South Park: Season 1, Episode 8

Starvin' Marvin (19 Nov. 1997)

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The boys sponsor a starving Ethiopian child, only to have him show up on their doorstep.

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Mary Kay Bergman ...
Liane Cartman / Sally Struthers / Wendy Testaburger / Mayor McDaniels / Principal Victoria / Carol McCormick / Red Cross Woman (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
Jennifer Howell ...
Woman in Park (voice)
Jesse Howell ...
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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Phillip / TV Announcer / Mr. Garrison / Clyde / Dr. Mephesto / Man in Park / Randy Marsh / Charity Worker #1 / Officer Barbrady / Ethiopian Man (voice)
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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Terrance / Ted / Stuart McCormick / Starvin' Marvin / Red Cross Man / Man in Crowd / Woman in Crowd / Jimbo Kern / Charity Worker #2 (voice)
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As Thanksgiving approaches, the boys see a TV ad asking for people to sponsor starving children in Ethiopia. They decide to give it a try, motivated less by the thought of helping someone less fortunate, than by the offer of a sports watch for every sponsor. Expecting their watch to arrive, the boys are surprised to find an Ethiopian boy delivered to their door. When the mix-up is discovered, the FBI quickly swings into action, only to ship Cartman to Ethiopia instead. Meanwhile, Dr. Mephisto's new flock of genetically engineered turkeys has decided not to go quietly to the chopping block. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The diner that the boys take Starvin' Marvin to is called King Jimmy's Buffet. King James I of England was instrumental in the establishment of the Massachusetts Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims left England on the ship "Mayflower" in 1620 because they disagreed with James' policies, and settled on the Atlantic coast. In 1621 they made a treaty with local Indians and enjoyed a buffet of native foods. See more »

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Terrance: [dressed as pilgrims, standing in the snow] Gee, I sure am cold Phillip.
Phillip: Yes, and hungry too.
Terrance: Being a pilgrim totally sucks ass.
Phillip: I hope we don't starve.
Terrance: [farts] Ha ha ha ha ha.
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Another Great Episode!
26 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Starvin' Marvin Was Trey Parker And Matt Stone's very first Thanksgiving Special! (I am British, so I do not celebrate Thanksgiving.) The episode evolves around The Boys watching a commercial ran by A Fiction Sally Struthers about starving families in Africa, the boys are very interested in donating and they are hoping to get sports watches (Kid's are into watches and nothing better these days?!) in return! Some security guards take Cartman to Africa and they send A Starving Ethiopian Child To South Park instead of The Boy's watches! The episode very strangely ends with Cartman saving the day! (I do not want to ruin the ending for those who have not seen it yet!) I really enjoyed this episode, because it has a very useful and sweet moral about understanding that most of the things and people that you see on television are real! If you are A South Park Fan and you have not seen it, then please give it a go, it is definitely a must see!

Overall Rating: 9/10!


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