List of South Park Episodes  

This is originally from Wikipedia (loaded in 2010 July) but I have enhanced it by adding production sequence episode numbers, notes about awards, nominations, etc. and some cross-references.


Season Episodes Air Dates notes
Season 1 101-113 Aug 13, 1997 - Feb 25, 1998
Season 2 201-218 Apr 1, 1998 - Jan 20, 1999
Season 3 301-317 Apr 7, 1999 - Jan 12, 2000
Season 4 401-417 Apr 5, 2000 - Dec 20, 2000 Mr Garrison leaves, substitute teacher
Season 5 501-514 Jun 20, 2001 - Dec 12, 2001 Ms. Choksondik
Season 6 601-617 Mar 6, 2002 - Dec 11, 2002 Kenny is gone; various new 4th friends
Season 7 701-715 Mar 19, 2003 - Dec 17, 2003 Now in three-act format; Kenny and Mr. Garrison are back
Season 8 801-814 Mar 17, 2004 - Dec 15, 2004
Season 9 901-914 Mar 9, 2005 - Dec 7, 2005 Mr. Garrison has become Mrs. Garrison
Season 10 1001-1014 Mar 22, 2006 - Nov 15, 2006 Chef is no longer present
Season 11 1101-1114 Mar 7, 2007 - Nov 14, 2007 Includes "Imaginationland" trilogy in hi-def widescreen; first season without audio "bleeps" in DVD and online release
Season 12 1201-1214 Mar 12, 2008 - Nov 19, 2008 Several episodes are documented with behind-the-scenes footage
Season 13 1301-1314 Mar 11, 2009 - Nov 18, 2009 Now produced entirely in 16:9 widescreen
Season 14 1401-1414 Mar 17, 2010 - Nov 17, 2010
Season 15 1501-1514 Apr 27, 2011 - Nov 16, 2011
Season 16 1601-1614 Mar 14, 2012 - Nov 7, 2012
Season 17 1701-

Satire vs. Parody

I use the term satire for content that refers to something real, and parody for content that refers to somthing fictional. For example, episode 1301 "The Ring" references Disney, the Jonas Brothers, and Mickey Mouse. Since Disney is real, the reference to Disney is satire. The Jonas Brothers are also satirized and are listed as a "Celebrities" reference because they are individuals (whereas Disney is a company). Since Mickey Mose is a fictional character, the Micky Mouse content is parody. Note that in "The Ring", much of the Mickey Mouse content is both satire and parody at the same time.

The Spirit of Christmas
# Title Directed by Written by Date Notes
1 "Jesus vs. Frosty" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 1992 Filmed with an old 8 mm camera
2 "Jesus vs. Santa" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 1995 Created at request of Fox executive who saw Jesus vs. Frosty
100 unaired version of pilot Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone T: rectum, child abuse, ethnic/national stereotyping; P: space aliens; R: I Love to Singa cartoon Includes scenes that thoroughly introduce Pip, and which were cut out to create episode 101. Was available online in 2009.
Season 1 (1997-1998)
# Br# Px# "Title" Directed by Written by Original release date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
1 1 101 "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19970813 T: rectum, child abuse; P: space aliens; R: I Love to Singa cartoon Pilot episode created entirely by Matt and Trey using construction paper CC-2006-10, PARA-2007
2 2 102 "Weight Gain 4000" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19970820 C: Kathie Lee Gifford; P: Geraldo Rivera show; R: popemobile, assassination of J.F.K. This and all subsequent episodes created with computer animation designed to simulate the old construction paper technique
3 3 103 "Volcano" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19970827 T: hunting; S: 1950's civil defense; C: Patrick Duffy
4 4 104 "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19970903 T: homosexuality; C: John Stamos, Jesus; R: Disneyland's Jungle Cruise nominated for an Emmy award, 1998; nominated for GLAAD Media Award
5 5 105 "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Dan Sterling 19970910 T: genetic engineering, domestic violence; C: Elton John, Jesus partly introduces Pip
6 6 106 "Death" Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19970917 T: euthanasia (assisted suicide), flatulence; S: South Park itself, Enya; C: Jesus
7 7 107 "Pinkeye" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Philip Stark 19971029 T: zombies; C: Tina Yothers; P: Michael Jackson's Thriller Beginning of the second set of episodes commissioned by Comedy Central
8 8 108 "Damien" Trey Parker Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Pam Brady 19980204 T: religion; C: Jesus, Satan; R: The Omen, Nancy Kerrigan
9 9 109 "Starvin' Marvin" Trey Parker Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Pam Brady 19971119 T: poverty; C: Sally Struthers; R: A Christmas Carol, Braveheart
10 10 110 "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19971217 T: fecophilia, ecumenicalism, political correctness; C: Philip Glass; R: Peanuts special The episode generally credited with assuring the long-term success of the series.
11 11 111 "Tom's Rhinoplasty" Trey Parker Trey Parker 19980211 T: plastic surgery, homosexuality, Iraqis; C: David Hasselhoff; R: Contact AKA "Don't Fuck With Wendy Testaburger"
12 12 112 "Mecha-Streisand" Trey Parker Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Philip Stark 19980218 C: Leonard Maltin, Barbra Streisand, Sidney Poitier, Robert Smith; P: Mechagodzilla
13 13 113 "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut" Trey Parker Trey Parker & David A. Goodman 19980225 T: promiscuity; S: America's Funniest Home Videos; C: Bob Saget PARA-2007
Season 2 (1998-1999)
# Br# Px# "Title" Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
14 1 201 "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Trisha Nixon 19980401 T: flatulence; C: Saddam Hussein, Celine Dion; R: Empire Strikes Back AKA "Not Without My Anus" AKA "Terrance and Garfunkel"
15 2 202 "Cartman's Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut" Trey Parker Trey Parker & David Goodman 19980422 T: cannibalism; P: America's Most Wanted; C: Eric Roberts; R: "Come Sail Away" by Styx, Jurassic Park CC-2006-10
16 3 203 "Chickenlover" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & David Goodman 19980520 T: animal sodomy, illiteracy; P: Cops; R: Ayn Rand AKA "Chickenfucker" PARA-2007
17 4 204 "Ike's Wee Wee" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19980527 T: circumcision, mind-altering drugs; P: Teletubbies AKA "Bris"
18 5 205 "Conjoined Fetus Lady" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & David Goodman 19980603 T: birth defects, ethnic/national stereotyping, prejudice further introduces Pip
19 6 206 "The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19980610 T: hunting, war (Vietnam), television commercialism, dishonesty; S: sensationalist talk shows (e.g. Montel Williams); C: Jesus, Bob Denver, Paul Shaffer, Satan, Saddam Hussein; R: Michael Jackson
20 7 207 "City on the Edge of Forever" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Nancy M. Pimental 19980617 T: enraged comedians; C: Brent Musburger, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jay Leno, John Elway; P: flashback shows; R: Ster Trek, Happy Days AKA "Flashbacks"
21 8 208 "Summer Sucks" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Nancy M. Pimental 19980624 T: fireworks; C: Shari Lewis, Brett Favre; P: Dr. Katz Professional Therapist; R: Titanic Mr. Hat replaced by Mr. Twig
22 9 209 "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Nancy M. Pimental 19980819 T: sewage, independent film; S: Sundance Film Festival; C: Robert Redford, Fred Savage, Tom Hanks; P: Sorcerer's Apprentice; R: Planet Hollywood
23 10 210 "Chickenpox" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Tricia Nixon 19980826 T: herpes, parental dishonesty, social inequity
24 11 211 "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods" Trey Parker Trey Parker & David Goodman 19980902 T: brainwashing / mind control; R: Star Trek (Dagger of the Mind) AKA "Planetarium"
25 12 212 "Clubhouses" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Nancy M. Pimental 19980923 T: boys vs. girls, marital difficulties, divorce; P: Fat Albert introduces Bebe
26 13 213 "Cow Days" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Nancy M. Pimental 19980930 T: cults, mob rule; R: Waco Siege
27 14 214 "Chef Aid" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19981007 T: promiscuity; C: Alanis Morissette, Johnnie Cochran, Elton John, Meatloaf, Rick James, Ozzy Osborne; R: O.J. Simpson trial, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
28 15 215 "Spookyfish" Trey Parker Trey Parker 19981028 T: menstruation; R: Ster Trek (Mirror, Mirror), Poltergeist, The Bad Seed, A Charlie Brown Christmas AKA "Spooky Fish"
29 16 216 "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Nancy M. Pimental 19981209 T: crime doesn't pay; C: Charles Manson; P: It's A Wonderful Life, How The Grinch Stole Christmas
30 17 217 "Gnomes" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Pam Brady 19981216 T: business and politics; S: Camel cigarettes; R: Starbuck's AKA "Underpants Gnomes"; introduces Tweek
31 18 218 "Prehistoric Ice Man" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Nancy M. Pimental 19990120 C: Steve Irwin, Marilyn Manson
Season 3 (1999-2000)
# Br# Px# "Title" Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
32 1 301 "Rainforest Schmainforest" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19990407 T: environmentalism; S: Up With People; C: Tony Danza AKA "Choir Tour"; introduces Craig
33 2 302 "Spontaneous Combustion" Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone & David Goodman 19990414 T: Easter, resurrection, flatulence, global warming; S: Academy Awards (Oscar) ceremony; C: Whoopi Goldberg, Jesus; R: Stations of the Cross, Scooby-Doo (I'm into Something Good by Herman's Hermits)
34 3 303 "The Succubus" Trey Parker Trey Parker 19990421
35 4 304 "Tweek vs. Craig" Trey Parker Trey Parker 19990623 T: sex-based stereotyping, fighting as an exhibition
36 5 305 "Jackovasaurs" Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone & David Goodman 19990616 T: childbirth; S: Home Shopping Network; P: Jar-Jar Binks (character in The Phantom Menace), Married: With Children AKA "Jackovasaurus"
Movie "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" Trey Parker Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Pam Brady, & Scott Rudin 19990630 T: Profanity vs. violence in media, nationalism, wartime bigotry; S: South Park itself, wartime newsreels; C: Saddam Hussein, Conan O'Brien, Max Weinberg, Brooke Shields, the Baldwins, Satan, Brian Dennehy, Bill Gates, Winona Ryder; R: Busby Berkeley choreography
37 6 306 "Sexual Harassment Panda" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19990707 T: sexual harassment (hostile environment); frivolous lawsuits; P: The Island of Misfit Toys
38 7 307 "Cat Orgy" (Meteor Shower I) Trey Parker Trey Parker 19990714 T: physical bullying, group sex; R: Wild Wild West
39 8 308 "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub" (Meteor Shower II) Eric Stough Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19990721 T: overcoming inhibitions, sexual experimentation/bisexuality; R: Charlie's Angels; Waco Siege; distortion of media coverage; Cher "Believe" album introduces Butters
40 9 309 "Jewbilee" (Meteor Shower III) Trey Parker Trey Parker 19990728 T: racial and ethnic discrimination; S: Judaism, Boy Scouts; C: Moses; R: Tron
41 10 310 "Chinpokomon" Eric Stough & Trey Parker Trey Parker 19991103 T: fads, mass marketing, ethnic stereotyping (by Americans of Japanese and vice-versa), generation gap; S: Japanese culture, toy industry; C: Emporor Hirohito, President Clinton; P: Pokemon; R: Japan during World War II nominated for an Emmy award, 2000
42 11 311 "Starvin' Marvin in Space" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Pam Brady 19991117 T: African famine; aliens; S: Australia, Christian missionaries, evangelist Christian television; C: Sally Struthers, Pat Robertson; P: sci-fi genre; R: Star Wars
43 12 312 "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19991027 T: corpse, necrophilia, sex doll, anti-paganism; C: Korn, Antonio Banderas; P: Scooby Doo; R: Robocop
44 13 313 "Hooked on Monkey Fonics" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19991110 T: home-schooling, over-protecive parenting, group bullying; S: Hooked on Phonics; C: Ronnie James Dio; R: 1997 spelling champion Rebecca Sealfon, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; Star Trek (The Gamesters of Triskelion) AKA "Hooked on Monkey Phonics"
45 14 314 "The Red Badge of Gayness" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19991124 T: revisionism, alcohol abuse; S: civil war re-enactment, alcohol sponsorship; C: Robert E. Lee, President Clinton; R: United States civil war, slavery, Ken Burns documentary style, St. Pauli Girl beer, Confederate pride in South Carolina AKA "War"
46 15 315 "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19991201 T: feces; C: Santa, Hitler, Satan, infant Jesus; P: musical holiday specials; R: 1978 Star Wars holiday special
47 16 316 "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Matt Stone 19991229 T: menstruation, hormone therapy; C: Rod Stewart, God (of Christianity); R: Y2K fears
48 17 317 "World Wide Recorder Concert" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20000112 T: incontinence, child sexual abuse; C: Yoko Ono, Kenny G AKA "The Brown Noise"
Season 4 (2000)
# Br# Px# "Title" Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
49 2 401 "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20000412 T; hate crime; S: Court TV; R: OJ Simpson white Bronco chase, Oz (prison TV program) AKA "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000"; introduces Clyde and Token
50 1 402 "The Tooth Fairy Tats" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Nancy M. Pimental 20000405 T: parental dishonesty, existentialist philosophy; R: mafia genre (The Godfather and The Untouchables) AKA "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000"; introduces Timmy
51 4 403 "Quintuplets" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20000426 T: senior citizens having sex, death; S: Cirque du Soleil, Romania, Elian Gonzalez and Miami raid; C: Janet Reno; R: Oprah Winfrey Show AKA "Contorting Quintuplets 2000"
52 3 404 "Timmy 2000" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20000419 T: overdiagnosis of ADHD in children, people with disabilities and their treatment; S: MTV; C: Charlie Rose, Phil Collins, Kurt Loder CC-2006-10
53 14 405 "Pip" Eric Stough Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20001129 S: Masterpiece Theater; P: Great Expectations AKA "Great Expectations"
54 5 406 "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" Eric Stough Trey Parker 20000621 T: pederasty and pedophilia, diarrhea and vomiting; S: NAMBLA; C: Marlin Brando (lookalikes); R: A&E documentary host Bill Kurtis, It's Alive, John Denver's death, Scooby-Doo or Yellow Submarine
55 6 407 "Cherokee Hair Tampons" Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20000628 T: holistic medicine, organ transplant, adult (sexually explicit) fiction, masturbation, gang beating; C: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong
56 7 408 "Chef Goes Nanners" Eric Stough Trey Parker 20000705 T: lynching, cultural inertia, racism, whice supremacism; S: Ku Klux Klan; R: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
57 8 409 "Something You Can Do with Your Finger" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20000712 T: boy bands and music industry, "fingering", fetish pornography; S: New Kids on the Block
58 9 410 "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20000719 T: Catholic doctrines, belief in Hell, homosexuality; C: Satan, Saddam Hussein, various other damned people, Pope John Paul II; R: Kentucky Fried Movie (repeated "Detroit" gag) Part 1 (continued in ep. 411); also continues Satan storyline from the movie
59 10 411 "Probably" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20000726 T: religion in general, homosexuality, belief in Hell; S: Mexico, revivalist Christianity, Mormonism; C: Satan, Jesus, JonBenét Ramsey; R: Happy Days (shark jump), Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, Kentucky Fried Movie (repeated "Detroit" gag) Part 2 (with ep. 410)
60 11 412 "4th Grade" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20001108 T: time travel, nostalgia and escapism; S: Trekkies; R: Speed, Empire Strikes Back
61 12 413 "Trapper Keeper" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20001115 T: politics; C: Rosie O'Donnell, Jesse Jackson; R: Terminator, 2000 presidential election, 2001: A Space Odyssey
62 13 414 "Helen Keller! The Musical" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20001122 T: physical disabilities, show business, dealing with death, slaughterhouse; R: The Miracle Worker, Les Mis'erables and Colm Wilkinson (Jeffrey Maynard character), Soylent Green
63 15 415 "Fat Camp" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20001206 T: endangered species, dissection, intervention, obesity, eating feces, addiction; C: Jesus, James Taylor, Howard Stern, Tom Green, Johnny Knoxville
64 16 416 "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20001213 T: deceptive parenting, fraud/perjury, wrongful imprisonment, anarchy; C: Fidel Castro; R: Risky Business, Lord of the Flies (sort of), Children of the Corn, Logan's Run, Star Trek (Miri)
65 17 417 "A Very Crappy Christmas" Adrien Beard Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20001220 T: feces, commercialism of Christmas, abusive spouse / domestic violence; P: A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Lion King; R: "The Spirit of Christmas"
Season 5 (2001)
# Br# Px# "Title" Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
69 4 501 "Scott Tenorman Must Die" Eric Stough & Matt Stone Trey Parker 20010711 T: practical jokes, revenge, animal sodomy, fellatio, voyeurism, murder, dismemberment, cannibalism; C: Kurt Loder, Radiohead; R: revenge cycle genre (e.g. Tom and Jerry or Roadrunner and Coyote), Titus Andronicus PARA-2007
66 1 502 "It Hits the Fan" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20010620 T: taboo, censorship, obscenity; S: NBC, FCC and television industry; P: NYPD Blue; R: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang AKA "Cartman Says..."; Nominated by TV Land in 2007 in "TV Moment That Became Headline News" category; CC-2006-10
67 2 503 "Cripple Fight" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20010627 T: clergy and homosexuality, physical disabilities, adults as role models, child pornography, intimidation, fighting, freedom of speech through association; S: Boy Scouts; C: Steven Spielberg, Gloria Allred; R: Boy Scouts of America and homosexuality, fight scene from 1988 film "They Live" PARA-2007; introduces Jimmy
68 3 504 "Super Best Friends" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20010704 T: cults and related issues (brainwashing, collectivism, mass suicide), legendary nature of religious figures, comparative religion; S: Scientology, Mormonism (missionaries), Buddhism; C: David Blaine, Jesus, Mohammad, Lao Tsu, Buddha, Krishna, Joseph Smith, Moses; P: Super Friends; R: Waco cult (the Blaintology compound), Tron
70 5 505 "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow Trey Parker Trey Parker 20010718 T: environmentalism, torture by mutilation; S: VH1's Behind the Music; C: Ed Sullivan, Sonny Bono, Cher; R: Abbott and Costello Who's on First routine, Star Wars (Jedi mind trick), Hamlet, The Ed Sullivan Show AKA "Behind the Blow"
71 6 506 "Cartmanland" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20010725 T: inequity and theology (Job), hemorrhoids; R: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
72 7 507 "Proper Condom Use" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20010801 T: bestiality, sex education in schools, condoms and STDs; P: Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior)
73 8 508 "Towelie" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20010808 T: videogame addiction, drug addiction; R: Sling Blade ("You shouldn't done that, he's just a boy"), Nintendo Gamecube, android genre e.g. 6th Day, military contractor DynCorp, Alien Resurrection (genetic research lab, "kill me")
74 9 509 "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20011107 T: post-9/11 fears, Muslims' perceptions of United States; S: Islam; C: Osama bin Laden, Stevie Nicks (goat), Fleetwood Mac; P: Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd nominated for an Emmy award, 2002
75 10 510 "How to Eat with Your Butt" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20011114 T: prank, ass, birth defects, flatulence, psychology of humor, suicide; C: Ben Affleck
76 11 511 "The Entity" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20011121 T: airline industry customer dissatisfaction, Jewish stereotypes, dildo; S: Segway; C: Enrique Iglesias, Steve Forbes, Steve Jobs, Ted Turner, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Yasmine Bleeth, John Travolta; R: Monowheels AKA "The Ginger Device" (production title, changed because 'Ginger' was the actual code-name of the Segway)
77 12 512 "Here Comes the Neighborhood" Eric Stough Trey Parker 20011128 T: class inequality; A: (white against black) racial prejudice, oppression, and segregation; C: Will Smith, Snoop Dogg, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby; R: Million Man March, Ku Klux Klan First clear use of allegory; first use of the N-word (sort of)
78 13 513 "Kenny Dies" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20011205 T: abortion, stem cell research, death, politics; C: Madonna; R: Planned Parenthood Prominent use of 3-d rendering for backgrounds (with camera motion)
79 14 514 "Butters' Very Own Episode" Eric Stough Trey Parker 20011212 T: bisexuality, gay sex industry (bathhouse, etc.), psychological breakdown/insanity, murder cover-up, suicide, sex addiction, dangers of lying; C: John and Patricia Ramsey, Gary Condit, O.J. Simpson; P: Mary Tyler Moore themesong (or perhaps song "Windy"); R: Predator
Season 6 (2002)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
80 3 601 "Freak Strike" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20020320 T: media exploitation of unusual people, dangers of lying, out-of-control children; S: Povich / Jenny Jones and similar shows, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union commercial; C: Maury Povich, Liza Minnelli; R: Gary Condit scandal ("I ran for congress ... had sex with an intern...")
81 1 602 "Jared Has Aides" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20020306 T: weight loss, AIDS, vomit, corporate image, liposuction, betrayal of trust; C: Jared Fogle; R: Philadelphia
82 2 603 "Asspen" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20020313 T: urination prank, timeshare, mass conspiracy; P: 80's ski movie genre (e.g. "Hot Dog: The Movie" etc.), montage sequences
83 5 604 "The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20020403 T: teaser movie marketing, poor TV programming, overly complex consumer electronics, menstruation; C: Russell Crowe; P: 1980's music (Safety Dance, Don't You Forget About Me); R: Steamboat Willie, Tiananmen Square massacre
84 4 605 "Fun with Veal" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20020327 T: meat industry, slaughterhouse, political vegetarianism, political solidarity, negotiating with terrorists; C: Michael Dorn (as Worf); R: Mission Impossible
85 6 606 "Professor Chaos" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Glasgow Phillips 20020410 T: sociopath, secret identity; S: The Bachelor; P: Doctor Doom, Friends theme song, cliffhanger; R: "Stairway to Heaven"
86 7 607 "Simpsons Already Did It" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Glasgow Phillips 20020626 T: oral sex, cadaver, sperm bank, lack of originality in plots; P: The Simpsons (Treehouse of Horror IV), Sea-Monkeys
87 8 608 "Red Hot Catholic Love" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone & Glasgow Phillips 20020703 T: atheism, anal insertion, feces, sex abuse by Catholic clergy, inertia of religious doctrine; S: Catholic church; C: Martha Stewart, Pope John Paul II; P: Love Boat, Pitfall (Atari 2600 videogame) CC-2006-10
88 9 609 "Free Hat" Tony Nugnes Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20020710 T: remaking of movies, political action, political platform, the roles of artist and art in society; C: Ted Koppel, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Pat O'Brien, Francis Ford Coppola; P: Raiders of the Lost Ark; R: Access Hollywood
89 10 610 "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20020717 T: social effects of puberty, boys "noticing" girls, surgery; P: Slums of Beverly Hills; R: The Silence of the Lambs, 2001: A Space Odyssey (boys acting like "cavemen"), Planet of the Apes, Quicksilver Highway
90 11 611 "Child Abduction Is Not Funny" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20020724 T: media focus on bad news, child abduction, overprotective parenting, isolationism, sterotypes of Chinese people
91 12 612 "A Ladder to Heaven" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20021106 T: creamation, post-911 sympathy, possession by spirits, abortion, space race; C: Alan Jackson, President Bush, Saddam Hussein; R: WMD justification of Iraq war
92 13 613 "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20021113 T: video pornography, teaching children about sex; P: Lord of the Rings; R: Harry Potter
93 14 614 "The Death Camp of Tolerance" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20021120 T: stereotypes, gay slave / sadomasochism, intolerance, political-correctness, misunderstanding; S: Schindler's List; P: The Hobbit (1977 animated version); R: Nazi concentration camps First use of the N-word
94 15 615 "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20021127 T: psychics / cold reading, exorcism; C: Rob Schneider, John Edward; R: Rob Schneider movies (The Hot Chick, The Animal), Juilliard School, Poltergeist
95 16 616 "My Future Self n' Me" Trey Parker & Eric Stough Trey Parker 20021204 T: dangers of drug use, time travel, deceptive parenting and "scared straight" technique, revenge, illegal immigrant workers; R: The Osbournes
96 17 617 "Red Sleigh Down" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20021211 T: Jesus and Christmas; C: Jesus; P: crime/terror action genre; R: Superman's fortress of solitude, Black Hawk Down (sled being shot down), Three Kings or Lethal Weapon (torture scenes)
Season 7 (2003)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
97 4 701 "I'm a Little Bit Country" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20030409 T: political debate and war protest, historical context, ambiguous / hypocritical foreign policy; C: Thomas Jefferson and various other founding fathers; P: song "I'm a Little Bit Country" 100th episode in airtime order
98 2 702 "Krazy Kripples" Trey Parker Matt Stone 20030326 T: stem cell research, reverse discrimination, street gangs; C: Christopher Reeve, Larry King, Gene Hackman, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, David Blaine; R: Crips and Bloods, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids The N-word is used a few times in a positive context
99 3 703 "Toilet Paper" Trey Parker Matt Stone 20030402 T: vandalism, guilty conscience, prisoner's dilemna; P: The Silence of the Lambs; R: Platoon, attack on Nancy Kerrigan, Godfather Part II
100 1 704 "Cancelled" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20030319 T: unoriginality in television, reality shows, executive corruption; C: Jeff Goldblum, (briefly: Frank Sinatra, George Burns, Jimmy Walker, Michael Jordan, Don King, Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize, Missy Elliott); R: Dukes of Hazzard, Independence Day, The Truman Show Includes re-animated scenes from episode 101
101 5 705 "Fat Butt and Pancake Head" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20030416 T: hispanic stereotype, adversity between record companies and artists; C: J-Lo / Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck; R: ventriloquist Señor Wences
102 6 706 "Lil' Crime Stoppers" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20030423 T: effects of news/media violence on kids, masturbation, strip club; P: crime/law enforcement dramas; R: CSI (production style of flashbacks); Las Vegas club Spearmint Rhino
103 7 707 "Red Man's Greed" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20030430 T: Native American (Indian) casinos, sterotypes of native Americans, gambling addiction; A: Europeans' conquest/genocide of Native Americans; C: Alex Glick (charity auction winner); R: song "Love is a Battlefield", SARS, U.S. invasion of Iraq (shock and awe), Pontiac's rebellion (infected blankets)
104 8 708 "South Park Is Gay!" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20031022 T: "metrosexual" and culture fads in general, trendsetting as a cultural identity of minority groups; A: homophobia and anti-gay hate crime; C: Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez; R: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy CC-2006-10
105 9 709 "Christian Rock Hard" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20031029 T: Christian popular music, Internet music piracy; A: sexual innuendo / hidden messages in lyrics; C: Lars Ulrich and Metallica, Britney Spears, Master P, Alanis Morissette, Blink-182; R: A Christmas Carol
106 10 710 "Grey Dawn" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20031105 T: dementia / senility and its effect on road safety, racism (blackface), patronizing behaviour towards old people; R: Country Kitchen Restaurants and Old Country Buffet, Red Dawn, 1983 movie "Christine", AARP
107 11 711 "Casa Bonita" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20031112 T: kidnapping, deceit, bomb shelter; R: Casa Bonita restaurant in Lakewood, Fallout videogame series (or film "A Boy and His Dog"), song "If You Leave Me Now"
108 12 712 "All About Mormons" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Kyle McCulloch 20031119 T: Mormonism, practical benefits of religion, illogical religious beliefs, evangelism; S: Origins of the Book of Mormon; C: Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni, Martin and Lucy Harris; R: Milton Bradley "The Game of Life" AKA "All About the Mormons?"
109 13 713 "Butt Out" Trey Parker Matt Stone 20031203 T: smoking, reverse psychology, scapegoating; C: Rob Reiner; P: South Park itself (formulaic plot); R: Cigarette chorus from "Carmen" (?)
110 14 714 "Raisins" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20031210 T: breakup, nonconformism / goth kids, unrequited love; S: Hooters; R: Denny's
111 15 715 "It's Christmas in Canada" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20031217 T: adoption, extradition, anti-semitism, ethnic stereotypes (Chinese, Canadian); P: The Wizard of Oz nominated for an Emmy award, 2004
Season 8 (2004) .
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
112 1 801 "Good Times with Weapons" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20040317 T: children using weapons, (ir)responsibility; P: Japanese anime, "engrish" phrases and J-pop music; R: the 2004 Superbowl "wardrobe malfunction" PARA-2007
113 5 802 "AWESOM-O" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20040414 T: con man, incontinence, evisceration; S: artificial intelligence debate; C: Justin Timberlake; R: Honda ASIMO robot, Chicago "If You Leave Me Now", Short Circuit PARA-2007
114 2 803 "Up the Down Steroid" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20040324 T: athletes, doping (performance enhancing drugs), deception/manipulation, spouse abuse/beating; S: Special Olympics; C: Jason Giambi, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire; R: "A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story"
115 3 804 "The Passion of the Jew" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20040331 T: antisemitism, Nazism, political manipulation / unspoken agenda, genocide, religious faith and violence; S: Hitler's rise to power and the Holocaust; C: Jesus (on the cross, realistic), Mel Gibson; R: The Passion of the Christ, Hitler, Daffy Duck (Yankee Doodle Daffy), The Road Warrior CC-2006-10
116 4 805 "You Got F'd in the A" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20040407 T: street dancing challenge, gruesome death; A: fighting and gang violence; S: nonconformists; C: Lil' Kim; P: songs "Shake That Ass Bitch", "The Crawdad Song"; R: Orange County CA, "Achy Breaky Heart", movie "You Got Served" AKA "You Got..."; AKA "You Got Served"
117 7 806 "Goobacks" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20040428 T: time travel, labor market, homosexuality, group sex, environmentalism; A: U.S. debate about illegal immigrant labor from Mexico; S: Economic protectionism, free-market policies, The O'Reilly Factor; C: Bill O'Reilly; R: Terminator AKA "Goobacks From the Future"
118 6 807 "The Jeffersons" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20040421 T: pederasty, racism in law enforcement, police corruption; C: Michael Jackson; R: Neverland ranch, song "Heal The World" PARA-2007
119 8 808 "Douche and Turd" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20041027 T: eco-terrorism, douche, feces, beastiality; A: 2004 U.S. presidential election; S: PETA; R: Alien Resurrection (genetic research lab, "kill me"); C: Puff Daddy
120 9 809 "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20041103 T: defecation, dangers of monopolies; S: Wal-Mart; P: movie "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (or Stephen King book "Needful Things"); R: The Matrix Reloaded, Poltergeist
121 10 810 "Pre-School" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20041110 T: guilt, dark secret, revenge; P: Cape Fear; R: "The Count of Monte Cristo", Star Trek (The Menagerie)
122 11 811 "Quest for Ratings" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20041117 T: competition in television industry, drug abuse; S: sensationalism in television journalism, South Park itself (ideas room); R: Nightline or 20/20; Benny Hill (song "Yakety Sax")
123 12 812 "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20041201 T: fads, objectification/sexualization of girls through marketing; S: gender feminism; C: Paris Hilton; R: song "Sixteen Tons"
124 13 813 "Cartman's Incredible Gift" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20041208 T: psychics, ineptitude of law enforcement; P: Dead Zone
125 14 814 "Woodland Critter Christmas" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20041215 T: virgin birth / savior, Satanism, animal sacfirice, abortion; R: Jeffersons theme song
Season 9 (2005) .
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
126 1 901 "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20050309 T: surgery, sex change (M2F), reconstructive surgery, sports stereotypes; R: Girls Gone Wild
127 2 902 "Die Hippie, Die" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20050316 T: anti-establishment politics; S: counter-culture gatherings (Woodstock, Burning Man); R: movies "Armageddon" and/or "The Core"; song "Raining Blood"
128 3 903 "Wing" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20050323 T: modern forms of slavery; S: music business (talent agencies), overbearing spouse, organized crime, black market bride; C: Wing Han Tsang, Sylvester Stallone; R: songs "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Dancing Queen", "Who Let the Dogs Out", "Fernando", "Sing" (the Carpenters), TV show "The Contender", Scarface
129 4 904 "Best Friends Forever" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20050330 T: medical life support, political aspects of medical decisions, media's effect on private matters; S: the Terri Schiavo case; C: George W. Bush; R: Sony PSP, movie "The Last Starfighter" or novel "Ender's Game"; Lord of the Rings Emmy award winner, 2005; CC-2006-10
130 5 905 "The Losing Edge" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20050406 T: fighting among sports fans, trying to lose; R: "Rocky" movies, song "You're the Best"
131 6 906 "The Death of Eric Cartman" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20050413 T: death, "getting closure", atonement; C: Sally Struthers; R: The Sixth Sense
132 7 907 "Erection Day" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20050420 T: erection (penis), public embarrassment, prostitution; R: "Scarface", "An Officer and a Gentleman", song "Up Where We Belong"
133 8 908 "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Kenny Hotz & Kyle McCulloch 20051019 S: official response to Katrina / New Orleans, global warming politics; P: "The Day After Tomorrow", "Spartacus" (final scene)
134 9 909 "Marjorine" Trey Parker Matt Stone 20051026 T: feigned suicide, girls' secrets; R: "E.T." (containment tent), "Pet Sematary", song "Rock Your Body", "The Monkey's Paw"
135 10 910 "Follow That Egg!" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20051102 T: same-sex marriage and politics, shared responsibility for parenting, sexual jealousy, homophobia, assassination; A: adoption, same-sex parenting; P: song "Love Changes Everything"; R: book "And Tango Makes Three" (maybe)
136 11 911 "Ginger Kids" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20051109 T: bigotry, ethnic bias, prejudice, segregation, political manipulation, supremacism; A: racism, Black Power movement; R: "Annie" See ginger allegory discussion
137 12 912 "Trapped in the Closet" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20051116 T: unusual religious beliefs, cults, commercialism of religion; S: Scientology; C: John Travolta, Tom Cruise, R. Kelly, Nicole Kidman #17 on TV Guide's "Top 100 TV episodes of all time" list from June 2009; CC-2006-10
138 13 913 "Free Willzyx" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20051130 T: treatment of animals in zoos; S: Russian space program, animal rights activists, Mexico; C: Vladimir Putin; R: "Free Willy"
139 14 914 "Bloody Mary" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20051207 T: drunk driving, victim mentality, discipline; S: twelve-step programs, Catholic Church (doctrine of miracles); C: Virgin Mary (as a statue), Pope Benedict XVI
Season 10 (2006) .
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
140 1 1001 "The Return of Chef" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20060322 T: pederasty, brainwashing/indoctrination, strip club; A: Scientology (rundowns); R: Isaac Hayes' departure CC-2006-10
141 2 1002 "Smug Alert!" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20060329 T: smug attitudes, flatulence; R: Toyota Prius ("Pious"), song "Let's Get Together", movie "Perfect Storm"
142 3 1003 "Cartoon Wars Part I" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20060405 T: terrorism, censorship; S: South Park itself; C: President Bush; P: Family Guy; R: Jyllands-Posten (Danish newspaper) Muhammad cartoon controversy
143 4 1004 "Cartoon Wars Part II" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20060412 T,S,C,P,R: same as episode 1003; P: Bart Simpson, Family Guy and other Fox animation; R: Doug Herzog
144 5 1005 "A Million Little Fibers" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Vernon Chatman 20060419 T: authors / book deal / personal life story, vagina, secret, hostage situation; S: controversy regarding book "A Million Little Pieces"; C: Oprah Winfrey, Geraldo Rivera, Larry King
145 6 1006 "ManBearPig" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20060426 T: greed, selfishness, overinflated ego; S: Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" lecture circuit; C: Al Gore
146 7 1007 "Tsst" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20060503 T: spoiled child, psychological manipulation, prying questions; S: "The Dog Whisperer"; C:Stella Reid, Jo Frost, Cesar Millan; R: "Saw" films, "Nanny 911", "Supernanny", movie "Contact" AKA "The Dog Whisperer"
147 8 1008 "Make Love, Not Warcraft" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20061004 T: lawless psychpath, videogame addiction, unfairness; S: Online game "World of Warcraft"; R: song "Live to Win" Animated by live gameplay in WoW with cooperation of game's developers; Emmy award winner, 2007; CC-2006-10, PARA-2007; opening theme music changes with this episode (no more banjo)
148 9 1009 "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20061011 T: feces, erection, deception, reverse psychology; S: 9/11 "conspiracy theories"; C: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney; P: Hardy Boys; R: movie "The Game"
149 10 1010 "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20061018 T: inter-generational relationship, sexism, rehab center, suicide; S: Dog the Bounty Hunter; R: song "Can't Fight This Feeling", "Afternoon Delight"; Mel Gibson DUI incident PARA-2007
150 11 1011 "Hell on Earth 2006" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20061025 T: Hell/Satan, sweet 16 party; C: The Notorious B.I.G., Steve Irwin; P: Three Stooges; R: MTV's "My Super Sweet 16", priest child sex abuse
151 12 1012 "Go God Go" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20061101 T: teaching evolution vs creationism; C: Richard Dawkins; R: Nintendo Wii, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
152 13 1013 "Go God Go XII" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20061108 T: teaching evolution vs creationism; R: Nintendo Wii, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
153 14 1014 "Stanley's Cup" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20061115 P: The Mighty Ducks
Season 11 (2007) .
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
154 1 1101 "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20070307 C: Jesse Jackson, Michael Richards
155 2 1102 "Cartman Sucks" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20070314
156 3 1103 "Lice Capades" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20070321 C: Angelina Jolie
157 4 1104 "The Snuke" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20070328 C: Hillary Clinton
158 5 1105 "Fantastic Easter Special" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20070404 C: Pope Benedict XVI, William A. Donohue
159 6 1106 "D-Yikes!" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20070411
160 7 1107 "Night of the Living Homeless" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20070418 T: fear of increasing homeless population; A: fear of zombies; P: Day of the Dead
161 8 1108 "Le Petit Tourette" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20071003
162 9 1109 "More Crap" Trey Parker Matt Stone 20071010 C: Bono (of U2)
163 10 1110 "Imaginationland Episode I" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20071017 C: Michael Bay, Mel Gibson, M. Night Shyamalan; P: Epcot Journey Into Imagination; R: Saving Private Ryan AKA "Kyle sucks Cartman's Balls". Emmy award winner, 2008 (along with parts II and III)
164 11 1111 "Imaginationland Episode II" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20071024 C: Kurt Russell; P: Stargate; R: Gladiator, The Abyss, Rivendell from Lord of the Rings movies AKA "The Drying of the Balls"
165 12 1112 "Imaginationland Episode III" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20071031 C: Al Gore AKA "Moistening of the Scrotum"
166 13 1113 "Guitar Queer-O" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 20071107 S: Guitar Hero
167 14 1114 "The List" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20071114
Imaginationland Movie
Season 12 (2008) .
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
168 1 1201 "Tonsil Trouble" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20080312 C: Jimmy Buffett
169 2 1202 "Britney's New Look" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20080319 C: Britney Spears
170 3 1203 "Major Boobage" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker 20080326 See the extensive behind-the-scenes documentary
171 4 1204 "Canada on Strike" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20080402
172 5 1205 "Eek, a Penis!" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker 20080409
173 6 1206 "Over Logging" Trey Parker & Matt Stone Trey Parker 20080416
174 7 1207 "Super Fun Time" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20080423 See the extensive behind-the-scenes documentary
175 8 1208 "The China Probrem" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081008 C: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg
176 9 1209 "Breast Cancer Show Ever" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081015
177 10 1210 "Pandemic" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081022
178 11 1211 "Pandemic 2: The Startling" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081029 R: Cloverfield See the extensive behind-the-scenes documentary
179 12 1212 "About Last Night..." Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081105 R: heist genre e.g. "Ocean's Eleven" See the extensive behind-the-scenes documentary
180 13 1213 "Elementary School Musical" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081112
181 14 1214 "The Ungroundable" Trey Parker Trey Parker 20081119

Season 13 (2009)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by US viewers
Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
182 1 1301 "The Ring" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.11 20090311 T: sexual innuendo in children's entertainment, pre-marital sex, teenage chastity vows; S: Disney; C: Jonas Brothers; P: Mickey Mouse
183 2 1302 "The Coon" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.27 20090318 P: Batman
184 3 1303 "Margaritaville" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.77 20090325 Emmy award winner, 2009
185 4 1304 "Eat, Pray, Queef" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3 20090401 C: Martha Stewart; R: Eat Pray Love (book by Elizabeth Gilbert)
186 5 1305 "Fishsticks" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.1 20090408 C: Kanye West
187 6 1306 "Pinewood Derby" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.78 20090415
188 7 1307 "Fatbeard" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.59 20090422
189 8 1308 "Dead Celebrities" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.67 20091007 C: Michael Jackson
190 9 1309 "Butters' Bottom Bitch" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.56 20091014
191 10 1310 "W.T.F." Trey Parker Trey Parker 1.37 20091021
192 11 1311 "Whale Whores" Trey Parker Trey Parker N/A 20091028 C: Paul Watson
193 12 1312 "The F Word" Trey Parker Trey Parker 1.99 20091104 T: hate speech and meaning of words, taunting and oppression of motorcycle gangs; A: taunting and oppression of homosexuals
194 13 1313 "Dances with Smurfs" Trey Parker Trey Parker 1.47 20091111
195 14 1314 "Pee" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.87 20091118
Season 14 (2010)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by US viewers
Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
196 1 1401 "Sexual Healing" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.74 20100317 C: Michael Douglas, David Duchovny, David Letterman, Charlie Sheen, Billy Bob Thornton, Tiger Woods
197 2 1402 "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.24 20100324 C: Sarah Jessica Parker
198 3 1403 "Medicinal Fried Chicken" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.99 20100331 S: Illegal drugs, medical marijuana; C: Pope Benedict XVI; P: Scarface; R: King For Cure dispensary in L.A., "Bing Bang Boing" toy
199 4 1404 "You Have 0 Friends" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.07 20100407 S: Facebook, FarmVille, ChatRoulette; P: Mad Money, Tron
200 5 1405 "200" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Matt Stone 3.33 20100414 T: Islamist terrorism; S: South Park itself; C: many incl. Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand; R: many previous South Park episodes nominated for an Emmy award, 2010 (along with the following episode "201")
201 6 1406 "201" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.50 20100421 T,S,C,R: same as "200", plus: R: Batman: The Killing Joke, song "Time of the Season" broadcast limited and heavily censored amid publicity and threats following "200" the previous week
202 7 1407 "Crippled Summer" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.55 20100428
203 8 1408 "Poor and Stupid" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.14 20101006 T: vagina; S: NASCAR, NASCAR fans; C: Dale Evans, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson; R: Vagisil, Two and a Half Men
204 9 1409 "It's a Jersey Thing" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.25 20101013 S: (people from) New Jersey
205 10 1410 "Insheeption" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.89 20101020 T: hoarding; P: Inception; R: Hoarders (A&E series), movie Commando or Ster Trek: Generations
206 11 1411 "Coon 2: Hindsight" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.76 20101027 T: hindsight, superheroes; S: Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill and response thereto by BP and U.S. government; C: Tony Hayward, Brett Favre; R: movie A Clockwork Orange (attack scene), music: Rossini "The Thieving Magpie", H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu AKA "The Coon 2: Rise of Captain Hindsight". Follows episode 1302 "The Coon", and first part of a 3-part series.
207 12 1412 "Mysterion Rises" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.85 20101103 T: superheroes; C: Tony Hayward; R: movie The Dark Knight Rises, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu, Nike ad "Rise" (LeBron James version), movie My Neighbor Totoro
208 13 1413 "Coon vs. Coon and Friends" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.249 20101110 T: superheroes; C: Justin Bieber; P: Chuck Jones characters Marc Antony and Pussyfoot ("Feed the Kitty"); R: LeBron James Nike ad, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu, Burning Man festival, "Double Rainbow" viral video
209 14 1414 "Crème Fraiche" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.87 20101117
Season 15 (2011)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by US viewers
Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
210 1 1501 "HUMANCENTiPAD" Trey Parker Trey Parker 3.108 20110427 T: legal agreements, parent (sexual) child abuse; C: Steve Jobs; P: film "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)"; R: Apple iPad, iTunes
211 2 1502 "Funnybot" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.591 20110504 T: ethnic and racial stereotypes; C: German chancellor Angela Merkel, Tyler Perry, Adam Sandler, Jay Leno; P: Comedy Central's Comedy Awards; R: Movie "The Nutty Professor" (1996), Doctor Who (Dalek robots: visual design), Robocop (ED-209: machine guns), Star Trek "Changeling" (Nomad robot: method of defeat)
212 3 1503 "Royal Pudding" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.435 20110511 T: bigotry; P: 2011 British royal wedding (William and Kate); R: Sesame Street (Bert's tooth play); Mario videogames
213 4 1504 "T.M.I." Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.415 20110518 T: anger issues, penis size obsession; R: Body mass index ("B.M.I."); Tea Party and Birthers
214 5 1505 "Crack Baby Athletic Association" Trey Parker Trey Parker (audience) 20110525 T: Commercial use of amateur (NCAA) athletes, slavery; C: EA Sports president Peter Moore, Sarah McLachlan, Slash (musician); P: Humane Society commercial; R: Movies "Wall Street" and "Miracle on 34th Street"; Dutch Sinterklaas legend
215 6 1506 "City Sushi" Trey Parker Trey Parker (audience) 20110601 T: racial stereotypes, prejudice, multiple personality disorder; R: Movies "Sybil" (1976), "Paranormal Activity", "Session 9", "Psycho"; Song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
216 7 1507 "You're Getting Old" Trey Parker Trey Parker (audience) 20110608 T: generation gap, age-based cultural splits amongst children, cynicism, divorce; R: Movies "Jack & Jill", "Mr. Popper's Penguins", "X-Men: First Class", song "Landslide"
217 8 1508 "Ass Burgers" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.94 20111005 T: Asperger syndrome, alcoholism; R: The Matrix
218 9 1509 "The Last of the Meheecans" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.90 20111012 T: economic migration and illegal immigration, national pride; R: Monty Python's Life of Brian
219 10 1510 "Bass to Mouth" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.43 20111019 T: gossip "news" organizations and protection of privacy; R: Wikileaks, Julian Assange
220 11 1511 "Broadway Bro Down" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.92 20111026
221 12 1512 "1%" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.85 20111102
222 13 1513 "A History Channel Thanksgiving" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.85 20111109
223 14 1514 "The Poor Kid" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.41 20111116
Season 16 (2012)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by US viewers
Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
224 1 1601 "Reverse Cowgirl" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.63 20120314
225 2 1602 "Cash for Gold" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.31 20120321
226 3 1603 "Faith Hilling" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.70 20120328
227 4 1604 "Jewpacabra" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.69 20120404
228 5 1605 "Butterballs (South Park)" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.23 20120411
229 6 1606 "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.43 20120418
230 7 1607 "Cartman Finds Love" Trey Parker Trey Parker 2.33 20120425
231 8 1608 "Sarcastaball" (director) (writer) (audience) 20120926
232 9 1609 "Raising the Bar" Trey Parker Trey Parker (audience) (airdate)
233 10 1610 "?" (director) (writer) (audience) (airdate)
234 11 1611 "?" (director) (writer) (audience) (airdate)
235 12 1612 "?" (director) (writer) (audience) (airdate)
236 13 1613 "?" (director) (writer) (audience) (airdate)
237 14 1614 "?" (director) (writer) (audience) (airdate)
Season 17 (2013)
# Br# Px# Title Directed by Written by US viewers
Original air date Themes1, Satire2, Celeb.3, Parody4, References5 Notes
233 10 1610 "?" (director) (writer) (audience) (airdate)

My story outline for new s17 episode

Abbreviations in Notes Column

CC-2006-10: This episode was selected by Comedy Central for their "Ten South Parks That Changed the World" marathon just before the start if the 11th season.[6]

PARA-2007: This episode was selected by Paramount Comedy 1 for their "Top Ten Episodes" list in May 2007.[7]


1 : Themes mainly include taboo topics and other items that create controversy, except anything covered by the other categories.

2 : Satire refers to something real that is not a famous person. See satire vs. parody discussion above.

3 : Celebrity references include any "characters and events" that are "based on real people" — even when the voices are not impersonated (such as Korn's guest appearance in "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery").

4 : Parody content is like satire but refers to something fictional, and is written and structured to be obviously making fun of the original work of fiction. For example, episode 613 is a parody of "Lord of the Rings", specifically the movie trilogy.

5 : Items are tagged as References when they don't rise to the level of the definitions for the other categories. For example, the sub-plot of Medicinal Fried Chicken involving Cartman's participation in an underground trafficking ring is a reference to "Scarface", but is not extensive or obvious enough to constitute a full parody of Scarface.


[6] GAMESPOT, Forum The South Park Union Board, thread entitled "10 South Park Episodes That Change ...", 2006 Sep 22.

[7], Forum South Park, thread entitled "Offical Results of the Paramount..."

[8], Animated TV category, "South Park Awards".

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