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.



(created by), (created by) | 4 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



1 video »


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Animation | Comedy

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

27 May 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Stephen Stotch makes his first appearance as one of the citizens rioting and looting after Barbrady quits his job. The differences from his current appearance include rosy cheeks and a lack of tie. See more »


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


Cartman: Respect my authoritah.
See more »


References Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Member Berries Goodgoodness-163-381912
Is Cartman gay? Lucky_Number_7
Member berries are a metaphor for the 2 party system joshcbrln
Has this show completely changed? kevinmaguire-75745
Hated the season long stories jjstacey84
Black Hawk Down music at the end was an excellent touch Haha ephraima
Discuss Chickenlover (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: