The boys have a hard time relating to two new students who have been home schooled.



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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mark Cotswolds / Mr. Cotswolds / Mr. Garrison / Randy Marsh / Ronnie James Dio / Token (voice)
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Liane Cartman / Hooked on Monkey Fonics Tape / Mayor McDaniels / Mrs. Cotswolds / Rebecca Cotswolds / Principal Victoria (voice)


Kyle is on a pace to win the annual South Park spelling bee, but ends up being beaten by a pair of home-schooled children, Mark and Rebecca. After the competition, Mark decides he wants to go to a regular school like the other kids, while Kyle finds himself smitten with Rebecca. Cartman, meanwhile, decides he wants to try homeschooling, which to him means lying in bed all day watching television. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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10 November 1999 (USA)  »

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In class, a drawing of a Visitor can be seen behind the students on the wall. See more »


Ronnie James Dio never considered the band Dio as a solo project (he said that Dio just seemed like a good band name at the time), but in the episode, he calls the album "Holy Diver" the first of his solo career. See more »


Stan: Oh, my God! Fonics monkey killed Kenny!
Cartman: You're damn right he did.
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3 November 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Hooked On Monkey Phonics is a hilarious South Park episode! It's another example of kids being kids.This show actually has one of the most realistic portrayals of kids I have ever seen.The boys meet two home-schooled kids at a spelling bee, they are extremely smart and seem to know the answers to all the hard spelling questions.Kyle is smitten by the girl, Rebecca.The home-schooled boy now wants to socialize with the other kids and asks his father to put him in public school.His father reluctantly agrees.The boy however, gets ridiculed and beaten up because he has not socialized before and acts fairly weird.Meanwhile, Kyle kisses Rebecca.This however turns her into a total slut(fairly true to life I might add).Meanwhile, Cartman decides to be home schooled.This is a very funny south park episode!

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