Beavis and Butt-Head

Closing Time is the 27th episode in Season 3 of Beavis and Butt-head. It is the 56th episode overall.


Left in charge of Burger World after closing, Beavis and Butt-head would cause chaos. The duo, watching TV, come across a deceivingly sentimental and emotionally manipulative commercial of Burger World, and Butt-head is reminded by it that they need to go into work. Though Beavis expresses dislike of needing to go to work, Butt-head reminds him of what shift they have: the Late Shift.

At night, Butt-head is cooking some extra burgers and headbanging in stride, while Beavis comes back in from the parking lot, having gathered a large cup full of nightcrawlers. Though Beavis drops the worms into the fryer and hopes to serve them to the next customer through the door, Butt-head reminds him that it's closing time, and that they have the rest of the time to do whatever they want- Culminating in a favorite past time of the duo: Burger Tag.

Butt-head starts off the game, taking the cooking raw patty off of the grill and throws it on to Beavis' forehead, making him "it". Running out to the front, Beavis readies and aims a successful direct shot of beef at Butt-head's head, but as Beavis retreats and makes an action movie style escape, leaping over the counter, Butt-head's shot flies straight into the ceiling fan, and then splatters all over the establishment. Realizing what fun chaos they've done with the fan, the duo soon get the idea to try out more things to splatter and mash into bits with the ceiling fan.

Sometime later, the duo laugh in amusement over what kinds of things they have thrown and slathered all over the establishment, laying on the floor. During that, a fat overweight man comes in, and announces that he is the local health inspector, Harry Buddisker (sounding more like Buttwhisker to the duo), arriving due to a massive series of complaints that happened during the duo's shift. Asking them to explain the mess in front of them at the moment, Butt-head explains that there is something wrong with the ceiling fan. Buttwhisker is not amused, and explains to them both that their workplace could be shut down for the next couple of days.

As Buttwhisker treads around, writing off the kinds of offenses and violations as he observes, the duo chant in musical score over the intercom. Finishing his inspection, Buttwhisker tells the duo that he concludes that he has counted over 37 violations, but not before he smells something delicious out in the back. In response, Butt-head explains that those are the establishment's latest curly fries cooking- and Beavis walks off to get him some.

Loading up the worms into a fries holder, Buttwhisker is enthused and offers the duo a deal that he would be happy to ignore the two as the culprits in exchange for some of those "fries". As Beavis gives him the worms to eat, Butt-head also offers to Buttwhisker that he would be happy to give him some extra dozen burgers, but he declines, in irony, claiming that the food has also likely spawned worms at this point (the duo, staring ahead, laugh in mild amusement that he is eating worms).

Walking out the door, Buttwhisker states that he will come back tomorrow morning to meet with their manager, with the verdict that their workplace is to remain closed. Before walking out the door entirely, Buttwhisker states to Butt-head that the food is unservable, and that they can do whatever they want with it, as long as they don't serve it to the customers. Hearing those words, the duo come to an explosively awesome conclusion themselves, now knowing the food is at their disposal. To them, it only means one enigmatic, but grand thing: a Burger War.

The next morning, the entire establishment is filled and stained with chopped up and splattered food, as Beavis and Butt-head stayed the night in the Burger War game they have played. Walking into the establishment, their manager is shocked at what happened, and threatens to get the punks that caused this huge mess, but comes to notice something delicious frying out in the back. As he makes his way to the friers, the duo crawl in his shadow, and make their escape, as their manager begins to try out the "fries". Looking in for a final look, the duo run off in excitement back home, getting away with a huge "cool" night.


Music Videos[]

  • Bjork - "Human Behaviour"
  • Peter Gabriel - "Kiss the Frog"



[We open to Beavis and Butt-head watching TV, when a commercial for Burger World comes on.]

Beavis: Hey, Butt-head. Weren't we supposed to do something tonight?

Butt-head: Uhh, I think we're supposed to leave the house.

Beavis: Is there another monster truck show tonight?

Butt-head: Uhh, no. I would've remembered that!

Announcer: ...And an appetite for food that's really good! Burger World - The Fast Food Promised Land!

Butt-head: Burger World! That's where we're supposed to go tonight.

Beavis: [He seems disappointed, realizing they have to go to work.] That sucks!

Butt-head: No, dude! Guess what shift we got! [Beavis and Butt-head realize tonight, they've got...

Beavis and Butt-head: [Screaming in unison] LAAAAAATE SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFT!!!!!!!!!

[Later that night, right at closing time, Beavis is seen going inside the restaurant with a cup of worms. Meanwhile, Butt-head is headbanging as he is grilling burgers. Beavis then shows up at the front counter.]

Beavis: Hey, Butt-head! Check out these cool nightcrawlers I found!

Butt-head: Cool! [He gets on the intercom and starts doing air guitar, singing Judas Priest's "Nightcrawler".] Bring forth the sacrificial worms! [Beavis and Butt-head walk into the kitchen and prepare the fry-cooker.] And now, to make the seasoned curly fries. [Beavis pours the worms into the fryer.] I'll give you a dollar if you eat one, dude!

Beavis: No way! These are for the next customer.

Butt-head: Dude, there isn't going to be another customer. It's closing time. You know what that means? [Beavis and Butt-head know that this means only one thing...]

Beavis and Butt-head: [Screaming in unison] BURGER TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG!!!!!!

Butt-head: [He grabs a raw patty off the grill and throws it at Beavis.] You're it, dude! [He makes a run for it out into the dining area.]

Beavis: [He throws a patty at Butt-head, striking him in the head. He then makes a run for the counter, ducking and dodging like in some 90s action movie.]

Butt-head: [He throws the patty at Beavis, but he threw it so hard, it flies directly into the overhanging ceiling fan, splattering meat all over the place.] Whoa! That was cool!

Beavis: Yeah! [He then stares at Butt-head for a moment, giving Butt-head the most awesome idea ever...]

[We then cut to Beavis and Butt-head, throwing all the food into the ceiling fan!]

Butt-head: One quarter-pound World Burger with cheese! [He tosses it into the fan.] One chocolate shake! [He throws it in as well.] One large family pack of chicken nuggets!

Beavis: One large cola! [They both through their food items into the fan at the same time, make a huge mess!]

Butt-head: Would you like some fries to go with that, sir? [He throws the fries into the fan, sending the fries flying every which way.]

[Later that night, we find the duo marveling at the utter chaos they created throughout the night. Soon enough, a very obese man from the Highland Health Department comes in, responding to several customer complaints.]

Butt-head: [He spots the man first.] Uhh, we're, like, closed or something.

Harry Buddisker: I am not a customer. I'm from the health inspector's office, my name is Harry Buddisker.

Butt-head: Harry Buttwhisker?? [He starts laughing with Beavis.]

Beavis: Harry BUTTWHISKER!

Harry Buddisker: Boys, I normally don't come out this late, but tonight ALONE, I have received numerous complaints about this facility. For example, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THIS MESS? [He points to all the chaos they caused.]

Butt-head: [He points to the ceiling fan.] Uhh, there seems to be a problem with the ceiling fan.

Harry Buddisker: Well, with just one look, I can tell you right away this place is going to be shut down for at least a few days.

[Beavis and Butt-head look at each other, realizing they might get in big trouble for this. Soon enough, Harry's seen assessing the number of health violations. All the while, Beavis and Butt-head are singing the theme song to Jeopardy! as he makes his assessment.]

Harry Buddisker: Well, I've counted 37 different health code violations, and I'm going to bet they were all caused during your shift! [He then smells the air for a second.] Hey! Something smells very good!

Butt-head: That would be our seasoned curly fries, sir!

Harry Buddisker: Well, I am kinda hungry, and I'd hate to see you throw all that food away. Maybe I can cut you a break in exchange for some of those fries? [Beavis goes to get the worms they were cooking earlier, and gives them to Harry, who eats them rather quickly.]

Butt-head: We also have a couple dozen hamburgers.

Harry Buddisker: No thanks! They've probably sitting at room temperature long enough to get worms. [As he says, they laugh at him because, in hind sight, he's eating worms!] Well, boys, here's a copy of the paperwork. [He hands them his report.] I'll be in touch with your manager in the morning. In the mean time, this restaurant is to remain closed, and the food here is declared unservable.

Butt-head: What's that mean?

Harry Buddisker: It means you can do whatever you want with it, as long as you don't serve it to the customers.

[He then leaves the duo to finish out their shift, which upon those words, 2 small atomic explosions happen near their heads like idea bulbs and the duo realize this can only mean one thing...]

Beavis and Butt-head: [Screaming in unison] BURGER WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[We then cut to the following morning, which we find the manager of Burger World showing up to the horrific mess from the night before.]

Burger World Manager: WHAT THE HELL?!? If I ever get my hands on the punks who did this! [He looks around at the chaos, while Beavis and Butt-head sneak out to avoid getting caught. He then smells the air.] Say, something smells good! [He walks into the kitchen.]

Butt-head: [He shouts from the entrance.] TRY THE CURLY FRIES! [They watch as the manager pulls out one of the fried worms and eats it. He starts laughing.] That was cool!

[He and Beavis make a run for it, laughing as they get away from Burger World.]


  • The scene of the duo singing the Jeopardy! theme has been redubbed (for copyright reasons) so the humming doesn't sound exactly like the actual music.


  • First appearance of the Burger World Manager.
  • Harry Buddisker would later reappear in the episode Here Comes the Bride's Butt, as the bride's father.
  • This is the last episode to air in 1993.
  • Writer Kris Brown based the plot on his college experiences.[2]


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