Follow That Egg!
|"Follow That Egg!"|
|South Park episode|
|Episode no.||Season 9
|Directed by||Trey Parker|
|Written by||Kenny Hotz|
|Original air date||November 2, 2005|
"Follow That Egg!" is the tenth episode in the ninth season of the American animated television series South Park. The 135th overall episode, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 2, 2005.
In the episode, Mrs. Garrison tries reuniting with her ex-boyfriend Mr. Slave, but finds out that he is going to marry Big Gay Al after the governor of Colorado legalizes same-sex marriage in the state. Garrison, furious, goes to the governor and tells him that if same-sex couples get married, they will have the right to raise children, which she believes they are incapable of doing, and so decides to use a class project as a way to get the governor to change his mind.
Mrs. Garrison pairs off the kids in her class and assigns them to care for eggs as if they were babies as part of a lesson in parenting responsibility. Stan is worried he will get paired with his ex-girlfriend Wendy, whom he has not spoken to since their breakup. However, Wendy is assigned to Kyle while Stan is paired with Bebe. The assignments cause tension among the students, as Stan starts to suspect Kyle of having his eyes on Wendy while Bebe is angry at Stan's indifference to their egg.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Garrison is reminded of her ex-boyfriend Mr. Slave, who broke up with her after her sex change operation. Garrison attempts to take Mr. Slave back, only to learn that he is now in a relationship with Big Gay Al and that they are going to get married as soon as the governor of Colorado legalizes such unions. Mrs. Garrison, mad with jealousy, dedicates herself to doing whatever she can to prevent their union from being legalized.
Garrison rallies a crowd of people to petition against same-sex marriage and, upon realizing the governor won't veto the bill without proof that gays don't have the skills necessary to raise a family, makes plans for the final egg check in front of the governor's office and alters the pairs so that Stan and Kyle are the 'same-sex couple. However, when it seems that the two are able to raise the egg properly, Garrison hires an assassin named Jakartha to destroy the egg to make sure Stan and Kyle's egg is broken when they present it, which he appears to do.
Kyle comes over to Stan's house and Stan tells him to just go be with Wendy, but Kyle reveals that he feared Stan's jealousy would interfere with his ability as a parent and so gave Stan a fake egg while he kept and saved the real one. Kyle also tells Stan that he had never had any interest in Wendy, since he just wanted an A on the project. The two boys reconcile and rush to the governor's office in a taxi, with Kyle calling Mrs. Garrison and telling her their egg is fine and that they are on their way. A horrified Garrison demands that Jakartha destroys the egg before it reaches the podium. Stan and Kyle rush through the crowd, narrowly avoiding Jakartha's attacks, and reach the podium weary and hurt. The governor inspects the egg and, upon seeing that it is undamaged, announces that same-sex marriage is now legal in Colorado.
The episode concludes with Mr. Slave and Big Gay Al marrying. Randy informs that he's proud of the boys for helping spread gay marriage rights, much to the boy's confusion. Wendy then shows up and informs Stan that she's impressed that he'd be a good parent, but Stan informs her that he no longer cares about what she thinks of him.