Beavis & Butt-Head Is Now SNL’s Most-Viewed Clip of the Season

Move over, Pete Davidson. “Beavis and Butt-Head” is officially the most popular YouTube clip of SNL’s current season.

The sketch, which features Mikey Day and host Ryan Gosling as two men who look strikingly like Beavis and Butt-Head, went viral for causing most of its cast break into laughter. Within a few days of its initial airing, it was already the most popular live sketch of SNL’s 49th season. But Davidson’s “I’m Just Pete,” a pre-taped parody of the Barbie movie’s “I’m Just Ken” (originally performed, coincidentally, by Gosling) had held on as top-performing moment of the year.

But as of this writing, “Beavis and Butt-Head” is now the most-viewed YouTube clip of SNL’s 49th season, with 13,541,000 views. (That’s just 39,000 views more than “I’m Just Pete.”)

While that’s an impressive number of views, especially for a sketch that’s only three weeks old, ‘Beavis’ has a ways to go before it nears SNL’s most-viewed sketches of all time on the platform. 2015’s “Porn Teacher” currently holds that honor with over 103 million views… but it’s had 8.5 years to get there.

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

The complete list of this season’s ten most viewed YouTube clips (as of Thursday at 3:30 pm ET) follows below:

  1. Beavis and Butt-Head (Ryan Gosling/Chris Stapleton) – 13.5 million views
  2. I’m Just Pete (Pete Davidson/Ice Spice) – 13.5 million views
  3. Washington’s Dream (Nate Bargatze/Foo Fighters) – 8.6 million views
  4. State of the Union Cold Open (Josh Brolin/Ariana Grande) – 5.9 million views
  5. Protective Mom 2 (Bad Bunny) – 5.9 million views
  6. Close Encounter Cold Open (Ryan Gosling/Chris Stapleton) – 5.7 million views
  7. Hooters Waitress (Sydney Sweeney/Kacey Musgraves) – 5.4 million views
  8. Weekend Update Christmas Joke Swap (Kate McKinnon/Billie Eilish) – 4.9 million views
  9. Weekend Update: Deion Sanders (Pete Davidson/Ice Spice) – 4.9 million views
  10. Trump Sneakers (Shane Gillis/21 Savage) – 4.8 million views

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