"South Park Is Gay!" is the eighth episode of the seventh season and the 104th overall episode of the American animated television seriesSouth Park. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on October 22, 2003. In the episode, Kyle struggles to understand a new metrosexual fad that has sprung around the men and boys of South Park and is the only one who does not want to conform to it.
The episode was written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker, and was selected #4 of Comedy Central's "10 South Parks That Changed the World". Despite this, Parker and co-creator Matt Stone listed it as one of their least favorite episodes of the series.
After the TV showQueer Eye for the Straight Guy begins showing, metrosexuality becomes a major fad among both the men and the boys, and they all begin to act effeminate. At the school bus stop, instead of their usual winter clothing, Stan, Cartman, and Kenny wear unmasculine clothing. Kyle, who does not want to conform, is beaten up by a metrosexual gang at school. Mr. Garrison and Mr. Slave, the town's gay couple, are opposed to the fad since they feel that the gay culture should be unique to gays. The women of the town are initially in favor of their husbands' improved hygiene and willingness to communicate, but soon tire of the men becoming increasingly self-absorbed.
Kyle, Mr. Garrison, and Mr. Slave go to New York to kill the Fab Five, the hosts of "Queer Eye", but their mission fails. They then talk to the nonchalant gay stars, who refuse to stop what they are doing. Mr. Garrison demands to know how gays could betray their own people, and then slowly realizes that they are not gay at all. The five suddenly gravely turn to the others and their human bodies burst open, revealing that they are an ancient race of "Crab People".
Captured by these Crab People (who chant "Crab People" repeatedly), the gay couple and Kyle are unable to stop the crabs from executing their plans of ruling the earth by destroying the human race (through changing men into metrosexuals) and the Crab People force them to become Crab People instead; however, the wives attack and kill the Queer Eye guys. They explain that men need to be masculine and that is what really makes them attractive, even if they are gross. The Queer Eye producers are about to press charges on the women until they discover that the Fab Five were not human, noting that the Crab People tried this before with The Jeffersons. They decide instead to "bring back the Latin fad"—which the citizens of South Park slavishly adopt.
At school, Stan, Kenny, and Cartman accept Kyle again, but when he expresses his anger that they previously forsook him, the others call him "gay" and go and play football. He walks away in the opposite direction, but then he stops, and as he turns and follows the other boys he mutters, "Goddammit."