South Park

An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 9/10/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Kyle gets an elephant, but his parents won't let him keep it because it is too big. Mr. Garrison gives a lecture on genetic engineering, which gives Kyle the idea of making a pot-bellied elephant by splicing the genes of his elephant with a pot bellied pig. Terrence bets that he can clone a human before Kyle can make his animal. Kyle and the boys go to the South Park Genetic Engineering Ranch, where they meet a Mephesto. Mephesto takes some blood from Stan, which Terrence uses to make a clone. Chef tells the boys that in order to make a pot-bellied elephant, the elephant would have to make love to a pig. The boys get the animals drunk, and the deed is done, but the Stan clone, starts wreaking havoc on South Park.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Trey Parker

    Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Herbert Garrison; Officer Barbrady; Terrance; Timmy; Ned Gerblanski; Satan; Randy Ma

  • Matt Stone

    Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Gerald Broflovski; Pip Pirrup; Jesus; Jimbo Kearn; Phillip; Saddam; Various Others

  • Mary Kay Bergman

    Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ

  • Isaac Hayes

    Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

  • Dan Sterling

  • Fan Reviews (26)
  • Kyle try to get a pig to makes with his elephant.

    By fsaenz0125, Apr 13, 2012

  • An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig

    By AJLane-TCP, Mar 30, 2012

  • great

    By futuramarama, Jan 15, 2011

  • A strange episode indeed.

    By masterhal3000, May 20, 2009

  • "Well, spank my ass and call me Charlie, isn't this exciting. Two A+ students in a cloning war."

    By VestalDarkness, Apr 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Mr. Hat: Genetic engineering lets us correct God's horrible, horrible mistakes - like German people.

    • Kyle: Oh my god! They killed Kenny! (to microwave) You bastard!

    • Bebe: I'd want a pot-bellied elephant. Pip: Yes! I'd pay $50 for one!

    • Chef: Hey, I know you. You're that crazy cracker from up on the hill top. Dr. Mephisto: Sir, if splicing the DNA of humans and various animals together is crazy…

    • Chef: Okay, but ya gotta get them in the mood. Kyle: How? Chef: Do what I do. Get them good and drunk.

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    Notes (7)

    • When originally aired in Canada on Global, Mr. Garrison's line about genetic engineering being able to correct God's horrible mistakes, "like German people" was cut to remove the "like German people" part. However, this is uncut when aired on The Comedy Network.

    • The geologist from the episode "Volcano" turns out to be Stan's father Randy Marsh as revealed in this episode.

    • Dr. Mephisto makes his first appearance in this episode.

    • Shelly is based on Trey Parker's real sister, Shelly, who is three years older. When they were kids she used to beat Trey up, lock him out of the house, and once even threw him down a flight of stairs.

    • In the middle of the episode Shelley throws Stan around again. She throws him across the room and he lands on dry carpet. She walks over to him, and he's in a puddle of water. No explanation is offered as to how the puddle got there, but after some research, there is an explanation after all: There was a segment in there after Shelley walks over to Stan where she lights a match and throws it at him to light him up. Then she douses him with water a few times in regret and a puddle forms underneath him. When Comedy Central got the episode to air they asked Trey and Matt to take this piece out, because there have been real-life cases of children actually trying to set other kids on fire with lit matches. Mike Judge got in trouble over portraying this on Beavis and Butt-head, and CC didn't want that kind of trouble. Apparently, though, other nations DO get the original version, with Shelley setting Stan on fire and all.

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    Trivia (14)

    • Visitor Sighting: An alien can be seen near the beginning of the episode, in Mr. Garrison's classroom, on the bulletin board behind the children. It is a picture or drawing of an alien amongst other pictures, and can be seen a couple of different times.

    • The scene where Pip asks the boys what's for lunch and the boys have a go at him was from the unaired plot from "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe". The explanation for this is that the scene was originally part of the pilot, but was cut for time and then inserted into this episode. The animation is significantly different than the rest of the episode, far cruder, as reflected by the style of the original pilot.

    • During the genetic experiment results K.C. is shown in his seat before he heads back to it with his weed and the first prize button is on Fluffy's cage for a second BEFORE Mr. Garrison awarded it. Mr. Hat awards the prize but Garrison's right hand is visible.

    • Dr. Mephisto is a Buddhist.

    • Two boys who made fun of Stan's dog in “Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride” appear in this episode but the shorter one's voice deepens here.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Elton John Intro: When Chef says "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Elton John!" is very similar to George Michael's introduction of Elton John in "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me!"

    • The Omen: Terrence: Daddy, nooo! When Terrence yells to his father Mephisto, as he shoots the Mutant Stan it is very similar to the 1976 film The Omen, when Gregory Peck is in the church and wants to stab his devil possessed son Damien.

    • Babe: Cartman:
      That'll do pig. At the end of the episode, Cartman says this line from the 1995 film Babe, a story about a pig that acted like a dog.

    • The Island of Dr. Moreau: Mephisto was modeled after the Genetic Scientist Dr. Moreau from The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). He was played by Marlon Brando in the 1996 remake, which is why Mephisto is a member of the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-Alikes (NAMBLA).

    • Faust: Dr. Mephisto's last name comes from Faust (or Faustus), the name of the protagonist in a popular German legend. He makes a pact with Satan, who's named Mephisto (or Mephistopheles). The legend was later made in to a play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe during the 1800's.

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