Beavis and Butt-Head

P.T.A. is the 16th episode in Season 6 of Beavis and Butt-Head. It is the 156th episode overall.


Through the mail, Beavis and Butt-Head get a letter (obviously meant for their parents) to go to a P.T.A. meeting on Thursday. Learning that the event allows suggestions to help improve the school, the boys are excited for whatever they want to pitch; from telling them that school sucks to that they want teachers who they think are "cool", like somebody who resembles Butt-Head's father.

On that night, all are greeted by the superintendent and everyone is advised to ensure things don't get violent. As one parent demands the teachers to enact more discipline onto students, Beavis and Butt-Head arrive, much to everyone's surprise and Principal McVicker's chagrin.

McVicker is angry that the boys had showed up and threatens to kill them if they don't get out, but the parents and the adults defend their arrival, proud of them showing up. As Beavis and Butt-Head suggest somewhat juvenile and ostentatious things, such as beer and teachers who are "cool", the parents catch on and listen to what they have to say. As the duo go on that they need teachers that don't "suck", the parents also chime in and sympathize, expressing and suggesting to McVicker that they want teachers who will be friends to their kids, allow them to express themselves, and to have someone who could understand them.

Though one of the teachers suggest Van Driessen as an example, Beavis and Butt-Head express their dislike for their hippie teacher, calling him a wuss. In defense of his own agendas, Principal McVicker asks everyone if they think that Beavis and Butt-Head are good examples, and that Coach Buzzcut is a great example of a teacher with good discipline, but not until Beavis and Butt-Head tell everyone of Buzzcut's own teaching methods, including screaming at them and literally beating them up on campus.

Appalled at what examples Buzzcut uses as measures for teaching as said by the boys, this leads McVicker to get upset and in denial of what the boys have to say, ordering them to get out under the threat of him assaulting them to death. One parent, outraged and appalled at McVicker's own behavior, tells that the man is out of line, for wanting to use such power for abusive means for their kids. Soon, this escalates to where a dad gets in the line of McVicker's rage to get at the boys, and ultimately, McVicker is at the center of a huge fight with the parents, outraged that he allows such people to teach not only Beavis and Butt-Head, but their own kids as well.

The next day, Van Driessen praises Beavis and Butt-Head for showing up in the PTA, much to the boy's embarrassment and association with a "wuss" of a teacher. Though he explains that McVicker would be "proud" of the boys and commend them in person (which is obviously a lie), and as the result of the parents gathering together to know of the abuse Buzzcut has done to his pupils, McVicker is forced to go to the school board for an "emergency meeting". As for Coach Buzzcut, he gets a letter of saying he's being put under investigation, and gets Buzzcut so mad, that he threatens to kill whoever reported his behaviour and attitude. Unknown to him, it was Beavis and Butt-Head, and all in deserving fashion.


Music Videos[]

  • Slash's Snakepit - "Beggars and Hangers On"
  • Pink Floyd - "High Hopes"
  • Ted Nugent - "Heads Will Roll"


  • When Beavis and Butt-Head think about what their replacement teacher could be like, the teacher who appears in their imagination looks similar to one of the Motley Crue Roadies (Butt-Head's biological father).
  • According to archived Zap2it listings, this episode was original meant to be named "Butt-T-A".


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