South Park: Season 1, Episode 1

Cartman Gets an Anal Probe (13 Aug. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Cartman's dream about being abducted by aliens turns out to have actually happened, and when the aliens take Kyle's brother, all of them must find a way to bring the aliens back and confront them.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Liane Cartman / Wendy Testaberger / Mrs. Crabtree (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
Franchesca Clifford ...
Ike Broflovski (voice)
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Officer Barbrady / Mr. Garrison / Cows / Jewish Child / News Reporter / Visitor / Lady (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Pip / Farmer / Cows / Train Driver / Child / Carl (voice)
Chef (voice)


Cartman's dream about being abducted by aliens turns out to have actually happened, and when the aliens take Kyle's brother, all of them must find a way to bring the aliens back and confront them.

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In the pilot (which was edited down to "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe") we see more of Cartman's home life, including a scene at the dinner table where Cartman had at least father and sister. In the series, Cartman was an only child. See more »


The "School Food Is Good Food" poster in the cafeteria changes fonts between shots. See more »


[first lines]
CartmanStanKyleKenny: [singing] School days, school days / dear old golden rule...
Kyle: Aww, dammit! My little brother's trying to follow me to school again!
Ike: E bonanner!
Kyle: Ike, you can't come to school with me!
Cartman: Yeah, go home you little dildo!
Kyle: Dude! Don't call my brother a dildo!
Stan: What's a dildo?
Kyle: I don't know. And I'll bet Cartman doesn't know either!
Cartman: I know what it means!
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First episode of South Park, not the best but still funny
21 September 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

This is the very first episode of South Park entitled "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe".It has the worst animation in the series because it was made using construction paper...but we never looked at the animation in this show anyway.Nowadays, South Park has plenty of its humor stemming from current events and politics.I like this, I like all episodes of South Park, but its pretty interesting to go back to a time when it was just funny fart jokes with a simplistic plot.In this episode, Cartman recalls a dream he had where he was dragged on a ship and got an anal probe from aliens.However it was not really a dream and the aliens have come to south park.Cartman just thinks the other boys are trying to scare him though.The visitors kidnap Kyle's brother Ike and now they must go find him.With the help of the school cafeteria chef(played by Issac Hayes R.I.P), they get out of school and try to get Kyle's brother back.Meanwhile, officer barbrady has been investigating why the cows are being mutilated.This episode was originally 26min long.You can find this extended version of the episode on the internet.It makes a few changes, such as Cartman having a father and a sister and an introduction to Nurse Gollum(without the fetus on her head).Overall, its the not the best episode but it is pretty funny and good.

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