Beavis and Butt-Head

Frog Baseball is the first of two shorts of Beavis and Butt-head (the other being Peace, Love and Understanding) which aired as segments on MTV's Liquid Television program. It is the first piece of media featuring the characters making it the first episode of the series overall. It originally premiered as part of the 1992 Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. It eventually aired on MTV on September 22, 1992, as a segment of Liquid Television. It eventually aired for the first time as an episode of Beavis and Butt-head on March 11, 1993.


A series of countdown images appears followed by a production card crediting the episode to "Inbred Jed's Homemade Cartoons". As country music plays, the character of Inbred Jed on the image begins to giggle and cackles to the camera a few times as the camera zooms in on his face before stopping.

The scene cuts to Beavis and Butt-Head watching TV and flipping through several channels. The first program seen is a Men's Wearhouse ad featuring George Zimmer. The second is an ad for a show called "Cop Rock", which airs at 9:00 pm. The third is a promo for a "Thigh-Master", featuring Suzanne Somers, which causes them to start giggling.

Sometime later, the duo decides to blow up insects with a zippo lighter and firecrackers. After they blow up one successfully, Butt-head declares it cool and the two of them do air-guitar to the tune of "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath. Soon after, Beavis spots a frog, and the two of them shout out "FROG BASEBALL", and chase after and catch the frog intending to play a rather twisted game of baseball using the frog as the ball. Beavis pitches with Butt-head batting only for Butt-head to strike out three times. After the third miss, Butt-head clubs Beavis in the head with the bat and declares it a ball. For the next swing, Butt-head tosses the frog into the air and finally manages to hit it on the way down. The two of them chuckle and then do air guitar to "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple.

Soon after, Beavis spots Mrs. Higgin's poodle and the two of them yell out "DOG BASEBALL", and chase after the poodle with the same idea in mind. As a "To Be Continued..." title card appears, the dog yelps in pain from getting whacked by the bat.

After the end credits, a card appears which reads "No animals were harmed in the making of this film". In some versions, a title card of a still image showing Butt-head whacking Beavis with the bat appears afterwards reading "except for Beavis".


Music Videos[]

Version A[]

  • David Lee Roth - "Yankee Rose"
  • Kiss - "Rock & Roll All Nite"
  • Guns N' Roses - "Garden of Eden"
  • Technotronic Feat. Ya Kid K - "Move This (Shake That Body)"
  • Gwar - "The Road Behind"
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back"
  • LL Cool J - "Big Ole Butt"
  • Wreck-X-N-Effect - "Rump Shaker"
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back" (continued)

Version B[]

  • Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"
  • ZZ Top - "Legs"
  • Guns N' Roses - "Garden of Eden"
  • Dire Straits - "Walk of Life"
  • Nine Inch Nails - "Head Like a Hole"
  • Wilson Phillips - "Release Me"
  • Judas Priest - "Pain Killer"


Watch Episode[]

Mike Judge Collection version:

Liquid Television version:


Frog Baseball/Transcript


  • The "Cop Rock" commercial in the opening scene feature a photograph of Mike Judge.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head's voices sound notably different, with deeper tones compared with later episodes.
  • The "Garden of Eden" commentary was changed between versions A and B: the animation of Butt-Head attempting to sing along to the song was made longer, the animation of Butt-Head and Beavis laughing was replaced with newer animation, the logo varies from place to place, and the credits mistakenly changed "Guns n' Roses" to "Guns n'Roses."


  • The color of Beavis' shorts changes from gray to red as he begins singing the heavy metal riffs. This animation is reused in Peace, Love and Understanding.
  • When Beavis says "Whoa check it out Butt-Head. Mrs. Higgin's poodle", Butt-Head is the one pointing.

TV vs. DVD Release[]

In the original Liquid Television aired version, the end of the short's credits, there it a still from the short showing Butt-head making impact with the bat on the back of Beavis' head and over this image is text that reads "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie...except for Beavis." This portion does not appear in The Mike Judge Collection DVD version. The Liquid Television version also lacked a title card.

In the series version, title cards were made from a frame of the boys chasing the frog, the scene where Beavis and Butt-Head doing the air-guitar to Iron Man by Black Sabbath were played twice in between the music videos there are some scenes that were out of order, such as the opening scene where they're watching TV was moved to Act IV.


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