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Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead

When the school calls to find out why Beavis and Butt-head haven't been to class in three weeks, Beavis answers the phone and says that Beavis and Butt-head are dead. The school holds a memorial service for them, while all along, they are at home on the couch watching TV and eating nachos.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x21
Production Number: 821
Airdate: Friday November 28th, 1997

Guest Stars
David SpadeDavid Spade
voiced Mr. Manners
Christina LaGuardiaChristina LaGuardia
voiced Amy Asskowitz

Tracy GrandstaffTracy Grandstaff
voiced Daria
Main Cast
Mike JudgeMike Judge
voiced Beavis, Butt-head, Principal McVicker, Tom Anderson, David Van Driessen, Bradley Buzzcut


When Mr. Van Driessen takes roll, he notices Beavis and Butt-head are absent, as they have been for three weeks. He discusses this with Principal McVicker, who tries to initiate phone contact with the boys' parents. Beavis answers the phone, and tells the school secretary that Beavis and Butt-head are dead. Principal McVicker is thrilled, while Mr. Van Driessen tearfully informs his class of the news. He shares some memories he has of the boys (shown in flashback clips), as does Daria...

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Episode Notes
This episode contains many flashbacks that include people's memories of Beavis and Butt-head. The flashbacks are all scenes from previous episodes.

After the closing credits (which plays over "I'll Be Seeing You"), the following text appears:

Thank you to all the talented artists, writers and highly intelligent people who worked so hard to make Beavis and Butt-Head look so dumb.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
(Unknown artist)I'll Be Seeing YouClosing credits

Episode Quotes
Mr. Van Driessen: Um... don't you think we should give their parents a call?
Mr. McVicker: Do they even HAVE parents?
Mr. Van Driessen: Well, I have to assume so.

Miss Tress: (over the intercom) Sir, I have some bad news. Beavis and Butt-head are... dead.
Mr. Van Driessen: (shocked) Oh, what? No, it can't be!
Mr. McVicker: Oh my God. (smiles) That's the best news I have ever heard.

Mr. McVicker: I knew it was either gonna be either me or them!

Cultural References
Visual: TV shows

Beavis and Butt-head briefly watch a few seconds of Jeopardy! and The Today Show as they flip through the channels. Later, they also see I Dream of Jeanie, and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

TV Announcer: That's right, Bernie's still dead, and he's stiffer than ever!

Butt-head must be watching a commercial for a sequel to the 1989 film, Weekend at Bernie's.

Episode References
Visual: The Beverly Hillbillies on TV

Beavis and Butt-head watch the same episode of The Beverly Hillbillies that they saw in episode 5x14, "Beaverly Buttbillies."

Visual: Mr. Van Driessen sings "Men Have Feelings Too"

We see this in Mr. Van Driessen's flashback. This first occurred in episode 3x17, "Canoe."

Visual: Mr. Van Driessen gets crushed by a tire

In his second flashback, we see a scene from the episode, "Tired." This aired in season five.

Butt-head: He sure does like to touch.
Beavis: Yeah. He tried to touch my wiener.

Mr. Van Driessen flashes back to a scene from episode 4x21, "Manners Suck."

Visual: Mr. Van Driessen sings "Touch a Mountain" while on the bus

This flashback's scene occurred in episode 5x48, "Bus Trip."

Visual: Daria watches the boys mud wrestle in bikini tops

Daria's first flashback comes from episode 2x06, "Babes R Us."

Daria: (to Beavis and Butt-head) He said master PAINTERS.

Daria is recalling a scene from episode 4x19, "Butt is it Art?"

Daria: You guys will never graduate.
Butt-head: Never masturbate?

Daria remembers this conversation from episode 6x03, "U.S. History."

Visual: Asbestos in Obstetrics

The boys watch a little of a show called "Asbestos in Obstetrics." They watched this same show in episode 4x11, "Blackout."

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