The boys feud with New Yorkers at a gathering of elementary school kids. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison confronts his father.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / TV Announcer / Mr. Garrison / Mr. Mackey / Yoko Ono / Delivery Man / Bar Patron #1 / Bar Patron #3 / Bar Patron #4 / Bar Patron #5 / Bar Patron #6 / Bartender / Chip / Allen the News Reporter / Rick the News Reporter (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Mr. Garrison, Sr. / Bar Patron #2 / Bar Patron #7 / Kenny G (voice)
Mrs. Crabtree / Recorder Concert Organiser / Mrs. Garrison (voice)
Andrew Kemler ...
New York Kid (voice)
Gian Ganziano ...
New York Kid (voice)


The entire class at South Park Elementary is taking a trip to Arkansas to take part in the Worldwide Recorder Concert, where millions of kids around the world will simultaneously play "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on recorders. Mr. Garrison takes the opportunity to visit his parents and confront his father about his past issues with sexual molestation. Meanwhile, the boys try to find the mythical "Brown Note" in an attempt to get back at some obnoxious kids from New York. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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12 January 2000 (USA)  »

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This episode was the very first South Park episode to ever be given an 18 certificate due to the fact it had references to child molestation. It was reclassified 15 in 2008. See more »


When four million children start to play revised music by four main characters, main characters starts to run to stop then. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison and Mr. Mackay wonder if those are their kids but in the right lower angle we can see Stan and Kyle (two of the main characters) standing beside them. See more »


Eric Cartman: You guys! We found it! We found it, you guys!
Kyle Broflovski: Calm down, Cartman.
Stan Marsh: You found what?
Eric Cartman: The brown noise! Kenny and me found the brown noise! Here, look -
[puts soundproof headphones on everyone but Kenny]
Eric Cartman: Ready Kenny?
Kenny McCormick: [muffled] Ready!
Eric Cartman: [plays the brown noise on his recorder]
Kenny McCormick: [farting noise. yelps, covers his butt, and runs off]
Stan Marsh: No way...
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One of the more raunchier episodes
7 November 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Worldwide Recorder Concert is one of the more raunchier and disturbing episodes of South Park.The episode was Rated 18 in the UK(while all the other episodes were 12 & 15) and the episode made the Season 3 box set have an 18A rating in Canada(the others had a 14A).I thought it was a great season finale! It was very funny and entertaining.The episode has the boys going to Arkansas for a recorder concert.The boys then meet some new yorker kids who make insult them.The boys try to get back at them until Cartman finds out about how to create "The Brown Noise", a note on the recorder that makes your bowels lose control(in other words, you crap your pants).Meanwhile(and this is a disturbing subplot), Mr Garrison does not want to confront his father because...he did NOT molest him! This is a very messed up and very good South Park episode.

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