Beavis and Butt-head

1993 TV-14 3 seasons

Beavis and Butt-head

1993 TV-14 3 seasons
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Deemed by many as a potent symbol of America's terminal decline, this lowbrow animated series was wildly popular with teenage viewers in the 1990s and is widely regarded as the pioneering force behind a new genre of subversive cartoon humor. Beavis and Butt-head's lives and perspectives are governed by a few basic imperatives: their love of TV and rock music, and an extreme distaste for school and the overall concept of learning in general.
Mike Judge, Tracy Grandstaff, Adam Welsh, Dale Revo, Rottilio Michieli
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (1993) - 3 discs

World-class animated slackers Beavis and Butt-head spew out their special blend of crass wisecracks in this collection of 40 shorts. Created by Mike Judge ("King of the Hill"), the series became a cult hit responsible for permanent butt-imprints on couches across the nation. Extras include 11 music videos with commentary from the cartoon duo, director's cut episodes, a featurette and Beavis and Butt-Head appearances and interviews.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the sexual references, crass humor, strong language, and irresponsible messages in this animated series ensure it's not appropriate for tweens and offers nothing positive for the teen set. Beavis and Butt-Head are foul-mouthed ("damn," "bitch," "ass," etc.), irresponsible, uneducated slackers whose destructive behavior is the basis for the show's humor. They view women as a means to sex (though they never actually have sex), school as a waste of time, and rules as a challenge to their independence. The show's crudity is exaggerated and only upstaged by its graphic discourse about sex, including the guys' comments about arousal and ejaculation.

Sexual Content

Pretty much anything short of the act itself is fair game. Innuendo-laced comments ("I think I just inoculated"), references to "stiffies," provocative photos of women, couples posed suggestively (bikini-clad women sitting on men's laps, for instance), as well as plenty of references to body parts like boobs, butts, and slang like "'nads."


The guys enjoy skeet shooting in their free time.


Pervasive cursing includes numerous variations of "ass," "damn," "bitch," "hell," and "sucks," as well as name-calling like "diarrhea," "dillweed," "fart knocker," and "butthole."

Social Behavior

The show uses the guys' social ineptitude and idiocy as inspiration for its humor. Women are objectified through the characters' comments about their appearance and sex appeal. The guys' misbehavior and complete disregard for authority sends negative messages about real-life consequences of similar actions. Stereotypes run rampant, homosexuality is mocked, and bathroom humor is ribald as well: Beavis is a chronic nose-picker, and multiple uses for excrement is a common topic of discussion.


The show often includes cartoon versions of music videos, featuring artists from The Beatles to Ozzy Osbourne.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The teens often drink non-alcoholic beverages that look like beer and discuss the positive aspects of drunkenness, including the fact that alcohol increases the accessibility of women. Occasional background characters smoke.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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