Kyle and Stan fight over what to name a man they found frozen in ice from 1996. Meanwhile, the government attempts to steal the frozen man.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Crocodile Hunter / Man in Crowd #1 / Man in Crowd #2 / Dr. Mephesto / Officer Barbrady / Tom the News Reporter / Government Agent #2 / Pilot (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Journalist #1 / Journalist #2 / Government Agent #1 / Lesley's Husband / Train Ticket Salesman (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Mayor McDaniels / Lesley (voice)
Stanley G. Sawicki ...
Larry (voice) (as Stan Sawicki)


While hunting through the woods, Kyle falls down a hole and discovers a man frozen in ice. They take the ice man, whom they name Steve, to Dr. Mephisto to study. Mephisto thaws the man out, only to discover that he is still alive, having been kept perfectly preserved since the distant past of 1996. Steve is kept at Mephisto's lab in an environment recreating his native surroundings, but the boys think he should be free. Even so, can a man from 1996 ever comprehend the world of 1999? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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20 January 1999 (USA)  »

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The first South Park episode to feature frontal nudity. See more »


For a split second, when Stan and Kyle fight for the last time, Stan's hat is missing, and he looks bald. See more »


Stan: Yeah well, I'll kick your ass so hard you'll wish you... never had it... to begin with. Your ass, I mean.
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References Grease (1978) See more »


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Composed by Ulf Ekberg and Jonas Berggren
Performed by Ace of Base
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Prehistoric Ice Man (#2.18)
15 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

An episode that got better with time. The main idea of them discovering an ice man in 1999 from the prehistoric era of 1996 is already pretty fun. But watching it two decades later makes the 90's so much more ancient and interesting to watch out of the nostalgic feelings for the good old 90's Too bad there isn't too much of it there, but the things that were added were great. His shirt for once is very 90's. And his room that is set up as 1996 brings back memories. Ah the good old Ace of base and Independence Day well as Clinton still being the president. Steve Irwin being part of it was also a good memory trigger as he was still alive back then yet dies on the show.

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