True Crime is the 22nd episode in Season 3 of Beavis and Butt-Head. It is the overall 53rd episode.


The guys arrives at a local bank, only to find that someone (Michael Jordan) has left their bank card in the ATM. Surprisingly, Beavis figures out the card's pin code Balls, and the duo pocket thousands of dollars from the man's account. Back at home Beavis and Butt-head have the stolen money all over their house but do not spend any, but then they see the incident on TV, and it ends up being shown on America's Most Hated (spoof of America's Most Wanted). The police are unsuccessful and draft in the Coppers (spoof of "Cops") to track down the duo and reclaim the money. They break in the duo's home, pin them to the ground and cuff them.



Transcript Edit

[We open to see Beavis and Butt-Head walking up to the local bank.]

Butt-Head: Banks are cool.

Beavis: Yeah. That's where they keep all the money.

Butt-Head: "Substantial penalty for early withdrawal!"

[Suddenly, they see a nearby ATM machine has been left unattended and it's alarm is going off.]

Butt-Head: Whoa! Check it out, it's one of those money machines.

Beavis: Hey! Someone left a card! Shove it in, Butt-Head!

Butt-Head: [He laughs.] You shove it in! [He pushes the card into the machine.]

ATM Computer: Thank you. Please enter password.

Butt-Head: Hey, Beavis. How do you spell "chode"?

Beavis: Check this out. [He punches in random letters and numbers, which coincidentally work, and the machine starts spewing money everywhere.]

Butt-Head: Whoa!! Cool!! [They start grabbing as much money as they can, unaware that a nearby security camera is recording their every move, even when they run away with the money.]

[Later on, Beavis and Butt-Head are back at their house with piles of cash everywhere.]

Beavis: Hey, Butt-Head. What are we going to do with all this money?

Butt-Head: Uhh, maybe we could, like, spend it, or something.

Beavis: Oh yeah! Uhh, on what?

[Suddenly, dramatic music begins to play on the TV.]

TV Host: Good evening, and welcome to America's Most Hated. What you are about to see is a crime so heinous-

Butt-Head: "Anus"? [He starts laughing.]

TV Host: -so repulsive, so actual, it may shake your very faith in human nature! What we are about to show you is actual footage of two criminals actually robbing one of the ready-tellers.

[Beavis and Butt-Head watch the footage being shown of them taking the money, and they look rather surprised to see this on TV.]

TV Host: A victimless crime? No way!

[The screen changes to Michael Jordan being interviewed.]

Michael Jordan: I stepped away from the Keno table, Bob, then those creeps attacked me. Took my bank card and everything!

Butt-Head: Bust 'em!

Beavis: Yeah! Give those guys the chair! The chair!! The chair!!

Michael Jordan: What I don't get is how they figured out my password: "Balls". How did they know I was a pro?

TV Host: One unidentified witness, a cleaning lady who concealed herself behind a trashbin, told us exactly what she saw.

Witness: One of them was a real ugly fella. He kept scratching his butt! [We then see Butt-Head actually scratching butt as she said this on TV.]

TV Host: Authorities say this tall-tale gesture could lead police officials to the criminal's lair.

Witness: [She pretends to cry.] They should pay for their crimes!

TV Host: Our America's Most Hated crime artists have drawn up sketches of what the criminals look like. If you have any information regarding these career criminals-

Beavis: Hey, Butt-Head! We should, like, call them and say we know those guys!

Butt-Head: Yeah! Maybe there's a reward!

Beavis: That would be cool! [Little do they know that the sketches on screen look exactly like them.]

[Later on, they are watching another news show, An Uncurrent Affair.]

TV Host: Authorities remained baffled in their quest for two career criminals who have gone completely out of sight.

TV Host #2: Tonight, we recreate the events of what happened.

TV Host: What you are about to see is a dramatization featuring professional thespians.

Butt-Head: "Professional lesbians"? [He starts laughing.]

[On the TV, two actors portraying Beavis and Butt-Head are seen in a car.]

Actor #1: Travis, look! Another cash machine ripe for the picking! Huh huh huh! Huh huh! These cash machines are the best to happen to criminals like us! Huh huh huh! Huh huh!

Actor #2: Ha ha ha! Ha ha! I can practically smell the cash! Ha ha ha! [They start breaking into the ATM Machine with tools.]

[All the while, Beavis and Butt-Head are laughing almost exactly the same time the actors do, remaining oblivious that they're being seen on TV.]

TV Host #2: Who are these monsters?

TV Host: Well, it is unknown if they work on a national or international level, we do know that they are wily and considered to be dangerous.

Butt-Head: Hey, Beavis! They should arrest those lesbians.

Beavis: Yeah! Use the taser! The taser!! Zap him! Zap him in the butt! [He laughs]

[Later on, they're watching yet another show, this time, Coppers.]

SWAT Team Leader: [As he's suiting up, he narrates over the theme song.] Sometimes, I don't know if I'm ever coming back. ["Bad Boys" begins to play as they leave the police station.]

Announcer: Coppers is filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

[Beavis and Butt-Head pay no minds to what is about to happen and continues to watch TV.]

SWAT Team Leader: Ok, now remember to take the big guy out first. He's armed and completely irrational. [Their van comes to a stop] OK, MOVE!!! [All the members of the SWAT Team rush towards a house.]

[Suddenly, the sound of a battering ram hitting the house door is heard.]

Butt-Head: Hey, Beavis. Did you hear something?

Beavis: Uhh, no, I don't think so.

[Seconds later, the SWAT Team breaks in and tackles Beavis and Butt-Head to the ground.]

Butt-Head: Hey! Those two guys don't look anything like those lesbians they were after.

Beavis: Shut up, Butt-Head! They're going to use the taser! The taser!! [The SWAT Team begins to arrest Beavis and Butt-Head, both on TV and in their home.]


  • It's odd how America's Most Hated has surveillance footage of the boys taking the money, even though when they recreated the crime, the actors were Buff, older and used tools to open the ATM.
  • The bank card left in the ATM belonged to Michael Jordan.
  • This episode has never been released to home video.
  • This is one of the few episodes (not counting the first two seasons) to use digital ink and paint.
  • America's Most Hated and Coppers are parodies of the long running shows Cops and America's Most Wanted.
  • Both shows aired on FOX, which also aired King of the Hill.
  • Goof: During the arrest scene, the kicking down of the door is filmed from inside the house, even though the camera crew is outside with the police.


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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