Recap: South Park S 1 E 13 Cartmans Mom Is A Dirty Slut

Cartman goes on a quest to find out who is real father is. Meanwhile, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny try to tape Cartman's weird behavior so they can send the video to America's Funniest Home Videos and win $10,000.

This episode contains the following:

  • Censored Title: On a lot of cable and TV guides, this episode is retitled "Cartman's Mom" (with and without the ellipses).
  • Comically Missing the Point: Although the Father's Day posters are all around the school and Cartman is clearly bothered, instead, Mr. Mackey just gives Stan, Kyle and Kenny a video camera to record his antics.
    • Chef's song to Cartman after revealing that he isn't Cartman's dad ends up doing this.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Cartman's playing with dolls and using them to talk to him and boost his self esteem is established in this episode.
    • Mr. Garrison's deep denial of his being gay is firmly established in this episode.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Cartman gets angry when his mother is called a slut.
  • Hidden Depths: Cartman is genuinely distressed over not having a dad. He also uses his dolls to boost his self esteem.
  • Jerkass: Stan and Kyle. They took footage of Cartman having a tea party with his dolls and send it into America's Funniest Home Videos to win $10,000.
    • Pet the Dog: They then offer to let him use some of the money for DNA testing to find out who his dad is and when they get a runner up prize of $3,000, they let him use it.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: When Cartman thinks Chef is his dad, he acts like this. He stops once Chef says he isn't Cartman's dad.
  • Really Gets Around: Mrs. Cartman has slept with every adult in the town except for Halfy.