Beavis and Butt-head issue 16
Beavis and Butt-head #16 was the June 1995 issue of the Beavis and Butt-head comic. All strips and features were drawn by Rick Parker (art and lettering) and written by Guy Maxtone-Graham, with colours by Rob Camacho; Glenn Eichler was consultant. Contents
- Daria: Why is there a calculas question in the middle of the history test?
Mr. Van Driessen cries out "April Fools!" and that he'd included that as a joke, and everyone can ignore that question - Beavis and Butt-head are confused which question that was, Butt-head believing he means the question that sucks (Beavis asks Van Driessen to be more specific). The teacher starts to talk about the tradition of April Fool's Day, causing Butt-head to yell out "who gives a rat's ass?" and, when it's pointed out he said "ass" in class, says it's "April Fools or something". When that actually works, the lads theorise that you can say or do anything and get away with it as along as you add "April Fools!" to the end - so off they go hitting on girls, eating food without paying, narcing onTodd Ianuzzi, trying the pull-my-finger joke on Butt-head ("NO WAY, Dillhole!")... weeks after April 1st.
- Beavis: Hi, uh, Diarrhea... Huh huh.
- Butt-head: Yeah! Heh heh! April Fools!
- Daria: "Diarrhea." That's real original. April Fool's Day is over, guys. Why don't you study for Van Driessen's test instead of playing lame jokes?
- Butt-head: Huh huh. Van Driessen is giving another test?
- Beavis: That's real original.
Thinking quickly (sort of), they tell Van Driessen he can't hold the test because there's a flood in the basement. He evacuates the school, but upon searching Coach Buzzcut reports to Principal McVicker that he can't even find a leak down there (confusing Beavis, who knows there was one: "I took it.") When McVicker confronts them and they cry out it was an April Fool, pissing off everyone (except Stewart), McVicker finally expels the two... Only to change his mind when the lads find that "COOL!" and realise they can now spend all their time doing pranks.
McVicker rapidly unexpels them and sticks them in detention with a screaming Buzzcut instead. As they listen, Todd appears at the window to inform them that even though he was stuck in prison, he won't be beating them to death after detention... "APRIL FOOLS!"
Spin the Bottle
Beavis and Butt-head return to class from the principal's office, deciding to get sent there the next time they have a test too - as they come in, classmate Kimberly has finished inviting everyone to her party tonight. Van Driessen gently asks if she wants to tell Beavis and Butt-head what they missed hearing ("if it's homework or something I don't wanna hear about it"), and that she can't invite everyone except two people. Reluctantly, she invites them. That night, they eagerly head out to the loud, boisterous party to score, but when they get their Kimberly claims the party hasn't started yet and they couldn't make out with her even if they had a million dollars. Butt-head grumbles that now they have to find more than a million dollars...
- Daria: Leaving early, guys? I guess you two already struck out with every girl at the party, hmmm?
- Butt-head: Uhhh, you're pretty dumb for a smart chick, Daria! The party hasn't even started yet!
- Beavis: YET! YET!
- Daria: What? Don't you guys hear those voices?
- Party: "THIS PARTY RULES!" "SURE I'LL PLAY STRIP POKER WITH YOU LISA!"
- Beavis: Ummm, I always hear voices. What's that got to do with anything?
Daria explains it off-panel, and they head for the house to tell Kim they know they've been tricked and Butt-head threatens to tell Van Driessen if they're not let in (Beavis asks "is he at the party too?"). They stare in awe at their first sight of a party, while everyone else stares in disgust (except Stewart) and Daria just looks bored. They spy a Spin the Bottle game and assume it's wussy until they notice if the bottle points at you, a chick has to kiss you. "Dude, this is the coolest game ever invented!") They insert themselves into the game, causing all the girls but Gina to flee.
Gina stays only because jock Tommy promises the bottle won't point at Beavis and Butt-head - and as the two fight over who the bottle will point at first, he covertly points it at himself. (The lads are not sure but believe that's against the rules) They cheat and try to hold it pointing at Kimberly, who "accidentally" breaks it (and has to explain to them it wasn't an accident). Booted away, the two find another bottle and carry on with the game. Butt-head looks at the two of them playing without any chicks and figures "something's wrong here or something", but on they play (Beavis thinking "STARING AT SPINNING BOTTLES RULES!"). The bottle will only point at them though, so they don't count that round... unfortunately, they do count the round where Beavis spins the bottle and it points at the toilet. "Spin the Bottle sucks!"
- "Reviews" of X-Factor ("I wonder if, like, all [Polaris'] hair is green?" "You mean, like, her eyebrows?"), Two-Gun Kid ("I'd carry two guns too, if I could make out with chicks") and X-Men (who are aware of Beavis and Butt-head watching them, are trying to fight them off, and call on dread Apocalypse for aid)
- Out On Our Asses, marking the last issue of the current editorial team
- Someone has put a sign saying "Diarrhea" on Daria's chair - possibly Beavis and/or Butt-head, which is nastier than they usually are towards her, but issue 22 shows other kids are doing the same thing.
- Daria is not only invited to a party but actually turns up to it. In "The Invitation", she'll view going to a party on the same level as swallowing broken glass - we can assume she didn't enjoy herself here.
- While Daria has found herself advising the dimwits before, this time she ensures they end up at the party and everyone has to suffer their existence. Why does she do that? Is she being reluctantly nice, or does she not like Kimberly much, or did she want to see what would happen?
- Todd Ianuzzi is drawn in the classroom by mistake.
- Beavis is carrying a copy of one of their comics...