South Park (season 5)

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South Park (season 5)
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DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 14
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Original release June 20 – December 12, 2001
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List of South Park episodes

Season five of South Park, an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, began airing on June 20, 2001. The fifth season concluded after 14 episodes on December 12, 2001.[1] The 14-episode season length would become a standard for later years of the series (up until the seventeenth season).

Production[edit]

In 2007, Parker called Season Five "the one where shit starts getting good,"[2] and Stone said "Season Five is the best one."[3]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [1]Prod.
code
661"It Hits the Fan"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerJune 20, 2001 (2001-06-20)502
When a crime drama on TV airs an episode using the curse word shit uncensored, the town popularizes the word, which causes people to die from the plague and the boys, with assistance from Chef, attempts to break the chanting chatter of the word.
672"Cripple Fight"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerJune 27, 2001 (2001-06-27)503
Big Gay Al is fired from being a scoutmaster due to his sexual orientation and homosexuality as he is considered a pedophile. Meanwhile, a new student named Jimmy, who is handicapped, becomes Timmy's enemy since Jimmy gets more attention than Timmy.
683"Super Best Friends"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerJuly 4, 2001 (2001-07-04)504
A David Blaine cult comes to South Park, but soon has brainwashed the boys, except for Stan, leading him to get the "Super Best Friends" into saving the world and into trying to destroy Blaine.
694"Scott Tenorman Must Die"Eric StoughTrey ParkerJuly 11, 2001 (2001-07-11)501
When Cartman is conned by Scott Tenorman, who convinced Cartman that buying pubic hair will make him reach puberty, he bursts out his anger into getting his revenge on Scott as soon as possible.
705"Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerJuly 18, 2001 (2001-07-18)505
The boys try to reunite Terrance and Phillip, who are feuding, so they can perform at an Earth Day assembly.
716"Cartmanland"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerJuly 25, 2001 (2001-07-25)506
Kyle develops a hemorrhoid, and begins to lose his faith in God when Cartman inherits $1 million which he uses to buy his own amusement park.
727"Proper Condom Use"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerAugust 1, 2001 (2001-08-01)507
The school is forced to teach sex education to the students at a younger age after the boys are found giving dogs handjobs, leading to a gender war because of incompetent teaching methods.
738"Towelie"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerAugust 8, 2001 (2001-08-08)508
In order to get their video game console back, the boys must bring a drug-smoking towel to the government from the feud between paramilitaries and extraterrestrials.
749"Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 7, 2001 (2001-11-07)509
The boys go to Afghanistan to return a goat given as a gift, where Stan and Kyle fight with Afghan kids over America's reputation and Cartman becomes the Bugs Bunny to Osama bin Laden's Elmer Fudd during the aftermath of the attacks and the War in Afghanistan.
7510"How to Eat with Your Butt"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 14, 2001 (2001-11-14)510
Cartman "blows a funny fuse" when his prank of putting Kenny's butt on a milk carton prompts a family with butts for faces to come to South Park in search of their long lost son. Meanwhile, Butters gets grounded for his supposedly bad school photo.
7611"The Entity"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 21, 2001 (2001-11-21)511
Kyle's cousin, a stereotypical nebbishy Jewish boy also named Kyle, comes to stay with him for weeks. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison's anger towards airline service after the September 11th attacks prompts him to create a new version for transportation.
7712"Here Comes the Neighborhood"Eric StoughTrey ParkerNovember 28, 2001 (2001-11-28)512
Tired of being teased for being rich due to Cartman's exploit of racism, Token attracts wealthier black families to South Park.
7813"Kenny Dies"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerDecember 5, 2001 (2001-12-05)513
Kenny contracts a severe muscular disease and he is placed in a hospital, where he farewells his final moments with his best friends before he dies "permanently". Meanwhile, Cartman is selling Cancerous Fetuses from a crashed truck.
7914"Butters' Very Own Episode"Eric StoughTrey ParkerDecember 12, 2001 (2001-12-12)514
When Butters survives a murder attempt by his mother, he must travel back to South Park in time for his parents' wedding anniversary at Bennigan's. Meanwhile, Butters' parents join Gary Condit, O.J. Simpson, and the Ramseys in lying to the press about who murdered Butters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South Park: Episode Guide: Season 5". Zap2it. Retrieved February 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Parker, Trey (November 2007). South Park: The Complete Fourth Season: "A Very Crappy Christmas" (Audio commentary) (DVD Disc). Paramount Home Entertainment. 
  3. ^ Matt Stone (November 2007). South Park: The Complete Fourth Season: "A Very Crappy Christmas" (Audio commentary) (DVD Disc). Paramount Home Entertainment. 

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