South Park: Season 8, Episode 3

The Passion of the Jew (31 Mar. 2004)

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Cartman leads a campaign against the Jews after seeing "The Passion Of The Christ." Meanwhile, Stan and Kenny try to get their money back from Mel Gibson and discover that he is completely insane.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Jesus in the Passion of the Christ / Phillip / Cinema Patron #3 / Man at Meeting #1 / Man at Meeting #2 / Mel Gibson / Rabbi / Jew #1 / Jew #3 / Jew #5 (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Ticket Vendor / Terrance / Cinema Patron #1 / Jack Garrat / Priest Maxi / Gerald Broflovski / Jew #2 / Jew #4 / Bus Driver (voice)
Cinema Patron #2 / Cinema Patron #4 / Liane Cartman / Elise Garrat / Woman at Meeting #2 (voice) (as Gracie Lazar)
Mona Marshall ...
Woman at Meeting #1 / Sheila Broflovski / Jew #5 (voice)
Chef (voice) (credit only)


Cartman leads a campaign against the Jews after seeing "The Passion Of The Christ." Meanwhile, Stan and Kenny try to get their money back from Mel Gibson and discover that he is completely insane.

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Stan says that he saw the movie "Baseketball" and demanded a refund. Matt Stone and Trey Parker starred in BASEketball (1998) See more »


Cartman tells Kyle that The Passion of the Christ is the highest grossing film ever made. Titanic is in fact the highest grossing film ever made with over 1.8 Billion US dollars made. "The Passion'" is the highest grossing non-English film ever. See more »


Stan: [about Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ"] That wasn't a movie - that was a snuff film! We want our 18 dollars back!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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South Park gets it right!
24 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a classic South Park episodes, getting my feelings about the Passion of the Christ and Mel Gibson absolutely right.

The episode has three plots; first is Cartman who has seen the Passion 34 times and uses the film as a rallying point to get the town's people together, second is Kyle who sees the Passion and suffers guilt for being a Jew because of what happened to Jesus and finally Stan and Kyle who think the Passion is just a snuff film and demand that they get their $18 dollars back from Mel Gibson.

I personally think that the Passion of the Christ is one of the worst films ever made, at best pretentious art-house bulls**t, but really just anti-Semitic gorno with ambitions to be pretentious art-house bulls**t. Stan's view is most actuate of the film. It also gets my views about the Passion being anti-Semitic right and Cartman using the film as a Nazi rallying point.

The Passion of the Jew combines the best elements of South Park, there is an intelligent humour which South Park gained in later episodes. There is parody, especially of Mel Gibson and his films and of Cartman who worships Gibson (go on his message board and you will find a lot of people like that). I love the fact that Gibson is made out to be completely bonkers and this was later shown in the Kyle sucks Cartman's Balls trilogy. There is also good bit of self-referencing to BASEketball. It also gets the atmosphere about the Passion right with people thinking that is a bold religious masterpiece, and people following it blindly. I personal thought it was awful and can't believed I spent money on the DVD, now I tell everyone to avoid it.

South Park improved as a programme as it got older, maturing like a fine wine and gaining intelligence. This episode is a great example of it and a high point for Season 8.

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