Beavis and Butt-Head

Late Night with Butt-head is the 12th episode in Season 4 of Beavis and Butt-Head. It is the 69th episode overall.


Butt-head is inspired by David Letterman and gets a shot at hosting his own talk show on the high school's TV channel.


Music Videos[]

  • Grim Reaper - "See You In Hell"
  • Donny Osmond - "Sacred Emotion"
  • Greta - "Fathom"


[We open late at night with the boys sleeping on the couch while their TV is stuck on a channel which has gone off-air for the night. Butt-Head falls over on Beavis, which wakes him up.]

Beavis: GET UP, BUTT-HEAD, GET UP!!! [He gets Butt-Head off of him, and the two start fighting, but quickly stop soon after.] Hey, Butt-Head! Put on that old guy who likes to break stuff!

Butt-Head: Uhh, who?

Beavis: You know, that guy, that "Letter" dude.

Butt-Head: That's Letterman, butt-munch!

Beavis: Put him on! Maybe he'll break something!

[Butt-Head then changes the channel to a station which is currently showing Late Night with David Letterman.]

David Letterman: Here is tonight's Top 10 List, from the home office in Sioux City, Iowa! Tonight's list: Top 10 Ways to Break Stuff!

Butt-Head: That's cool! Hey, Beavis! We could do that! Why can't we get our own show?

Beavis: Yeah, and we could get money and chicks, like that Letter dude!

Butt-Head: Yeah! Money and chicks! [They start day-dreaming about that.] Hey, Beavis! It sure is cool having money and chicks! [They come back to reality soon after.] We're there, dude!

[We then cut to Highland High School the day after. We find Beavis and Butt-Head going to meet with Mr. Van Driessen's meeting with students, who are coming up with ideas for shows for the school's TV channel.]

Mr. Van Driessen: Super idea about documenting the decay of a rose, Cassandra! Keep those concepts coming everyone!

Butt-Head: Uhh, we have our own idea for a show.

Beavis: Yeah, we want money and chicks!

Mr. Van Driessen: Now, television isn't all about glamour, Beavis. It's a chance for you both to awaken your imagination. Make those intuitive leaps and unleash the creative flow within!

Beavis: [He smells his finger while Mr. Van Driessen talks to him.] Hey, Butt-Head. Smell my finger.

Butt-Head: No way, Beavis!

Mr. Van Driessen: Now, I'm sure you have a fantastic concept. I'm going to close my eyes, and I want you to wow me!

Butt-Head: Uhh, is that allowed on school property?

Mr. Van Driessen: Butt-Head, I want you to describe your show idea. Excite me! Make me see your vision!

Butt-Head: Uhh, ok. So, like, uhh... I guess, like, we'd be on TV and stuff.

Beavis: Yeah!

Butt-Head: Uhh, and we'd be like, uh, in a room...

[We then cut to a vision of Butt-Head, who now looks exactly like David Letterman, complete with the set from Late Night with David Letterman. He taps his pencil in the same manner as well. The audience is heard giving him applause.]

Butt-Head: This is cool! So, like, say hello to our good friend, Beavis!

Beavis: [He bares resemblance to the show's band leader, Paul Shaffer.] Yeah! Yeah, that would be nice!

Butt-Head: [He then pulls a card from the desk.] So, like, this is our, uhh, Top 10 List, from our home office in Butt, Montana. [He then launches his pencil at Beavis, stabbing him in the eye, similar to a moment from an earlier episode, No Laughing.] That was cool!

[The vision ends with Mr. Van Driessen seeming rather impressed with their idea.]

Mr. Van Driessen: Hmm, not bad! Tone down the violence, and you guys are on!

Butt-Head: YES!!! [He and Beavis being doing air guitar to celebrate.]

[Later, we find the boys, along with the A/V crew in a classroom filming the show.]

Dean: FIVE, FOUR, THREE... [He then counts down with his fingers, then begins recording.]

[We pan across the chalkboard, as it reads "LATE TV SHOW WITH BUTT-HEAD". The camera then zooms in very close to Butt-Head's face, then quickly zooms away from the desk, until finally coming into focus on Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, is this, like, on? [He taps the microphone with his pencil.] Uhh, hello? This is, like, my show and stuff. Uhh, I mean, uhh... Uhh, welcome?

Beavis: Hey, Butt-Head! Butt-Head!

Butt-Head: Oh yeah. Uhh, please, like, applause for Beavis. [He points to Beavis, as the camera pans over to Beavis slapping a keyboard, trying to make music, but he then knocks the keyboard off the table. The camera then pans back over to Butt-Head.] Uhh, I thought of a joke before. [He taps his pencil a few times.] "Boner-fied". Like, I'm boner-fied!

Beavis: YEAH! YEAH! [He laughs at Butt-Head rather poor joke.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, thank you and stuff. Uhh, I don't have any guests, cause, like, we couldn't find one. So, uh, here's Beavis. [Beavis is seen sniffing his finger, and comes over to sit with Butt-Head, but becomes rather nervous once he's in front of the camera.] Uhh... Sit down, dumbass! So, like, say something that's, like, interesting.

[The camera begins to zoom in on Beavis, but he doesn't respond. After several minutes, Beavis still hasn't said a word, hinting the fact he's sufering from stage fright.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, I guess that's all the time-

Beavis: WAIT!! Wait, Butt-Head, I know! Let's do that trick!

Butt-Head: Oh yeah! This is cool!

[The two begin to make a very suggestive hand display on camera, starting with Beavis, who's acting very excited to be doing this.]

Butt-Head: Now, my turn! [He does the same thing with Beavis, and he's just as excited to do so. He then turns back to the camera.] That was a cool show!

Beavis: Yeah! Come back again!

Butt-Head: We're gonna kick Letterman's butt!

Beavis: Yeah, and we're gonna score!

[As they finish the show, the camera's battery runs out, and the tape becomes distorted, finally turning to a black screen, while Beavis and Butt-Head laugh off-screen.]



  • The first minute and a half of this episode has been removed on the Mike Judge collection; instead, it starts with Beavis and Butt-head pitching the idea for their talk show. Letterman's cameo voice appearance has been removed. Also, Beavis and Butt-head celebrating with an air guitar chant after successfully pitching their show has been removed.


  • David Letterman voiced himself in this episode.
  • A clip of Butt-head as Letterman and Beavis as Paul appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" when Mike Judge appeared as a guest in December 1993.


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