Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina

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"Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina"
South Park episode
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Mr. Garrison shopping for tampons for the first time as a woman.
Episode no. Season 9
Episode 1
Directed by Trey Parker
Written by Trey Parker
Production code 901
Original air date March 9, 2005
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"Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" is the first episode of the ninth season of the American animated television series South Park. "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" first aired on Comedy Central in the United States on March 9, 2005. In the episode, Mr. Garrison undergoes a sex change feeling that he is a "woman trapped in a man's body". The operation inspires Kyle and his father Gerald to undergo cosmetic surgery themselves.

The episode was written by series co-creator Trey Parker and was rated TV-MA in the United States.

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Mr. Garrison is under the impression that he is a "woman trapped in a man's body" and decides to have a sex change, which is performed by Dr. Biber of the Trinidad Medical Center (with a video clip of an actual depiction of a sex change operation is shown). He is later introduced as "Mrs. Garrison" at a supermarket. Meanwhile, Kyle is trying out for the all-state basketball team. Kyle's performance against his tall and black competitors is unimpressive, and the coach and Cartman join to instruct him that "Jews can't play basketball." This depresses Kyle, and when he, Stan, Cartman and Kenny are walking home, Mrs. Garrison tells the boys of her surgery.

Kyle asks his parents what a sex change is, and as she explains the term, his mother, Sheila Broflovski, insists on the legitimacy of cosmetic surgery as an important aid for people whose physical appearance contrasts with their self-image. However, in applauding Mr. Garrison's courage, she inadvertently implies that Kyle's own problems can be solved in a similar manner. Stan accompanies Kyle to Trinidad to see about the situation, and Dr. Biber suggests that Kyle should undergo a "negroplasty" to make him black and taller. When Kyle returns home, his parents are outraged by the suggestion. His dad, Gerald Broflovski, travels to the Institute in order to confront Dr. Biber. However, Dr. Biber, spotting Gerald's dolphin shirt, appeals to his affinity for dolphins and convinces him to undergo "dolphinoplasty", surgically altering his appearance to resemble that of a dolphin. At Mrs. Garrison's home, she comes home and asks Mr. Slave to take her to bed, but Mr. Slave refuses, upset that he was never asked his feelings regarding the operation. He exclaims, "But I'm gay! I don't like vaginas!" when Mrs. Garrison tries to reason by explaining that she's the same person, only with a vagina instead of a penis.

As he has now been persuaded to endorse cosmetic surgery, Gerald Broflovski allows his son to undergo the negroplasty. Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrison is puzzled by the absence of his period. Believing she is pregnant, she cheerfully decides to have an abortion. However, since she does not have ovaries and a uterus, she cannot menstruate, become pregnant, nor have an abortion (we learn that her main reason for having her surgery was to get pregnant and abort the resulting fetus). She requests Dr. Biber to change her sex back, but learns that the operation is irreversible, as her former testicles have been transplanted in Kyle's knees to make him taller, and her former scrotum had been fashioned into Mr. Broflovski's dorsal fin.

At the all-state basketball game, Mrs. Garrison, Dr. Biber, Mr. Broflovski, and the other three boys are trying to stop Kyle from playing basketball, as any jumping could cause Mr. Garrison's testicles to explode. Unfortunately, in a dramatic climax, Kyle leaps into the air, causing his new "kneecaps" to explode as he lands. Faced with the loss of her testicles, Mrs. Garrison decides to accept her "new gender". Dr. Biber then apologizes to Kyle and Gerald, saying he should have told them that the surgeries were cosmetic; he then decided to reverse the surgeries he performed on Kyle and his father for a nominal fee, in which they accept, as they are shown returned to normal in later episodes.

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