SNL’s Beavis and Butt-Head Is Already 2nd-Most Viewed YouTube Clip of the Season (and Climbing)

Heidi Gardner isn’t the only one laughing at the sight of Saturday Night Live’s Beavis and Butt-Head.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the sketch has racked up nearly 8.8 million views on YouTube. That number makes it one of only three clips this season to break eight million views on YouTube, sandwiched in between  “Washington’s Dream” (8.3 million), and “I’m Just Pete” (13.2 million). 

It’s a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that it’s only been four days since the clip was posted.  

Starring Mikey Day and Ryan Gosling as two unsuspecting strangers who just happen to bear an uncanny resemblance to the ‘90s MTV cartoon duo, the sketch has grabbed a ton of attention online, in part because of the sheer number of performers who break during the sketch, including a rare break by Gardner. 

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It was a high point of a strong (and break-heavy) episode that also happened to deliver the show’s largest linear audience since last October. 

Another sketch from this weekend’s episode is also climbing the charts, with Kate McKinnon’s guest turn in “Close Encounter Cold Open” having just cracked the season’s top ten most-viewed YouTube clips with 4.8 million views.

The complete list (as of Wednesday at 7:30 pm ET) follows below:

  1. I’m Just Pete (Pete Davidson/Ice Spice) – 13.2 million views
  2. Beavis and Butt-Head (Ryan Gosling/Chris Stapleton) – 8.8 million views
  3. Washington’s Dream (Nate Bargatze/Foo Fighters) – 8.3 million views
  4. State of the Union Cold Open (Josh Brolin/Ariana Grande) – 5.8 million views
  5. Protective Mom 2 (Bad Bunny) – 5.7 million views
  6. Hooters Waitress (Sydney Sweeney/Kacey Musgraves) – 5.0 million views
  7. Weekend Update Christmas Joke Swap (Kate McKinnon/Billie Eilish) – 4.9 million views
  8. Weekend Update: Deion Sanders (Pete Davidson/Ice Spice) – 4.9 million views
  9. Trump Sneakers (Shane Gillis/21 Savage) – 4.8 million views
  10. Close Encounter Cold Open (Ryan Gosling/Chris Stapleton) – 4.8 million views

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