Season 3, Episode 34
Couch fishing title
Air date September 7, 1993
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Couch-Fishing is the 3rd episode in Season 3 of Beavis and Butt-Head. It is the overall 34th episode.


Beavis and Butt-head decide to take up fishing, after seeing a wildlife show on TV about fish. They have a rod and reel they stole from Tom Anderson's tool shed, but unfortunately, aren't near a body of water where they can catch real fish. Instead, they come up with a new sport called couch fishing, which involves casting the line—which has been baited with items found in the cracks of their couch—out of their living room window and then reeling-in whatever or whoever takes the bait. In short order, they hook first a raccoon, with stale piece of pizza and then Stewart, with the broken remains of Beavis' Sony Walkman. When they hook a confused old lady using a box of prunes, however, it attracts the attention of a passing cop, who immediately takes a dim view of the duo's new hobby and goes to kick their front door in. In the end, some fast thinking by Butt-head results in Stewart taking the rap for it and he is dragged away in handcuffs.


Featured Music VideosEdit

  • INXS - "Not Enough Time"
  • Danzig - "Mother"
  • Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized"
  • The Bee Gees - "Jive Talkin'"



  • This episode ceased airing after complaints about teenagers doing the act of "couch fishing" in real life and getting in trouble and/or injuring others, though nothing was proven or established.


  • Released on the "Sticky Situations" PAL VHS tape.
  • In the 1994 Sega Genesis, and Super NES video game the boys couch fish in order to score tickets to see GWAR.


Beavis Butt-Head in Couch Fishing!

Beavis Butt-Head in Couch Fishing!

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