Entire second season of the hit animated comedy. 'Not without My Anus', is the April Fool's episode Comedy Central chose to broadcast in place of the one which would have revealed Cartman's parentage, but it does feature special appearances by Terence and Philip! In 'Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut', Mephesto is about to reveal who Cartman's dad is when a mysterious gunman shoots him down. Awaiting his recovery, the boys find themselves stranded in a freak blizzard. In 'Chicken Lover', a series of chicken-related crimes result in the shock revelation that Officer Barbrady cannot read. Anarchy results when the illiterate policeman resigns, but the boys step into the breach. 'Ike's Wee Wee' sees school counsellor Mr Mackey fired following a classroom mishap. He turns to the twin evils of drugs and alcohol, which he has spent a lifetime preaching against, for consolation. In 'Conjoined Fetus Lady', the South Park dodgeball team heads off for the championships just as 'Conjoined Twin Myslexia Awareness Week' is declared. 'The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka' sees Ned and Jimbo off to hunt the deadly 'Mexican Staring Frog' after a sighting in South Park. In 'Flashbacks', the school bus is trapped on the edge of a precipice, and the boys reminisce over some sticky moments while Mrs Crabtree goes in search of help, becoming a stand-up comedy sensation in the process. Could it all be a bad dream? 'Summer Sucks' sees the town's 4th July celebrations spoiled by a sudden ban on fireworks. Meanwhile, Cartman is forced to take swimming lessons - will he ever make it to the deep end? In 'Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls', talking poo Mr Hankey suffers when the masses descend on South Park for its first Film Festival. Meanwhile, Chef concocts a new sweetmeat for the edification of the recently arrived cognoscenti. 'Chickenpox' sees Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny out for revenge when their parents decide to take the preventative step of exposing them to the chickenpox virus. In 'Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods', Stan, Kyle and Kenny find themselves strangely drawn to the newly opened South Park planetarium, while Cartman takes drastic measures to attain his dream of singing the Cheesy Poofs song on television. 'Clubhouses' sees Stan enlisting Kyle's help in building a clubhouse where he can entertain Wendy. Cartman and Kenny respond by creating a rival clubhouse all their own. In 'Cow Days', Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny become ensnared by a carnival game at the 14th annual Cow Days celebration: the prizes on offer are Terrance and Phillip dolls! However, with no money left, it is up to one of the foursome to enter the bull-riding contest and win some cash. 'Chef Aid' sees Chef faced with the prospect of jail unless he pays off a 2 million dollar debt to Capitalist Records. Previously unaware that the school cook was a big name in the music business, the boys hit upon a scheme to help him raise the readies: a Chef Aid concert. In 'Spooky Fish', Stan is perturbed by the gift of a goldfish that kills people, and there seems to be something very wrong with Cartman: he is being nice. Could the fish and Cartman have arrived from an evil parallel universe? 'Merry Christmas Charlie Manson' sees the Cartman family Christmas take a turn for the worse when Uncle Howard escapes from jail and arrives with his very special friend, Charlie Manson. In 'Gnomes', Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny find themselves under pressure to deliver a report to the town in order to prove that Mr Garrison has actually taught them something. They are paired with Tweek, whose coffee shop owner father offers them an essay on how large corporations destroy small businesses. Cool! 'Prehistoric Ice Man' sees Stan and Kyle falling out after discovering a man embedded in a block of ice. Local genetic engineer Mephesto comes to believe that this discovery could be the missing link between prehistoric and modern man.
Set in a Colorado mountain town that gets destroyed on a regular basis and is populated by the dumbest, most vulgar characters imaginable, South Park is an anarchic animated sitcom that owes more to the spirit of Monty Python than to its comparatively tame predecessor The Simpsons. The show's origins go back to a 1995 Christmas video "postcard" called The Spirit of Christmas that a Fox Studios executive had commissioned at the previous Sundance Film Festival for $2000 having seen the work of film-makers Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Cannibal: The Musical). The adventures of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny became an instant ratings and merchandising smash and the foul-mouthed eight-year-olds have expanded to the cinema screen (Bigger, Longer and Uncut), found their way to the MTV Movie Awards and allowed the show creators/(song) writers/voice-artists to pursue equally anarchic comedy at the box office with Baseketball and Orgazmo. Constantly pursued by a censorship outcry, the series has survived several copycat cartoon threats and even the death of its lead female vocal-artist during its third season. Perhaps the show's biggest controversy has always been that--despite a disclaimer before every episode--under-aged children still see it. But lured by a universe full of Cheesy Poofs and Cookie Dings, where no-one's afraid to badmouth school bus driver Miss Crabtree and where it's OK to vomit from being in love, it's no wonder that children of all ages can't help but love it. Seriously. --Paul Tonks
Season Two: Parker and Stone intentionally annoyed audiences by holding back season one's cliff-hanger resolution ("Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut") where we learn the surprise truth of who Cartman's dad really is. Season two instead opens with a TV Movie-of-the-Week Special for cartoon-within-a-cartoon characters Terrance and Phillip in "Not Without My Anus". A clever sub-plot runs through the middle of the year with closet homosexual schoolteacher Mr Garrison losing his hand puppet Mr Hat and replacing him with Mr Twig. It comes to an end in the amazing "Chef Aid" with Mr Hat busting Garrison and Chef from jail to attend a concert where Elton John, Meat Loaf and Ozzy Osborne are playing (all voiced for real). We get to explore the dubious leisure activities of Jimbo and Ned on their cable access show "Huntin' and Killin'" during a ratings war with "Jesus and Pals" (Christ having chosen the town to live in--naturally) in the Jerry Springer spoof "The Mexican Staring Frog of southern Sri Lanka". The season is rounded off by visits from the Evil Eric Cartman (who's nice!) from a parallel universe in "Spooky Fish", the Booktastic Bus in "Chickenlover", the Underpants Gnomes and even Charles Manson. --Paul Tonks
Great serie but please notice that it comes with no subtitles. Some of the gags are really hard to get if you are not a native speaker.
This season of South Park is absolutley fantastic and completely dispells any lingering doubts that the show's appeal lay in "immature toliet humour". Read morePublished on 4 July 2004 by Pen Name
Like the title this is the best series in the entire collection it contains some really hilarious episodes including Flashbacks,Chicken Lover,Chef Aid and Gnomes. Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2003 by P. Woods