South Park (season 9)

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South Park Season 9
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British DVD cover art
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 14
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Original run March 9, 2005 – December 7, 2005
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 March 6, 2007[1]
Region 2 February 2, 2009[2]
Region 4 May 6, 2010
Season chronology
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List of South Park episodes

The ninth season of South Park began airing on March 9, 2005. The ninth season concluded after 14 episodes on December 7, 2005.[3] This season is home to two of the show's most controversial episodes (both involving religion): "Trapped in the Closet" (where Stan Marsh is named the reincarnation of Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard) and "Bloody Mary" (where Randy believes his drinking problem is a disease and worships a Virgin Mary statue that bleeds from its anus).

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date[3] Production
code
126 1 "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" Trey Parker Trey Parker March 9, 2005 (2005-03-09) 901
Mr. Garrison gets a sex change operation, but when he realizes he is incapable of having a period and that his boyfriend is dismayed of the sex change, he tracks down the doctor to change him back. Meanwhile, Kyle goes to a plastic surgeon to turn himself black so he can be a star basketball player. 
127 2 "Die Hippie, Die" Trey Parker Trey Parker March 16, 2005 (2005-03-16) 902
Cartman attempts to rid South Park of hippies, but ends up in jail for wrongfully imprisoning the hippies in his house just as a hippie music festival has been announced. 
128 3 "Wing" Trey Parker Trey Parker March 23, 2005 (2005-03-23) 903
Token becomes a singer while the boys try to run a talent agency and represent the City Wok owner's wife. 
129 4 "Best Friends Forever" Trey Parker Trey Parker March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30) 904
Kenny is left in a persistent vegetative state, beginning a war between Cartman, who wants him to die so he can inherit his Sony PSP, Heaven, who needs his spirit to fight a war against hell, and those who feel he should be kept alive. This episode won a 2005 Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour)". 
130 5 "The Losing Edge" Trey Parker Trey Parker April 6, 2005 (2005-04-06) 905
The boys try to lose their baseball games on purpose so they can avoid having to play all summer. Unfortunately, they are not able to lose and form a plan so they will not have to play all summer long. Randy gets into training to fight the other fathers at the games. The movie Rocky is parodied in select scenes. Also, The Karate Kid, is parodied, in that, the song You're the Best by Joe Esposito, inspires Randy to fight the "Batdad". 
131 6 "The Death of Eric Cartman" Trey Parker Trey Parker April 13, 2005 (2005-04-13) 906
The kids of South Park retaliate against Cartman by ignoring him after he eats all the skin off of the chicken Kyle, Kenny and Stan were going to eat causing Cartman to think that he has died. With the help of Butters, (who is the only one that can "see" him) Cartman tries to atone his sins on earth, for he cannot go to the afterlife without doing so. 
132 7 "Erection Day" Trey Parker Trey Parker April 20, 2005 (2005-04-20) 907
Jimmy starts getting erections and worries about performing in the school talent show, so he sets out to get rid of his erections by having sex with a woman. 
133 8 "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" Trey Parker Trey Parker & Kenny Hotz October 19, 2005 (2005-10-19) 908
Cartman and Stan crash a boat into the world's largest beaver dam above the town of Beaverton. Afterwards, global warming is blamed, and the town enters a state of emergency
134 9 "Marjorine" Trey Parker Trey Parker October 26, 2005 (2005-10-26) 909
Butters fakes his own death so he can pose as a girl named Marjorine and steal a paper fortune-teller. 
135 10 "Follow That Egg!" Trey Parker Kenny Hotz November 2, 2005 (2005-11-02) 910
After learning Mr. Slave will marry Big Gay Al, Mrs. Garrison vows to stop same-sex marriage and uses the kids in her class as an example of why homosexual couples would make poor parents. 
136 11 "Ginger Kids" Trey Parker Trey Parker November 9, 2005 (2005-11-09) 911
Stan and Kyle turn Cartman redheaded and pale after Cartman does a report on how dangerous redheaded children are, but the prank goes too far when Cartman leads the "gingers" to fight for their rights by any means necessary. 
137 12 "Trapped in the Closet" Trey Parker[4] Trey Parker[4] November 16, 2005 (2005-11-16) 912
Stan is dubbed the reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard by a local group of Scientologists, causing a chain of bizarre events, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta locking themselves in Stan's closet and R&B singer R. Kelly turning the whole affair into an urban opera. 
138 13 "Free Willzyx" Trey Parker Trey Parker November 30, 2005 (2005-11-30) 913
Two aquarium workers trick the boys into thinking that a killer whale can talk, prompting the boys to liberate the animal and send him into space. 
139 14 "Bloody Mary" Trey Parker Trey Parker December 7, 2005 (2005-12-07) 914
Randy's drinking problem is mistaken for a disease when he admits himself into Alcoholics Anonymous following an arrest for drunk driving. At first he feels hopeless, but then a priest in a neighboring town discovers that his Virgin Mary statue is bleeding from its anus and declares it a miracle, making Randy want to go there to get cured. 

Production[edit]

All episodes from this season were originally aired in Standard Definition with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. But when the episodes air as reruns on Comedy Central, they all air in Widescreen HD. This is the first season in which this happens (Seasons 10-12 were aired in similar fashion). Some scenes from these episodes are true 16:9 shots, others are cropped to 16:9 from their 4:3 counterparts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 9 (Region 1)". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Season 9 (Region 2)". Amazon.uk. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b "South Park (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)". epguides. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "The 58th Primetime Emmy® Awards and Creative Arts Emmys Nominations: Creative Arts Emmys: Animated Program". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on September 29, 2006. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 

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