South Park

Butters' Very Own Episode

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 12/12/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Butters finds out what his father has been up to late at night and when his mother hears, she overreacts by trying to kill her son and then herself back at home. After returning home and forgiving her husband, she realizes what she has done to her son (she doesn’t know she failed) they spin a story to the media to cover their tracks. Meanwhile, Butters obsesses with returning home so that he can join his parents for an anniversary dinner at Bennigan’s.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

  • Isaac Hayes

    Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

  • Eliza Schneider

    Voice of Mayor McDaniels; Liane Cartman; Mrs. McKormick; Wendy Testaburger; Shelly Marsh; Sharon Marsh; Various Others

  • Mona Marshall

    Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

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  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Jan 17, 2011

  • We are introduced to Butters, who becomes a main character (for seven episodes)

    By hsimpson44, Nov 25, 2006

  • Everyone knows its Butters! THATS ME!

    By omgtkkyb1992, Jan 10, 2008

  • One of my favourite episodes.

    By s1bbald, Jul 06, 2007

  • Butters character gets unleashed in a big way with... you guessed it, Butters Very Own Episode!

    By shaneypoo_88, May 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • (Chris Stotch is walked in on by Butters while masturbating in a gay bathhouse private room) Chris: AHH! Butters! Butters: Hi, Dad! Chris: Oh, god! Oh, ohhh! Butters: I'm glad I found you! I think I know the perfect anniversary present for Mom. What are you doing with your wiener out there, Dad? Chris: Butters, you need to leave here right now! You need to get out of here! Go home and wait for me to talk to you. Butters: Oh...well, alright then. Well, see you at home! (Butters closes the door, and heads back home) Chris: Oh, Jesus no... oh, what have I done?

    • Reporter 1: Mrs. Stotch, what did the kidnapper look like? Linda: Puerto Rican. Repoter 2: Was he tall, short? Linda: He was... average Puerto Rican height.

    • News Reporter: Tom I'm standing outside the home of Chris and Linda Stotch. They're living every parents nightmare right now, as last night while Miss Stotch was driving with her son in her car, a man stopped her, put a gun to her head and took her son away. When asked who the man was, Miss Stotch replied "Some Puerto Rican guy." Naturally the police are on an all-out man hunt for some Puerto Rican guy.

    • (O.J. Simpson, Congressman Condit, and Jon Benet Ramsey's parents meet at a fancy Chinese restaurant to induct Mr. and Mrs. Stotch into their secret society when they are suspected of murdering Butters) All Singing/Chanting: One of us, One of us; Gooble Gobble, Gooble Gobble. One of us, One of us; Gooble Gobble, Gooble Gobble.

    • Chris: Damn you Internet! (Butters' dad blames the Internet for his alternative proclivities in this scene with his shocked and disgusted wife)

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    Notes (5)

    • When Butters is searching the bathhouse for his father, the music playing is "It Feels So Good" by Sonique.

    • The theme song "Everyone Knows It's Butters" is a takeoff of the 1967 hit “Windy" by The Association.

    • After the opening theme song, the headline on Mr. Stotch's newspaper says: "Towelie Ban Lifted." This is a reference to the earlier episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants".

    • Stan, Kyle and Cartman appear in this episode, and Kyle never speaks.

    • This episode does not feature the regular opening credit sequence.

    Trivia (9)

    • Even though there is no Christmas theme in this episode, when Mrs. Stotch drives up to the dock, "Jingle Bell Rock" is heard, which hints that this episode takes place in late November or earlyDecember, and is the only Christmas reference in the episode with the episode being released just before Christmas.

    • When Butters's father calls him into the room for a talk, Butters leaves the door open. in the next shot, the door has closed.

    • When Butters is searching the sauna for his father, he opens one door and a voice says, "This room's taken". That voice is Mr. Slave's, him and Mr. Garrison must have met at that sauna because Mr. Garrison was there in the steam room.

    • This season-ending episode made season 5 the first season without a Christmas themed episode.

    • When Linda paints Butters' face, the paint is the color of the wall instead of the color of Linda's paint.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Current Event: JonBenet Ramsey Murder: Mr. Stotch: (Ramseys shown) YOU KNOW GOD-DAMN WELL WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR KID! SO STOP ACTING LIKE VICTIMS, AND CONFESS YOU MURDERING MURDERERS! JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her basement, and no one knows who killed her. People still say that the parents killed her.

    • Current Event: Susan Smith: Mrs. Stotch: I'm am going to get out of the car Butters, I want you to stay put with your seatbelt fastened. Susan Smith did the same thing but she had two younger chidren in the car that went in the lake.

    • Freaks: The Ramseys, OJ, and Gary Condit: One of us, one of us...gooble gobble, gooble gobble. This an allusion to a classic and weird film called Freaks from 1932. In a circus, a normal woman marrying a little man for his money. The freaks sing this to the woman, letting her know they accept her. In fact I think the guy who started the chant much later played "Master" in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

    • Pet Sematary: Old Man: A lot of history on that road. The character of the wise old man who explains to Butters about the history of the road, is actually a parody of the character of Jud Crandall in the 1989 film Pet Sematary. In the film, Jud, explains the history of the path to the cemetery, using the sentence "A lot of history on that path"

    • Predator: The infrared perspective and the three laser dots that appear on Butters' head when he's in the forest are taken from the 1987 film Predator.

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