Episode Reviews (17)
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Stan makes friends with a new Mormon boy named Gary, and after hearing all about Mormons, Randy decides he and the Marsh family should become Mormons. But Stan is not sure if he wants to be a Mormon, or even if he wants to be friends with Gary.
Good episode. I liked the moral of 'Maybe my religion does not make a lot of sense, but it works for me', as well as Gary telling Stan off at the end (and Cartman exclaiming that he is 'cool'). Good episode, I wish Gary was to be featured more in the series, him and his family were pretty hysterical throughout. Final grade- A- or so, I think is fairmoreless
A very accurate and funny portrayal of the most ridiculous religion to be followed by so many people. This episode contains animated events that are almost 100% historically accurate. Amazing parody.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker hit mormonism on the head, you tard. Just because you are a brainwashed mormon that tries to deny all the factual evidence that proves your religion is a farce, just like all other religions, doesn't give you the right to come on a website and say that FACTS are wrong. Just because you don'g like what you hear, doesn't mean it's wrong. Do some research. What was portrayed in this episode was PURE 100% FACT. Joseph Smith was a well-known scam artist that got run out of many towns before running to Utah.moreless
The episode was funny and great to watch. even though it got the whole point of mormonism wrong.
id just like to firstly point out that if your going to bash a religion get your facts straight first.
joesph smith never had a chance to "run to utah" because he was murdered. Im sure you dont care but if your going to say things that you think your some expert on maybe you should do some more research. Also, The things potrayed in this television show do not make everything fact. Facts are proven statements not words written by "Comedy central" writers. What you write is complete inorance.
The episode was good and got the basics of the religion it messed up on some things but it was to make it funny which acceptable considering its on comedy central.moreless
An episode about Mormon's? This ranks up there with Cancelled as the worst Season 7 episode ever. When a Mormon family move to South Park, Stan is encouraged to beat him up, but chickens out when he and his dad become friends with them... WHAT THE HELL! D
If there has to be a worst South Park episode ever, it has to be this one. No laughs, no controversial scenes, it just feels like a completely different show. A blind martian would have a better job at making an episode as worse as this one, DO NOT WATCH!
Society is crappy and unaccepting
As fate would have it, this episode happen to discuss the topics of religion of which I am involved with, or were raised upon. So it gets some of the stuff pretty right on, like some of the families are sometimes way too loving, but they are very happy people. What they don't portray (and should of) is the extreme views some mormons have on homosexuals, which Matt and Trey could of taken advantage of. However, they did set out to tell things like it was, and it's that mormons are shunned by a general population just for their beliefs, and believe it or not, most mormons are very accepting and loving people. But when the boys of south park treat a boy from the mormon family like sh*t, even when the boy is all accepting and loving, it only confirms the fact that how crappy society really is.
The episode has its weak points and seems to go off the deep end in spots, including the scene when the family shows up with paint on their faces (What's with that, I don't get it), but this show is known for being politically correct, and for most of the episode, it truly is.moreless
Informative... and hilarious!
I have to admit, when I saw this episode, not only was I laughing around every corner but I was thinking "dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb," myself. Now according to Wikipedia, there are a few inaccuracies, but on the whole... they nailed this one! In this episode a new (Mormon) family moves into South Park and their son, Gary, enrolls in South Park Elementary. The boys elect Stan to give the kid a "hazing" but before completing the job Gary invites him to dinner at his house where Stan learns all about the Mormons. This episode was not only hilarious, but really informative about the religion. I loved the wife of Martin Harris... "smart, smart, smart, smart, smart." If you haven't seen it yet, check it out!moreless
Another one of many "skeptical Stan" episodes, but this time someone finally puts him in his place!
This show reminds me a lot of "The Simpsons" episode 'Homer's Enemy' where a person from reality ends up clashing with an entire dysfunctional world. This time in "South Park" a highly optimistic, caring, and loving family moves to the dysfunctional world of South Park and it's creeping everyone out. When Stan and Randy learn that the family is devout Mormons, it gives Randy the impression that the Marshes should be an optimistic loving Mormon family as well. However Stan learns more about Mormon beliefs through his awkward friendship with Gary, and becomes very skeptical about the Mormons beliefs. Truth be told Stan has had it with what Matt & Trey strictly portrays as "dum dum dum dum dum" and starts attacking the Harrisons' beliefs. Sounds like another Matt & Trey approach to attacking ridiculous viewpoints, right?
However the next day at the bus stop, Gary confronts Stan for not being tolerant of others' faiths and for being rude to him and his family concluding with the popular South Park request "suck my balls".
A lot of people who are passing this off as another religion-bashing episode probably turned off their TVs before seeing that bus stop scene that put everything into perspective. This is one of few episodes were both sides of a differing issues are negatively exposed. I think it teaches a good lesson about respecting others faiths as well as accepting the fact that there are families out there who devote themselves to God and find optimism in a dysfunctional world. I've seen alot of people treat christians like jerks because they think that christians are trying to push their faith on them. There's a huge difference between sharing faith and pushing faith. Arguing with others about their chosen beliefs, no matter how ridiculous they may be, will not make you the better person.
I wish there were more episodes like this. I get really tired of seeing another episode where Stan becomes skeptical and annoyed about what's going on.moreless
So right on
I was cracking up at how accurate Stone and Parker were at portraying Mormons with this episode. There are a lot of Mormon kids at my high school, and no I don't live in Utah, and they act just like this. They are so ridiculously nice! (which is why about 80 percent of my friends are Mormon.) I've been over to their houses a few times, and they are just like the Mormons in the episode. They had a big family, they were all their together, we played some family games, and their shared all of their inside jokes. The Mormon religion is great, but I would never join it. I could never be so nice and happy ALL the time, it just seems like hard work. But it's just wonderful to know that I series like South Park would have an episode about some of the greatest people in my town.moreless
Excellent for a history lesson
We were learning about the mormons in history GCSE and a freind of mine suggested to the teacher that we watch this episode of south park becasue it was all about the mormons , so the teacher found it on the internet and we all watched, he was impressed with it, not with the swearing but with the explanation of the history and the facts about mormons life back then, i think i've learnt most about the mormons from this episode then i ever have from books or listening to the teacher talk. reccomened as a watch, for education or for fun ! i also liked the part where stan left his freidns for a while to learn about a whole different religion/ lifestylemoreless
Being mormon, I wasn't offended by this- mostly becuase matt & stone got everything wrong, and the mormon family was so unrealistically uber-mormon.
To say that they got EVERYTHING wrong isn't quite true- they got the basics, but they left out some incredibly important details. I'll spare you, however, because I'm completely sure that you don't care.
Although the musical scenes were INCREDIBLY annoying, and matt&stone either heard these stories from complete idiots or twisted them to meet their ends, this episode managed to crack me up BECAUSE of these things.
And that's the magic of South Park. But what redeemed all the stupidity of the warped versions of classic "mormon stories" was Gary's rebuttle for stan's outburst (the cause of which was the Most incorrectly told story out of all of them), becuase that's almost exactly what I say to the Anti-mormons that I know: If you don't like it, leave it. Seriously.moreless