South Park (season 18)

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South Park (season 18)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Original release September 24 (2014-09-24) – December 10, 2014 (2014-12-10)
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List of South Park episodes

The eighteenth season of the American animated sitcom South Park premiered on Comedy Central on September 24, 2014 with "Go Fund Yourself", and ended with "#HappyHolograms" on December 10, 2014, with a total of ten episodes.[1] The season featured serial elements and recurring story lines,[2] which The A.V. Club noted as an experimentation with episode-to-episode continuity, in which the episodes "explore the consequences of the boys' actions [week to week], allowing the plots to be motivated in part by their attempts to dig themselves out of a hole".[3]

As for most seasons of the show, all episodes of season 18 were written and directed by the series co-creator and co-star Trey Parker.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
code 
U.S. viewers
(millions)
2481"Go Fund Yourself"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerSeptember 24, 2014 (2014-09-24)18012.40[5]
Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Butters name their new startup company "The Washington Redskins". The owner of the Washington Redskins employs desperate measures to prevent them from using the name of his football team.
2492"Gluten Free Ebola"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)18022.24[6]
The entire town of South Park is scared into going gluten-free. Following the events of the previous episode, everyone at school is angry at the boys for ditching them. Determined to win them back, they attempt to throw the "most epic party ever".
2503"The Cissy"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)18032.02[7]
Cartman declares himself "transginger" and tries to commandeer the girls' bathroom. Meanwhile, a reporter digs for answers about the musician Lorde who is actually Randy Marsh in disguise.
2514"Handicar"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 15, 2014 (2014-10-15)18041.73[8]
Timmy launches a new ride-sharing business called Handicar and makes a lot of enemies in the process. As cab drivers and electric cars all fight Timmy for the market, it seems the future of transportation will have to be decided by Wacky Races.
2525"The Magic Bush"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)18051.73[9]
Cartman and Butters get their hand on a drone and catch Craig's mom completely naked. The resulting video soon goes viral. The parents band together to form a drone-powered neighborhood watch. Butters' dad struggles with the spooky notion that his drone is haunted.
2536"Freemium Isn't Free"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 5, 2014 (2014-11-05)18061.70[10]
Stan is addicted to the new Terrance and Phillip mobile game. Concerned about their game's dishonest "freemium" business model, Terrance and Phillip confront the Canadian Department of Mobile Gaming.
2547"Grounded Vindaloop"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 12, 2014 (2014-11-12)18071.66[11]
Cartman convinces Butters he is living in a virtual world, but Butters wreaks havoc at home and all over South Park.
2558"Cock Magic"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 19, 2014 (2014-11-19)18081.69[12]
Kenny's skills at Magic: The Gathering win him the boys' admiration until they discover a battle going on in the basement of City Wok. As South Park's police try to put a stop to this illegal sport, Randy reveals his own brand of "cock magic".
2569"#REHASH"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerDecember 3, 2014 (2014-12-03)18092.10[13]
Kyle thinks he and Ike should be bonding but Ike and his friends would rather watch someone else's online commentary. While Kyle fears he has become a grandpa, Cartman capitalizes by creating a new online persona.
25710"#HappyHolograms"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerDecember 10, 2014 (2014-12-10)18101.66[14]
Kyle rallies people to follow his campaign and creates the most extravagant televised holiday spectacular ever. But with multiple holograms on the loose and Cartman trending, it takes more for Kyle to reconnect with his little brother.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 8, 2014). "Cartman Infiltrates the NSA on the 17th Season Premiere of 'South Park' on Wednesday September 25". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Nicholson, Max (December 18, 2014). "To Be Continued..." IGN. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Thurm, Eric (October 8, 2014). "South Park: 'The Cissy'". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "South Park (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)". epguides. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 25, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'South Park' Tops Night + 'Key & Peele', 'Teen Mom II', 'The Daily Show' & More". Zap2it. Archived from the original on September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: Baseball Wild Card Wins Night, 'South Park', 'Teen Mom 2', 'Key & Peele', 'The Bridge' & More". Zap2it. Archived from the original on October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 9, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Tops Night + 'South Park' 'Teen Mom II', 'The Daily Show, 'Key & Peele' & More". Zap2it. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 16, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Wins Night, 'South Park', 'Teen Mom 2', Baseball, 'Impact Wrestling' & More". Zap2it. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 30, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Wins Night, 'South Park', 'Key & Peele', 'Ghost Hunters', 'Top Chef' & More". Zap2it. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 6, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Tops Night + 'South Park', NBA Basketball, 'Key & Peele' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 13, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Wins Night, 'South Park', 'American Pickers', 'Key & Peele', 'Top Chef' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 20, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Tops Night + NBA Basketball, 'Duck Dynasty', 'South Park' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 4, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Tops Night + 'South Park', College Basketball, 'Duck Dynasty' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 11, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' Wins Night,'South Park', 'Duck Dynasty', 'Melissa & Joey' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved December 11, 2014.