Beavis and Butt-Head

Safe Driving is the 23rd episode in Season 4 of Beavis and Butt-head. It is the 80th episode overall.


The duo are at school waiting in line for Driver's Ed. Then when Coach Buzzcut comes in, he tells the students that they're going to watch a video that contains real gruesome car crashes which excites Beavis and Butt-head.

In the old 1950's era made video, two greasers that look like Beavis and Butt-Head, called Vinnie and Frankie, get in a violent and fatal car crash which amuses Beavis and Butt-Head, and inspires the duo to be like the irresponsible and reckless drivers, who they think are "cool". Then, the scene goes to Beavis, Butt-Head, and Buzzcut in a car about to go for a test drive, but Butt-head collides into a truck and blood splashes on the screen.

The duo, in the end (mainly Butt-head), however, continue to laugh, signifying that they are still alive. The same can't be said for Buzzcut, though.


Music Videos[]

  • Shonen Knife - "Tomato Head"
  • Alice Cooper - "Lost in America"
  • Johnny Cash - "Delia's Gone"


[We open with the students of Highland High School entering a Driver's Education class, led by Coach Buzzcut. Among the students are Beavis and Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: Hey, Beavis. It's like, I already know how to drive, so like, I don't really need to take this class.

Beavis: Yeah, me too. I've driven before.

Butt-Head: No, you haven't, Beavis. You drove bumper cars that one time, and you got stuck in the corner. Everyone was kicking your ass, even that little girl! [He laughs.]

Beavis: Shut up, Butt-Head! I drove a real car once! You weren't there, it was somewhere else. It was cool. [He starts making loud, obnoxious noises, imitating a car's engine.]

Coach Buzzcut: Permission slips and birth certificates! Let's see 'em! MOVE IT! MOVE IT! [Butt-Head hands his birth certificate and permission slip, with a forged signature from "Mrs. Butt-Head".] What are you staring at, BUTT-HEAD?! [Beavis then hands two pieces of paper that read "BIRF CURTIFIKIT, BEAVIS" and "PURMISHON SLIP, OK".] Waiting for a playful pat on the butt?! MOVE IT!!!

Butt-Head: This is gonna be cool! [He and Beavis enter the classroom. Once inside, he and Beavis are imitating driving cars with their desks, and Butt-Head shoves his desk into Beavis, simulating a car crash.]

Beavis: OW! Cut it out, butthole!

Coach Buzzcut: [He enters the classroom, slamming the door.] SHUT THE HELL UP!! Now, welcome to Driver's Ed. I'm required to tell you that the film we are about to see contains actual footage of gruesome car crashes.

Butt-Head: YES!!


Butt-Head: Car crashes rule!

Coach Buzzcut: It's nothing I haven't seen, but it may be too much for some you delicate types. [He scowls at one particular student upon that remark.] Now, no one's going to think you're a pantywaist if you can't take it, but if you can't, I SUGGEST YOU GET YOUR PATHETIC, WEAK-WILLED LITTLE BUTT OUT OF HERE NOW!!! YOU HAVE FIVE SECONDS!!! [That particular student gets up and leaves with his head hanging low. Beavis and Butt-Head promptly start laughing at him.]

Butt-Head: That guy's a wuss!

Beavis: Yeah! He's a pantywuss!

Coach Buzzcut: SHUT UP!!! LIGHTS! [One student shuts the lights off while Buzzcut starts the film projector.]

[As the film begins to play, we see a shot of someone sliding out of control into another driver, as the screen gets splashed with blood. A title card zooms in, reading "Bloody Mess Behind the Wheel".]

Beavis: This movie's old.

Butt-Head: Yeah, this is from back when people were stupid.

Coach Buzzcut: QUIET!!!

Narrator: Most young people are conscientious citizens who drive defensively and obey all the applicable traffic laws.

[We see a shot of a driver giving a hand signal to a police officer while making a turn.]

Butt-Head: Look, he's flipping him off!

Beavis: Yeah!

Coach Buzzcut: SHUT UP!!!

Narrator: But there's always going to be one or two bad apples in the bunch.

[The scene changes to two teenagers smoking cigarettes, which catches Beavis and Butt-Head's attention.]

Butt-Head: Those guys are cool!

Beavis: Yeah!

Narrator: These two boys, let's call them "Vinnie" and "Frankie", think they're cool. All their friends think they're cool. But unsafe driving is never cool!

Vinnie: Let's cruise, Frankie!

Frankie: Hey, cool!

[The two boys get in their car and drive off in a very reckless way, and start laughing very similarly like Beavis and Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: Cool!

[As the video goes on, the boys are seen driving very fast down a road, and almost run over a boy scout, which excites Beavis.]


[They barely miss the boy scout, and continue laughing. All the while, Beavis and Butt-Head are laughing exactly the same way.]

Vinnie: Hang a Louie, Frankie!

Butt-Head: [He laughs.] He said "loogie"!

Beavis: Yeah, and he said "hang", too! [They both laugh upon Beavis saying "hang".]

Vinnie: Louie, Frankie! Louie!

Frankie: Wait, first I gotta signal!

Vinnie: Don't be a square, Frankie! Just hang it!

Frankie: Alright, wisenheimer! [Frankie makes the turn without signaling, and slam into an oncoming semi-truck. The screen then gets splashed with blood as they collide with the truck, frightening all the students watching, except Beavis and Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: [Laughing at what has happened.] Splat!

Beavis: Yeah! Blap!

[The scene changes to a video titled "ACTUAL HIGHWAY PATROL FOOTAGE". We see the aftermath of the deadly crash, as a highway patrolman opens the door of the boys' wrecked car. Off-screen, the students scream in horror when they see their bodies splatter out of the car.]

Butt-Head: WHOA!! His brain fell out!

Beavis: "And this your brain. This is your brain on the street. Any questions?"

Butt-Head: That was cool!

[Later, we find Beavis, Butt-Head, and Coach Buzzcut in a training car for the class.]

Coach Buzzcut: Alright, Butt-Head, now pay attention. Just release the brake, and press gently on the accelerator.

Beavis: Yeah, dumbass! Drive!

Coach Buzzcut: Butt-Head! What is your problem?! Apply pressure to the accelerator! DO IT! NOW!!!

[Butt-Head laughs as he slams his foot on the accelerator, sending the car flying out of control, on to the street, and into the path of an oncoming semi-truck. They all scream in terror as they collide with the truck, while the screen gets splashed with blood, just like in the video they just watched!]


  • The episode ends like the video the class watch.
  • The student who walks out of the classroom after Buzzcut's warning about the film's graphic content is nearly identical to the first driver seen in said film.
  • Beavis, Butt-Head, and Coach Buzzcut had to have lived at the end. They were probably just injured.
  • It's odd how Butt-head's birth certificate didn't have the month or date he was born, just the year.
  • In the beginning of the episode, when Beavis and Butt-Head show Coach Buzzcut their birth certificates, it's revealed that Butt-Head was born in 1978. However, it doesn't list a specific date. Beavis' certificate, however, doesn't even show the year. This would mean that Butt-Head is 44 years old as of 2022.
  • This is the only episode where Buzzcut screams in fear. This is also one of the few episodes where he gets hurt by the duo's dangerous antics.
  • The two characters in the driver's education film resemble early sketches of Beavis and Butt-head. These characters previously appeared in "True Crime".
  • Beavis makes a reference to the infamous "Brain on Drugs" ad from the 80's when the class is shown the violent car crash film ("This is your brain, this is your brain on the street! Any questions?")


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