The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka
|"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka"|
|South Park episode|
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Directed by||Trey Parker|
|Written by||Trey Parker
|Featured music||"Time of the Season"
by The Zombies
"Nothing from Nothing"
by Billy Preston
|Original air date||June 10, 1998|
"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka" is the sixth episode in the second season of the American animated television series South Park. The 19th episode of the series overall, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on June 10, 1998. The episode was written by series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and directed by Parker.
The boys are assigned to interview Vietnam War veterans; they interview Stan's uncle, Jimbo, and his friend, Ned, at the set of their own television show called Huntin' and Killin'. The two claim that they single-handedly defeated the entire Viet Cong army, returning to base just in time to ride the log flume ride at the amusement park section of the camp. Mr. Garrison thinks they fabricated their report and gives them detention for the week. The boys plot revenge on Jimbo and Ned by making bogus videos of the legendary "Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka", which Jimbo and Ned then air on Huntin' and Killin'.
The show becomes successful, leading to a decline in ratings for their competitors, including the talk show Jesus and Pals, starring Jesus. Its producer decides to change the show's format to resemble the "trash TV" format, despite Jesus' lack of enthusiasm for the idea. Meanwhile, Jimbo and Ned go searching for the Staring Frog, which can supposedly kill with a glance. Ned sees the fake frog the boys set up and becomes comatose from pure fear. While visiting him in the hospital, the boys confess their misdeed. This leads to Jimbo, Ned, and the boys all appearing on Jesus and Pals, arranged by the show's producer.
Without Jesus' knowledge, the producer arranges for them to lie on the air to improve ratings. When chaos breaks out on the show, Jesus silences the crowd and the lie is revealed. Stan apologizes for making up the stories about the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka, and Jimbo apologizes for telling Stan that he defeated the entire Viet Cong Army. Jesus decides that he will put his old show back, and as punishment to his producer, he sends her to Hell.
- Dyess-Nugent, Phil (August 5, 2012). "South Park (Classic): "Conjoined Fetus Lady"/"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
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