Beavis and Butt-Head
  • February, 1993: Apparel company "Laid Back Enterprises", which carried a line of products with a character "Butthead", sued MTV for trademark infringement[1]
  • March 8, 1993: Beavis and Butt-Head premiered on MTV with Door-To-Door and Give Blood.
  • March 11, 1993: Only three days after the premiere, MTV, citing issues with production, announced that the show would run only one more week before it would be taken off the air until the following May.
  • Spring, 1993: Beavis and Butt-head stickers became available in vending machines. This was the first piece of licensed Merchandise to hit the market.
  • April 19, 1993 (ekd): MTV aired a special edition of "Back in Black (Live)" by AC/DC. The music video consisted of concert footage combined with animation of Beavis and Butt-Head headbanging in the crowd and clips from Peace, Love and Understanding, Door-to-Door, Give Blood, Balloon, At the Movies, and Stewart's House, some of which had not yet premiered.
  • May 17, 1993: After a hiatus of more than a month, Beavis and Butt-head returned to the air full time, and Daria Morgendorffer made her debut in Scientific Stuff.
  • July, 1993: California lottery winner Dick Zimmerman announced that he would use his winnings to get Beavis and Butt-head off the air.
  • August, 1993: The first Beavis and Butt-Head computer virus was created, simply titled The B&B (Computer Virus).
  • August 78, 1993: The first Moron-a-thon, a 2-day marathon of episodes, aired.
  • August 19, 1993: Beavis and Butt-head appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
  • August 23, 1993: In Sydney, Ohio, three teenage girls accidentally started a fire while imitating the hairspray scene in For Better or Verse.
  • September 2, 1993: Beavis and Butt-Head appeared on the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards to present the award for "Best Metal/Hard Rock Video".
  • Late September-Early October, 1993 The show began airing with a new disclaimer, which warned children not to imitate Beavis and Butt-head.
  • October 6, 1993: In Moraine, Ohio, 5 year old Austin Messner burned down his trailer, killing his younger sister. The mother claimed he was inspired by the show, a claim which has since been refuted by Austin Messner himself.
  • October, 1993: In response to the incident, MTV censored all fire references, and the show was moved from the 7PM time slot to the 10:30PM time slot.
  • Late October, 1993: Laid Back Enterprises settled its trademark lawsuit with MTV out of court.
  • November 1, 1993: Pocket Books published the first Beavis and Butt-head book, This Book Sucks, written by Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil.
  • November 23, 1993: Geffen Records released The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience album.
  • Early October, 1993 Beavis or Butt-Head are not rolemodels
  • December 10, 1993: The music video for "I Got You Babe", one of the tracks from the recent album, premiered on MTV.
  • December 23, 1993: Mike Judge appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and discussed the origins of the characters Beavis and Butt-head. The show featured a preview of Late Night with Butt-Head.


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