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Merry Christmas Charlie Manson! 

Stan, Kyle and Kenny go to Nebraska to spend Christmas with Eric's family. Meanwhile, Charlie Manson escapes from prison with Eric's uncle, and the boys help teach him the true meaning of Christmas.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Randy Marsh / Grandpa Cartman / Uncle Stinky / Great Grandma Florence / Cousin Elvin / Uncle Howard / Charles Manson / George Bailey / Fat Bob / News Reader / Kid in Line / Grinchy-Poo Narrator / Cindy Lou / Mall Cop / Policeman #2 / Robert Pooner / Policeman #3 / Mr. Hankey (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Stuart McCormick / TV Announcer / Sports Commentator / Policeman #1 / Police Chief Steven (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Sharon Marsh / Shelly Marsh / Sheila Broflovski / Liane Cartman / Carol McCormick / Grandma Cartman / Girl at Mall / Girl's Mother (voice)
Fake Mr. Hankey (voice)
Jennifer Howell ...
Mall Hankey's Helper (voice)


Cartman is spending Christmas at his grandparents' house, and the rest of the guys are invited. When Stan asks his parents for permission, however, they refuse. Angry and thinking his parents don't care about him, Stan sneaks off to go with his friends anyway. Soon after arriving, Cartman's Uncle Howard shows up, having broken out of prison with his cell-mate, Charles Manson. Wanting to have some fun, Manson offers to take the boys to the shopping mall so they can meet Mr. Hankey. Following a riot, a police chase and several holiday TV specials, Manson learns the true meaning of Christmas and Stan learns his parents really do care. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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9 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Charlie Manson's prison number, 06660, contains "666", the Number of the Beast. See more »


The last two acts of It's a Wonderful Life are reversed in the spoof Manson is watching. Bailey's walk through Main Street should precede his realizing that Mary is real. See more »


Announcer: And now, back to "It's A Wonderful Life".
George Bailey: You can't just buy people, Mr. Potter. You know what you are? You're a little bitch. That's right, you're a bitch and I'll bet you'd like to suck it, wouldn't you?
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Spoofs It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Hilarious! Another great Christmas episode!
25 December 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Merry Christmas Charlie Manson is the season 2 Christmas episode of South Park.In my opinion, this one was a bit better than the previous Christmas episode.This one is simply hilarious! Cartman & friends go with his mom to Nebraska to see Cartman's family.Stan's parents didn't want him to go but he sneaks out anyway and is angry with his parents and claims that they are dead! Cartman's family members share some of the same characteristics as Cartman.They are all fat and yell at their animals when the animals ask for food.Meanwhile, Cartman's uncle escapes prison with his cellmate Charlie Manson.The boys find that Mr Hankey(who is now famous) is appearing at the mall so the boys go see him, they then realize that he is a fake mr hankey and start a riot.The cops eventually find Manson and follow him back to the Cartman house where a standoff ensues.In the midst of all the chaos, Manson finds the true meaning of Christmas! This is a very good episode and has some hilarious moments!

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