South Park (season 4)
|South Park (season 4)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Original release||April 5 – December 20, 2000|
The fourth season of South Park, an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, began airing on April 5, 2000. The fourth season concluded after airing 17 episodes on December 20, 2000.
The first four episodes in this season has the year 2000 at the end of their episode titles. As explained in the FAQ section on the official website: "When the year 2000 was coming up, everyone and their brother had '2000' in the titles of their products and TV shows. America was obsessed with 2000, so Trey Parker put '2000' in the titles to make fun of the ubiquity of the phrase."
This is the first season not to feature Mary Kay Bergman as a series regular, who provided many of the female voices on the show. Bergman committed suicide on November 11, 1999. Eliza Schneider and Mona Marshall replaced Mary Kay Bergman in season four after her suicide in 1999 meant that there was no female cast members.
This is the first season to feature Eliza Schneider and Mona Marshall as a series regulars, who would go on to provide many of the female voices on the show. They replaced Mary Kay Bergman, who committed suicide on November 11, 1999.
- Trey Parker as Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh, Mr. Garrison, Clyde Donovan, Mr. Hankey, Mr. Mackey, Stephen Stotch, Jimmy Valmer, Timmy Burch and Phillip.
- Matt Stone as Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, Butters Stotch, Gerald Broflovski, Stuart McCormick, Craig Tucker, Jimbo Kern, Terrance and Jesus.
- Eliza Schneider as Liane Cartman, Sheila Broflovski, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh, Mayor McDaniels, Mrs. McCormick, Wendy Testaburger, Principal Victoria and Ms. Crabtree.
- Mona Marshall as Sheila Broflovski and Linda Stotch.
- Isaac Hayes as Chef.
- Richard Belzer as Loogie ("The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000")
- Cheech Marin as Carlos Ramirez ("Cherokee Hair Tampons")
- Tommy Chong as Chief Running Pinto ("Cherokee Hair Tampons")
- Dian Bachar ("Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?")
- Malcolm McDowell as narrator ("Pip")
- Louis Price as Cornwallis's singing voice ("A Very Crappy Christmas")
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.|
|49||1||"The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000"|
"The Tooth Fairy's Tats"
|Trey Parker||Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Nancy M. Pimental||April 5, 2000||402|
|The boys plan to get rich off a scheme involving the tooth fairy, which attracts the attention of an unusual crime boss. Meanwhile, Kyle ponders his existence after his parents tell him the truth about the tooth fairy.|
|50||2||"Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000"|
"Cartman's Silly Hate Crime"
|Trey Parker and Eric Stough||Trey Parker||April 12, 2000||401|
|After hitting Token in the head with a rock, Cartman gets arrested after FBI agents claim that he committed a hate crime.|
|51||3||"Timmy 2000"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||April 19, 2000||404|
|All the kids in South Park are mistakenly diagnosed with attention deficit disorder after the new, mentally disabled student Timmy is misdiagnosed himself. Meanwhile, Timmy joins Skyler's rock band, and Phil Collins plots to separate them.|
"Contorting Quintuplets 2000"
|Trey Parker||Trey Parker||April 26, 2000||403|
|Stan's family take in a grandmother and her quintuplet granddaughters from Romania who are on the run from the American and Romanian government. Meanwhile, Kenny practices opera singing and he eventually becomes famous in Eastern Europe.|
|53||5||"Cartman Joins NAMBLA"||Eric Stough||Trey Parker||June 21, 2000||406|
|Cartman's search for mature friends lands him as the poster child for NAMBLA. Meanwhile, Kenny tries to prevent his parents from planning to have a child.|
|54||6||"Cherokee Hair Tampons"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||June 28, 2000||407|
Stan must get Cartman to donate one of his kidneys to save Kyle's life while everyone in town is addicted to new-age medicine run by an old woman and her "Native American" co-workers. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison becomes a romance novelist after getting fired from teaching for his incompetence and his actions in the previous episode.
|55||7||"Chef Goes Nanners"||Trey Parker and Eric Stough||Trey Parker||July 5, 2000||408|
|Chef protests against the racist imagery on the South Park flag. Meanwhile, Wendy freaks out when she begins to have a crush on Cartman.|
|56||8||"Something You Can Do with Your Finger"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||July 12, 2000||409|
|Cartman ropes Stan, Kyle, and Kenny into creating a boy band, Fingerbang, in the quest to get $10 million. Wendy joins in the band and poses as a boy. Meanwhile, Stan's father, Randy, tries to prevent Stan from joining because Randy was once in a boy band and his career ended badly.|
|57||9||"Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||July 19, 2000||410|
|Part one of two. The boys question whether the handicapped (Timmy) or Jews (Ike and Kyle) go to heaven, while Saddam Hussein returns to Hell, leading to an awkward reunion with Satan.|
|58||10||"Probably"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||July 26, 2000||411|
|Conclusion. Cartman and the boys start their own church against the wishes of their parents. Meanwhile, Satan must choose between his two lovers.|
|59||11||"4th Grade"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||November 8, 2000||412|
|The boys enter fourth grade, and build a time machine to go back to the third grade. Meanwhile, the fourth grade teacher Ms. Choksondik seeks help in controlling the students from Mr. Garrison, who is now a hermit who won't come to terms with his homosexuality.|
|60||12||"Trapper Keeper"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||November 15, 2000||413|
|A man from the future wants Cartman's new Trapper Keeper. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison's kindergarten class holds an election for class president with confusing results in the voting.|
|61||13||"Helen Keller! The Musical"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||November 22, 2000||414|
|Timmy attempts to find a live turkey for the Thanksgiving play.|
|Eric Stough||Trey Parker||November 29, 2000||405|
|A retelling of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" starring Pip, with Malcolm McDowell (playing "a British person") narrating.|
|63||15||"Fat Camp"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||December 6, 2000||415|
|Cartman is sent to a weight loss camp. Meanwhile, Kenny becomes famous for doing disgusting and shocking things for money.|
|64||16||"The Wacky Molestation Adventure"||Trey Parker||Trey Parker||December 13, 2000||416|
|The boys, angry at their parents, send them to jail claiming they were "molestered", leaving the town to all of the children.|
|65||17||"A Very Crappy Christmas"||Adrien Beard||Trey Parker||December 20, 2000||417|
|Kyle is upset when Mr. Hankey is too busy with his family to spread holiday cheer, so he and the other boys create a Christmas cartoon based on Parker and Stone's "The Spirit of Christmas."|
- FAQ Archives - South Park Studios
- Parker, Trey (November 2000). South Park: The Complete Fourth Season: "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000" (Audio commentary) (DVD). Paramount Home Entertainment.
- Bonin, Liane (November 22, 1999). "A Voice Silenced". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
- "South Park Episodes - South Park Full Episode Guides from Season 4 on COMEDY CENTRAL". TVGuide.com. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
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