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Beavis and Butt-Head: They're Coming To Take Me Away, Huh Huh

Highland High School's new psychiatrist tries to psychoanalyze Beavis and Butt-head, and gives them some psychological tests. They fight in her office and misuse her things while she takes notes. The boys find the inkblot tests that the psychiatrist gives them to be especially stimulating, but she finds their answers disturbing.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x5
Production Number: 405
Airdate: Monday March 21st, 1994

Director: Mike Judge
Writer: Billy Aronson


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10/10 (1 Vote cast)
Main Cast
Mike JudgeMike Judge
voiced Beavis, Butt-head, Principal McVicker, Tom Anderson, David Van Driessen, Bradley Buzzcut, Various

Recap

The boys are playing with pencils before class - Beavis tries to stab between his fingers, and Butt-head sticks them into his nose and ears. Mr. Buzzcut starts class by introducing the new school psychiatrist, Dr. Floss. She invites the very bored-looking class to come see her if they have any problems. She claims her services will be offered on a voluntary basis, but when she sees the boys playing with the pencils, she orders them into her office...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Gwar"Jack The World" 
Salt 'N Pepa"Shoop" 
Smashing Pumpkins"Today" 


Episode Quotes
Dr. Floss: How about your parents. Your mother, for example. How do you feel about your mother?
Beavis: Um... like this? (moves his hands as if hugging a large woman) Kinda like this.
Butt-head: That's not how I feel your mother.
Beavis: Shut up, fartknocker!

(The boys are fighting over a purple lollipop)
Beavis: Come on, Butt-head, I always get the grape!
Butt-head: (on top of Beavis, and holding the lollipop out of reach) It's not gonna taste like grape when it's up your butt.

Dr. Floss: Now, I'd like you boys to look at these ink drawings, and tell me what you see. (holds up an inkblot that is just a few random splotches. The boys laugh) What?
Butt-head: It's like this dude... and he's, uh, you know... auditioning his finger puppet. (laughs)
Beavis: Yeah, yeah.. He's shining his helmet. (Both boys laugh)
Dr. Floss: I see.

Dr. Floss: And how about this one (holds up a very splattered inkblot, and both boys' eyes go wide)
Butt-head: Whoa! Leave a little for next time, dude!
Beavis: Yeah, yeah. He's really like, having a tug-o-war with Cyclops. (the boys laugh)



Episode Goofs
When we view the psychiatrist's office from above, the jar of lollipops on her desk looks as if it has around ten pieces of candy in it. But when Beavis goes over to take a lollipop, the jar is completely full with several dozen pieces of candy.



Cultural References
Visual: Sigmund Freud

Dr. Floss has a picture of Sigmund Freud on her wall above the couch where Beavis and Butt-head lie down. Freud is the founder of psychoanalytic psychology, and the boys lying down on the couch while they talk to Dr. Floss is another reference to Freud's psychotherapy techniques.

Visual: Julio Iglesias

The psychiatrist shows the boys an image of a singer holding a microphone in a sexual pose, and it is signed, "Love, Julio". This is most likely supposed to represent singer Julio Iglesias, the best-known Spanish singer in the world.

Visual: Rorschach inkblots

Rorschach inkblots are shown to people as a psychological evaluation. A Swiss psychiatrist named Hermann Rorschach created 10 specific inkblots and the measurement that accompanies them.



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