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Headscratchers: South Park
  • Why didn't Kyle learn Ike was adopted until Ike was two years old? Wouldn't his parents have told him when they got Ike? Wouldn't Kyle have noticed he was Canadian, being a Terrence and Phillip fan?
    • Matt and Trey probably hadnt thought of it yet. Remember, when Terrance and Phillip were first introduced, they werent supposed to be live action, they were cartoon characters.
  • In "Chickenpox" when Mr. Garrison assigns the kids homework, Stan says he's a sick weirdo and Randy agrees. Why does Randy find the boys to be intolerant in "The Death Camp of Tolerance" when the boys are complaining about Mr. Garrison?
    • The Death Camp Of Tolerance parodied the then-upsurge in political correctness and obsession with tolerance that was appearing in popular culture. Also, until season 4, Garrison wasnt openly gay, and thus Randy presumably just thought he was a perverted straight man.
  • In "Butt Out" Cartman considers Rob Reiner a hero because of his tactics to manipulate people. Rob Reiner is Jewish so why didn't this bother Cartman?
    • Cartman probably doesn't know about that.
  • In "Cripple Fight" the boys fight to get Big Gay Al back to the Boy Scouts of America (who kicked him out for being gay) and succeed. But at the end of it, BGA rejects coming back on and says the BSA have a right to deny gays to join their organization. It feels more like the episode unintentionally endorses institutional segregation as BGA actually got to go back to the BSA and then, after rejecting the offer said he's going to try again to get the group to accept gays. In fact, the official policy on not allowing gay adults is summed as straight people have more moral fortitude than gay people. Institutionalized racism is an ever present threat to society and this episode is saying its ok to deny people rights based on sexual orientation alone?
    • I thought it was more about Big Gay Al wanting to be a Scoutmaster for the kids, and insisting on his 'rights' would hurt Scouting and the kids. (It also reinforced that he had no ulterior motive for wanting to be a Scoutmaster, incidentally.)
    • In his speech at the end of that episode, Big Gay Al said it was more about how they see the light at their own pace instead of being forced to do so. When he won the lawsuit, the scout masters were locked in shackles and had food thrown at them for their homophobia toward Big Gay Al which he might of saw as them overdoing it on the punishment. Big Gay Al said if he's allowed to express himself, then so are the Scouts despite their homophobic policies. It seems as though Big Gay Al would love it if they allowed gays in scouts, but his speech implies he would much rather have the Scouts accept gays because they're okay with it rather than they're being forced to by the government, even if it'll take longer to do so.
      • Exactly. He wanted them to let him in because they knew it was right, not because everyone else wanted them to.
    • The problem is that those camps are funded by tax-payer money which means gay people are forced to pay for it.
  • If God and Satan exist in the South Park universe and have appeared on earth, why are there still atheists?
    • God and Satan are almost never seen on the mortal plane, and when they do appear they don't give much evidence to being God and Satan. It's quite possible that atheists believe that they're either mutants with a god complex or more likely runaway creatures from Imaginationland. Considering how God and Satan are treated, almost every branch of the Abrahamic faith would be proven wrong.
    • What about the time Satan & Saddam Hussein rose from hell in front of countless witnesses & tried to take over the world?
  • How the hell does Britney Spears in "Britney's New Look" stay alive after blowing up the upper half of her head? She can't see, she can't hear, she can't smell, and her brain is gone!
  • Why does a majority of the fandom believe Kyle has green eyes? Stan has blue, Cartman brown, and Kenny blue. All of those are confirmed as of now (originally both Kenny and Cartman had hazel though, and Cartman described Kenny as having brown eyes in an early episode). Is it because he has red hair? To make him stand out from his friends and the crowd? Because it looks good on him color combination wise?
    • I'm guessing it's a combination of all three.
    • Also given his Jewish heritage likely being of the Ashkenazi variety out of Central and Eastern Europe (his surname is of Slavic origin), Green eyes are not at all uncommon there so it's plausible.
    • I think you're thinking of the time when Cartman made a pun about Kenny's anus.
  • Why does everyone draw Butters with blue eyes? It's never stated, and blondes aren't always blue eyed. Is it because of how the color duo is often seen as being innocent, or because it makes him more twink to them? To note his similarities to Kenny? I've always seen him as having Green Eyes or Brown Eyes.
    • Maybe because blue eyes are often associated with innocent characters?
    • Because they make him look EVEN MORE freaking adorable.
  • Why does this show attract so many Yaoi Fangirls?? I mean, sure, there are quite a few character bits in the series that could be interpreted as romantic, but it's usually played for humor and has never been the main focus of any episode! A few Yaoi Fangirls would be understandable and excusable, but the internet is filled to the breaking point with teenage girls who obsess over the imagined gay relationships of a bunch of very young children in a show whose specialty is Toilet Humor and Black Comedy! Do these girls realize the show's a satirical comedy?
    • Yaoi fangirls seep into all fandoms. It's not difficult to believe that, while they surely must realize what the show is, they also feel a need to ship characters they like.
    • I honestly think the answer's quite simple: they're adorable. Yaoi fangirls will latch onto anything horribly cute, and given the show has an almost exclusively male cast of these adorable characters, it's the perfect breeding ground for them...
    • Not to mention, not all fangirls watch the show purely for the pairings. Yes, believe it or not, some of them enjoy the show's humor and are smart enough to get the jokes, while also participating in the fandom. Crazy, huh.
    • "Cartman Finds Love" despite making fun of the Cartman and Kyle pairing seems to have only reinforced the fangirls of said pairing, Completely Missing the Point of how ridiculous that would be considering they don't see eye to eye on ANYTHING. It's now considered canon in many circles.
    • Bisexuality is always an option...
    • Because the main reason for the many South Park slashes isn't the typical "two hot guys doing it" mentality, but because the Ho Yay (for the most part) is made on purpose by the writers. While attracted to women, Style and Kyman have been heavily implied and hinted, so a pairing between them would make sense instead of being invented for yaoi.
  • What kind of accent does Principal Victoria have? It's weird compared to the accents that some of the other adult citizens have.
  • Why wouldn't Stan's parents let him go to Cartman's grandma's house for Christmas in "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson" ?
    • Because "Christmas is a family time." My parents have this rule too.
      • Yeah but why was Sharon being such a bitch about it, she even screeches at Stan about it and that's what got him to run off anyway.
      • She was hardly being a bitch about it. It IS awfully ballsy for an eight year old to request to spend Christmas somewhere else.
    • Well, when she left up to Mr. Marsh and he said it was all right, she then yelled that he wasn't going and that was final. That possibly kinda pissed him off.
  • In the episode "Good Times With Weapons" why didn't it ever occur to the kids to just bury their weapons in the ground?
    • Cartman tries to tempt Kyle into ditching his weapon but (his words, not mine) —>"Okay. Go ahead, Kyle. Throw your nunchakus away. If you can. But you know well that the Jew in you won't let you. You can't throw away something you paid fifteen bucks for. Go ahead and try."
    • In that same episode... since when are real, high-quality Japanese weapons only fifteen dollars?
      • They aren't. They're just hunks of metal that are sharp enough to cause injury, and hawked as real to kids and gun nuts who don't know any better.
      • Adults Are Useless
      • Also, a lot of that was the kids using their imagination. They probably imagined those weapons a lot more awesome than they really are.
  • How could Kyle lose his faith in God in "Cartman Land" if he has personally met both Moses AND Jesus?
    • It's agreed by a lot of people that believing in God is not the same as having faith in Him. So what if God (and Jesus and all those other various messiahs we saw in Super Best Friends) exist? Does it matter if Cartman gets his own amusement park and millions of dollars while Kyle gets a painful rectal disease? God existing won't make that seem any more fair. In that episode Kyle reasons that God simply doesn't care. It's His love that doesn't exist. And being fairly devout, this hits him hard. After all, if God doesn't care about him, why should he care about himself?
  • How did Kenny's family win a lawsuit against Cartman with no trial?
    • Ever heard of a settlement?
      • Cartman isn't that responsible. Maybe there WAS a trial, he didn't show, and the family won by default?
  • How can Jesus be on the Council of Nine in Imaginationland if he's a real person in canon?
    • I thought it was a blatant assertion that Jesus was imaginary and not a real person.
    • An equally good question is why other historical figures like Joseph Smith and Buddha are running around there before the terrorist attack.
    • It might be implying that while Jesus the historical figure was real, the Jesus of Christianity as depicted in the Bible is more myth than reality. With this reading it could be a very covert "the Bible is a load of lies fairy tales" statement. Or vice-versa, that the Imaginationland Jesus is the historical Jesus, and the divine one is the one that appears in canon.
      • The historical figures are the actors, not the characters they play. It seems Imaginationland Jesus didn't recognize Kyle or Stan, so it could be argued that he isn't the same person as the Jesus they've met, just as Morpheus isn't Lawrence Fishburne. The difference lies on how people actually were, and on how they were perceived. Because, As You Know, back in the fifties some children really though that George Reeves was Superman, and, if they died in an accident before realizing he was the actor, not the character, that would mean that, in their opinions, George Reeves really was Superman and not an imaginary character.
      • Real people can still appear in fiction. Hell, just look at the amount of Special Guests
    • Anything regarding religion on this page can be explained by Negative Continuity and the Rule of Funny.
    • I think it was a subtle way of breaking the fourth wall. It was acknowledging that show's characters were imaginary. This is supported by when Imaginationland was destroyed by the bomb including the show's main cast, and they're all imagined back to life by Butters.
    • If any of you would just listen to the audio commentary for "Imaginationland" you would find out that both Parker and Stone feel that all these deities and religious characters are more or less fantasies that are difficult to believe in and take seriously. However they do feel that this doesn't make all these stories worthless. To them the story of Jesus and "Star Wars" are equally interesting, entertaining and inspiring and thus important to keep being told. They even explain this in the third episode when Kyle states that it doesn't really matter whether Jesus, Bugs Bunny or Luke Skywalker are real: their stories make them more real than some of the real people around us. The general state of mind while adressing both mythological deities (Anubis, Zeus) and people with some sort of historical basis grounded in them (Buddha, Jesus) might be that in both cases so many fantastic, inhuman powers have been attributed to these figures that they automatically become more fictious than real.
  • There's this one minor thing in "Fingerbang" that raises a couple of questions. Cartman says he needs 5 members for his boy band. Hasn't he heard of bands such as 98 Degrees, which has 4 members?
  • Are we ever going to see Darth Chef again?
    • Dear Lord, I hope so.
      • Don't think so, but we can dream.
    • That may have been a possibility, till recently, when Isaac Hayes died. he still maybe in the Season 12 Opening, though.
      • Actually, it's still technically possible, since Darth Chef was voiced by a different voice actor, and as far as I know he's still alive.
    • His actor died shortly after they made his character into a child molester and killed him in the most brutal way possible. As weird as it may be talking about Trey Parker and Matt Stone like this, they may just find the idea of bringing him back to be in bad taste.
      • As the treatment of his character suggests, the parting wasn't exactly cordial... Isaac Hayes was a Scientologist, who left the show after an episode making fun of Scientology. He was labelled a hypocrite by them after doing episodes that made fun of most other religions, but leaving due to 'religious intolerance' when it was done to his own.
  • What happened to Officer Tenpenny Barbrady?
    • He got boring.
    • Barbrady is still there, but he's more of a town cop now. Whenever they need real cops, they go to the Park County Police department. Apparently, bigot cops are more funny than cops with little experience.
    • The town of South Park became more realistic due to more mature writing and a larger animation budget. Comparing the school in the early seasons with the newer episodes, it's obvious that the world of South Park is now becoming less crude and childish. Officer Barbrady just would not fit in as well as Sergeant Yates.
    • Word of God is that he's too busy taking reading lessons.
    • He shows up from time to time. He was there to bust up the KFC Ring in "Medicinal Fried Chicken", surprisingly surviving and even made a little speech afterwards. He also appears in the Video Game. I'm sure he'll get a new appearance this year (2014).
  • Is there a government, law enforcement, education, or other official in South Park who isn't either grossly incompetent or extremely corrupt (or maybe both) that isn't named Chef?
  • Nearly every episode is written and directed by Trey Parker... what does Matt Stone do exactly?
    • The voices of Kyle and Kenny. :-)
    • Executive Produces.
      • This was lampshaded in one of the episodes about Terence and Philip. I forget the title.
      • I believe you're thinking of "Behind the Blow", although I'm not 100% sure of the name.
    • Trey is often busy, and often can't meet with suits and whatnot, so Matt goes instead. He also keeps Trey from losing his mind.
    • I figure Matt plays creative foil to Trey. Trey probably has a lot of shit ideas and Matt acts as the filter. So even though Trey does most of the work, he recognizes that Matt keeps his work from going down the crapper. That and the fact he probably doesn't want to be a dick about the creative rights to the show. It's not like South Park is just barely profitable for him and he needs to cut costs... Hell, the show costs a fraction of the cost of any other show. The guys who make the Simpsons or Family Guy would give road head to hobos if they could make a show in three days.
  • Why, if everyone sees Jesus, does the town not convert to Christianity?
    • Multiple reasons. Jesus is a figure in both Hinduism (an avatar of some Hindu deity I believe), and in Islam (a prophet). Similarly a lot of Jews acknowledge that Jesus existed and was a Jewish teacher - in fact much of the New Testament is an affirmation of the Jewish faith. Plus has Jesus ever said 'Everyone become Christian'; and Rule of Funny.
      • I'd just like to make it clear that Jesus isn't related to Hinduism at all as far as scripture goes. There are some Hindus who believe that Jesus was so wise and such that he must have been an incarnation of a god. However, this is just what some individuals believe and it has zero evidence as far as scripture goes.
      • That's no problem, most religions have beliefs that aren't in their scriptures. I've never found any part of the Bible where Jesus urges people to go to church on Sunday.
      • Erm, except for, y'know, that whole "keep the Sabbath holy" thing...
      • The sabbath was the seventh day of the week, but the week started on Sunday.
      • It is a bit like people trying to claim that Jesus was born on Dec. 25 CENTURIES before the Gregorian calender was implemented. Nobody questions it because we are so used to the calender we have.
    • Not everyone would want to follow him. It's not like he's performing miracles or doing anything important. If not for some very funny episodes, he would just come across as a wacko who thinks he's Jesus
    • In most of the early episodes featuring Jesus, it was implied that Jesus just wanted to live like a normal person without everyone bugging him for divine intervention (i.e., when Jimbo prays to him at Stan's football game, even though he's sitting three feet away, he says something to the effect of "Leave me alone!"
    • Possibly because basically every other major religious figure is also alive and real.
  • Why does Jesus not tell the town that Heaven is exclusive to the Mormon faith? Is he a giant asshole?
    • As stated before, Negative Continuity. And it's all done intentionally as a joke.
      • But isn't it mentioned like 3 times? Once in the episode "Best Friends Forever", one of the angels mentioned that Heaven was allowing more people in because Hell's army vastly outnumbered theirs, once when Saddam gets sent to Heaven by Satan, and one other one where somebody in Hell asks what the correct religion was and is answered with, "Mormons."
      • Maybe Jesus and his dad haven't talked in awhile and he doesn't know.
      • In South Park, Mormons go to Heaven because they seem to be the only ones who could enjoy it. Everyone else probably would lose it, hence they end up in Hell.
  • Kenny is Protestant not a Mormon, right? How did he get into Heaven at least twice?
    • First of all, Kenny is Catholic. And the "Best Friends Forever" episode explained that Heaven was letting in non-Mormons since they had a smaller army than Hell (But still, it seems most people end up in Hell anyways.) And in The Movie... well, he just sacrificed himself in order to reset a war. If that's not a Get Into Heaven Free Card, I don't know what is.
      • If the writers are Mormons, then their view is that Mormons get a better Heaven than all the other Christians. Catholics and Protestants get regular choir singing Heaven for all eternity. Each Mormon gets to have his own planet where he is now the local god.
      • No, Mormons in the show are shown going to Fluffy Cloud Heaven where they make macaroni sculptures and sing and whatnot. Everyone else goes to hell, which is really cool, fun for all but the worst people, and run by Satan who comes across as being a really cool guy.
      • I strongly doubt the writers are Mormons, especially since the Mormon-only heaven was where Satan ended up sending Saddam Hussein because it was WORSE than hell.
      • It was worse for Saddam, the evil dickweed, because he would be forced to do "nice" things instead of torturing the damned like he wanted to do.
      • Trey was raised Catholic. Matt is Jewish like Kyle. Neither are Mormon and I doubt they'd still be with the church after putting this show out for years if they were.
      • As for why it keeps coming up? Colorado ain't that far from Utah, and Mormons are far more common in the intermountain West than they are in the rest of the USA.
  • How was Kenny still alive and conscious, albeit briefly, after having his heart replaced with a potato?
  • How was the potato baked before anyone cooked it?
    • It may have been run in the microwave before and was sitting there, cooked, when the doctor opened the microwave up. Plus, he left it in the microwave when he put Kenny's heart in. I assume it got zapped right along with the heart then.
    • Twice-baked potatoes, dude. They're really good.
  • South Park's Mayor and policeman are horribly corrupt and incompetent; the citizens are all violent, crazed hillbillies. Why do the citizens not rebel and take control?
    • Perhaps that's how they got the Mayor and Barbrady in the first place. They are living in a Crapsack World after all.
    • It is implied that despite his incompetence, Barbrady's presence alone(pointed out by Stan) is enough to keep the place in order as proven in 'Chicken F*cker' in which the entire city is plunged into chaos five seconds after he resigns.
  • So now that Garrison is a man again, but liked women when he was a woman and liked men when he was originally a man, what exactly is he now?
    • Confusing as all get-out.
    • Since Garrison has always had non-standard sexual tastes, I would assume that he's back to men now.
    • You'd think that if they turned the No Bisexuals rule off, Mr. Garrison would be a lot happier, as he could just identify as bi...
      • Maybe he will.
    • Perhaps Mr. Garrison is actually asexual, but he just doesn't think that's an option. So, whenever he tries to engage in relationships, he's never happy. This repression could account for his promiscuity — he's overcompensating.
    • Considering Garrison fornicated with everything but a rusty keyhole (let's reiterate: Had sex with a pigeon, was hinted to have had sex with a pig, tried to have sex with kids, had sex with men both as man and woman, had sex with women both as man and woman, had sex with with his uncle ...) He has no defined sexual identity so arguing about it is pretty pointless.
    • My personal guess is he's homosexual regardless of gender, or he's just plain omnisexual.
    • The way I think of it, Mr. Garrison cannot be a straight man. However, he can be and is absolutely anything else.
    • Even though Garrison's sexual orientation hasn't been discussed on the show since his sex-change back to a man, in "The F-Word", when the gays of South Park have a meeting, Garrison is not present, so I assumed he was still interested in women.
  • Why is South Park referred to as being in the Midwest in several episodes, right off the top of my head I can think of "Smug Alert" and possibly "Christian Rock Hard" (Cartman referred to Christfest as the largest gathering of Christian in the Midwest, but it didn't seem like they were too far from home) when the show is set in Colorado which is definitely not in the Midwest? One could even argue that they're referring to as far west as San Francisco the Midwest in "Smug Alert."
    • Since Matt and Trey are actually from Colorado, it can't be bad research. More likely, it's either the idea of Midwest as a personality type or they're catering to the attitude that everything outside New York and LA is flyover territory.
    • Many people believe that Colorado is in the Midwest.
      • Then they are using an extremely broad definition. I have lived in both Colorado and Illinois, and there is very little that they share culturally, demographically, economically, or in climate. Especially Park County, CO, which is in the mountains.
      • A broad definition would be including Kentucky. Any definition including Colorado is just wrong.
      • PA born and raised, to be honest, what we were taught about Colorado depended on the textbook company producing the maps. I've seen it considered Midwest, Southwest, but never West. West was Rocky Mountains and westward. Colorado is on the wrong side for being "Western".
      • A huge chunk of Colorado is west of the Rocky Mountains, just not a huge chunk of the population.
  • If Kenny was alive during the entirety of the sixth season (or really just "standing right over there" unseen,) then whose ashes did Cartman drink?
    • The ashes of Kenny's younger brother, Kenny, who was born in the episode Cartman Joins NAMBLA. Duh!!!
      • If that's true, Kenny possessed Cartman's body how?
      • Kenny's brother is Kenny. Every time Kenny dies, he is reborn...literally. Which is why his parents comment that this is the 57th time that it's happened. Kenny being being reborn is also shown in "Coon Vs. Coon and Friends"
    • In the Season Finale, the last act of Jesus before he died was to resurrect Kenny outside of Cartman.
    • According to the Coon and Friends trilogy, everyone's memory of Kenny's death is erased as soon as he resurrects. He probably just lied to them, since they now forget that he died and wouldn't believe a real explanation.
  • In "Preschool", why does a three year old get sent to prison for five years? Especially since Cartman (who is nine) has committed far worse crimes.
    • Ruleof Funny. Also, Cartman's a Karma Houdini.
    • Wasn't he in the South Park version of juvenile hall? Isn't that the same place Cartman ended up when he was accused of a hate crime for punching Token?
  • How did the terrorists get into Imaginationland in the first place?
    • The DVD commentary for that episode actually covers this - it's mentioned that other countries were also trying to get in, and the terrorists just got their hands on one of those portals instead.
      • So it wasn't all of us letting our fear run wild? Jeez, now I feel stupid.
      • They might have gone with that if they thought of it, especially after "201". At the time, they were probably going by the reports that terrorists were trying to steal atomic weapons from Pakistan and other countries.
  • In "Spookyfish", Evil Cartman's beard is brown and Evil Stan's beard is black, so why isn't Evil Kyle's beard red?
    • Probably because Matt and Trey hadn't, at that point, decided that Kyle's hair should be red. Although maybe Evil Kyle just dyes it.
  • What happened to Dr. Mephesto? He was important in the first season but then just forgotten.
    • He came back in the possibly-never-to-be-seen-again episodes 200 and 201.
    • Word of God is that they stopped finding Mephesto funny, so they stopped using him.
  • Right, we have a South Park just bugs me. I guess I'm the one that's gonna have to ask. Just how does Kenny keep coming back? Actually, given all the supernatural stuff in the show, was there ever a canonical explanation for it, or is it purely Rule of Funny?
    • Rule of Funny. Yeesh.
    • Rule of Funny still applies, but the show has offered two different explanations. "Cartman's Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut" shows Kenny just materializing out of thin air and "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" has Kenny's parents giving birth to a new Kenny after the original one died.
      • IIRC, the latter was acknowledged as the canon explanation.
  • Who is Mysterion?note 
    • As of "Mysterion Rises," it's definitely, 100% factually... Kenny
  • How come nobody noticed that Cartman's Mom had a penis until Mephesto pointed it out?
    • Because she didn't (circa episode 201).
    • The people of South Park are idiots. Besides I think it was supposed to be a clever plot twist.
    • She could have gotten surgery similar to Mr. Garrison's "vaginaplasty" sometime since then.
  • How did Butters survive the nuke?
    • Butters was invincible in his floating imagination bubble.
    • Aslan did say Butters is Imaginationland's Chosen One. A lil' ole nuke isn't going to change that.
  • So wait, the four boys (was it all four?) got killed in the nuke and were imagined back by Butters, does that mean these are not the real boys and they are dead for good?
    • Since Cartman was a "creator", able to imagine Kyle sucking his balls, they can't be imaginary. You could take the perspective that Butters didn't re-imagine each character/object individually, but rather re-imagined the timeline/reality itself.
      • Maybe he simply imagined their resurrection. They came back to life, but they are still the same people.
  • Who is driving the school bus since Crabtree is dead? Has the bus even been seen since then?
    • There's a new male bus driver, but he's most likely a prop character who'll stay in the background. Presumably the school has a new chef, too.
      • When Chef was gone for one episode, his replacement was one shot character Mr. Derp. Oddly enough, the new bus driver looked just like Mr. Derp, possibly as a Continuity Nod.
  • That guy in "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" wrote "Meet me out back in 5 minutes"... and then he killed himself... why did he give that message, if he was going to kill himself anyway?
  • What are Matt Stone's religious beliefs? According to one interview, he believed in God, but someone on this site said he was an atheist, and Wikipedia says he's agnostic. So what is he?!
    • ... Indecisive?
    • Agnostic sounds likely, as that would be someone who believes God exists but for some reason or another chooses not to worship said God.
      • No, an agnostic is someone doesn't think s/he knows whether God exists or not, or someone who believes it isn't possible to know whether God exists or not.
      • Or, as it's commonly defined, someone who thinks there may be 'higher' or 'divine' power, but doesn't define said power as God.
    • Maybe he is an agnostic atheist?
    • Isn't he a half-Jew?
      • Judaism independently is a religion, a people, and a culture.
    • Probably agnostic because the uninformed are more likely to think agnosticism is atheism than the other way around.
    • In this recent interview, Matt Stone states clearly he is a "religion-loving" atheist ("when I go through a hard time, I don't turn to a God"). You might have been mistaken with Trey Parker who still is an agnostic. Though there did appear to be a time where both were agnostics (I think an old Nightline interview indicated that Parker and Stone were surprised to be assumed atheists).
  • I'm still scratching my head at the end of Pinewood Derby. I'm shutting off the Negative Continuity rule for this. First, why is it that aliens came down now instead of around the time of "Starvin Marvin In Space" when they got to hyper-speed or whatever it was. Second, they banned Earth from the Universe for some bullshit secret test? The aforementioned Starvin Marvin had four boys (one a known sociopathic racist jerk) go out of their way to bring an entire group of suffering people (the Ethiopians) to the planet Marklar, showing humans' capacity for good. And while my memory of the episode is fuzzy, Cartman had no reason for wanting to help, but went along anyway, proving there is good in him. Next, "Space Jail"? "Space Cops"? "Space Cash"? Seriously? These are the laziest aliens ever. Finally, "Space cash could be whatever amount you wanted it to be," is a screwed up system considering the differences in currency, thus meaning there isn't a standard.
    • I, as a conservative/libertarian, thought the "Space Cash" was somewhat of a take that to the American Government printing money like crazy. It also showed how ignorant the people were because at the end of the day, unless a currency in on the Gold Standard, the money we use only has value because we believe it has value, like how Mexico used the space cash to build Water parks even though the currency was worthless. The last part of the episode was basically economics 101.
      • Wait, in a broad sense, doesn't gold also only have value because we believe it has value, but in the end, it's largely just a rare, shiny, pretty metal that doesn't tarnish easily?
      • But there is a limited amount of gold in the world (Think of how oil is referred to as black gold). If someone were to discover 1,000 lbs of gold tomorrow the price of gold would drop because it just became slightly less rare.
      • I know that, but it's still an arbitrary distinction. Why should humans care at all whether or not gold is more or less rare (at least before the arrival or electronics equipment)? Why should humans have cared at all about the rarity of gold for so much of its civilized existence, except for goldsmiths and artists?
      • Being pretty is value in itself. The rich being willing to spend resources to get jewelry made of gold gave it its value. Moreover, anything can be given value if the government accepts it as currency. The problem is that currency is still subject to the laws of supply and demand. Printing cash doesn't create wealth, it just devalues your currency.
      • Yeah, but I wasn't questioning the supply of gold, I was questioning the demand. Also, I just realized there are two big flaws in treating space cash as a Take That on fiat currency and how it is inferior to the gold standard: 1: On Earth, there is a limited amount of Space Cash and with no galactic printing press there isn't going to be any more until some aliens show up (much like with gold). 2: Space Cash would be tremendously valuable as a cultural artifact, since it is some of the first concrete evidence of extra-terrestrial life.
      • Really demand for gold is similar to demand for money. Mostly, there's demand because there's demand. But unlike money, it can be used for computer processors, jewelery, etc. Also unlike money, it can't be printed any time, which helps keep demand up ("If the gov't decided to print 100 trillion dollars, my money would become less valuable but not my gold." The govt's of the world understand this and manage their money production accordingly, but there's still less of a guarantee as to what the supply will be in the future compared to gold).
    • ...Okay, seriously? It was all fake. The Space Cops, Space Jail, it was all part of the act and explicitly pointed out as not being real. The Space Cash doesn't work as a currency because it's not a real currency. They spell this out explicitly at the end of the episode, while they're mocking Earth for believing in any of it. How did you not get that?
      • The headscratcher is more about "how did Mexico buy water parks with fake money?" The reason is that other countries thought Space Bucks were valuable (when aliens come to visit), so they gave real money to Mexico in exchange for some of their Space Bucks, hoping for a good return later.
    • As for the aliens not doing their act at the Starvin Marvin episode, they said they did it when a world discovers hyper-drive. Not when they swipe a ship that already has it.
      • Yeah, but why did the alien policemen keep up the act when they were flying away from earth and nobody could hear them?
      • Maybe they're really dedicated to not breaking character?
    • First, they explicitly state that the "space cash" had the value that they gave it. Second, it's when they discover hyper-drive technology, not steal it from another alien species. Third, it was a secret test of character for the whole planet, not just four little kids. You wouldn't base all pirates on Luffy's crew, would you? Fourth, what would a planet with hyper-drive technology also have? Bugs? X-ray-vision lip-readers? You can't assume they are stupid.
  • Has anybody noticed that almost every South Park character carries a gun?
    • Considering the stuff that happens in their daily lives, I think that a South Park resident carrying a gun is just them being sensible, I mean wouldn't you like to have a gun near by when Cartman exists?
    • They like their guns out in rural Colorado.
      • Here's another related question, how the hell do the kids even get guns? There is no way kids that young could easily acquire a gun.
  • How did those kids the kids faced off against in "The Losing Edge" get so good at being bad, and yet make it so far? Shouldn't they have gotten themselves beaten a long time ago?
    • They obviously faced off against other teams who were even better at losing than they were, but they (unlike South Park) practiced getting bad. I don't remember seeing the South Park team practice at getting bad once in the entire episode, and the fact that they made it to the state finals (and almost won 23-0 at that!), not to mention they mentioned that the other team had practiced getting bad, backs up the claim that South Park just waltzed into each game expecting to lose.
    • The whole concept of that episode bothers me. Is it supposed to be pure coincidence that every single little league team in Colorado hates baseball and wants out of it just as much as the SP boys do? Not a single team actually wants to become champions? And in "Raising the Bar" at the beginning of the episode, the boys were at Wal-Mart looking for a catcher's mitt for Cartman, so they might have regained interest in it before that time, but the general idea here I don't like.
  • If all the boys were killed by the nuke, why does Butters imagine back Cartman?
    • Because Status Quo Is God and Butters wanted to restore everything to the way it was before terrorists attacked.
    • Because he's too nice not to.
  • More Crap. If Bono is the world's biggest pile of shit and has been for decades, wouldn't the smell have tipped people off?
    • Money and fame cover any smell.
    • Maybe his shit don't stink.
    • Its been 40 years, so it wouldn't smell anymore
  • What's up with all of the product placement on this show, especially in the later seasons? In the latest season alone, they've mentioned TGI Friday's, Netflix, Sur La Table, Grand Theft Auto, Walgreens, American Express, etc. Is it just for the sake of realism?
    • It must be, because I remember hearing that they weren't paid for putting Rock Band in their show, even though it was later deemed one of the greatest Rock Band ads of all time. I can't find that statement in writing anywhere, though, so I could be totally wrong.
      • Rock Band was owned by Viacom at the time, as is Comedy Central.
    • It could be that they genuinely like the stuff and want more realism. It could also be so they can go back and rip on it later. Or it could be that they are getting paid to include the placement.
    • Word of God is that it's realism sake and they don't make any money from the product placement.
  • Why is Wendy still friends with the other girls after they tried to murder her?
    • Because young girls are really stupid and Frienemies are a very common thing amongst them?
      • Common, yes. Practical when you were about to die to said Frienemies, no.
      • Practicality is not something little kids tend to think of.
      • Given her past actions, she's sizing them up for revenge?
  • Kenny was pushed into the background, because Trey and Parker don't know what to do with him. Haven't they thought of the most obvious joke: have him deliver the episode's aesop?
    • I'm not sure, but I think they have actually done that once. Even if not, the "Kenny says something important/touching/funny but the audience can't understand him"-joke was already overdone by the end of season one. Or do you mean unmuffle Kenny and let him talk normally? That should be indeed done more often.
      • This happened in the Season One episode Death, when the boys give the aesop for the episode, Kenny gives a big speech.
      • He delivered an "I learned something today" speech in the movie. Muffled, of course.
    • There is the Movie, where he delivers an aesop. There's also where he tries to tell them that dieing sucks. And a few random moments where his death generally is the aesop.
  • Have they made a Balloon Boy episode yet? Seeing as Trey and Parker actually live in Colorado (And likewise have the show set in Colorado), wouldn't that actually be the perfect opportunity?
    • I think they may not because that'd involve mentioning Fort Collins - the most boring town of Colorado.
      • I'm pretty sure they don't still live in Colorado, they're just from Colorado. And also, there are way more boring towns in Colorado than Fort Collins. Ever heard of Ault?
    • One of the Season 13 episodes (can't remember which) has a newspaper with "Balloon Stunt a Hoax" as a sub-article. Shout-Out?
  • In "The Biggest Douche In The Universe", Stan said that it was bad that John Edward claimed he could talk with dead people. Kyle even said something like, "You're right! My grandma's not floating around somewhere!" and that there were plenty of things in the real world people could be fascinated by. However, in that same episode, Chef's parents exorcise Kenny's spirit from Cartman. It is clearly stated that things like exorcism and ghosts are real in the South Park world, so why is Edward a douche for claiming that he can communicate with them? They are real as the episode just showed us. In "Dead Celebrities" it seemed really stupid that they made the people in Ghost Hunters looked dumb, when ghosts are real in the South Park world as that was the premise of the episode itself. I mean, how are we supposed to apply Real Life skepticism in a world where the supernatural clearly does exist?
    • Kyle's grandma died a natural death & genuinely crossed over. Kenny always dies before his time. Besides, I think the moral isn't that there is no supernatural, but that John Edward is a fraud performing a very easy parlor trick which Stan learned to replicate in just a few minutes.
      • Yeah, there's a difference between being a Flat Earth Atheist and someone dealing with a genuine liar.
  • At the beginning of Imaginationland, they capture a leprechaun that Cartman has seen a few times before. Then the leprechaun bitches about not being able to warn people and that sets off the events. First off, he gets out of there in ten seconds and could've easily continued (he could teleport) secondly, he has been there for days and didn't tell anybody, and third, who was he going to tell? To anyone else he would've just been a midget in a costume.
    • It's possible that he only learnt about the attack the day he was inconvenienced for 10 seconds but it the weird thing is that the terrorist attack didn't happen until the next day. That may be linked to The Mayor searching for him but then why would he take the kids all the way into Imaginationland before asking about the message?
  • This one's been on my mind for a while: I've seen it said on this site that Parker speaks fluent Japanese, and the Let's Fighting Love song is not Gratuitous Japanese; but I've also seen the exact opposite. Which one is it?
    • "Let's Fighting Love" is deliberately both Gratuitous Japanese and Gratuitous English, as Parker is fluent in the language, and was making fun of anime being badly translated.
      • To be more clear: The English in Let's Fighting Love is less grammatically correct than the Japanese. The Japanese lyrics on the other hand are far more absurd and is nothing you would ever use in polite company or learn in a Japanese class. Think shonen manga and Izakaya (pub) fare.
    • Ah. What of other episodes where Japanese is spoken? "Over logging" I'm pretty sure is random words, but what of "Whale Wars"?
      • The general crowds of Japanese whalers are nothing but a large group hollering. However, when the Japanese leader speaks on his own, it is proper, if crude Japanese. One of the lines translates to be more or less the equivalent of 'goddamn foreigners' or 'fucking foreigners'.
    • In the third season episode Chinpokomon, I believe the Japanese was correct.
      • Not being fluent myself, I can only cite what I've heard from others, but apparently every time Japanese appears in the show, it is grammatically correct and actually means something.
      • The grammar is correct, but don't ever pretend that they are not saying something lewd.
    • What I have picked out, it depends on what they care. Some seem grammatically correct, some seem random. What scratches my head is who cares?
      • Value added for those who speak the language. And it's never really random, but they like to use potty humor just as much as they do in English.
  • Wendy's voice. It changes in pitch every few seasons. First it was low, then high, and now it's low, the lowest of all the girls in her class, again.
    • Wendy's had at least two, possibly three different voice actors. Couple that with the fact that she often goes long stretches without having a significant role, and that probably accounts for the change. Or it could just be Vocal Evolution... certainly her more natural sounding current voice is better suited to her role as a voice of reason than her earlier high-pitched squeaky voice.
      • It seems like vocal evolution. Even with new voice actors they could have imitated her old voice, or at least sound like it in terms of pitch.
      • Their second voice actress replaced the first after she committed suicide. She probably kept up the shrill voice in memory of her. But during her long disappearance from the show they may have changed her voice to make her character more tolerable for people to listen to and take her more seriously in episodes like "The Breast Cancer Show Ever".
      • In addition, April Stewart said it was Matt and Trey's choice to not pitch her voice up as much after a while, so that Wendy could sound more "mature". Eliza Schneider apparently had her voice digitally altered a little as well, you'll notice that her voice pitch started out rather similar to Bergman's (who apparently did the Wendy voice naturally!), and then around season 5 or so, it started changing. Stewart's version also kind of started out a bit high, but the pitch change decision was quicker.
  • The hate crimes episode. If Stan and Token had gotten into a fight and Stan had been locked up for committing a hate crime, the point would have been infinitely more valid. "Hate crime legislation is flawed because of these reasons, and a little boy is suffering for it." But Cartman is not only an avowed racist and nascent Neo Nazi, but he regularly commits hate crimes, usually against Kyle. The fact that this particular incident wasn't a hate crime doesn't make the assumption that it was any less legitimate.
    • I have to disagree. The point of the episode wasn't "a little boy is suffering for it," it was that the punishment for the crime shouldn't be worse for a reason like the person getting hit happens to be black. Yes, Cartman does commit hate crimes, but Cartman is an asshole to everybody, not just Kyle. The idea behind the episode is if you want to promote equality, it should be real equality; they're trying to say that having harsher penalties for just happening to commit a crime against a black dude is a state-endorsed notion of inequality; implying either Black people are special and must be protected, or that Black people are weak and must be protected, depending on your point of view.
      • Notice how he doesn't get any punishment at all at the end when he beans Pip with a rock. That scene right there, the illustration of "You're perfectly okay hitting a white kid with a rock, but God help you if he's black," was what the episode was about. The lesson wasn't "hate crime legislation is wrong because it makes innocent people suffer for it," it was "hate crime legislation is wrong because it promotes inequality via the law."
      • That's fair. It's still a flawed argument—hate crime laws aren't supposed to be "you can't hit someone because he's black," even if they are occasionally used in such a fashion—but at least their argument makes more sense.
      • It's not a flawed argument at all. Hate crime laws promote inequality. A white man killing a black man shouldn't be considered a different crime deserving a different punishment than a white man killing a white man. Handing out a worse or more lenient punishment dependent on which race/group you commit a crime upon is saying the law doesn't consider those groups equal.
      • Also because Pip is a Butt Monkey.
    • Cartman's crime was not a hate crime, though he obviously is a racist, because it definitely was an act of pure personal dislike. The idea of terming something a hate crime is to punish a criminal more severely when they carry out crimes that are either in a manner to cause fear and intimidation towards a specific group, or against specifically targeted individuals to cause fear and intimidation towards a specific group. Saying that something like the murder of Medgar Evers was not a crime carried out to do such things is incredibly stupid. The argument shouldn't be that "hate crimes are automatically flawed", and instead "the application of hate crime designation is not a frivolous assertion". Which they didn't argue. That is the episode's fault.
      • There is a reasonable argument to be made that hate crimes are automatically flawed. They are designed to punish someone differently based on whether they hate the victim's race or hate the victim personally. That's basically punishing thought.
      • There's a difference between "thought" and "intent". Saying that a hate crime is "punishing thought" is like saying that someone who tries to kill another person in assault but fails shouldn't be charged with assault with intent to murder.
      • But, and this is important, assault with intent to murder is the operative phrase. The motive for such a crime shouldn't decide the sentence; the actions should. If you shoot someone in the face but fail to kill them, it doesn't matter whether you did it because of the color of their skin, the money in their wallet, or just the sheer sport of it, you still shot someone in the face, and that's what needs to be punished.
  • Cartman's mom. She's a hermaphrodite, right? Is she, from a biological standpoint rather then her gender which is obviously female, a male that has female features or a female with a penis?
    • Considering she was able to impregnate someone, I'd guess the former.
  • In the 200th episode why didn't Ben Affleck call out "Jennifer Lopez" when he should already know it's really Mitch Conner?
    • Well, there are two Jennifer Lopezes. Maybe he just got confused again.
  • In "Cherokee Hair Tampons", Kyle throws up some bean with bacon soup when he's sick in bed. How is that possible when he's Jewish?
    • Turkey-bacon?
      • Many Jews, possibly even most American Jews, don't keep kosher.
      • But when Kyle sings his song about being a Jew at Christmas in another episode, he mentions that he can't eat ham, so bang goes that theory.
      • Rule of Funny. The joke for many Jews is that they can't eat ham; that doesn't mean he follows all kosher regulations, just because of one lyric.
      • It could be soy-bacon. Or one of any other alternatives.
  • In the 200th and 201st episodes, where was Richard Dawkins?
  • Why was Kathie Lee Gifford among the celebrities in "200" and "201"? They never made fun of her.
    • I'm pretty sure Mr. Garrison tried to assassinate her back in the first season.
      • Yeah, but isn't that a federal matter rather than a civil matter?
      • Who cares?
  • Okay, we know in "201" Lianne's not a hermaphrodite. Apparently, IIRC, the citizens of South Park lied to Cartman about his father because Lianne asked them to. I'm wondering why exactly would they do that? I mean, everybody in the show hates Cartman. I would assume they wouldn't be fond of Lianne either because she, well, gave birth to a Complete Monster in a 9 year old's body and is a giant whore.
    • They had to protect The Denver Broncos.
    • Screw with Cartman? Protect the Broncos? Because there is little continuity?
  • Is Liane Moe Moe? No...Really, is she? She has the appearance but her doormat status is a bit over the ledge.
    • ...What?
    • There is some overlap between South Park fans and anime fans, but we should probably clue in the rest: It's a term used be anime fans to describe cute and childlike things. And no, Liane Cartman doesn't seem very Moe Moe.
  • The kids. They're really realistic interpretations of children their age, with cartoon comicness and an overdose of maturity, but..They seem a bit too mature at times and too immature at times. Even when it comes to balancing them with the adults.
  • So in "201" we find out that Liane isn't a hermaphrodite and actually is Cartman's mother. If that's the case, then what was all that adoption talk about in "Cartman's Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut"?
    • Wasn't she trying to give him up for adoption because of how seemingly unhappy he was about the lack of a father? Besides, we're talking about a show that came close to being canceled three or four times before they were out of Season 3. I doubt they ever considered doing a massive 200th celebratory episode mash-up that would retcon the status of Cartman's father.
  • Why exactly is Kyle's hair so...Very much exaggerated? Even for SP, that is. For a while I thought he had an Afro but he has a Jewfro which in all reality is probably very different looking if they drew him realistically (or at least like the adults).
    • Because it's supposed to be ridiculous and embarrassing. It's why he always hides it with a hat. Also because one of the creators has the exact same hairstyle and is likely a way of poking fun at himself.
  • In "Quintuplets 2000" the quintuplets and their grandmother all have the surname "Vladchik," which is obviously of Slavic origin (or at least it's meant to be). I therefore think the South Park creators mistook Romanian for a Slavic language, when it is in fact from the Romance family.
    • Then again, they probably made the assumption based on the fact that Romania and Moldova are surrounded by countries that speak Slavic languages, and some people may justify it on that note; however I am not one of those people. (Otherwise I wouldn't complain about it here, would I?)
    • Keep in mind that you do get some Slavic and Hungarian names in various parts of Romania and Moldova because of the historical background of the region. Particularly during the Soviet era where Russians and other Eastern Slavs were encouraged or even forced to relocate to other regions to force the others to integrate. Short answer: Eastern Europe is only consistent in being a mess.
  • In the end of "Imaginationland" Cartman imagines Kyle sucking his balls. Why doesn't Kyle instead of whining imagine something in retaliation that will stop imagine-Cartman?
    • The last thing you'd ever want to do is get into an Escalating War of imagination with Eric Cartman.
  • Are the boys not circumcised, minus Kyle? I've heard a few people say that one episode, presumably "Ike's Wee-Wee", stated that they weren't circumcised. It seems vague though. They could be and not know.
    • Some might be. Some might not be. Who cares?
  • The Movie and Cartman's mom. They searched "clitoris" and came up with stuff about her. An early spoiler or just her doing lesbian stuff?
    • The nature of the video is stated explicitly.
    • Negative Continuity. Plus, searching the internet isn't necessarily the most accurate thing imaginable, including/especially porn. There could be any number of reasons she showed up on that particular search. Including/especially porn.
  • This appears in a lot of western Long Runner's but..the Negative Continuity on their age. They were born in 2001 according to the latest season. Each season they'll up that one year. Do they remember any of the past events from previous seasons? Even in older seasons, they were "too young".
    • A season doesn't equal a year. And episodes don't have to be aired in the order in which they "occur".
      • Technically speaking, when the series originally started, they would've each been born in 1989 (identified in "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut"). As of when I am writing this, they would've been born in 2003, during the seventh season. Events will always be apart of their history, no matter what year it was stated to have happened. Read this page, and hopefully, that'll clear some things up.
  • It looks like Cartman is becoming less of a Jerk Ass and his peers are becoming more so, especially Kyle. Even on Cartman's side, a good portion of his behavior was just regular, but still jerky, childish behavior compared to his friends.
    • Characterization marches on. And Cartman is also becoming more bi-polar between simple jerk-ass and complete monster.
  • Kyle's anime self. Is there a reason he had black hair? Does Kyle dislike his hair color? On another note, how much hair does Kyle really have?
    • Kyle has a lot of hair. I'm pretty sure he was just imagining himself looking more Asian.
  • In "The Tale Of Scrotie McBoogerballs", how is it that children can write the book and not vomit but adults can't even get through the first paragraph without vomiting? Not even Butters was disgusted by the book.
    • The kids were probably just used to thinking of gross things, being immature school boys. What bugs me is that Morgan Freeman didn't throw up from the sequel The Poop that Took a Pee, in fact, nobody else did either.
      • It's because Butters wrote it, and Butters sucks at writing.
    • It could just be that the act of writing sort of "buffered" them from the effect. When you're making something up you're thinking about it carefully, so it seems less gross/funny/scary/whatever than when somebody reads it and just gets hit with the full effect. Or something.
  • Aren't any of the parents aware of their children's behavior and language? I know most are Too Dumb to Live but how do they not notice kids kicking around a toddler, or said toddler cursing?
    • Again, this is South Park. Rule of Funny applies.
      • I always thought it was Character Development on the part of the parents in the movie. The movie's message was pretty much that the whole concept of taboo "curse words" that are vulgar "just because they are" despite all of them having synonyms, being generally fun things to say, and the supposed vulgarity just resulting in awkwardness is pure bullshit. Of course, then comes "It Hits the Fan."
      • Plus parents tend to just tune out when their kids talk, so it could just slip under the radar sometimes.
  • In the episode "The List", the explanation Bebe gives is so complex. Why didn't they just move Clyde to the top and anyone who was above him down a peg?
    • in that episode just the voting process made no frakkin sense. Neither does changing the list. Also Rule of Funny.
  • Why on the main page does everyone file Scott Tenorman under the Teens Are Monsters label? All he did was pull a prank on a kid who more than had it coming to him.
    • A. This was the earlier seasons, before Cartman really became as bad as he is now, and B. Cartman had done nothing, personally, to Scott, and there's no indication Scott knew of the bad stuff Cartman had done at that point. So he cheated an 8 year old kid he didn't know out of 20 bucks, and mercilessly pranked him even afterward.
      • But Scott didn't really expect Cartman to take him seriously about the pube sale. And he could have laughed at him afterwards just to save face.
      • The pube sale is just what gets it started. He becomes unlikable about the time he makes Cartman beg for his money back by oinking like a pig (while getting soaked in a rainstorm). Despite having promised to give the money back, Scott takes out a lighter and burns it in front of him. When Cartman asks him why he did that, Scott says his parents give him a huge allowance, so he didn't even need Cartman's money.
  • Cartman seems to slip between a kid that should be in juvenile or a mental institute and just a Jerk Ass age appropriate kid. He doesn't seem all that bad most of the time, and when he does it's exaggerated. Also, why exactly isn't he in juvenile or a mental institute? Are adults really that useless?
  • Why in God's name does anyone still hang around with Cartman? Maybe after the Scott Tenorman thing everyone was too afraid of him to tell him off, but what about before then? If I knew someone who was that blatantly and unrepentantly racist/antisemitic/classist/God knows what else, I'd never come within 500 feet of him if I could avoid it.
    • In "Best Friends Forever" Kenny said it was because he felt sorry for him. For Stan and Kyle, it might be because they enjoy making fun of him, or they need someone to blame if they ever get in trouble.
    • Because unless he's upset/pissed off about something, Cartman's usually pretty docile. And if you have a cause he can believe in, i.e. beating Jenkins in Make Love Not Warcraft or helping Billy Mays find peace in Dead Celebrities, he's a valuable asset.
    • Wasn't it mentioned that was because nobody else would let him hang out with them.
  • What's with the bicycles? I know it would have originally been hard getting stubby characters onto regular bikes, and it fits their more childish appearance thanks to the art style, but...They look like toddler bicycles. They're ten years old; Why don't they use normal ones?
    • You answered your own question, methinks: their legs are proportionately so tiny that they can't use a regular bike.
  • Everyone's weight. Kenny is 56 pounds, Stan is 63, Cartman is 117, and Kyle is 44. Are they short, because those seem rather tiny for their age. 'Sounds sickly.
    • Those are perfectly fine weights for 9 year old kids (Well, not Cartman, but he's obviously fat). I wasn't particularly light as a child, but weighed in at about 65 lbs in fourth/fifth grade (a couple years older than the South Park kids) when I was a wrestler.
    • When I was a fourth grade the girls were usually in their 70 pounds, and in fifth grade in their eighties - nineties. They were skinny too, and not tall (less then 5'0).
    • It makes perfect sense to me. I seem to remember being 40-something pounds in fourth grade. Granted, I am female, but at that age, gender doesn't usually affect weight too much.
    • In "Human Centipad", Kyle weighed 83 pounds. Where exactly did the above weights come from? Were they stated or shown in an episode?
    • Well, they've aged to 10 since the beginning of the series (as stated by Stan in "Crack Baby Athletic Association"). One could assume that they've had a growth spurt. I recall seeing these numbers in the Japanese Wikipedia article and would also like the source for them.
  • Whatever happened to Saddam Hussein? He hasn't been seen since his whole "Prime Minister of Canada" plot went down the drain. I mean, he didn't even get a Continuity Nod in 200 or 201, which was kind of weird seeing how much nods there were in those episodes.
    • Probably because he took a long fall at the end of a short rope back in 2006, so there's nothing new to make fun of.
  • Wait... in Fatbeard, Cartman stated that Jews couldn't be pirates. But why'd he allow Ike? Ike is a Jew by adoption.
    • Just to piss Kyle off.
    • A person cannot be adopted into Judaism. Since Ike's biological parents were not Jewish, Ike is not Jewish despite his being raised by the Broflovski's. Ike would have to convert into the faith, which he is obviously not old enough to do, in order to be considered Jewish.
  • Or Ike just stated that he's not Jewish, he's Canadian and that was good enough for Cartman.
  • Cartman called Kyle a "ginger". But he neither has overly pale skin or freckles. Is he supposed to have freckles but they aren't shown? Or was he messing with him?
    • He's what Cartman calls a day-walker. He's a redhead without all the characteristics of a ginger.
    • You mean in the Jersey episode? I think it's because a fourth grader thinking 'Ginger' starts with a 'J' makes him sound vaguely stupid, but him thinking 'Daywalker' starts with a 'J' makes him sound Too Dumb to Live.
  • What was the point of "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce"? Why do several people actually believe that Kyle was involved with 9/11 just because Cartman accused him of it for his own pleasure?
    • Because one fourth of the population is retarded, as was stated in the episode.
  • If the identity of Cartman's father was so secret that Cartman couldn't be told, then who told Scott Tenorman?
    • They didn't want Cartman to find out because the Denver Broncos were having a good season and didn't want any controversy. When they didn't have a good season, the need for secrecy is lessened. Plus this would only affect a dead guy.
      • Okay, but even though controversy lessened, the truth was still kept from Cartman. Somebody decided that it wasn't okay to tell Cartman, but it was okay to tell Scott Tenorman (who was in a mental hospital at the time).
      • Doesn't Scott mention that he did research about Cartman when he was in the mental hospital? He probably just figured it out for himself.
      • It might be because they figured it would be harder telling the guy who killed his father (guilt and what-not). Also, Cartman is, y'know, 9 years old.
      • Cartman lost interest and by the time the danger was over, the rest of the town probably did too. This is South Park.
  • I'm not sure if this has been addressed or not yet, but how come in the movie, fourth graders can't get into an R-rated movie without a guardian, yet the sixth graders in line behind them CAN???
    • Who said that they were there to see that movie in particular? They could've been seeing another movie.
  • So Mint-Berry Crunch banishes Cthulhu back to his own dimension... somehow. OK. But what exactly happened to all those other things from the other dimension? Aren't they still out there? Also, why wasn't the army or the national guard or the coast guard in the gulf helping out? I can understand conventional weaponry won't hurt a god like Cthulhu, but there is nothing to suggest those other creatures from the other dimension couldn't be killed with a few bullets. This is especially weird because unlike most adults, the government and the military has been shown to be at least somewhat competent lately.
    • They were likely taken care of off screen and Mint-Berry Crunch didn't recap it for the viewers.
  • Why is Kyle considered the Uke to Stan? Stan is the emotional one and Kyle is the more Hot-Blooded straight guy.
    • This bugs me too. Probably because Stan was shown to be good at football for one episode and Kyle's a smart Jew. Therefore, that's how it MUST be. It's funny that Stan is always portrayed as some huge jock in fanfic, because Kyle seemed to be better at basketball than Stan was at football.
    • To be fair, they do switch it up sometimes. That, and Stan's usually the one who has yet to figure out his emotions and Kyle is usually confident in his, keeping...basic personalities the same. Stan usually becomes super gung-ho once he figures it out, and Kyle's just happy that Stan is his, so he pretty much lets him do anything he wants.
  • No one remembers Kenny's deaths now? But in previous episodes the gang appeared to remember, and grew bored of it at times. Also.. They kept that "Each time Kenny dies, a new baby is born" theory? That makes absolutely no sense, in more ways then one.
    • The implication seemed to be that, yes, Kenny is some kind of Eldritch Abomination, reincarnated into an identical new form after every 'death', and the new body grows while he sleeps to where the last one left off. That's the thing about EA's; they don't make a whole lot of sense to the minds of creatures as relatively primitive as humans.
    • Also in "Cartmanland" Cartman says "What, Kenny? He dies all the time!"
      • Maybe Cartman is a fellow immortal and therefore immune to the mind wipe? That would explain how he survived having his head explode in "Medicinal Fried Chicken".
    • Then again, there was also that time (in Cherokee Hair Tampons) when Kyle was sick and Stan was distraught because there was a possibility of Kyle dying, and Kenny said something along the lines of "Hey! You never seem to care when I die!" Stan completely ignores him (as if he had no clue what he was talking about?).
      • Though that could just be because he was too busy crying over his best friend to notice Kenny.
    • How does the new Kenny even remember everything? Is it reincarnation? Or is that supposed to be the same Kenny, just "healing" in a way? Also, what happened to the times when he just poofed in front of the guys? Also, back to him and the others. They have reacted to his death, and they have shown that they know he dies a lot.
    • Timmy also remembers Kenny's deaths. Remember when he tried to kill Jimmy by disguising him as Kenny?
    • It's a perception filter. People can know it happens, but they don't dwell on it or think about it and therefore it's easy to just forget.
    • Maybe he alternates between different methods of resurrection? And in addition, the only people that remember his deaths are the ones that wouldn't care?
    • It's just a continuity error, like Butters's dad being called Chris in his first episode and Stephen after that, or Craig's hair being brown instead of black in "The Losing Edge". There's no way you can make the Cthulhu trilogy fit in with earlier episodes as far as Kenny's powers go.
    • Rule of Funny, and it's the best excuse you can give for someone dying over a hundred times for a running gag.
    • I don't know about Kyle and Stan but Cartman might remember because at the end of the succubus episode for his ailing eyesight had Kenny's corneas put in and later on in the shows run drank Kenny's ashes. in other words he carry's a piece of Kenny in his body and much like people who get a new heart or other organ picking up eating habits and strange memories is why Cartman isn't amnesia wiped.
  • Where did Cartman get a "Coon and Friend" T-Shirt to fit Cthulhu anyway?
    • From a tailoring factory, naturally.
      • It's the same size as Cartman. BA-DUM-BUM!
  • Since we already know Kyle(AB-), Eric(AB-) and Butters(O) Blood types what are Stan and Kenny's Blood type. So far I'm only betting A and B respectively
    • Kenny might have AB- as well, since at the end of "Chef's Mama", Cartman gets his eyes replaced with Kenny's.
    • Except that Dr. Doctor says that Cartman is the only one in town who shares Kyle's blood type. (Kenny was still alive at that point in the episode, for the record.)
      • I think it's funny that Butters gets the 'sucker' blood type. You know, the blood type that can be donated to anybody (and relates to his kindness), but they can only have O? To be entirely accurate to this (and that must surely be why it was chosen), it would have to be specifically O-.
  • Butters spends several days in the Coon-Cell. What about his parents? Sure, they are assholes, but they DO usually pay attention when he disappears for long and go search for him (like when Cartman persuaded him that a comet hit Earth and he had to hide in a bomb-shelter).
    • Cartman tells Liane to tell them it's a sleepover. If they ask to speak with him on the phone, Cartman pressures Butters into saying everything is okay. If anything, all Cartman probably has to do is say he was a villain and he's now "grounded" in the game they're playing and they'd probably be okay with it.
  • In the Cartmanland episode, why didn't Cartman use the money from Cartmanland to buy himself another amusement park and keep that one for himself, further using the profits from the first to hire a guard and maintenance man for it?
    • He could also have just a rule made, stating that the park owner (him) shouldn't have to wait to get in the rides...
      • The first, probably because any profits are offset by the expenses of the first park, which as Cartman discovered is a pretty expensive operation even if you only intend on one person using it; even if you did have enough to buy an entire second theme park, you'd still face the problem of incremental expenses in maintaining the second one meaning that eventually you'd have to open that one up to the public as well. The second wouldn't have helped, because he was clearly still managing to get on the rides; the problem was that he didn't have them all to himself and other people were enjoying them at the same time.
      • Yeah, it's not like you can rule the world just from owning one business.
    • And in the "Make Love, not Warcraft" Episode, couldn't they just have, you know, gone to another server? But, of course, Rule of Funny wins again.
      • Actually, that probably wouldn't have solved anything, because the no-life would have probably just found the new server and started the whole process over again.
    • The moral of "Proper Condom Use" is arguably an example of this, as the episode's debate about what age sex education should be taught at is answered by Chef telling everyone that sex education shouldn't be taught in schools at all, and that parents should do it, because whoever the school gets to do it could be clueless about sex, have a bad opinion of it, or just be a total pervert. You know, because there's no chance at all that a parent could be any of those things. Granted, they probably wouldn't be clueless about how to have sex (barring some very weird circumstance like being an adoptive parent who is also a virgin), but that doesn't mean they'd necessarily know about the risks.
      • You really have to hand it to Parker and Stone for their ability to use Fridge Logic to make something funny (and not, as it is when used unintentionally, painful).
    • In "Canada on Strike!", the Anvilicious Aesop is apparently that nothing on the internet makes money and the Writer's Guild strike was "[trading] real and immediate opportunities for income for the promise of future online revenue." But websites make plenty of money off of ad revenue or subscriptions, and track the number of views, so it's easy to determine how much an artist earns from putting their art online. Expecting to be paid for online video content you had a part in creating is perfectly reasonable.
  • On global warming: "Excuse me, my father's a geologist, and..." sounds like it's saying global warming isn't real. Then you realize geologists have nothing to do with modern climate science, and that people out of their field are typically nutcases. (Think Einstein on quantum mechanics, Shockley on race and IQ, or Tesla's later work.)
    • If you are saying Trey and Matt really do believe in global warming, they probably don't. "ManBearPig" seems to be one giant aesop on how global warming is an imaginary threat.
    • They do seem to acknowledge that pollution is a problem. In "Coon And Friends" they certainly portray BP as raping the earth. I think they're in the bracket that blames this on the big, greedy corporations rather than the general populace. When it's brought up, it is not so much that pollution isn't a problem, but on the fact that there is a small but loud minority of idiots who make all the other anti-pollution activists look bad.
  • Not really a complaint, but this just bugs me: Do the other characters still see Timmy and Jimmy as new kids? Well, Timmy I guess not since A.) he was introduced in 3rd grade and B.) he may have just been new to Garrison's class. Still, from our perspective Jimmy has been around for a decade, yet to them, is this still his first year? Most surprising is how there has yet to be a continuity error regarding this, i.e. someone saying they've been friends with Jimmy or his parents for years.
    • The show definitely has a floating timeline. Clinton was president when they were in third grade, and now Obama is president. I'll let that sink in for a sec.
      • Real life stuff is different, though. The characters' histories float while our history flows normally. Thus, a "new" kid's history is odd to think about. Though I guess it was already messed up with Summer Sucks showing the end of a school year, and you can't pretend it takes place between Probably and 4th Grade due to two separate Garrison story arcs (Mr. Twig and getting fired/coming out).
  • In the last episode of season 14 all it took to bring Randy back to normal was one good handjob. But didn't he jerk off himself constantly?
    • There is a big psychological difference between doing it yourself and having someone else do it for you.
  • Okay, the Crème Fraiche episode had some moral plot hole in my eyes. Yes, I understand that Randy's obsession with cooking was tearing his family apart, but couldn't Sharon just appreciate that he just has a hobby that he likes to do that has positive side effects?
    • Because the cooking was a metaphor for masturbation.
      • Also, there were no positive side effects. Randy was a terrible cook, left huge messes expecting her to clean up, and displayed tendencies consistent with with the wikipedia definition of hypomania
      • While the second response makes sense, the first one... kind of. It starts out as a metaphor for masturbation, but once Randy becomes the cafeteria's chef and goes against the Food Network guys, it loses its metaphor value.
  • The Boys wear such heavy clothes even when they're indoors on a summer day and in some warmer place (granted, at least Cartman tends to take off his hat). And Butters rarely wears headgear despite only having a small tuft of hair. Huh? And you can't say "Kenny is too poor to get anything other than the parka" because he clearly has a few regular shirts plus he can always just keep his hood down.
    • I was just gonna say the same thing, though specifically at Kenny. Why does he always wear that parka? The rest of his family wears regular clothing, plus there are things cheaper then parkas. Kenny wore parkas as a kid too, and he wears it inside his own home. He even sleeps with it on at times.
      • Maybe Kenny's parka is like his security blanket. He tightens the hood whenever he's scared, so he probably feels snug and safe in there.
    • That makes sense. Now the fandom's common depiction of Kenny with his hood down makes little sense, since he seems to be safer with it on.
      • Speaking of which, why does he feel the need to do that if he remembers that he's immortal?
      • He makes it clear that dying hurts like a bitch. He's scared of the pain.
  • Kenny's voice. In Mysterion Rises we hear his voice normally once, however it's more like the voice from The Movie. What gives? His voice was nasal up until then.
    • Kenny's voice is done by three different people. Matt Stone does Kenny muffled, and unmuffled as Mysterion. Mike Judge did a guest voice in the movie as Kenny's Goodbye. Eric Stough does Kenny unmuffled. It is a bit confusing, as Kenny has different voices with and without his hood.
      • Yes, I know that. But why the voice change? A lot of VA's can use the same voice, or similar sounding ones. Then again, as Wendy can show, this series doesn't care much for continuity in terms of voices.
      • The woman who originally voiced Wendy committed suicide. It might have taken them some time to find a replacement they were at all happy with. You really can't bitch at them about that one without being, you know, jerky and insensitive about it.
    • Most other Darrin's attempt to simulate the previous voice. Wendy went from high pitched to mature for no reason; just like Cartman went from squeaky to his signature voice.
    • Wendy's initial replacement (Eliza Schneider) sounded a lot like Bergman's, only slightly smoother and more natural sounding, much like how Matt and Trey evolved the boy's voices. When she left the show April Stewart did an even more natural exagerration of that (and unlike the boys, didn't have voice pitch editing to maintain a wackyness to it).
      • In addition Vocal Evolution also often abides to personality changes. Wendy was shrill and childish in the early seasons so her voice reflected that, in later seasons she has a (usually) Closer to Earth personality much like the other kids so the replacement actresses possibly made their enterpretation accordingly.
  • How is it that Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Wendy, and a few random background citizens and students the only characters with winter apparel as their Limited Wardrobe while the other characters wear normal clothing?
    • Not just that, but in the early seasons show them wearing the same outfits even in tropical/semi-tropical settings like in "Starvin' Marvin" and "Rainforest Schmainforest." I'm suprised nobody died from heatstroke.
  • Because of the whole Muhammad incident, "Super Best Friends", "200" and "201" have pretty much been banned from ever being aired again. But HOLD IT! By that logic, every episode from season 6 should be banned as well, because if you freeze frame at the end of the opening sequence, you can see a clip of "Super Best Friends"... WITH MUHAMMAD CLEARLY VISIBLE!!! OMG GET 'EM OFF BEFORE THE MUSLIMS BOMB US ALL!!! (If you can't tell, I find the whole deal ridiculously stupid.)
    • He's also in the crowd shot from "Smug Alert!" to "The List", so with that plus season six 44 episodes MUST be taken off the air! (And based on the logic that the word Muhammad should be censored, shouldn't they go back and edit Mr. Garrison's Christmas song and the "Cartoon Wars" episodes?)
    • They might get released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The guy who made the threat was put in prison, and he's the only one who complained. Also, he wasn't a real Muslim terrorist. He was some crazy brainwashed Jew.
      • All episodes are included in the Season 14 release. They still aren't available on the South Park site or other streaming sources.
  • Why is Kevin (Stoley) not considered Chinese anymore by some fans? Just because he's drawn like the other kids? It's the generic style of the series; everyone is drawn like that. Plus he's American born, and it's been stated in series it's okay to stereotype based on nationality but not race.
    • This show has terrible continuity. Plus, at one point his last name was Brooks.
    • That, and the "Brooks" parents have reappeared at times with the other parents, leaving fans to assume that they're still meant as Kevin's (or that he's at least adopted by a Caucasian couple). Some fans still consider him Chinese, but others have figured that Matt and Trey forgot that detail, as they tend to.
  • What the fuck happens to Kenny's bodies after he dies?
    • They get eaten by rats.
  • Cartman's family going broke in the Tooth Fairy episode. I could buy that maybe Cartman already spent all the money, thus preventing him from simply giving it back, but it's been established that Liane is a prostitute and a porn star. She could easily get that money back within weeks.
    • True, but they still have no money until then. Liane specifically said that they can't buy groceries for at least a month. Maybe it'll take that long to catch up again.
  • Why doesn't Justin Bieber have beady eyes and a flapping mouth like all the other Canadians? Did Parker and Stone know about his nationality when they were making the Coon episodes?
    • I was also wondering why Alanis Morissette doesn't have that kind of head, either.
      • I think it's because Canadian celebrities don't have them
      • How does that explain Celine Dion? My guess is that They Just Didn't Care.
      • Celine Dion is the exception that proves the rule. For one thing, that was more an episode of 'Terrance and Phillip' than it was an episode of South Park. For another thing, they constantly called her by her full name, probably to be sure we knew who she was. That was also fairly early in the show's run, and there were a few rules that had yet to be established. Since every single other Canadian celebrity has been made to look like their real-life counterparts (or a caricature thereof) it's really not worth fretting over. It could be that they just didn't know, and it could be that they didn't care, but I think it most likely that they don't want a horde of celebrities that all look the same, since plenty of them come from Canada.
      • If you watch closely, you'll notice that the only time Canadian celebrities have generic flapping heads is when an episode is taking place in Canada, such as "Not Without My Anus" and "Royal Pudding." Otherwise, they're designed to look like themselves.
    • Plus, T&P are apparently in a cartoon in the earlier seasons.
  • In the Guitar Hero episode, Stan asks the Guitar Hero expert to play Jordan by Buckethead acoustically. He does, or at least appears to. He then asks him to play John the Fisherman by Primus. Now, supposedly he asked for these songs as challenges to the kids skill. The thing is, Jodan, by far, is the much harder song. Even in the next sing they play John the Fisherman and it's pretty standard compared to Jordan which is all weedilydeedilydeedildidilleedillo for four minutes. He got confirmation that the kid could play a really difficult song, then asked him to play an easier one. Just should've been reverse order is all.
    • I always assumed that he was checking for breadth of knowledge and not just depth. The Primus song is more obscure meaning that the kid would have to have a larger base of knowledge.
    • Rule of Funny. The episode was just for ripping on Guitar Hero. They didn't care about being 100% accurate.
  • Is Butters supposed to have blue eyes? Kenny has them, and Butters was mentioned to look a lot like him. Speaking of that, how often do the guys see Kenny without his parka?
    • To answer the Butters eye color question, he has mismatched eyes, his right eye is blue, his left eye is hazel. This is because Kenny mutilated his left eye with a shuriken, and his parents had to take him to get an eye transplant. Unfortunately this resulted in mismatched eyes.
    • How the hell do you know this?
      • Yeah, how do you know he didn't just get a glass eye or an eye transplant with an eye color similar to his natural one, how do you know it is hazel?
  • In "Do the Handicapped go to Hell" and "Probably", why is Kenny so nervous about going to Hell if he's already been there, hundreds of times, and knows it's not that bad of a place. Secondly, if he's so worried about going, why doesn't he just become Mormon? Once again he's been to Hell enough times to know that only Mormons go to Heaven.
    • Well, do you have to be an "official" Mormon or an actually "good" Mormon? Because good Mormons are family values and don't look at porn or anything, and...well, Kenny's probably comfortable with the choice he made.
      • True, but it still raises the question of A. Why he's so nervous of going to Hell and B. why he's trying to become a good Catholic if he knows only Mormons go to Heaven.
      • Who says he has any memory of the afterlife when he gets resurrected?
      • In Mysterion Arises, he states that he does remember all of his deaths, and has memory of seeing Heaven and Hell. As to whether or not he remembers any specifics of being there, or if he just remembers the concept that he was there has not been told.
      • Kenny doesn't like dying because, frankly, pain is painful. And Hell is still Hell. We find it hilarious that he's just had an arm chopped off. And finally, it's in the human nature to fight for every moment of your life. A man can be burned over 90% of his body to the fourth degree but he'll still fight for his life. Fighting for his life is what makes Kenny human to us, even when he's canonically immortal.
  • In HUMANCENTiPAD, is there any reason that the Apple guys needed to stick three people together to make a new iPad thing other than Rule of Funny?
    • I think this was an excuse to bash Kyle, as asked "why?" earlier in this section.
      • It wasn't really "bashing," it was just making him the Designated Monkey of this particular episode.
    • According to Steve Jobs, the HumancentiPad was so people could take their videos, music, and photos, and all their shit, and share it with other people, who could do the same with all their shit. It was just like the iPad, but could also walk and read.
      • The entire Kyle plot was basically a satire of the idea of what you could secretly be agreeing to without bothering to read it. And as stated above, Kyle was the Butt Monkey for the episode. It happens.
    • It's amazing the things companies will do for publicity too.
  • Why hasn't South Park made a Take That towards ABC Family yet? That channel has created some of the worst crap on TV (specifically, their post-Kyle XY dramas), and said crap is not even family-friendly.
  • In "Die Hippie, Die", why did Cartman go to the trouble of inventing a giant drill to rip through the hippie crowd when he could have just used a helicopter or something?
    • To rip on The Core. And also because it made it more exciting. Rule of Funny and Rule of Drama.
    • Because the pot smoke would be the densiest there making it impossible to navigate.
    • Also, why did Stan and Kyle join the hippies?
      • Because they were manipulated by the college know-it-all hippies into believing their propaganda.
  • The penis sizes in TMI.. How does Kevin have a 0.5 and Kenny a 6 - 9? I don't even think the former is micropenis, and the latter seems too big for a nine year old.. Also, what was with the lesbian? Even if she was a female-to-male Transsexual, I doubt she'd be over the length. It's Rule of Funny, but still confusing.
    • Actually, the boy's sizes range from Cartman's 1.2" to Justin Hall's 3". Kevin's is 2.2" and Kenny's is 2.0". Compare the rest of the sizes here.
    • Yea. Either the board was wrong, or people couldn't read it right.
  • Are the Gingers supposed to have souls or not?
    • Considering how the ginger that was kicked out of the cafeteria looks exactly like what he is supposed to be, and that afterwards the gingers seem genuinely pissed off at the discrimination against them, its possible that they are just regular kids, albeit ones with the unfortunate tendency to display creepy grins.
  • Why was the girl (or maybe a F-t-M) in TMI happy about the new regulations for penis size?
    • She's a hermaphrodite.
    • Assuming that he was a Ft M transsexual, hormones cause, among other things, the clitoris to grow in size, and the clitoris is in many ways similar to the penis. It's entirely possible that it would have reached a length of longer than 1.4 inches.
  • Who owns Raisins? A kid or kids? How do they maintain a building and business like that?
    • I've been wondering as well. They cater mostly to kids, who don't usually have any income aside from money given to them by their parents, and even then, it isn't a lot. Is that really enough revenue to negate the costs of running such a business?
    • According to the Token Minority page, Token's parents own it, but I don't know how reliable that information is.
  • Where was Wendy in "You're Getting Old"? I figured the birthday party would all be Stan's guy friends like most kids but why no mention of her after?
  • Did Stan move away from South Park? Why?
    • No, he didn't. He can still be seen walking down the main street of the town at the end, they just got a different house, probably half a duplex or townhouse.
  • Why are Kyle and Cartman friendly at the end of You're Getting Older? Is it just them "getting older"? But they loathe each other with a horrible passion, and they weren't friends before; the only reason Kyle hanged out with Cartman was because of Stan.
    • That's sort of the point. To show just how much has changed.
      • People change.. But that's too big a change. They go from being mortal enemies with no liking of each other, to acting like buddies.
      • They don't "act like buddies", they smile at each other. I'm surprised that people have taken this scene to mean that Kyle and Cartman are best friends when it's clearly meant to show that they're simply recognizing that the other isn't as bad as they thought.
  • Why is "Scott Tenorman Must Die" SUCH a fan favorite? Don't get me wrong, it was a very funny episode, I won't deny it being a CMOA for Cartman, and I laughed quite a bit during it, but I don't get what makes that parent chili incident different from so many other episodes in the series' run.
    • Because it was a defining moment for the show and especially for Cartman. Up until then he had basically just been a whiny asshole. This episode showed him capable of being a complete monster.
  • Why didn't the Japanese people get arrested for killing all those animals and people?
    • It's just a wild exaggeration of how Japan is allowed to kill dolphins and whales while hunting in the name of Rule of Funny
  • Why does Al Gore always say "serial/cereal" in place of "serious"? Is there a reason for that?
    • It's funny?
    • It's a reference to his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. At one point Oprah asks him, "What is your favorite cereal?" Gore thought she meant "serial", as in TV series.
  • No offense, but what's with Butter's hairstyle? It's..An atypical style.
    • It's a cartoon.
  • Craig. He's extremely popular, but why exactly? I find him to be boring and his design just bugs me. I guess since he's a stoic raven haired boy who's apparently attractive for a ten year old.
    • Craig is the one who pointed out how nobody likes them when they formed their Peruvian flute band. You may be thinking of Clive.
      • The original poster WAS talking about Craig (by the way, it's CLYDE, not Clive).
  • I hate to ask this, but has Cartman ever said the, uh... k-word?
    • The Jewish slur one? Yes.
    • In the Coon trilogy, he calls Kyle "The Human Kike." There are plenty of other times too.
    • In "Le Petite Tourettes" he actually called Kyle one as well as in front of his mother and Sheila did nothing on the count of her believing Cartman has tourette syndrome.
  • Excuse me for returning to the discussion of the boys' eye colors, but when was it said that Cartman and/or Kenny have hazel eyes? I know Kyle stated that Stan has blue eyes, but all I know of the others is that in "Starvin' Marvin" there was a close-up of Kenny's eye getting plucked out by a turkey and it was dark blue, and Kenny also had blue eyes in anime form (But Kyle had black hair, so...). I don't think Cartman saying Kenny had a "brown eye" would count since in that episode he was just going for ass puns.
    • An early script to The Movie had Kenny with hazel eyes. To quote the script: [This boy's name is KENNY, and under his orange coat we have no idea what he looks like, except for his European nose and hazel eyes.] There are drawings of Cartman that state he has brown eyes.
  • This one relates to the episode "Goobacks." So you know how the time traveling immigrants kept coming and coming because in the future, the world would be extremely overpopulated, dirty and poor. Why didn't the people of South Park stop and think that maybe, THE GOOBACKS WERE FUCKING LYING TO THEM? The original Gooback didn't even prove anything when he first appeared, nobody from the present got to see the future for themselves and if the Goobacks really were so poor, how the fuck were they able to invent Time Travel?
    • Right. The future dudes just decided to abandon their natural environment and venture hundreds of years in the past to work minimum wage jobs, because they just felt like downshifting. *facepalm* Anyway, what does it matter if they are from future or not? They are willing to work for peanuts, that's what important. And maybe, just MAYBE they could've invented Time Travel BEFORE their world went to shit.
  • I read a lot of South Park fanfiction, and in stories where Craig is paired with Tweek Craig is shown to be a controlling, possesive, jealous, overly sexual, emotionally, sexually, verbally psychologically, and physically abusive Bastard Boyfriend.If fandom sees him this way why do so many fangirls go crazy for him? Those attributes do not make for a good boyfriend or a good relationship.
    • In "Pandemic", Craig saves the world from giant guinea-pigs by shooting lasers out of his eyes. That's pretty f-ing badass for a character who's lucky to get one line per show.
    • Most of the above is fanon. Some fans of Craig, who happen to be female, simply find him to be one of the funnier side characters, and don't subscribe to things that aren't supported by canon.
  • Ok here's one that confuses me and it's about Jimbo... ok in "It hits the fan" It's revealed that if someone can say "fag" and is straight then they get bleeped, but when Jimbo says "Fag" and doesn't get bleeped then Mr. Garrison points out that Jimbo must be gay, same thing happened with Cartman in that lord of the rings parody (And I used this to prove Cartman's gay). Years later there's that episode involving the bikers called "The F-word" where apparently they must've forgotten about what Mr. Garrison said about "fag" because everyone can say the word and not get bleeped despite their sexual orientation (Stan has Wendy and he said "fag" without being bleeped) so now that apparently the "fag" curse is lifted... does this mean Jimbo is still gay or not?
    • In "The F-Word" it wasn't being used as a slur against homosexuals, it was being used as a slur against obnoxious bikers. (Also, the censors at Comedy Central have loosened up a bit since "It Hits the Fan")
      • It seems the censors have tightened up considerably since then, as they add the type of editing you used to only see on TBS or local stations airing it in syndication, like replacing scenes of defecation with a black screen with text informing you of who pooped.
    • This show has some of the worst continuity on TV. That's probably not even canon anymore. Tons of characters have used that term over the years, so using that to prove that Cartman is gay is null and void by now.
      • It only has bad continuity because it sometimes has continuity, and sometimes doesn't. The Simpsons has awful continuity - except it doesn't hardly ever reference the past, so it doesn't matter. South Park occasionally acknowledges the past. The worst confusions revolve around Kenny's immortality, and even that is because it has been fully acknowledged by the writers.
  • If Stan sees things as shit... then what does he see Mr. Hankey and Bono as since they are already pieces of shit anyway?
    • Non-anthropomorphic poo?
    • Meekrob. Not sure what meekrob would look like, though
  • The new episode "1%" synopsis is: One fat fourth grader is singled out when the Presidential Physical Fitness scores are announced. The kids at South Park Elementary are being punished for Cartman's failings in the physical education department. What will Cartman do when they all gang up on him? Why would anybody punish the kids just because Cartman isn't physically fit?
    • There are systems like that in real life. It's generally done with the assumption that the average score is indicative of the average student (and not one terrible score throwing it off).
    • Because some people actually think that everyone should suffer just to protect one person. Plus Adults Are Useless in South Park.
  • Something about the song 'Blame Canada' in The Movie bothers me. The songs' general message is that overzealous parenting groups will blame anything but their own failings as parents when their kids misbehave. Most of the things the parents think to blame on their kids' behavior - Canada, television, society, matches, and fire - are fit that general mold. But grouped in with that is 'the doctors who allowed him [Kenny] to expire'. What bothers me is that it's completely reasonable to blame the doctors for what's happening in South Park in this case - they shoved a potato where Kenny's heart used to be and let him explode and die. Say what you want about the other things, but blaming the doctors in that case sounds totally reasonable to me!
    • Well, even a broken watch is correct once a day, so I guess even a mob of bigots may for once condemn someone for reason.
      • Actually, it felt more like Bait and Switch, as the parents had what should of been legitimately blamed right in front of them but chose the more emotionally appealing but false option.
  • If Kenny wanted people to remember his deaths, why doesn't he just video-record himself being killed and then when he gets resurrected, just show the tape to the others for proof! Then again would the video recording of the death still exist if he gets resurrected? Come to think of it in "Jared has Aides" there is a Kenny Mc Cormick Memorial Town Square, now that Kenny is revived is the Kenny Mc Cormick Memorial Town Square still there or did it vanish upon the resurrection?
    • For the video one, how do we know the video tape won't explode due to the lovecraftian influences?
    • Maybe he just doesn't want to do it if they can't remember by themselves? Imagine watching a movie of your best friend shooting themselves while they're standing right there. It'd break your damn brain. And what if somebody got hold of that video and really did believe it, and could seriously prove it? Like Cartman? Say hello to being dissected in a lab forever.
  • If Kenny is poor then how can he afford Chimpokomon toys and a PSP?
    • He's only very poor when it is convenient. In many episodes, it is implied that his family is not as poor as they claim to be, considering that they even have money for killer robots. Also, it has already been shown that Kenny is not above prostitution for even very low prices, so he most defenitely has his methods of gaining money (and considering how he is immortal, he has the advantage of being capable of getting into things nobody would want or be capable of getting into. Once you let that sink in, welcome your nightmares).
    • His parents have a meth lab. They're implied to do unpleasant things for money. But that's not exactly a stable income, especially when it's spliced with alcoholism. Sometimes they can afford things. Sometimes though, we see him with what are more obvious cheap substitutes. You can get pretty damn cheap fakes for electrical equipment. Decent clothes can be amazingly cheap at charity stores. The line between "Just barely getting along" and "Poverty-stricken" is pretty blurred right now.
  • I get why, during the Coon trilogy, Cartman would lock Butters up in a cage for days on end with nothing to eat but his own poo. It's Cartman, after all. But after he gets kicked out of Coon & Friends, why'd the others keep Butters locked up? While they can be mean sometimes, that's way above their usual.
    • One of the more recent episodes of the show had Craig telling Cartman and the others that Butters is, and I'm paraphrasing, "someone who you can never remember if they're around". It's very possible that, between Cthulhu and Cartman killing people, Captain Hindsight vanishing, and Mysterion dying a few times, they simply forgot Butters was in Cartman's basement.
    • I figured that (apart from all the other shiznit above) they were still playing, but just improved their treatment of Butters to comply with the Geneva Convention.
  • Okay, since we now know that Kenny is Mysterion, does this mean that some parts of season 6 never happened to the other boys, since Kenny died two episodes before that season began?
  • Since Kenny dies, well, a LOT, how come the only time Cartman has ever had to look into who the new poor kid is was in "The Poor Kid"? In other words, how could he have been unaware that it was him?
    • Cartman kinda lives on momentary whims and was mostly fueled on the belief that he was beating out Kyle on investigating. And other than when Kenny died for a season it was the only time he was likely gone long enough for Cartman to have to think about it.
  • So, there's one episode of South Park that's against big corporations... But then there's another that supports them? What's with that?
  • Ok this just hit me right now but if Cartman can go berserk when being compared to Family Guy, then what would happen if he was compared to EVEN WORSE cartoons like Drawn Together or (dear god!) Canada's series "Kevin Spencer"? I mean Kevin is even more messed up than Cartman.
    • "Cartoon Wars" was basically Matt and Trey whining about being compared to Family Guy, so I can't see that happening. Anyways, what's bad to someone might be good to someone else.
  • In "Marjorine", Garisson says Marjorine is from Dallas. I'm just curious; is that Butters' accent?
  • What happened to Mr. Garrison? They made him come full circle and then just... dropped him. Particularly jarring is how Mr. Mackey now seems to be the main school staff character, which is very odd considering how all the gimmicky and/or cartoony characters have been killed off (Choksondik, Crabtree, Kenny for a season) or pushed into the background (Ned, Barbrady, Mephesto, Tweek, Timmy, Kenny until recently), and Mackey easily has the goofiest design in the entire series. He just sticks out so much. And yet Garrison is their first and most complex character. Did they just figure since they've made him had sex with both sexes as both sexes, practice bestiality, desire parental incest, and get charged for child molestation, there's nothing left for him to do?
    • Maybe they are taking a break from him, after he sort of stole the spotlight for a while, and have been putting more focus on Randy among the adults.
    • Sadly, this show has a nasty habit of dropping characters when the writers get tired of them.
    • I agree with the above; it's perfectly possible that the writers are just giving him a rest.
  • I just realized by now but in "Reverse Cowgirl" the boys (except Cartman) show concern about how Clyde's mother treats Clyde and how Michael Jackson treats Blanket... now why hasn't the boys showed any concern about how Butters is treated by his parents? The most ironic part is that they are the ones who somehow get Butters in trouble with his parents.
    • Butters is the show's designated Butt Monkey.
    • Also keep in mind that Butters doesn't really stand up for himself early in the series and when they know he's being bullied in "Butterballs" dismisses the boys' suggestions to deal with it. He finds a way to stand up to his family in a way that is very appropriate for Butters in the end though.
  • What is the point of the townspeople keeping the secret of Jack Tenorman from Cartman even after Jack was killed and made into chilli? One can also wonder if Mrs. Tenorman knows about the affair and for some strange reason never reacted to it. It's also unknown if Chef knew about this or he took the secret to the grave.
    • Chef was probably in on it, since when we see him in "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" he's just had sex with Liane after supposedly learning she was a hermaphrodite.
  • Who took that first picture of Mr. Kitty with bread around her face if it wasn't the kids? I can't imagine Liane being the memeing type.
    • Probably Mr. Kitty himself.
  • Aside from the Foreshadowing to the ending, why did we need for Stan and Kyle to fight in "Butterballs"? Besides, I hate it when they fight. Okay, Kyle at one point says something about what Butters should do, but the rest is inexcusable.
    • Somebody needed to call Stan out and Kyle was obviously the best choice.
    • Whenever Stan holds the Idiot Ball for an episode, it's Kyle who ends up playing Only Sane Man by virtue of him being The Conscience of the group. And vice versa.
  • In Butterballs the song has profanity in it, and Cartman talking about sex. They're a bunch of 10 year olds.. Would people in-series really be okay with that?
    • It's South Park - Rule of Funny and Adults Are Useless covers this.
    • Have you heard the music being marketed to tweens for the last decade or so? Sadly this is a case of not having to exaggerate.
  • At the end of "The Breast Cancer Show Ever", all of the kids tell Cartman that they never thought he was cool and that they've always disliked him. For people like Kyle, Stan etc., this isn't a surprise at all, but even Butters agrees with them. Doesn't Butter consider Cartman to be a genuine friend?
    • Well, in "AWESOM-O" he calls him an asshole so I guess it just depends?
    • Just because Butters is the nicest kid on the show doesn't mean he can't sometimes be sick of Cartman.
  • Why do the boys still hang out with Cartman? In the early seasons it made sense, he was a dick. It made sense after the Scott Tenorman incident to a lesser degree but I was okay with that. Once you banish me to a dark dimension there is a line that you've crossed and there is no coming back from.
    • First, they don't invite him to hang out with them. He latches onto them. It's probably their parents making it happen. Lianne works two jobs, and the other families help her out rather than making her hire a sitter every day. Adults Are Useless, and they are oblivious to how awful he is and how much their own children hate him. It's a cross between that, and sometimes the boys do need something that he has - like a mom who lets him watch TV and play computer games as long as he likes, and gives him all the snacks he wants. The rest of the time, it's him latching on to them.
  • Why would Saddam Hussein make sodomy illegal in Canada when he is shown to have an explicitly sexual relationship with Satan?
  • If Scott Tenorman had a time machine in the new game "Tenorman's Revenge", then why didn't he just go back in time and prevent himself from selling his pubes to Cartman and thus the events in "Scott Tenorman must die" and "201" would never happen at all.
  • "Eat, Pray, Queef" is a bit confusing about what its Aesop actually is. The episode initially seems to be a satire of feminism, where women start enjoying something they never liked men doing anyway, and want the equal right to do it. They somehow become offended when men dare to have the same reactions that they do. It's somewhat akin to complaining that there aren't enough female janitors, or that parents don't push as many girls to join the army. Simply put, a woman who doesn't like farts is Closer to Earth, wheras a man who doesn't like queefs is a Straw Misogynist.

    As the episode continues, however, it starts to feel increasingly earnest. Sharon's speech at the end gives the impression that the episode is actually meant as a legitimately (and awfully Anvilicious) pro-feminist Author Tract. Given that Trey isn't exactly a stranger to this sort of thing ("Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", "D'Yikes!", "Breast Cancer Show Ever") and the fact that every interpretation I've seen of the episode falls into this, it does seem that the latter was most likely the overall intent. That said, there are just far too many signs of the episode being a Take That at feminism for it to be a South Park-styled straight play of it.
    • Since this is my favorite episode, I'm gonna try and tackle the question. The Aesop I got out of Eat Pray Queef is that there is no female equivalent to the "men being men" phenomenon in media (i.e., there is no female equivalent to Jackass), and that people hold women to different entertainment standards. The men of South Park do not feel threatened by queefing; they're disgusted by it, in a Hypocritical Humor way. Terrance and Phillip loathe the Queef Sisters at first because of their act, not because of their personalities or identities as people. The end does go into a pro-feminist Author Tract, but for different reasons than you think, in my opinion: it's pro-feminist in that it flat-out states that men have no reason to be appalled by what women do for humor when they trivialize women when they are appalled at their brand of gross-out humor. It's why Sharon gives the speech she does at the end about Randy et. al taking away "this one thing" from them.
    • To add to the above: It just seems kind of weird that Trey would do a pro-feminist episode, given his Real Life experiences with women. After all, he had an older sister who abused and tormented him just like Shelley, and Liane was inspired by an ex-fiancee of his who cheated on him. Both Trey and Matt just seem too misogynistic to be giving such aesops.
    • So by that logic, every man whose been cheated on or had an abusive female family member is a misogynist? Are you serious? Men can be pro-feminist despite negative experiences with women you know.
      • Still seems out of character for the show, and not the kind of thing Matt & Trey would push.
  • Ok this bothered this troper during the movie but here it goes... despite her Anti-Canadian actions in the movie, Why did it take so long for Sheila Broflovski to remember her adopted son Ike is Canadian and what would happen if she discovers he was about to be sent to a Canadian Concentration Camp? This troper is even suprised that Ike's biological parents didn't recognize her as the instigator of the American/Canadian war and didn't just take Ike away for that.
    • When people get caught up in things that they're passionate about, their judgment is often clouded and they tend to forget pesky details like that.
  • How the hell does Butters' parents avoid being arrested for their treatment of Butters and Linda's attempt to drown Butters in "Butter's very own episode"? Susan Smith did this and she got arrested.
    • Well South Park and Park County's police are known for their uselessness.
  • From "Reverse Cowgirl". So, how are you supposed to use the "laundry hole" according to the toilet inventor?note 
  • Producing enough semen to market as a sports drink is Refuge in Audacity. But from 10 year old Butters?
    • Logical conclusion: Butters is a Memetic Sex God. In a cartoon, which alone gives it reality-breaking license; it being South Park turns this Up to Eleven.
    • Speaking of this, isn't Butters a bit too young to be producing semen?
      • When it comes to puberty jokes, Butters is something of a Pet the Dog. He has entered the earliest stages of puberty, yet his parents keep him in the dark about it because he's just ten. He's innocent and sweet, he's taken advantage of, and he's hung like a frickin' horse. His innocence makes a marvellous foil to Kenny's far more perverted nature, and is something of Laser-Guided Karma to Cartman's bullying.
  • It's common knowledge that South Park portrays all Canadians as flappy-headed and cartoonish. Yet, in "Raising the Bar", Canadian filmmaker James Cameron is drawn like the normal, non-Canadian characters. Were Parker and Stone merely unaware of Cameron's true nationality, or are they trying to say something more?
    • As established before, many times, Canadian celebrities are consistently drawn like their "normal" North American counterparts, likely for recognition purposes.
      • "As established before"? The only examples I can think of are Celine Dion and Rush, and they were both drawn in the cartoonish fashion.
      • Maybe being in America long enough makes them look American?
  • Why was Ike crying over Obama getting re-elected? The first time it was part of an act, but this time there didn't seem to be a reason.
    • Most likely trying to keep up the act.
    • He could legitimately support the Republican part the second time around.
  • In "About Last Night" where was Joe Biden?
    • He's not a member of the conspiracy. Obama had to pick a running mate to keep up appearances and Joe Biden was a sensible, believeable choice.
  • In Cartmanland, Kyle's parents try to cheer him up and get him to believe in God again by telling the tale of Job. Yes, they get all the facts right...but why do they stop the story halfway and don't tell the ending, where Job gets all his possessions back tenfold, marries again and gets children and new friends because his believes didn't falter. If their goal is get Kyle to believe again, why they cut the Aesop from their tale and stop at the darkest hour? It's like if Tolkien would've ended The Lord of the Rings at the battle of Minas Tirith and Shelob's lair, leaving the readers to think that Frodo died and Sauron won.
  • Given how the town of South Park is generally depicted as Hicksville, Redneckland, how did they ever end up electing a mayor who is a single woman with bright green hair?
    • I'm guessing she was the only non-joke candidate. Or possibly the only candidate.
  • So we know that Randy's insane antics are a result of being unhappy with his life. Is he still unhappy and that's why he's still doing insane antics like buying Blockbuster?
  • In Smug Alert how did Cartman manage to get a whole family out of San-Francisco a few moments before it got devastated?
  • In "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride", Cartman showed signs of oppression and hatred towards gay people and especially Sparky the dog, yet as the series progresses Cartman does things that make him look bigger and gayer than Big Gay Al, why is that? And for further proof see "AWESOME-O", "Cartman Sucks", "Imaginationland Trilogy", and "Cartman finds love". Plus in "It hits the fan" Mr. Garrison said that if you say "fag" without being bleeped, then your gay... Cartman was never bleeped when he said "fag".
    • Yes. And? What's the Headscratcher here, that Cartman's a hateful hypocrite?
      • I was asking how did it come to this? I had no idea this made him a hypocrite or he has no idea the things he does makes him look gay... except for the dressing as Britney Spears thing, he was aware of that when Butters video recorded it.
  • Since we know of Kenny's "superpower" concerning death, and how he always returns from the dead shortly after being killed, is there an in-universe reason why he stayed dead for a season after season 5's episode "Kenny Dies"?
    • Probably because it was a natural death and not suicide or being killed by someone else or some unfortunate accident.
    • I thought maybe this is the universe giving him a sadistic little hope-spot. Besides, there's no time in Heaven or Hell, which is why it can last forever. If even a minute passes in the living world, it's already forever in Hell. Another good reason for Kenny to not want to die.
  • Why do several pages say Wendy is a Straw Feminist? I don't recall any episodes that could have her qualify as such, the closest to that being some episodes with her being a Soapbox Sadie.
    • It appears to have stemmed from some fans having backlash over "Breast Cancer Show Ever". I remember one editor explaining their logic: That she beat up Cartman over a ridiculous reason in the name of feminism, and should have just ignored him. That they saw HER as the "bully" and self-righteous. Then you have some fans that take Wendy's anti-Paris Hilton stance in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" as her being a slut shamer. Really, even if her Scrappy status sort of died down, you can see people still get very heated about their thoughts on Wendy on some pages.
  • If pig and elephant DNA just won't splice, why didn't Kyle try splicing DNA with a similarly sized creature that wasn't a pig?
    • There are no similarly sized creatures in South Park.
  • What is up with the Kindergarten Teacher, Ms Claridge? Seriously, people like that SHOULD NOT BE TEACHING!!!
    • So I guess you missed the part where South Park is fiction and everyone in it is either horrible or incompetent? Don't get so excited.
    • It's also a Take That and satire about the Double Standard in the media when it comes to women involved in scandals.
  • It's well known that Matt and Trey rip on both sides of the issue that go too far. So why have they never implied that environmentalism can be good sometimes, or ripped on anti-environmentalists?
    • Was BP's recless drilling operations killing all aquatic life in the Gulf, causing an invasion of extra-dimensional monsters and awakening Cthulhu too subtle?
  • If Canadians have flapping heads and beady eyes, why do celebrities such as Tom Green, Justin Bieber, and Alanis Morisette look like regular South Park characters? When they show Celine Dion she looks like a Canadian.
    • Maybe not all Canadians have the flappy-head condition. Saddam Hussein has flappy-head syndrome, he's not Canadian, and while some Iraqis do, most don't.
  • In "The F Word" when the boys see that the Dictionary Head Editor is Emmanuel Lewis, Kyle exclaims "That explains everything"? Could somebody please explain the joke?
    • It's a Stealth Pun. In real life there's Webster's Dictionary and Emmanuel Lewis played Webster.
  • The Imagination Land trilogy, I just recently rewatched it, and... I can't stop thinking: What does making our imaginations run wild actually do to us? Oh sure, it sucks that good imaginary characters have their eyes removed and then get pee'd into their eye socket, but... How exactly does that screw us up in any way? It didn't look like the Evil Imaginary characters wanted to take over the earth, just Imagination Land. It didn't seem like it was actually doing anything in the real world (Until Man Bear Pig arrived, but that was temporary and in a secluded area), and no human was suffering because of it (Until, Again, Man Bear Pig). What does letting our imaginations run wild do to us that would warrent a Nuke?
    • Maybe they were worried someone like Galactus or Kid Buu would show up to eat/destroy planets or someone like 02 from Kirby 64 or The Lich from Adventure Time would show to destroy all life.
  • In "Chef's Return", if the Super Adventure Club's purpose is to have Sex with Children to gain immortality, why didn't they have sex with the main four boys? Chef wants to, but none of the other adventurers do...
    • Because having sex with ordinary boys from the neighbourhood is boring, while they crave exoticism.
    • The only people who think that sex with children makes them immortal are The Super Adventure Club. Chances are what they're saying is Blatant Lies to justify their paedophilia, and their founder's long life is an unrelated fluke. Even if you can become immortal through child molestation in the South Park universe, having sex with neighbourhood kids would make the police catching you easier.
  • Imagination Land is split in two for good characters and evil characters. What about the morally grey characters? Or characters who did a Heel-Face Turn or Face-Heel Turn? What about imaginary beings that are neither inherently good nor inherently evil? (Fantasy/Sci-Fi wildlife, for example)
    • They're probably the characters who created the wall in the first place.
  • The purpose between "Poor and Stupid". If Cartman thinks Nascar fans and drivers are poor and stupid, then why would he want to be like them instead of trying to be talented and good at it in comparison?
    • Cartman's ideals, logic, and behavior is highly questionable, This trouper is still trying to figure out how his sexual orientation even works or if he knows if he does things that make him look bigger and gayer than Big Gay Al. It's like he performed the greatest revenge plot on Scott Tenorman, yet it's well known that he doesn't do well in school.
      • Yeah, but at the beginning of the episode it's implied that he's crying over the fact that he's not "poor and stupid" enough to do what he wants. Why would he want to be something that would want him to be poor and stupid? That's what i'm asking. I mean, even Stan and Kyle try to convince him that he is poor and stupid, but as seen in the past (like in "Breast Cancer Show Ever"), all he sees their insults as is them trying to make him feel better.
      • "all he sees their insults as is them trying to make him feel better"? His logic really is questionable! I'm surprised he hasn't gotten psychiatric help yet, let alone reveal the reason why his mental health is so messed up!
    • I don't think he wanted to be poor and stupid as such, but he loved Nascar and wanted to be a racer, which, in his twisted mind, required that he becomes poor and stupid, and he was willing to make this sacrifice.
    • Also, this point brings up the Following Question: If Cartman only thinks Poor and Stupid People like Nascar, but he likes it, wouldn't that make him confused? Cartman doesn't think he's poor or stupid, but he keeps claiming that Nascar fans and Drivers are poor and stupid. He is a Nascar Fan, so why isn't he confused by this?
      • Hence his attempts to grow poor and stupid to become a true fan and eventually racer.
  • How was Cartman able to say the last thing one does before they die is crap their pants if he hasn't seen Kenny do so after any of his deaths?
    • Didn't Kenny say people don't remember his deaths?
      • True, there is the whole thing with that. But in "Cartmanland", Cartman said that "he (Kenny) dies all the time", so I didn't think he would forget that. In "Clubhouses", he even delivers the "they killed Kenny" line, even if he didn't appear to directly see it.
      • Crosses the Line Twice time: Kenny is so poor that he doesn't eat much, so doesn't have much in his bowels?
    • Maybe he does and we just don't see it?
  • With all the stuff about handicapped accessibility in "Raising the Bar", where the heck was Timmy?
    • Possible guess here, the episode focused much more on obesity and being fat than just about handicapping, because that's the reason Cartman got the motor scooter in the first place. Timmy doesn't meet either of those criteria.
  • While it was funny, why would Randy tell his own son to call his friend (well, depending on your interpretation of Stan+Cartman) an asshole? (He even specifically says "you call your friend an asshole this instant".) Was it just because Stan attempted to call Cartman "big silly goose", which is after Gay Al's phrase? Does Randy even consider Cartman an asshole per se? In "Goobacks", he and Sharon got furious with Stan for calling the future immigrants at the Wendell's Burgers "fucking goobacks", so it's a bit weird that Randy would want Stan to call someone he would say is his friend a name like that.
    • Randy was being a stereotypical "My son will be manly" dad, swearing is considered by some to be manly. And by Goobacks, he learnt his lesson.
  • In "Fantastic Easter Special", who gave Stan Professor Teabag's name?
  • Correct me if i'm missing something here, but in "Make Love, Not Warcraft", if the Sword of a Thousand Truths was so powerful, why didn't the game developers pass that over in the first place to defeat Jenkins before the guys dedicated their lives to killing boars?
    • Because the admins didn't notice the boys until they had jumped so many levels in such a short period of time and by the time they had, they had a discussion about whether they should, then went all the way to Colorado to give it to Stan.
  • In "Cash for Gold", how did Randy not find out about Stan telling Dean to kill himself? He only appears at the beginning of the episode and doesn't appear at all after we find out how badly the people are being frauded. And for the record, it Dean's selling people overpriced jewelry that wasn't worth much that Stan (and the three elderly people at the end) wanted him to kill himself for, correct?
    • Knowing Randy, he probably felt the same way.
  • How does Satan have a son (Damien) if he's gay? I don't think In Vertro Fertilization was popular (Or Possible) in the 90's (Or in Hell).
    • He might not have always realized he was gay. Or had sex with a woman who agreed to be Damien's surrogate (being gay means you generally don't want to have sex with women, not that it's physically impossible). Or maybe magic was used to impregnate his mother/spontaneously create him. And the first test-tube baby was born in 1978, so in-vitro fertilization was indeed possible back in the 90s.
  • I might be missing something here, but I didn't really understand the third act of "Butterballs". Why is it that everyone hated Stan when Butters was the one who attacked Dr. Oz on national television? That wasn't even Stan's fault! How exactly did Butters beating up Dr. Oz make the school look bad? If anything, Butters is the one they should have hated, because he was the one that went out of character there. I would not have blamed his parents at all if they had grounded him after that as hard as they were going to in "Going Native". Also, what purpose did his grandmother even serve in the episode? I don't really see what the point of her being there was.
    • Butters' grandma was there to show that anyone can be a bully, even your close family. This also made it harder for her to be caught, and for it to be more shocking. As for the school turning onto Stan instead of Butters... I have no idea.
    • I know why. First, the school knows Butters isn't really a violent psychopath, and that he is being picked on. It's Stan's music video, and his idea to market it. Second, it's to carry on with the message that people are picked on for things entirely beyond their control. And as for Butters being called a violent psychopath at all, people advise victims to stand up for ourselves all the time. Then, the moment we fight back, they suddenly consider us the villains for taking it too seriously and reacting badly. Apparently we should just ignore our bullies and the pain they're causing and pretend it's not happening, just like every other uncaring fuck-bucket does. Take it from personal experience. This is why I believe somebody on the writing staff has been bullied.
  • In "The Death of Eric Cartman", during his montage of making things up to people, Cartman is shown in a booth recording the song. Shouldn't he have known he wasn't a ghost if the guy in charge of recording could see him?
  • Why couldn't they make Mr. Garrison Eric Cartman's father? I mean, those two are so much alike! They are both racists with Southern accents, they both have terrible tempers, they both have no problem with cross dressing, and the fact that they show off hints of homosexuality, except Mr. Garrison actually admits he's gay (during the 4th season).
    • Uh, Cartman's accent is unidentifiable, but it's definitely not Southern.
      • Oh, and here's another thing Cartman and Garrison have in common: they both have what appear to be puppet companions who might either be split personalities, proof of insanity, or actual sentient beings, such as Mr. Hat being able to blink his eyes and drive a car or Mitch Conner knowing something about who Cartman's dad really is and went to 'Nam with Mr. Hat. Explain that!
    • No comment, since all of that's confusing enough to not need an explanation.
  • When Mr. Garrison had that sex change, why doesn't he wear a feminine wig? He looks like a woman with male pattern baldness.
    • He's probably either too dumb to not get himself a wig or he doesn't have the money to buy one.
  • In "The Losing Edge," why does the South Park team have 10 players (11 when Kyle 2 shows up) instead of 9?
    • Backups.
    • Another question I have is this: if the Little League has a no-tolerance policy for fighting, then why is that not enforced until the Championship game? How did Randy not get them disqualified prior to then?
      • If I remember correctly, before the championship game the fights hadn't actually affected play yet. The cops managed to take care of it while the game was going on.
  • In "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery", if the Ghost Pirates (or Pirate Ghosts) were fake the entire time then how did they kill people, fire cannons at people, decapitated people, etc. There is no way Father Maxi was capable of killing people using illusions, this was never revealed!
    • They might've been real all along...
  • Cartman is shown to be that big of a racist and especially to Token for being black... but why does he treat Chef with respect and not once did he show any racist behavior towards him? And the thing with the "Ghost costume" was unintentional.
    • Cartman also really loves food, and Chef makes good food. He might even be smart enough to realize that insulting the person who gets his food before he does is a bad idea.
      • Yeah, Cartman calling Chef something like "N**ger" or "black asshole" might get Chef to spit in his food, but to be fair Chef has no problem calling the boys "crackers" at times.
    • Truth in Television. Cartman is racist, but he still respects Chef personally, and doesn't feel racist towards him specifically. A similar thing sometimes happens in real life.
    • Also, Cartman's hatred of blacks seems to be inconsistent; he even acts as an Innocent Bigot a few times.
      • Where exactly does Cartman's racism come from? His mother never showed racist traits onscreen. I bet Cartman has one hell of a Freudian Excuse that makes him hate jews and blacks.
      • Cartman is a twisted parody of Archie Bunker, an old and mildly chubby conservative man who was racist against blacks and Jews (despite being friends with a Black Jew, but he takes it in stride I think). Also, a fan theory says Garrison is Cartman's real father and Garrison has been shown to be racist against Mexicans at least.
      • Cartman has an uncle who is in prison and was cellmates with Charles Manson. Plus, most of Cartman's family was pretty screwed up, his grandmother's reasons for giving him a million dollars in inheritance is that the rest would probably spend it on crack (which is likely, given his mom was on the cover of Crack Whore Magazine).
  • This troper saw "Scott Tenorman must die" last night and now questions if Kyle voiced he should never piss off Cartman ever again then why does Kyle continue to piss off Cartman (he got AIDS because of it) does he want his parents to be eaten in chili too?
    • Here's my question: If Jack Tenorman was Cartman's father (as we found out in "201"), don't you think he would have known who Cartman was? At one point, Scott says to his parents that his friend "Eric" was telling him about the pony at Denkins' ranch, so I thought maybe Jack would know who that Eric was. Unless he abandoned Liane before she gave birth to Eric (which is probably the case, as with most girls that get abandoned by guys who get them pregnant).
      • Liane Cartman was the town slut, at least back then, and all the potential fathers were people who had sex with Liane at the Drunken Barn Dance. When doing the paternity test, they had as potentials Officer Barbrady, Chef, Jimbo, Mr. Garrison, Ned, Chief Running Water, Gerald Broflovski, Mephisto, Mephisto's monkey thing Kevin, and the 1989 Denver Broncos. He had something like less than a 5% chance of being the father.
  • If Kenny hates dying and being reborn so much, why the hell does he shoot himself in the head at the end of the Mysterion saga instead of just going home and going to sleep?
    • Fridge Brilliance: Because he's also rather apathetic and lazy in some episodes so he does it just to not have to walk all the way home. Or, more logically, he could be upset/angry that not only did his friends forget his super power but remember and continue to talk about Bradley's, so he does it just to scare them.
    • Well, and he says WHY he hates his immortality. Dying "fucking hurts". Shooting yourself in the head is one of the quickest and more painless ways to go.note  Combine that with his laziness and there you go.
    • It's really more simple than that. Mint Berry Crunch knows who and what he is, but Kenny is still confused about his origin and his purpose. He's not the one who defeated Cthulu. Nor did Cthulu end his life. And nobody even remembers the sacrifice he made in that other dimension to get his friends out. And we were shown that it hurt, too. This has been an exasperating, painful, and ultimately unfulfilling day for him. He really is tired of it all. He just wants to get today over with and this is the fastest and least painful way right now.
  • There is a blackout in the middle of a surgery, so Kenny has to connect wires at the cost of his life. While the others watch tv and drink cocoa, which also has to be boiled first. Why do they use electricity to watch tv and not to finish the surgery?
    • They're assholes.
  • Was I the only one who thought that George R.R. Martin from "A Song of Ass and Fire" really reminded me of that annoying Mr. Adams from "The Poor Kid"? The guy who kept making all the Penn State jokes?
    • Probably.
  • In "Free Hat", the boys complain about directors changing their movies for special edition releases, and want to preserve the originals. Why no mention of the National Film Registry?
    • Not everybody is familiar with the NFR.
  • If only Mormons go to Heaven, how come there are no Gray-Head Aliens or Joozian Aliens or any other kind of Alien in Hell? And for that matter, is Mormonism an Earth Religion only and thus Humans can only go to Heaven because of it, or do the Marklarrs worship something similar to Mormonism?
    • It all began 75 million years ago. Back then there was a galactinc federation of planets which was ruled over by the evil Lord Xenu. Xenu thought his galaxy was overpopulated, and so he rounded up countless aliens from all different planets, and then had those aliens frozen. The frozen alien bodies were loaded onto Xenu's galactic cruisers, which looked like DC-8s, except with rocket engines. The cruisers then took the frozen alien bodies to our planet, to Earth, and dumped them into the volcanoes of Hawaii. The aliens were no longer frozen, they were dead. The souls of those aliens, however, lived on, and all floated up towards the sky. But the evil Lord Xenu had prepared for this. Xenu didn't want their souls to return so he built giant soul-catchers in the sky. The souls were taken to a huge soul brain-washing facility, which Xenu had also built on Earth. There the souls were forced to watch days of brainwashing material which tricked them into believing a false reality. Xenu then released the alien souls, which roamed the earth aimlessly in a fog of confusion. At the dawn of man, the souls finally found bodies which they can grab onto. They attached themselves to all mankind, which still to this day causes all our fears, our confusions, and our problems. Essentially, Alien souls go to human bodies.
      • But that's not every alien in existence: Lord Xenu isn't constantly capturing Aliens, killing them, and confusing their souls (Or if he is, they certainly haven't shown it), otherwise there would be no Grey Head Aliens or Joozians or Marklarrs still around. Plus, the show treats Scientology as one big scam, so it's possible that Lord Xenu didn't actually exist, nor did he kill Aliens and confuse their souls on earth.
  • According to The Other Wiki, Trey Parker once said that he thought atheism was more ridiculous than religion. That same page claims he's a critic of religion. So...he's against both? Is this an anti-religious show?
  • Are Matt and Trey pro-bullying or something? I watched Butterballs, and it seemed like the message in that was that even ATEMPTING to stop bullying in any sort of organized form makes you a bully yourself, and then I remembered the commentators track for the season 3 episode about the home schooled kids where they criticized the idea of home schooling because "you need to get the shit beaten out of you in a playground to learn to socialize". So the only way you're supposed to live according to Matt Stone and Trey Parker is an endless stream of harassment and abuse?

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