South Park

Jared Has Aides

Season 6, Ep 1, Aired 3/6/02
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  • Episode Description
  • As the country becomes obsessed with a popular program for losing weight, the boys see their opportunity to become sponsored by a major restaurant chain. Butters begins a regimen to drop some pounds but when he begins to gain weight in this program, his parents ground him. The plot thickens when the rival weight-loss spokesman finally "comes out" with the secret weapon he used in the fight against fat.

  • 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 (19)
  • superb

    By futuramarama, Aug 03, 2011

  • Watch a Subway commercial then watch this episode and tell me that Jared looks funny as a South Park charater.

    By sluggmunki_tx, May 19, 2008

  • Congratulations Jared!

    By crzza, Mar 27, 2008

  • His name is Jared its Jared!

    By omgtkkyb1992, Jan 10, 2008

  • one of the funniest, comic, and it fooled-me episodes ever!

    By dilan94, Jun 30, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Stan: Only in America can someone become famous just because they go from being a big fat ass to not being a big fat ass.

    • Jared Vogle: And so, with all the money I've made from commercials. I have decided to start the Aides For Everyone Foundation! Man: What?! Jared Vogle: I'll personally see to it that each and every one of you get aides.

    • Chef: Stay back children! Jared wants to give you AIDS!

    • (Butters is fat, and is exercising on a rowing machine.) Cartman: (Yelling at Butters) You are such a flabby hunk of crap! Look at those jelly rolls! Jelly rolls, I tell ya! You still got seven chins, boy! You'll never be thin! Nobody loves you! Butters: Uh, hey now. They do too. My mom and dad love me even if I am fat. Cartman: Butters, I'm just trying to offer some motivational help here. Butters: Uh, all right then. Carman: (Yelling again) Row, you fat bitch! Look at them jelly rolls! Nobody loves you! You're not even a person!

    • Cartman: Aw come on; think of how famous you'll be. Butters: Hmm… you mean like Jared? Kyle: Yeah dude, you'll be just like Jared! Butters: W-well the heck with that, you said Jared was a penis-butt.

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    Notes (6)

    • On the DVD commentary for this episode, Trey Parker & Matt Stone said they got a letter from Subway about this episode. They claimed the letter said "...Unfortunately, Subway can't control the content on all TV shows..."

    • This episode has rarely appeared on Comedy Central. According to one report, the channel forbade ever showing it after its initial week, because of the scene at the end where Butters was heard being beaten by his parents. CC is also believed to have forbidden any other episodes with Butters being physically abused by his family. Despite the CC ban, this episode has been shown in syndication and worldwide. It recently aired on Comedy Central on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, on the 12:30 A.M. slot.

    • Though Sky banned it on first showing in the UK, when the series debuted on terrestrial television (Channel 4) they showed this episode at the start.

    • First appearance of City Wok guy.

    • This episode was banned by Sky in the UK and instead of opening the series with it, Sky went forward to "Asspen".

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    Trivia (10)

    • There is a hidden visitor at the end of the theme song. The alien is in the crowd on the left side of the screen. All season 6 theme songs have this visitor actually.

    • Jared bares a striking resemblance to the manager of the copy shop in "SP: BLU."

    • Even though it's airing worldwide and never airs on Comedy Central, the episode appears on the Season 6 box set.

    • Comedy Central felt that Parker and Stone had gone too far with their treatment of Butters. In a rare bit of creative interference, the network told Parker and Stone that they were not allowed to do any episodes where Butters was physically abused by his parents and banned "Jared Has Aides" from being shown on their network ever again.

    • The worker tells Jared that the boys have a sandwich they'd like him to sign, but the boys bring no sandwich.

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    Allusions (3)

    • A Christmas Story
      When Butter's dad says "Don't you look at me like that young man, you're gonna get it!" It is the exact delivery and tone that Ralphie's dad uses when he punishes his son in A Christmas Story.

    • Cartman: Then eat your puke. Butters: No! Cartman: Oh, come on, Japanese girls do it! Reference to a video that went around the Internet several times (I remember seeing it in 2000) that showed a Japanese girl putting her finger down her throat, throwing up into a bowl, and then eating it. It's one of the most disgusting bits of "underground video" that you'll ever see.

    • Philadelphia: The part of the episode where Jared gets fired and is walking along the street, and even the song used in the background ("Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen) parodies the 1993 film Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer who gets fired from his firm because he has AIDS.

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