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The Special One is the 2nd episode of Season 9 of Beavis and Butt-Head and the 224th episode overall.


Beavis encounters a sentient flame in a dumpster that dubs him "the Special One" and orders him to change himself for the better.


Beavis is at a restaurant asking a cashier if they have matches or lighters since they're advertising "fire wings". The cashier tells Beavis to get out and he strolls behind the restaurant where he finds a big fire in the dumpster. To Beavis' awe, the fire forms a face and speaks to him. Beavis praises the fire for being so cool and Fire dubs Beavis his "special one". For his first command, Fire tells Beavis to run around his school's football field 4 times. Beavis is not eager to do it, but does it anyway.

When Beavis returns, Fire explains that he needed the exercise which Beavis again reluctantly agrees with. Fire then excitedly commands Beavis to pick up all the bottles in the alley and surrounding alleys and place them in the recycling bin. Beavis is confused, but does as Fire commands. After all the recycling, Beavis hopes that Fire will tell him to do something cool finally. But Fire tells him to read The Call of the Wild and write an essay on it. Disappointed, Beavis asks why Fire is making him do these things and Fire explains Beavis needs to start thinking about college and such.

Beavis re-enters the restaurant and tells the cashier there's a fire in the dumpster. As the cashier uses an extinguisher to put it out, Fire pleads with Beavis to stop him and Beavis just looks away guiltily. Once the cashier thanks Beavis and leaves, Beavis looks into the dumpster at the weak embers of Fire and mutters that that fire sucked. He is then pleased to find a lighter on the ground and walks off with it.



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  • This episode reveals the backstory behind Beavis' pyromania: on his third birthday, Beavis was mesmerized by the flame on the candle of the cake, which told him to look at its "fearful glory".
  • At some point, Beavis put an M-80 in Anderson's mailbox
  • This is the first episode not to feature Butt-Head in the plot, although he still appears in the video review and in a flashback.
    • The show's title card reflects his absence by replacing him with "Fire", and the episode's title card just has "Beavis" in the show's logo.
  • During the Cale Dodds video, Beavis thinks Cale is Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy. The duo previously appeared in that show during the episode "Peter and Lois' Wedding", where Peter was shown hanging out and laughing with them, wearing a Boyz II Men shirt. Mike Judge reprised his role for the duo.
    • Daria appeared in the same episode, where she gets hit on by Joe Swanson. There, she appears in her design from her show modified to fit in with Seth's art style (unlike the duo, who retained their original designs).
      • Hank Hill, protagonist of Judge's other show King of the Hill and Tom Anderson's "successor", has made several cameo appearances in Family Guy, most recently in the episode "All About Alana", which premiered three months before this episode.


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