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%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Originally with Stan as the Realist, Kyle as the Conflicted, Cartman as the Cynic, and Kenny as the Apathetic. (Butters also can be seen as the optimist when he's with the main group). The only exception is during the "You're Getting Old" two parter, as Stan becomes more cynical (Cartman takes an extremely subtle TookALevelInKindness, although this is temporary and gets completely [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk averted]] at the end of "Ass Burgers"). Stan on the other hand, seems permanently more nihilistic as a result.

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%%* * FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Originally with Stan as the Realist, Kyle as the Conflicted, Cartman as the Cynic, and Kenny as the Apathetic. (Butters also can be seen as the optimist when he's with the main group). The only exception is during the "You're Getting Old" two parter, as Stan becomes more cynical (Cartman takes an extremely subtle TookALevelInKindness, although this is temporary and gets completely [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk averted]] at the end of "Ass Burgers"). Stan on the other hand, seems permanently more nihilistic as a result.

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** The original South Park elementary: Mr. Mackey (optimist), Chef (realist), Mr. Garrison (cynic), Principal Victoria (apathetic), and Ms. Choksondik (conflicted).


** When Butters was introduced in Season 3's "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub", he was portrayed as one of the unpopular kids at school who gets bullied often. Yet his next speaking appearance in four episodes later, "Hooked on Monkey Fonics", portrays him as a bully himself who tormented the new homeschooled boy Mark with Craig's gang.

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** When Butters was introduced in Season 3's "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub", he was portrayed as one of the unpopular kids at school who gets bullied often. Yet his next speaking appearance in four episodes later, "Hooked on Monkey Fonics", portrays him as a bully himself who tormented the new homeschooled boy Mark with Craig's gang. Butters also joined in with the rest of the class on antagonizing Pip in two Season 1 episodes, punching him in "Weight Gain 4000" and laughing after Cartman kicks his groin in "Mecha-Streisand".


** He also proclaims "I am God of the sea people" but is later told that ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' already did it and that was a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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** He also proclaims "I am God of the sea people" but is later told that ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' already did it and that was a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.


** [=WalMart=] from "Something Wal-Mart This Way Comes". It is simply a formless entity (later revealed as a manifestation of human desire) that materialized as a chain of superstores, slowly corrupts all humans it comes in contact with, and exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil so long as there is human desire to give it power]].

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** [=WalMart=] from "Something Wal-Mart Wall-Mart This Way Comes". It is simply a formless entity (later revealed as a manifestation of human desire) that materialized as a chain of superstores, slowly corrupts all humans it comes in contact with, and exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil so long as there is human desire to give it power]].



* EskimosArentReal: In "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000", the American Dental Association laugh when Dr. Foley [[CassandraTruth tries to convince them of exactly what's happening to the teeth]], favoring their own chicken-squirrel hybrid theory. They further ridicule Foley when he says that he has seen it before in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, derisively asking "And where, pray, is this Montreal?".

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* EskimosArentReal: In "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000", the American Dental Association laugh when Dr. Foley [[CassandraTruth tries to convince them of exactly what's happening to the teeth]], favoring favouring their own chicken-squirrel hybrid theory. They further ridicule Foley when he says that he has seen it before in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, derisively asking "And where, pray, is this Montreal?".



** The first four seasons used the same opening, but with more characters, objects and events added each season.

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** The first four seasons used the same opening, but with more characters, objects objects, and events added each season.



* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted in the early seasons where the kids are wearing winter outfits even in such places like Sub-Sahara Africa, the Tropical Rainforest and Afghanistan. It was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded upon]] when one member of the Make-A-Wish foundation asked Kenny if it was hot under his parka.

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* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted in the early seasons where the kids are wearing winter outfits even in such places like Sub-Sahara Africa, the Tropical Rainforest Rainforest, and Afghanistan. It was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded upon]] when one member of the Make-A-Wish foundation asked Kenny if it was hot under his parka.



** Kenny, though his face has been seen at least six times: In TheMovie, "Super Best Friends", "Good Times with Weapons". "The Jeffersons", "The Losing Edge" and "Major Boobage". This, of course, is combined with YouAllLookFamiliar: If you know he has [[spoiler:blonde]] hair, there's no mystery.

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** Kenny, though his face has been seen at least six times: In TheMovie, "Super Best Friends", "Good Times with Weapons". "The Jeffersons", "The Losing Edge" Edge", and "Major Boobage". This, of course, is combined with YouAllLookFamiliar: If you know he has [[spoiler:blonde]] hair, there's no mystery.



** In-universe: in "Sexual Healing", the video game franchise ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour'' turned into a pastiche of fighting games based on Woods' marital infidelity. Cartman, Stan and Kenny loved the game. Once Woods got over his sexual addiction at the end of the episode, the next ''PGA Tour'' game [[StatusQuoIsGod went back to the status quo]], upsetting Cartman and Stan (Kenny, meanwhile, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain had died. Again]]).

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** In-universe: in "Sexual Healing", the video game franchise ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour'' turned into a pastiche of fighting games based on Woods' marital infidelity. Cartman, Stan Stan, and Kenny loved the game. Once Woods got over his sexual addiction at the end of the episode, the next ''PGA Tour'' game [[StatusQuoIsGod went back to the status quo]], upsetting Cartman and Stan (Kenny, meanwhile, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain had died. Again]]).



** On at least one occasion in the "Coon 2" saga, Cartman refers to Kyle as [[UnusualDysphemism "The Human Kike"]][[note]] "Kike" is an offensive term for a Jewish person[[/note]].
*** He also says it to Kyle's mother in "Le Petit Tourette", which also had relaxed language regulation (though the "F" word and [[CountryMatters that other one]] were still avoided).

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** On at least one occasion in the "Coon 2" saga, Cartman refers to Kyle as [[UnusualDysphemism "The Human Kike"]][[note]] Kike".]][[note]] "Kike" is an offensive term for a Jewish person[[/note]].
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person[[/note]]. He also says it to Kyle's mother in "Le Petit Tourette", which also had relaxed language regulation (though the "F" word and [[CountryMatters that other one]] were still avoided).



-->"Are you sure the moon can take it?"
-->"Oh, she'll ''take'' it."
** Speaking of which, "Coon". Cartman believes it's just a slang for "raccoon", when of course the [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=coon the word has another major connotation]].

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-->"Are --->"Are you sure the moon can take it?"
-->"Oh, --->"Oh, she'll ''take'' it."
** Speaking of which, "Coon". Cartman believes it's just a slang for "raccoon", when of course the [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=coon the word has another major connotation]].



* GirlinessUpgrade: In the early seasons, Wendy was portrayed as very tomboyish, brave, daring and intelligent, as well as kind and sweet. However, after her maturing in Season 8, she started to start hanging out with the other girls more, switched her hairstyle to a more feminine one, seemed to leave her previously very tomboyish interests behind, and acted a lot more elegant and refined.

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* GirlinessUpgrade: In the early seasons, Wendy was portrayed as very tomboyish, brave, daring daring, and intelligent, as well as kind and sweet. However, after her maturing in Season 8, she started to start hanging out with the other girls more, switched her hairstyle to a more feminine one, seemed to leave her previously very tomboyish interests behind, and acted a lot more elegant and refined.



* TheGrays: The aliens who put satellites in people's butts in "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" are this. This later turns out to be a plot point in a later episode they reappear in. They are also seen in the background in nearly every episode.

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* TheGrays: The aliens who put satellites in people's butts in "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" are this. This later turns out to be a plot point in a later episode they reappear re-appear in. They are also seen in the background in nearly every episode.



* HandicappedBadass: Timmy and Jimmy. In "Cripple Fight!", they manage to beat each other up despite being wheelchair and crutch-bound. Jimmy can out-limp street thugs and reach between speeding cars, and Timmy is perfectly capable of... well, doing whatever it's funny for a mentally disabled kid in a motorized wheelchair to do.

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* HandicappedBadass: Timmy and Jimmy. In "Cripple Fight!", they manage to beat each other up despite being wheelchair and crutch-bound. Jimmy can out-limp street thugs and reach between speeding cars, and Timmy is perfectly capable of... well, doing whatever it's funny for a mentally disabled kid in a motorized motorised wheelchair to do.



** Another great example would undoubtedly have to be Cartman himself. In the early seasons, he is just a self-destructive idiot. However, in "Scott Tenorman Must Die", he turns out to be intelligent, ruthless and determined enough to outwit everyone else and succeed in his crazy endeavors on occasion. From then on he seems to be pure evil, most obviously in the "Imaginationland" trilogy, where his entire reason for existence is to sexually humiliate Kyle. At first glance he appears to be the same idiot comic relief that he has always been. However, on closer inspection, he proves to be worse than meets the eye in the sense of more being Machiavellian, treacherous, and sadistic than he lets on.

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** Another great example would undoubtedly have to be Cartman himself. In the early seasons, he is just a self-destructive idiot. However, in "Scott Tenorman Must Die", he turns out to be intelligent, ruthless ruthless, and determined enough to outwit everyone else and succeed in his crazy endeavors on occasion. From then on he seems to be pure evil, most obviously in the "Imaginationland" trilogy, where his entire reason for existence is to sexually humiliate Kyle. At first glance he appears to be the same idiot comic relief that he has always been. However, on closer inspection, he proves to be worse than meets the eye in the sense of more being Machiavellian, treacherous, and sadistic than he lets on.



** In "Crippled Summer", all of Nathan and Mimsy's plans to kill Jimmy backfire on them. #1: [[spoiler:Mimsy plans to put a Black Mamba snake in Jimmy's canoe, but accidentally puts it in their canoe.]] #2: [[spoiler:They try to redirect Jimmy's team into the land of the vicious Tardicaca Indians, but they end up on that path and Nathan gets struck.]] #3: [[spoiler:They attempt to get Jimmy eaten by summoning a Tardicaca shark, but he blows the whistle on land, and was supposed to while underwater. Then, a shark comes out of the water and humps Nathan.]] #4 (and final): [[spoiler:The boys plant half a pound of C4 into Jimmy's ukelele, which is set to go off during the ukelele solo of his song. He skips the solo because he doesn't remember it, and goes right to the second verse, then Mimsy tries to do it but a furious Nathan takes the ukelele. Then he starts performing the solo, but he ends up doing the B flat and the ukelele blows up on him, and the snake, Indians and shark inexplicably return.]] Needless to say, those didn't go over well.

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** In "Crippled Summer", all of Nathan and Mimsy's plans to kill Jimmy backfire on them. #1: [[spoiler:Mimsy plans to put a Black Mamba snake in Jimmy's canoe, but accidentally puts it in their canoe.]] #2: [[spoiler:They try to redirect Jimmy's team into the land of the vicious Tardicaca Indians, but they end up on that path and Nathan gets struck.]] #3: [[spoiler:They attempt to get Jimmy eaten by summoning a Tardicaca shark, but he blows the whistle on land, and was supposed to while underwater. Then, a shark comes out of the water and humps Nathan.]] #4 (and final): [[spoiler:The boys plant half a pound of C4 into Jimmy's ukelele, which is set to go off during the ukelele solo of his song. He skips the solo because he doesn't remember it, and goes right to the second verse, then Mimsy tries to do it but a furious Nathan takes the ukelele. Then he starts performing the solo, but he ends up doing the B flat and the ukelele blows up on him, and the snake, Indians Indians, and shark inexplicably return.]] Needless to say, those didn't go over well.



*** The members of the Creator/MelGibson fan club in "The Passion of the Jew", who are unaware that Cartman want to restart the Holocaust and instead think that he just wants to promote Christianity.
** Played in "Free Hat" [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. The episode's titular character, Hat [=McCollough=], is a serial murderer of twenty-three babies, but a protest group wants him freed from jail, claiming he killed the babies in self-defense.
*** Or maybe it ''[[WMG/SouthPark really was]]'' self-defense...

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*** ** The members of the Creator/MelGibson fan club in "The Passion of the Jew", who are unaware that Cartman want to restart the Holocaust and instead think that he just wants to promote Christianity.
** Played in "Free Hat" [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. The episode's titular character, Hat [=McCollough=], is a serial murderer of twenty-three babies, but a protest group wants him freed from jail, claiming he killed the babies in self-defense.
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self-defense. Or maybe it ''[[WMG/SouthPark really was]]'' self-defense...



* HumanoidAbomination: Wal-Mart in "Something Wal-Mart This Way Comes". Wal-Mart is portrayed as a complete EldritchAbomination, being an abstract entity from beyond that exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there is consumerism]] and poisons every town in which it manifests itself. Near the end of the episode however, it temporarily [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith takes on human form]] so it can talk to Stan and Kyle.

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* HumanoidAbomination: Wal-Mart Wall-Mart in "Something Wal-Mart Wall-Mart This Way Comes". Wal-Mart Wall-Mart is portrayed as a complete EldritchAbomination, being an abstract entity from beyond that exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there is consumerism]] and poisons every town in which it manifests itself. Near the end of the episode however, it temporarily [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith takes on human form]] so it can talk to Stan and Kyle.



* HumbleGoal: Many episodes involve the kids wanting something relatively mundane—say, getting the latest gaming system, or returning a rented video on time—but continually getting waylaid by assorted weirdness.
** {{Lampshade}}d by Craig in "Pandemic".

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* HumbleGoal: Many episodes involve the kids wanting something relatively mundane—say, getting the latest gaming system, or returning a rented video on time—but continually getting waylaid by assorted weirdness.
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weirdness. {{Lampshade}}d by Craig in "Pandemic".



** In "I'm a Little Bit Country", Sheila is holding a picket sign reading "War Is Not My Voice" at the anti-war protest. Strange considering the fact that [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut she once ''started one'']].
*** Maybe she's learned her lesson since then.

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** In "I'm a Little Bit Country", Sheila is holding a picket sign reading "War Is Not My Voice" at the anti-war protest. Strange considering the fact that [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut she once ''started one'']].
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one'']]. Maybe she's learned her lesson since then.



--> '''Ms. Choksondik''': Boys! Watch your language! Shit!\\

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--> ---> '''Ms. Choksondik''': Boys! Watch your language! Shit!\\



--> '''Harry Potter kid:''' We're playing Harry Potter!
--> '''Cartman:''' *{{Beat}}* Ha! Fags!

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--> ---> '''Harry Potter kid:''' We're playing Harry Potter!
--> ---> '''Cartman:''' *{{Beat}}* ''[{{Beat}}]'' Ha! Fags!



** Subverted again in the episode "Something Wal-Mart This Way Comes". The boys are told that in order to destroy Wal-Mart, they have to find and destroy its heart. Stan and Kyle make their way to the TV section (where the heart is said to reside) and encounter the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Wal-Mart itself, who directs them to a small door. They open the door and find a mirror, which Wal-Mart says is "the heart" of Wal-Mart, i.e. the consumers. Stan and Kyle, however, take the instructions to "destroy the heart" literally, and smash the mirror, causing the building to implode.

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** Subverted again in the episode "Something Wal-Mart Wall-Mart This Way Comes". The boys are told that in order to destroy Wal-Mart, Wall-Mart, they have to find and destroy its heart. Stan and Kyle make their way to the TV section (where the heart is said to reside) and encounter the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Wal-Mart Wall-Mart itself, who directs them to a small door. They open the door and find a mirror, which Wal-Mart Wall-Mart says is "the heart" of Wal-Mart, Wall-Mart, i.e. the consumers. Stan and Kyle, however, take the instructions to "destroy the heart" literally, and smash the mirror, causing the building to implode.



* JurisdictionFriction: Mocked. In "Lil' Crime Stoppers", the boys are playing city cops, and the kids playing FBI keep showing up to take their cases away. Addressed more seriously in the episode in which the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and several other government agencies debate who should be the ones stopping a potential terrorist attack aimed at Hillary Clinton.

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* JurisdictionFriction: Mocked. In "Lil' Crime Stoppers", the boys are playing city cops, and the kids playing FBI keep showing up to take their cases away. Addressed more seriously in the episode in which the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security Security, and several other government agencies debate who should be the ones stopping a potential terrorist attack aimed at Hillary Clinton.


** In "Weight Gain 4000", Cartman wins an essay contest by cheating. In later seasons Kyle would be the one trying to move Heaven and Earth to prove it while no one believed him, but in this episode it's ''Stan'' among the four main boys who gets pissed. Later, he'd be the least likely to give half a shit.

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** In "Weight Gain 4000", Cartman wins an essay contest by cheating. In later seasons seasons, Kyle would be the one trying to move Heaven and Earth to prove it while no one believed him, but in this episode it's ''Stan'' among the four main boys who gets pissed. Later, he'd be the least likely to give half a shit.



** In "Volcano" there was no implication that Randy was Stan's father, as he expressed no concern over the fact that he was in the mountains as the volcano was ready to erupt. Their relation wouldn't be revealed until "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig". Also, Randy was a lot more intelligent and mature, which is a stark contrast to the BumblingDad he'd become in later seasons.

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** In "Volcano" "Volcano", there was no implication that Randy was Stan's father, as he expressed no concern over the fact that he was in the mountains as the volcano was ready to erupt. Their relation wouldn't be revealed until "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig". Also, Randy was a lot more intelligent and mature, which is a stark contrast to the BumblingDad he'd become in later seasons.



* EekAMouse: Parodied in the episode "Eek, a Penis!"

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* EekAMouse: Parodied in the episode "Eek, a Penis!"



** [=WalMart=] from "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes". It is simply a formless entity (later revealed as a manifestation of human desire) that materialized as a chain of superstores, slowly corrupts all humans it comes in contact with, and exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil so long as there is human desire to give it power]].

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** [=WalMart=] from "Something Wall-Mart Wal-Mart This Way Comes". It is simply a formless entity (later revealed as a manifestation of human desire) that materialized as a chain of superstores, slowly corrupts all humans it comes in contact with, and exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil so long as there is human desire to give it power]].



** Coon 2: Hindsight has [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] himself.

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** Coon "Coon 2: Hindsight Hindsight" has [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] himself.



* ElectionDayEpisode: The episode "Douche and Turd" is about an election for a new school mascot after an AnimalWrongsGroup "frees" their original cow mascot. The two candidates are a "giant douche" and a "turd sandwich". The episode concludes that in every election, the choice is between a douche and a turd because they're the only ones who are willing to suck up enough to get on the ballot.

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* ElectionDayEpisode: The episode "Douche and Turd" is about an election for a new school mascot after an AnimalWrongsGroup "frees" their original cow mascot. The two candidates are a "giant douche" and a "turd sandwich". The episode concludes that in every election, the choice is between a douche and a turd because they're the only ones who are willing to suck up enough to get on the ballot.



* EskimosArentReal: In "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000", the American Dental Association laugh when Dr. Foley [[CassandraTruth tries to convince them of exactly what's happening to the teeth]], favouring their own chicken-squirrel hybrid theory. They further ridicule Foley when he says that he has seen it before in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, derisively asking "And where, pray, is this Montreal?".

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* EskimosArentReal: In "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000", the American Dental Association laugh when Dr. Foley [[CassandraTruth tries to convince them of exactly what's happening to the teeth]], favouring favoring their own chicken-squirrel hybrid theory. They further ridicule Foley when he says that he has seen it before in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, derisively asking "And where, pray, is this Montreal?".



*** On that note, it's worth mentioning that he also holds himself to the widely accepted Gentleman's code, as shown by ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''. Never ever ever fart on anyone's balls.

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*** On that note, it's worth mentioning that he also holds himself to the widely accepted Gentleman's code, as shown by ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''. Never ever ever ''ever'' fart on anyone's balls.



** Satan does this often. In addition to hating his {{Jerkass}} boyfriend Saddam Hussein, he also despises [[Series/MySuperSweetSixteen rich, spoiled 16 year old girls]] (he fears that he might become one, but one of his minions tells him "you're not ''that'' bad") and thinks that someone dressing up as Steve Irwin with a sting ray through their chest at his Halloween party is offensive. [[spoiler: Turns out that it actually ''is'' Steve Irwin, so Satan kicks him out for not wearing a costume.]]
** The "Native Americans" from "Cherokee Hair Tampons" have no problem in helping Miss Information scam the towns folk out of their money by selling fake products and lying about their true heritage ([[spoiler:they're really Mexicans]]); hell, they found the whole thing funny. But once they see the physically ill Kyle, they tell them that he should go to a doctor and come clean about the whole thing.
** When Bill Gates viciously beat the head of Sony to death in the Game of Thrones/Console War Trilogy, all the kids were visually disturbed, even and ESPECIALLY Cartman, which speaks miles and volumes on how horrible the Console Wars and Black Friday are. Hell, Cartman is the one who opts to just play outside after everything is said and done. (Which apparently leads into ''The Stick of Truth'', complete with an ad for it).
** In "Imaginationland", after Jason Voorhees encounters the Woodland Critters, he says "I'd hate to meet the kid who thought them up."

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** Satan does this often. In addition to hating his {{Jerkass}} boyfriend ex-boyfriend Saddam Hussein, he also despises [[Series/MySuperSweetSixteen rich, spoiled 16 year old 16-year-old girls]] (he fears that he might become one, but one of his minions tells him "you're not ''that'' bad") and thinks that someone dressing up as Steve Irwin with a sting ray through their chest at his Halloween party is offensive. [[spoiler: Turns out that it actually ''is'' Steve Irwin, so Satan kicks him out for not wearing a costume.]]
** The "Native Americans" from "Cherokee Hair Tampons" have no problem in helping Miss Information scam the towns folk townsfolk out of their money by selling fake products and lying about their true heritage ([[spoiler:they're really Mexicans]]); hell, they found the whole thing funny. But once they see the physically ill Kyle, they tell them that he should go to a doctor and come clean about the whole thing.
** When Bill Gates viciously beat the head of Sony to death in the Game of Thrones/Console ''Series/GameOfThrones''/Console War Trilogy, all the kids were visually disturbed, even and ESPECIALLY Cartman, which speaks miles and volumes on how horrible the Console Wars and Black Friday are. Hell, Cartman is the one who opts to just play outside after everything is said and done. (Which done (which apparently leads into ''The Stick of Truth'', complete with an ad for it).
** In "Imaginationland", after [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees Voorhees]] encounters the Woodland Critters, he says "I'd hate to meet the kid who thought them up."



** Played For Laughs in the episode, "The China Probrem": Everyone cries when they remember when they watched [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones getting raped]]. First its only the kids, but later the lawyer they hired joined in. Then a police man to who they reported the story cries with them too. In the end the A Plot gets resolved, when an entire police unit starts crying, which allows Cartman and Butters, who were supposed to be arrested, to just walk away.
** In "It's Christmas in Canada", Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny all start crying after a guard denies them permission to see the Prime Minister of Canada to retrieve Ike. Immediately, the guard also breaks down and relents.
** In "Good Times With Weapons", Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny use a sob story, complete with CrocodileTears, to convince a vendor at the county fair to sell them their ninja weapons.
* EverybodyDidIt: In the end of "Lice Capades", [[spoiler:every single student in the class had lice.]]

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** Played For Laughs in the episode, "The China Probrem": Everyone cries when they remember when they watched [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Indiana Jones getting raped]]. First its only the kids, but later the lawyer they hired joined joins in. Then a police man policeman to who they reported the story cries with them too. In the end end, the A Plot gets resolved, when an entire police unit starts crying, which allows Cartman and Butters, who were supposed to be arrested, to just walk away.
** In "It's Christmas in Canada", Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Cartman and Kenny all start crying after a guard denies them permission to see the Prime Minister of Canada to retrieve Ike. Immediately, the guard also breaks down and relents.
** In "Good Times With with Weapons", Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Cartman and Kenny use a sob story, complete with CrocodileTears, to convince a vendor at the county fair to sell them their ninja weapons.
weapons. This isn't the first time.
* EverybodyDidIt: In the end of "Lice Capades", [[spoiler:every single student in the class had lice.]]lice]].



* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: "The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]" deals with this InUniverse. After being excited to read ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' because it was previously banned, the boys are disappointed that it turns out to be nothing but a "whiny teen talking about how lame he is" with a few curse words here and there. They then decide to deliberately create a book that ''deserves'' to be banned (the title of which is the title of the episode). Despite it being so disgusting that nobody can read a single sentence or even recall a single event from the book without [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomiting violently]], it is nonetheless hailed as the greatest piece of literature ever written due to everyone seeing symbolism that isn't really there.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: "The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]" deals with this InUniverse. After being excited to read ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' because it was previously banned, the boys are disappointed that it turns out to be nothing but a "whiny teen talking about how lame he is" with a few curse words here and there. They then decide to deliberately create a book that ''deserves'' to be banned (the title of which is the title of the episode).(TitleDrop). Despite it being so disgusting that nobody can read a single sentence or even recall a single event from the book without [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomiting violently]], it is nonetheless hailed as the greatest piece of literature ever written due to everyone seeing symbolism that isn't really there.



** Parodied in an episode with one of Satan's minions relaying instructions to a corrupt politician. As the demon tells the politician what to say, he has to remind him not to repeat his raspy wheezes.
** The anti-smoking lobbyists who work for Rob Reiner.

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** Parodied in an episode with one of Satan's minions relaying instructions to a corrupt politician. As the demon tells the politician what to say, he has to remind him not to repeat his raspy wheezes.
** The anti-smoking lobbyists who work for Rob Reiner.Creator/RobReiner.



** One episode sees Cartman inheriting a million dollars and buying his own private theme park. Kyle is dumbfounded at the idea that God would reward such a rotten person, and ends up getting a hemorrhoid. As things get better for Cartman, Kyle's condition worsens and he renounces his faith. At the point where Kyle is on the verge of death ([[RuleOfFunny yes, from a hemorrhoid]]), Stan brings him to the theme park in time to see Cartman's dream destroyed by his own greed, at which point Kyle makes a miraculous recovery.

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** One episode "Cartmanland" sees Cartman inheriting a $1 million dollars and buying his own private theme park. Kyle is dumbfounded at the idea that God would reward such a rotten person, and ends up getting a hemorrhoid. As things get better for Cartman, Kyle's condition worsens and he renounces his faith. At the point where Kyle is on the verge of death ([[RuleOfFunny yes, from a hemorrhoid]]), Stan brings him to the theme park in time to see Cartman's dream destroyed by his own greed, at which point Kyle makes a miraculous recovery.



* EvilVersusEvil: Eric Cartman vs. UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. Eric Cartman vs. Scott Tenorman. Eric Cartman vs. UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. The Coon vs. Professor Chaos. Celebrities vs. ginger kids in "200/201" (and they eventually team up).

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* EvilVersusEvil: Eric Cartman vs. UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. Eric Cartman vs. Scott Tenorman. Eric Cartman vs. UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. The Coon vs. Professor Chaos. Celebrities vs. ginger kids in "200/201" (and they eventually team up).



** The first four seasons used the same opening, but with more characters, objects, and events added each season.

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** The first four seasons used the same opening, but with more characters, objects, objects and events added each season.



** In "Bass to Mouth", when Mackey says that they'll have to throw Eric Cartman under the bus, and another teacher asks how they'll do that, Mackey says "we get a bus... and we throw Eric Cartman under it." And then they proceed to do just that.

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** In "Bass to Mouth", when Mackey says that they'll have to throw Eric Cartman under the bus, and another teacher asks how they'll do that, Mackey says "we get a bus... and we throw Eric Cartman under it." And then they proceed to do just that.



** This is pretty much the plot of the episode "Free Hat". The boys want to fill seats at a rally so they offer a 'free hat', the people who show up think it's a rally to free a man named "Hat" from prison.

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** This is pretty much the plot of the episode "Free Hat". The boys want to fill seats at a rally so they offer a 'free hat', the people who show up think it's a rally to free a man named "Hat" from prison.



* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted in the early seasons where the kids are wearing winter outfits even in such places like Sub-Sahara Africa, the Tropical Rainforest, and Afghanistan. It was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded upon]] when one member of the Make A Wish foundation asked Kenny if it was hot under his parka.

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* ExposedToTheElements: Inverted in the early seasons where the kids are wearing winter outfits even in such places like Sub-Sahara Africa, the Tropical Rainforest, Rainforest and Afghanistan. It was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded upon]] when one member of the Make A Wish Make-A-Wish foundation asked Kenny if it was hot under his parka.



** Liane Cartman.

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** Liane Cartman.Cartman, although thanks to CharacterizationMarchesOn, she becomes more of a capable parent.



** In the the Season 8 premiere "Good Times With Weapons", Butters gets a shuriken stuck in his eye. He screams.

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** In the the Season 8 premiere "Good Times With with Weapons", Butters gets a shuriken stuck in his eye. He screams.



** Kenny, though his face has been seen at least six times: In TheMovie, "Super Best Friends", "Good Times With Weapons". "The Jeffersons", "The Losing Edge", and "Major Boobage". This, of course, is combined with YouAllLookFamiliar: If you know he has [[spoiler:blonde]] hair, there's no mystery.
** Subverted in Rise of Mysterion, when Mysterion is unmasked. Of course [[spoiler: every kid in town with the exception of Cartman and Token look exactly the same without a distinguishing item such as a poofball hat or visible hair, so you don't know it is Kenny until a later episode.]] The police purposely are vague, with comments such as "take the kid to jail."

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** Kenny, though his face has been seen at least six times: In TheMovie, "Super Best Friends", "Good Times With with Weapons". "The Jeffersons", "The Losing Edge", Edge" and "Major Boobage". This, of course, is combined with YouAllLookFamiliar: If you know he has [[spoiler:blonde]] hair, there's no mystery.
** Subverted in Rise "Rise of Mysterion, Mysterion", when Mysterion is unmasked. Of course [[spoiler: every kid in town with the exception of Cartman and Token look exactly the same without a distinguishing item such as a poofball hat or visible hair, so you don't know it is Kenny until a later episode.]] episode]]. The police purposely are vague, with comments such as "take the kid to jail."jail".



* FailureGambit: In one episode, Satan fights Jesus, and intentionally takes a dive after the people of the town have all bet on his victory due to his overwhelming physical advantage. He then reveals that he made a fortune by being the one and only person to bet on Jesus winning, all according to plan.
* {{Fainting}}: In "The Cissy", Stan faints out of shock when he learns his dad is Lorde.

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* FailureGambit: In one episode, "Damien", Satan fights Jesus, and intentionally takes a dive after the people of the town have all bet on his victory due to his overwhelming physical advantage. He then reveals that he made a fortune by being the one and only person to bet on Jesus winning, all according to plan.
* {{Fainting}}: In "The Cissy", Stan faints out of shock when he learns [[spoiler: his dad is Lorde.Music/Lorde]].



** In the episode "Butt Out", Mr. Garrison deliberately does this to get the kids to shut up and listen.
** The episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS2E9ChefsChocolateSaltyBalls Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls]]" has a film festival screening an [[LeFilmArtistique art-house short movie]] called ''[[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/150604/witness-to-denial Witness To Denial]]'' which features gratuitous microphone feedback as part of its artistic makeup.

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** In the episode "Butt Out", Mr. Garrison deliberately does this to get the kids to shut up and listen.
** The episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS2E9ChefsChocolateSaltyBalls Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls]]" has a film festival screening an [[LeFilmArtistique art-house short movie]] film]] called ''[[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/150604/witness-to-denial Witness To to Denial]]'' which features gratuitous microphone feedback as part of its artistic makeup.



* FindTheCure: The episode "Tonsil Trouble" has Cartman and Kyle find the cure for AIDS and with help from Magic Johnson they discover ground up dollar bills injected in the bloodstream can cure AIDS completely.

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* FindTheCure: The episode "Tonsil Trouble" has Cartman and Kyle find the cure for AIDS and and, with help from Magic Johnson Johnson, they discover ground up dollar bills injected in the bloodstream can cure AIDS completely.



* FirstWorldProblems: Later seasons of ''South Park'' have gotten absolutely ''merciless'' with spoofing various First World Problems by treating them all as SeriousBusiness within the story, such as everyone going into a depression without at least one computer or iPad with Wifi, movies not living up to expectations, and [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad "safe space"]] management on social media getting outsourced to children in developing countries.

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* FirstWorldProblems: Later seasons of ''South Park'' have gotten absolutely ''merciless'' with spoofing various First World Problems by treating them all as SeriousBusiness within the story, such as everyone going into a depression without at least one computer or iPad with Wifi, movies not living up to expectations, and [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad "safe space"]] management on social media getting outsourced to children in developing countries.



* ForgettableCharacter: In the episode "The Last of the Meheecans", the boys play a Border Control role play game, and eventually the Mexican side claim victory. It takes a long while until Cartman realizes they forgot about Butters (and even then only because he can now still win as the Texan side). As the others wonder how this happened, Craig Lampshades that Butters is a rather easy to forget person.

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* ForgettableCharacter: In the episode "The Last of the Meheecans", the boys play a roleplay being Border Control role play game, Control, and eventually the Mexican side claim victory. It takes a long while until Cartman realizes they forgot about Butters (and even then only because he can now still win as the Texan side). As the others wonder how this happened, Craig Lampshades that Butters is a rather easy to forget person.



* FormulaForTheUnformulable: In episode "Cash for Gold", Cartman writes an equation on a whiteboard. It looks roughly like the following (all numbers appear as subscripts; so does the last lowercase p):

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* FormulaForTheUnformulable: In episode "Cash for Gold", Cartman writes an equation on a whiteboard. It looks roughly like the following (all numbers appear as subscripts; so does the last lowercase p):



* ForTheEvulz: Apparently the Mongolians' only motivation for repeatedly destroying sections of the Great City Wall of South Park in "Child Abduction is Not Funny."

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* ForTheEvulz: Apparently the Mongolians' only motivation for repeatedly destroying sections of the Great City Wall of South Park in "Child Abduction is Is Not Funny."



* FreezeFrameBonus: In The End Of Serialization As We Know It, Sheila attempts to use Troll Tracer to look at Gerald's internet history. Before her connection gets cut off you can see blurry text fly by very fast. Some of this is readable if you pause and includes mean comments he's made while trolling as well as his search history for things like breast cancer and fat ugly milf porn.
* FriendshipSong: One episode of the show has the song "You Guys Are My Best Friends". Sung by "Evil" Cartman from a MirrorWorld. The song s about how they've always been friends through thick and thin. It has some irony to it since the real Cartman would never say that.
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: The relationship between Cartman and Stan and between Kyle and Kenny is never really developed as compared to relationships between [[SitcomArchNemesis Cartman and Kyle]] or [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan.]] Honestly, though, [[TheUnintelligible Kenny]] [[OutOfFocus doesn't have too many plots tying him too closely with any of the other boys in the group.]]
** While there have at least been a few exceptions between the four boys, Kenny and Butters barely interact at all in ''South Park''. This amusingly came into play in the episode "Going Native", where it is revealed Kenny is actually Butters' favorite friend and the two finally share an entire plot together.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: In The "The End Of of Serialization As We Know It, It", Sheila attempts to use Troll Tracer to look at Gerald's internet history. Before her connection gets cut off you can see blurry text fly by very fast. [[FreezeFrameBonus Some of this is readable if you pause and includes mean comments he's made while trolling as well as his search history for things like breast cancer and fat ugly milf porn.
MILF porn.]]
* FriendshipSong: One episode of the show "Spookyfish" has the song "You Guys Are My Best Friends". Sung by "Evil" Cartman from a MirrorWorld. The song s about how they've always been friends through thick and thin. It has some irony {{Irony}} to it since the real Cartman would never say that.
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: The relationship between Cartman and Stan and between Kyle and Kenny is never really developed as compared to relationships between [[SitcomArchNemesis Cartman and Kyle]] or [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kyle and Stan.]] Stan]]. Honestly, though, [[TheUnintelligible Kenny]] [[OutOfFocus doesn't have too many plots tying him too closely with any of the other boys in the group.]]
** While there have at least been a few exceptions between the four boys, Kenny and Butters barely interact at all in ''South Park''.all. This amusingly came into play in the episode "Going Native", where it is revealed Kenny is actually Butters' favorite friend and the two finally share an entire plot together.



** This dialogue in the episode "Canada On Strike"

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** [[MemeticMutation This dialogue dialogue]] in the episode "Canada On on Strike"



** This also happens in "The Death Of Eric Cartman" where the other boys deny Eric as their friend and that they will start ignoring him from this point on:

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** This also happens in "The Death Of of Eric Cartman" where the other boys deny Eric Cartman as their friend and that they will start ignoring him from this point on:



* FromBadToWorse: BP first drills into the ocean and creates another Oil spill. Then they dig again and release monsters from another dimension. They dig into the moon now, can't get worse right? [[spoiler: They release ''Cthulhu.'']]

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* FromBadToWorse: BP first drills into the ocean and creates another Oil spill. Then they dig again and release monsters from another dimension. They dig into the moon now, can't get worse right? [[spoiler: They release ''Cthulhu.'']]''Cthulhu''.]]



* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: Pretty much the premise of this show. The kids are usually a lot more worldly than one would expect from their age, but other times they are quite innocent.
* FullyAutomaticClipShow: When Cartman is not invited to Kyle's birthday party, the latter mentions the times Cartman teased him for being Jewish.

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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: Pretty much the premise of this show.entire series. The kids are usually a lot more worldly than one would expect from their age, but other times they are quite innocent.
* FullyAutomaticClipShow: When In "Casa Bonita", when Cartman is not invited to Kyle's birthday party, the latter mentions the times Cartman teased him for being Jewish.



* FurAndLoathing: An example of the sheer extent the show takes this trope is near the end of "Douche and Turd" when [[spoiler:PETA]] throws [[spoiler:blood]] on [=PDiddy=]'s jacket, causing him to [[spoiler:murder everyone in the organization.]]

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* FurAndLoathing: An example of the sheer extent the show takes this trope is near the end of "Douche and Turd" when [[spoiler:PETA]] throws [[spoiler:blood]] on [=PDiddy=]'s jacket, causing him to [[spoiler:murder everyone in the organization.]]organization]].



** The end of "Butterballs". [[ItMakesSenseInContext Context aside]], it still manages to be a major curve ball. It even has the [[TropeCodifier penguin]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' in one of the shots.
* GambitPileup: In 'Cat Orgy', [[BitchInSheepsClothing Shelly]] is baby-sitting Cartman and invites her boyfriend over. This leads to Cartman [[InterruptedIntimacy taking a picture of them making out]] with the intent to show it to his mother and bust them, and eventually this leads to a—[[XanatosSpeedChess likely on the fly]]—[[GambitPileup pileup]] between the two.

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** The end of "Butterballs". [[ItMakesSenseInContext Context aside]], it still manages to be a major curve ball. It even has the [[TropeCodifier penguin]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' in one of the shots.
shot.
* GambitPileup: In 'Cat Orgy', [[BitchInSheepsClothing Shelly]] is baby-sitting babysitting Cartman and invites her boyfriend over. This leads to Cartman [[InterruptedIntimacy taking a picture of them making out]] with the intent to show it to his mother and bust them, and eventually this leads to a—[[XanatosSpeedChess likely on the fly]]—[[GambitPileup pileup]] between the two.



* TheGamePlaysYou: The Oculus Rift
* GameShowAppearance: "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" opens with Stan's dad as a ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' contestant.

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* TheGamePlaysYou: The Oculus Rift
Rift.
* GameShowAppearance: "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" opens with Stan's dad as a ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' contestant. It doesn't end well.



* {{Gayngst}}: Big Gay Al usually inverts this (in fact, one of his catchphrases is "I'm super; thanks for asking!"), but played straight[[note]]no pun intended[[/note]] in "Crippled Fight" when he suffers through a mild period of depression after being fired from his job as a Boy Scout leader for being a homosexual.

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* {{Gayngst}}: Big Gay Al usually inverts this (in fact, one of his catchphrases is "I'm super; thanks for asking!"), but played straight[[note]]no pun intended[[/note]] in "Crippled "Cripple Fight" when he suffers through a mild period of depression after being fired from his job as a Boy Scout leader for being a homosexual.



** In-universe: in "Sexual Healing", the video game franchise ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour'' turned into a pastiche of fighting games based on Woods' marital infidelity. Cartman, Stan, and Kenny loved the game. Once Woods got over his sexual addiction at the end of the episode, the next ''PGA Tour'' game [[StatusQuoIsGod went back to the status quo]], upsetting Cartman and Stan (Kenny, meanwhile, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain had died. Again]]).

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** In-universe: in "Sexual Healing", the video game franchise ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour'' turned into a pastiche of fighting games based on Woods' marital infidelity. Cartman, Stan, Stan and Kenny loved the game. Once Woods got over his sexual addiction at the end of the episode, the next ''PGA Tour'' game [[StatusQuoIsGod went back to the status quo]], upsetting Cartman and Stan (Kenny, meanwhile, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain had died. Again]]).



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite the TV-MA rating, the show seems to have its limits as to what gets shown or heard on TV. Of course since it's ''South Park'', they find loopholes...

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite the TV-MA rating, the show seems to have its limits as to what gets shown or heard on TV. Of course since it's being ''South Park'', they find loopholes...



** Kenny's dialogue is not nonsensical mumbling, but just Matt Stone speaking into his sleeve. If you're able to decipher it Kenny easily has the most raunchy dialogue. ''Especially'' in the [[http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/Kenny_McCormick#In_The_Theme_Song opening]].

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** Kenny's dialogue is not nonsensical mumbling, but just Matt Stone speaking into his sleeve. If you're able to decipher it it, Kenny easily has the most raunchy dialogue. ''Especially'' in the [[http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/Kenny_McCormick#In_The_Theme_Song opening]].



** In "Spookyfish", Stan's "Aunt Flo" visits. It's mentioned [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything she only visits Sharon once a month for five days, she's a bitch who demands things be done particular ways, is very emotional, and while she's there Randy has to sleep on the couch]].

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** In "Spookyfish", Stan's "Aunt Flo" visits. It's mentioned [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything she only visits Sharon once a month for five days, she's a bitch who demands things be done particular ways, is very emotional, and while she's there there, Randy has to sleep on the couch]].



** On at least one occasion in "The Coon 2" saga, Cartman refers to Kyle as [[UnusualDysphemism "The Human Kike"]][[note]] "Kike" is an offensive term for a Jewish person[[/note]].

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** On at least one occasion in "The Coon the "Coon 2" saga, Cartman refers to Kyle as [[UnusualDysphemism "The Human Kike"]][[note]] "Kike" is an offensive term for a Jewish person[[/note]].



** The bowling place in "You're Getting Old" has an arcade cabinet of ''Custer's Revenge''[[note]] a VideoGame for the UsefulNotes/Atari2600 notorious for its heavily pixellated pornographic graphics[[/note]].
** About halfway through Season 15, the original broadcast version of episodes have now become able to say "shit" without being bleeped out, although other episodes didn't follow this. "Fuck" is still unable to be said uncensored.

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** The bowling place alley in "You're Getting Old" has an arcade cabinet of ''Custer's Revenge''[[note]] a VideoGame for the UsefulNotes/Atari2600 notorious for its heavily pixellated pornographic graphics[[/note]].
** About halfway through Season 15, the original broadcast version of episodes have now become able to say "shit" without being bleeped out, although other episodes didn't follow this. "Fuck" is still unable to be said uncensored.censored.



** In certain parts of the world the show is entirely uncensored.
** In "Raisins", Stan asks Jimmy to tell Wendy that she remains "a continuing source of inspiration for Stan". Given Jimmy's [[PorkyPigPronunciation stutter]], this goes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpqNjLX_hTs about as well as you'd expect.]]
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: The episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken" treats KFC food as a GRatedDrug as fast food became illegal in low-income areas in Colorado at the same time that medicinal marijuana becomes legal. Cartman is hopelessly addicted to KFC and starts working as muscle for a dealer, then ends up taking over and orders more product from the Colonel than he can possibly sell to feed his addiction. Resulting in a shoot-out between his grade school gang, the Colonel's thugs, and the FBI.

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** In certain parts of the world world, the show is entirely uncensored.
** In "Raisins", Stan asks Jimmy to tell Wendy that she remains "a continuing source of inspiration for Stan". Given Jimmy's [[PorkyPigPronunciation stutter]], this goes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpqNjLX_hTs about as well as you'd expect.]]
expect]].
* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: The episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken" treats KFC food as a GRatedDrug as fast food became illegal in low-income areas in Colorado at the same time that medicinal marijuana becomes legal. Cartman is hopelessly addicted to KFC and starts working as muscle for a dealer, then ends up taking over and orders more product from the Colonel than he can possibly sell to feed his addiction. Resulting in a shoot-out between his grade school gang, the Colonel's thugs, and the FBI.



** In the episode "Woodland Critter Christmas", Stan {{defie|dTrope}}s this by [[InteractiveNarrator arguing with the narrator]]. It happens anyway.

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** In the episode "Woodland Critter Christmas", Stan {{defie|dTrope}}s this by [[InteractiveNarrator arguing with the narrator]]. It happens anyway.



* GirlinessUpgrade: In the early seasons, Wendy was portrayed as very tomboyish, brave, daring, and intelligent, as well as kind and sweet. However, after her maturing in Season 8, she started to start hanging out with the other girls more, switched her hairstyle to a more feminine one, seemed to leave her previously very tomboyish interests behind, and acted a lot more elegant and refined.

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* GirlinessUpgrade: In the early seasons, Wendy was portrayed as very tomboyish, brave, daring, daring and intelligent, as well as kind and sweet. However, after her maturing in Season 8, she started to start hanging out with the other girls more, switched her hairstyle to a more feminine one, seemed to leave her previously very tomboyish interests behind, and acted a lot more elegant and refined.



* TheGodsMustBeLazy: In TheMovie, Satan and Saddam Hussein rise up from hell and take over earth. Only the fact that Saddam is such a {{Jerkass}} and Satan is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold saved Earth from being plunged into a 1000 years of darkness, and yet God does not seem to be doing anything to stop him. It's especially jarring considering that Jesus and God are both recurring characters, and you can actually briefly see Jesus in the background of one of the shots in the movie (when the soldiers are marching in front of Kyle's house). Also, in the newest episode, "Mysterion Rises", God and Jesus don't seem to care that Cartman and the evil god [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]] are taking over the world.

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* TheGodsMustBeLazy: In TheMovie, Satan and Saddam Hussein rise up from hell and take over earth. Only the fact that Saddam is such a {{Jerkass}} and Satan is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold saved Earth from being plunged into a 1000 1,000 years of darkness, and yet God does not seem to be doing anything to stop him. It's especially jarring considering that Jesus and God are both recurring characters, and you can actually briefly see Jesus in the background of one of the shots in the movie (when the soldiers are marching in front of Kyle's house). Also, in the newest episode, "Mysterion Rises", God and Jesus don't seem to care that Cartman and the evil god [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]] are taking over the world.



* GondorCallsForAid: In "It's A Jersey Thing", Randy on behalf of America, begs Al-Qaeda to help stop the spread of New Jersey. He argues that if it's not stopped, the Jersey natives will destroy Al-Qaeda eventually, too.

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* GondorCallsForAid: In "It's A a Jersey Thing", Randy on behalf of America, begs Al-Qaeda to help stop the spread of New Jersey. He argues that if it's not stopped, the Jersey natives will destroy Al-Qaeda eventually, too.



** In "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut", Liane wants to abort Cartman and slept with many politicians in order to allow abortions in the 40th trimester. It turns out, however, that she confused "abortion" with "adoption".

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** In "Cartman's Mom is Is Still a Dirty Slut", Liane wants to abort Cartman and slept with many politicians in order to allow abortions in the 40th trimester. It turns out, however, that she confused "abortion" with "adoption".



* GoodOlBoy: Many locals, particularly the "I'm A Little Bit Country" guy.

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* GoodOlBoy: Many locals, particularly the "I'm A a Little Bit Country" guy.



* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In the episode "Chef Goes Nanners", the KKK conclude their meeting by playing "Who's Got the Silliest Thing On Under Their Robe?" One of them is wearing heart-print boxers.

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: In the episode "Chef Goes Nanners", the KKK conclude their meeting by playing "Who's Got the Silliest Thing On Under Their Robe?" One of them is wearing heart-print boxers.



* GratuitousEnglish: Spoofed in "Good Times With Weapons".

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* GratuitousEnglish: Spoofed in "Good Times With with Weapons".



* TheGrays: The aliens in the first episode who put satellites in people's butts are this. This later turns out to be a plot point in a later episode they re-appear in. They are also seen in the background in nearly every episode.

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* TheGrays: The aliens in the first episode who put satellites in people's butts in "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" are this. This later turns out to be a plot point in a later episode they re-appear reappear in. They are also seen in the background in nearly every episode.



** Season 6 had most of the episodes deal with Butters and Tweek as Kenny's replacements, and later Cartman being possessed by Kenny's spirit.
** While they have different plots, most of the "non-issue" episodes in Season 4 tended to revolve around Cartman's various attempts at getting $10 million. In Season 12 it's the boys' gradual discovery of their unpopularity.
* HandicappedBadass: Timmy and Jimmy. In "Cripple Fight" they manage to beat each other up despite being wheelchair and crutch-bound. Jimmy can out-limp street thugs and reach between speeding cars, and Timmy is perfectly capable of... well, doing whatever it's funny for a retarded kid in a motorised wheelchair to do.
* HanlonsRazor: In ''Mystery of the Urinal Deuce'', Stan and Kyle go hunting for information when they find out that the government is responsible for both 9/11 and the fact that there was poop in a urinal in South Park. [[spoiler:The truth in the end is that the government had neither to do with either one, and in an effort to make themselves look intimidating, they lied and took responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and other conspiracies in order to hide the fact that they're really bad at their jobs.]]

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** Season 6 had most of the episodes deal with Butters and Tweek as Kenny's replacements, and later [[ItMakesSenseInContext Cartman being possessed by Kenny's spirit.
spirit]].
** While they have different plots, most of the "non-issue" episodes in Season 4 tended to revolve around Cartman's various attempts at getting $10 million. In Season 12 12, it's the boys' gradual discovery of their unpopularity.
* HandicappedBadass: Timmy and Jimmy. In "Cripple Fight" Fight!", they manage to beat each other up despite being wheelchair and crutch-bound. Jimmy can out-limp street thugs and reach between speeding cars, and Timmy is perfectly capable of... well, doing whatever it's funny for a retarded mentally disabled kid in a motorised motorized wheelchair to do.
* HanlonsRazor: In ''Mystery "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce'', Deuce", Stan and Kyle go hunting for information when they find out that the government is responsible for both 9/11 and the fact that there was poop in a urinal in South Park.urinal. [[spoiler:The truth in the end is that the government had neither to do with either one, and in an effort to make themselves look intimidating, they lied and took responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and other conspiracies in order to hide the fact that they're really bad at their jobs.]]



* HauntedHouse: Randy buys a Blockbuster Video store which has no customers because everyone now watches movies online. It is haunted like the Overlook Hotel in ''Film/TheShining''. After Randy sees a ghost dressed in a 1980s aerobics outfit ask for ''Film/TurnerAndHooch'' and disappear:

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* HauntedHouse: Randy buys a Blockbuster Video store which has no customers because everyone now watches movies online. It is haunted like the Overlook Hotel in ''Film/TheShining''. After Randy sees a ghost dressed in a 1980s aerobics outfit ask for ''Film/TurnerAndHooch'' and disappear:



* HauntedHouseHistorian: A parody of Judd Crandall from ''Film/PetSematary1989''.

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* HauntedHouseHistorian: A parody of Judd Jud Crandall from ''Film/PetSematary1989''.



* HearMeTheMoney: In the episode "Super Fun Time," robbers stole both money and food from a Burger King. When one of them wants out, he is given his cut. He then flips through the sandwich to make sure that all of the toppings were there.

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* HearMeTheMoney: In the episode "Super Fun Time," Time", robbers stole both money and food from a Burger King. When one of them wants out, he is given his cut. He then flips through the sandwich to make sure that all of the toppings were there.



** [[spoiler: Mintberry Crunch]] uses his abilities to defeat Cthulhu.
* HeavyVoice: When Cartman gains a lot of weight in "Weight Gain 4000", his voice gets deeper (and thicker). The same happens to all the boys in "Make Love, Not Warcraft."
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Cartman has gone from being one of the team to actually being the villain of the episode and back again so many times over the years, he may as well be labeled the poster boy for this trope.

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** [[spoiler: Mintberry Mint-Berry Crunch]] uses his abilities to defeat Cthulhu.
* HeavyVoice: When Cartman gains a lot of weight in "Weight Gain 4000", his voice gets deeper (and thicker). The same happens to all the boys in "Make Love, Not Warcraft."
Warcraft".
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Cartman has gone from being one of the team to actually being the villain of the episode week and back again so many times over the years, he may as well be labeled the poster boy for this trope.



* HellInvadesHeaven: In one episode, the legions of Hell are invading Heaven and Kenny (who [[TheyKilledKennyAgain died]] and went there) is called upon to stop them.

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* HellInvadesHeaven: In one episode, "Best Friends Forever", the legions of Hell are invading Heaven and Kenny (who [[TheyKilledKennyAgain died]] and went there) is called upon to stop them.



* HellOfAHeaven: Heaven is full of Mormons. At one point, this is used to [[spoiler:punish Sadam Hussein.]]
* HenshinHero: Bradley Biggle plays this trope straight to become ''Mint Berry Crunch.'' Complete with [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull a henshin phrase]], [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman a costume]] influenced by ''Franchise/KamenRider'', and a TransformationSequence which is heavily influenced by ''Anime/SailorMoon.''
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Liane Cartman is revealed to be one at the end of the "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut". [[spoiler:Though recent events suggest this may have been a fabrication]].

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* HellOfAHeaven: Heaven is full of Mormons. At one point, this is used to [[spoiler:punish Sadam Hussein.]]
Hussein]].
* HenshinHero: Bradley Biggle plays this trope straight to become ''Mint Berry Crunch.'' ''Mint-Berry Crunch''. Complete with [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull a henshin phrase]], [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman a costume]] influenced by ''Franchise/KamenRider'', and a TransformationSequence which is heavily influenced by ''Anime/SailorMoon.''
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Liane Cartman is revealed to be one at the end of the "Cartman's Mom is Is Still a Dirty Slut". [[spoiler:Though recent events suggest this may have been a fabrication]].fabrication.]]



** In "A Nightmare on Face Time", when Kyle's iPad is about to die before the final judging in the costume contest, Kyle is desperate for a charger so Stan can see their trophy, but Stan tells them not to worry about it and tells Kenny (in his Iron Man costume) to "stay gold" before the iPad dies.

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** In "A Nightmare on Face Time", when Kyle's iPad is about to die before the final judging in the costume contest, Kyle is desperate for a charger so Stan can see their trophy, but Stan tells them not to worry about it and tells Kenny (in his Iron Man costume) to "stay gold" "[[Film/TheOutsiders stay gold]]" before the iPad dies.



** Although it's never explicitly shown or mentioned in the show, this trope has been very gradually wearing away at Kyle since the beginning of the series, owing to Cartman's constant verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse. As of now, Kyle has only reached {{Determinator}} status, but his obsession breaks through rather...[[KnightTemplar darkly]] on occasion (eg. "Ginger Kids", "Fatbeard").

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** Although it's never explicitly shown or mentioned in the show, mentioned, this trope has been very gradually wearing away at Kyle since the beginning of the series, owing to Cartman's constant verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse. As of now, Kyle has only reached {{Determinator}} status, but his obsession breaks through rather...[[KnightTemplar darkly]] on occasion (eg. "Ginger Kids", "Fatbeard").



** The plot of "Crack Baby Athletic Association" is heavily based on Kyle fulfilling this trope. In one scene where he attempts to justify Cartman's shady behavior to Stan, Stan repeatedly responds that it "sounds like something Cartman would say" as Kyle continues his monologue. Eventually Kyle becomes enraged at Stan's comments and snaps back "I do ''not'' sound like Cartman, GODDAMNIT!", complete with raspy voice and grimacing face. He quickly covers his mouth in embarrassment and the episode cuts to commercial.
** An interesting pattern is given in both characters' behaviour as a result of their abuse, Kyle is tortured by Cartman and thus bullies fat people, Cartman is tortured by Kyle and thus is anti-semetic.
* HeroicBSOD: Kyle at the end of the TraumaCongaLine that is "Ginger Cow."
* HeyYou: Shelley hasn't called Stan by his given name since Season One, generally preferring "Turd" or, on special occasions, "Stupid Turd."

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** The plot of "Crack Baby Athletic Association" is heavily based on Kyle fulfilling this trope. In one scene where he attempts to justify Cartman's shady behavior to Stan, Stan repeatedly responds that it "sounds like something Cartman would say" as Kyle continues his monologue. Eventually Eventually, Kyle becomes enraged at Stan's comments and snaps back "I do ''not'' sound like Cartman, GODDAMNIT!", complete with raspy voice and grimacing face. He quickly covers his mouth in embarrassment and the episode cuts to commercial.
** An interesting pattern is given in both characters' behaviour behavior as a result of their abuse, Kyle is tortured by Cartman and thus bullies fat people, Cartman is tortured by Kyle and thus is anti-semetic.
anti-Semitic.
* HeroicBSOD: Kyle at the end of the TraumaCongaLine that is "Ginger Cow."
Cow".
* HeyYou: Shelley hasn't called Stan by his given name since Season One, 1, generally preferring "Turd" or, on special occasions, "Stupid Turd."Turd".



** Another great example would undoubtedly have to be Cartman himself. In the early seasons he is just a self-destructive idiot. However, in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" he turns out to be intelligent, ruthless, and determined enough to outwit everyone else and succeed in his crazy endeavors on occasion. From then on he seems to be pure evil, most obviously in the Imagination land trilogy, where his entire reason for existence is to sexually humiliate Kyle. At first glance he appears to be the same idiot comic relief that he has always been. However, on closer inspection, he proves to be worse than meets the eye in the sense of more being Machiavellian, treacherous, and sadistic than he lets on.
** Support for the above can be found in the fourth season episode "Chef Goes Nanners", where Wendy Testaberger (ordinarily Stan's girlfriend) kisses Cartman for the express purpose of eliminating percieved underlying romantic feelings she might have had for him. After doing so, Wendy states that her feelings for Cartman have disappeared, glad that all of it is over with and resolved. Cartman sheepishly concurs, half-hertedly laughing. Wendy rejoins Stan, leaving Cartman alone. After a beat or two, Cartman sadly sighs and walks away dejectedly, a strong hint of unrequited attraction to Wendy.



* HighDiveEscape: Of the many attractions Cartman talks about in the "Casa Bonita" episode, the cliff diver waterfall becomes of [[ChekhovsGun particular significance]]. When he finally makes it to Casa Bonita, Sheila Broflovski reports him to the police after discovering that he had manipulated Kyle into bringing him by hiding Butters inside a bomb shelter. The police chase him throughout Casa Bonita as he hurriedly samples every attraction in his path, finally being cornered at the top of the cliff diver waterfall. You can probably guess what happens next.

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** Another great example would undoubtedly have to be Cartman himself. In the early seasons seasons, he is just a self-destructive idiot. However, in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" Die", he turns out to be intelligent, ruthless, ruthless and determined enough to outwit everyone else and succeed in his crazy endeavors on occasion. From then on he seems to be pure evil, most obviously in the Imagination land "Imaginationland" trilogy, where his entire reason for existence is to sexually humiliate Kyle. At first glance he appears to be the same idiot comic relief that he has always been. However, on closer inspection, he proves to be worse than meets the eye in the sense of more being Machiavellian, treacherous, and sadistic than he lets on.
** Support for the above can be found in the fourth season episode "Chef Goes Nanners", where Wendy Testaberger (ordinarily Stan's girlfriend) kisses Cartman for the express purpose of eliminating percieved underlying romantic feelings she might have had for him. After doing so, Wendy states that her feelings for Cartman have disappeared, glad that all of it is over with and resolved. Cartman sheepishly concurs, half-hertedly laughing. Wendy rejoins Stan, leaving Cartman alone. After a beat or two, Cartman sadly sighs and walks away dejectedly, a strong hint of unrequited attraction to Wendy.



Wendy.
* HighDiveEscape: Of the many attractions Cartman talks about in the "Casa Bonita" episode, Bonita", the cliff diver waterfall becomes of [[ChekhovsGun particular significance]]. When he finally makes it to Casa Bonita, Sheila Broflovski reports him to the police after discovering that he had manipulated Kyle into bringing him by hiding Butters inside a bomb shelter. The police chase him throughout Casa Bonita as he hurriedly samples every attraction in his path, finally being cornered at the top of the cliff diver waterfall. You can probably guess what happens next.



* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: There's an in-universe example in the halloween episode in season 1, arguably a parody of this trope as well. Cartman dresses up in a Hitler costume for Halloween, so the principal shows him a classroom video about how Hitler was a bad person. Because it's made for 8-year-old American children, it only says that "Adolf Hitler was a very, very naughty man!" and merely shows him speaking to a bunch of parading soldiers, which Cartman can't understand because of the language barrier. Based on that the children are supposed to learn AnAesop that dressing up as Hitler to school is not acceptable. Things like the Holocaust and other war crimes couldn't be shown of course, because it's directed towards children. [[MisaimedFandom Cartman finds Hitler very cool instead, and imagines being in his place]].
* HistoryRepeats: "Pre-School" ends with the same exact events that were shown at the beginning of the episode: The boys from pre-school, with Trent Boyett, cause a fire that burns Ms. Claridge, but was the boys' idea, and Trent gets arrested while the boys [[KarmaHoudini face no punishment]]. At the climax of the episode, the boys cause an accident that sets Ms. Claridge on fire again and Trent is once again blamed and arrested.

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* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: There's an in-universe example in the halloween episode in season 1, "Pinkeye", arguably a parody of this trope as well. Cartman dresses up in a Hitler costume for Halloween, so the principal shows him a classroom video about how Hitler was a bad person. Because it's made for 8-year-old American children, it only says that "Adolf Hitler was a very, very naughty man!" and merely shows him speaking to a bunch of parading soldiers, which Cartman can't understand because of the language barrier.barrier (but he salutes in response to the video). Based on that the children are supposed to learn AnAesop that dressing up as Hitler to school is not acceptable. Things like the Holocaust and other war crimes couldn't be shown of course, because it's directed towards children. [[MisaimedFandom Cartman finds Hitler very cool instead, and imagines being in his place]].
place.]]
* HistoryRepeats: "Pre-School" ends with the same exact events that were shown at the beginning of the episode: The boys from pre-school, with Trent Boyett, cause a fire that burns Ms. Claridge, but was the boys' idea, and Trent gets arrested while the boys [[KarmaHoudini face no punishment]]. At the climax of the episode, climax, the boys cause an accident that sets Ms. Claridge on fire again and Trent is once again blamed and arrested.



** In "Crippled Summer", all of Nathan and Mimsy's plans to kill Jimmy backfire on them. #1: [[spoiler:Mimsy plans to put a Black Mamba snake in Jimmy's canoe, but accidentally puts it in their canoe.]] #2: [[spoiler:They try to redirect Jimmy's team into the land of the vicious Tardicaca Indians, but they end up on that path and Nathan gets struck.]] #3: [[spoiler:They attempt to get Jimmy eaten by summoning a Tardicaca shark, but he blows the whistle on land, and was supposed to while underwater. Then, a shark comes out of the water and humps Nathan.]] #4 (and final): [[spoiler:The boys plant half a pound of C4 into Jimmy's ukelele, which is set to go off during the ukelele solo of his song. He skips the solo because he doesn't remember it, and goes right to the second verse, then Mimsy tries to do it but a furious Nathan takes the ukelele. Then he starts performing the solo, but he ends up doing the B flat and the ukelele blows up on him, and the snake, Indians, and shark inexplicably return.]] Needless to say, those didn't go over well.
* HollywoodAtlas: Mocked. The city of South Park is a send-up of the cliches and stereotypes about "flyover country."

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** In "Crippled Summer", all of Nathan and Mimsy's plans to kill Jimmy backfire on them. #1: [[spoiler:Mimsy plans to put a Black Mamba snake in Jimmy's canoe, but accidentally puts it in their canoe.]] #2: [[spoiler:They try to redirect Jimmy's team into the land of the vicious Tardicaca Indians, but they end up on that path and Nathan gets struck.]] #3: [[spoiler:They attempt to get Jimmy eaten by summoning a Tardicaca shark, but he blows the whistle on land, and was supposed to while underwater. Then, a shark comes out of the water and humps Nathan.]] #4 (and final): [[spoiler:The boys plant half a pound of C4 into Jimmy's ukelele, which is set to go off during the ukelele solo of his song. He skips the solo because he doesn't remember it, and goes right to the second verse, then Mimsy tries to do it but a furious Nathan takes the ukelele. Then he starts performing the solo, but he ends up doing the B flat and the ukelele blows up on him, and the snake, Indians, Indians and shark inexplicably return.]] Needless to say, those didn't go over well.
* HollywoodAtlas: Mocked. The city of South Park is a send-up of the cliches and stereotypes about "flyover country."country".



*** The members of the Mel Gibson fan club in "The Passion of the Jew", who are unaware that Cartman want to restart the Holocaust and instead think that he just wants to promote Christianity.

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*** The members of the Mel Gibson Creator/MelGibson fan club in "The Passion of the Jew", who are unaware that Cartman want to restart the Holocaust and instead think that he just wants to promote Christianity.



* HughMann: "Bill Cosby" in "Trapper Keeper".
* HumanoidAbomination: Wall-Mart in "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes". Wall-Mart is actually portrayed as a complete EldritchAbomination in the episode, being an abstract entity from beyond that exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there is consumerism]] and poisons every town in which it manifests itself. Near the end of the episode however, it temporarily [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith takes on human form]] so it can talk to Stan and Kyle.

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* HughMann: "Bill Cosby" "Creator/BillCosby" in "Trapper Keeper".
* HumanoidAbomination: Wall-Mart Wal-Mart in "Something Wall-Mart Wal-Mart This Way Comes". Wall-Mart Wal-Mart is actually portrayed as a complete EldritchAbomination in the episode, EldritchAbomination, being an abstract entity from beyond that exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there is consumerism]] and poisons every town in which it manifests itself. Near the end of the episode however, it temporarily [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith takes on human form]] so it can talk to Stan and Kyle.



** Larry in the episode "Prehistoric Ice Man" has been frozen for 32 months before being thawed out.
** The two part episode story "Go God Go" and "Go God Go XII" is about Cartman having himself cryogenically frozen in the mountain snow to wait until the Nintendo Wii is released in a few weeks. Instead he ends up frozen until the year 2546, where he ends up in a "Buck Rogers" parody.
* HumansAreMorons: This trope is very common in the show. This is best emphasized by the episode "Cancelled" reveals that due to the sheer bulk of humanity being moronic that Earth serves as a giant RealityTV show shown for the rest of The Universe's silly amusement.
* HumbleGoal: Many episode plots involve the kids wanting something relatively mundane—say, getting the latest gaming system, or returning a rented video on time—but continually getting waylaid by assorted weirdness.

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** Larry in the episode "Prehistoric Ice Man" has been frozen for 32 months before being thawed out.
** The two part episode two-part story "Go God Go" and "Go God Go XII" is about Cartman having himself cryogenically frozen in the mountain snow to wait until the Nintendo Wii is released in a few weeks. Instead he ends up frozen until the year 2546, where he ends up in a "Buck Rogers" "[[Series/BuckRogersInThe25thCentury Buck Rogers]]" parody.
* HumansAreMorons: This trope is very common in the show. common. This is best emphasized by the episode "Cancelled" "Cancelled", which reveals that due to the sheer bulk of humanity being moronic that Earth serves as a giant RealityTV show shown for the rest of The Universe's silly amusement.
* HumbleGoal: Many episode plots episodes involve the kids wanting something relatively mundane—say, getting the latest gaming system, or returning a rented video on time—but continually getting waylaid by assorted weirdness.






** In the episode "Free Hat," the boys attempt to get Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/StevenSpielberg to stop releasing updated and altered versions of their movies. Midway through the episode, there is an advertisement for a fictional updated rerelease of "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" that includes things such as CGI, Star Wars characters, and other things Parker and Stone didn't have the budget for when they initially created the series.
** In "I'm A Little Bit Country", Sheila is holding a picket sign reading "War Is Not My Voice" at the anti-war protest. Strange considering the fact that she once ''started one.''

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** In the episode "Free Hat," Hat", the boys attempt to get Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/StevenSpielberg to stop releasing updated and altered versions of their movies. Midway through the episode, there is an advertisement for a fictional updated rerelease of "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" that includes things such as CGI, Star Wars characters, ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters and other things Parker and Stone didn't have the budget for when they initially created the series.
** In "I'm A a Little Bit Country", Sheila is holding a picket sign reading "War Is Not My Voice" at the anti-war protest. Strange considering the fact that [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut she once ''started one.''one'']].



** In 201 Jesus says that people get upset when Muhammad is made fun of because he's a religious figure, immediately followed by Buddha doing crack in front of kids.
** In "It Hits the Fan", the kids in school are taught about the proper use of the word shit. Kyle gets angry over everyone's obsession of the word and gets reprimanded by the teacher when he lets out a PrecisionFStrike.

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** In 201 "201", Jesus says that people get upset when Muhammad is made fun of because he's a religious figure, immediately followed by Buddha doing crack in front of kids.
** In "It Hits the Fan", the kids in school are taught about the proper use of the word shit."shit". Kyle gets angry over everyone's obsession of the word and gets reprimanded by the teacher when he lets out a PrecisionFStrike.



** In the episodes where the boys role-play as high fantasy characters ("The Return of the Fellowship of the King to the Two Towers", the "Black Friday" trilogy), they will come across a group of kids role-playing as characters from a different franchise (Harry Potter, Star Trek) that Cartman makes fun of.

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** In the episodes where the boys role-play as high fantasy characters ("The Return of the Fellowship of the King to the Two Towers", the "Black Friday" trilogy), they will come across a group of kids role-playing as characters from a different franchise (Harry Potter, Star Trek) (''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'') that Cartman makes fun of.of.
--> '''Harry Potter kid:''' We're playing Harry Potter!
--> '''Cartman:''' *{{Beat}}* Ha! Fags!



** To a lesser extent, Kyle is like this, but usually with his mother. [[{{Catchphrase}} "It's a Jersey Thing"]].

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** To a lesser extent, Kyle is like this, but usually with his mother. [[{{Catchphrase}} "It's a Jersey Thing"]].Thing."]]



** The "chocolate milk mix" Cartman drank. It was actually [[spoiler:''Kenny's cremated body.'']]
** The baby (technically, since it doesn't say anything) in the Mr. Hankey Fake Commercial.
** Butters' "creamy goo" in "Sarcastaball."

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** The "chocolate milk mix" Cartman drank. It was actually [[spoiler:''Kenny's cremated body.'']]
body'']].
** The baby (technically, since it doesn't say anything) in the fake Mr. Hankey Fake Commercial.
commercial.
** Butters' "creamy goo" in "Sarcastaball.""Sarcastaball".



* IgnoredEpiphany: In "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe", Cartman tells his mom to inform anyone at the door that he isn't home. After that, his mom answers the door when Stan, Kyle and Wendy knock and she convinces Cartman to hangout with them.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: In "Cartman Gets An an Anal Probe", Cartman tells his mom to inform anyone at the door that he isn't home. After that, his mom answers the door when Stan, Kyle and Wendy knock and she convinces Cartman to hangout with them.



** "Wing," where multiple Chinese thugs fire at the boys and miss completely from mere feet away
** "Medicinal Fried Chicken," when a bunch of heavily-armed gangsters are taken down slowly and one by one, in a close-range gunfight with South Park's incompetent police force, who are wielding only pistols
** Taken UpToEleven in "Little Crime Stoppers," where the boys' presence incites nearby gangs to ''accidentally shoot each other to death''.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Cartman's brief impersonation of a police officer in an early episode. He dressed like a cop (complete with [[CoolShades aviator sunglasses]]) and pulled people over in his big wheel. When they inevitably figured out that he wasn't a real cop, he'd start beating them with a baton.

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** "Wing," where multiple Chinese thugs fire at the boys and miss completely from mere feet away
away.
** "Medicinal Fried Chicken," when a bunch of heavily-armed gangsters are taken down slowly and one by one, in a close-range gunfight with South Park's incompetent police force, who are wielding only pistols
pistols.
** Taken UpToEleven in "Little "Lil' Crime Stoppers," Stoppers", where the boys' presence incites nearby gangs to ''accidentally shoot each other to death''.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Cartman's brief impersonation of a police officer in an early episode."Chickenlover". He dressed like a cop (complete with [[CoolShades aviator sunglasses]]) and pulled people over in his big wheel. When they inevitably figured out that he wasn't a real cop, he'd start beating them with a baton.



** Cartman's constant use of IAmBigBoned whenever someone calls him fat. It doesn't help that his mother told him he was big boned all the time too until the episode "Fat Camp" had her tell him the truth.

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** Cartman's constant use of IAmBigBoned whenever someone calls him fat. It doesn't help that his mother told him he was big boned all the time too until the episode "Fat Camp" had her tell him the truth.



* ImprobableInfantSurvival: One of the recurring gags of the show is the death of Kenny, who keeps coming back at the next episode. [[spoiler: Eventually is revealed that Kenny is indeed immortal.]] Played straight with Cartman, Stan and Kyle, that despite being put constantly on situations that normally would kill somebody (Like for example, being in the middle of the war) they manage to survive.
* InadequateInheritor: When Cartman inherited one million dollars, it was mentioned his benefactress left her money to him because she feared her other relatives would spend it on crack.
* IncrediblyLameFun: In the episode "Here Comes The Neighborhood", while the rich kids play polo, the "normal" kids amuse themselves by running around and [[GroinAttack kicking each other in the balls]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: "Kenny Dies" first shows Kenny coughing a bit, and it being commented that he's had the cough for a while. The titular death is the result of "a muscular disease."

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* ImprobableInfantSurvival: One of the recurring gags of the show is the death of Kenny, who keeps coming back at the next episode. [[spoiler: Eventually is revealed that Kenny is indeed immortal.]] Played straight with Cartman, Stan and Kyle, that despite being put constantly on situations that normally would kill somebody (Like for (for example, being in the middle of the a full-blown war) they manage to survive.
* InadequateInheritor: When Cartman inherited one million dollars, $1 million, it was mentioned his benefactress left her money to him because she feared her other relatives would spend it on crack.
* IncrediblyLameFun: In the episode "Here Comes The the Neighborhood", while the rich kids play polo, the "normal" kids amuse themselves by running around and [[GroinAttack kicking each other in the balls]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: "Kenny Dies" first shows Kenny coughing a bit, and it being commented that he's had the cough for a while. The titular death is the result of "a muscular disease."disease".



** In "Pre-School" the Fifth Graders say Stan's mom has the hottest "bewbs" in South Park.

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** In "Pre-School" "Pre-School", the Fifth Graders say Stan's mom has the hottest "bewbs" in South Park.



* InformedObscenity: In the episode "It Hits The Fan", The Knights of Standards and Practices each represent a different bad word. One of these: "Mee Krob", the name of a really nasty Thai dish.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Kyle's cousin [[NamesTheSame Kyle]] comes to visit, Sheila appears to favor her nephew over her son, as she starts referring to Kyle as "[[DemotedToExtra Kyle Two]]."

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* InformedObscenity: In the episode "It Hits The the Fan", The Knights of Standards and Practices each represent a different bad word. One of these: "Mee Krob", the name of a really nasty Thai dish.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Kyle's cousin [[NamesTheSame Kyle]] comes to visit, Sheila appears to favor her nephew over her son, as she starts referring to Kyle as "[[DemotedToExtra Kyle Two]]."Two]]".



** Cartman is the most fond of this, as can be seen in "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" (using irreverent mathematics to pin 9/11 on Kyle) and "Dances With Smurfs" (as a parody of political pundit Radio/GlennBeck).

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** Cartman is the most fond of this, as can be seen in "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" (using irreverent mathematics to pin 9/11 on Kyle) and "Dances With with Smurfs" (as a parody of political pundit Radio/GlennBeck).



* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Mecha Streisand.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Mecha Streisand.Mecha-Streisand.



** Cartman's band Faith +1 inserts [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Big Guy]] into some pretty blatant examples of this in "ChristianRock Hard"
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: In City Sushi, the City Wok guy tries to get revenge of the owner of City Sushi due to this trope.
* InterestingBackgroundEvent: In the "Bloody Mary" episode, one of the aliens makes an appearance as a reflection in the car window if viewed at the right time during the scene when Stan tries to dissuade his father from driving drunk once again.

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** Cartman's band Faith +1 inserts [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the Big Guy]] into some pretty blatant examples of this in "ChristianRock Hard"
Hard".
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: In City Sushi, "City Sushi", the City Wok guy tries to get revenge of the owner of City Sushi due to this trope.
* InterestingBackgroundEvent: In the "Bloody Mary" episode, Mary", one of the aliens makes an appearance as a reflection in the car window if viewed at the right time during the scene when Stan tries to dissuade his father from driving drunk once again.



* InternalRetcon: The 200th episode revealed this to be the case with [[spoiler:the early story arc concerning Cartman's father]].
* IntimidatingRevenueService: Cartman inherited one million dollars in one episode and a good part of it was taken by tax collectors.
* InvisibleStreaker: Subverted in "Good Times With Weapons", wherein Cartman attempts this during the fairgrounds auction at the climax in the episode, but he was only imagining things—he ends up nude on stage and causing bigger controversy than the sight of Butters with a [[EyeScream ninja star impaled in his eye]].

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* InternalRetcon: The 200th episode "200" revealed this to be the case with [[spoiler:the early story arc concerning Cartman's father]].
* IntimidatingRevenueService: Cartman inherited one $1 million dollars in one episode "Cartmanland" and a good part of it was taken by tax collectors.
* InvisibleStreaker: Subverted in "Good Times With with Weapons", wherein Cartman attempts this during the fairgrounds auction at the climax in the episode, climax, but he was only imagining things—he ends up nude on stage and causing bigger controversy than the sight of Butters with a [[EyeScream ninja star impaled in his eye]].



** In "Cartman Joins NAMBLA," Kenny spends the whole episode trying to stop his father from impregnating his mother, then when that doesn't work, he tries to get rid of the unborn baby anyway. [[spoiler:In the end, Kenny dies (again) before the baby is born, and the baby becomes him.]]

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** In "Cartman Joins NAMBLA," NAMBLA", Kenny spends the whole episode trying to stop his father from impregnating his mother, then when that doesn't work, he tries to get rid of the unborn baby anyway. [[spoiler:In the end, Kenny dies (again) before the baby is born, and the baby becomes him.]]



* [[ItIsAlwaysSpring It Is Always Winter]]: It is almost always Winter in this show, even during times of the year when it shouldn't be. A rare exception is in "Summer Sucks", where humor comes from how quickly everyone gets bored with the lack of snow, which was probably a response to ''TV Guide'' claiming during season one that Trey Parker was too stupid to animate the Characters' legs.

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* [[ItIsAlwaysSpring It Is Always Winter]]: It is almost always Winter in this show, Winter, even during times of the year when it shouldn't be. A rare exception is in "Summer Sucks", where humor comes from how quickly everyone gets bored with the lack of snow, which was probably a response to ''TV Guide'' claiming during season one that Trey Parker was too stupid to animate the Characters' characters' legs.



** In-universe example from the episode "Cartoon Wars Part 2."

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** In-universe example from the episode "Cartoon Wars Part 2."



** "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls," which are actually [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin balls made of chocolate which taste salty]], not Chef's testicles.
** The ending to "Butterballs". [[GainaxEnding Not that it helps much]].

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** "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls," Balls", which are actually [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin balls made of chocolate which taste salty]], not Chef's testicles.
** The ending to "Butterballs". [[GainaxEnding Not that it helps much]].much.]]



* ItsBeenDone: "The Simpsons Already Did It".

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* ItsBeenDone: "The Simpsons "Simpsons Already Did It".



** Played with in the episode "Fourth Grade". It's apparently played straight when, as part of Ms. Choksondik's training to teach the fourth graders of South Park, she goes inside The Tree of Insight, only to find nothing there. Though at first disappointed, she realizes that it means she already has what she needs to reach the kids. It's then subverted, as Mr. Garrison goes in after her and does find a physical representation of his "gay side."
** Subverted again in the episode "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes". The boys are told that in order to destroy Wall-Mart, they have to find and destroy its heart. Stan and Kyle make their way to the TV section (where the heart is said to reside) and encounter the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Wall-Mart itself, who directs them to a small door. They open the door and find a mirror, which Wall-Mart says is "the heart" of Wall-Mart, i.e. the consumers. Stan and Kyle, however, take the instructions to "destroy the heart" literally, and smash the mirror, causing the building to implode.

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** Played with in the episode "Fourth "4th Grade". It's apparently played straight when, as part of Ms. Choksondik's training to teach the fourth graders of South Park, she goes inside The Tree of Insight, only to find nothing there. Though at first disappointed, she realizes that it means she already has what she needs to reach the kids. It's then subverted, as Mr. Garrison goes in after her and does find a physical representation of his "gay side."
** Subverted again in the episode "Something Wall-Mart Wal-Mart This Way Comes". The boys are told that in order to destroy Wall-Mart, Wal-Mart, they have to find and destroy its heart. Stan and Kyle make their way to the TV section (where the heart is said to reside) and encounter the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Wall-Mart Wal-Mart itself, who directs them to a small door. They open the door and find a mirror, which Wall-Mart Wal-Mart says is "the heart" of Wall-Mart, Wal-Mart, i.e. the consumers. Stan and Kyle, however, take the instructions to "destroy the heart" literally, and smash the mirror, causing the building to implode.



* IWishedYouWereDead: Stan in "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E7PinkEye Pink Eye]]" after Wendy went to the school's costume contest as [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]] instead of Literature/RaggedyAnn (she and Stan were meant to enter as a pair, but Wendy thought they'd look stupid and assumed Stan would come to the same conclusion), and gave away the two-ton candy prize for charity.

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* IWishedYouWereDead: Stan in "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E7PinkEye Pink Eye]]" Pinkeye]]" after Wendy went to the school's costume contest as [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]] instead of Literature/RaggedyAnn (she and Stan were meant to enter as a pair, but Wendy thought they'd look stupid and assumed Stan would come to the same conclusion), and gave away the two-ton candy prize for charity.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Cartman surprisingly enough had one of these in one of the newer episodes "Informative Murder Porn" where he states that maybe because one kid's father had killed his mother didn't mean that Murder Porn was neccessarily the cause. Maybe for all they knew the kid's parent had been cheating on each other and doing drugs for a long time before Murder Porn (a near direct quote from Cartman himself). However when Wendy tries to agree with him, Cartman promptly boo's her simply for being Wendy
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Cartman is one of television's most infamous examples. Sometimes he does something that seems genuinely generous or selfless, but there's always a selfish reason to it. His friends expect this. In fact in one episode he protects a lot of persecuted cats and throughout the episode viewers are waiting for the moment he turns out to have hidden agendas. The twist is that he doesn't. He really doesn't. He did it because he likes cats.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Cartman surprisingly enough had one of these in one of the newer episodes "Informative Murder Porn" where he states that maybe because one kid's father had killed his mother didn't mean that Murder Porn was neccessarily the cause. Maybe for all they knew the kid's parent had been cheating on each other and doing drugs for a long time before Murder Porn (a near direct quote from Cartman himself). However when Wendy tries to agree with him, Cartman promptly boo's her simply for being Wendy
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Cartman is one of television's most infamous examples. Sometimes he does something that seems genuinely generous or selfless, but there's always a selfish reason to it. His friends expect this. In fact fact, in one episode episode, he protects a lot of persecuted cats and throughout the episode viewers are waiting for the moment he turns out to have hidden agendas. The twist is that he doesn't. He really doesn't. ''really doesn't''. He did it because [[EvenEvilHasStandards he likes cats.cats]].



** Kyle allows himself to be "made over" by his newly metrosexualized friends in "South Park is Gay". It doesn't last very long.
** In the season finale "The Hobbit", [[spoiler:Wendy photoshops a picture of herself in order to be "attractive". Ironically enough, she was the one who accidentally started the whole photoshop ordeal when she had photoshopped a picture of a very unattractive girl at the school and everyone believed that the picture was the girl's "real" image despite her looking absolutely nothing like the picture. This eventually leads to every girl in school aside from Wendy getting their pictures photoshopped and therefore becoming "attractive" because of said pictures. Wendy is eventually peer-pressured into creating a photoshopped picture in order to stop being bullied by pretty much everyone in the entire school.]]

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** Kyle allows himself to be "made over" by his newly metrosexualized friends in "South Park is Gay".Is Gay!". It doesn't last very long.
** In the season finale "The Hobbit", [[spoiler:Wendy photoshops a picture of herself in order to be "attractive". Ironically enough, she was the one who accidentally started the whole photoshop ordeal when she had photoshopped a picture of a very unattractive girl at the school and everyone believed that the picture was the girl's "real" image despite her looking absolutely nothing like the picture. This eventually leads to every girl in school aside from Wendy getting their pictures photoshopped and therefore becoming "attractive" because of said pictures. Wendy is eventually peer-pressured into creating a photoshopped picture in order to stop being bullied by pretty much everyone in the entire school.]]



* JurisdictionFriction: Mocked. In "Lil' Crime Stoppers" the boys are playing city cops, and the kids playing FBI keep showing up to take their cases away. Addressed more seriously in the episode in which the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and several other government agencies debate who should be the ones stopping a potential terrorist attack aimed at Hillary Clinton.
* JustEatGilligan: The episode "Butt Out" (Where Cartman idolizes Rob Reiner because of his fascist and manipulative tactics to get people to quit smoking) could've been solved easier had Cartman known Rob Reiner was a Jew, a people Cartman's not a fan of.

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* JurisdictionFriction: Mocked. In "Lil' Crime Stoppers" Stoppers", the boys are playing city cops, and the kids playing FBI keep showing up to take their cases away. Addressed more seriously in the episode in which the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Security and several other government agencies debate who should be the ones stopping a potential terrorist attack aimed at Hillary Clinton.
* JustEatGilligan: The episode "Butt Out" (Where (where Cartman idolizes Rob Reiner Creator/RobReiner because of his fascist and manipulative tactics to get people to quit smoking) could've been solved easier had Cartman known Rob Reiner was a Jew, a people Cartman's not a fan of.


** Kyle Broflovski (Sanguine), the [[HairTriggerTemper temperamental]], [[ChronicHeroSyndrome yet compassionate]] [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]].

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** Kyle Broflovski (Sanguine), (Melancholic), the [[HairTriggerTemper temperamental]], [[ChronicHeroSyndrome yet compassionate]] [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]].



** Kenny [=McCormick=] (Melancholic), the [[TheQuietOne quiet]], [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] LovableSexManiac.

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** Kenny [=McCormick=] (Melancholic), (Sanguine), the [[TheQuietOne quiet]], [[NiceGuy light-hearted]], [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] LovableSexManiac.


** One example is "Le Petite Tourette". Cartman fakes Tourette's Syndrome to get what he wants, and Kyle, [[CaptainObvious who's known Cartman all his life]], gets annoyed and says that he doesn't have Tourette's, and an authority figure that hears it accuses Kyle of being a bully and he is taken to observe various kids with Tourette's (with lack of swearing). He is then forced to apologize to Cartman. However, when Cartman plans to bad-mouth Jews, it's the straw that breaks the camel's back, so Kyle devises an elaborate plan that [[spoiler: actually saves Cartman from going in too deep]].

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** One example is "Le Petite Tourette". Cartman fakes Tourette's Syndrome to get what he wants, and Kyle, [[CaptainObvious who's known Cartman all his life]], life, gets annoyed and says that he doesn't have Tourette's, and an authority figure that hears it accuses Kyle of being a bully and he is taken to observe various kids with Tourette's (with lack of swearing). He is then forced to apologize to Cartman. However, when Cartman plans to bad-mouth Jews, it's the straw that breaks the camel's back, so Kyle devises an elaborate plan that [[spoiler: actually saves Cartman from going in too deep]].

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* EasySexChange: In "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina," Mrs. Garrison's transition was rapid and focused entirely on genital reconstruction. We saw no signs of her transition prior, and somehow, Mr/Mrs. Garrison walks out of the clinic on the same day with a full recovery (she wasn't even put under). She also somehow got breasts and hips on the same day, which require years on hormones and/or additional surgeries in RealLife.


* HauntedHouseHistorian: A parody of Judd Crandall from ''Film/PetSematary''.

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* HauntedHouseHistorian: A parody of Judd Crandall from ''Film/PetSematary''.''Film/PetSematary1989''.


** Kyle Broflovski (Sanguine), the [[HairTriggerTemper temperamental]], [[ChronicHeroSyndrome yet compassionate]] [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]].

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** Kyle Broflovski (Sanguine), the [[HairTriggerTemper temperamental]], [[ChronicHeroSyndrome yet compassionate]] [[TheSmartGuy smart guy]].Smart Guy]].



** Clyde Donovan (Sanguine), the [[CryCute wimpy]], [[CasanovaWannabe flirtatious]], DirtyKid.

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** Clyde Donovan (Sanguine), the [[CryCute wimpy]], [[CasanovaWannabe flirtatious]], flirtatious]] DirtyKid.


** Kenny [=McCormick=] (Melancholic), the [[NiceGuy light-hearted]], [[TheQuietOne reserved]], [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] LovableSexManiac.

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** Kenny [=McCormick=] (Melancholic), the [[NiceGuy light-hearted]], [[TheQuietOne reserved]], quiet]], [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] LovableSexManiac.


** Kenny [=McCormick=] (Melancholic), the [[NiceGuy light-hearted]], [[TheQuietOne reserved]],[[TheHedonist hedonistic]] LovableSexManiac.

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** Kenny [=McCormick=] (Melancholic), the [[NiceGuy light-hearted]], [[TheQuietOne reserved]],[[TheHedonist reserved]], [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] LovableSexManiac.

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* FirstPeriodPanic: Mocked. There's an intestinal ailment going around that makes people bleed out of their ass. But the boys don't know about it and think that when Cartman (and later Kenny) are bleeding that means that they have their periods. It doesn't help that [[AdultsAreUseless an adult they ask]] about it says that when it happens you bleed - "You know, down there." Kenny ends up dead from Toxic Shock Syndrome, having shoved a tampon up his ass.


*** The members of Craig's Gang have this as well:

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*** * The members of Craig's Gang have this as well:

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