South Park: Season 3, Episode 2

Spontaneous Combustion (14 Apr. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Animation, Comedy
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 976 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Randy Marsh becomes a national hero after he discovers the reason why South Park residents are spontaneously combusting. Meanwhile, Kyle and Stan have a plan to help Kyle's dad get a res-erection.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), , 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9999 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 685 titles
created 15 Aug 2011
 
a list of 228 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1741 titles
created 21 Jul 2013
 
a list of 63 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spontaneous Combustion (14 Apr 1999)

Spontaneous Combustion (14 Apr 1999) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of South Park.
« Previous Episode | 34 of 260 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Clerk / Man in Crowd #1 / Officer Barbrady / Man in Crowd #2 / Randy Marsh / Randy's Fan #1 / Randy's Fan #2 / Mr. Garrison / Jerry / Man Playing Stan / Man Playing Cartman / Randy's Fan #3 / Nobel Prize Announcer / Whoopi Goldberg / Nick Nolte / Dr. Mephesto / Cheesy Poofs Commercial / Man in Mob #1 / Man in Mob #3 / Man in Mob #5 / Tom the News Reader / Bob Dole / Woman #1 / Woman #2 / Singer (voice)
...
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Passerby / Man in Crowd #1 / Man in Crowd #3 / Priest Maxi / Tom / Man Playing Kenny / Randy's Fan #4 / Gerald Broflovski / Ted / Jesus / Man in Mob #2 / Man in Mob #4 / Man in Mob #6 / Radio Host / Man in Mob #7 (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Woman in Crowd / Mayor McDaniels / Helen / Liane Cartman / Woman in Mob (voice)
...
Chef (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A wave of spontaneous combustion is sweeping through South Park, and the mayor charges Stan's father (a geologist) with finding the cause. After working feverishly on the problem, he finds the answer: people are holding in their farts for so long, they're bursting into flame. A grateful nation loosens its sphincters in relief, but their problems aren't over yet. Meanwhile, the boys crucify Cartman in the hopes of helping Kyle's father get an erection. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The formulas written by Randy near the end are the same as those written by Herald R. Pinkerton, Nobel Science Prize nominee. See more »

Goofs

Kenny's remains look bigger after Stan announces his death than they do before. See more »

Quotes

[episode running gag]
Mayor: Marsh, I'm not asking you, I'm telling you! Find the cause of spontaneous combustion, or else!
Randy Marsh: Or else what?
Mayor: Exactly!
See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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

Spontaneous Combustion is a very funny and interesting South Park episode.It shows another example of how young children do not understand things and try to help but they are all wrong.Kyle's dad cannot get an erection and that's why his parents keep arguing.The boys try to find an erection for Kyle's dad and they misinterpret "resurrection" for erection after Father Maxi tells them they should preform the resurrection of Jesus Christ in a play.They hang Cartman up on a cross so he can get an "erection" and give it to Kyle's dad.Meanwhile, everybody in South Park starts "Spontaneously Combusting" and it's up to Randy to find out the solution(even though he is a geologist).He finds that not holding in farts will keep people from combusting, however the excessive farts cause damage to the air.Everybody is now angry at Randy because they do not know how to stay alive! This is a funny and interesting South Park episode.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Towelie: Greatest South Park character ever? mpiccolo55000
What's your idea of classic South Park humor? ninetimesfb
Best and Worst episodes from each season dwija-thomas99
South Park and EA Sports pikachu_fan_number_9
One thing I do find kind of strange... itsERP
Why haven't they done a WBC episode yet? zacksosland
Discuss Spontaneous Combustion (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?