Beavis and Butt-Head

Figure Drawing is the 17th episode in Season 4 of Beavis and Butt-head. It is the 74th episode overall.


The guys walk up to Mr. Van Driessen where he's handing out flyers for the Learning Central. He asks if they want to learn art, photography, or popular music at first they don't want to, but then he says they're serving free food so they go in. While in there, they switch the letters on a sign that said Figure Drawing Class that now said "U Draw Ass". But then, when they overhear a women and a man say that she's going to pose nude for a drawing class, they think the sign they changed came true so they decide to join the class. So while everybody draws the nude woman (Christine), Beavis and Butt-Head would just stare at her, but the teacher told them to draw her or get out. They especially don't want to stand up as they have erections, so he gave them notebooks and pencils. But instead of drawing her, they wrote notes and threw them at the woman so they could meet her after class, but then when the teacher checked on their drawings they were terrible. So he decided to take a break, but Beavis and Butt-Head just stayed there so when the break was over the teacher said there will be a new model. At first Beavis and Butt-Head are excited and hard with anticipation, but the new model (Michael) turns out to be a male, causing the shocked boys to instantly lose their erections. So they decide to leave and see if there's some more free food.


Music Videos[]

  • Nine Inch Nails - "March of the Pigs"
  • George Thorogood - "Bad to the Bone"
    • later airings had Dick Dale - "Nitro" in place of this
  • Superchunk - "Package Thief"


[We open to Beavis and Butt-Head walking around a community college campus, then stop to see Mr. Van Driessen handing out fliers to passing patrons.]

Beavis: Hey Butt-Head, check it out. Is that dude handing out those fliers with those naked chicks on them?

Butt-Head: Uhh, Beavis, that's, like, Mr. Van Driessen.

Beavis: Cool! I didn't know he worked at one of those strip joints.

Mr. Van Driessen: Hey, Beavis and Butt-Head! Welcome to Learning Central. Have you seen our free catalog? [He attempts to hand them one.]

Butt-Head: [He starts laughing.] "Log".

Mr. Van Driessen: This is a great opportunity to broaden your horizon. I'm teaching a seminar on aromatherapy, or perhaps maybe you'd interested in one of our classes on art, or photography, or popular music.

Butt-Head: Uhh, no. We already went to school today, remember?

Beavis: Yeah, we're on our way to, like, get some nachos.

Mr. Van Driessen: Oh, what luck! I was just nibbling on some nachos myself. Since it's orientation night, we also have free snacks inside.

Butt-Head: Free? Nachos??

Beavis: Cool! Better not be those crappy blue chips.

[They go inside to find several people enjoying snacks and take some nachos with them. They then find a sign for a figure drawing class. They start laughing and begin removing most of the letters to reveal the phrase...]

Butt-Head: "U Draw Ass"! [He laughs.] Now, that would be a cool class!

Student: [Walking into said class with a classmate] There is nothing I love drawing more than a female nude.

Butt-Head: Whoa! Did you hear that? That dumbass actually believed our sign!

Beavis: Yeah. No wonder these old people are still in school. They're stupid!

Christine: [Walks up to the class instructor, wearing nothing but a robe.] All changed.

Instructor: So, you ready to "bare it all for another batch of strangers"?

Christine: Oh, you! You know, I actually enjoy posing nude for bright, young artists.

Beavis: Whoa! Did you hear that?! She's gonna, like, get naked!

Butt-Head: [He stares at their "U Draw Ass" sign in amazement.] Dude! We have the power supreme!

[They enter the classroom. Once inside, the instructor introduces everyone to the course at hand.]

Instructor: This is a class about life and shadow. A class about form and texture. And our object of interpretation is the skin of a nude model.

Beavis: Yes!!

Butt-Head: Cool!!

Instructor: Well! It's nice to see such enthusiasm. I'd like to get a feel for your individual talents by bringing out our first model of the semester. Christine?

Butt-Head: Yeah! [He and Beavis clap for Christine as she walks onto the stage and undresses herself.] WHOA!!


Butt-Head: This is the coolest class ever!

[As the class goes on, many of the students are busy drawing, while Beavis and Butt-Head stare at Christine sitting in place. The instructor then steps in front of them.]

Butt-Head: Hey, dumbass! You're blocking my view! How do you expect me to learn anything?

Beavis: Yeah, butt-munch!

Instructor: Listen, boys, this is a drawing class. Either you begin drawing immediately, or you leave this classroom immediately.

Butt-Head: Uhh, no. Don't make us leave, please? [He's secretly hiding his erection under the desk, as is Beavis.]

Beavis: Yeah, um, yeah. Umm, please don't make us stand up right now, you know, cause, like... You're a guy, right?

Butt-Head: Yeah. Our "pencils" are hard. [He and Beavis laugh.]

Instructor: What pencils?? I don't even see any drawing materials!

Butt-Head: Uhh, we're just gonna, like, draw her when we get home and stuff.

Beavis: Yeah.

Instructor: Well, if you're going to stay in this class, you need to begin drawing. [He hands them pencils and sketchbooks.] Here, I expect you to bring your own next time. Now, you better impress the hell out of me!

[Beavis and Butt-Head begin tossing notes at Christine, hoping she'll pick them up, but to no avail.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, I think you dropped something.

Beavis: Yeah! PICK IT UP!!

[Realizing the situation at hand, they begin drawing very poorly drawn "models".]

Butt-Head: No, dumbass! Make her thingies bigger, like this. [He shows Beavis his "drawing".]

Beavis: Oh yeah, that's cool.

[But just as they finish, the instructor walks up and snatches their sketchbooks away to see rather crudely drawn "models", then realizes what they were hiding from him earlier, so...]

Instructor: Ok, class, I have an idea. Why don't we take a break right now? In fact, I think there's some tacos and nachos in the hallway! [All the students leave as he says that, except for Beavis and Butt-Head, confirming his suspicions.] You boys not getting up for the free tacos?

Beavis: Uhh, we're just gonna sit here a little while longer.

Butt-Head: Yeah. You know, it's like, it's kinda crowded out there, and we just want everything to "calm down".

Beavis: Yeah. I have a stiffy!

[The instructor decides to leave them in the classroom, leaving them oblivious to what he has in store for them very soon. After the class returns, all seems normal for now.]

Instructor: Ok, class. Boy, those were some good tacos, huh! Now, we're going to bring out another model.

Butt-Head: YES!!!


Instructor: Michael?

[Suddenly, a rather large man walks out and undresses, causing Beavis and Butt-Head to lose their erections from earlier and become overly disgusted.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, tacos? Did he say there was some tacos out in the hallway?

Beavis: Yeah, uhh... I wonder if there's anything. I'm not feeling too good.

Butt-Head: Yeah.

Beavis: I'm not gonna draw some dude's schlong!

Butt-Head: Yeah.

[They both head out the door, and the sound of them running away can be heard.]


  • When Christine drops her house coat, her butt crack could be seen. When the episode was released on Volume One of the Mike Judge Collection, it was edited out.


  • Christine, the nude model in this episode, reappears in "Career Day".
  • Ric Aaron Joseph, the instructor was also the photographer in "Dude, a Reward". He seems to be a full-time artist in many different fields.
  • In the George Thorogood music video, the commentary in the end is different from that on the same music video in Teen Talk.


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