[South Park Main Street. Great-great Grandpa tells him to not kill himself or he'll be punished like him (and Kenny). Carol proclaims that if Cartoon Central does not take the show off the air, the protesters will kill themselves, and they start using a slingshot to send themselves flying into the building. [4] The episode also takes the position that parents who blame their children's behavior entirely on television are evading true responsibility for problems that likely have roots elsewhere. In the 200th episode of South Park, which was broadcast last week, a proposal to bring the Prophet Mohamed to town is met with short shrift at a community meeting. The Death of Eric Cartman. Meanwhile still, Kenny McCormick's case of some explosive diarrhea is spreading to the whole town, particularly to the adults protesting Terrance and Phillip. Death is really after Kenny instead. Death. Grampa wants Stan to kill him, the parents all want to kill the Terrance and Philip show, and Death just wants to kill someone. Extras • The episode, along with the Terrance and Phillip show, were inspired by early criticism that South Park was little more than flatulence jokes and primitive animation. Meanwhile, Mrs. Broflovski has organized a protest against the boys' favorite TV show, "Terrance and Phillip." This was the inspiration behind a scene in which Death inexplicably rides a tricycle while chasing the South Park boys through the streets.[1]. Directed by Matt Stone, Trey Parker. The episode also advocates against censorship and addresses the morality and ethics of euthanasia. After Death touches Kenny, his touch kills him, Grandpa appears on the scene and argues with Death about not taking him. Mary Kay Bergman (June 5, 1961 – November 11, 1999), also credited as Shannen Cassidy, was an American voice actress and voice-over teacher.Bergman was the lead female voice actress on South Park from the show's 1997 debut until her death. It originally aired on Comedy Central in … Angered, Grandpa Marvin demands that Death kill him, but Death refuses. They hang a cow from a tree to drop on Grandpa when Death shows up. [1] "Death" included a consistency error in that Mr. Garrison's classroom had its own separate bathroom, which was never again seen in future South Park episodes. "[8] In the book The Deep End of South Park, Anne Gossage complimented the ambition of episode's themes of censorship and the morality of assisted suicide, which she called "a great deal of ground to cover in 20 minutes". 21:58. [2][7] "Death" marked the first appearance of Snacky Cakes, one of Cartman's favorite snack foods. South Park is an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. [1], The episode's script parodied parents who voiced strong opposition to South Park, portraying them as so invested in fighting the television program that they fail to pay attention to what is going on in their children's lives. Grandpa Marvin continues asking Stan to kill him, and demonstrates how terrible his life is by locking Stan in a room and forcing him to listen to a song in the style of Enya's "Orinoco Flow". Death (character) • "Gonna Fly", Images • Shelly arrives in time to stop Stan from doing so, who is horrified by Grandpa's trick, and the boys are put on TV in which they inadvertently place the blame on Terrance and Phillip, adding more fuel to Sheila's protest. "South Park" had previously mocked the idea of man-made climate change in the 2005 episode "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" and had taken smaller pot shots at the idea on subsequent occasions. Savage, Jr. said the episode "reveals a fine edged attack on censors and a thoughtful and subtle consideration of issues regarding assisted suicide. [2] The image of Kenny sitting on a toilet in "Death" became a popular South Park poster. [9] Gossage also said the episode shared many of the same characteristics of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, comparing Stan's contemplation of killing his grandfather to Hamlet's dilemmas after encountering his father's ghost. [1] A man named Mr. McCormick was killed in "Death" after he was flung via slingshot into the Cartoon Central building. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on September 17, 1997. South Park. Synopsis. When he leaves with Death and Kenny's ghost, he tells Grandpa Marsh he must wait to die of natural causes. Season 9 E 6 • 04/13/2005. [1] The character appears again very briefly in a later episode, "Starvin' Marvin". [14], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Death_(South_Park)&oldid=999893896, Television episodes about personifications of death, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 13:52. The episode's plot heavily influenced the screenplay of the 1999 film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which also involves South Park parents protesting Terrance and Phillip. In South Park, while chasing the boys, Death stops at the window of a TV store and watches an episode of Terrance and Philip. "[1], "Death" introduced several characters who would maintain important recurring roles throughout the rest of the series. [12][13] In 2008, Parker and Stone made "Death" and all South Park episodes available to watch for free on the show's official website, "South Park Studios". Meanwhile at Kyle Broflovski's house, Kyle and Ike Broflovski are also watching Terrance and Phillip when their mother, Sheila Broflovski, comes in and gets upset by the content of the program. Grandpa realizes that he is too old to do it himself, so he offers Stan a dollar to shoot him, but Stan, not wanting to get into trouble, refuses. The boys join him in watching until the announcement of its cancellation. "Are you … "Death" was written and directed by series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The plot and theme of both scripts revolves heavily around the parents of South Park protesting Terrance and Phillip due to the perceived negative influence it has over their children. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. His hood is shaped similar to his sickle. WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for South Park's Season 23 episode, "Season Finale.". In the episode, Grandpa Marvin tries to convince Stan to kill him, while the parents of South Park protest the foul-mouthed cartoon Terrance and Phillip. [5] The plot of "Death" heavily influenced the screenplay Parker and Stone wrote for their 1999 film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Celebrate and remember the lives we have lost in South Park, Pennsylvania. [1], The episode refers to Jack Kevorkian, the right-to-die activist best known for his advocacy of physician-assisted suicide, although Kyle mistakenly refers to him as "Jack Leborkian". The Death Camp of Tolerance From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia " The Death Camp of Tolerance " is the fourteenth episode of the sixth season of the American animated television series South Park, and the 93rd overall episode of the series. Death himself arrives to kill Kenny, and presents a warning to Grandpa Marvin against forcing others to help him commit suicide. John Warsog, the man who runs Cartoon Central in "Death", is based on Doug Herzog, the Comedy Central executive who was responsible for bringing South Park to the network. He tries to convince Stan to kill him, but Stan refuses because he fears he might get in trouble. This is most strongly illustrated at the end of the episode, in which the ghost of Marvin's grandfather (who had Marvin kill him long ago) tells Marvin he must not force Stan to commit such a traumatizing act. The latter quote being a reference to the South Park episode that featured his cosplay inspiration. Death. Stan's Dad -- who's on duty at the South Park Center for Seismic Activity -- needs to figure out what it means when the needle starts moving and the mountain starts to smoke. Grandpa Marsh then plans a trip to Africa where over four hundred people are eaten 'naturally' by lions every year. Meanwhile, Death continues chasing the boys, but stops in front of a television playing Terrance and Phillip. [3] The Cartoon Central network in "Death" is based on a mix between Cartoon Network and Comedy Central, the latter real-life television network that broadcasts South Park. "Reverse Cowgirl" is the first episode of the sixteenth season of the American animated sitcom South Park, and the 224th episode of the series overall. [6], "Death" was released alongside five other episodes in a three-VHS set on May 5, 1998, marking the first time South Park was made available on video. While fleeing, Stan calls his mother, who is too busy protesting Terrance and Phillip to listen to his problems. The second riddle is a little more tricky, but the place in South Park most associated with death (other than the morgue you briefly visit) is Jimbo's Guns, so head on over there. "Death" was written and directed by series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In some cases, particularly early episodes, he would magically reappear after being murdered, only to be killed off again before the credits rolled. "Death" is the 6th episode of Season One, and the 6th overall episode of South Park. D&D Beyond Despite their protest of the show, they are shown laughing at various bits of "real life" toilet humor. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. During the first few weeks of South Park's run, Parker and Stone received criticism from some commentators and media outlets that the series was little more than flatulence jokes and primitive animation, and thus must be a simple show to produce. The episode was released on the "Volume III" video along with "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"; other featured episodes included "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", "Volcano", "Weight Gain 4000", and "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride". Herzog was excited to be featured in the episode and enjoyed the portrayal. South Park Archives is a FANDOM TV Community. Throughout her career, Bergman performed voice work for over 400 television commercials and voiced over 100 cartoon, film, and video game characters. South Park. [2] During one scene, Stan's grandfather locks him in a room and plays music by the Irish vocalist Enya as a form of torture to show Stan what it's like to be his age, and convince Stan to kill him. The episode introduced Terrance and Phillip, a comedy duo with a popular cartoon series within the South Park universe, whose show is literally nothing but a series of flatulence jokes, with even cruder animation than South Park itself. However, Grandpa Marsh still misunderstands his Grandpa's words, taking them as advice. Meanwhile, Mrs. Broflovski has organized a protest against the … He was voiced by the series' co-creator Trey Parker who also voices other characters in the series, including Eric Cartman and some of the celebrities as well as Kim Jong-il in Team America: World Police . [1], Grandpa's sole birthday wish is for Stan to take part in his assisted suicide. 09/17/1997. Marvin Marsh • Meanwhile, Mrs. Broflovski has organized a protest against the boys' favorite TV show, "Terrance and Phillip".[1]. "[3], "Death" warns against such misplaced values and condemns the practice of censorship, as well as demonstrating there can be value in a show often dismissed as juvenile and immature, like South Park or Terrance and Phillip. Death is a minor antagonist from South Park, first appearing in the episode, Death. With the adults out of town for the protest, the boys are free to watch Terrance and Phillip at their leisure. 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