Ramones, “I Wanna Be Sedated”
Season 1, episode 2
When Beavis and Butt-Head truly get pleasure from music, they do not joke about it. Enter the Ramones’ basic “I Wanna Be Sedated,” a rock music that the 2 troublemaking mates simply cannot mock. The pair merely headbangs their manner by means of the hit with an occasional “heh heh” to punctuate the video. The collection would have been loads totally different had we not heard their usually caustic criticisms of the MTV technology of tunes, but it surely’s nonetheless good to know that Beavis and Butt-Head aren’t at all times haters. — DENISE WARNER
Nelson, “(Cannot Dwell With out Your) Love and Affection”
Season 2, episode 5
Beavis and Butt-Head usually had ladies on the thoughts, however they doubled down on their obsession with “chicks” on this video, going as far as to name dibs on the Nelson twins, whom they by some means mistook for masculine girls within the age of hair metallic. The 2 additionally hilariously put their lack of pop-rock historical past on show, with Beavis noting that Matthew and Gunnar’s grandpa was Ozzy Osbourne (it is truly Ozzie Nelson), and Butt-Head “correcting” him to say they’re “Elvis’ children.” Perhaps Highland Excessive may provide a Rock Family tree course? — ANNA CHAN
Kiss, “I Love It Loud”
Season 2, episode 23
For B&B, nothing slapped more durable than Kabuki-makeup rockers Kiss. And the efficiency video for this thundering monitor from their 1982 Creatures of the Evening album had every part the boys love: metallic riffs, extra-long tongue wagging, dumb-looking previous individuals, axe-shaped basses, sick costumes and the power to anger stated lame dad and mom. That combo elicited the best of reward — and some of the iconic B&B quips ever — from Beavis, “These guys are fairly cool for a bunch of mimes.” Butt-Head’s response: “Yeah, heh, heh, mimes are cool as a result of they make plenty of noise and scream!” — GIL KAUFMAN
Alice in Chains, “Man within the Field”
Season 3, episode 22
Come for Beavis’ surprisingly in-tune imitation of the long-lasting Jerry Cantrell talkbox riff that opens Alice In Chains’ “Man within the Field,” keep for Butt-Head’s Winger zinger, by which the duo concludes the man within the music video should have sewn his eyes shut after seeing a clip from Stewart’s favorite band. — JOE LYNCH
Season 4, episode 11
Again when one-hit wonderdom appeared within the playing cards for Radiohead’s future, B&B had maybe the ultimate phrase on their single-song legacy — roundly unimpressed by means of the verses, then enthralled on the refrain. “In the event that they did not have part of the music that sucked, then it is like, the opposite half would not be as cool,” Butt-Head expounded, by accident summarizing a whole decade’s value of grunge-era quiet-loud dynamics within the course of. Radiohead would find yourself essentially the most acclaimed rock band of the subsequent decade, however this early assessment stays amongst their most memorable. — ANDREW UNTERBERGER
9 Inch Nails, “March of the Pigs”
Season 4, episode 17
B&B might have been robust on these they deemed “wussy” artists, however in addition they proved they are not averse to slamming bands they assume usually rule. After initially admiring Chris Vrenna’s speedy drumming on the outset of this NIN banger, the duo complained that “drunk” frontman Trent Reznor wanted to “get began.” And when the music slowed down throughout the bridge, Butt-Head opined, “These guys simply want to focus on rocking,” later including that the economic rockers, “must follow extra.” Harsh, dude. — A.C.
Soundgarden, “Black Gap Solar”
Season 5, episode 1
Butt-Head might have initially proven off his wit by narrating the video’s calm opening as if it have been a documentary movie, however issues shortly devolved. When Chris Cornell launched into the refrain, the duo’s infantile obsession with “holes” (heh heh heh!) took over, with Butt-Head education Beavis with this nugget of knowledge he apparently gleaned from Star Trek: “A black gap is like this big bunghole in outer area.” No surprise these two have been briefly demoted to kindergarten. — A.C.
R.E.M., “Shiny Pleased Individuals”
Season 5, episode 9
As dim-witted, depressing cartoon characters, Beavis and Butt-Head don’t have anything in widespread with “Shiny Pleased Individuals.” What have they got? An unfailing means to make a d–k joke out of something. Cue Beavis stating that you could’t say the phrase “happiness” with out saying “penis,” and later informing us he is “hung like a horse.” We’ll simply must take your phrase for it, Beavis. Please. — J.L.
MC 900 Ft. Jesus, “If I Solely Had a Mind”
Season 5, episode 15
Considered one of Beavis’ extra endearing traits was his tendency to get his mind damaged by popular culture delivered at a really specific wavelength. Maybe essentially the most memorable instance of a music delivered at that particular frequency was MC 900 Ft. Jesus’ alt-rap almost-hit “If I Solely Had a Mind,” whose insistently murmured synth bass line immediately burrowed its manner into Beavis’ cerebral cortex, rendering him unable to do something however sing alongside to it. Ultimately, he ensnared Butt-Head into doing the identical — even after the latter made good on his threats to smack Beavis upside the top, repeatedly. Mid-’90s MTV simply had that sort of impact on individuals, y’know. — A.U.
Snoop Dogg, “Gin & Juice”
Season 5 episode 28
Their commentary on this iconic single is the right distillation of what made the couch-surfing buds so legendary. Whereas watching Snoop’s gangsta exploits, Beavis dubbed himself a “straight G” and claimed he is from Compton. Butt-Head snapped again, “Yeah, you are a G … for ‘gonad,'” doubling down and reminding his couchmate that he is truly a “white wussy from proper right here.” When Beavis would not shut up about his suburban avenue bona fides, Butt-Head laid the final word smackdown: “Beavis, shut up. You’ve got by no means been to Compton, you are by no means gonna go to Compton. You are gonna be right here for the remainder of your life. You are silly, you have no cash, and also you’re by no means gonna rating.” Cannot argue with that. — G.Okay.
Gary Younger, “Plantman”
Season 5, episode 33
“Is that Robert Plant?” No, it is ex-Pavement drummer Gary Younger, however his “Plantman” was an ideal encapsulation of the sort of musically absurd and lyrically nonsensical ’90s different to trigger an entire lot of rightfully perplexed euuhhhhh couchside reactions from B&B. Beavis’ Plantman vs. Spoonman hypothetical would’ve made for an incredible Superstar Deathmatch a number of years later, BTW. — A.U.
Season 5, episode 37
This one’s much less about commentary than the enjoyment of watching Beavis enter a state of ecstasy as he witnesses a person on hearth run down the road in gradual movement. Butt-Head’s repeated makes an attempt to regain his consideration are met with indifference — or outright hostility — and he lastly has to slap Beavis foolish to carry him again from his completely happy place. Sadly, Beavis doesn’t keep in mind something he’s seen, and it is potential he is carried out this numerous instances solely to neglect when he snaps again to actuality. We simply need Beavis to see the cool man on hearth, and keep in mind it. We simply need him to be completely happy. — SAMANTHA XU
Season 5, episode 42
After Beavis deprives himself of oxygen whereas watching the video for Korn’s “Blind,” he goes off on a surprisingly literate, glib critique of “by-product” bands within the “so-called different rock” style, referencing every part from Suicidal Tendencies to Laurie Anderson. However music-blogosphere model of Beavis does not sit proper with Butt-Head, who sums up that rock critic diatribe after Beavis returns to regular: “You bought all dizzy and then you definately began speaking like a dumba–.” Touché. — J.L.
Season 5, episode 43
“These dudes, they’re simply there. They don’t even consider them as individuals, simply issues for these chicks to take a look at and get off on,” Beavis complained, along with his astute observations that Elastica was objectifying the bare males of their video. His fake outrage is a superb instance of how self-aware the writers have been in mocking the present’s essential characters. After all, Beavis instantly took again his feedback on the prospect of himself getting bare close to any chicks in any music video. That’s totally different as a result of he’d be one step nearer to scoring! — S.X.
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Season 8, episode 4
Everyone knows that Beavis is the delicate one, however we didn’t understand how delicate till we came upon he loves Perry’s 2010 hit. After all, Butt-Head was having none of it, as soon as once more taking the chance to tear down Beavis and his propensity to overshare his feelings. Fortuitously, Beavis doesn’t take it, delivering a swift kick to his buddy’s ‘nads whereas asserting that he’s, in truth, a firework. Sure you might be, Beavis, sure you might be! Let your colours burst! — S.X.