The Uncut Version of the South Park Pilot Has a Stronger Plot and Worse Language Than the Original

Comedy Central recently released the Uncut Version of the South Park Pilot which contains two and a half additional minutes of footage over the pilot that we all know and love.

There were a few things in there that made me wonder whether or not they were in the original because it’s been so long since I saw the original. I’m pretty sure that the considerably more rampant use of the word ‘fuck’ was not part of the classic pilot.

In addition to a few interspersed lines here and there, there were two main scenes in the uncut version that weren’t in the original episode.

1. The first is the boys on the playground about to eat the hot tamales that Chef gave them so they could have fevers, get out of school and go find Ike. This part was almost entirely absent from the classic pilot. Where were the hot tamales? I’ve got to say, the plot made a lot more sense with Cartman farting fire after the tamale thread was introduced.

2. The other scene was the one in the nurse’s office – and where was her coinjoined twin? There sure was some awesome Pip bashing in this episode.

Other extended scenes included the alien one towards the end with Chef, the Barbrady conclusion, and ones with Cartman’s mother (and was that his father and/or sister!?!?). Even Wendy and Pip had bigger roles in this episode.

All in all I would say that this uncut version gave the episode a more meaningful and understandable plot, a more robust depth, and a more thorough introduction to characters that would appear later on. Check it for yourself and let me know what you thought.

Did you like the uncut version or the original better? Read about other South Park episodes.

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