Inventors is the 29th episode of Season 7 and the 189th overall episode of Beavis and Butt-head.


Beavis and Butt-head invented the Butt-Scratcher 2000 after watching infomercials and hearing how inventors are making millions for this. Butt-Head sees Anderson using a back-scratcher and sees Beavis scratching his butt--and inspiration strikes. He then ravages through the closet to find a wire hanger and unravels it to create this device. Our "zeroes" begin doing door-to-door trying to sell it, to no avail.


Transcript Edit

[Beavis and Butt-Head are seen watching TV, when an ad for a patent company comes on]

TV Spokesperson: Doesn't it seem like everything you could ever imagine has already been invented? Like there's absolutely nothing new out there! Well, the truth is someone out there is going to invent the next big thing.

Butt-Head: [He starts laughing] "Big thing".

Beavis: [He laughs as well] Bo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ing!!

TV Spokesperson: Do you have an idea for an invention? Something new that fills a need?

Butt-Head: Uhh, no.

TV Spokesperson: If you do, call 555-INVENT, for help patenting and marketing your idea. Whatever it is, don't be afraid that it's quote "too stupid to succeed". So go ahead and call! The fresh new idea you have could be your ticket to millions of dollars!

Butt-Head: Whoa! Millions of dollars?! That's cool!

Beavis: Yeah! Money! MONEY!!

[Sometime later, Beavis and Butt-Head are trying to figure what they can invent, even though they've been sitting on the couch for a while now.]

Beavis: Come on, Butt-Head! Hurry up! Invent something! [Butt-Head then slaps him] OW!!

Butt-Head: Shut up, Beavis, YOU invent something, and it better make us millions of dollars, or I'll kick your ass!

Beavis: Ok, umm, let's see. [He mutters under his breath for a moment as he tries to think.] Umm, this is hard!

Butt-Head: Uhh, I think he said we're supposed to, like, invent something that fills a need, or something.

Beavis: Umm, we NEED to score.

Butt-Head: Yeah, but we've, like, tried everything. Uhh, let's see, what do we need?

[For a moment, they look around their house for something they need, but to no avail.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, I guess we have everything we need right here.

Beavis: Maybe there's something we can invent outside.

[Soon after, they're walking around the neighborhood and come across a man chopping wood.]

Beavis: Umm, heh, I know! Let's invent a tree!

Butt-Head: Beavis! [He gets ready to smack Beavis.]

Beavis: See, we could build one out of lumbers and two-by-fours and stuff, then we could, like, tape some leaves- [Butt-Head finally smacks him] OW!! See that way, anyone who needs wood, but doesn't want to cut down his own tree, can just, like, buy our tree and cut it down, then he- [Butt-Head smacks him again] OWWW!!!

Butt-Head: Why wouldn't he just go cut down his neighbor's tree, dumbass?! Now, quit wasting time! We need to come up with a real money making invention.

[They continue walking until they stop at Tom Anderson's house. He begins to scratch his back with a back-scratcher. Beavis then begins to scratch his butt, which catches Butt-Head's attention, and after about ten seconds of contemplation, Butt-Head has an idea!]

Butt-Head: Whoa! Beavis, I have just seen the next big thing that will save all mankind.

Beavis: Uhh, what?

Butt-Head: We're going to be rich!

[Back at their house, Butt-Head is seen with a wire clothes hanger.]

Beavis: Come on, Butt-Head, hurry up! What's your invention?

[Butt-Head then begins to twist the clothes hanger around in different shapes, some rather bizarre to his and Beavis' imaginations, until Butt-Head's invention is finally finished.]

Butt-Head: Beavis, say hello to the Butt-Scratcher 2000!

Beavis: Whoa! Does it really work?! Cause I can use one of those!

Butt-Head: It's not for you, dumbass! If we're going to get rich, we need some other dumbass to buy it.

Beavis: Oh, yeah. Maybe after we get rich, I'll buy one.

[Later, we find Beavis and Butt-Head going door-to-door with their invention, starting with Tom Anderson.]

Butt-Head: Sir, what if I told you I had an invention that could change your whole life? Something that could put a smile on your butt.

Beavis: Yeah, you know, just because you can't see your bunghole doesn't mean you should ignore it.

Tom Anderson: Dammit, boy! That ain't nothin' but a wire hanger!

Butt-Head: Uhh, it's the Butt-Scratcher 2000, ass-munch! [Tom slams the door in their faces]

[Later, at the Maxi-Mart]

Maxi-Mart Owner: Five bucks for a hanger? How stupid do you think I am?!

Butt-Head: Uhh, well, let me ask you this: do you think your butt is stupid?

[Later, at Clark Cobb's house]

Clark Cobb: Boys, that's just a wire hanger. You know it, I know it, and the Lord knows it!

[Later, at Mr. VanDrissen's house]

Mr. VanDrissen: [He sighs, as if this was a joke] Very funny, guys. Now, please leave me alone, okay?

[And finally, back at Tom Anderson's house]

Butt-Head: Let me ask you a question, sir. Is your butt important to you?

Tom Anderson: [He snaps, grabs their invention and starts beating them it] What?! Dammit!! GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE, YOU DAMN SON OF A BITCHES!! DAMMIT!! GIT!! [He chases them off. Beavis and Butt-Head decide to go home.]

Beavis: So, like, uhh, what do we now?

Butt-Head: Uhh, I don't know. Let's just, like, go watch TV and let some other dumbass come up with the next big thing.

Beavis: Yeah. Dammit! Let somebody else do something for a change! I'm sick and tired of having please everybody!

[Back at their home, they're seen watching TV again.]

Butt-Head: Whatever the next big thing is, it better not suck!

Beavis: Yeah, really.

[Suddenly, a commercial with porn style music comes on]


Butt-Head: Whoa! Hey, Beavis. I think I know what the next big thing is. It's in my pants! [He starts laughing.]

Beavis: Oh, yeah! B-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ing!! [He starts laughing with Butt-Head]


  • This is the last appearance of Tom Anderson until "Daughter's Hand" 14 years later. It is also the last appearance of Clark Cobb until "Whorehouse" 14 years later.
  • It should be noted Family Guy once featured a cutaway scene involving Peter Griffen selling Buttscratchers at a ballpark several years after this episode, but it's probably a coincidence as those Buttscratchers look nothing like Beavis and Butthead's invention.


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Pilot: Frog Baseball · Peace, Love and Understanding

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Season 3: Comedians · Carwash · Couch-Fishing · Incognito · Kidnapped · Kidnapped Part 2 · Naked Colony · Tornado · Cleaning House · Scratch 'N' Win · Scared Straight · Eating Contest · Sporting Goods · Sperm Bank · Buff 'N' Stuff · Citizen Butt-head · Citizen Butt-head Part 2 · Politically Correct · Ball Breakers · Meet God · Meet God Part 2 · 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 · Beavis and Butt-head 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 · Premature Evacuation · Whiplash · Spare Me · Patsies · Murder Site · Spanish Fly · Sexual Harassment · Bus Trip · Green Thumbs · Steamroller

Season 6: Bungholio: The Lord of the Harvest · The Mystery of Morning Wood · U.S. History · Feel A Cop · Date Watchers · Blood Pressure · Huh-Huh-Humbug · It's a Miserable Life · Babysitting · Vidiots · 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 · Nosebleed · Citizens Arrest · Pierced · A Great Day · On Strike · Follow Me · Nothing Happening · Take A Lap · Shortcuts · Bride of Butt-head · Special Delivery · Woodshop · TV 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 Flambé · 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

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