South Park: Season 3, Episode 1

Rainforest Shmainforest (7 Apr. 1999)

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The gang gets lost in the rain forest after going to Costa Rica with a singing tour.

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / G.G.W.K. Boy / Mr. Mackey / Prostitute #2 / Pre-Recorded Choir Singer / Bob / Rainforest Show Host / Man in Crowd / Woman in Crowd (voice)
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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Pip Pirrup / Craig / Prostitute #1 / El Presidente / Pablo / Pre-Recorded Choir Singer / Armed Man #1 / Armed Man #2 / Second Commentator / Logger (voice)
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Sheila Broflovski / Sharon Marsh (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
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Kelly / Pre-Recorded Choir Singer (voice)
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The boys get recruited to join a choir group performing in Costa Rica to help save the rainforest. The choir leader, Miss Stevens, wants to teach everyone how wonder the rainforest is, and leads the group on a nature tour, only to get hopelessly lost in the wilderness where they fall victim to wild animals, quicksand, violent natives and rebel troops. Only Cartman, who sneaks away after getting fed up with Miss Stevens' love of nature, can save his classmates. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trey Parker developed the idea for this episode after his trip to Costa Rica with his girlfriend at the time, on advice from Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Trey hated the trip, and most of the episode parodies the experiences he had, where to an extent "everything he (Cartman) says in this about Costa Rica is just me (Trey) saying that". See more »

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The shop the bus passes in San José reads, "Farmesuticals Y Cervesa." It should read, "Farmacéuticos Y Cerveza." See more »

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Eric Cartman: Bad, bad monkey!
[Smacks monkey on the head]
Miss Stevens: Eric! What the hell are you doing?
Eric Cartman: I'm asserting myself, its tough love. Just like my Mr. Kitty. When he's bad I say 'That's a bad Mr. Kitty, and I smack him on the head'.
Tour Guide: And here is a three-toed sloth.
Eric Cartman: It's bad, that's a bad three-toed sloth.
[Smacks sloth on the head]
Miss Stevens: Eric! For God's sake knock it off!
Eric Cartman: Respect my authoritah!
[Throws stick at the sloth]
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References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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Wild episode!
20 October 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rainforest, Schmainforest is the season 3 opener of South Park.Season 3 was overall a good season with great episodes such as the three "meteor shower episodes".Unlike the other seasons which are Rated 14A in Canada, this one is Rated 18A and I do not really know why.It could be because of the final episode but there have been worse episodes with a 14A rating.Anyway, this episode guest stars Jennifer Aniston as a save the rainforest choir group leader.During her class presentation, the boys make fun of the group except for Kenny who is stricken by one girl's beauty.The boys are then forced to join the choir.They travel to Costa Rica to visit the rainforest and find it's not all its cracked up to be! This episode has some really funny moments and is overall a good episode!


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