Characters / South Park Other Recurring Characters

Jesus Christ
"My children, you should know something. I'm packing."
Voiced by: Matt Stone
Son of God and host of his own talk show, "Jesus and Pals."

  • Back from the Dead: "Fantastic Easter Special."
  • Big Good: He's a member of Imaginationland's Council of Nine.
  • Characterization Marches On: In his debut episode, he performed his miracles as parlor tricks, and he only beat Satan in their boxing match because Satan himself bet that Jesus would win. Afterwards, not only did he actually display supernatural powers (flying in the Super Best Friends episode, and resurrection in the one set in the vatican), he's straight up Rambo Jesus.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: After coming back from the dead, he kills Bill Donohue with a glaive (this was his Moment of Awesome).
  • Flight, Strength, Heart: Jesus is an excellent Bare-Fisted Monk and Multi-Melee Master. He is also a superb carpenter.
  • Good Is Not Soft: A decent guy for the most part, but he's a skilled martial artist. And as part of a Running Gag in Butterballs, bullies a studio executive with the torment he'll face in hell.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Santa
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: In one episode, "Fantastic Easter Special", Jesus and Kyle have been imprisoned in the Vatican. Jesus realises that if he dies, he can resurrect himself outside the bars. He's unable to kill himself, as suicide is a sin, so he asks Kyle to do it. After initially refusing ("I'm a Jew. I have a few hang-ups about killing Jesus."), he reluctantly agrees, on the condition that "Eric Cartman can never know about this."
    Jesus: I understand. And Kyle, Happy Easter.
    Kyle: Happy Easter, Jesus.
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: As shown in the above example, way way cool.
  • Kung-Fu Jesus
  • Pals with Jesus: Everyone in South Park, except for Satan. (and even then..)
  • Physical God
  • Public Domain Character
  • Running Gag: People using "Jesus Christ" and similar expressions to curse despite him being right there, including Jesus himself.
  • Supporting Leader: During the "Imaginationland" trilogy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was originally quite meek. Then, starting in "Red Sleigh Down", Jesus kicks all sorts of ass.

Mayor MacDaniels
"My geologist? Now? Tell him the infection is fine and I don't need another check-up."
Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman (1997-1999), Eliza Schneider (1999-2003), April Stewart (2004-present)
Corrupt and idiotic mayor of South Park.

  • Bi the Way: She's implied to be in a relationship with Officer Barbrady and slept with Chef, but she's also slept with Mrs. Cartman and was shown looking at a porn magazine of busty women in one episode.
  • Characterization Marches On: Originally she was a lot stupider than most of the other South Park adults, but as they got dumber she's generally become smarter; modern episodes tend to vary on whether she's just as dumb as them or the Only Sane Adult in town.
  • Jerkass
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: see Surrounded by Idiots below.
  • The Lost Lenore: The Mayor has a pictured of a mustached man on her desk, that she looks at very sadly. Later she is seen visiting a gravestone while holding the picture.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss
  • Slave to PR: Most of the time, she only cares about making the town look good to the press and outsiders rather than helping the citizens.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Is perfectly aware of the absurd hijinks that occur in the town and has little respect for the idiocy of its citizens, though she rarely comes off as much smarter.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: No, it's not a shower cap.

Father Maxi
"Sister, the Jews crucified our Lord and Savior. I mean, if you don't go to hell for crucifying the Savior, then what the hell do you go to hell for?"
Voiced by: Matt Stone
South Park's resident Catholic priest.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Claims in one episode to be an ex-homosexual.
  • Characterization Marches On: Was a strawman fundamentalist in the first 4 seasons, but eventually became a legitimate voice of reason from season 6 onward.
  • The Fundamentalist: He believes that Jews and the handicapped will end up in hell. He's right, but what he doesn't know is that so will Catholics, since only Mormons go to heaven.
  • Hypocrite: During his The Fundamentalist phase, he was condemning people for their sins, but was having sex with women in the confessional despite his vows.
  • Only Sane Man: In "Red Hot Catholic Love", we find out that he's the only Catholic priest in the universe that doesn't molest children.

Officer Barbrady
"Okay, people, move along. Nothing to see here."
Voiced by: Trey Parker
The town cop, incredibly stupid and unhelpful, at least in the earlier seasons. His squad car says "To Patronise And Annoy". Coinciding with decreased prominence, it seems that he has gotten more competent over the years.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Naughty Ninjas gave him more focus and development than he'd received in years.
  • Anti-Hero: However his heart is in the right place.
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop
  • Catch Phrase: "Move Along, Nothing to See Here..."
  • Continuity Nod: "I used to be the only policeman in this town, remember!"
  • Clueless Deputy
  • The Ditz: At one point, it turns out he's illiterate. Took A Level In Smartass in later seasons.
  • Handicapped Badass: Implied to be partially deaf, as he has a hearing aid.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: In Naughty Ninjas, he has a very elderly and sick dog he takes care of.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: See Token Good Teammate
  • Man Child
  • Out of Focus: In later seasons when South Park gets an actual police force.
  • Police Are Useless: Sometimes is unable to deal with the problems in the town.
  • Token Good Teammate: He might be an incompetent moron, but Barbrady is often portrayed as the only member of South Park's police force who is neither corrupt nor racist. Naughty Ninjas seems to imply he's the only member of the force who joined to protect the town rather than to beat up minorities.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Grew more competent in later seasons, helping to arrest a pharmacist for selling cough syrup to minors in "Quest for Ratings", warned people about the giant hamsters attacking in "Pandemic", attempted to stop the drunken party in "About Last Night" (here he fails because the partiers tip his car over), and in "Medicinal Fried Chicken", helps to take down the illegal KFC cartel, surviving the shootout between the cops and Colonel Sanders' enforcers. He also saves Jimmy's life from a psychotic GEICO representative in "Sponsored Content".
  • Trauma Conga Line: The entirety of Naughty Ninjas, with him losing his job, and is unable to provide for his sick and elderly dog, and ends up on the street and homeless.
  • Vetinari Job Security: He had this in the first few seasons, when he was the only police officer in South Park.

Sergeant Harrison Yates
"JESUS CHRIST MONKEY BALLS!!! We could have made an innocent man go to jail who wasn't black!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
An incompetent and corrupt police officer who hates rich black people. Works under the Park County Police Department.

  • Anti-Hero
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop
  • By-the-Book Cop: When it comes to rich black men. Otherwise, he is pretty much a Cowboy Cop.
    "We've got another rich black guy. I want him humiliated and dragged through the dirt, and I want it done by the books!"
  • Clueless Detective: Partially subverted; he does figure out the culprit behind the left-hand murders using his own police work, but it was unnecessary police work because the evidence was screaming right in his face. He also would have never seen said evidence had it not been for Kyle.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: In "The Coon," he is this to Mysterion and the Coon wants him to be it for him.
  • Custom Uniform: He and his partner Mitch Murphy are plainclothes detectives.
  • Dirty Cop: Tends to be very abusive towards minorities.
  • Jerkass: He snubs Kyle more than anyone else.
    • Regarding Stan:
    Dammit Marsh, why couldn't you have just kept your stupid ugly kid in line?!
  • Lawful Stupid
  • Officer O'Hara
  • Police Are Useless: Whenever Kyle reports something.
  • Retcon: First shown as part of the FBI and then the South Park Police.
  • Satellite Character: Detective Mitch.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • Villain Protagonist: In "The Jeffersons" and arguably "Butters' Bottom Bitch," seeing as how the first 2 men he arrested were portrayed sympathetically.

Terrance and Phillip
Phillip: "Terrance, I-"
Terrance: "No. No, Phillip, don't say it. I was an asshole, and this is mostly my fault."
Phillip: "That's what I was gonna say: You were an asshole, and this is mostly your fault."
Voiced by: Matt Stone (Terrance) and Trey Parker (Phillip)
A comedy duo from Canada who host a show that seems to consist entirely of fart jokes, and is a favorite of the four main boys.

  • Author Avatar: For Trey Parker and Matt Stone, most prominently in "Canada on Strike" and The Movie.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S"
  • Canada, Eh?: To an extreme, eh, buddy?
  • Closer to Earth: In the later seasons, whenever some major scheme occurs in Canada, they are usually the ones to recognise the true gravity of the situation. Examples include Canada On Strike and Freemium Isn't Free.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: "Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire"
  • A Day in the Limelight: Terrance & Phillip: Not Without My Anus
  • Distaff Counterpart: The Queef Sisters, Katherine and Katie.
  • Domestic Abuser: Phillip slaps one of the Queef Sisters, all because she let one rip whilst they were having sex.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In their first appearance, Trey Parker was the voice of Terrance while Matt Stone voiced Phillip.
  • Gasshole: They fart a lot.
  • Gonk: Their Pac-Man-esque heads and odd body shape (like most Canadians in the show) make them this.
  • Happily Married: To the Queef Sisters.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Although there is some question about Phillip.
    Terrance: Why do you think Scott hates us so much Phillip?
    Phillip: Maybe he's homophobic.
    Terrance: (beat) But we're not gay, Phillip.
    Phillip: We're not?!
  • Name and Name
  • Only Sane Man: They were the only ones who were aware of how the Canadian strike would affect their economy and were ultimately right in the end
  • Out of Focus: Appeared a lot more frequently in the show's early seasons than in the later ones.
  • Retcon: Their show was originally referred to as a cartoon, and the whole intent was that the animation was even worse than South Park's. However, it was later established that the "crappy animation" is how all of Canada (and Saddam Hussein) looks. Lampshaded with the fact that they had an Saturday morning cartoon, which "started to breed confusion over whether Terrance and Phillip were animated characters or real people." They were also originally intended to be British (as revealed on a DVD commentary), before being retconned into Canadians for season 2. This also lead to Ike being revealed as adopted, due to his resemblance to them.
  • Self-Deprecation: Meta-example. They were originally created in response to criticisms that South Park was a badly animated, vulgar show filled to the brim with fart jokes and foul language. So Trey and Matt created an show within a show with even worse animation that is nothing but fart jokes.
  • Snipe Hunt: The duo are prone to randomly deciding to search for treasure within their immediate surroundings.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: In The Movie.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Terrance or Terrence? It's usually the former, but sometimes the latter can crop up.
  • Toilet Humor: Every joke on their show seems to have the same punchline: One of them farts in the other's face.
    Phillip: Say Terrance, what did the Spanish priest say to the Iranian gynecologist?
    Terrance: I don't know Phillip, what?
    Phillip: *fart*
    Terrance and Phillip: HAHAAHAHAAHA!
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kraft Dinna.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Zig-zagged in-universe. Sometimes Terrance & Phillip is referred to as a children's show, sometimes it's for adults. Either way, kids love it.

"Don't forget to bring a towel."
Voiced by: Vernon Chatman
A talking, drug-addicted towel made in a lab. Intentionally a flat "ancillary character with a few amusing catchphrases."

  • Animate Inanimate Object: He's a towel come to life through a government project to create the perfect towel.
  • Breather Episode: "A Million Little Fibers" and "Crippled Summer", two Towelie-centric episodes, aired immediately after "Cartoon Wars" and "200/201", which were controversial even by South Park standards.
  • Catch Phrase: "Don't forget to bring a towel" and "You wanna get high?"
  • A Day in the Limelight: "A Million Little Fibers". (Although, in all fairness, the few times Towelie does appear he is usually the focus of the episode.)
  • No, You: "You're a towel!"
  • The Scrappy: In-universe, though "A Million Little Fibers" didn't help in real life.
  • The Stoner: He's also used and is addicted to crystal meth, and crack cocaine, and tried using heroin and inhaling computer duster.
  • Stoners Are Funny
  • Vague Age: He's 17 in towel years. Whatever those are.

Mr. Slave
"Ooh, Jethuth Chritht!"
Voiced by: John Hansen
Mr. Garrison's former lover and current husband of Big Gay Al.

  • Ass Shove: He rams small animals up his anus for his own sexual pleasure. He's done it so often that he's become flexible enough to be able to cram an adult woman in there.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ooooooh! Jethuth Crhitht!"
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: How else to describe his ability to insert an entire Paris Hilton into himself?
  • Depraved Homosexual: A subversion, for the most part. Sure, he does dip into it with him killing small animals by shoving them up his ass and a willingness to engage in sex acts in front of children, but despite that and his choice in clothing, with humans he only engages in mutually consensual acts and emphasizes that whores like himself and Paris Hilton are not good role models for children.
  • Everyone Calls Him Mr. Slave: No one knows what Mr. Slave's real name is, though it may be possible that it is his real name.
  • Happily Married: To Big Gay Al.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Appears to be just a submissive whore to Mr. Garrison, but he has a lot of common sense and knows that children should not look up to him as a role model. He tells Wendy, who wanted to be a whore like him at one point, that being a whore isn't all fun and games and there's more to life than just partying and having sex. He is also among the most peaceful characters which is noted when he offered to help Wendy with her maths work when she visited him then lectured her about the whore lifestyle.
  • Leatherman
  • Macho Camp
  • Only Sane Man: When you go beyond his self-admitted depravity, he is one of the few adults to give good advice and generally not be useless.
    • He's also the only adult to realize that being a whore is a bad thing and shouldn't be something you want to be.
  • Orifice Invasion/Evacuation: He enjoys forcing small animals to crawl up his ass. Most of these animals die, but one gerbil named Lemmiwinks manages to traverse Mr. Slave's entire digestive system and crawl out his mouth.
    • You read it: you can't un-read it.
  • Speech Impediment: Talks with a stereotypical gay lisp.
  • The Nicknamer: He often calls people "Sweetie".

Big Gay Al
"I'm super, thanks for asking!"
Voiced by: Matt Stone, Trey Parker (singing voice, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)

"Hey! We don't take kindly to your types in here."
Voiced by: Matt Stone
A man who gets pissed off about a lot of things, often seen in the bar or passionately leading inane movements. Usually depicted as more of a redneck than the main fathers (who are just whatever the plot calls for), but still considered one of the Guys.

Dr. Alphonse Mephesto
"I've done it, Kevin. I've successfully spliced this chipmunk with a piece of provolone cheese. Do you know what this means, Kevin? No more will the world have to look in two different places for squirrels and provolone cheese."
Voiced by: Trey Parker
The proprietor of the South Park Genetic Engineering Ranch. In addition to traditional Mix-and-Match Critters, he likes to create multi-assed creatures.

  • Aesop Amnesia: In his first appearance, he learns that it's best to "just leave nature alone, to its simple one assed schematics." In his second appearance, he genetically engineered ill-tempered turkeys for Thanksgiving. At the end of the episode, he even starts saying the exact same aesop he learned in his first appearance until Chef interrupts him with a "yeah, yeah, yeah."
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He hasn't been seen much for a while.
  • Internal Retcon: He falsely revealed Cartman's father to be his mother for the sake of the Denver Broncos, who were among the people suspected to have fathered Cartman at the time.
  • Mad Scientist
  • Satellite Character: Kevin, a midget who follows Mephesto almost wherever he goes. In season one's "Starvin' Marvin," Chef interrupts an important speech to ask Dr. Mephisto what the hell Kevin is supposed to be.
  • Shout-Out: To The Island of Doctor Moreau (the film version starring Marlon Brando). Lampshaded in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA", where he has a completely different NAMBLA of his own — the North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes (filled with men who look like Marlon Brando — most of which are Brando as Don Vito Corelone from The Godfather).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Until season 14, he hadn't been seen in ten years bar a few background cameos. Trey and Matt mentioned in the commentary for his season 14 episode that they "stopped finding him funny" and wish they'd permanently taken him off the show in the NAMBLA episode.

Mr. Hankey
Flush him down, but he's never gone!
His smell and his spirit ling-er on!
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Christmas-themed sapient poo. Based on a character made up by Trey Parker's father, who told him when he he was a kid that if he did not flush the toilet after going, Mr. Hankey would jump out and bite him.

Santa Claus

Santa: "Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
just like that river twistin' through the dusty land"
Jesus: "Uh, Santa, Santa, Santa. That's not a Christmas song, bud."
Santa: "I know, but there's, like, 300 Jesus Christmas songs and only four fucking Santa ones!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Santa Claus. Jesus' best friend.

The Super Best Friends

Narrator: In the great hall of the Super Best Friends there are assembled the leaders of the world's biggest religions. Jesus! Buddha! Krishna! Muhammad! Lao Tse and Joseph Smith! And the mighty Semen.
Announcer: And their mission, to right that which is wrong and to serve all mankind!

An organization of religious superheroes and Sea-Man, seemingly led by Jesus.

"You will hit puberty when the time is right. But you will never have a period, because you are a man with titties. Thus spaketh the Lord. And now I return to heaven."
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Jesus' father and a Buddhist, even though only Mormons, Kenny (sometimes), and Saddam are allowed into Heaven.

  • Big Good: The closest equivalent of one in the South Park universe.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: His true form has only appeared twice; other times he appears just as a beam of light shining on a person while they speak.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter
  • Physical God
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "A Ladder To Heaven," he's been hearing rumors that Saddam Hussein has been constructing chemical weapons (in heaven). God confronts him about it...:
    Saddam: (ordering around people on what is clearly a chemical weapons plant complete with working missiles) Get those nitrogen capsules over there by the warheads. Chop chop, come on! (a light shines on him from the sky)
    God: (from offscreen) Saddam, I've been hearing rumors that you're secretly building weapons of mass destruction up here.
    Saddam: Weapons of mass destruction? Nooooo! This is just a chocolate chip factory, see? (gestures to a logo on on of the silos that reads "Saddam's Heavenly Chocolate Chips)
    God: It looks like a chemical weapons plant.
    Saddam: Look guy, if I was gonna secretly build a chemical weapons plant I wouldn't make it look like a chemical weapons plant would I? I'd make it look like a chocolate chip factory or something.
    God:...Alright, just checking. (leaves)
    Saddam: (chuckles) Stupid asshole.
    • But then again, what is He to be afraid of?

Scott the Dick

"Awrah! I hate you more than ever, Terrance and Phillip! I absolutely abhor you both!"
A grumpy television critic from Canada. Everyone hates him. He REALLY hates Terrance and Phillip.

Tuong Lu Kim/Dr. Janus

"Herro, wercome to Shitty Wok, tay your order pree?"
Voiced by: Trey Parker

A stereotypical Chinese man who is the owner of the City Wok restaurant, and the dissociative alter ego of Caucasian therapist, Dr. Janus.

  • Asian Rudeness: Acts polite when he's trying to get your money, but he really can be quite an unpleasant person. Highlighted in the way he bosses his wife around. Lampshaded when he's seen in anger management after dumping some food on a customer's head over a misunderstanding.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: Milked for all its hilarious worth.
  • Benevolent Boss: Surprisngly acted this way toward the child-labor workers he hired in 'The City Part Of Town'
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: The episode "City Sushi" turns this into a sort of tic for him.
  • Fauxreigner: He's actually a white man with split personality disorder.
  • Jerkass: Acts like this to the Japanese. Dr. Janus is like this to Butters.
    • Janus is arguable since, despite being an incompetent quack who misdiagnoses Butters, he is rather soft spoken and understanding to Butters' "condition" and genuinely believes he is helping him. One of his other personalities on the other hand...
  • Meaningful Name: Dr. Janus is a reference to the Roman God Janus which is normally depicted with two or more faces; a clear reference to his multiple personality disorder.
  • Out of Focus: After The Reveal, Tuong Lu Kim vanished for awhile but reappeared in The City Part of Town as part of the subplot with Kenny and he's been fairly prominent since then.
  • Split Personality
  • Tomato Surprise

Mr. Kitty

Eric Cartman's pet cat.

Darryl Weathers
"They took our jobs!"
A redneck and member of the Construction Workers' Union who is known for his catchphrase and his conservative views.

  • Catchphrase: "They took our jobs!", spoken increasingly incoherently the longer any conversation goes on. "THEY TOOK OUR JERBS!" "DEY TUK ERR JERBS!" "DURK ER DURR!"
  • Drop-In Character: He's usually accompanied by other rednecks who'll echo his catchphrase, sometimes walking on scene just to shout it.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: His pronounciation of the word "jobs".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first glance he comes across as a stereotypical angry redneck, but to his credit, he (along with all the other rednecks in South Park) do show sympathy toward people that lost their jobs (which leads to a variation of the aforementioned Catchphrase).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is patterned on Jeff Foxworthy.
  • The Rival: He has one in the occasionally recurring character Aging Hippy Liberal Douche, who can figure out a way to blame just about anything on America.

Caitlyn Jenner

"Buckle up buckaroo!"
Voiced by: Trey Parker

A male-to-female transgender who becomes a subject of ridicule in Season 19. She later teams up with Mr. Garrison when he runs for president.

  • Ascended Extra: She made a cameo in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerBalls" as Bruce Jenner, then in Season 19, she's the highlight of several episodes, even becoming a recurring character.
  • Body Horror: Her plastic surgery is depicted as having gone wrong.
  • Catchphrase: "Buckle up buckaroo!"
  • Drives Like Crazy: Always runs someone over whenever she drives.
  • Karma Houdini: Has yet to be arrested for all the people she ran over.
  • The Lancer: She becomes this to Mr. Garrison when he runs for president.

Lemmiwinks, King of the Gerbils

The fourth-grade class pet, the victim of Mr. Slave in "Death Camp of Tolerance."

  • A Day in the Limelight: He's normally just the class pet, but "Death Camp of Tolerance" and "Bass to Mouth" give him his own B-plot.
  • And the Adventure Continues: In "Death Camp of Tolerance" he makes his way out of Mr. Slave's digestive tract, aided by the tormented spirits of previous animal marital aidsnote , to find out he's the king of gerbils. The adventure indeed continues, in "Bass to Mouth."