Beavis Connects with Fire in Beavis and Butt-Head Revival Series Clip

It is the year of Beavis and Butt-Head. In anticipation of the new series, continuing the hijinks of everyone’s favorite idiots, Paramount Plus has released an eight-minute clip featuring segments of an episode titled “The Special One.” The clip, which can be viewed below along with a synopsis, gives fans a special look into Beavis’s obsession with fire!

The iconic animated duo of Beavis and Butt-head are back and dumber than ever! The ’90s pop-culture phenomenons return, voiced by creator Mike Judge, to confound common sense, torment each other, and showcase some of the dumbest comedy imaginable.

If you know Beavis and Butt-Head, you’ll probably remember Beavis’s obsession with fire. The chuckling fiend normally never passes the chance to start, spread, or explode something in its glowing, destructive glory. In this clip, Beavis comes face to face with a dumpster fire containing the very spirit of fire itself! Proclaiming Beavis as its “special one,” the fire spirit commands Beavis to do all sorts of tasks such as… doing some exercise, picking up trash from the street, and writing a book report. The commands baffle Beavis, who eventually gets sick of the fire’s uncool demands and lets the restaurant know that there’s a fire in their dumpster.

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The clips also contain a newly adapted segment. In the initial series on MTV, the duo would wisecrack over music videos on their couch. In the new series, instead of music videos it will be viral internet videos. This episode features a TikTok that shows how one makes tattoo ink in prison, with the boys making riffs and burns on the person doing the tutorial.

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Beavis and Butt-Head has a dodgy history when it comes to the topic of fire. In October 1993, the show was brought under a fire of its own when a five-year-old boy, Austin Messner, decided to mimic the character. The child set fire to his mother’s mobile home with a cigarette lighter, which sadly killed his little sister, Jessica. The mother claimed that her son had watched the show and said “fire was fun!” This led to MTV removing references to fire from the show and moving the series to a later time slot.

Despite the backlash, this crew refused to back completely to censorship demands. Frequently, the writing team would find new loopholes and other ways to bend around the new rules. A popular method was making Beavis scream words that sound like “fire,” such as “Fryer! Fryer!” when the boys were working at Burger World. Other episodes utilized the word as “forbidden,” an example being Beavis saying “liar, liar, pants on…” and pausing before the word “fire.”

When the series made a brief return in 2011, the word “fire” was no longer forbidden. Beavis says the word a total of seven times within 28 seconds during the “Werewolves of Highland” segment in the first new episode. Butt-Head even manages to slip it in as well.

With the new series coming to Paramount Plus, and with parental controls being more accessible, it’s less of a scare to have Beavis and Butt-Head return to their destructive roots. The 90s were a much wilder time for children and cartoons, but time has a way of changing culture, including how we look at and digest television. Perhaps this clip is Paramount and creator Mike Judge giving a nod to fans, Beavis and fire aren’t going anywhere, it’s going to be all out for this new series.