South Park (1997– )
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The living dead beset South Park after a bottle of Worcestershire sauce mixes with embalming fluid at the mortuary; Tina Yothera judged a costume contest.


Matt Stone, Trey Parker (uncredited)


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Episode cast overview:
Mary Kay Bergman ... Mrs. Crabtree / Wendy Testaburger / Liane Cartman / Principal Victoria / Old Woman / Mayor McDaniels / Worcestershire Sauce Hotline (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
Jennifer Howell Jennifer Howell ... Bebe Stevens (voice)
Trey Parker ... Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Astronaut #1 / Paramedic / Mortician #1 / Doctor / Mr. Garrison / Bill / Fosse / Documentary Announcer / Puffy the Bear / Clyde / Johnson / Tom the News Reader / Midget Wearing a Bikini / Officer Barbrady / Man Offering Chocolate (voice)
Matt Stone ... Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Astronaut #2 / Mortician #2 / Zombie Victim / Hitler / Mr. Torrence / Pip Pirrup (voice)
Isaac Hayes ... Chef (voice)


Kenny gets killed by the falling Mir space station as the kids are waiting to go to school. At the morgue, a bottle of Worcestershire sauce accidentally gets mixed into Kenny's embalming fluid, causing him to arise from the dead as a brain-hungry zombie. Each person he bites turns into a zombie as well, and soon South Park is overrun with them. Only Chef recognizes the danger, but when he gets bitten too, how will the children save themselves? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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29 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Trey Parker and Matt Stone originally planned to have a Dr Pepper drink fall into the embalming fluid, but the soft drink company objected to that use of their product and it was changed to a bottle of Worcestershire sauce. See more »


While Kenny is a zombie, his arms are attached in some shots and dismembered on other shots. See more »


Cartman: Kenny's family is so poor, they took out a second mortgage on their cardboard box.
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Alternate Versions

In the Spanish Castilian dubbing Tina Yothers was changed to Shirley Temple. See more »


References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Written by Trey Parker
Performed by Mary Kay Bergman
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Don't ever embalm somebody with Worchestershire Sauce
28 June 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

Although there is something about current events or references to pop culture in every episode, I think South Park was best in these early seasons before it went down the road of Law & Order and every episode became "ripped from the headlines" complete with a preachy message. This first Halloween episode is great where apparently it is discovered that accidentally embalming someone with Worcestorshire sauce causes them to become brain eating zombies as in "Night of the Living Dead". Local physicians examine the zombies and notice they have no pulse, no blood pressure, and puffy eyes. They diagnose the zombies with pink eye and prescribe eye drops. Chef becomes a zombie and does an imitation of Michael Jackson in "Thriller", and Stan faces the ultimate conundrum when his beloved Wendy becomes a zombie herself and is coming right for him. Will he be able to kill her with his chainsaw or will he just stand there and let her bite him? Or is there some other way out? Watch and find out.

Parker and Stone were unhappy with this early episode, but it got a great deal of positive feedback, even with the bit about Cartman wearing a Hitler Halloween costume to school, and, in her first appearance, Principal Victoria putting a bed sheet over him in an attempt to make him look like a ghost. Instead he resembles a member of the Ku Klux Klan and frightens Chef (the voice of the late Isaac Hayes).

By this time most viewers "got" that South Park was not a show about foul mouthed little boys, it was just using them as a front for a combination of broad slap stick, parody, and making fun of political correctness.

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