Episode Titles: "Whorehouse" & "Going Down"
Writer: Mike Judge
Director: Mike Judge
Beavis and Butt-Head have a complicated relationship with women. They want women and women don't want them.
Okay, I guess it's not that complicated after all. Regardless, the apparent season finale episodes of "Beavis and Butt-Head" both revolved around the idiotic duo's baser desires to "score."
In "Whorehouse," Beavis and Butt-Head stumble upon a scarcely attended protest in front of a Women's Health Center. The protesters are there to verbally assault the women inside for getting abortions, but their shouts of "Whores!" and "fornicators!" only lead Beavis and Butt-Head to believe that they've found a whorehouse. They even join the protest outside in the mistaken belief that the leader of the protest is actually the owner of the clinic. For his part, the leader believes that Beavis and Butt-Head buy into his rhetoric and he lightly convinces them to perform an act of "civil disobedience" by entering the clinic.
When the duo are brusquely escorted back outside by the burly security guard, even the protest leader recognizes that Beavis and Butt-Head just want to have sex with any woman that they can. Of course, the leader assumes that the immorality of the clinic corrupted them and he ends up tasered and convulsing at the hands of the security guard.
Sensing their opening, Beavis and Butt-Head make it inside the clinic and they soon come to the mistaken conclusion that only men are turning tricks in this whorehouse and they leave in disgust. But Beavis and Butt-Head don't get off that easily this time. They get the bright idea to apply for a job at the "whorehouse" and the security guard returns to tazer both of them until they try to crawl away in agony. It's a pretty hilarious image, if not quite as epic as the beatdown they received from a karate instructor a few episodes back.
"Going Down" is a much funnier episode that finds Beavis and Butt-Head obsessed with the computerized female voice that says "going down" in a hotel elevator. When a gorgeous woman joins them in the elevator, Beavis presses so many buttons that it traps all three of them in the elevator together. Clearly, this was heaven for them and hell for her.
The young lady never offers her name, but she quickly figures out that Beavis and Butt-Head won't willingly help her escape unless they have a chance to score with her. So, she pretends to be willing to have sex with both of them if they get on top of each other and let her stand on top of Butt-Head. The woman successfully gets out of the elevator and she promptly leaves the boys to their fate.
It actually takes several hours for the duo to figure out that the woman isn't coming back. Beavis even stays on his hands and knees for an extended period during the time lapse of their ordeal. This segment seems to have been inspired by Nicholas White, a man who was trapped in a New York elevator for 41 hours a few years ago. And let's just say that Mr. White adapted to it better than Beavis and Butt-Head do.
Butt-Head may not be able to pronounce "cannibalism," but he is the first to suggest it to Beavis; who meekly accepts that Butt-Head will kill him and eat his legs before Beavis does the same to him. Except even Beavis eventually figures out that if Butt-Head kills him, then he won't be able to kill him back. And as they fight to determine who will live, the elevator springs back to life… just in time for another beautiful woman to join them. Moments later, the elevator is stuck again and the circle begins again.
This was a rare three music video week for the interstitials; and all three music videos from Travie McCoy (featuring Bruno Mars), Earl Greyhound and Jake Walden were pretty terrible. But the joy of "Beavis and Butt-Head" is that even the crappy music videos can be entertaining with their commentary. It was especially amusing when the duo were freaked out by Walden's constant smoldering looks towards the camera.
And then there was yet another segment from "Jersey Shore;" which Beavis and Butt-Head assumed must have been from "a very special episode" in which the misfits weren't fighting or fooling around with each other. Still, nothing can really make "Jersey Shore" entertaining and I can't wait for that show to fade away into obscurity.
"Going Down" was definitely one of the better installments of the revived series. But if this is the end of "Beavis and Butt-Head's" season, then it's been fairly solid throughout. However, I suspect that "Beavis and Butt-Head" will eventually be back for another season. After all, the ratings were good and they never did get around to making fun of "Teen Wolf" or "Awkward."
And that needs to happen, now.
Crave Online Rating: 8 out of 10.