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.
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."
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 /
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.