Beavis and Butt-head

Season 8 Episode 21

Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 1997 on MTV - Music Television



  • Trivia

    • Principal McVicker mentioning that the school needs a new teachers' lounge is a reference of what happened on the episode "Steamroller" and "Breakdown".

    • It was pointed out that during the flashbacks, the clip of Buzzcut from "No Laughing" is shown to contain him yelling "scrotum" and "clitoris" which did not appear in the episode. This is actually not a goof because in the original unedited version of the episode, Buzzcut uses these words, which were later removed from the subsequent airings as well as "The Final Judgment" video release.

  • Quotes

    • Butt-Head: (watching reruns on TV) Damn it, we've seen all this crap before!
      Beavis: Yeah, this sucks! And those butt-wipes think we should actually sit here and watch the same crap over and over again?

    • Mr. Van Dressien: Now Beavis and Butt-Head were sometimes misunderstood in life... Must they also be misunderstood in death?
      Coach Buzzcut: Ha ha! Those boys were no good, and nothing good was EVER gonna come out of them!
      Mr. Van Dressien: (stands up) If your disrespect for the dead shows how you treat the living, then I'll thank you to keep your distance away from me.

    • (The following quote is the unedited clip from "No Laughing" used in this episode.)

      Coach Buzzcut: So, Beavis and Butt-Head... I understand Mr. McVicker has made a little arrangement with you guys... Yeah, a little probation. You see, class, Beavis and Butt-Head here are not allowed to laugh for a whole week. That's right, and if they DO laugh, they'll be expelled and they'll have to go to Hope High School, where they'll get their asses kicked on a daily basis by all the other delinquents! Ha, ha, ha!
      (The class begins to laugh as Beavis and Butt-Head bite their lips, trying not to laugh.)
      Coach Buzzcut: Well, I was real glad to hear that, because this is Sex-Education Week. That's right; Sex-Ed Week! We're gonna be talking about the (looks at Butt-Head as he talks) PENIS! We will be talking about the VAGINA! Do you think that's funny, Butt-Head? Do you find it amusing that we'll be talking about the TESTICLES?! Yeah, we're also gonna be talking about VENEREAL DISEASE! SEXUAL INTERCOURSE! The SCROTUM! The CLITORUS! And... (grabs Butt-Head's hand) And we will definitely be spending a lot of time talking about the MASTURBATION!

    • Mr. Van Driessen: C'mon, people... Let's show some respect, m'kay?
      Coach Buzzcut: (standing up) Respect?! Those boys never showed me ANY respect! It took every ounce of my self-control not to kill them!

    • (These are the final lines of the series as the boys walk off with the money collected in their names to the strings of love music and sirens.)
      Butt-Head: Hey, Beavis. Did you see McDicker? He was, like, "Uh-uh-uh-uh...", and then Buzzcut made out with him.
      Beavis: Yeah, that was cool. We should go to school early tomorrow, you know, in case someone else dies.
      Butt-head: Dumbass, we're rich; we don't have to go to school ever again.
      Beavis: Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's pretty damn cool...
      Butt-Head: Yeah.

    • Principal McVicker: I would gladly give back all the money, just to see Beavis and Butt-Head one more time...
      Butt-Head: Uh... Okay, McDicker. Now give us some money.
      (Everyone gasps in horror.)
      Principal McVicker: What?!
      Beavis: Hey, Butt-Head. Where the hell are the dead people?
      Butt-Head: I'll just take that... (grabs the jar of coins)
      Principal McVicker: (pulling the jar from Beavis and Butt-Head) No! You're supposed to be dead! I'll kill you!
      (Principal McVicker begins to remember all the stuff Beavis and Butt-Head did over the years in the form of a montage before falling over and having a heart attack.)

    • Reporter: Principal Mcvicker, What is your reaction to the deaths of, uh, Bravis and... Head-butt?

    • (Stewart telling reporter about his memories with the Boys)
      Beavis: Man, I sure love baseball. Can I alphabetize your baseball card collection?
      Butt-head: Uh, can I like help you build your model airplane?
      Stewart: Not today, guys. ... We won't have time for that. Mom said she'd help us make low-fat macaroons.
      Butt-head: That would be swell, uh huh huh.
      Beavis: Yeah, your mom is cool, Stewart.

    • Mr. Van Driessen: I have a wonderful thought: let's take up a memorial collection in Beavis and Butt-Head's names. We can start a scholarship for other, uh, unique students.
      Coach Buzzcut: Damn hippie talk!
      Principal McVicker: No, no. That's a good idea! We can exploit their deaths to raise money for the school. Yeah!
      Mr. Van Driessen: Well, that's not what I had-
      Principal McVicker: We're doing this! Those two owe the school for all the damage they've caused! Besides, we could use a new teachers' lounge. I'll call the TV station and let them know right away.

    • Coach Buzzcut: (after the flashback of the boys) Just thinking about them offends my sense of human dignity. I hope their deaths were slow and painful!

    • Butt-Head: Damn it, this pisses me off! If we don't see some boobs, or some explosions, or...
      Beavis: Or poop! Yeah, that'd be cool.
      Butt-Head: Yeah, Yeah. Or like some, uh...butts, then I'm gonna, like, get pissed off.

    • Daria: Well, I guess it's kind of sad that they're dead and all, but it's not like they had bright futures ahead of them.

    • Announcer: Beavis and Butt-head will be right back... if we can find them.

    • Mr. Van Driessen: Students, I have sad tidings, there's been a terrible tragedy, and I wanted you to hear it from me first...
      Principal McVicker: (speaking over the P.A.) Listen up: Beavis and Butt-head are dead. There will be an emergency faculty meeting in the teacher's conference room in five minutes, followed by a brief parting outside. (to himself) Yippee!

    • School Secretary: Sir, I have some bad news: Beavis and Butt-head are dead.
      Mr. Van Driessen: What! Oh no, it can't be.
      Principal Mcvicker: Oh my God... that's the best news I have ever heard.

    • Beavis: (Answering phone) Who are you?
      School Secretary: This is Highland High calling. I'm trying to find out why Beavis and Butt-head have not been in school for the past three weeks.
      Beavis: Oh um, yeah, they're dead.

    • Butt-Head: Damn it, everything on TV sucks.
      Beavis: Yeah, this sucks! Maybe we should like, um, get a new TV.
      Butt-Head: Shut up, butt-wad, I'm trying to watch this crap.

  • Notes

    • This episode was on the Liquid Television Special.

    • These are the following episodes with clips used in the montage sequence on this episode (listed in order of the first clip shown):

      - Breakdown
      - Safe Driving
      - Substitute
      - No Laughing
      - Tired
      - Work Is Death
      - Home Improvement
      - Generation In Crisis
      - Lawn & Garden
      - Steamroller
      - Nose Bleed
      - Whiplash
      - Killing Time
      - Babes R Us
      - The Great Cornholio
      - Pumping Iron
      - Pierced
      - Comedians
      - Wet Behind The Rears
      - Figure Drawing
      - Cow Tipping
      - P.T.A.
      - Heroes
      - Evolution Sucks
      - Temporary Insanity
      - Animation Sucks
      - Ball Breakers
      - Lightning Strikes
      - Head Lice
      - The Final Judgment of Beavis
      - Bungholio: Lord Of The Harvest

    • All of the shows that Beavis and Butthead where watching were shown in previous episodes.

    • This episode can be seen on "Beavis and Butt-Head: The Mike Judge Collection - Vol. 3" on DVD.

    • Along the show, Mike Judge played more characters than every other actor or actress.

    • Due to a heart attack at the end of this episode, Principal McVicker might have probably died.

    • According to writer and voice director Kris Brown, Beavis and Butthead were supposed to die at the last scene, but it was cut out.

    • This was the only episode in the entire series to not feature even one music video, not counting Frog Baseball and Peace, Love, and Understanding.

    • Even though this is the final episode, it is one of the longest if not the longest episode of the series.

    • This is the only time in the entire series we see Mr. Van Driessen and Coach Buzzcut in the same scene.

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