Tainted Meat is the 15th episode in Season 5 of Beavis and Butthead. It is overall the 108th episode.


The duo are working the late shift at Burger World. And they have a lot of customers but that's not their problem. Beavis says that his wiener (penis) is itchy and a different color. When Butt-Head tells Beavis to make some burgers, Beavis uses the hand he used to scratch his wiener to grab the frozen meat. After the customers start eating their food, they turn green and fall to the floor. Now, back at home, Beavis and Butt-Head are on the couch, watching TV, when a news segment starts talking about Burger World closing, and scientists being unable to find the cause of the tainted meat. A few days later, Beavis and Butt-Head are back in school, and Beavis is still having issues with the itching going on in his pants. Butt-Head tells Beavis that maybe he should wash it. The episode ends with the two back at Burger World. Beavis says his penis feels a lot better, and looks different too. Butt-Head goes on to complain about all the new rules that they have to follow, but can not even read the rules.


  • Beavis
  • Butt-head


Transcript Edit

[We open at Burger World, during the late shift. A woman drives up to the drive thru.]

Woman: I'll have two cheeseburgers, two large fries, and, uhh, a chocolate shake.

Butt-Head: [He's speaking through the speaker.] Uhh, what?

Woman: Two cheeseburgers, two large fries, and a chocolate shake!

Butt-Head: Uhh, just a minute! Dammit, Beavis, put that away! You're not supposed to have your penis out when you're cooking!

Beavis: Oh! Oh yeah.

[Upon hearing that comment, the woman promptly drives away, unknown to Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: So, uhh, may I take your order?

[Back inside, Beavis is seen scratching his penis rather violently.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, what seems to be the trouble there, Beavis?

Beavis: My thingy itches! It's, like, the wrong color or something. Check it out. [He shows it to Butt-Head.]

Butt-Head: Uhh, no thanks, Beavis! [He walks out of the kitchen to go tend to the customers, while Beavis continues to scratch himself.]

Man: I'll have a double cheeseburger, large order of fries, small root beet, and, uhh, an apple pie.

Butt-Head: Uhh, what?

Man: Double cheeseburger! Large order of fries! Small root beer, and an apple pie!

Butt-Head: Uhh, can you, like, get less stuff?

Man: Just get it!

[Butt-Head then turns to Beavis, who's now scratching himself with the spatula.]

Butt-Head: Hey, Beavis! This guy wants, like, some burgers, and uhh, like, some food or something.

Beavis: So?!

Butt-Head: So, like, make it!

Beavis: Oh, okay! Dammit! [He finally stops scratching himself, but by doing so, he has contaminated his hands. He then starts handling the hamburger patties, not knowing he's just contaminated all the food.]

[Meanwhile, the entire restaurant has been oblivious to what Beavis has done, including the man at the counter.]

Butt-Head: [He is now ringing up the man's total, or at least attempting to.] Uhh, it's like, uhh, a dollar or something. [The man hands him a dollar, only to have him shove it in his pocket.] Uhh, I mean, uhh, two dollars. [The man hands him another dollar, which he also pockets.] Cool!

[Suddenly, a scream is heard as a woman collapses on the ground from food poisoning. Soon after, the other customers are also falling victim.]

Butt-Head: [He hands the man his food.] Here you go, sir! Enjoy your meal.

Beavis: Yeah, come again! [He continues to scratch himself as the restaurant falls into total chaos.]

[Later, after they come home, the incident has now made it to the local news.]

Newscaster: A local Burger World serving tainted meat has hospitalized 15 and raises the question about how meat should be handled.

Butt-Head: [He laughs and points at Beavis.] Ask the expert!

Beavis: SHUT UP!! [He continues to scratch himself.]

Doctor: [He speaks over the telephone on screen.] Uhh, we have never encountered a strain of bacteria like this in recorded science. I'm afraid we're up against a fierce new parasite.

Newscaster: Authorities are saying that, until further notice, Burger World will remain closed.

Beavis: This sucks!

Butt-Head: Yeah, we lost our jobs!

Beavis: No! My weiner still itches!! [Butt-Head just laughs at him about that.] SHUT UP!!! What should I do?!

Butt-Head: Uhh, I know. Like, think of something else.

Beavis: Umm, ok. [He stops for about five seconds, then continues to scratch himself.]

[The next day at school, we find the duo in Mr. Van Driessen's class taking an exam.]

Mr. Van Driessen: Ok, people, you have ten minutes to answer questions 3 through 12, okay? And, go! [Upon those words, Beavis begins scratching himself again...]

[And then, again during lunch, and then again during the class photo...]

Photographer: Ok, now! Just hold it. Hold it right there!

[Beavis continues to scratch himself, which ends up being seen in the photo. And even as they walk home from school, he's still scratching!]

Butt-Head: Face it, Beavis. You have a problem with your penis.

Beavis: What should I do?! This sucks!

Butt-Head: Maybe you should, like, wash it or something.

Beavis: Umm, ok. I could, like, uhh... I'll, like, uhh... Yeah, I'll, umm, wait, with water?! No way! It'll get wet!

Butt-Head: Life is hard, Beavis.

Beavis: Yeah, and it sucks! [He continues to scratch, and follows Butt-Head home.]

[The following night, Burger World has re-opened, and the duo is back at work.]

Beavis: Hey, Butt-Head! My weiner feels great! It's, like, the right color again, check it out!

Butt-Head: Beavis, you butt-munch! I don't want to see that!

Beavis: [He's now picking his nose.] Yeah, and we got our jobs back.

Butt-Head: Yeah, but now, we have to, like, follow all these stupid rules.


Butt-Head: [He tries to read it, but can't seem to comprehend it.] Uhh... No - Tice. All... Em, uh?

Beavis: I think that's a "P", Butt-Head.

Butt-Head: Uhh, Pull... Must... Uhh, wash?

Beavis: That's hard!

Butt-Head: I told you!


  • In the scene where Beavis and Butt-Head where watching TV in there Burger World uniforms if you look at Butt-Head's hat the W disappears after the doctor is done talking.
  • On the Collection the scene where the TV shows the doctor who can't identify the tainted meat is cut. But its an Easter Egg on the second DVD.
  • Last episode to air in 1994.


Episode List
Pilot ·Season 1 · Season 2 · Season 3 · Season 4 · Season 5 · Season 6 · Season 7 · Season 8

Pilot: 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 · Way Down Mexico Way Part 2 · At the Movies · No Laughing · No Laughing Part 2 · The Butt-head Experience · Lawn and 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 · 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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