If you’re anything like us, you were excited to hear that Beavis and Butthead were making a comeback late last year on their home network – MTV. With the programming changes since the less than dynamic duo last appeared on TV, there weren’t many choices for music videos that they could make fun of. But their return was still something that I thought would never happen. It will be hard to recreate some of the classic Beavis and Butthead moments of yesteryear, such as the following favorites described below.
Recreating David Letterman’s Late Show
Within just a few months of their first premiere on MTV, Beavis and Butthead had become a household name. As a result, it was only natural for them to take on some of the culture’s biggest icons. At the time, David Letterman was one of those icons. When Mike Judge appeared on the Letterman show, he brought a clip of Beavis and Butthead taking over the show in which Butthead portrayed Letterman and Beavis portrayed Paul Shaffer. It was comic genius a la Beavis and Butthead style.
A couch cushion fight with Butthead in one episode resulted in Beavis getting a bloody nose. But don’t worry – Dr. Butthead is to the rescue. First, he smacks Beavis again to cure his bloody nose. He then tried to scare him, put a paper bag over his head and perform the Heimlich maneuver. Then, when it came time to call 911, Butthead messed even that up and called 411 instead. Finally, they went to the gas station bathroom where they bought a feminine napkin to put up his nose to absorb the blood.
Leave it to Beavis:
There probably aren’t any two TV shows that are more diametrically opposed than Beavis and Butthead and Leave it to Beaver. So when Mike Judge decided to spoof the 1950s sappy sweet sitcom, it was hilarious. Beavis played the title role of The Beaver while Butthead portrayed the pipe-smoking Ward Cleaver. The episode featured a laugh track and several other characters from the sitcom played by characters from Beavis and Butthead for one of the funniest episodes in the series.
No list of great Beavis and Butthead moments would be complete without mentioning the “No Laughing” episode. The boys get in trouble for laughing and Principal McVicker orders them to refrain from laughing for a whole week or else suffer the consequences. It’s not easy for the boys to do when it’s sex education week in one of their classes.
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