South Park

Christian Rock Hard

Season 7, Ep 9, Aired 10/29/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The boys have hit a crossroads with their band "Moop." Cartman wants the band to play Christian Rock, and leaves the band when Stan, Kyle, and Kenny don't agree. Before leaving, Cartman bets Kyle $10 that he will get a platinum album with a Christian Rock band before "Moop" can.

  • 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 (10)
  • Awesome episode!

    By fanboy2000, Aug 28, 2014

  • Cool episode.

    By crzza, Apr 05, 2008

  • This is one of the best south park episodes ... It rocksss !

    By cinardali, Dec 14, 2006

  • This show doesn't have any boundries and this is why. Taking a funny lookat christian rock is a fresh way to deal with the issue of does this music suck?

    By hamyslick, Mar 05, 2007

  • cool

    By pocam0, Feb 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • "Sanctified" Guitarist: Is this the way to the backstage? Cartman: Who are you? "Sanctified" Drummer: We're the band "Sanctified". We play metal and punk, but with lyrics that inspire faith in Jesus. We prove that Christian music can be tough and hardcore. Cartman; (sarcastically) Yeah, you guys are really hardcore. "Santified" Guitarist: You bet your goshdarned rear ends we are!

    • Cartman:(Singing)I want to get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus, I want to feel his salvation all on my face...

    • Cartman: (Singing) The Body of Christ! Sleek swimmer's body, all muscled up and toned! The Body of Christ! O, Lord Almighty, I wish I could call it my own!

    • Cartman: You know, Jesus? I've been thinking a lot about you lately and, well, that's why I wrote this song. I love you, Jesus. I want you to walk with me. I'll take good care of you baby. Call you my baby, baby! You died for my sins, and you know that I would die for you, right? What's the matter, baby? You tremble at Jesus, baby! Your love… is my life! You know when I'm without you, there's a black hole in my life! Oo-ohhh! I wanna believe. It's all right, 'cause I get lonely in the night and it's up to you to Save me! Jee…sus…bay-by!

    • Token: This christian album better make as much money as you say, tubby. (pause) Cartman: I'm going to kill you one day, Token. Token: What did you say? Cartman: Nothing!

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    Notes (4)

    • This is the first episode of South Park to air in Halloween week, and have nothing to do with Halloween.

    • Metallica is one of the biggest opponents of music piracy.

    • Coincidentally, during the broadcast of this episode, there was a commercial that aired stating of Napster.com's return. (However, this new version of Napster is a pay per song or album service.)

    • In the category of "The Simpsons Already Did It": Cartman's method of changing the word "baby" in famous pop songs to "Jesus" is similar to Rachel Jordan saying that her band used Christian rock songs as mainstream pop music by changing the word "Jesus" to "baby" in the Alone Again Natura-Diddly episode of The Simpsons.

    Trivia (6)

    • When the boys are practicing for their band, Stan is seen playing an electric guitar, but there is no amplifier. You can't play an electric guitar without an amp.

    • When all of the bands and singers are arriving, you can see Skylar and his two band mates getting off the bus.

    • When Kyle was yelling at Cartman, he said "A Christian rock band was a stupid idea then and it's a stupid idea now," and "You don't even know anything about Christianity." If you have seen the two-parter, "Do The Handicapped Go To Hell?" and "Probably," you will know that Cartman obviously had known MUCH about Christianity. However as he was doing it for the money, he could just been acting thus explaining his line "I know enough to exploit it".

    • The scene where Faith Plus + 1 gets a record label is at a studio called faith records, but when the commercial comes on it says 'k-tal' records. However, K-Tal may be a division of Faith Records.

    • The album cover changes again the third time it's shown. Second time, Butters is facing to the side. Third time, Butters is facing forward.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Capitol Records: This is the second time Capitol Records in Hollywood has been parodied. In "Chef Aid" it was called Capitalist Records, but didn't have the distinctive record-stack shape shown in this episode. Here it has the record-stack shape, but is called Faith Records.

    • Sanctified: We play Metal and punk but with Christian overtones. This is possibly an allusion to the Christian Thrash Metal band Demon Hunter. Their lyrics are written as strongly Christian, but are violent enough to attract a hardcore image.

    • Sampling: The fact that Faith+1 was using old songs but changing the words is pointing at many artists. The include Puff Daddy's "I'll Be Missing You" (which was basically "Every Breath You Take" if the Police had rapped it). It also points at Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby" (which used the beat from "Under Pressure" by Queen f/ David Bowie).

    • Plus 1: There is an actual Christian Boy Band called Plus 1.

    • A Christmas Carol: Detective: I see an island without an owner... The scene where the detective shows the kids various examples of what their piracy has done is a spoof on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. The ghost of christmas future tells Scrooge, in reference to Tiny Tim, "I see a cane without an owner........", foreshadowing that he will die.

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