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The town of Highland suffers a blackout, and Beavis and Butt-head are annoyed that they can't watch TV. The boys head outside to find a working television set, and somehow end up directing traffic - a job they aren't very good at.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: 411
Airdate: Monday April 11th, 1994

Director: Mike Judge
Writer: Joe Stillman

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Main Cast
Mike Judge
voiced Beavis, Butt-head, Principal McVicker, Tom Anderson, David Van Driessen, Bradley Buzzcut


Beavis and Butt-head are watching a television movie called "Asbestos in Obstetrics" when the power goes out. At first they only think their remote is broken - they don't even notice their lights have gone off. Police begin to patrol the neighborhood announcing the blackout, and reassuring everyone the power will be restored shortly. The boys still don't understand the situation, so they begin kicking the TV, until Butt-head realizes the power's out. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Morrissey"November Spawned a Monster" 

Episode Quotes
Beavis: Hey Butt-head, what's wrong with the TV?
Butt-head: Uh... I don't know. Let's kick it.
Beavis: Yeah yeah yeah.... let's kick it! Let's kick it! Kick it!!!

Butt-head: We gotta find a place to watch TV.
Beavis: Yeah, yeah. Huh huh.
(A store window breaks, and two men exit carrying a large TV set and run off)
Beavis: (pointing) Hey, they've got one.
Butt-head: Yeah. Hey, wait up, dude!
Police officer: (off-screen) Freeze! Police!
(Sound of gunshots)
Butt-head: Uh, never mind.

Episode Goofs
When the boys first see Mr. Van Driessen, he's got a red arm band on his left bicep. But in when the view shifts, the arm band is blue - the same color as his shirt. In the next view shift, the arm band is red again.

When the boys begin walking down the street to find a TV, they pass a store called "Mad Jack's" twice, yet they never turned around or changed direction.

Cultural References
TV Announcer: Now back to Melissa Gilbert, in 'Asbestos in Obstetrics.'

Melissa Gilbert is an actress best know for playing Laura Ingalls on the TV series, Little House on the Prairie.

Warning: Beavis and Butt-Head season 4 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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