Mr. Barbrady goes back to school after it is discovered that he is illiterate. As he learns to read, a criminal is on the loose molesting all the chickens in South Park.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Booktastic Bus Driver / Officer Barbrady / Woman in Crowd / Tom the News Reader / Reporter #2 / Press Conference Host / Rioter #1 / Johnson / Randy Marsh / Kevin McCormick (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Police Radio Voice / Farmer / Reporter #1 / Reporter #3 / Rioter #2 / Ted / Priest Maxi / Halfy / Punter / Stuart McCormick (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Mayor McDaniels / Carol McCormick (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
Jennifer Howell ...


A heinous crime has been committed in South Park: the chickens at a local farm have been molested by a pervert. The criminal leaves a note behind as a clue, forcing Officer Barbrady to admit his shameful secret: he's illiterate. The Mayor sends Barbrady back to elementary school to learn how to read before he can return to work. Desperate to stop the Chicken Lover before he strikes again, Barbrady enlists the help of the boys in piecing together the mystery. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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20 May 1998 (USA)  »

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When Officer Barbrady goes to school to learn how to read, the alphabet on top of the blackboard reads: "DiOsMiOhAnMaTaDoHaKeNnYbAsTaRdOs..." Although they attempted to put the Spanish for "Oh my God, they killed Kenny, you bastards!" there's an extra H. See more »


When Cartman is at the McCormicks' house, Kenny's brother's head disappears and re-appears between shots. See more »


Cartman: This book was pretty good. I give it a B-.
Mr. Garrison: And I give you an F, now sit down.
Cartman: Ah, son of a bitch.
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References Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) See more »

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The Original: "Respect Mah Authoritah!"
30 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this episode of South Park, Mr Garrison takes the class to a reading place where The Book-Tastic Bus is, where there is a hippy bus driver who is obsessed with reading books, realising how very weird, childish and annoying The Book-Tastic Bus Driver Is, The Boys decide that they never want to read again! (Because they think "Reading Sucks Ass!") Meanwhile, a disgusting rapist is going around having sex with chickens, (Pink Flamingos reference, Tee Hee Hee!) who is stupid enough to give out clues to the people of South Park to catch the rapist! Officer Barbrady has not read a book in years and with the help of The Boys, it is up to him to catch the chickenlover! If you are a South Park fan and you have not seen this episode yet, please do, it is a must see! If you are a book worm and you don't like being made fun of for reading lots, do not spend 23 minutes of your life on this! A fantastic episode with Cartman being a police officer! "Respect Mah Authoritah!"

Overall Rating: 9/10!

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