Parents' Guide to

Beavis and Butt-Head (2011)

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Iconic '90s remake is rude, crude, and iffy for teens.

TV MTV Comedy 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

great show

really good show i love it

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 13+

One of the greatest comedies ever made.

Rated TV-14

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (24 ):

BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD's rebirth is less a statement of the show's social value and more a result of TV's nostalgic regression to '90s classics (and some less-than classics). Age hasn't done these two numbskulls any good, and Beavis and Butt-head continue to personify what parents should hope their teens won't become. Their abhorrent behavior oscillates between criminal and clinically insane, and their obsession with wooing girls to have sex with them takes up a good portion of their time, leaving little for more productive endeavors.

Of course, no one would argue that Judge intended for these two to be positive characters, since their negative traits are what make them appealing to their teen audience. Their willingness to speak their minds, their unique commentary on the media of the times, and even their uninhibited idiocy, have a certain appeal for viewers, but only if they're prepared to put the guys' actions in their rightful place. Bottom line? There's not much to applaud about this show, but controversy goes a long way in attracting viewers. If your older teens can recognize the negative behavior as the fantasy it's meant to be, they're probably OK to tune in.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 27, 2011
  • Cast: Mike Judge
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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