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Beavis and Butt-head started life as an animated short created by Judge for the Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. This short, named "Frog Baseball" was aired on MTV's independent animation showcase Liquid Television, which was presumably the catalyst for MTV becoming interested in pursuing a television series featuring the characters.

An episode of the show typically consists of Beavis and Butt-head making juvenile commentary while watching music videos. Between the videos, stories are advanced involving the duo's adventures in troublemaking both at home and at school. Targets for their carnal humour include authority, high school life and even themselves. Beavis and Butt-head's characteristic features are that they are obsessed with sex and somewhat mentally challenged.

Butt-head seems calmer and marginally more intelligent than Beavis, the latter being prone to bouts of hyperactive lunacy. Butt-head is usually oblivious to subtleties, while Beavis is somewhat oblivious to the obvious.

The sneering, mindless duo gave American teens a plethora of new slang put-downs and terms, including "buttmunch", "fartknocker", "bunghole", "cornholio" and "spank the monkey". Early episodes gave the duo a juvenile obsession with fire and dangerous, risky behavior. The show was blamed for numerous child deaths as the result of fire and dangerous stunts, and the references were excised from further broadcastings, being replaced to some extent with simply silly stunts, bad pick-up lines, etcetera. MTV also responded by broadcasting the program after 11:00 PM, and adding a disclaimer reminding parents that the show was not for children.

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Last Airing Jan 01, 1997
Premiere March 8, 1993
Episodes 196
Network MTV
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do VMAs
(Posted August 25, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

LOS ANGELES ( Beavis and Butt-Head, who have long been absent from MTV, will return to the network they once ruled at this weekend's Video Music Awards.

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The Mike Judge Collection Vol. 1 (Paramount Home Entertainment)
(November 8, 2005) Buy It (USA) (Canada)

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