Frequently Asked Questions

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Question:

Are there any other episodes that revolve around Clyde?

Hey FAQ guy i just finish watching the "Reverse Cowgirl" episode and Clyde had a big role in this episode, is there any other episode when the story turns around Clyde? Because there has been episodes for Token, Butters, Craig, and more.

Answer

Yep, there's been a good amount of episodes where Clyde is involved with the central plot. Two bigger ones that come to mind are "Lice Capades" (1103) and "The List" (1114). More often though, he plays a supporting role -- like in "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", where he is revealed to be the second fattest kid in town (after Cartman), or in "Fatbeard" (1307), where he joins Cartman's pirating club. He also plays the squeaky role of Mosquito in all of the "Coon & Friends" episodes.

We've selected a few of his best episodes below. So enjoy, and remember to keep your toilet safety belt fastened at all times...

Question:

In what episode does Mr. Slave sing A-Ha's "Take On Me"?

In which episode does Mr. Slave sing A Ha's "Take On Me" during the end credits? I love his singing voice!

Answer

To hear Mr. Slave's gaytastic rendition of that 80s classic, you're gonna need to watch the closing credits of "Asspen" (603). They play an instrumental version of the song when boys' arrive in town, but he only sings over the credits (as you mentioned). Play the episode below to see that awesomeness!

Something you might not know -- this episode aired way before Mr. Slave was even introduced. He didn't debut until 11 episodes later, as Mr. Garrison's "teacher's ass" in "The Death Camp of Tolerance" (614).

Question:

Is Clyde reading a Mintberry Crunch comic book in "Reverse Cowgirl"??

Is Clyde reading a Mintberry Crunch comic book in "Reverse Cowgirl"??

Answer

Hell yeah he is!! That's the same copy of "The Amazing Mintberry Crunch" comic that we saw in Season 14's "Coon Vs. Coon & Friends".

Question:

Is that Gerald's dolphin picture in Clyde's bathroom?

Why do the Donovan's have the same dolphin picture on their bathroom wall that Gerald Broflovski wore on a shirt in "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina"? Does the whole town have a thing for dolphins?

Answer

Wow, great call dude. That is indeed an almost identical dolphin graphic to the one that Kyle's dad had on his shirt, prior to his Dolphinoplasty. I don't think the WHOLE town has a thing for dolphins...but some of the town, yes. I mean, come on. They're so majestic and gentle...who doesn't want to swim with the dolphins?

Question:

What's the episode with Rednecks arguing about a "hot island song"?

Hey Mr. FAQ guy, which episode was it that the Redneck guys were arguing about warming someone's heart with a "hot island song"? Or something like that.

Answer

The great debate over melting an icy heart with a cool island song, or freezing a hot heart with a cool island song took place in the Season 6 blockbuster "Free Hat". Bonus fact -- this is also the original episode featuring George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, way before they raped Indiana in "The China Probrem" (1208). AND it's also the only South Park episode ever where Matt and Trey appear in person, as themselves.

So open up your cold heart and watch the episode here. It might just make you melt...

Question:

Did The Simpsons reference SP in their 500th episode?

Did the Simpsons reference SP in their 500th episode? I saw Homer driving something that had Braniff Air on the side, was that an SP reference??????????

Answer

We're honored that you thought of us first, but it honestly looked more like The Simpsons were just referencing the old, defunct airline. Braniff was an actual airline that operated into the early 80s, and that jet engine Homer strapped to his motorcycle looked a lot like a junkyard salvage. Plus, it had their classic orange colors. The Braniff plane we use at the end of our episodes looks a little different (take a look below!). But seriously, thanks for thinking of us, and congrats to the Simpsons on that crazy awesome achievement...

Question:

Have you ever parodied Quentin Tarantino?

This is probably a stupid question, but has there ever been an episode that parodied Quentin Tarantino?

Answer

As Mr. Garrison always said, "there are no stupid questions, just stupid people." So don't hesitate to ask something stupid -- believe me, we've heard it all.

Surprisingly, Tarantino hasn't made an appearance yet in South Park. And as for his movies, none of them have been directly parodied. The closest I think Matt and Trey have come is in Tenorman's use of the phrase "Revenge is a dish best served chili." That is also used in the opening of "Kill Bill: Vol. 1", but it's originally from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". So as of now, not really. But you never know what the future may hold...

Question:

In "Cripple Fight", who is that dude in the superman costume?

Hey dude! So in the episode "Cripple Fight", Big Gay Al's depressed and all, and at a certain moment he's holding up this picture of a dude dressed in a Superman outfit. Who is that? Is that an inside joke?

Answer

That is a fantastic question, and it actually IS a quasi-inside joke for Angelinos. The dude in the superman costume is just a real picture of a guy in LA that used to dress up like superman...it fit perfectly.

Question:

In what episode did the boys re-make "The Spirit of Christmas"?

Hey Mr.Faq Guy, I was wondering if you could help me out with a question thats been bugging me; What episode was it when the boys did a remake of "The Spirit of Christmas"? Also I'm not 100% sure, but I somewhat remember Stan doing Cartman's voice. Was that in the same episode that I'm thinking of?

Answer

Happy to help out, dude! The boys make their own animated Christmas card in Season 4's "A Very Crappy Christmas". As you mentioned, it's very self-reflective and mirrors a lot of the actual Christmas card that Matt and Trey made. They even included a small snippet of the actual "Spirit of Christmas" while projecting their movie at the drive-in screen.

And yessir, that is also the same episode where Stan mimics Cartman's voice. Again, this mirrors reality. Stan and Cartman are both voiced by Trey Parker. Check out the episode and clips below, it's a pretty awesome peek into the beginning stages of South Park!

Question:

Is that Mr. McCormick in "Death"? And doesn't he die there??

Hello Mother FAQer (haha, you know we love you), I was watching an old episode of South Park ("Death") and noticed something weird... Uh, Kenny's dad is supposed to be dead. At the part where they start flinging themselves at the building, and Sheela said "Mr. McKormick, are you ready?" And they flung him...Uh, was Kenny's dad's parents part of a cult too? Or is this just some sort of odd mistake?

Answer

Well, to be completely honest with you, it's none of those things. You have to keep in mind, you're looking back at this episode 15 years later. "Death" was only the 6th episode of South Park ever made, and a lot of the boys' parents -- including Mr. McCormick -- hadn't been introduced yet. All the parental figures barely existed during the production of this episode, and Matt and Trey never could have imagined how important those characters would become 15 years later.

So to answer that question, no, to my knowledge Mr McKormick doesn't have the same anti-death powers that Kenny does. Although his parents do admit to attending Cult of Cthulhu meetings. And they were very, very drunk....

(PS - Kenny's dad is "officially" introduced a few episodes later in "Starvin' Marvin" (109)...which ironically contains a similar mix up -- Cartman's mom calls Kyle's mother "Carol").

Question:

Is that the same prostitute from "Lil' Crime Stoppers"?

hey. I was just watching "Bloody Mary" from Season 9 when I noticed -- at the police station, after randy got arrested, on the same bench the kids are sitting, there is the same drug addict and prostitute as seen in "Lil' Crime Stoppers" episode, season 6. Am I right?

Answer

Man, you've got quite the eye for saggy old prostitutes! You are absolutely correct -- that stripper first appears slinging out "dances" at the Peppermint Hippo in "Lil' Crime Stoppers" (706). And not only does she reappear in "Bloody Mary" (914), she can also be seen dancing up a storm in "The Return of Chef" (1001) and crying her eyes out as Jimmy carries away Nut Gobbler in "Erection Day" (907).

But then again, I think we all got caught up in that moment...

Question:

Make an episode making fun of the Kardashians.

Make an episode making fun of the Kardashians.

Answer

Matt and Trey are way ahead of you, buddy! They already parodied the Kardashians two seasons ago in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs" (1402). Butters even had a big, pudding-ish crush on Kim Kardashian...but it does not end well.

I don't wanna give your spoilers, so I recommend you watch the episode and see for yourself...

Question:

What's the episode where Cartman "fills in" for Butters?

Which episode is it that at the end, Cartmen is done house-sitting for Butters and he sits on the front lawn with some popcorn. Butters goes inside and he gets ruthlessly beat by his mom and dad. Is this part of a banned episode?

Answer

That's not from a banned episode, it's actually from the liposuction-filled classic "Jared Has Aides" (602). The boys convince Butters to go down to City Wok to collect their "weight loss" money, and Cartman offers to fill in for him at home. The result is a popcorn-worthy beating. You can watch it all below...just try not to go triple dutch!

Question:

What's the last song Ike sings in his Fingerbang audition?

What is the last song that Ike sings when he's trying out for Fingerbang?

Answer

That's a great question, and Ike's a little hard to understand, so I had to go to the script for answers. There's a bunch of songs in that short audition -- he starts out with "Itsy Bitsy Spider", then moves onto "Danny Boy", and lastly, he sings the alphabet. But it seems as if that last bit he sings is his own special addition...


Ike takes his place back in front of the boys as Schroeder starts to play 'Danny Boy'.

IKE (CONT'D)
Itsy bitsy spider up the water spout

CARTMAN
NEXT!!!

IKE
Oh Danny boy... The pipe is calling...
clang clang...

CARTMAN
NEXT AUDITION!!!!

IKE
E. F. G. H. I. J. K. LMNOP...

CARTMAN
GOD DAMMIT NEXT!!!!

IKE
G. U. B. When the teacher wanna punch me.

CARTMAN
NOT THE NEXT SONG, THE NEXT PERSON!

Ike stops singing and just stares at the boys. Then he walks over to Schroeder, takes back his sheet music, then turns around one last time to flip Cartman off, and then walks out the door.

Question:

What's the lyrics to the "ghetto" song in "Chickenpox"?

Can I get the words to the In the "Ghetto" song Cartaman sings in the episode "Chickenpox"?? thanks

Answer

Happy to help you out with those lyrics, but before I do, I should note that's actually an Elvis tune. It's called "In The Ghetto", and although Cartman totally nails it, it might be worthwhile checking out The King's rendition for a little music education.

But here are the lyrics, right from the official show script...

The boys cross some railroad tracks, and suddenly find themselves in the poor part of South Park; Kenny's house.

KYLE
Well, here's Kenny's house.

CARTMAN
(Singing)
In the Ghetto
On a cold and grey Chicago morn
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
In the ghetto...


LATER:

The boys walk through Kenny's poor, meager house.

CARTMAN
(Singing)
And his momma cries...
'Cause if there's one thing that she
don't need It's another little hungry
mouth to feed.
In the ghetto,
In the ghetto...

STAN
Shhh! Cartman!

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