Prehistoric Ice Man

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"Prehistoric Ice Man"
South Park episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 18
Directed by Eric Stough
Written by Trey Parker
Nancy M. Pimental
Featured music "All That She Wants" and "The Sign"
by Ace of Base
Production code 218
Original air date January 20, 1999
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"Prehistoric Ice Man" is the eighteenth and final episode in the second season of the American animated television series South Park. The 31st episode of the series overall, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on January 20, 1999. The episode was written by series co-creator Trey Parker, along with Nancy M. Pimental, and directed by Eric Stough.[1]


Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny are inspired to go hunting for crocodiles by watching a Steve Irwin television programme. Kyle falls into a cave and finds a man frozen in ice. The boys retrieve him and take him to Dr. Mephesto to be dissected. Stan and Kyle get into a fight about who really discovered the frozen man. Dr. Mephisto thaws the ice covering the man and discovers that he is alive and was frozen for only 32 months. Despite this, Mephisto and all adults treat him as a prehistoric man and appear to be unable to understand him. To make his research more lucrative, Mephisto is persuaded by FBI agents to display the man to the public.

Stan and Kyle become upset at the ice man's inhumane treatment, so they decide to set him free. Upon being released, the man, named Larry, returns to his home, only to discover that his wife has remarried. Later, as he attempts to refreeze himself, Kyle comes up with a solution for Larry, which consists of him taking the train to Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mephisto, Cartman, and the FBI, who have hired Steve Irwin as a tracker, catch up with Larry at the train station, just as he boards a train to Iowa. Irwin wrestles Larry, but the train crashes into a helicopter, killing Irwin. Larry escapes in the helicopter, thanks Stan and Kyle, and heads to Iowa. Kyle and Stan decide to bury the hatchet.


  1. ^ Dyess-Nugent, Phil (September 23, 2012). "South Park (Classic): "Gnomes"/"Prehistoric Ice Man"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 13, 2017.

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