South Park: Season 2, Episode 8

Summer Sucks (24 Jun. 1998)

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Summer at South park is not going well: fireworks are banned, and a giant ash snake is ravaging the countryside.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Man with Saw / Steve / Officer Barbrady / Ned Gerblanski / Charlie / Ted / Tom the News Reader / Creamy Goodness / Border Guard / Man in Crowd #1 / Man in Crowd #2 / Mormon #1 / Mormon #3 / Man in Sauna / Tom the News Reporter / Johnson / Man in Crowd #5 (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Pip Pirrup / Kevin's Father / Jimbo Kern / Johnson / Ted / Conductor / Mexican Firework Salesman / Mormon #2 / Man in Crowd #3 / Man in Crowd #4 / Man in Crowd #6 / Man Covered in Ash (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Kevin's Mother / Mayor McDaniels / Swimming Teacher / Shari Lewis (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
Nico Agnone ...
Dr. Katz (voice)
Chef (voice)


It's summer vacation, and now that the Colorado legislature has banned fireworks, the boys are left with nothing to do. Jimbo and Ned decide to head south and buy fireworks in Mexico, while the Mayor decides to exploit a loophole in the law (which still allows "snakes") by building the world's largest snake for the town's July 4 celebration. When the resulting snake becomes so large that it threatens to destroy everything, only a miracle can save the town. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Hidden Visitor: Just as Cartman is about to start his swimming lesson there is a shot of kids swimming in the pool with a visitor in the upper right corner. See more »


The town's giant snake disk is said to be 500 times large than the regular disks. But being 5 miles across means a regular disk is more than 60 feet across when they're only around an inch. See more »


Chef: [singing] You, and me / simultaneous!
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

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Introducing Mr Twig
8 October 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Summer Sucks is a pretty memorable episode of South Park.It contains the famous "Screw You Guys Im Going Home" line as well as the introduction of Mr Twig, the twig that replaced the puppet mr hat because the puppet and Garrison were having personal problems.This episode is about the boys at first being excited about summer, but then some kid in north park gets his hand blown off while playing with fireworks, therefore fireworks are banned.The kids cannot play with anything and are bored.Cartman takes swimming lessons to kill the boredom, only problem is the first graders keep urinating in the pool! Meanwhile, Stan's uncle Jimbo and Ned travel to Mexico to smuggle fireworks and get caught! Mr Garrison cannot find Mr Hat and is depressed. Also, since fireworks are banned, the mayor has a big idea to build a giant snake firework(which is legal) so South Park can have a big celebration, however the snake goes out of control! This episode has a bit more subplots than other episodes.Summer Sucks is a funny and good South Park episode.

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