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Beavis and Butthead

Beavis and Butthead is an animated comedy show that aired on US TV station MTV from 1993 to 1997. It was created by Mike Judge[?], who later went on to write and produce the TV series King of the Hill and the live action movie Office Space.

Beavis and Butthead started life as an animated short created by Judge for an animation festival. This short, named "Frog Baseball", was aired on MTV's independent animation showcase Liquid Television, which was presumably the catalyst for MTV becoming interested in pursuing a television series featuring the characters.

An episode of the show typically consists of Beavis and Butthead making juvenile commentary while watching music videos. Between the videos, stories are advanced involving the duo's adventures in troublemaking both at home and at school. Targets for their carnal humour include authority, high school life and even themselves. Beavis and Butthead's characteristic features are that they are obsessed with sex and somewhat mentally challenged. Butthead is apparently marginally more intelligent than Beavis.

Early episodes gave the duo a juvenile obsession with fire. The show was blamed for numerous child deaths as the result of house fire, and the fire references were excised from further broadcastings. MTV also responded by broacasting the program after ten at night, and adding a disclaimer reminding parents that the show was not for children.

A full length movie, Beavis and Butthead Do America[?] was released in 1996.

Beavis and Butthead along with other (arguably) mainstream cartoons such as Ren and Stimpy and the The Simpsons pushed the boundaries of cartoons away from clean material for small children only. While some might say they were crude, it offered succinct social commentary and a disturbingly accurate portrayal of life in America for many. Some critics note that the show is actually a satire on MTV itself. Beavis and Butthead, they argue, are prime examples of latchkey[?] kids who have been turned into idiots by staying home and doing nothing except watch music videos all day. Because they are raised entirely by MTV, they are unable to adapt to social life at all, and (especially) they are unable to meet girls (or, as the duo states, "score with a chick"). Beavis and Butthead's parents are never seen, except for a small part during the movie, where Beavis and Butthead run into two older look-alikes who then tell of how they met prostitutes at Beavis and Butthead's hometown, leading watchers to believe that they are, in fact, Beavis and Butthead's biological fathers.

Along with the usual merchandising, a comic was released and several video games. A spinoff show based on their maligned classmate Daria Morgendorfer, Daria was also created.

Episode List - Note: In some of the early seasons, there were 2 epsidoes per 30 minutes.

Pilot Episode

  1. Frog Baseball - shown on MTV's Liquid Television

Season 1

  1. Blood Drive
  2. Door To Door
  3. Sign Here
  4. Balloon

Season 2

  1. Customers Suck
  2. Heroes
  3. Home Improvement
  4. Stewart's House
  5. Yogurt's Cool
  6. Babes R Us
  7. Friday Night
  8. Scientific Stuff
  9. At The Sideshow
  10. Be All You Can Be
  11. Washing The Dog
  12. Lawn & Garden
  13. Burger World
  14. Bedpans & Broomsticks
  15. Good Credit
  16. Way Down Mexico Way
  17. For Better Or Verse
  18. Beware Of The Butt
  19. At The Movies
  20. Sick
  21. No Laughing
  22. Baby Makes Uh, Three
  23. The Butt-head Experience

Season 3

  1. Comedians
  2. Carwash
  3. Couch-Fishing
  4. Kidnapped
  5. Naked Colony
  6. Tornado
  7. Incognito
  8. Cleaning House
  9. Scratch 'N' Win
  10. Scared Straight
  11. Sperm Bank
  12. Citizen Butt-head
  13. True Crime
  14. The Trial
  15. Ball Breakers
  16. Buff 'N' Stuff
  17. Canoe
  18. The Crush
  19. Eating Contest
  20. Foreign Exchange
  21. Meet God
  22. Young, Gifted & Crude
  23. Plate Frisbee
  24. Politically Correct
  25. Sporting Goods
  26. Closing Time
  27. A Very Special Christmas With Beavis and Butt-head
  28. Most Wanted

Season 4

  1. Wall Of Youth
  2. Cow Tipping
  3. Trouble Urinating
  4. Rabies Scare
  5. They're Coming To Take Me Away, Huh Huh
  6. Jump!
  7. Pumping Iron
  8. Let's Clean It Up
  9. 1-900-BEAVIS
  10. Water Safety
  11. Blackout!
  12. Late Night With Butt-head
  13. The Final Judgment Of Beavis
  14. Pool Toys
  15. Madame Blavatsky
  16. Beavis and Butt-head's Island
  17. Figure Drawing
  18. Date Bait
  19. Butt Is It Art?
  20. Right On
  21. Manners Suck
  22. The Pipe Of Doom
  23. Safe Driving
  24. Mr. Anderson's Balls
  25. Patients Patients
  26. Teen Talk
  27. Crisis Line
  28. Vs. The Vending Machine
  29. Generation In Crisis
  30. Radio Sweethearts
  31. The Great Cornholio
  32. Liar! Liar!

Season 5

  1. Held Back
  2. Killing Time
  3. Beard Boys
  4. Choke
  5. Safe House
  6. Hard Sell
  7. Walkathon
  8. Temporary Insanity
  9. Dude, A Reward
  10. Walking Erect
  11. Career Day
  12. Plastic Surgin'
  13. Take A Number
  14. Beaverly Buttbillies
  15. Tainted Meat
  16. Stewart Moves Away
  17. Top O' The Mountain
  18. Party
  19. Wet Behind The Rears
  20. Bad Dog
  21. Lightning Strikes
  22. Dream On
  23. Candy Sale
  24. Animation Sucks
  25. What's The Deal?
  26. The History Of Women
  27. To The Rescue
  28. I Dream Of Beavis
  29. Pregnant Pause
  30. Here Comes The Bride's Butt
  31. Screamers
  32. Beavis, Can You Spare A Dime?
  33. Skin Trade
  34. Oil Change
  35. Buttniks
  36. Bang The Drum Slowly Dumbass
  37. Another Friday Night
  38. Tired
  39. Close Encounters
  40. Womyn
  41. Premature Evacuation
  42. Whiplash
  43. Spare Me
  44. Patsies
  45. Murder Site
  46. Spanish Fly
  47. Sexual Harrassment
  48. Bus Trip
  49. Green Thumbs
  50. Steamroller

Season 6

  1. Bungholio - Lord Of The Harvest
  2. The Mystery Of Morning Wood
  3. U.S. History
  4. Feel A Cop
  5. Date Watchers
  6. Blood Pressure
  7. Christmas Special

Season 7

  1. Babysitting
  2. Vidiots
  3. Stewart Is Missing
  4. Gang Of Two
  5. Sprout
  6. Prank Call
  7. No Service
  8. Yard Sale
  9. PTA
  10. Substitute
  11. Shopping List
  12. Buy Beer

Season 8

  1. Butt, Butt, Hike!
  2. Vaya Con Cornholio
  3. Evolution Sucks
  4. Ding Dong Ditch
  5. Just For Girls
  6. A Very Special Episode
  7. Dumbasses Anonymous
  8. Underware
  9. Head Lice
  10. Cyber-Butt
  11. Nose Bleed
  12. Citizens Arrest
  13. Pierced
  14. A Great Day
  15. On Strike
  16. Follow Me
  17. Nothing Happening
  18. Take A Lap
  19. Shortcuts
  20. The Bride Of Butt-head
  21. Special Delivery
  22. Woodshop
  23. TV Violence
  24. Canned
  25. Garage Band
  26. Impotence
  27. The Miracle That Is Beavis
  28. Shopping Cart
  29. Inventors
  30. Die Fly, Die!
  31. Drinking Butt-ies
  32. Work Is Death
  33. Breakdown
  34. Graduation Day
  35. The Future Of Beavis and Butt-head
  36. Speech Therapy
  37. Leave It To Beavis
  38. Butt Flambe
  39. Our Founding Losers
  40. Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead

Movie - Beavis and Butt-head Do America

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