South Park

Fantastic Easter Special

Season 11, Ep 5, Aired 4/4/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Stan wants to know the real reason kids have to decorate eggs for Easter, and what, if anything eggs and bunnies have to do with Jesus dying for his sins. To get to the bottom of it, Kyle and Stan get wrapped up in a bizarre society that guards a legendary secret.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Stone

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

  • Trey Parker

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

  • Anne Garefino

  • April Stewart

    Sharon Marsh

  • Frank C. Agnone II

  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • superb

    By futuramarama, Dec 28, 2010

  • Where do they come up with these ideas

    By dragondude4, Oct 05, 2009

  • Stan is trying to find out why kids have to decorate Easter eggs on Easterand, if he can, what bunnys and eggs have to do with Jesus dying on the cross. Satn and Kyle will discover the secret behind Easter, a hairy secret society and St.Peter's ide

    By presidentluke, May 24, 2008

  • "I'm on the toliet!"

    By crzza, Mar 27, 2008

  • Davinci code parody, and helps put show back on track

    By jacobp76, Feb 02, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Bill: Take them into custody! Stan: Hey, what the hell?! Pope Benedict XVI: Bill, we have the rabbit. It's all we need. Bill: Don't be soft, Your Holiness! These "whores" must be punished in front of everyone! Kyle: You swore on the cross, fatso! Bill: Yeah. Too bad for you... it was a double cross! Hahahahahahaha! Randy: Oh, we should've seen that coming! Pope Benedict XVI: Bill, I'm not sure that double-crossing people is very Christian. Bill: IT IS WHAT CHRIST WOULD'VE WANTED! Jesus: Who are you to say that?!

    • Randy: Oh thank God! Hand it over, Stan! They're gonna kill me! Give them the rabbit! Pope Benedict XVI: Yes, hand it over. Stan: First, you have to promise you won't hurt it! And that you'll let everybody go! Pope Benedict XVI: We promise. Bill: We swear it on the cross! Randy: JUST HAND OVER THE BUNNY, STAN! Stan: Okay, fine. (A cardinal takes the rabbit, Randy is released) Randy: Stanley, why did you do that? I would have proudly died for that rabbit. Stan: You said "hand over the bunny!" Randy: No! That is NOT the way we're remembering it!

    • (Randy & Stan in the car on the way to The Hare Club meeting) Stan: Dad do I have to wear this bag over my head the entire time? Randy: You aren't a member yet. You can't know where our secret meetings take place. Where going to a distant location, an old building near a lake about 40 mins away. Stan: You mean the old Galverson lodge? (there's a short pause then Randy takes the bag off) Randy: Dammit!

    • Randy: I wanted to keep this from you Stan. I really wanted to wait till you were older, but... you just had to keep asking questions. Stan: Why were those other rabbit guys chasing me? Randy: We have to be careful when we think that somebody is on to us. We are all part of a secret society Stan. A very accient, very important society of men who follow the way of the rabbit, that protect the secret of the easter bunny. We are called The Hare Club For Men. (long pause) Stan: Does mom know about this? Randy: Dah, it's The Hare Club For Men, chicks wouldn't understand. Stan: I don't understand. Randy: I belong to a secret society that has been around for thousands of years. Our identities have to be protected. Stan: Could you take off the ears, please?

    • (Timer on microwave counting down) Ninja 1: What's that? (look of recognitition and absolute horror) Ninja 2: PEEEEEEPS!!!

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    Notes (4)

    • When Stan says "They found me" as the ninjas come, Stan sounds like Cartman.

    • This is the first Easter Special. But it is actually the second episode to take place during Easter. The first being Quintuplets 2000.

    • The sacred bunny's name is Snowball.

    • Kenny doesn't appear in this episode.

    Trivia (11)

    • When Bill says "Lock up those two Jews" he was refering to Kyle and Jesus, but how did he know Kyle was Jewish?

    • Stan saying to Jesus that "we haven't talked in a long time" is an in – joke referring to the fact that Jesus hasn't appeared on the show since season 6.

    • When Jesus uses the bladed throwing star to kill the villian false Pope Bill Donohue, this references what happened in the very very first existence of South Park titled "The Spirit of Xmas" but also misknown as Frosty versus Santa (misknown because Frosty is an evil monster who only pretends to be Santa but the actually title should be Frosty versus Baby Jesus) which was the very first Spirit of Xmas and fully hand drawn by Matt and Trey while in film school. This version preceded the later version also titled The "Spirit of Xmas" but which was done with the cardboard (like the first series of South Park episodes were created) and featured a fully grown Jesus battling Santa. In this very first original short the boys Stan and Kyle pray for Jesus to appear to save them from the Frosty monster (another allusion to Stan praying for Jesus to appear and save them in the Easter episode) and the baby Jesus appears out of the manger but with a full beard just as the fully grown Jesus has in the Easter Episode. The baby Jesus takes the halo from off his head and throws it a distance just like Jesus throws the throwing star in the Easter Episode and this cuts through and kills the evil Frosty monster. Again this is also an allusion that Jesus' halo is substantial as when in the Easter special when Jesus dies in the cell after Kyle stabs him his halo falls to the floor and makes a ringing sound like it is solid and metal.

    • In this episode it is said that Saint Peter was a rabbit. However in the season 9 episode "Best Friends Forever" when Kenny went to Heaven he saw Saint Peter and he was human.

    • Jesus claims that he has no powers as a mortal, yet in the episode Sleigh Ride Down, he uses supernatural powers to heal Santa's broken legs.

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    Allusions (13)

    • Mortal Kombat: When Jesus throws the bladed throwing star at the false pope, he does a stance move that Kung Lao from the hugely popular game Mortal Kombat as Kung Lao throws his bladed hat in a simular fashion.

    • Easter Parade: Randy: ...in my Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it, I'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. While coloring Easter eggs, Randy is singing the Irving Berlin song "Easter Parade," made famous by the 1948 musical by the same name. The musical won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.

    • Teen Wolf: When Stan is running from all the Easter Bunnies and is at the bathroom door to get his dad to open up, it is similar to the film Teen Wolf when his dad opens the door and he too is a werewolf.

    • Hummer: When Stan and Randy are at T.H.C.F.M. One of the SUV's rearbumper reads "Thummer" which is a spoof for Hummer

    • Under Siege: When the ninja attacks the professors house, he puts peeps in a microwave, sets the time, and waits. This is based on a scene from the movie Under Siege where Steven Seagal uses the microwave as a bomb.

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