Beavis and Butt-head is an American animated television series created by Mike Judge, which originated in "Frog Baseball", a 1992 short film by Judge, from which MTV signed him to develop the concept. Beavis and Butt-head aired from March 8, 1993, to November 28, 1997 on MTV. The series has retained a cult following and is rated TV-14. Later, reruns aired on some other syndicated channels including Comedy Central and UPN. In 1996, the series was adapted into the animated feature film Beavis & Butt-Head Do America.
The show centers on two socially awkward, rock/metal-loving teenage delinquents, Beavis and Butt-head (both voiced by Mike Judge), who live in the fictional town of Highland, Texas. They have no apparent adult supervision at home, are woefully undereducated, dim-witted, barely literate and lack any empathy or moral scruples. Their most common shared activity is watching music videos, which they tend to judge by deeming them "cool", or by claiming, "This sucks!" They also apply these judgments to other things that they encounter, and will usually deem something "cool" if it is associated with violence, sex or the macabre. Despite having no experience with women, their other signature trait is their obsession with sex, and their tendency to chuckle and giggle whenever they hear words or phrases that can even remotely be construed as sexual. Each episode features a few interstitial scenes in which they view videos in this manner, their commentary improvised by Judge, with the rest of the episode depicting them embarking on some scheme or adventure.
They attend Highland High School, where their teachers are often at a loss as to how to deal with them; in many episodes they skip school altogether. They have little remorse for their actions, as in one episode when Butt-head fires a rifle into the air, hitting a Boeing 747 and causing it to crash. Later, upon observing the wreckage and being asked for help by the trapped cabin crew, they merely make crude jokes and walk away. This is typical of their shenanigans, which they tend to survive unwittingly without serious consequences, in contrast to those around them.