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    Randy Marsh
"Stanley, you call your friend an asshole this instant!"
"Stan? Staaan?"

Voiced in English by: Trey Parker
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Rolando Felizola (seasons 1-16a and 2007-2011 redubs), Alejandro Toro (seasons 16b-19 and 2015 redub), Ledner Belisario (season 20-present and 2016 redub), Carlos del Campo (Mexican dub), Víctor Delgado (Warner film dub), unknown (Paramount film dub)
Debut: "Volcano"

Stan's dad, a geologist (and thus the only non-mad scientist in South Park; sometimes) turned cannabis farmer. Deficient in common sense, but makes up for it with great passion and enthusiasm for... well, whatever happens to be the focus of the episode. The de facto leader of the town whenever they face a threat. He tends to be the main character in storylines involving the adults of South Park, and thus is the adult figure that most interacts with the boys in the main plot.

  • Abusive Parents: If there was any doubt before, he's become very much this of the emotional kind once the family moves to Tegridy Farms. He constantly belittles his family for not wanting to be involved in the business and ignores their own activities and needs in favour of getting high. It gets to the point where Stan and Shelley are positively gleeful about the prospect of Randy being given a lengthy prison sentence.
  • The Alcoholic: Not as worse as Stuart, but he is frequently shown drunk. The plot of "Bloody Mary" focuses on him going to A.A., though they are useless, teaching him he is powerless to the "disease of alcoholism". Encouraged by Stan, he tries to learn discipline and self-control, but he continues to have unhealthy drinking habits, though he is in complete denial over having a drinking problem when confronted.
  • Alcoholic Parent: The whole Marsh family has been revealed to have addictive tendencies. Marvin is a gambler, though at one point Stan also called him an alcoholic – something that Randy has inherited. He is frequently seen drinking, sometimes casually, sometimes engaging in binge drinking, often leading to irresponsible and stupid behavior. In one episode he gets a DUI, has to attend AA meetings, where instead of taking responsibility and controlling his behavior, he is told he has a "disease." At the end of the episode, Stan encourages him to learn discipline and self-control, but it doesn't stick, and Randy denies having an alcohol problem at all when Stan and Sharon confront him about it in "Freemium Isn’t Free".
  • All Men Are Perverts: He's very into porn, masturbating and has some very disturbing fetishes.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally he was just Stan's dad, but nowadays it's not unheard of to have entire episodes focused on Randy with the boys relegated to background characters.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: The show's crowning example of this trope, when accounting for the other degrees of uselessness of the adults.
  • The Atoner:
    • Near the end of Season 19, when he finally came to realize that South Park's gentrification was doing more harm than good (with some help from a beatdown courtesy of Caitlyn Jenner), he pledged to help undo the damage he helped cause.
    • In Season 23, when Towlie (and legal trouble) demonstrated how unethical his business had become, he makes some genuine efforts to return to the roots of Tegridy.
  • Author Avatar: Trey Parker has said that Randy has become more prominent, due to the fact that he has started to get older and identifies with the character more. This is most clear during the Tegridy Farms arc, where his marijuana business is often used as an allegory for the show itself and seems to reflect the creators' creative process (such as in "Christmas Snow" when he struggles to come up with a good product in time for Christmas).
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • In "T.M.I." he goes insane and is the spearhead of the movement to take over the Federal Express.
    • In Season 23, he becomes increasingly fixated on his Tegridy Farms profits, to the point that he starts committing murder in an effort to help boost sales.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: In Season 22 Randy fancied himself and Towelie to be the sole legal drug company with integrity, and crusaders against big business. In Season 23, he becomes just as unethical as the other drug companies, if not more so.
  • Becoming the Mask:
    • In "Sarcastaball," he loses control over his ability to be sarcastic and can't stop doing it.
    • Lorde was originally just an excuse to use the girls bathroom.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Double Subverted. In "The Pandemic Special", it initially seems like he and Mickey Mouse had caused the COVID-19 Pandemic when the two of them had sex with a bat, resulting in Randy becoming patient zero. Then it turns out that the actual cause of the disease was a pangolin... that they also had sex with.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: During a bender in China, he had sex with a pangolin, which somehow created the COVID-19 virus.
  • Berserk Button: The multiple people he fought at every baseball game he went to are this to him.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 23, until he has a Heel Realization in "Season Finale". He becomes part of the Big Bad Ensemble in "The Pandemic Special", due to having created COVID-19 and his attempts to cure it making things worse.
  • Big Bad Slippage: He started off a simple Marijuana peddler, but his greed starts consuming him making him commit unethical crimes to increase his business and effectively becomes the Big Bad for Season 23.
  • Big "NO!": Does Picard's and Vader's, with the sound taken directly from Star Trek: First Contact and Revenge of the Sith.
  • Big "OMG!": He gets two separate big "oh my god"s when he realizes every senior citizen in town is driving at the same time.
  • Breakout Character: Randy has become increasingly more important lately due to a mix of popularity and Trey Parker's identifying with Randy more as he gets older.
  • Bumbling Dad: His stupidity embarrasses Stan at every turn, whether it's well-intentioned or selfishly motivated.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his obvious quirks, he is good at his job as a geologist.
  • Butt-Monkey: Seems to have gained this status to a certain extent in Season 21, where more and more people view him with contempt and regard his antics strictly as being immature and absurd, and treat him accordingly. Sharon even seems to call him out on his selfish behavior much more often.
  • Catchphrase: "Stan? Staaan?", "Hey, Sharon," "(Oh my) Gawl!", "Well, that sucks", "Score!", and a few of his son's.
    • In Season 23, he gains two new ones, "Hey, fuck you," and "It just so happens" when he finds a new chance to sell his weed.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: In the episode "Overlogging" Randy has gone for weeks without masturbating to Internet porn, eventually near the end he sneaks into the camp's computer room, looks at a bunch of perverted things, and eventually ejaculates all over the room, everyone comes in thinking he was grunting in pain and with his pants down, he tells them that he was doing that because "a ghost was attacking him and left his ectoplasm everywhere".
  • Cerebus Retcon: "You're Getting Old" sheds some very harsh light on Randy's zany moments. It turns out the reason he's been acting increasingly bizarre is because he's suffering depression and wants to distract himself from his humdrum extistence.
  • Characterization Marches On: He used to be the more laid back of the Marshes earlier on, and one of the saner adults overall. Now...not so much...
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Especially during the obsession phases.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In Season 23, after Tegridy Farms becomes a successful weed company and a major corporation, he becomes greedy and unethical, committing countless murders for Tegridy to thrive and engaging in numerous unethical business ventures, like selling vegetarian burgers made out of the unusable parts of weed to the citizens of South Park and selling weed to the Chinese government so they can plant them on student protesters to arrest them.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his dim-witted nature, he's demonstrated multiple times to be a highly competent brawler.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • A major part of "Overlogging" is the fact that he wants to masturbate, but can't without Internet porn.
    • In "Crème Fraiche", he masturbates to cooking shows. It Makes Just as Much Sense in Context.
    • In "Pandemic Special", Randy's "cure" for COVID-19 (which he unwittingly caused by having sex with a pangolin) is by jacking off into his weed and have people smoke it. However, this results in many people suddenly growing a mustache just like his.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Speeds Up to 11 in "Sarcastaball" faster than a jet.
  • Dirty Coward: In "Fantastic Easter Special", he gets captured and interrogated by the American Catholic League's ninjas over the location of a rabbit, which he gave to his son to hide in a good place. When they ask him where it is, he responds:
    I don't know, and even if I did know then... I'd probably just tell you because I don't want to be here anymore.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Though it appears that Randy will become the Big Bad for Season 23, he gets a Heel Realization in "Season Finale" where he reforms and becomes Out of Focus for the rest of the season, while a Big Bad Shuffle will occur between Heather Swanson and Clark Malkinson and eventually Santa Clause becomes the Final Boss.
  • Doting Parent: Even at some of his least sane moments, he absolutely adores both his kids and often goes to outrageous lengths whenever he thinks they need help, even if they'd disagree, usually for good reason.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Randy had a different look back in Season 1, most notably in his hairstyle. He was remodeled into his permanent design come his first Season 2 episode, "Chickenlover".
  • Everyone Has Standards: Randy can be impulsive, but he was creeped out by Mr. Jefferson's inappropriately childish behavior.
  • Expy: Season 23 turns him into one of Walter White, both being scientists who began selling drugs with the help of a partner and justifies it and the horrible crimes he commits to sell the drugs as providing for his family. The only difference is that the drugs Randy sells are legal, and he lacks most of the intelligence Walter has.
  • Fetish: Randy has some really odd fetishes like Japanese girls puking on each other, bestiality and so forth. Oh, and murder porn, but every adult in South Park seems to be into that.
  • Fallen Hero: He went from the hero that drove Jeff Bezos out of South Park in Season 22, into becoming just as amoral, corrupt, and greedy as Bezos, if not more.
  • Flanderization:
    • Randy started out as one of the smartest characters on the show. His 'wild side' stemmed from a desire to connect with his son, and he simply failed to grasp the idea of fads changing rapidly, a frequent plot point in South Park. As the series progresses, he evolves into a hyperactive, extremely paranoid and idiotic Manchild.
    • Even within his earlier stupid bouts, he was still usually a Knight Templar Parent, genuinely having the best intentions for Stan and only spearheading the same hysteria the other parents succumbed to. From about Season 9 onward however, Randy's motives became more selfish and childish, having his family in collateral damage for whatever fad he takes to and leaving even the other brain dead residents of South Park dumbfounded by his behavior.
  • Foil:
  • Genius Ditz: He is a brilliant scientist and is capable of a lot of amazing musical feats (culminating in being Lorde), but otherwise he's an alcoholic with barely any common sense.
  • Giving the Sword to a Noob: The nominal noob.
  • Good Parents: Despite his eccentricity and Bumbling Dad status, he deeply cares about Stan and Shelly and will go out of his way to save them when they're being endangered.
  • The Heavy: Randy serves as this for Season 23. Most of the conflict in the season can be traced back to Randy's antics where commits more and more crimes to preserve his drug business. Even when Santa serves as the Final Boss for the season, Randy would still be this as his decision to sell cocaine to the adults is what drives the plot for the episode.
  • Heel Realization: While in prison for the bombings he committed, withdrawal from his weed results in him realizing he's become a monster and been a Jerkass to his family. He resolves to let himself go to prison and accept the consequences for his behavior, and even after being set free he resolves to stick to small-scale farming. In "The Pandemic Special" it seems to have become a downplayed Ignored Epiphany; Tegridy Farms is still a big business and he humblebrags about how the pandemic has caused his business to expand, but he made the Pandemic Special because he genuinely wanted to help people take their minds off the pandemic and give them a sense of normalcy. When he learns that he had caused the pandemic, while still covering it up, he does genuinely try to cure it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • His talent as a musician is impressive as he was in a successful boy band, writes and edits his own song as Lorde, and is a very competent guitar player, as seen in "Guitar Queer-O".
    • As his management of Tegridy Farms shows, he’s also fairly knowledgeable of agriculture as he produces a good deal of marijuana that actually becomes fairly popular. If he wasn’t always blowing money on some dumb marketing gimmick, he’d likely be very rich from the farm’s profits.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Season 23 shows that Tegridy Farms would be printing money were it not for Randy's insistence on throwing away money on unnecessary, expensive marketing gimmicks.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His idea to make the town more PC and get wholesale foods ended up making everything so expensive that it's no longer possible for the Marshes to live in South Park. As usual Randy blames someone else until Caitlyn Jenner beats him up.
  • Hypocrite: Randy is frequently the most hypocritical character in the show.
  • Idiot Houdini: Thus far, Randy doesn't seem to have learned any real lessons from being an idiot.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In Season 23, after breaking off his partnership with MedMen and the Chinese government and vowing to stop being greedy and return Tegridy Farms to its roots, the very next episode has him sell vegetarian burgers made of the unusable parts of weed (which still get people high) and run every other restaurant in South Park out of business by taking away their customers.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: He is known for being quite dim as well as being a self-absorbed individual who often causes problems with his desires and has also been arrested on several occasions.
  • It's All About Me: In newer episodes, Randy is far more likely to be self-obsessed and selfish, stubbornly refusing to listen to anyone else. In Season 23, he thinks anyone who has the same business idea as him should give it up and let him reap all the profits. Also, whenever the rest of the family makes it clear they don't enjoy living/working on Tegridy Farms and want to go back to their old life, he accuses them of not caring about the family.
  • Jaded Washout: He was once in a boy band, got fired because he aged out at 19, and was mocked by the town once he returned. He has also had dreams of being a proper rock star that never went anywhere.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At his worst, he can be a spoiled, irrational childish Jerkass who often disregards his son to erupt into chaos over everything. But aside from the insane things he has been a part of, he is a normal, well-meaning father. He can be selfish but he has shown that he genuinely loves his wife and children.
  • Karma Houdini: He becomes one of these in Season 23, where he gets away with selling out to the Chinese government by killing Winnie The Pooh, letting them use his weed to frame student protesters, and killing numerous homegrown weed owners to get a monopoly on the weed business.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In “Let Them Eat Goo”, him unethically murdering cattle causes him to lose his customers when the Goo Man shows a video tape of it to the whole town, turning everyone against him.
  • Large Ham: Randy pretty much embodies this trope.
  • Lethally Stupid: He even accidentally killed his daughter’s boyfriend!
  • Manchild: Randy has the intelligence of an adult, yet the behavior of a child.
    • These traits show in his taste for children programs: he's the only adult thinking "Terrance and Philip" is Actually Pretty Funny in the first season, his son surprises him laughing at an episode in the second, and after having watched a single episode of "Chinpokomon", he feels the sudden urge to catch them all.
    • "You're Getting Old" gives a darker tone to it, revealing this is a response to him being unhappy with his current life.
  • Mars-and-Venus Gender Contrast: With his wife, Sharon. Sharon is generally far more levelheaded and less impulsive than her husband, with a much more restrained wild side. Increasingly, she becomes the only real adult in the house, with Randy devolving more and more into a man-child.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He has this reaction after realizing what an ass he's been throughout Season 23.
  • Never My Fault: While he shares this with the other adults, he's by far the worst offender. He almost NEVER acknowledges his fault in anything, and childishly clings to his own delusions. Subverted in the midseason finale of Season 23, where he realizes that him going to prison is a consequence of his own actions, and after how much of a Jerkass he's been, he decides to face the consequences with grace. During his trial he apologizes to his family for what he's done (except Shelley, who he forgot exists), and after getting set free he resolves to stick to small-scale farming.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Season 23 he justifies his murders and unethical and underhanded business ventures as him doing desperate things to provide for his family. However, its clear that Tegridy Farms has more than enough money to thrive and his family would be more than happy to leave, but Randy just wants to live his dream of being a weed farmer and is just greedy and wants a monopoly on the business. Also, most of Tegridy Farms’ genuine money problems are caused by him spending massive amounts of money to make expensive and unnecessary advertising gimmicks, and he refuses to stop doing so after Sharon points this out to him because of his Never My Fault tendencies.
  • Oh, Crap!: In "Pandemic Special", when it was reported the creature responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic was a bat, he has this reaction as he remembered he and Mickey Mouse had unprotected sex with one. He has another one of these when it came out the real creature responsible for the spread of the virus was a pangolin, which he and Mickey also had sex with.
  • Old Shame: In-Universe. He joined a boy band before finishing high school.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Parodied or subverted. A few episodes ("Spontaneous Combustion," "T.M.I.") have him take on non-geology jobs on the ground that he is a "scientist." In the first case it's lampshaded, though he actually turns out to be competent; in the latter it's not, but he does poorly. "Die Hippie, Die" has him volunteering in Cartman's plan to dig through the hippies because he is the only scientist the city has.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: In the episode "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson", when he is forever known as "The 'Nigger' Guy" when he says the n-word on the game show "The Wheel of Fortune" on National TV.
  • Overarching Villain: Making his debut in the show's 3rd episode "Volcano", if Cartman and Mr. Garrison aren't the main villain for the episode, the chances are Randy will be as his antics and stupidity would drive the plot. This is especially true when he becomes a weed farmer in season 22 where his influence affects almost every episode afterwards to the point where be becomes the Big Bad for Season 23 and is the The Heavy for "The Pandemic Special" where his actions caused COVID-19.
  • Papa Wolf: In "Die Hippie, Die", "Pee", and "Broadway Bro Down".
  • Parental Favoritism: While Randy often over-involves himself in Stan's life, he has little interest in Shelley, at one point even forgetting her as he lists his family.
  • Parents as People: Despite his stupidity and recklessness, he means well for both his kids.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Randy is supposed to be a geologist, but rare is the time we actually see him doing any geological work. Instead, we see him trying to set the world's record for taking the biggest crap, aiming to become a TV chef, giving himself testicular cancer so he can smoke medical marijuana, etc.
  • Porn Stache: He has a mustache.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: Randy is a central character in season 23, possibly the main character of the show at that season. The show shows him going from a jerkass that is trying to make a living with farm life to an outright amoral sell out who is willing to do acts of terrorism and murder to protect his bottom line.
  • Rabble Rouser: In a more literal case than most, he has managed to start a rabble at least once by shouting "Rabble!" a few times.
  • Running Gag: His pants falling when he gets drunk. There's also him getting arrested by the cops for picking a fight with the people who root for the other sports teams.
  • Sad Clown: As revealed in "You're Getting Old", Randy is actually a very depressed person and much of his childish behavior is his way of coping with it.
  • Sarcasm Mode: In "Sarcastaball", he is diagnosed with a mental condition that causes everything he says to be a sarcastic comment.
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • "A Nightmare on FaceTime" makes it very clear he's lost it.
    • Season 23 shows that he's utterly lost it, with the first episode alone having him bomb homegrown weed owners in an act of domestic terrorism and seriously wondering if he is actually a towel. "Season Finale" reveals that this was partially a result of him repeatedly using his own weed, and he gets better after his Heel Realization.
  • Serious Business: Whatever the focus of the episode is, he's taking it waaaay too seriously.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: He takes every opportunity possible to sell his weed in Season 23 no matter how unethical or counterproductive (read: expensive) it is.
  • Snap Back: Quits/gets fired at least 4 times.
  • Stage Names: He performed his interpretation of Tween Wave music as "Steamy Ray Vaughn".
  • Supreme Chef: In "Crème Fraiche", he's shown to be a very talented chef, being capable of replicating dishes he sees on cooking shows. Much to the chagrin of his family, who have to clean up the resulting massive pile of dishes. However, its implied that his food still doesn't taste very good, and he's just imitating the flashy "gourmet" style popular on cooking shows without really understanding it.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Has become this post Flanderization, but his biggest moment comes in "Medicinal Fried Chicken" where he gives himself testicular cancer just to be legally qualified to have medical marijuana.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Takes a level every episode he appears in, and probably the ones where he doesn't appear, too.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 23, where he becomes obsessed with profiting off of Tegridy Farms, and commits an act of domestic terrorism by blowing up houses with homegrown marijuana and killing numerous people to take out the competition, and brutally garroting Winnie the Pooh to curry favor with the Chinese government. He also starts to neglect his family, and even emotionally manipulates Stan into wearing a Tegridy Farms shirt at a concert in "Band in China", and accuses them of not caring about the family whenever they make it clear they hate Tegridy Farms. He realizes how much of an ass he's been in "Season Finale", and by "The Pandemic Special", he's mainly reverted to his old self.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: He's an alcoholic, and none of his friends try to keep him from getting drunk (even encouraging him on occasion).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His preferred beer brand is Pabst Blue Ribbon, and ever since the gluten scare, he has been exclusively drinking gluten-free beer.
  • Tuckerization: Parker named Randy after his own father.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In "Pandemic Special", he and Mickey Mouse unknowingly caused the spread of COVID-19 by having sex with a pangolin.
  • Villain Protagonist: He would serve as this for Season 23 where it mostly focuses on Randy's committing crimes to keep his business afloat.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: To Stan. Randy is an over-the-top, sex-crazed, alcoholic and drug addict, while Stan is the Straight Man who is wise beyond his years.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: As revealed in "Gluten-Free Ebola" and "The Cissy", he has a double life as Lorde, using Auto-Tune to make himself sound like a teenage girl.
    Clyde: Lorde sucks.
    Jimmy: Yeah, she isn't as hot in person.

    Sharon Marsh
"It's like, the same shit just happens over and over and then in a week it just all resets until it happens again. Every week it's kind of the same story in a different way, but it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous!"

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman (1997-1999), Eliza Schneider (1999-2003), April Stewart (2004-present)

Stan's mom, who is much saner than her husband. Not that that says much.

  • Angst Coma: She was so traumatized by 9/11 that in its immediate aftermath she spent three weeks on the couch watching CNN nonstop.
  • Awful Wedded Life: By Season 23, it's become clear she no longer even likes Randy. As soon as he gets arrested, she takes down all his pictures claiming it's because seeing him reminds her that Randy went to prison. Her tone makes it very clear she just wants to pretend she never married him.
  • Characterization Marches On: Sharon was actually the more unhinged of the two in the earlier seasons, "Clubhouses" being a good example. In later seasons, she's really the only one of the boys' parents who is semi-normal, and is, relatively speaking, one of the few sane adults, in the wake of Chef's demise and Principal Victoria being Put on a Bus.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Although it is only the B-story, "Crème Fraiche" is the only time we follow Sharon without Stan or Randy.
    • She later appears as the main adult character in "Dead Kids".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like her son, Stan. It can lead to this whenever she's fed up with Randy's or anyone else in the town's antics.
  • Extreme Doormat: Downplayed. She does sometimes argue with Randy about his insane plans, but she is unable to assert herself and inevitably ends up going along with him.
  • Hypocrite: Throughout the Tegridy Farms arc, she repeatedly criticizes Randy's plans and his weed farming, calling it idiotic and childish, but the ending of "The Pandemic Special" reveals she actually smokes Randy's weed herself.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Her character was introduced when women in the show were still drawn without breasts but this did nothing to stop several characters, most notably the sixth grade boys, from being fixated on her alleged breasts. Eventually subverted because later episodes feature her in either a swimsuit, her bra, or sweat pants and a tank top (as seen in "Crème Fraiche"). Indeed, those instances depict her as actually having large breasts.
  • Mars-and-Venus Gender Contrast: With her husband, Randy. Inarguably the show's definitive example.
  • Not So Above It All: She still gets involved in a lot of the town's mass panic attacks.
  • Only Sane Woman: One of the few adults in South Park, and the only one of the boy's parents for that matter, who is legitimately level-headed and rational.
  • Stacy's Mom: Many characters often mention that they are attracted to Sharon's large breasts, especially 6th Graders. Butters supposedly also has had his first orgasm while thinking about Sharon's breasts. This comes off as Informed Attractiveness as mentioned above.
  • Sudden Name Change: Initially referred to as "Carol" in "Death" (as was Kyle's mom, Mrs. Broflovski), but Season 2 established her name as Sharon.
  • Tuckerization: She's named after Parker's mom, too.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's a lot more levelheaded than her husband, and often driven to exasperation by his behavior. Inverted in the show's early seasons, however, where she tended to be depicted as being very highly-strung and protective of Stan, while Randy was much more laid-back.

    Jimbo Kern and Ned Gerblansky
"It's coming right for us!"

Voiced by: Matt Stone (Jimbo Kern) and Trey Parker (Ned Gerblansky)
Debut: "Weight Gain 4000" (Jimbo Kern), "Volcano" (Ned Gerblansky)

Stan's redneck Uncle (Jimbo Kern) and his old Vietnam war buddy (Ned Gerblansky) who lost his arm due to a grenade explosion and speaks with a voice box thanks to a laryngectomy he had to have for his throat cancer. They own the local gun store and love to go hunting.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Both have slept with women, but had quite a few Ho Yay moments, especially Jimbo.
  • Characterization Marches On: They've been considerably more calm and level-headed in later seasons (though granted this may be partially due to being Out of Focus and are still among the mindless panicking masses in South Park usually).
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Until Season 22, Ned pretty much vanished off the face of the Earth.
  • Eagleland: Mostly Type II.
    Jimbo: Oh boy! Military action, Ned. Let's kill us some god damned Australians!
    Ned: I think we're fighting Canadians.
    Jimbo: Canadians, Australians, what's the difference?
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Though there are some questions about Jimbo...
  • Living Prop: Ned usually just stands there to make short comments via his voice box and hardly contributes to the plot.
  • Loophole Abuse: They often use phrases like "It's coming right for us!" and "Thin out their numbers!" in order to get around "pussy laws" regarding hunting.
  • More Dakka: See There Is No Kill Like Overkill below.
  • Nice Guy: Uncle Jimbo, which isn't to say he can't mess up or do wrong from time to time, but overall he's one of the nicest adults on the show. In later episodes one could argue he's a better parental figure towards Stan than Randy is.
  • Out of Focus: Ned hasn't had much focus in later seasons, usually appearing in crowd scenes. He has not had a speaking role in the series since "Here Comes the Neighborhood". He has, however, had lines in the video games Let's Go Tower Defense Play! and Stick of Truth, indicating that Trey Parker is still capable of doing the voice.
  • Refugee from Time: Possibly the reason they are Out of Focus. They're Vietnam vets which means that at the youngest they'd be in their mid-60s by now. It was perfectly reasonable (albeit starting to push it) for this to be the case when the show started back in The '90s, but considering that nobody has been allowed to age for the past two decades, this emerged. Alternatively, it may have been retconned or forgotten about but it would still be unlikely.
  • Retcon: Matt Stone refered to Jimbo as Randy's half brother in an interview. Come South Park: The Pandemic Special, Jimbo is now confirmed to be Sharon's brother.
  • Satellite Character: Ned.
  • Speech Impediment: Why Ned speaks with a voicebox, as he smoked in the past (as Jimbo put it, "he smoked so much he lost his trake").
  • Straight Gay: Implied, in the episode "It Hits the Fan", when Jimbo wasn't bleeped when he said the word "fag" when Mr. Garrison mentions gay people's N-Word Privileges when it comes to that particular word.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: They hunt using Napalm, bazookas, explosives, and flamethrowers.
  • Those Two Guys: More often than not, these two aren't seen separate, however, this seems to have changed in later seasons, with Ned being Out of Focus and Jimbo making a solo cameo appearance in "World War Zimmerman".
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: In "Summer Sucks", Ned can somehow do this despite speaking through his voice box.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In "Scott Tenorman Must Die", they are the ones who teach Cartman to aim for his target's weaknesses during his war with Scott Tenorman. This costs the latter boy his parents' lives.
  • Vocal Evolution: Ned's synthesized voice in "Volcano" was a lot more authentic-sounding, as opposed to later episodes where it became a highly transparent imitation.

    Shelly Marsh
"Shut up, turd!"

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman (1997-1999), Eliza Schneider (1999-2003), April Stewart (2004-present)

Stan's bitter older sister, who bullied him to ridiculous levels in the earlier seasons.

  • Appearance Angst: Her headgear is a huge source of her anger.
  • Big Sister Bully: To Stan, mostly in early seasons.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig", Stan implies that she tends to play nice in front of their parents. In the later seasons, she doesn't even bother trying.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Has large braces. She's quite self-conscious about them, too.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Her general characterization since Season 12. "Over Logging", "The Cissy", and "#REHASH" are good examples.
  • Berserk Button: She dislikes any mention of her braces being brought up.
  • Characterization Marches On: Only a few later appearances refer to her original sociopath persona (eg. "Over Logging"). Her antagonism towards Stan has been entirely phased out in her recent appearances.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Most of her abuse to Stan is played for laughs.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Cat Orgy," "Broadway Bro Down" and "Tegridy Farms Halloween Special."
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In Stick of Truth, it's possible for her to become your friend after her boss battle.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • She's the only one not seen cheering when Butters accidentally kills the opposing dancing team in "You Got F'd in the A".
    • When she thinks Stan is attempting to murder their grandfathernote , she gets angrier at him than usual.
    • In "Pre-School", she offers to protect Stan from Trent Boyett if he comes clean to his kindergarten teacher (looooong story). She may act a violent Jerkass towards her brother, but she's not the type of person to abandon him completely when he desperately needs help.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her permanent bad mood and her poor treatment of her younger brother are due to her being insecure about her appearance since she is considered ugly, which made her unpopular at school and her parents giving more attention to Stan.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She often flips out about insults that are entirely in her head.
  • Hidden Depths: "Tegridy Farms Halloween Special" shows that she loves reading.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: In "Pre-School," she agrees to protect Stan and his friends from Trent Boyette, claiming that "no juvenile hall turd is going to kill you, that's my job."
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Implied to be lonely and insecure due to her looks. A key reason her head gear is a huge Berserk Button.
  • Jerkass: Often temperamental, unstable, and vicious.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: "Broadway Bro Down" and "Cat Orgy" attempt to give her a softer side.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Shelly steps in to defend Stan when his parents think he caused a rampage in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig". Judging from her expression when Stan cries, she might have felt genuinely bad for him, but once the problem is sorted, she proceeds to beat him up again.
  • Karma Houdini: She regularly gets away with her bullying. "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" marks the only time in the show that Stan gets effective revenge on her.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In Stick of Truth where she's one of the enemies of the game which can be defeated.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Stan's Feminine Boy. Zig-Zagged. Stan is probably the most sensitive from the main boys, but he's not really feminine and can be a badass at times. However, he's no match to Shelly due to her Super Strength. Meanwhile, despite Shelly being super strong and very aggressive, she does have a fair share of traditionally feminine interests.
  • Older Than They Look: She's 13, but is the same height as the average South Park fifth grader. To put that in perspective, Scott Tenorman, who is the same age or at most one year older than she is, is much taller, and even the sixth graders dwarf her.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Stan.
    "No Juvenile Hall turd is going to kill you. That's my job."
  • Out of Focus: In the modern seasons of the show, she started to appear less and less. She only makes small appearances in a couple of modern episodes, but at some points, she also doesn't speak. Averted in season 23 where she had quite a few speaking roles and even got her own featured episode in "Tegridy Farms Halloween Special."
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She was willing to protect Stan from Trent Boyett.
    • Shelly also had a good relationship with Larry Feegan.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Shelly is very fond of the color pink and other girly stuff.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some official material spells her name as Shelley.
  • Speech Impediment: Speaks with a lisp, most likely because of her braces.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Her only prominent role in Season 22 lasted a few minutes where she attempted to bribe the playground monitor with a dog's butthole note  when she was caught vaping in "Tegridy Farms". However, Shelly's actions resulted in her family moving to the titular farm and become cannabis cultivators for the rest of the season.
  • Super Strength: Where are a lot of humor from her comes from...and much of the abuse.
  • Teens Are Monsters: A teenager and a total bully, at least early on.
  • Trigger Happy: Was a little too excited at the thought of shooting her own grandfather.
  • Tuckerization: Shelly is named after Parker's sister, who also abused Trey by tossing him down the stairs, punching him, and locking him out of the house (though, arguably, what happened to Trey is nothing compared to what Shelly does to Stan).
  • The Un-Favourite: She accuses Sharon of favoring Stan, which could account for her Big Sister Bully tendencies. Randy also seems to favor Stan over her and in latter seasons he doesn't really bother to hide it. Quite ironically this seemed to be the opposite in earlier seasons, where they would let Shelly bully Stan freely and, according to him at least, treated her like an angel.

    Marvin "Grampa" Marsh
"I killed my grandpa when I was your age."

Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Death"

Stan and Shelly's grandfather and Randy's father. Calls Stan "Billy", and has been suicidal since he turned 102.

  • Accidental Misnaming: As mentioned above, he always calls Stan "Billy" for some reason. Trey Parker says his own grandfather used to do the same.
  • Alliterative Name: Though he is usually just called Grampa.
  • Broken Pedestal: At the end of "Time to Get Cereal", it is revealed he made a deal with ManBearPig years ago for expensive cars and premium boutique ice cream. In "Nobody Got Cereal?", any respect Stan had for him goes down the drain after he finds out the truth.
  • Bungled Suicide: All his suicide attempts in "Death" failed.
  • Catchphrase: "(You) son of a whore!"
  • Cerebus Retcon: Is revealed to have Alzheimer's in "Cash for Gold", casting a slightly less comical light on some of his habits.
  • Compressed Vice: "Freemium Isn't Free" claims he always had a gambling problem.
  • Cool Old Guy: In "Hummels and Heroin" he gets out of his wheelchair, and beats the "head bitch" of the retirement home with a sack filled with her Hummel collection and in turn, takes her place at the top of the pecking order. Considering he's over a hundred years old and is almost always seen in his wheelchair, seeing him get out and stand his ground (literally) is pretty damn cool.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Death," "Gray Dawn" and "Hummels and Heroin."
  • Death Seeker: Marvin is over 100 years old, can't really do much of anything anymore, and most of his friends and loved ones are almost certainly dead. Even before the retcon revealing he had started to develop Alzheimers, he was clearly not in good physical condition. He'd commit suicide except he's "too damn old".
  • Driven to Suicide: In "Death". Multiple times. All of them unsuccessful.
  • Drives Like Crazy: In "Grey Dawn."
  • Out of Focus: Though his appearances were infrequent to begin with, he was non-existent for several seasons before reappearing in Season 16's "Cash for Gold." By season 21 he now lives in a retirement home, explaining his absence from the Marsh household.
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: Will sometimes just be sleeping in the background of the Marsh household. "Grey Dawn" also plays the elderly's tendency to wake up early for humor.
  • The Unapologetic: Although he has a knee-jerk My God, What Have I Done? reaction to seeing Stan getting arrested, he absolutely refuses to apologize or make amends for making a deal with ManBearPig, insisting that his generation deserved nice cars and ice cream like everyone else.
  • Veteran Instructor: The only man old enough to have actually seen the Civil War… reenactment of 1924.

Broflovski Family

    Sheila Broflovski

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman (1997-1999), Mona Marshall (1999-present)
Debut: "Death"

Kyle's mom. A "big fat bitch", according to Cartman. She's proven to be one on several occasions.

  • Ambiguously Bi: She's married to Gerald, but is one of the options for Cartman's real mother in "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut," implying she slept with Liane at the Drunken Barn Dance.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Her hair is long and red, much like her son Kyle's, and put up in a beehive.
  • Berserk Button: God help you if you swear while she's in earshot.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Shares this position in The Movie with Saddam Hussein.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Sharon from angry Jerseyites in "It's a Jersey Thing".
  • Big "WHAT?!": Her Catchphrase is shouting "Wha-wha-whaaaat?!" whenever something offensive comes up.
  • Catchphrase: "Whatwhatwhaaaat?!"
  • Character Development: Has gone from the overzealous Knight Templar Parent to later softening up to being one of the more sensible parents in South Park, to the point of sometimes being among the more sane adults in the show alongside Sharon.
  • Covert Pervert: She's not nearly as much of a prude when it comes to her sex life with her husband.
  • The Dreaded: Both her husband and her children are terrified of her rampages whenever she catches them doing something inappropriate.
    Dildo Schwaggins: They're gonna set countries against each other! We have way bigger problems!
    Gerald: You don't know my fucking wife!
  • Demoted to Extra: In the show's earliest seasons, she was one of the most prominent adult characters due to her Moral Guardian nature serving as an impetus for the plot of a lot of episodes as well as the movie. However, both her presence and that aspect of her character diminished over time, getting to the point where her role could largely be described as "Kyle's mom."
  • Easily Forgiven: Everyone was quick to accept her apology despite declaring war over a show and nearly causing the end of the world in the movie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a shrewish nosy prude who caused alot of problems in the movie, she actually draws the line at respecting her husband's privacy... this actually helped Gerald get away with his actions as Skankhunt42.
  • Evil Redhead: Downplayed, but she was more villainous in early seasons and the movie.
  • Family Values Villain: In The Movie, her desire to make the world better for children accidentally brings on the Apocalypse.
  • Fan Disservice: In "Wieners Out", she wears lingerie to engage in sexual roleplay with Gerald... and pisses on him.
  • Fat Bitch: She's the fattest mother in South Park and also the most abrasive (at least in earlier seasons). Cartman even made a song about her being a big, fat bitch.
  • Fiery Redhead: She is a full-blown fiery Jewish Knight Templar redhead.
  • Former Teen Rebel: When she was younger and lived in New Jersey, she was a promiscuous Jersey Shore-style Hard-Drinking Party Girl who went by the alias "S-WOW Tittybang." Once she got pregnant, she moved to South Park and became a strict mother.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Like her son, she's quick to anger.
  • Hate Sink: Became one in the movie. Despite being a Knight Templar, she instigates a war that results in scores of deaths on both sides and an attempted genocide against Canadians. She also shoots Terrance and Phillip, which nearly triggers the end of the world. However, she has a Heel–Face Turn at the end, and Kenny's wish undoes all the damage she caused. Of course, it's an incredibly satisfying moment when Cartman makes fun of her with his song.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of The Movie, she abandons her crusade against inappropriate media and becomes a more tolerant person.
  • Hidden Depths: The Jersey side of her doesn't really come out unless she gets around other people from Jersey.
  • Hypocrite: As much as she hates it when children swear, especially her own, she has no problem swearing herself. Truth in Television however, since many normal parents and adults would act the same way.
  • Jerkass: Her overzealous attempts to make a "safer environment" for the town's kids involving starting a war with Canada and trying to kill Terrance and Phillip in cold blood. She can also be rather overbearing to her son, at times, to the point where he is shown to be outright terrified of her. She gets better after the movie.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While Sheila can be too overbearing, sometimes she makes valid points. The movie actually concedes that she's right about Terrence and Phillip being bad for kids, even if her attempts to censor it are wrong.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her over-protective and annoying personality have diminished a lot after the movie.
  • Jewish Mother: Early seasons did this a lot with Sheila in a parody of this trope along with plenty of Jewish stereotypes, making her a short, fat, overbearing and overprotective mother. To further emphasize it, she was the only female character in early seasons who had a hook nose instead of a button nose.
  • Karma Houdini: One might say she got off way too easily for instigating a Canadian holocaust, killing Terrance and Phillip despite Kyle's warnings and nearly causing The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She is played very seriously in The Movie.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Her abrasiveness against anything that offends her goes too far at times.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: To her husband Gerald. While she may have done many unscrupulous things in the past, she always had motives that were well-intentioned (at least in her mind). In stark contrast, Gerald goes online to viciously troll women, including his own wife, willing to allow a gender war to happen, and even frames his own son Ike as the troll, all for personal enjoyment.
  • Like Mother, Like Son: Kyle and Sheila both have large shocks of red hair, they both have very short fuses against anti-Semitism and they can both go to extreme lengths when they're devoted to a cause.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Taken way too far, as she is willing to literally start wars to protect her children against things they really don't need protecting against.
    • In an episode, the parents feel forced to follow the kids everywhere, and when Cartman insults Kyle while Sheila is near... well, maybe it's a good thing that we don't see what happens next.
    • Inverted in "Not Funny" and "The End of Serialization as We Know It", where she gradually gets more and more hateful towards her children, especially Ike. Though to be fair, she thought he was the skanhunt42 troll, also he and Kyle were directly disobeying her trying to help prevent World Wold 3.
  • Moral Guardians: A scathing parody.
    Remember what the MPAA says: "Horrific, deplorable violence is okay, as long as people don't say any naughty words!"
  • My Beloved Smother: She's started wars over being protective of her son. This was made a major plot point in The Movie.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: By the climax of the movie, she has Canadians being gunned down in the streets, death camps for Americans with Canadian ancestry, and fully endorses electric torture on children.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Coupled with My God, What Have I Done? in the movie.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Her "moral crusades" were normally played for laughs, but in The Movie she single-handedly causes World War III and subsequently the Apocalypse.
  • Obnoxious Entitled Housewife: In early seasons, she was prone to picking fights and starting campaigns against anything she found offensive to her children. This reaches its apex in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut when she starts a full-blown war with Canada because they produced the vulgar Terrance and Philip movie.
  • Old Shame: In-universe. She was born and raised in Joisey, moved as far away as she could, and went to great lengths to never let the truth be known.
  • Open-Minded Parent: In later seasons, when the issue is Kyle finding Ike to be growing up fast or something, she brushes it off as a phase.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Towards Canadians in The Movie, despite the fact that her own adopted son is Canadian. Kyle even brings this up to reason with her, but she carelessly ignores it and continues to exterminate Canada.
  • Rabble Rouser: Easily the biggest offender in the entire town. If there's outrage among the citizens of South Park, there's a good chance she's the one who started it.
  • Sanity Slippage: After calming down for a long period of time, "Not Funny" and "The End of Serialization as We Know It" show that she seems to have completely lost it.
  • Think of the Children!: Her motivation in the episode "Death" and in The Movie is to get Terrance and Phillip off the air so the kids won't imitate them anymore.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After the movie, her abrasiveness is toned down. See "A Very Crappy Christmas" and "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina".
  • Tuckerization: Even if it's kinda unflattering, to Sheila Stone.
  • Villain Decay: Not nearly as abrasive in later appearances. Over the past eight seasons, Randy Marsh has taken the mantle of "parent who overreacts to things and causes problems". She isn't even a villain anymore.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Involves shooting Terrance and Phillip. Though thankfully they come back to life at the end of the movie when Kenny wishes for everything to go back to normal.
  • Villainous BSoD: Gets one at the end of the movie, where she realized that she brought enough intolerance to the world to allow the second coming of Satan (and his boyfriend Saddam).
  • Villain Song: "Blame Canada".
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch". Courtesy of Cartman.

    Gerald Broflovski
"So call me, Kyle's dad. Because it's not about money, it's about… wait, what am I saying? Call me!"

Voiced by: Matt Stone

Kyle's dad, a lawyer. For most of the show's run he was portrayed as a relatively pleasant milquetoast with a small nasty side; then Season 20 happened.

  • Abusive Parents: Used Ike as a scapegoat to avoid punishment in "Members Only" and did nothing to make the situation better for him. In the next episode, he starts out using emotional blackmail to make him comply and when Kyle asked him why he did it he responds by giving him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech accusing him of not having a sense of humor. It's amazing they didn't let him be bombed in Denmark.
  • Ascended Extra: Becomes one of the main antagonists of Season 20 and even starts to get more screen time than his son.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Yes, he read how disgustingly obscene a certain porno was in People Magazine. Not to mention his hallucinations while "cheesing".
  • Ambiguously Bi: Watched Randy masturbate in "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub", didn't feel awkward about it, and didn't seem to understand why Randy did.
  • Amoral Attorney: Once exploited the town, who was on a suing spree for sexual harassment, to make enough money to get a bigger house.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Garrison, Lennart, and the Member Berries in Season 20.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He likes to think of himself as a manipulative mastermind sowing chaos to the world, but all that he really did was troll women and girls on the Internet. When he pisses the wrong people with his trolling and come after him, he reveals to be a Dirty Coward and his threat levels gets eclipsed by other antagonists, most notably Lennart.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • His son, Kyle, used to idolize to his father, once referring to him as "the smartest guy in the world". However any admiration Kyle had for his father goes down the drain when he finds out that he's skankhunt42 and tried to frame Ike, Kyle's little brother, for his trolling.
    • Likewise Dildo Schwaggins used to believe Gerald was the ultimate anti-establishment rebel, only to realize he was just an asshole who only trolls for shits and giggles.
  • Carpet of Virility: Has a very hairy upper body, as seen in "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub".
  • Characterization Marches On: At first he was just a laid-back father who looked Closer to Earth compared to his wife. As the series went on and he had more episodes focusing on him, he was shown to be greedy, smug, and owned a colossal ego. Seasons 19 and 20 also shows that he is an asshole on the Internet, be it as a self-absorbed Yelp reviewer or a troll who harasses little girls.
  • Compressed Vice: As revealed in "Red Man's Greed", he has a gambling addiction. Of course that isn't his only addiction (see What You Are in the Dark).
  • Dirty Coward: He is always trying to finds way to weasel out of punishment whenever he's cornered. This ranges from reminding others that suing people is bad when they decide to sue him for everything he has done in "Sexual Harassment Panda" to framing Ike for being the troll skankhunt42 so he won't have to face his wife's wrath in "Members Only".
  • Enemy Mine: By the end of Season 20, he and his sons are working to take down Trolltrace, but it's clear that he's totally lost their trust at this point due to his framing of Ike for his trolling.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While he went so far as to get chuckles out of causing someone to kill herself, even he was horrified when Bedrager admitted that he wants to, effectively, start World War III just for kicks.
    • Also, while he did chuckle about driving the Danish woman to suicide, that was not his intent, instead only wanting to annoy people for fun. He never deliberately tries to cause death for a laugh.
  • Evil All Along: It is revealed at the end of "Member Berries" that Gerald is the Internet troll skankhunt42, going onto the school message board to harass and shame the girls. The next episode reveals he does so because he gets a kick out of it. The reason it is this trope and not a Face–Heel Turn is that he pretty much says he has always been like this and loved to make fun of other kids even when he was in school, and to top it off he thinks that it's everyone else who is wrong for not finding his behavior hilarious.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Randy Marsh. Both serve as the wacky parent to their sane children Stan and Kyle, are known for creating crazy dilemma's for the town, and refuses to accept blame for their actions. However, Randy despite his outwardly wackiness is shown to care for his family and is willing to protect them, especially towards his youngest child Stan, and while Gerald despite acting polite and sophisticated, only cares about himself, going as far as to frame his youngest child Ike, just so he can avoid getting into trouble.
  • Eviler Than Thou:
    • As skankhunt42 he proves to be even worse than the rest of the trolls, as they all believe they're rallying against authority and suffered from persecution and bullying when they were younger. Gerald, on the other hand, doesn't care about making any statements and is only interested in harassing people because he's an asshole. To drive the point home, when Gerald asks if Dildo Schwaggins remembers calling people "fags" for no reason when he was young, Dildo replies that he remembers being called a fag for no reason when he was young.
    • Bedrager pulls this on him by plotting to start World War III for kicks.
  • Evil vs. Evil: With Lennart Bedrager. A notorious and persistent Internet troll who delights in causing grief and chaos For the Evulz and is remorseless about the fact that his trolling caused somebody to commit suicide vs. a Corrupt Corporate Executive who aims to eliminate the Internet privacy of everyone in the world (which is shown to plunge one town so far into chaos that it had to be walled off) because of the aforementioned suicide.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Despite his affable demeanor, he turns out to be one of the most vicious Internet trolls on the show.
  • For the Evulz: Unlike the other trolls, he only trolls others, mainly women, simply because he enjoys doing so.
  • Frame-Up: Frames Ike, his own son, for being the troll skankhunt42.
  • Hate Sink: As skankhunt42, he is a cowardly Troll who does so for a cheap laugh. Even the other trolls, who are implied to have a Freudian Excuse, are sickened of him.
  • The Heavy: Out of all the members of the Big Bad Ensemble, he has the most influence in Season 20 with his trolling being responsible for the girls breaking up with their boyfriends, Heidi and Cartman's relationship, and Freja's suicide which give Lennart an excuse to create Trolltrace and kickstart World War III.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "The End of Serialization as We Know It", he teams up with the Danish, the other trolls, and Kyle to take out Bredrager.
  • Heel Realization: After reading Kyle's report that suggests getting rid of all the poor people.
  • Henpecked Husband: When he tries downplaying online harassment as harmless ribbing to his wife, she stares at him blankly until he yields, showing that despite his nastiness online, he's a total pussy in real life. A joisey wife isn't someone you want to upset.
  • Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: Compared to most cartoon dads, he's fairly attractive. Compared to most cartoon mothers, Sheila isn't.
  • Hypocrite: The things he says as skankhunt42 are actually worse than the things he sued people for saying in "Sexual Harassment Panda".
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: Despite being a troll who drove Freja Ollegard to suicide, he is utterly horrified by Bedrager's plan to set off World War III for kicks. Bedrager retorts, "Listen to you!" when Gerald tells him that what he's doing is evil, but the story makes no bones about the fact that the former is worse than the latter in every regard.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When hanging out with Stuart McCormick everything he says or does comes off as flaunting his wealth.
  • Internet Jerk: He's secretly the Internet troll, skankhunt42, when he's off the computer he's such a pussy he'd throw his five-year-old son under the bus to avoid getting into trouble with his wife.
  • Jerkass: Sometimes crosses into this territory by being as bad as Randy, especially after The Movie.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Kyle finds out he harassed women for a laugh, Gerald tells Kyle he needs to have a sense of humor. One season later and Kyle inadvertently gets Canada nuked because he didn't find their jokes funny anymore.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In some episodes, coinciding with Depending on the Writer.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: As of Season 20, as skankhunt42. He is horrified at first when his online antics cause someone to commit suicide, but it is later shown that he was just worried about getting in trouble. It's also shown that the other trolls looked up to him because they thought he was trying to make a political statement with his trolling, but they all turn their backs on him once they realize that he's "just a dick." In the episode "Oh, Jeez", when he finally comes face to face with Lennart Bedrager, it's pretty clear that Bedrager knows who he is by the way he recites the names Gerald used to push said person to suicide, and Gerald can barely keep from laughing.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • In "Sexual Harassment Panda", he gets away with all the money he made from encouraging the town to sue each other all the time.
    • In "The End of Serialization as We Know It" the Internet and all its history get destroyed at the exact moment Sheila looks up his history on Trolltrace, meaning she never finds out he is skankhunt42, thus, most likely, preventing him from having to face her wrath. Even though she had plenty of time to do so after she finds out Ike was innocent and was told that she shouldn't trust her husband's online activities by Laura Tucker who just discovered her husband's cheating, because for the first time ever, Sheila was the only one respectful and rational enough to respect another's right to privacy and Gerald's sons didn't tell her for some reason despite the fact that he made multiple people quit social media, started a gender war, drove a beloved Danish celebrity to suicide and gave the season's Big Bad the excuse he needed to get the Danish to build Trolltrace and start World War III, which very nearly happened. Instead, he got a happy ending with only Kyle and Ike mad at him, and everyone who knew the truth, even the Danish, forgave him.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty:
    • In Phone Destroyer it's downplayed, but apparently the people of South Park all eventually found out that he's skankhunt42, and they all lost respect for him as a result.
    • ICE does arrest him in Mexican Joker, although it's for a different reason thanks to Cartman.
  • Leitmotif: Smokin' by Boston.
  • Never Bareheaded: "Major Boobage" is the only time in the entire series to date that he is shown without his yarmulke.
  • Never My Fault: Like Randy, he too tends to shift the blame to someone or something else when he is being confronted.
    • In "Sexual Harassment Panda" he says that it was the Lawsuits for causing problems, when it was he who was behind the lawsuits.
    • In "Smug Alert" he says that Hybrid cars were responsible for causing the Smug in South Park, despite being the instigator of the trend in the first place.
    • In "Major Boobage" he says the people should be the ones to control the urges of cheesing, but not referring to himself after that fact that he was just cheesing.
    • He even pins the blame on Ike, his own son, for being the troll skankhunt42.
    • When Kyle, his other son finds out that he is the troll and confronts him about it, he blames Kyle for not having sense of humor.
  • Parental Favoritism: He seems to favor Ike more that Kyle in Season 20.
  • Predecessor Villain: He serves as this for Season 21, despite forgoing his trolling ways. His trolling in Season 20 caused Heidi and Cartman to start a relationship which eventually becomes toxic by Season 21. The toxicity causes Heidi to become Cartman's Distaff Counterpart, causing Gerald's son Kyle, who liked Heidi, to rally against Canada, leading Kyle to get the country nuked.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He viciously trolls women online because it reminds him of being a kid again. Shockingly enough, he's an adult and he still likes to annoy people younger than him.
  • Retired Monster: He seems to have stopped trolling people online after season 20. However, it never comes across as any genuinely reformation on Gerald's part since he never showed any remorse for all the chaos he caused with his trolling, still thinking it all to be hilarious.
  • Sadist: In Season 20, he loves trolling people for kicks.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: He basically outright states this to Dildo Schwaggins, explaining that he has always loved calling people hurtful names for fun.
    Gerald: No, I just do it to laugh, like I did when I was a kid! Don't you just remember being a kid and calling someone a fag for no reason?!
    Dildo Schwaggins: I remember being called a fag for no reason.
    Gerald: Right! Like it was just fun, right?! Getting political doesn't do anything for me. I just like remembering when I was a kid. That's it.
  • Skewed Priorities: Cares more about avoiding his wife's wrath than being told he'd be used to start World War III, to be fair anyone who knows Sheila.
  • Slasher Smile: Has a large vicious smile when trolling online.
  • Smug Snake:
    • He sets the plot of "Smug Alert" in motion by becoming ridiculously arrogant after he brought a hybrid car and eventually started to genuinely enjoy the smell of his own farts.
    • In "Major Boobage", he tries to get everyone to cheer for him shortly after he was found high on cat piss fighting Kenny in a playground.
    • In "You're Not Yelping", he, like all of the other Yelp reviewers, becomes convinced he was The Leader.
    • Finally, as skankhunt42 he becomes insanely proud of himself for his skills at writing offensive comments on the Internet, seeing himself as a Memetic Troll.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: His conflict with Stuart McCormick as seen in "Chickenpox." Gerald got a job in his teen years and ended up a clean successful lawyer, while Stuart is a jobless drunk living on the wrong side of the tracks.
  • The Sociopath: Season 20 turns him into a sadist who shows no concern for anyone's well-being except his own.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 20, he goes beyond his jerkish tendencies as a sociopathic troll whose actions drive a woman to suicide.
  • Trans Nature: "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" reveals that he wants to be a dolphin, and he gets disgusting surgery to complete the transformation.
  • Troll: He is skankhunt42, and he posts all sorts of things (from petty sexist insults to crude Photoshop images with dicks in mouths) not to back them up, but to provoke a reaction (with which he takes enjoyment) and only do more. When he took a Danish athlete's response to his antics as a challenge, a shadow appears over him resembling a literal troll.
  • Tuckerization: Continuing the pattern, he's named after Stone's father.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of Season 20, along with Mr. Garrison. He's the notorious troll whose actions put the entire world's privacy in jeopardy, and we follow him as he dives into the TrollTrace program and debates whether to keep trolling, all while hiding his identity from his wife.
  • Walking Spoiler: It is impossible to discuss him in Season 20 without letting it slip that he is skankhunt42, and thus, that his true character is much meaner than he seems at first. Hell, most of his tropes refer to or contain a mention of his notorious online identity as a troll, as he was mainly just Kyle's dad prior to Season 20.
  • What You Are in the Dark: While Gerald normally acts like a model citizen, there are moments that show he's not as sorted out as we've been led to believe.
    • "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" reveals to spite seemingly being Happily Married to Sheila he slept with Liane Cartman, though since he was OK with her sleeping with Chef it's possible they're swingers.
    • "Major Boobage" reveals that he used to be addicted to inhaling cat pee and the sight of a cat during a time of moral panic causes him to relapse.
    • In "Skank Hunt", he's a misogynistic cyberbully behind closed doors.
  • Wicked Pretentious: He is a lawyer who drinks A Glass of Chianti and acts smug and sophisticated, but behind closed doors he's just a immature man, who enjoys trolling women on the Internet For the Evulz.
  • With Friends Like These...: It's revealed in "The Damned", he doesn't have a problem trolling Randy, one of his closest friends, on community message boards.

    Ike Broflovski
Ike (season 1): Zeeponanner.
Ike (season 13): I feel like an asshole.

Voiced by: Franchesca Clifford ("Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", parts of Bigger, Longer, and Uncut), Jesse Howell (Seasons 1-3, parts of Bigger, Longer, and Uncut), Anthony Cross-Thomas (parts of Bigger, Longer, and Uncut), Nico and Milan Aliya Agnone (Seasons 4-5), Spencer Lacey Ganus (Seasons 6-7), Katharine Howell (Season 10), Eric Bauza (pubescent self in "Taming Strange", credited as "True List"), Betty Parker (Season 20)

Kyle's baby brother. Very smart for his age.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Played with. Originally, he was this, following Kyle and inevitably going through the "kick the baby!" routine. However, as time went on, the two became much closer as Ike's intelligence increased, and now Ike serves as one of Kyle's biggest priorities whenever he gets into trouble. He still had some moments in more recent seasons, like when he temporarily went to puberty and acted very mean towards Kyle.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: He becomes a knight of Canada in "Royal Pudding" after saving the Princess of Canada from Tooth Decay.
  • Baby Talk: Often babbles incoherently, especially in earlier episodes. This was more so in the earlier episodes, as he was voiced by two-year-old children initially and, in later episodes, when he speaks at all, this is downplayed, as voice aside, he doesn't babble like he did, due to being voiced by four/five-year-old children.
  • Badass Adorable: He a Child Prodigy and a knight of Canada at the age of four. And he is... so cute!
  • Big Brother Worship: He idolizes his brother Kyle very much by copying his words and actions, even following him to school in the first episode.
  • Brainy Baby: At age three, he can barely speak, but gets to go to kindergarten early and apparently reserves the TV every night to watch the news. In one episode, he reads several novels written for adults in the course of one day.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Runs away to Somalia because he's tired of the tedium of middle-class suburban life before hitting 4 years old.
  • Butt-Monkey: Was the butt of Kyle's "kick the baby" gag in the early episodes.
  • Character Development: He is the only character to age mentally, rather than simply chronologicallynote ; he started out as a babbling toddler who spouted nonsense, yet now, at just a year older, he's very intelligent, and speaks more coherently.
  • Characterization Marches On: He's started acting more and more like an adult in a toddler's body.
  • Child Prodigy: While the other Jew Scouts at Jewbilee made macaroni art looking like they were actually made by children, Ike created an exact replica of The Last Supper with the same materials. He also composes sheet music, reads John Steinbeck, and knows how to use words like "alienated" correctly.
  • Cool Sword: He gets a large sword in "Royal Pudding".
  • Dirty Kid: In "Taming Strange", he wants to "tame Foofa's strange" due to having taking steroids that made him catch puberty early.
  • Driven to Suicide: Subverted. In "About Last Night", he was a McCain voter who reacted to the election's outcome by jumping out the window of the first floor of the house. As it turns out, it was all a ruse, since he was under orders from Obama and McCain all along.
  • Happily Adopted:
    • With the Broflovskis, Ike is fairly content; his real hindrance is with the monotony of middle-class life, the fact that his peers are "fucking idiots", and constantly having to hear about Susan Boyle's performance of Les Misérables on Britain's Got Talent.
    • Subverted in "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy", in which he tells Kyle that he is "dead to him" and runs away from home to go to Milan with his teacher. He eventually learns the error of his ways, however. He also becomes very upset about leaving his adopted family in "It's Christmas in Canada".
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Downplayed. In early seasons, Kyle would kick him around like a football for laughs despite Ike's protests, but Ike was never particularly hurt. This dialed down as Kyle became a better big brother and Ike became a bit tougher, though he's still put in comically terrible situations like being groomed by his teacher.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "Taming Strange", Ike becomes a typical horny rebellious teenager thanks to a screw up on the Canada Healthcare system's part that involved Ike getting hormones instead of constipation medicine. He's mostly better after he stops taking them and learns An Aesop to not rush growing up.
  • Likes Older Women: In "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" he gets a crush on his kindergarten teacher...who, disturbingly, reciprocates his feelings. Although it's clear he has no idea what he is doing.
  • Made of Iron: He can get punted across the street like a football, used as a bludgeon to slap someone silly, or crash through a window, and he'll bounce back like nothing happened.
  • Morality Pet: Even when Kyle is at his worst, Ike will be his main priority. In "Fatbeard", Kyle had no qualms against sending Cartman and a few other classmates to Somalia, but he immediately rushes over there upon realizing Ike is with them.
  • Otaku: His search history on Troll Trace reveals that he is a fan of Naruto and Yuri!!! on Ice.
  • Retcon: Was originally not meant to be adopted, but was revealed to be such after Parker and Stone realized he resembled Terrance and Phillip.
  • The Runaway: In "Fatbeard" he runs away to join Cartman's pirate crew because he's sick of the town.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He learned several curse words from "Daddy" telling him to swear during Season 20.
  • The Scapegoat: During Season 20, Gerald forces Ike to troll on the computer so he would earn Sheila's ire as skankhunt42 instead of Gerald, the real troll.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: In "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "About Last Night" and "Royal Pudding". The kid's four and he's a knight in Canada and a skilled computer hacker.
  • Unexpected Virgin: Inverted, as he loses his virginity at age four.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Ike's entered kindergarten 2 years early, watches conservative political commentary, makes a macaroni replica of The Last Supper, has been hired to help cover up a massive jewel heist, and is a knight in Canada. As of Season 15 on, he's only 4.
  • Wrongly Accused: In "Members Only", he's blamed for everything skankhunt42 did.

    Kyle Schwartz
"I'm back!"

Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "The Entity"

Kyle's cousin Kyle, called "Kyle 1" by Sheila. Became a millionaire.

  • All Jews Are Cheapskates: He doesn't like paying if it is very expensive.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm back!"
  • Hypocritical Humor: Is a walking talking stereotype, yet criticizes the main characters for being "stereotypical rednecks" which they really aren't.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: A complete dork and is Jewish.
  • Jewish Complaining: Tends to complain about his asthma, various other health issues, or about money.
    Mrs. Broflovski: So how was your flight?
    Kyle: Oh it was terrible, they recycle the air and it really did a number on my asthma, I asked them to turn up the oxygen and they wouldn't.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted intentionally. He shares a name with his cousin, Kyle Broflovski, serving as a foil by portraying every Jewish stereotype that Kyle Broflovski doesn't want to fit.
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: Kyle B. detests Kyle S. in his debut episode because his nerdiness, sickliness, and cheap attitude fits every Jewish stereotype that Kyle B. has tried so hard to defy. Ironically, at the end of the episode, Kyle S. calls out Kyle B. and his friends for supposedly being stereotypical rednecks.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: The boys try numerous times to ditch him, but he always returns with an enthusiastic "I'm baaack!"

Cartman/Tenorman Family

    Liane Cartman
"Yes, darling. You can have whatever you want."

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman (1997-1999), Eliza Schneider (1999-2003), April Stewart (2004-present)

Cartman's mom, who lets him get away with anything. She's also a "Dirty Slut".

  • Ambiguously Evil: Liane appears to be a sweet woman, but it's been implied that she's as racist and anti-semitic as Eric, who, on numerous occasions (at least during the early seasons), quoted his mother on saying offensive and politically incorrect statements about black people, gays, and Jews.
  • Anything That Moves: In her younger years, she slept with almost the entire adult population of South Park, including the women and the less attractive individuals.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As of Season 14, she's become a bit more willing to discipline Cartman, and also scolded him in "HUMANCENTiPAD" after he misbehaved at Best Buy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is quite the doormat. She also gets falsely accused of "fucking" Cartman in "HUMANCENTiPAD".
  • Casual Kink: She's not shy about her very active and bizarre sex life and describes it in the same cheery tone she describes everything else. She doesn't hide it from her son either, which is implied to be one of the reasons he's so messed up.
    Sheila: What the heck is a rimjob?
    Liane: Oh, why that's when you put your legs behind your head and have someone lick your ass. [beat]
  • Cerebus Retcon: Originally she was just the town bike who spoiled Cartman rotten, then "Tsst" revealed that the reason she's so willing to please her son and have a lot of unprotected sex is because she has no friends, and looks for a friend in her son by spoiling him.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • Despite the early concept of her being a "crack whore", she hasn't been shown sleeping with anyone since "The Death of Eric Cartman". The drug part is actually lampshaded in "The Poor Kid", when she mentions that she hasn't taken any in years. Apparently, she's been cleaning up her life off-screen.
    • Early episodes tended to depict Liane as far more hedonistic all around. A lot of Cartman's politically incorrect mentalities he would claim to be taught by her. Some episodes also suggested she was only superficially devoted to her son, not even noticing when something had happened to him in "Starvin' Marvin" and the original pilot and even going through with executed him in an early revision of The Movie. Compare this to weak-willed but genuinely caring mother she is later seasons who is at least trying to figure how to raise her son properly.
  • Character Development: Later episodes have shown her being less cowed by Cartman, and more willing to stand up to him. They also delve more into her guilt about being a bad parent and why she acts the way she does.
  • Dope Slap: Believe it or not, there are a handful of episodes where she whacks Cartman after he says something offensive.
  • Extreme Doormat: It turns out in "Tsst" that she spoils Cartman for his attention because she doesn't have any real friends. However, a few episodes play with this by letting Liane push back against Cartman and actually punish him.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's revealed in "Tsst" that Ms. Cartman spoils her son as a way to look for a friend in him, because she has no friends otherwise.
  • Friendless Background: In the episode "Tsst", this is why Ms. Cartman goes out of her way to spoil her son rotten; She's looking for a friend in her son, since she has no friends otherwise.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: She'd never interacted with Randy Marsh until Season 23.
  • Good Bad Girl: She can't remember who Cartman's dad actually was (because she banged multiple men at the Drunken Barn Dance), and porn videos starring her are sometimes mentioned during the series, especially in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, when Kyle and Stan were doing a little research, they found a scat porn video starring Liane herself.
  • Hermaphrodite: Revealed in the Season 1 finale/Season 2 premiere two-part episode "Cartman's Mom Is (Still) a Dirty Slut" that she has a penis and a vagina and is in fact Cartman's biological father. However, "201" reveals that this was a lie just used to hide the identity of Cartman's real father.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She's almost always cheerful and nice to a fault, and also (at least early on) the town bicycle.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She seems to think Cartman is a "little angel" to the point where she doesn't even question his story about why he has a picture of him with Butters' penis in his mouth in "Cartman Sucks". She also lets him get away with murder and always takes his side, although later episodes have had her wising up and growing a spine.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: It's revealed in "Tsst" that this is Ms. Cartman's Freudian Excuse for spoiling her son rotten. She wants to have friends, and looks for a friend in her son; she has no friends otherwise.
  • In the Blood: In one episode where she takes the kids to visit her relatives, almost all of them act like Cartman, except his grandmother, who acts like Liane.
  • It's All About Me: Liane shows herself to be this in the end of "Tsst". By the end of the episode, Cartman is basically "fixed" and is now a well-mannered little boy. Liane is happy that he's not running her life, with Cesar Millan assuring her that when Cartman grows up he can be her friend. However, when Cesar rejects having a relationship with Liane, seeing her only as a client, Liane goes back to spoiling Cartman, showing that she is so desperate for a friend that she'd rather spoil her son than be a good mother to him.
  • Like a Son to Me: In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, she vaguely implies she sees the New Kid as like a second child to her.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Trey Parker's ex-fiance who cheated on him numerous times, which is why she's so promiscuous.
  • Nice Girl: She's a cheery, sweet sort of woman. It's not easy to be this when your son is Eric Cartman.
  • Parents as People: Her spoiling of Cartman is eventually shown to be a cry for help, as she has few friends and Cartman won't appreciate her outside of what she can provide for him. Episodes like "Tsst" and "SHOTS!!!" show that she knows her son is a nightmare, and she wants to be better to him, but she's afraid of pushing him away and he's become too wild to get under control.
  • Pushover Parents: She rarely disciplines Cartman and does whatever he wants. It's made clear in "Tsst" that this is because she has no adult friends and treats Cartman like more of a peer. Later seasons play with this by having her come to terms with her bad parenting and discipline him more.
  • Really Gets Around: In "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut", Mr. Garrison asks an entire bar full of people if any of them haven't slept with her; aside from Halfy, everybody had (including the Mayor and Principal Victoria). Later, there were twenty men who might have been Cartman's biological father.
  • Sex for Services: In "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut," she sleeps with several members of the government, up to and including President Clinton, in order to legally abort her son (though she really meant she wanted to adopt him out).
  • Supreme Chef: She is a really good cook, to the point that everyone looks forward to Cartman's birthday and gets him whatever he wants simply so they can go to his party and eat his mom's food.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Coon 2: Hindsight", she grounds Cartman and in "HUMANCENTiPAD", gets fed up with his attitude. Later on, after he claims to the public that she has "fucked" him and ends up getting struck by lightning, she is completely indifferent to his sobs, clearly through with his attitude.

    Jack Tenorman

Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: proper debut "Scott Tenorman Must Die"; retroactively "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut"

Scott Tenorman's father. He and his wife are tricked into trespassing on Farmer Denkins' property, as part of a convoluted revenge scheme by Cartman, and are gunned down and ground into chili. He is later revealed to be a member of the Denver Broncos, and also Cartman's biological father.

  • Boom, Headshot!: Gets shot straight in the head by Denkins.
  • Death by Irony: When the DNA test revealed he was Cartman's father, he made sure Cartman didn't find out the truth. He ends up being indirectly killed by Cartman, but for a completely different reason.
  • Hypocrite: He gets indignant when he catches Jimbo and Ned ogling his wife's breasts, but he cheated on his wife with Liane Cartman at the time of the Drunken Barn Dance.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: When Scott lies that Denkins is abusing his pony (to try to foil what he thinks Cartman's plan is), Jack immediately decides to go sneaking onto his property and take the pony away. It goes spectacularly badly.
  • Parental Abandonment: At the very latest, he knew he was Cartman's father when the DNA test was done, but covered up the truth. This was ostensible because he didn't want any distractions from the football season. However, given that Cartman had moved on to 4th grade before he met Scott, the football season was long over by then, and he wasn't showing any signs of coming forward. To be fair, he probably wasn't jumping at the chance of being responsible for Eric Cartman, but it's hard to imagine that it could have turned out worse than it did.
  • Parental Obliviousness: He seems pretty unaware of what Scott's doing in his free time.
  • Walking Spoiler: His role as Cartman's real father massively changes his characterization.

Stotch Family

    Stephen and Linda Stotch
Linda: Oh, Stephen, I don't know if we should ground him or call a doctor.
Stephen: No, I think you'd better call a doctor. I'll ground him.

Voiced by: Trey Parker (Stephen Stotch), Mona Marshall (Linda Stotch, 2000-present)
Debut: "Chickenlover" (Stephen Stotch), "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" (Linda Stotch)

Butters' authoritarian parents. Extremely strict, especially Stephen, and it's debated over how mentally stable either of them are. Close friends of the Marshes and Broflovskis, but not well-developed.

  • Abusive Parents: Both physically and emotionally. This abuse includes punishing Butters for minor offenses, beating him up in "Jared Has Aides," and selling him to Paris Hilton. In fact, their abuse towards him has gotten so bad that he imagines his father as a monster and clearly has pent-up aggression towards him as shown in "Grounded Vindaloop." Worse still, they think all this abuse is good parenting.
  • Adults Are Useless: Even when they aren't mistreating Butters, they are often being ignorant to his well-being.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: Ground Butters for any punishment, no matter how petty, or occasionally, extreme the actual crime is (for example, in "The List" Butters says they would've grounded him if the girls had voted him as the ugliest boy of the class. They later confirm this themselves).
  • Alliterative Name: Stephen Stotch.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Stephen in "Butters' Very Own Episode", and along with every other man in the town in "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers".
  • Almighty Mom: Well, dad. Stephen apparently has the authority to ground Vladimir Putin.
  • Anti-Hero: Both are Nominal Heroes. Neither is heroic in any true sense, though they (or at least Stephen) are up alongside Randy whenever the town faces a threat.
  • Asshole Victim: Sometimes they will suffer through no fault of their own, but given how poorly they treat Butters, it is hard to feel pity for them. Stephen faces this in "It's a Jersey Thing" and "Grounded Vindaloop", whereas Linda faces it in "Turd Burglars".
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Sort of. As badly as they treat Butters, whenever he goes missing (which happens quite a few times) they always freak out, and Linda is always reduced to tears. Given that this is South Park, it's possible that they aren't intentionally malicious, just really stupid.
  • Berserk Button: Pretty much anything Butters does can set Stephen off, but what makes him really angry is an unorganized pantry.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Stephen gets humped by Snooki in "It's a Jersey Thing".
  • Callousness Towards Emergency: In "Pre-School", they refuse to help Butters when he is being beat up by Trent Boyett; Linda says she will instead go upstairs so she won't hear him.
  • Catchphrase: "You Are Grounded!" (in various ways).
  • Characterization Marches On: Linda's personality in Seasons 5 and 6 can be quite jarring, most notably trying to drown Butters in "Butters' Very Own Episode" (to be fair, she has gone mad in that episode and got better ever since) and both of them physically beating him in "Jared Has Aides". In contrast Linda is played as the more gentle and submissive of the two in later seasons, usually only going along with punishing Butters under Stephen's influence. Though given the events of "My Future Self 'n' Me", it could simply be that Linda is simply making more of an effort to be a better parent.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Stephen is revealed to be one in "Butters' Very Own Episode".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: They ground Butters for minor infractions, things he has no control over, and things that aren't even his fault.
  • Freudian Excuse: In South Park: The Fractured but Whole Stephen implies (while drunk) that he himself was continually grounded by his mother, Grandma Stotch, at least giving an explanation for why he continually falls back on grounding Butters.
    Stephen: (mumbling in his drunken stupor) No, mom... No, please don't... I'll be a good boy, I promise. Please, please! Don't ground me... I'm sorry! OH, GOD! OH, GOD! NO! NOOOoooooo... (dozes off)
  • Groin Attack: Stephen is on the receiving end of this by Butters in "Grounded Vindaloop".
  • Hate Sink: Even by South Park standards, they stand out as being quite despicable, particularly Stephen for constantly dishing out the punishments for Butters.
  • Jerkass: They are constantly grounding Butters, even for tiny things. They were even willing to sell their son to Paris Hilton. She offered $200 million. They haggled for $250 million.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Stephen is portrayed as the Only Sane Man when it comes to the Muhammad controversy. He picks the role every once in a while when the adults are together.
    • There are a few occasions where Butters gave them a good reason to ground him ("Freak Strike, "Fun with Veal", etc).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Linda has had her moments, such as "Pre-School", "Casa Bonita" and "Marjorine", as she was seen crying when Butters was beaten up by Trent Boyett, when he went missing for almost two weeks and when she believed that Butters committed suicide respectively.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Stephen pretends to truly care for and understand his son, but he's always happy to harshly and unjustly punish him. He never seems to learn from it, either; he constantly finds things to punish him for being the unbelievable authoritarian Jerkass he is.
  • Karma Houdini: They regularly get away with their poor treatment of Butters.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty:
    • Stephen finally gets punched in the balls by Butters for grounding him one to many times in "Grounded Vindaloop". And if that wasn't enough, South Park: The Fractured but Whole has his son and his friends beat the living hell out of him when they try to escape being grounded in Butters' house. Best of all, after they win, Butters and his friends are declared immune to being grounded by his dad, prompting a Big "NO!" from him right before they escape.
    • It took a while, but Linda gets a disgusting, yet well-deserved punishment via uncontrollable defecation and vomiting in "Turd Burglars".
  • Misplaced Retribution: It is common for Stephen to punish Butters over something the boys did (even when they're not trying to throw him under the bus). In "The Death of Eric Cartman", he and Linda send Butters to the mental institution for causing a mess in the house, which was actually Cartman's doing.
  • Obliviously Evil: Neither of them seem to be entirely aware of the negative effect their actions have on their son (sometimes even thinking that it's for his own good). They never even consider it, as Stephen once called their parenting "awesome". True to the nature of this trope, this only makes their treatment of him that much more reprehensible.
  • Offing the Offspring: Linda releases the brakes on her car near a lake, in an attempt to drown him and later try to kill herself in "Butters' Very Own Episode" due to Sanity Slippage.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Despite his authoritarian attitude to parenting and his questionable attitude to discipline, Stephen seems to show genuine love and concern for Butters on a regular basis. At the very least he seems to be a more devoted parent than Randy as of late.
    • Stephen helps Randy and Gerald try to save their sons in "Two days before the day after tomorrow".
    • Whenever Butter goes missing or something horrible happens to him, Linda usually starts crying.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Parental version. They do try to discipline Butters, but often for the wrong reasons.
  • Prone to Tears: Whenever something horrible happens to Butters, Linda cries her heart out.
  • Retcon: In earlier episodes, Stephen's name was Chris. For a while they jumped back and forth until settling on Stephen. Linda was also initially named Carol when she appeared in "Super Best Friends".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Season 12, they're not as abusive to Butters as they were in earlier seasons, and they only seem to ground Butters when he actually deserves it, such as in "Grounded Vindaloop", when Butters goes on a spree of bad behavior, because he thinks he's still in virtual reality, or "Franchise Prequel", when Butters' Superpowered Evil Side, Professor Chaos, starts spreading lies about Coon and Friends across Facebook and is ratted out by the aforementioned group after they shut down Facebook by making Mark Zuckerberg look bad during their big confrontation against him.

    Grandma Stotch 
For tropes related to her, see here

McCormick Family

    Stuart and Carol McCormick
Carol: Yes. Kenny's such a great name. My little Kenny, a brand-new Kenny.
Carol: Fifty-second.

Voiced by: Matt Stone (Stuart McCormick), Mary Kay Bergman (Carol McCormick, 1997-1999), Eliza Schneider (Carol McCormick, 1999-2003), April Stewart (Carol McCormick, 2004-present)

Kenny's unemployed, neglectful, drug-addicted parents.

  • Abusive Parents: Not all the time but Stuart can be emotionally abusive to the point that him yelling at Karen because she asked if they could get ice cream from Sodasopa in "The City Part of Town". Plus all the Domestic Abuse with his wife can't be too healthy either. "The Poor Kid" addressed this but ended with him getting his kids back. It is heavily implied that they cannot even be called parents at all due to how free range Kenny is. With the advent of Mysterion during the events of the Coon vs. Coon and Friends arc, it could even be said that Kenny is the true parent of the family rather than them being in any way responsible for their children.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Both of them, but Stuart seems to be the town alcoholic and is even worse than Randy when it comes to drinking. It was also the reason for Kenny's birth as they went to a cult meeting solely for the alcohol. They don't even remember the meetings because they spent the entire time drunk, something Mysterion finds entirely plausible. This somehow wound up with Carol being chosen to birth "the spawn of Cthulhu".
  • The Chew Toy: Stuart in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA". In his words, he's had his "nuts broken..." (from Kenny hurling a baseball at his crotch), "body poisoned..." (when Kenny tried to give his mom a chocolate milk and vodka cocktail spiked with morning-after abortion pills, and Stuart drank it after Carol declined), "...and have been made love to in the ass by three dozen 40-year-old men" (he was looking for Kenny and walked into the wrong hotel room). He also broke his nose and got violently ill on North Park Funland's "John Denver Experience" ride.
  • Domestic Abuse: Stuart and Carol are constantly at each other's throats, both verbally and physically. Carol gave Stuart a black eye in "Chickenlover" for being a lazy alcoholic who can't hold down a job and beat him up in "Make Love, Not Warcraft," but Stuart slaps Carol in "The Poor Kid" while trying to stop him and Kevin from fighting. other dialogue implies their violence can go both ways. This was used as a plot setup for "The Poor Kid," where their constant fighting gets them arrested.
    Police Officer: Now, look at the camera and say "I'm white trash and I'm in trouble!"
    Stuart: I'm white trash and I'm in trouble.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Both Kenny and Kevin think it's hilarious when Carol hits Stuart, but later seasons take the issues of their home life more seriously (such as Karen crying when her parents fight).
  • Fiery Redhead: Carol has red hair and can be pretty pissy towards Stuart.
  • Groin Attack: To prevent him from impregnating his mother, Kenny hits Stuart in the groin with a baseball in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA," giving him so much pain that he throws up.
  • Jerkass: Stuart is a bitter drunk who beats up his wife regularly (she beats him up too) and gets into drunken fights with his older son. He's also yelled at his daughter and Kenny when they've done nothing wrong at least once each on-screen.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Season 19 is not kind to their property, which Stuart is justifiably vocal about objecting to.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not actual gold since they wouldn't be poor, but Carol isn't much better than her husband since she beats him up regularly and appears to drink a lot. Though, she at least tries to be a decent mother to her kids. During "The Poor Kid", she was saying not to take her 'babies' away while Stuart was complaining about his arm being hurt. Both of them tend to show genuine sorrow and/or concern when Kenny dies too. Also when there were drug-addicted homeless people threatening him on his property, Stuart not only brings Kenny back inside the house with him, he immediately calls the police about them scaring his kids.
  • Lower-Class Lout: While they do clearly love their kids and try their best to be good parents in spite of their many limitations on their better days, they are nonetheless violent, abusive drunks who constantly get into blowout screaming matches that usually turn into knock-down drag-out fights around their children (and often drag them in), and Stuart is also prone to major mental gymnastics that allow him to completely deny and whitewash his role in his family's dismal life circumstances (though it is unlikely that he could hold down a job even if he wanted to get one due to his alcoholism, Hair-Trigger Temper, and lack of actual skills).
  • The Masochism Tango: Despite all the episodes where Stuart and Carol abuse each other, "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" depicts them as quite flirty and sexually active. During the second night in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, both of them can be heard hitting each other while infiltrating the McCormick's house, after which they proceed to get high and have sex.
  • May–December Romance: They have a 16-year age difference. This actually gets into Squick territory when you remember that Carol is only 26, meaning she would have been pregnant with Kevin around the age of 13.
  • Never My Fault: Stuart refuses to admit that him being too lazy to work is the reason the family is poor. Carol calls him out on this repeatedly — a borderline Establishing Character Moment for them has the two of them arguing about this.
    Stuart: You know, [Kyle's] dad and I used to be best friends when we were teenagers. We would work together at Pizza Shack. But he got promoted and went off to community college and I didn't. And you know why? 'Cause your dad's Jewish!
    Carol: That ain't why, Stuart! It's because you are an alcoholic retard and he had dreams of not eating frozen waffles for dinner every night!
    Stuart: Hey, is it my fault you don't know how to cook?!
    Carol: What am I supposed to do with frozen waffles, clamhead?! You put 'em in the toaster and you cook 'em!
    Stuart: You just don't know how to use spices and stuff.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Apparently, Mysterion (aka Kenny) did something really brutal to them, as they cower at the sight of him.
    • The whole "Kenny being the spawn of Cthulhu" thing, the most we get from them is that they "never should've gone to that cult meeting" and that they don't remember anything because they spent the entire time drunk .
  • One Drink Will Kill the Baby: In "Cartman Joins NAMBLA", Carol turns down an alcoholic drink that Kenny mixed for her because she's pregnant. Lucky for her, too, because Kenny mixed about a hundred abortion pills into it. Unluckily for Stuart, he grabs the drink and downs the whole thing before Kenny can warn him.
  • Parental Neglect: Cartman pointed out in "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" that Kenny never tells his parents where he is because "they're alcoholics and they don't care."
  • Parents as People: At their best, they want to be good parents to their kids, but between their own addictions, the way Stuart and Carol tend to be at each other's throats, their economic status, and how the rest of the town tends to walk over them when it suits their ends has left Stuart and Carol rarely able to act on that desire.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: During The Fractured But Whole, you can overhear Stuart and Carol fighting over a crack pipe, declaring their love for each other mid-fight, and then promising to fuck the shit out of each other.
  • Stoners Are Funny: The anger that stems from their alcoholism and drug usage is often used for black comedy violence.
  • Unnamed Parent: Mrs. McCormick went unnamed for a long time, but fans often referred to her as "Carol", as it was a common placeholder name used for other mothers early on (ie: Mrs. Marsh in Season 1, Mrs. Stotch in early Season 5), as well as to lessen the awkwardness of having to always list her as "Mrs." or "Kenny's mom". In the early fanbase days, some fan works would commonly refer to her as "Peggy". In what may be a case of Ascended Fanon, the name Carol was confirmed in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, when the player overhears an argument between her and Stuart.
  • Would Hurt a Child: "The Poor Kid" starts with Stuart getting ready to have a full-on fistfight with Kevin, complete with throwing bottles.

    Karen McCormick

Voiced by: Celeste Javier

Kenny's adorable little sister.

  • Children Are Innocent: She's one of the very few child characters on South Park who hasn't committed acts of violence. That says a lot.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: She initially had straight hair similar in shape to Heidi Turner's, up until her hairstyle changed in "The City Part of Town", where pigtails tied with bows were added to it.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Starts sporting some, tied with bows, in "The City Part of Town". She also has these with her Vamp Kid look in South Park: The Fractured but Whole.
  • Hidden Depths: Assuming her claiming that Princess Kenny "doesn't need protecting" wasn't her Leaning on the Fourth Wall (see below), she could be implying that she knows about Kenny's immortality.
  • Identical Stranger: In her pre-Season 19 appearances, her character design looks almost indistinguishable from that of Heidi Turner's, the only differences being that Heidi has dull brown hair, wears a lighter-green coat, doesn't have dirt on her face, and, as of Season 20, wears a hat.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason why she hung out with the Vamp Kids in South Park: The Fractured but Whole is because she wanted friends to play with since Kenny isn't around to play with her that often.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Oddly enough, she seems to do this in South Park: The Fractured but Whole when she asks the New Kid if they've seen Kenny, noting that she lately rarely ever sees him. Which seems to allude to how not only how Kenny's civilian identity makes no appearance in the game outside of photos, but also alludes to how in certain seasons of the show he tends to be conspicuously absent in certain episodes despite being a main character.
    • She seemingly did this earlier in South Park: The Stick of Truth where she notes that Princess Kenny doesn't need protection but asks the New Kid to look out for 'her' anyway, assuming she doesn't know about Kenny's immortality (though if she does, she could be saying the aforementioned line for the New Kid's benefit since Revive Potions are useless on Kenny in that game), she could be alluding to Kenny's full combat prowess during the Princess Kenny boss fight, where 'she' takes on the New Kid by herself and manages to hold 'her' own.
  • Morality Pet: To Kenny. While not exactly an amoral person, Kenny is quite the hedonist, with too much of a taste for sex and drugs for his own good. Once his younger sister Karen enters the picture however, his priorities revolve entirely around protecting her and making her happy.
  • Precision F-Strike: She, of all people, provides one in South Park: The Fractured but Whole when she realizes how "fucking lame" vampires are (as well as gift bags).
  • Prone to Tears: Karen's pretty sensitive; she cries at the drop of a hat. Sadly justified due to her really terrible home life thanks to her parents.
  • Protectorate: When he's not saving the town, Mysterion dedicates his time to giving her guidance and protection.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Kenny was mentioned to have a sister all the way back in Season 1 press releases, though she seemed more like Ike's age back then, and was supposed to pop up in "Starvin' Marvin" but never did. She made one appearance in a Season 9 episode but didn't pop up ever again until Season 15's "The Poor Kid". It was often speculated that she had been in foster care during that time.
  • Shrinking Violet: Quite the shy type.
  • Smoking Is Cool: After Henrietta Biggle gives her a cigarette to get her to be goth, she takes a long drag and calls out Mr. Adams for being lame.

    Kevin McCormick

Voiced by: Trey Parker

Kenny's seemingly slow older brother.

  • The Alcoholic: In "The Poor Kid", his mother implies that he too is a heavy drinker, and refers to him and his father as "drunk pieces of shit".
  • Aloof Big Brother: He had a laugh with Kenny on occasion but besides that he does not seem to get involved with his siblings.
  • The Ditz: With what little characterization we do get from him, it seems that he's not all that smart due to his simple speech and apparent alcoholism.
  • Flat Character: Little is really known about this kid, and he rarely shows up or speaks much.
  • Like Father, Like Son: "The Poor Kid" shows that he can be just as drunk and violent as his father, with Carol calling them both out as "drunk pieces of shit."
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He's not older than thirteen, but "The Poor Kid" has him get drunk and fistfight his father, which further emphasizes how trashy the McCormick family is.
  • Vague Age: It isn't clear how he old he is but he's generally assumed to be about Shelley's age (13).

Tweak Family

    Richard Tweak and Mrs. Tweak
Mrs. Tweak: Oh, you’ll like this coffee. It’s fresh.
Richard Tweak: Country fresh, like the morning after a rainstorm.

Voiced by: Trey Parker (Richard Tweak), Mary Kay Bergman (1998-1999), Eliza Schneider, Mona Marshall (2000-present) (Mrs. Tweak)
Debut: "Gnomes"

Tweek’s seemingly down-to-earth, soft-spoken parents who own a coffee shop in town called Tweak Bros. Coffee.

  • Abusive Parents: They could rival the Stotches when it comes to bad parenting.
    • They encourage their son to drink coffee to calm him down, thinking that it calms down his ADD and anxiety issues. That's not how caffeine works. Mr. Tweak also jokes about selling his son into slavery right in front of him.
    • In "Child Abduction Isn't Funny", they use extreme scare tactics on their son to teach him to stay away from strangers, like pretending to be a police officer and then holding a gun up to his head.
    • The Stick of Truth reveals that one of the chores they send their son to do is to pick up deliveries from a meth lab. His dad seems fine with letting Tweek drink from the coffee maker the meth coffee is prepared in. Tweek seems oblivious to meth being anything more than some kind of harmless "secret ingredient", having sent you to collect it. Even before the meth stuff, the player first finds Tweek hard at work sweeping up in the back room, with Mr. Tweak reminding his anxiety-ridden son that "the family business is relying on [him]".
    Richard: You know, here at Tweak Bros., we believe in using homegrown labor. That's why our son toils in the back all day. Sure, we could hire workers, but I guess we just care a little more.
  • Affably Evil: They're very neighborly towards the other residents of South Park, and speak in soothing, serene voices. Even while doing everything listed above.
  • Family Business: Their coffee shop, Tweak Bros. Coffee.
  • The Hypocrite: Considering what goes in their coffee, the Tweaks seem perfectly calm and focused, so it's very likely that they never drink it.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: Mrs. Tweak, according to the talk her husband has with their son in "Tweek vs. Craig".
  • It's All About Me: A variation: In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Richard suggests Tweek and Craig get relationship counseling to deal with their break-up, not because it'd make Tweek feel better, but because having a gay son is good for coffee sales. Still, it's nice to see how supportive of them Tweek's parents are of his son's relationship with his boyfriend, Craig.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tweaking" is a stage in a meth experience, specifically the one that Tweek seems trapped in constantly.
  • No Name Given: Mrs. Tweak's first name has yet to be revealed.
  • The Peeping Tom: Mrs. Tweak is implied to be this in "The Pandemic Special", as she was said to be spying on Wendy's mother in a changing room.
  • Shipper on Deck: For their son and Craig in "Tweek x Craig". Though it's implied that they're only supportive of the relationship because it makes them as parents and their town look PC and progressive.
  • Talks Like a Simile: Richard constantly drones off into cheesy country metaphors, especially when describing his coffee and business.
  • Unnamed Parent: See No Name Given above.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: A double subversion. Mr. and Mrs. Tweak's calm demeanors are a huge contrast to their son's jitteriness, yet they're both actually Affably Evil while their son is Properly Paranoid.
  • Women Are Wiser: Mrs. Tweak, at least in her first appearance where she objected against her husband using their son and his classmates in political commercials to drum up sympathy for their business.

Tucker Family

    Thomas and Laura Tucker
Thomas Tucker: Oh.
Laura Tucker: Don't just "oh" him, Thomas.
Craig Tucker: Yeah, don't just "oh" me!
Thomas Tucker: I'll "oh" whoever I want.

Voiced by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone ("The Magic Bush" and "Tweek x Craig") (Thomas Tucker), Mary Kay Bergman (1999-1999), Elise Gabriel (2000-present) (Laura Tucker)

Craig's parents.

  • Alliterative Name: Thomas Tucker.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Thomas's subplot in "Tweek x Craig", where he comes to terms with the possibility of his son being gay.
  • Dysfunctional Family: No, really, have you seen their habit?
  • Easily Forgiven: After Laura finds out that Thomas has been on four Ashley Madison-esque dating sites, she's initially and understandably pissed, but eventually gets over it by the end of the episode.
  • It Runs in the Family: They all share Craig's odd tic of constantly Flipping the Bird, though as with Craig, this tic seems to have become phased out over the years, though Craig seems to have gone back to doing so in recent years.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There's also the blonde Thomas with Hollywood Tourette's in "Le Petit Tourette", even though he was just a one-shot character in that episode. Heidi Turner's father's name is later revealed to be Thomas, as well.
  • Shipper on Deck: By the time South Park: The Fractured but Whole comes around, Thomas seems to have accepted homosexuality and has apparently started shipping his son and Tweek, occasionally commenting that he hopes that they patch things up. He also gives the New Kid the Yaoi Collection sidequest, claiming that he plans on selling them.
  • Stacy's Mom: Mrs. Tucker in "The Magic Bush". She gets spied on while undressing, and is annoyed at how obsessed the town's men become over her private area and aforementioned bush.
  • Unnamed Parent: Mrs. Tucker's first name went unknown for a good while until it was revealed to be Laura.

    Tricia Tucker 
Voiced by: Unknown

Craig's rarely-seen little sister.

Black Family

    Steve and Linda Black
Token Black: Mom? Dad? Why do we have a bigger house than everybody in South Park?
Steve Black: Well, because we have more money, son.

Voiced by: Adrien Beard (2000-2002), Trey Parker (2002-present) (Steve Black), Mona Marshall, Eliza J. Schneider (2000-2001), April Stewart (2008-present) (Linda Black)

Token’s rich parents.

  • All Men Are Perverts: Steve was already aware of which porno Backdoor Sluts 9 was in "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers".
  • Good Parents: One of the rare pairs of equally sane parents in the town.
  • Meaningful Name: They are black.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Linda Black has the same first name as Butters’ mother, Linda Stotch.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: A light case. They’re both clearly uncomfortable and confused when their son takes them shopping at J-Mart for the first time. Given that they prefer specialized store and people look at them wrong since they are too rich for that might explain why.
  • Sudden Name Change: They were originally the Williams, but were later changed to the Blacks.
  • Token Minority: Originally they were the only black family in town.
  • Uncle Pennybags: They're among the friendliest and most sensible of adults in South Park. Hell, it's heavily implied that in 'South Park: The Fractured but Whole "Fractured But Whole's" Danger Deck'' DLC that they personally paid Tuong Lu Kim to call off his assassination attempts on the New Kid.

Stevens Family

    Mrs. Stevens

Voiced by: April Stewart
Debut: "Ike's Wee Wee"

Bebe's mother. A large-chested, stereotypical dumb blonde.

Donovan Family

    Roger and Betsy Donovan 

Voiced by: Trey Parker (Roger), April Stewart (Betsy (except in her final appearance where she is voiced by Trey Parker))
Final appearance: "Reverse Cowgirl " (Betsy)

Clyde's parents. While Roger is Out of Focus, Betsy often emotionally abuses Clyde for leaving the toilet seat up.

  • Abusive Parents: Initially not the case for Betsy, until in her final appearance where she repeatedly humiliates and emotionally abuses Clyde for leaving the toilet seat up. While she is dying, she apologizes to Clyde for not being harder on him.
  • Asshole Victim: It’s impossible to feel bad for Betsy when she dies in a toilet accident.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Betsy dies when she falls into the toilet and gets her insides sucked out by the current.
  • Expy: Betsy is basically a female version of Stephen.
  • Henpecked Husband: Roger can't manage to get Betsy to calm down about Clyde leaving the toilet seat up.
  • Jerkass: Betsy, who emotionally abuses Clyde and humiliates him in front of his friends.
  • Karmic Death: Betsy spent her last moments being an abusive mom towards Clyde, and she finally bites the dust when Clyde leaves the toilet bowl open and she falls in it and ultimately dies.
  • Killed Off for Real: Betsy, after Reverse Cowgirl, she makes no further appearances.
  • My Beloved Smother: Betsy constantly berates Clyde for leaving the toilet seat up after he's done, regardless if there are other people watching or not. She even goes to get her son right in the middle of a class to take him all the way back just so he would put the toilet seat down!
  • Out of Focus: Roger rarely shows up and has pretty much no characterization.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Early appearances had Betsy be no worse a parent than any of the other parents, before becoming just as bad as the Stotches.

Gueermo Family

    Mr. Gueermo 

Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Elementary School Musical"

Bridon's abusive father, who is obsessed with Broadway musicals.

  • Camp Straight: He's got a wife and son, so he's likely straight, yet he doesn't look or act like a stereotypical family man.
  • Domestic Abuse: He slaps his wife and son over even the slightest contradiction.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He eventually comes around when he's forced to watch his son's basketball game with his wife, seeing the musical aspects and choreographed cheering of the crowd and starts taking part in it.
  • Jerkass: A pretentious, unlikable asshole that physically assaults people over any slights.
  • Karma Houdini: He regularly gets away with physically assaulting people over any slights, even his own family, for the majority of the episode.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Eventually, he gets his Laser-Guided Karma when Bridon and his mother both punch him in the face, causing his nose to bleed and run off like the Camp Straight Sissy Villain he is.
  • Sissy Villain: After being set up as a physically abusive father, he runs off crying from a single punch from his 8-year-old son. His name even sounds like "queer-mo".
  • Waxing Lyrical: He insists on singing no matter the situation.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't shy away from slapping his wife. He also lets loose on the female CPS agent that investigates his house.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He physically abuses his son and when dragging him out of his basketball tryout, he claims he'll slap everyone in the school if he has to.

White Family

    Robert and Mrs. White 
Voiced by: Trey Parker (Robert), Jessica Makinson (Mrs. White)
Debut: "Splatty Tomato"

Jason and Crystal White’s parents, who often complain about how nobody cares about the Whites.

  • Abusive Parents: To their adoptive Mexican son Alejandro, who they treat like a dog and not even bother to understand his language. Robert even hits him whenever he doesn’t go along with their crusades.
  • Angry White Man: Robert especially, but they both go in crusades when they feel nobody cares about the Whites’ opinion.
  • Baleful Polymorph: For speaking out against the Hollywood elite for their role in the QAnon conspiracies, Robert is transformed by the show's animators, repeatedly. His final form is a giant penis with eyes on the tip and flowers sprouting on the bottom of the shaft.
  • Big Bad: Robert is the main antagonist of the Vaccination Special, being the leader of the QAnon supporters who believe the COVID-19 vaccines should be destroyed.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: They're firm believers in QAnon.
  • The Corrupter: They have their followers corrupt the children of South Park with their beliefs, which includes their own daughter.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Robert takes Mr. Garrison's role as Big Bad for the "Vaccination Special" once the latter is no longer president.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even they find the idea of co-workers having relations to be nauseating.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: Mr. White feels that anyone who isn't a member of the White family that has problems is deliberately trying to silence them.
  • Foil: They serve as this to the Stotch parents, as they are both abusive towards their children (Butters and Alejandro). However, while Stephen and Linda have somewhat toned down a bit over the seasons, Robert is way worse in his treatment of Alejandro.
  • The Friend No One Likes: They - or at the very least Robert - seem to be this for the adults.
  • Hate Sink: Robert definitely serves this, for his ill-treatment of Alejandro and forcing him to accept his new family.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In the final minutes of "Splatty Tomato", Bob steals the sheriff's handgun to defend President Garrison, which leads to Randy calling him out and trying to reason with him. Just when it looks like Randy has reached Bob and the latter is starting to come to his senses, Heidi swipes the gun from him to point it at Cartman. It's here where Heidi pulls her Heel–Face Turn and when everyone's distracted, Garrison escapes. Later episodes show that Bob continues to support Garrison.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: They think that President Garrison is a perfectly good President, and Randy is innocent of blowing up the yards of homegrown weed farmers, despite the litany of evidence against this.
  • Hypocrite: They were enraged that the police carelessly ran over and killed their son in "Season Finale", but were shown to carelessly drink and drive themselves in "Christmas Snow" putting other pedestrians at risk.
  • In-Series Nickname: Robert often goes by Bob most of the time.
  • Jerkass: Robert especially.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Mr. White complains about the school having a liberal agenda. Given PC Principal's previous behavior in Season 19, Mr. White's paranoia isn't totally unreasonable.
  • Meaningful Name: Their last name is White and they're a white family, and an angry one at that. While most of their rants sound like they're referring to white people in general, they're really just referring to their own family.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Apparently, they've always been around but before "Splatty Tomato", their son was the only one who appeared. Robert even lampshades this.
    Robert: You probably never even heard of our family, huh? Well, the Whites have been here since the beginning! Not that it matters, 'cause no one cares about the Whites. Sure, everyone else has problems, but does anyone ask the Whites how they're doing?!
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: In "Basic Cable" they're this to the Black family.
  • Take That!: They're straw characters of Trump supporters.
  • Third-Person Person: They tend to refer to themselves as The Whites, rather than just say "our family," most of the time.

Voiced by: Matt Stone
Debut: "Season Finale"

A Mexican child adopted by the Whites after Jason was killed. The Whites abuse him and stop all of his attempts to contact his real parents, who had been deported, eventually causing him to snap and become Mexican Joker.

  • Bilingual Bonus: Only speaks in Spanish since he doesn't know how to speak English (but seems to be able to understand it). The only thing he ever gets in return is "Bien, gracias. ¿Y tú?" ("Fine, thanks. And you?")
  • Butt-Monkey: The Whites abuse him, treat him like a dog, refuse to speak his language, thwart all of his attempts to contact his parents, and force him to participate in their crusades.
  • Create Your Own Villain: The Whites’ abuse leads to him becoming the real Mexican Joker, and he blows up several buildings and destroys a police cruiser before escaping.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Season 23 sets him up as the new Big Bad in "Season Finale" after Randy has a Heel Realization, but he disappears for the rest of the season.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The abuse the Whites put him through causes him to snap and become a real Mexican Joker.
  • Freudian Excuse: His parents being separated from him and the Whites’ abuse leads to him becoming Mexican Joker.
  • Karma Houdini: After becoming Mexican Joker, he manages to escape from the police after bombing South Park.
  • Practically Joker: The Whites abuse has turned him into a Bomb Throwing Anarchist that the public has called "Mexican Joker".
  • Uncertain Doom: It's unknown whether or not if he bled out from his gunshot wound offscreen.

Malkinson Family

    Clark Malkinson 
Voiced by: Trey Parker
Debut: "Basic Cable"

Scott Malkinson's father. He works for a cable company.

  • Abusive Parents: Just like Cartman, he makes fun of his own son's lisp and diabetes.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He belittles his own son for being diabetic, but hates Mr. Garrison just as much as everyone else.
  • Evil Luddite: He hates modern streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, and is willing to read the riot act to and ridicule his son over simply demanding to sign up for Disney+. He even gathers a group of cable repairmen to sabotage South Park's access to streaming services just so he and his coworkers can hold their jobs as cable technicians. He also loves to tout that cable television is better than streaming services to his wife and his clientele.
  • Fat Bastard: Quite paunchy and never shown in an endearing light.
  • Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence: He feels this way about streaming services, as they're putting basic cable out of business. Given how much slack he and his co-workers have regarding their duties, it's clear where the fault actually lies.
  • Hypocrite: He chastises his coworkers for procrastinating on their duties in regards to their plans. That said, he does the exact same thing when called for work.
  • Jerkass: He's lazy, short-tempered, and belittles his son.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He belittles his own son for his lisp and diabetes, but he also shows concern for him when Mr. Garrison is reinstated as the 4th-grade teacher, knowing fully well that he's a horrible teacher with no grip on the classroom AND the worst president America's ever had.
  • Pet the Dog: A small example, but Clark clearly wants Scott to have a healthy education and is against him going back to the elementary school, since Mr. Garrison was reinstated as the 4th-grade teacher and is most likely going to ruin his students' educational experiences.
  • Take That!: To blue-collar workers who take their sweet time doing their jobs.

Woman-Charles Family

    PC Babies 
Debut: "The Problem with a Poo"

The product of a brief affair between PC Principal and Strong Woman. Riley, Bailey, Harper, River, and Emory are a set of quintuplets currently being raised by their mother and (unacknowledged, due to the social stigma surrounding workplace relationships) father. Are extremely PC.

Alternative Title(s): South Park Randy Marsh


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