Stan and Kyle Fight Over Gorack in South Park Episode 218, “Prehistoric Ice Man”

Playing outside in the winter in Colorado can yield all kinds of exciting discoveries, including frozen prehistoric icemen! Well, at least men frozen since 1996 (keep in mind that this episode is a late nineties one). Fortunately for such a frozen iceman, Dr. Mephisto is able to revive him and keep him alive in a special area where he won’t be too scared by all of the changes that have happened since his time.

What’s funny is how the characters and episode treat him like a man of a bygone age and insist that everything modern will be weird to him. As an example he happens to catch a little tv (remember it’s just after 1998) and the Falcons are going to the Superbowl (and they did too – and lost, sadly). The man flips out that this future is so different from his own that the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Superbowl. Why is that awesome? Because I’m from Atlanta, and after a decade the Falcons finally have another shot at the big title! And even if they don’t, we’re in the playoffs, baby! So, back to South Park….

Stan and Kyle each want to name the prehistoric iceman something else, whether Gorack or Steve, and when the news asks them his name, each claims the discovery and they begin fighting over this disagreement to the point that they stop being friends. Sad. By the end of the episode, however, they learn the importance of friendship when Gorack/Steve tells them how much he appreciates their friendship and help escaping to a place that he could start to call home again.

“You boys have really shown me the true meaning of friendship.  You didn’t care about anything but my happiness.  You put me in front of yourselves, and that’s what real friendship is all about.  After being frozen I’ve learned that all a person has in life is family and friends.  If you lose those, you have nothing.  So friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.” For more South Park quotes on friendship, click HERE.

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