A drunken Civil War re-enactment leads to an actual Civil War breaking out.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Grandpa Marsh / Man in Crowd #1 / Randy Marsh / Officer Barbrady / Ralph / Mrs. Hollis / Policeman / Tom the News Reader / Hiding Man #1 / National Guard #1 / Suzette / Tour Guide / National Guard #2 / President's Aide #1 / Bill Clinton (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Jimbo Kern / Man in Crowd #2 / Gerald Broflovski / Stuart McCormick / Man in Car / Butters Stotch / Hiding Man #2 / Man on Tour / Al Gore / President's Aide #2 (voice)


It's time for South Park's annual Civil War re-enactment, and the boys have been assigned to the Union army. Cartman's misbehavior gets him kicked out, however, and he shows up later dressed as the Confederate general. Angry at his friends for laughing at him, he bets them that the South will win the Civil War, and then starts inspiring his troops to start fighting for real. Not only does the Confederacy go on to win the battle, Cartman then begins leading them to take on the entire nation. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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24 November 1999 (USA)  »

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This episode contains the first appearance of Al Gore in SOUTH PARK, and he is voiced by Matt Stone instead of Trey Parker (who voices him in later episodes such as "MANBEARPIG." See more »


In the last few seconds of the final scene, Cartman's beard reappears just as he turns to the side to walk away from Bill Clinton. See more »


Stan: You can't just show up to a Civil War re-enactment dressed up like General Lee, fatass.
Cartman: Oh really? I'm pretty sure I just did.
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Spoofs The Civil War (1990) See more »

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Solid early South Park episode on Civil War reenactments
22 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the stronger episodes of South Park's 3rd Season, in my opinion. Cartman is hilarious as a Robert E. Lee impersonator. There's no other way to describe what he does in this episode than "Cartmanesque"- leading the residents of South Park on a country-wide rampage to "win" the Civil War for the Confederacy, not for any noble or high purposes, but purely out of his hate for Stan and Kyle (if he wins, they become his slaves). The episode also features Butters with an early speaking part, and great spoofs of Clinton and Gore. I especially recommend this episode for Civil War buffs- as long as you can deal with Civil War reenactments being made fun of.

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