Kyle needs a kidney transplant, and Cartman is the only suitable donor. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison writes a novel.



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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / School Board Member #1 / School Board Member #2 / Mr. Garrison / Mr. Mackey / Dr. Doctor / Customers / Timmy / Piano Mover (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Butters / Customers / Publisher (voice)
Wendy Testaburger / Principal Victoria / Sharon Marsh / Miss Information / Woman #2 / Liane Cartman / Customer (voice) (as Blue Girl)
Dee Dee Green ...
Bruce Howell ...
Mr. Wyland (voice)
Mona Marshall ...
Sheila Broflovski / Miss Information / Woman #1 (voice)
Chief Running Pinto (voice)
Carlos Ramirez (voice)


After Kyle gets sick, his mother hears about spiritual remedies from Stan's mother, and so begins taking Kyle for one quack remedy after another (from the new spiritual therapist in town, Miss Information) instead of getting him medical treatment. When she finally does take Kyle to a doctor, he tells them that Kyle's kidneys are failing and that he will need a transplant in order to survive. Unfortunately for Kyle, the only suitable donor is Cartman, who refuses to help him. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison, having been fired for soliciting little Cartman for sex in the previous episode, decides to write a romance novel, "The Valley of the Penises." Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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28 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Mr. Garrison's novel "In the Valley of the Penises" spoofs Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), the X-rated 1969 Russ Meyer movie for which Roger Ebert, movie critic, wrote the screenplay. Trey Parker was disgusted over Ebert's review for _South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)_, citing 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' as a reason Ebert should have been more positive in his review. See more »


Stan: What would I do if Kyle died, Kenny? I'd never see him again!
Kenny: That does it! I'm sick and tired of this bullshit. Screw you guys, I'm going home!
[a piano falls, crushing him]
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Guest Starring Cheech & Chong!
14 November 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Cherokee Hair Tampons is a fairly funny but also somewhat depressing South Park episode.Kyle is sick and needs a kidney transplant.However Kyle's mother is taking him to this new herbal medicine place.It is the new fad.They think it is making him better when it is really making him worse.Stan is sad because he wants to help his friend, he then finds out the only suitable kidney doner is Cartman.Cartman will not give it to Kyle because well...he's an a**hole! The herbal store is run by two characters who are voiced by Cheech & Chong!(for those who d'ont know cheech & chong, they were a stoner comedy duo like Harold & Kumar from the late 70's & early 80's).Meanwhile, the school decides to give Mr.Garrison a leave from teaching.So he decides to write a romance novel.However it turns out to be mostly about penises! This is a fairly good episode with some really funny moments(and also a bit of drama)!

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