South Park (TV Series 1997– ) Poster

(1997– )

Frequently Asked Questions

Showing all 33 items
Jump to:



The FAQ items below may give away important plot points.

  • Numerous characters have either altogether disappeared or been mostly retired from the show. This is presumably due to the fact that Trey Parker and Matt Stone have changed the tone of the show over time. Some characters who have disappeared include:

    Chef (died in "The Return of Chef (2006)" and hasn't been seen since; Isaac Hayes left the show in early 2006. On Sunday, August 10, 2008, he died from a stroke, ending any further possibility of his character returning to the show)

    Diana Choksondik (died in "The Simpsons Already Did It (2002)")

    Dr. Alphonse Mephesto (was last seen in "201 (2010)" and hasn't been seen since)

    Father Maxi (was last seen in "Margaritaville (2009)" and hasn't been seen since)

    Flo Kimble (died in "Spookyfish (1998)")

    Fluffy (was seen in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig (1997)" and "Cherokee Hair Tampons (2000)" and hasn't been seen since)

    Freja Ollegard (killed in "The Damned (2016)")

    Jack Tenorman (died in "Scott Tenorman Must Die (2001)")

    Kyle's elephant (name unknown) (was seen in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig (1997)" and hasn't been seen since)

    Leslie Meyers (died in "PC Principal Final Justice (2015)")

    Mr. Twig (thrown away by Mr. Garrison in "Chef Aid (1998)" to be with Mr. Hat again and has not been seen since)

    Officer Barbrady (last seen in "PC Principal Final Justice (2015)" and has been officially written off the show; the first character to not be killed off)

    Pip Pirrup (killed by Mecha-Streisand in "Mecha-Streisand (1998)")

    Roy (was seen in "Clubhouses (1998)" hanging from a rope trap set up by Stan Marsh and hasn't been seen since)

    Saddam Hussein (died in "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus (1998)" and went to live in Hell; was last seen in "It's Christmas in Canada (2003)" and has not been seen sense)

    Veronica Crabtree (killed in "Cartman's Incredible Gift (2004)")

    Numerous newer characters have been added over the years to take the place of many of these original characters. Many original characters who were barely in the show at all in its beginning (such as Butters Stotch and Randy Marsh) now appear more often. Early characters that rarely or never appear in recent seasons include Father Maxi, Jimbo, Mayor McDaniels, Mr. Hankey, Ned, and Shelley Marsh.

  • Eric Cartman is thought to be an only child, however, it is revealed in season 14 that Scott Tenorman is Cartman's half-brother.

    Kenny McCormick has a brother named Kevin McCormick and a sister named Karen McCormick (Kevin McCormick first appeared in "Chickenpox (1998)" and is seen sitting at the dinner table eating a waffle, Karen McCormick's first appearance was in "Best Friends Forever (2005)" where she was seen with the McCormick family but her first speaking part was in "The Poor Kid (2011)" where she had a major role in the episode).

    Kyle Broflovski has an adopted brother named Ike Broflovski (first appeared in "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe (1997)" trying to follow Kyle Broflovski to school).

    Stan Marsh has a sister named Shelley Marsh (first appeared in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig (1997)" and is seen beating up Stan Marsh in the family house).

  • In the beginning of season 2, it was revealed that Cartman's father, however unbelievable it may sound, was his mother Liane Cartman, who was intersex..

    However, the 200th episode in season 14 revealed that this was a lie, to cover up the truth from the media. It is revealed in the next episode, "201", that Cartman's true father was a player on the Denver Broncos, and that it was covered up so that the sex scandal wouldn't distract the Broncos from the good season they were having. Coincidentally, this episode aired a couple of months after the Broncos won the Super Bowl. His name is Jack Tenorman, who is also the father of Scott Tenorman, the older boy Cartman tricks into eating his own parents in the episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die (2001)". Thus, this means that Scott and Eric are brothers, and that Cartman killed his own father.

  • Stanley Marsh; parents Randall "Randy" Marsh and Sharon Marsh (née Kimble); sister Shelley Lynn Marsh; grandfather Marvin Marsh; uncle Jimbo Kern (or Kerns), half-brother of Randy; Jimbo's friend is Ned Gerblansky.

    Kyle's parents are Gerald and Sheila Broflovski (known as "S-WOWW Tittybang" in her youth); his nebbish cousin is Kyle Schwartz; his adoptive brother is Ike Moisha Broflovski (born Peter Gintz to parents Harry and Elise Gintz); his maternal grandmother was named Cleo. "Broflovski" is occasionally misspelled Brovlovski, Brovlofski, Broflofski, Broflowski.

    Eric Theodore Cartman; his mother is Liane Marie Cartman; his father is Jack Tenorman, and Scott Tenorman is his half-brother; on his mother's side, he has grandparents Harold and Mabel, uncles Howard and "Stinky", aunt Lisa, cousins Alexandra, Fred and Elvin, great-grandmother Florence, unknown relative "Fat Bob".

    Kenneth McCormick; relatives are parents Stuart and Carol, siblings Kevin and Karen and an unnamed grandfather( it is also unknown if he is his maternal or fraternal grandfather).

    Leopold "Butters" Stotch (secret identity: "Professor Chaos"); his parents are Stephen (sometimes Chris) and Linda Stotch

    Chef's name is Jerome McElroy

    Terrence Henry Stoot and Phillip Niles Argyle

    Herbert Garrison (Janet Garrison as a transwoman)

    Veronica Lee Crabtree

    Diane Choksondik

    Bebe Stevens

    Jimmy Vulmer (Jimmy Swanson in early episodes); his parents are Ryan and Sarah Vulmer

    Clyde Donovan

    Timmy Burch; his parents are Richard and Helen.

    Craig Tucker

    Dr. Janus thinks he is an Chinese American named Tuong Lu Kim the City Wok owner. Although the name is supposed to be Chinese American, his names are Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean respectively.

    Philip "Pip" Pirrup

    Tweek Tweak; his parents are Richard and Cindy Tweak

    Wendy Testaburger

    General Disarray's real name is Dougie

    Kevin Stoley

    Token Black (Token Williams in early episodes); his mother is Linda Black, and his father's name is unknown

    Dr. Alphonse Mephisto (sometimes "Mephesto", and once spelled "Alfonz"); his son is Terrence Mephesto; his tiny assistant is called Kevin

    The priest is called Father Maxi

    The mayor's surname is McDaniels

    The goths were unnamed except for the girl: her name is Henrietta Biggle; her brother is Bradley Biggle ("Mintberry Crunch"), whose real name Gok-zarah. But eventually in Season 17, the other goths names were revealed: the tall one is named Michael, the red-haired one is named Pete, & the kindergarten goth is named Firkle.

  • Randy Marsh is a geologist; he also briefly worked in a "Wall-Mart" store, as the South Park Elementary School lunch chef, and served on the city council. Sharon is not shown working on the show, but in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) she is a receptionist at Tom's Rhinoplasty.

    Gerald Broflovski is a lawyer and co-founder of the law firm Broflovski & Jackson. He also serves on South Park's council as the city attorney. Sheila is a housewife, but briefly served as "Secretary of Offense" under the Clinton administration.

    Liane Cartman does not seem to have a regular job, but has been seen to work as a prostitute and pornographic actress. Eric's father, Jack Tenorman, was an offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos.

    Stuart and Carol McCormick are unemployed; Carol is briefly mentioned to have worked washing dishes at Olive Garden.

    Linda Stotch is an engineer, and serves on the town council as treasurer. Stephen Stotch's job (if any) is unknown.

    The Tweaks run a coffee shop.

    Token's father is a lawyer and his mother Linda is a chemist.

    Clyde's father was first named as a geologist, and later as the owner of a shoe store.

    Jimmy Vulmer's father Ryan is chief of the Fire Department.

See also

Awards | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Metacritic Reviews