South Park

It Hits the Fan

Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 6/20/01
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  • Episode Description
  • The you-know-what hits the fan a 162 times when the citizens of South Park hear the word "Sh*t" on the popular show, "Cop Drama." Boffo ratings have the executives at HBC plotting further use of the curse word, as the nation is struck by a mysterious plague that unleashes the ancient Knights of Standards and Practices. Only Chef and the boys can save South Park, and the world.

  • 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)
  • great

    By futuramarama, Dec 28, 2010

  • The most overrated Southpark episode of all time!!!!

    By KevinBujold, Oct 30, 2007

  • "Hey. You got a little $hit on your face"

    By crzza, Mar 27, 2008

  • Oh $hit. *pukes out intenstines*

    By MistaC87, Feb 23, 2008


    By nineone14peace, Dec 14, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • (after seeing "Cop Drama") Stan: I can't belive they actually said it… Cartman: Dude, you missed it, Kyle! It was so awesome! Kyle: (sarcastically) Well, I hope it lived up to all the hype. You must feel so much better now. Cartman: Kyle, you've got to get that sand out of your vagina; it's making you cranky. Does it itch? Kyle: Do you really think anything's gonna be any different now? Do you really think that this will have the tiniest smallest effect on the world? It's still the same old world out there. Look! (opens door and the boys see frogs falling from the sky) Kyle: What the hell...? Cartman: Whoa, dude. It's raining frogs... Kyle: (walks away) Oh, whatever!

    • Cartman: You guys! You guys! Oh my god! Oh my god, you guys! Kyle: What, doughboy? Cartman: I was... (catches breath) I was just watching the TV and they had this commercial. Stan: So? Cartman: So... Guess what they're gonna say tonight on that show "Cop Drama"? Kyle: What? Cartman: No, c'mon, guess! They're gonna say something that's never been said on television! Stan: What? Cartman: Guess. Kyle: Goddamit, Cartman! What are they gonna say on "Cop Drama"? Cartman: Okay, you ready? Tonight...on "Cop Drama"...on TV,...they're gonna say... (looks to the left and right) "shit".

    • Kyle: Dude! They're gonna say "shit" on television?? Stan: You can't say "shit" on television! Cartman: It was just on the news! People are freaking out, dude. Stan: Holy ****ing shit!

    • Cartman: Don't mind Kyle, everyone. He's just got a little sand in his vagina. Kyle: There's no sand in my vagina!! Ms. Choksondik: Boys, watch your language! Shit!

    • Kyle: Chef, do you know where "shit" comes from? Chef: Uh, from your ass, children.

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    Notes (10)

    • On it's original airing, when the Knight got shot at the HBC office and falls out the window, there were no sound effects from the gunshots nor the window breaking. During re-airings of the show, the sound effects were added.

    • The record of number of times the word "Sh*t" was used was nominated for the 2007 TV Land Award for "TV Moment That Became Headline News".

    • This episode is completely uncensored by the network except for f**k, c**k, and f*g by everyone but Mr. Garrison and Jimbo.

    • This episode supposed to show TV-MA-L, but while they were saying the "S" word, Comedy Central didn't put it on there.

    • In the Excalibur casino Big Gay Al can be seen in the crowd for a brief second.

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    Trivia (7)

    • On the bar while watching TV when the unknown adult says here it comes I think it's this scene, actually the word *hit is told once by the actor but not count and then when the other adult says " was that it, was that it!? Some one's dad says twice s*it he said sh*t that was not counted either.

    • There is actually an unedited version of this episode where the words f**k and c*ck are not bleeped. This version of the episode has been shown on

    • Listen closely after the news anchor says the first sentence. His voice completely changes and he sounds like a totally different man.

    • The term curse word doesn't actually mean a cursed word; it means a word for cursing. Its true sense is as an expletive (oh, f**k) or as an insult (you piece of crap).

    • When the wizard shows the book with pictures of the stones, only "meecrob" is written under one of the stones.

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    Allusions (10)

    • FCC: The Knights of Standards and Practices is a pun on the FCC.

    • Night of 1,000 Stars: Night of 1,000 Sh*ts is a parody of the name of this mid 1980s charity event.

    • NBC: HBC is a parody of NBC. While showing an outside view of the HBC building, a logo very similiar to NBC's logo is shown above.

    • Drew Carey and Mimi: The two characters on "Must Shit TV" resemble Drew Carey and Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.

    • Must-See TV: "Must Shit TV" is a parody of the NBC Thursday night slogan, "Must-See TV".

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