South Park: Season 1, Episode 5

An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig (10 Sep. 1997)

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Kyle tries to crossbreed an elephant with a pig to win a science contest.




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Episode cast overview:
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Sharon Marsh / Mrs. Crabtree / Shelley Marsh (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
Jennifer Howell ...
Bebe Stevens (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Pip Pirrup / Terrance Mephesto / Jesus / Jimbo Kern (voice)
Chef (voice)


Kyle can't keep his new elephant at home because it's too big. After learning about genetic engineering in class, however, he finds a solution to his problem: splice the genes from his elephant with Cartman's pot-bellied pig to produce miniature pet elephants. A visit with local mad scientist Dr. Mephisto convinces Kyle that splicing won't work, so with Chef's help he decides to try more traditional methods. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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In this episode, Pip is introduced and it is revealed that Pip's real name is Phillip Pirrip, but his infantile tongue could only pronounce "Pip," thus his name. This is a reference to Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" main character, Pip. See more »


[Teaching the children about genetic engineering]
Mr. Garrison: Genetic engineering is a way to fix God's horrible mistakes, like German people.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Elephant + Pig = Laughter!!!!
14 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is another funny yet weird scenario. The jokes were funny like in the scenes where you see Shelley beat the living crap out of Stan, or in the scene where Chef and Elton John sing a song to set the mood for the Elephant and the pig. I also liked Trey Parkers impersonation of Marlon Brando because of how similar his voice was to the Brando's. Interestingly you will see contrasting animation in the cafeteria scene. Some of the animation looks similar to the first episode, "Cartman gets an anal probe" as if they recycled a scene from that episode and dropped it in to this episode. The animation is noticeably different. After a few minutes it just bounces back to the animation we already got use too. This episode also did have a little lesson in nature and family.

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