April Fools! Trey Parker and Matt Stone Yelled with “Terrance and Phillip in ‘Not Without My Anus,'” South Park Episode 201

Definitely the funniest thing about this episode is why it exists. As you may have noticed, it’s the first episode of the second season. Well, the cliffhanger “to-be-continued” season finale of the first season was “Cartman’s Mom is a Dirty Slut,” and was all about learning who Cartman’s father was.

Fans eagerly awaited the second season so that they could learn who Cartman’s father was and when it turned out that this episode was supposed to be aired on April 1st, Trey Parker and Matt Stone thought that a little April Fool’s joke was in order and so they made this totally ridiculous episode that was all about Terrance and Philip and a whole bunch of other nonsense.

The fans were pissed off (I wasn’t a viewer at the time). They were on board when it came to ragging on other people but when the joke-stick was pointed their way, they were not amused. I think that’s hilarious, though if I’d cared at the time I’d probably have been pissed off too.

One notable moment in this episode is Terrance and Philip and the person at the airport having no ability to differentiate between Middle Eastern countries like Iran and Iraq, insisting that they’re all the same. A comment on American (or Canadian?) ignorance about important regions of the world, hmm?

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“Cartman’s Mom is a Dirty Slut,” is South Park Episode 113

The first part of this two-part episode is all about poor Eric Cartman wanting to know who his father is. Hilariously, South Park fans wanted to know too and as this was the season finale of the first season, we all had to wait until the beginning of season two to find out. As the season began on April 1st, however, Trey Parker and Matt Stone decided it would be funny to air an April Fools joke episode about Terrance and Philip to really piss everyone off. People were indeed angry, but the next episode we learned who Cartman’s dad was.

A particularly funny part of this episode comes when Cartman goes into the local bar to tell Mr. Garrison that he’s his father because he had sex with Ms. Cartman at the Drunken Barn Dance. Mr. Garrison says, yeah, but who didn’t have sex with her at the Drunken Barn Dance. The camera pans over everyone, whose faces all say the same thing: we did her too. Eventually, the camera arrives at Father Maxi, the Catholic Priest who is having a drink with Jesus. Both look guilty as well.

Catholic priests, as we know, are not supposed to have sex, but apparently Father Maxi does. He also had sex with Mrs. Donavan (410) and has had gay experiences (503). The idea of Jesus having sex is also pretty hilarious, especially with a slutty crack-whore like Lianne Cartman.

It’s also amusing that earlier in the episode when Cartman is asking his mom who his dad is, he slams his fist on the table and screams, “Goddamnit” as an image of Jesus hanging on the cross rests on the wall. Tasteful.

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