South Park: Season 4, Episode 5

Cartman Joins NAMBLA (21 Jun. 2000)

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Cartman joins NAMBLA, thinking it will introduce him to more mature friends. Meanwhile, Kenny tries to dispose of his unborn baby brother.



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Episode cast overview:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Tony / F.B.I. Agent / Mr. Garrison / Officer Barbrady / Dr. Mephesto / NAMBLA Member / TV Announcer / Woman on Commercial / Bobby / Dr. Doctor / Patrick / Mr. Harris / Timmy / SWAT / Marlon Brando Lookalike #1 / Marlon Brando Lookalike #2 / Marlon Brando Lookalike #3 (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Bill Curtis Game / Stuart McCormick / Head of NAMBLA / Man on Commercial / Butters (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as Blue Girl)
Mona Marshall ...
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Chef (voice) (credit only)


Tired of the abuse he suffers at the hands of his friends, Cartman decides he needs to hang out with more mature people, and goes on-line searching for men who like young boys. After his first two meetings end up being raided by the FBI, Cartman asks Dr. Mephisto for help. The doctor invites Cartman to join a group called NAMBLA, where he'd be more than welcome. Meanwhile, Kenny learns that his mother is about to have another baby, and sets out to kill his potential rival before he's born. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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The music in the hallway scene is from a poem written by Jacques Prevert, "Page d'ecriture" or "Writing Sheet." See more »


Throughout 'Cartman Joins NAMBLA (#4.5)', Kenny's mom shirt changes style, changing between a 'I'm With Stupid' shirt to a 'God Bless America' shirt. See more »


Mr. Eduardo (Member of NAMBLA): All these men wanted was love from a young boy. There is nothing wrong with love.
Mr. Garrison: I do not want love from a young boy. I like men my own age. Ah! I mean, I like women! What did I say? Oh God! I love titties!
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Spoofs Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


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One of my favorite episodes.
22 October 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Starring: Trey Parker as Cartman, Stan, Dr. Mephesto, Mr. Garisson, Officer Barbrady, Timmy, Dr. Doctor and various NAMBLA members.

Matt Stone as Kenny, Kyle, Stuart McCormick, Butters and various.

Eliza Schnieder as Mrs. McCormick.

This was such a great episode. It deals with Cartman, in search for more mature friends, becoming the poster child for NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association). Meanwhile, Kenny's parents are trying to have another baby, but Kenny doesn't want one, so he tries to stop them in various ways that just end up hurting his dad. This episode is full of great jokes, and both plots in it are really funny. This is one of the few episodes to show Kenny and his home life. I highly recommend you watch this one!

My rating: **** out of ****. 22 mins.

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