South Park: Season 2, Episode 18

Prehistoric Ice Man (20 Jan. 1999)

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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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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: Hey, he's still alive.
[yelling into hole]
Stan: Kyle. Are you OK?
Kyle: I think so. Is Cartman up there?
Cartman: I'm right here, Kyle.
Kyle: Cartman, you *beep*ing hunk of fat, rat *beep*ing hunk of pig *beep*ing ass fat.
Cartman: Oh, yeah? Oh, yeah? Say that to my *face*, pussy!
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Spoofs The Crocodile Hunter (1996) See more »


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Composed by Ulf Ekberg, Jonas Berggren, Jenny Berggren and Linn Berggren
Performed by Ace of Base
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Stan and Kyle have a falling out(minor spoilers)
19 October 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Prehistoric Ice Man is the season 2 finale of South Park.It is pretty interesting and funny.The plot revolves around the boys finding a man frozen in ice.They get him thawed out and find out he is from the far back year of...1996!.The scientist keeps him in an exhibit for people to see.The exhibit is the man in his natural habitat.There is a fargo poster on the wall and two Ace Of Base songs that play.Stan and Kyle keep arguing what they should call the ice man and end up not being friends anymore.They also want to fight each other.The Ice Man escapes and visits his ex-girlfriend who has since re-married with kids who are 8 and 13! The boys eventually decide to send him to Iowa, which is three years behind everyone else.The episode also has a spoof of Steve Irwin and the crocodile hunter.This is a pretty good season finale to South Park.

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