Beavis and Butt-Head

Good Credit is the 2nd episode of Season 2 of Beavis and Butt-Head. It is the 7th overall episode.


The episode begins with Beavis and Butt-Head watching The Brady Bunch and making fun of the lyrics. Then, Beavis shows Butt-Head Tom Anderson's credit card, which he stole yesterday. Beavis suggests they burn it, but Butt-Head tells him they can buy stuff with it.

At the mall, Beavis and Butt-Head have a shopping cart full of stuff, then they decide to go to the pet shop. While that Tom Anderson and his wife Marcie had just arrived at a hotel for a convention. Inside the pet shop, the duo asks to buy two expensive parrots, dogs, and cats. Inside the hotel, Anderson gets mad that he can't find his credit card to pay for the hotel room. Back at the pet shop, they ask the manager if they have dead animals, and he says there are two chinchillas. After they finish buying pets, Beavis and Butt-Head now have two parrots, a cockatoo, three dogs, two cats, a lizard, and a snake, all of which, costed $6,275. Then, Anderson is seen searching through his wallet for his card, but when Marcie reminds him he used his card to get out of the shed when the guys locked him out, Tom's head explodes in anger. The hotel employee then asks him to leave while Marcie assures Tom that there's always next year.

Back at home, with all of the pets everywhere, Butt-Head asks what are they going to do with the pets. Beavis suggest they take them to Anderson's house, but they decide to keep two parrots because they closely resemble them and they repeat what they say, and then Beavis tries to feed his parrot an Alka-Seltzer.


Music Videos[]

Version A[]

  • Loverboy - "Working for the Weekend"
  • The Bangles - "Manic Monday"
  • Ramones - "Pet Sematary"
  • John (Cougar) Mellencamp - "Pop Singer"
  • Soundgarden - "Rusty Cage"

Version B[]

  • Jane's Addiction – "Been Caught Stealing"
  • Ramones - "Pet Sematary"
  • John (Cougar) Mellencamp - "Pop Singer"
  • Soundgarden - "Rusty Cage"



  • The scene on the sofa in the beginning was chopped down; Beavis suggesting that they set fire to the card was cut, as well as him getting singed and Butt-Head calling him a chode-smoker.
  • Multiple scenes of Beavis trying to burn the parrot's perch with his lighter were cut, though one managed to make it past the censors during the scene where the pet shop worker is bringing the dog on screen.
  • Multiple fire references were removed during the music video segments as well.


[Beavis and Butt-Head are watching the opening to The Brady Bunch while making fun of the lyrics.]

Beavis and Butt-Head: [They sing over the lyrics "the youngest one in curls"] The youngest one liked girls!

Beavis and Butt-Head: [They sing over the lyrics "but they were all alone"] But they didn't sleep alone!

Beavis: Hey, Butt-Head. Look what I found yesterday. [He shows Butt-Head a credit card, which happens to be Tom Anderson's.]

Butt-Head: Whoa! Where'd you find it?

Beavis: Anderson's house! Let's burn it! [He gets his lighter out and begins to burn it.]

Butt-Head: [He swipes it away from Beavis, causing Beavis to burn his hand.] No way, chodesmoker! You can buy stuff with this! You can, like, go to the olympics and buy mountain bikes and cars and stuff!

Beavis: Can you buy BB guns?

Butt-Head: I think so.

Beavis: We're there, dude!

[They change the channel to The Beverly Hillbillies]

Jed Clampett: Hoo, dog! Well, that's the good thing about them possum innards. Still good the next day!

[Cut to Turbo Mall 2000, where Beavis and Butt-Head have started buying all sorts of things. They come across a pet store.]

Beavis: Let's buy some animals.

Butt-Head: Yeah! That would be cool!

Beavis: Credit cars are cool! [He bends the card slightly in his hand.]

[Meanwhile, we see Tom and Marcy Anderson driving to a hotel.]

Tom Anderson: Well, I sure am looking forward this. All the old boys are gonna be here this year. Dick, Peter, Rod, Johnson. Why I even heard a rumor that old John Thomas was gonna show up this time!

[Back at the mall, Beavis and Butt-Head are looking at a very expensive cockatoo.]

Butt-Head: Where's his butt?

Clerk: Excuse me, can I help you boys with something?

Butt-Head: Yeah, I want to buy this thing. [Beavis lights his lighter under the bird.]

Clerk: This "thing" sells for $2,400. Now why don't you boys just- [He gets interrupted by Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: I'll take two of them, then!

Clerk: Look, if you don't want me to call security, then- [He then spots Beavis holding the card.] Oh, I see! Well, would you like anything else today?

Beavis: Yeah, we want some dogs! [He lights his lighter under the bird again.]

Clerk: [He shows them a dog now.] Ok, well, we have this wonderful golden retriever here. He's 100% pure bred and pedigreed. He comes from a long line of award-winning retrievers, and makes an excellent hunting dog. I can show his papers.

Beavis: Look! He's got a boner!

Butt-Head: We'll take him!

Clerk: Ok, will there be anything else today?

Beavis: [He pulls the cockatoo's perch out from under him briefly.] Yeah! Cats! [Beavis and Butt-Head start laughing.]

[Meanwhile, Tom and Marcy are now inside the hotel's lobby.]

Tom Anderson: Tell me y'all don't got us a room on the first floor close to the bar, and you and I are gonna tangle.

Hotel Clerk: I think we can accommodate you, sir. Cash or charge?

Tom Anderson: [He pulls out his wallet.] I believe I'll use the old plastic. Heh heh! [He soon sees that his card is gone.] Huh?

[Back at the mall, Beavis and Butt-Head are still shopping for animals.]

Beavis: Do you sell any dead animals?

Clerk: No! Well, actually, I take that back. We do have a couple chinchillas in the back that didn't quite make it through shipping. I'm sure we could cut you a real good deal!

Butt-Head: Cool!

[Meanwhile, Tom is frantically searching his wallet for his card.]

Tom Anderson: Dammit. [He angrily throws his wallet on the counter] Dammit! Where the hell's my credit card?! Dammit! I'm gonna miss the opening ceremonies!

[Elsewhere, Beavis and Butt-Head have an entire shopping cart full of animals.]

Butt-Head: [He's trying to walk with two dogs having sex with his legs.] Hey! These dogs are homosexual! [He laughs.]

Clerk: [He begins to ring up their pets.] Ok, that comes to $6,275, sir. And how would you like to pay for this?

Butt-Head: With this thing. [He hands over the card to the clerk, then signs the receipt in his name.]

[Meanwhile, Tom Anderson has become irate at the hotel.]

Tom Anderson: [He shakes his wallet over and over.] Dammit! Dammit! Where the hell is it?! We don't even have enough cash to get home!

Marcy Anderson: Say, honey. Weren't you using it to get into the tool shed after those boys locked you out? [Tom Anderson, now realizing what has happened, screams in sheer rage.]

Hotel Clerk: Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to leave.

Marcy Anderson: [She pats Tom on the back.] Well, don't worry, dear. There's always next year.

[Back at the mall, Beavis and Butt-Head finally leave. But then, almost all of the animals run free, except for the cats, the birds, and the dogs humping Butt-Head's legs. They both start laughing.]

Butt-Head: Welcome to the credit world, dude!

[The Cockatoo flies away, only to have the golden retriever maul it, which rouses the attention of two parrots.]

Parrots: That was cool! [They laugh just like their owners.]

[When they get home, they sit and watch All in the Family.]

Archie Bunker: No little girl of mine is giving no hundred dollars to no communist government campaign, and that's that.

Gloria Stivic: But Daddy, by sending in...

[They flip the channel to a charity infomercial]

Sally Struthers: ... just $25 a month, you can feed and cloth and educate an entire family!

Butt-Head: Why don't those people just get credit cards? Then they could eat all they want.

Beavis: Maybe they're stupid!

Butt-Head: Yeah. Hey, what are we gonna do about all these animals?

Beavis: Let's take them to Anderson's house.

Butt-Head: Yeah. It's the least we could do. [The parrots start to laugh again.]

Beavis: Keep the birds, though!

Butt-Head: Yeah! These birds are cool!

Butt-Head Parrot: [It starts to squawk and laugh.] That was cool! [It then starts singing the riff to "Smoke on the Water".]

Beavis: Polly want an alka-seltzer? [He laughs as he feeds the parrot an alka-seltzer.]


  • This episode is included in the VHS and DVD releases of There Goes the Neighborhood.
  • This episode marks the debut of Tom Anderson and his wife Marcie.
    • In this episode, Marcie's name is spelled as "Marcy".
  • A close-up of Anderson's credit card reveals an embossed hologram of a bird, which appears to flap its wings as Beavis rotates the card.
  • The character on TV saying the line "No little girl of mine is giving no hundred dollars to no communist government, and that's that" is a parody of Archie Bunker from the TV series All in the Family.
  • The blonde woman on TV in Act III is a parody of actress Sally Struthers, who was known for her "feed the children" infomercials.
  • The marquee sign at the entrance of the hotel where Tom Anderson is attending a reunion says "Welcome Tulsa Odd Fellows", suggesting that he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
  • In the TV version, the parrots in Act III sing "Smoke on the Water". On the There Goes the Neighborhood VHS, this was edited to something unrecognizable, presumably for licensing reasons.


  • When the boys arrive at the pet store and decide to buy animals, Beavis' shorts and right arm are absurdly long. The shopping cart, which a moment earlier could be seen through, is now solid, opaque, and the same color as the background.
  • Butt-Head briefly has a GWAR T-shirt. This occurs in the scene in the pet store when they are walking the animals up to the cash register to pay.

Production Music[]

  • The Brady Bunch Theme Song (Beavis and Butt-Head watch and mock this)
  • Green Bluegrass - Lloyd Green, Glen Sutton ("That's the good thing about them possum innards.")
  • Countryville - Glen Sutton, Norris Wilson (Tom Anderson)
  • Heart and Soul 2 - Jonathan Butler (Holiday Inn front desk; "Where the hell's my credit card!?"; Anderson still looking for his credit card)
  • Butterfly Sanctuary - Brian Bennett ("You can feed and clothe and educate an entire family.")


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