violently shoved a cell phone up his ass off-screen!
  • Butt-Head getting his mouth wired shut after angering his dentist in "Patients Patients".
  • "Choke" can be pretty disturbing to watch, as Butt-Head spends the bulk of the episode slowly choking to death. He looks genuinely fearful when it happens, which emphasizes how dire the situation really is, and all-out begs Beavis to call 911 and get help. He gets progressively worse as the episode goes on, struggling harder to breathe, turning darker shades of blue, and growing increasingly more limp until he passes out on the floor, his skin turning a sickly shade of green that by all accounts makes him look dead. And all this happens because Beavis is too stupid to understand the severity of what Butt-Head is going through, and possibly doesn't care enough to help him.

  • The Point-and-Click Game Virtual Stupidity has a section where the duo get thrown in prison. Leroy's cellmate Sam is a disturbing character who evokes Nothing Is Scarier by hiding under his bunk, visible only by his eyes and sickly arms (when he reaches out for something). He frequently recites disturbingly violent childlike poetry such as "I will kill them in my house and I will feed them to my mouse." To escape the cell, Beavis and Butt-Head have to trip the warden on a bar of soap. The warden is dragged under the bunk, and only his keys emerge. Although Sam is later revealed to be a Harry Sachz lookalike and is then executed by the electric chair with his last words being "See you in hell, my friends!".
  • A meta example comes from a spoof Cracked Magazine did back in the '90s, which portrayed them as very old men. At one point in one of the final panels of the comic, Butt-Head is now little more than a Brain in a Jar kept alive through a complex life-support system. He was making the most of it only for Beavis to come along wanting some popcorn and decides to unplug Butt-Head so that he could use the microwave. This was made all the more worse with the latter being aware of what's going to happen to him, but obviously being powerless to do anything to stop it and the Xs in his eyes after he dies. Even though he was, well, a butt-head, it's still horrifying to watch.


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