HILLARY CLINTON (2007)
A bomb - which South Park calls a 'snuke' - is revealed to be hidden in Hillary Clinton’s…uh….personal space. Cartman suspects that a Muslim student is behind it, but it’s later revealed to be England, who want to finally ‘put an end to the American Revolution’. Yes, it's an episode about racial tolerance - South Park-style.
TIGER WOODS (2010)
After Tiger Woods releases his latest PGA video game – featuring recreations of his sexual encounters - the government launches an investigation into why powerful rich men chose multiple partners. Apparently, it's a virus caused by aliens. I knew it. Bill Clinton and David Letterman also appear.
SADDAM HUSSEIN (2003)
Saddam made lots of appearances on South Park (and the South Park movie). He was killed once, but ended up in hell where he became Satan’s abusive lover. In this episode – a Wizard of Oz musical parody – Ike is revealed to be Canadian and heads north on a journey of discovery. Eventually, Saddam is revealed to be our evil Prime Minister. I knew it…
MICHAEL JACKSON (2004)
In this somewhat disturbing episode, Jackson is portrayed much as he was in real life – a somewhat neglectful father and strange man-child/possible pedophile. Cartman loves him. Kyle thinks he’s weird. The police are suspicious when it's revealed he is a rich black man, and proceed to plant evidence to take him down. Jackson eventually loses what’s left of his face.
JENNIFER LOPEZ (2003)
Cartman creates a racist version of Jennifer Lopez out of his hand (shades of Senor Wences?) which proceeds to become a music star. Ben Affleck falls in love with her…uh….the hand. And when the real Lopez gets wind of it, she tries to kill her…uh…it.
TOM CRUISE (2005)
A no-holds-barred attack on Scientology in which Stan is thought to be the reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard. Cruise – as well as an animated R. Kelly and John Travolta – somehow end up in Stan’s closet and refuse to come out. Get it? South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone accused the show’s production house of pulling this episode from a scheduled rerun after Cruise exerted his influence. Nonetheless, host Conan O'Brien brought it up in his opening Emmy sketch that year.
MEL GIBSON (2004)
Mel - seen here at right in a later episode with Rob Reiner and Tom Cruise - got skewered big time in 2004 after the release of his Passion of The Christ film. Hating that movie, Kenny and Kyle head to Hollywood to get their money back. There they find a crazy, naked, defecating-on-the-floor Gibson in Braveheart make-up. Meanwhile, Cartman's Mel Gibson Fan Club sinks into neo-Naziism.
PARIS HILTON (2004)
The girls of South Park become obsessed with Hilton and the socialite's new store ‘Stupid Spoiled Whore'. Hilton is portrayed as so annoying, all her pets commit suicide. She eventually enters a ‘Whore-Off’ only to lose to Mr. Slave, who shoves her up his anus. Wow. Now there’s a sentence you don’t get to type every day.
Stan’s dad Randy thinks he’s laid the biggest crap in the world and consults the European Fecal Standards and Measurements Office for confirmation. Unfortunately, that title turns out to be held by U2’s Bono. It’s later revealed that Bono doesn’t just drop the biggest crap, he is made entirely of crap. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy writing South Park synopses?
This 200th episode is something of a ‘cheater’ - combining several previous plots into one. In it, a group of celebrities (including Michael Richards, Fred Savage, Oprah and George Lucas) launch a class action suit against South Park for defamation. They eventually agree to pull the suit if South Park lets them see Mohammad. This episode drew threats from radical Muslim groups, and portions of it were censored.