BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD 8-15 & 8-16 ‘Used Car’ & ‘Bounty Hunters’

Beavis and Butt-Head become bounty hunters before receiving an epic beatdown.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Episode Titles: "Used Car" & "Bounty Hunters"

Writer: Mike Judge

Director: Mike Judge

In the world of "Beavis and Butt-Head," the dim witted titular duo often escape their mischief without suffering any consequences. But not this week…

During the first episode, "Used Car," Beavis and Butt-Head encounter Ahmed, a used cars salesman who previously met the guys at an ill-fated call center. But because there is no continuity in "Beavis and Butt-Head," this is essentially the first time that they meet… again. Ahmed finds Beavis and Butt-Head looking under a car for a piece of pizza from the garbage (to throw at each other) and he assumes that are interested in buying the vehicle.

A fairly common mistake that Ahmed and his manager make is that they attribute Beavis and Butt-Head's strange behavior as negotiating tactics and they even believe that the duo really knows their cars. But the usual car sales pitch can't work on Beavis and Butt-Head because they have no context or desire for it. They take Ahmed's self-depreciating words seriously and nearly walk away before they mistake his attempts to wheel and deal as an offer of $500 cash for them to take the car from him!

Ahmed makes his next fatal mistake by allowing Butt-Head behind the wheel of the car; which he promptly crashes. The manager doesn't seem too pissed off as he tells the duo that they've just bought the car. But when Beavis and Butt-Head tell him that they don't have licenses or insurance, he fires Ahmed on the spot and kicks the idiotic duo off of his lot for good.    

If Beavis and Butt-Head had simply left, their clean getaway would have been intact. Instead, they find the discarded slice of pizza and toss it again… and it lands on the manager's face. The manager then proceeds to slam their heads into one of his cars, as Butt-Head limply tries to punch and negotiate with him. It's a pretty funny sequence, but nowhere near as much punishment as the guys receive in "Bounty Hunter."

In a home improvement store, the duo run into Dog the Bounty Hunter… or at least someone who looks like him and speaks in the same way. Beavis and Butt-Head learn the essentials of bounty hunting from faux-Dog. Following his advice, they gear up with pepper spray and head down to the post office to check out the wanted posters. They pass by the actual wanted posters and stop at the federal pictures… quickly assuming that President Obama is one of their potential targets.

And when they learn that Obama is out of the country, they go after an easier target: a martial arts dojo full of small children. However, the dojo master has little tolerance for threats against his kids and he gives Beavis and Butt-Head the ass-kicking of a lifetime. It was also by far, the funniest moments of the entire night.

The entire "Dog" schtick was pretty amusing, even down to Beavis and Butt-Head's mock prayer before moving in on the dojo class. They don't even give up after the beatdown and move on to their next target: the Postmaster General. After finding a genial (and probably crazy) homeless man (whom they hilariously assume is "close enough" to their target), he willingly accompanies them to the police station. But the female officer at the desk doesn't take kindly to Butt-Head's crude remarks or the duo's attempt to draw their pepper spray, so she uses her own mace to take them out.

For intersitials, the duo watched another clip of "Jersey Shore" (again, MTV?) and an unintentionally hysterical segment from "True Life" about a daughter dealing with her "slutty" mother as she dresses wildly inappropriately and dances with male children from her daughter's high school. Even Butt-Head seems to have sympathy for the daughter when he says that she's the only girl that deserves to be emo.

The duo also critique a video by Avi Buffalo as the whitest people that they've ever seen. Funny stuff, but Beavis and Butt-Head are always at their best when they critique music videos.

However it was the twin beatdowns that gave this installment of "Beavis and Butt-Head" most of its laughs.

Crave Online Rating: 8 out of 10.