South Park: Season 8, Episode 8

Douche and Turd (27 Oct. 2004)

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Stan refuses to vote in the school mascot election because his choices are a giant douche and a turd sandwich. Unfortunately, his views on voting are seen as un-American, and he is ultimately banished from the town.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / PETA Members / Clyde / Jimmy Valmer / Giant Douche / Randy Marsh / Puff Daddy / Gary's Child / Jim Blair / Mr. Mackey / Singer (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Butters Stotch / PETA Members / Turd Sandwich / Trustacious / Debate Announcer (voice)
Jennifer Howell ...
Bebe Stevens (voice)
Mandy / Wendy Testaburger / Sharon Marsh / Shelly Marsh / Principal Victoria / Mayor McDaniels / PETA Members (voice) (as Gracie Lazar)
Mona Marshall ...
Cheerleader #1 / PETA Members (voice)


South Park Elementary is having elections to determine whether a giant douche or a turd sandwich will be the next school mascot. Stan claims he doesn't want to have to decide between a douche and a turd and refuses to vote. As a result, he is banished from the town. Written by Mike

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Stan's exile from the town of South Park echoes that of Mazeppa, the eponymous hero of Lord Byron's poem, who is punished for having an affair with a countess by having his clothes torn off, then being tied to a horse which is driven out into the wilderness. Like Stan, Mazeppa is finally rescued. See more »


When Stan is being lead through the hidden PETA campground, there is a background character who's shirt has PETA written backwards. See more »


Turd Sandwich: We've got spirit, yes we do; we are sandwiches filled with poo!
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Spoofs The Village (2004) See more »


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My single favorite South Park episode
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I can admit that this episode has a bit of a targeted audience — those who don't identify rather well with either political party. However, for people who do fall into this category, this is an episode to cherish. Very rarely in television do we see third-party perspectives taken on in a sympathetic and yet non-extremist manner. It's really the non-extremist part which is so surprising; it's clear that the writers understand that those with opinions which don't fit easily into the conventional, socially acceptable options are people too, often relatively normal people who aren't comfortable with the zealots of the world (as can be seen by Stan's interactions with a certain radical group during the episode). This is a brilliant episode and it's a shame to see it not rated as one of the series' best.

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