Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy
|"Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy"|
|South Park episode|
|Episode no.||Season 10
|Directed by||Trey Parker|
|Written by||Trey Parker|
|Featured music||"Afternoon Delight"
by Starland Vocal Band
|Original air date||October 18, 2006|
This episode parodies the TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter. The episode focuses on a situation involving Kyle Broflovski, his little brother, Ike, Eric Cartman, and the kindergarten teacher, Ms. Stevenson. The episode is rated TV-MA on Comedy Central and TV-14 for suggestive dialogue (D), offensive language (L), and sexual content (S) in syndication.
Eric Cartman is asked by a hall monitor to go see Principal Victoria. He believes he is in trouble for telling the other boys he made another student sick, but is instead given "authoritah" as the new school hallway monitor. Cartman takes full advantage of his new job, such as by dressing and acting as "Dawg the Hallway Monitor" and by bullying others and threatening them with bear spray. During his shift, Cartman finds a love drawing of Miss Stevenson (the kindergarten teacher) by Ike. After Miss Stevenson receives the drawing, she admits she too loves Ike, and the pair go on dates and even begin a sexual relationship.
One day, Kyle catches the pair together in the bathtub. He is shocked and tries to inform his parents, but Ike prevents Kyle from speaking. Kyle then tries to tell the police, who at first take the issue very seriously, but become dismissive when they find out that its a female teacher sleeping with a male student. Kyle finally informs Cartman, who become incensed when he finds out they are having romantic encounters in the hallway, which is against school rules, and catches them in the act. Principal Victoria understands the crime and has Miss Stevenson arrested by the police, much to the confusion of the male residents of South Park who don't understand the problem since Miss Stevenson is attractive. Ike is furious and tells Kyle he is dead to him.
Miss Stevenson dodges prison and gains public sympathy by claiming that she is an alcoholic and, after a quick trip to rehab, she kidnaps Ike with the intention of taking him to Milan. Cartman learns their plane leaves in the morning and infiltrates a hotel with Kyle and his crew. After Cartman sprays numerous innocent people with bear repellent, the staff phones the police. One of the crew members spots Miss Stevenson and Ike, and they follow them onto the roof with the police (who are pursuing Cartman). Upon seeing the police, Miss Stevenson tries to fulfill the suicide pact she had made previously with Ike by hurling themselves off the roof. After Kyle gives an impassioned speech, however, Ike reneges at the last second, while Miss Stevenson falls to her death. Cartman then breaks the fourth wall by talking to the camera as the episode ends, revealing the entire scenario to be one of Cartman's videos.
- Duane "Dog" Chapman reacted to this episode in his autobiography You Can Run But You Can't Hide, stating that he was very pleased with it and commenting "You know you've really made it when they include you on their show."
- The episode draws attention to the tendency for female sex offenders to not be taken as seriously as male sex offenders, as many characters consider Ike to be lucky that his attractive teacher is having sexual relations with him.
- The episode debuted in the wake of the notorious case of teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, the attractive daughter of former California state senator, Republican Congressman and 1972 American Independent Party presidential candidate John G. Schmitz. She was jailed twice for an affair that started when her then-student was 12 years old. They were married, and she became Mary Kay Fualaau, after she was released following six years in prison in 2004.