South Park: Season 5, Episode 2

Cripple Fight (27 Jun. 2001)

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The boys fight to get Big Gay Al reinstated as their scout leader, and Timmy is jealous of the new handicapped kid in town, Jimmy.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Randy Marsh / Timmy / Jimmy Valmer / Skeeter / Scout Leader #1 / Scout Leader #2 / Mr. Grazier / Susan's Husband / Man in Crowd #2 / Chris the News Reporter / Interviewee #2 / Steven Spielberg / Tom the News Reader / Man in Crowd #3 / Judge (voice)
Kenny McCormick / Butters Stotch / Stuart McCormick / Big Gay Al / Priest Maxi / Scout Leader #3 / Jimbo Kern / Man in Crowd #1 / Interviewee #1 (voice)
Mona Marshall ...
Sharon Marsh / Susan / Gloria Allred (voice)
Marc (voice)


Controversy arises when Big Gay Al becomes a counselor for the South Park Boy Scouts. Meanwhile, Timmy resents a new handicapped boy who steals attention away from him. Written by Mike

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27 June 2001 (USA)  »

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The "cripple fight" that takes place between Jimmy and Timmy is a re-creation of the fight between Keith David and Roddy Piper from They Live (1988). See more »


When Eric Cartman runs around town yelling "CRIPPLE FIGHT!" he runs into a church, and the Broflovski's (excluding Kyle and Ike) can be seen on the far left side of the church, despite the fact that they are Jewish, not Catholic. See more »


Big Gay Al: Me... kicked... out of Scouts?
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References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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"Attention the parking lot...Cripple fight..."
12 April 2009 | by (Topeka,Kansas,USA) – See all my reviews

The summary line comes from a line Cartman delivers to a crowded shopping center. It's the climax scene of this ep where South Parks resident disabled hero,the wonderful Timmy,faces stiff competition from the new disabled kid,a palsied comedian named Jimmy. Meanwhile,the scouts--for which all the boys including the two just mentioned--gets a shake-up when Big Gay Al is no longer allowed to head the scouts because he's--SURPRISE!--gay. His replacement,a Mr.Slippyfist(really)turns out to be something worse,much to the too-late-chagrin of the parents. The resulting re-verb furor over the discrimination rounds out the episode,and the overall result is blissful comedy. While the politics of this show has a scrambled yet slightly Republicna feel to it(and really,not too many of these dhows DIDN'T have that),it should still please most viewers of "South Park",maybe even winning over a few converts. Just one of the MANY great eps,much of them from a five year period(1999-03)where the show was at its most purely creative IMHO. Worth TiVo-ing,for sure.

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