Beavis and Butt-Head

Citizen Butt-Head is the 15th episode in Season 3 of Beavis and Butt-Head. It is the 44th episode overall.


Principal McVicker and the other teachers at Highland High School plan to keep Beavis and Butt-Head away from the visiting US President Bill Clinton, who takes a real shine to them at his Q&A session. After Principal McVicker is tackled by the Secret "Cervix", Bill Clinton awards Beavis and "Bum-Head" the Student of the Year award, much to Daria's dismay.




[We open to Beavis and Butt-head watching TV. An advertisement about the President is currently on.]

TV Announcer: Today, President Clinton will be visiting our very own Highland High School! We'll be holding an event called "Youth: The Next Generation".

Butt-head: Huh huh, that guy's really fat.

Beavis: Heh, yeah.

Announcer: The president will answer spontaneous questions from students picked at random.

Beavis: Heh heh, he said picked. Heh heh.

[We cut to Highland High's teachers lounge. McVicker has gathered the staff for a meeting regarding the event.]

McVicker: Are the hand-picked honor students rehearsing their questions?

Dr. Charleston: Yes, sir!

McVicker: Is security in place?

Mrs. Dickie: Check.

McVicker: Now, what about B-Beavis and Butt-head?!

[The staff looks confused and unsure as they keep shifting eye focus and contemplating.]

Mr. Stevenson: Maybe they won't come to school today!

[In reaction, McVicker just slams his paper into the desk.]

McVicker: You idiot! It's Taco Day in the cafeteria! They'll be here! Now look, the future of Highland High is at stake, not to mention my personal career. B-Beavis and Butt-head must not be allowed within THREE MILES of the President!!

Mrs. Wilcox: Maybe we could just kill them!

Mr. Miller: That would be cool.

[The staff except McVicker laugh about it ala Beavis and Butt-head. McVicker was just trying to think of a workaround without the result being in jail.]

McVicker: Uhh, tempting, but I've got a better idea.

[McVicker smirks over his idea as we fade to black. Soon, Beavis and Butt-head are back in the principal's office for a different reason.]

McVicker: Boys, take the day off!

[He pulls up a phony looking pass to the boys to give them.]

McVicker: T-This pass will allow you to stay off-campus. Way off-campus, for the next 24 hours. You can go anywhere, do anything!

[Butt-head takes the pass.]

Butt-head: But today's Taco Day! Huh huh huh.

[McVicker also pulls out a stack of money, which is given to Beavis.]

McVicker: Here's fifty bucks. Go down to the House of Tacos and stuff yourselves.

Beavis: Heh heh, you said stuff. Heh


[The boys sprint out of the doorway, leaving McVicker less stressed. The boys are outside, holding the pass.]

Butt-head: Woah! We can go anywhere and do anything!

Beavis: Yeah, heh heh.

[Two thought bubbles appear over their heads, but nothing is in them, accompanied with electricity crackling. The bubbles soon pop.]

Beavis: It's cool to like, try and think of stuff.

Butt-head: Yeah, huh huh. This pass is cool.

Beavis: This proves that we're cooler than other people.

Butt-head: Yeah, huh huh. People would be jealous if they knew we had it. Let's go show everyone!


  • A shot of Beavis lighting a cigarette during the Tag Team video was edited out in later airings.
  • The TV broadcast has an extra scene with McVicker. After he hears about the boys being back on campus, he calls for Ms. Tress to bring him a new pair of pants and he starts freaking out. It's possible that it was filler and isn't present on home video versions.
  • Beavis' "FIRE! FIRE!" quip was deleted before the first run, obviously missing from Butt-Head's "...and set it on fire!" and then jumping to "Yeah!" after an obvious deleted frame. The edit is even more obvious on airings where Butt-Head is abruptly cut off after stating about "invading a country". The former edit is more common than the latter.
  • The scene with Beavis shouting "BACK OFF, YOU FAT PIG!" is cut from broadcasts as well as the Paramount+ release of this episode, and is replaced with a shot of Butt-Head looking confused as Beavis picks his nose again. This would make his frowning expression non-sensical. The reason the edit was done has not been explained yet, although the unedited scene is present on home video.

Music Videos[]

  • Tag Team - "Whoomp! (There It Is)"
  • Daisy Chainsaw - "Love Your Money"
  • Tool - "Sober"
  • Rollins Band - "Low Self Opinion"
  • Suzanne Vega - "Blood Makes Noise"
  • Georgia Satellites - "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"


  • When Clinton says "Did you boys have a question?", the Secret Service member on the left side of the screen has brown hair but when Butt-Head discusses flying over a country, he becomes blonde.


  • This episode premiered in MTV's First Annual Butt Bowl.
  • This episode sometimes aired as two parts with both parts airing alongside different episodes (Example: Politically Correct/First half of Citizen Butt-Head, then Second half of Citizen Butt-Head/Buff 'n' Stuff). When aired this way, the second half was titled "Citizen Butt-Head (Part 2)."
  • When President Clinton gave Beavis and Butt-Head the "Students of the Year" award, the band started playing the United States Anthem while Butt-Head said "This band sucks," even though they were rocking out to the band's music earlier.


Episode List
Shorts · Season 1 · Season 2 · Season 3 · Season 4 · Season 5 · Season 6 · Season 7 · Season 8 · Season 9 · Season 10

Shorts: Frog Baseball · Peace, Love and Understanding

Season 1: Door-to-Door · Give Blood · Balloon

Season 2: Scientific Stuff · Good Credit · Burger World · Baby Makes Uh, Three · Beware of the Butt · At the Sideshow · Customers Suck · Sick · Home Improvement · Way Down Mexico Way · At the Movies · No Laughing · The Butt-Head Experience · Lawn & Garden · Stewart's House · For Better or Verse · Bedpans & Broomsticks · Babes R Us · Yogurt's Cool · Heroes · Sign Here · Washing the Dog · Friday Night · Be All You Can Be

Season 3: Comedians · Carwash · Couch-Fishing · Incognito · Kidnapped · Naked Colony · Tornado · Cleaning House · Scratch 'N' Win · Scared Straight · Eating Contest · Sporting Goods · Sperm Bank · Buff 'N' Stuff · Citizen Butt-Head · Politically Correct · Ball Breakers · Meet God · Meet God · True Crime · The Trial · The Crush · Plate Frisbee · Canoe · Young, Gifted, & Crude · Foreign Exchange · A Very Special Christmas with Beavis and Butt-Head · Closing Time · Most Wanted

Season 4: Wall of Youth · Cow Tipping · Trouble Urinating · Rabies Scare · They're Coming to Take Me Away, Huh Huh · Jump! · Pumping Iron · Let's Clean it Up · 1-900-BEAVIS · Water Safety · Blackout! · Late Night with Butt-Head · The Final Judgement of Beavis · Pool Toys · Madame Blavatsky · Beavis and Butt-Head's Island · Figure Drawing · Date Bait · Butt is it Art? · Right On · Manners Suck · The Pipe of Doom · Safe Driving · Mr Anderson's Balls · Patients Patients · Teen Talk · Crisis Line · Vs. the Vending Machine · Generation in Crisis · Radio Sweethearts · The Great Cornholio · Liar! Liar!

Season 5: Held Back · Killing Time · Beard Boys · Choke · Safe House · Hard Sell · Walkathon · Temporary Insanity · Dude, a Reward · Walking Erect · Career Day · Plastic Surgin' · Take a Number · Beaverly Buttbillies · Tainted Meat · Stewart Moves Away · Top O' The Mountain · Party · Wet Behind the Rears · Bad Dog · Lightning Strikes · Dream On · Candy Sale · Animation Sucks · What's the Deal · The History of Women · To the Rescue · I Dream of Beavis · Pregnant Pause · Here Comes the Bride's Butt · Screamers · Beavis, Can You Spare a Dime? · Skin Trade · Oil Change · Buttniks · Bang the Drum Slowly Dumbass · Another Friday Night · Tired · Close Encounters · Womyn · Vidiots · Premature Evacuation · Whiplash · Spare Me · Patsies · Murder Site · Spanish Fly · Sexual Harassment · Bus Trip · Green Thumbs · Steamroller

Season 6: Bungholio: Lord of the Harvest · The Mystery of Morning Wood · US History · Feel a Cop · Date Watchers · Blood Pressure · Huh-Huh-Humbug · It's a Miserable Life · Babysitting · Stewart is Missing · Gang of Two · Sprout · Prank Call · No Service · Yard Sale · P.T.A. · Substitute · Shopping List · Buy Beer

Season 7: Butt, Butt, Hike · Vaya Con Cornholio · Evolution Sucks · Ding-Dong-Ditch · Just for Girls · A Very Special Episode · Dumbasses Anonymous · Underwear · Head Lice · Cyber-Butt · Nose Bleed · Citizens Arrest · Pierced · A Great Day · On Strike · Follow Me · Nothing Happening · Take a Lap · Shortcuts · Bride of Butt-Head · Special Delivery · Woodshop · T.V. Violence · Canned · Garage Band · Impotence · The Miracle That is Beavis · Shopping Cart · Inventors · Die Fly, Die! · Drinking Butt-ies · Work is Death · Breakdown · Graduation Day · The Future of Beavis and Butt-Head · Speech Therapy · Leave It to Beavis · Butt Flambe · Our Founding Losers · Beavis and Butt-Head Do Thanksgiving · Beavis and Butt-Head Are Dead

Season 8: Werewolves of Highland · Crying · Daughter's Hand · Tech Support · Holy Cornholio · Drones · Supersize Me · Bathroom Break · The Rat · Spill · Doomsday · Dumb Design · Copy Machine · Holding · Used Car · Bounty Hunters · Time Machine · Massage · School Test · Snitchers · Whorehouse · Going Down

Season 9: Escape Room · The Special One · Boxed In · Beekeepers · Roof · River · The New Enemy · The Doppelgänger · Nice Butt-Head · Home Aide · Virtual Stupidity · Locked Out · Kidney · The Good Deed · Two Stupid Men · Freaky Friday · Weird Girl · Time Travelers · Spiritual Journey · Refuse Service · Downward Dumbass · The Most Dangerous Game · Bone Hunters

Season 10: Meditation Sucks · Polling Place · Old Man Beavis · Hunting Trip · Pardon Our Dust · Pranks · Hellhole · Take a Bow · Tobacco Farmers · Married · Sad Boys · Are You There God? It's Me, Beavis · The Day Butt-Head Went Too Far · Spring Break · The Warrior · Vasectomies · Stolen Valor · Breeding Frenzy · Hoarders · Needle Dicks · Abduction · Sleepover

Season 11: TBA