The Legend of Beavis and Butt-Head The Legend of Zelda cartoon edit KhalidSMShahin

The Legend of Zelda received a short-lived cartoon in 1989 that came and went without leaving a profound mark on pop culture. However, for some incredible reason, YouTuber KhalidSMShahin decided to edit and overdub the old Legend of Zelda cartoon with voices from Beavis and Butt-Head, and the results are hysterical. With “The Legend of Beavis,” The YouTuber painstakingly searched for the right Beavis and Butt-Head dialogue to put into the mouths of Link and the king of Hyrule, the latter of whom is abducted by Ganon early on. It transforms Link and the king both into morons, hilarious morons. Essentially, this ranks among the stupidest things I’ve ever seen, but it’s so artfully done that the world must see it.

You don’t even need to know or care about what Beavis and Butt-Head is to be laughing hard at what this overdub does to the Legend of Zelda cartoon. I think “The Legend of Beavis” loses steam at the very end when it suddenly hard-segues into a different cartoon, but everything leading up to it is the stupidest kind of gold. Plus, dubs aside, the rest of the editing done to the video is stellar as well. Check out 0:45, when Beavis’ reflection appears in the mirror instead of that of Link.

Let us know if you think this Beavis and Butt-Head edit ranks among the most important additions to the Legend of Zelda canon.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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