South Park

Season 10 Episode 5

A Million Little Fibers

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 19, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Towelie writes a book and it gets selected for Oprah’s book club. It becomes a best seller with everyone getting a lot help for their addictions; until a faction of Oprah's staff leak the truth about the book.

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  • makes much more sense after actually watching the Oprah episode it's based on

    6.0
    A show of supreme quality, very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very (apologies, the former review has been moved to a new home, soon you will all be given the key) very very very veryvery very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very enjoyable. A must-see.moreless
  • A very crappy south park.

    3.1
    Allright this episode has two sides of it, on one hand we have great jokes, a fairly cleverly plotted storyline and a great Towelie episode. On the other hand but, we have one of the crappiest South Park episodes in the history of the show. This is just crapped up. The first time I saw this episode, it aired back to back with Teacher Bangs A Boy, which was a good episode, to an extent, but this episode, the whole way through I was thinking, Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are watching this on tv when? I can't believe there has been some good reviews for this episode. I mean the jokes were pretty good and the story was average. But come on, the whole way through I'm waiting for the boys. My complaints are probaply different to other reviews on this episode. And I don't mind. But this is a truly pathetic episode. About half of season 10 were.



    Man, I hope they don't make anymore like this one.moreless
  • An episode starring Towelie which is very underrated.

    10
    In this episode, Towelie gets fired from a restaurant because he was high when working. He has to pay the rent and has no money. However, when he gets high again, he suddenly gets an idea: he will write his own memoirs! Unfortunately, no one will publish the memoirs of a towel so Towelie makes edits to the book, changing all references to "towel" into "person" and using the pseudonym Stephen McTowelie. It finally is published. Oprah then selects this as her book of the month and it becomes a huge hit. Mingey and Gary (try to guess who they are!) are sad that they can't see the world, because Oprah is just talking about books on her show so they decide to tell everyone that Towelie is actually a towel.



    When Oprah learns that Towelie is a towel, she asks him why he faked things and then gets angry at him. Everyone tries to murder Towelie. Mingey is angry about still not seeing the world so he tells everyone that he will shoot them. Towelie saves the day in the end and he tells everyone that he learned an important lesson, he won't anymore get high to come up with ideas but come up with ideas and then get high to reward himself.



    This episode is really funny, especially Mingey and Gary. It's also funny that Towelie always gets high. While people who hate Towelie as a character have also hated this episode, I like Towelie and he doesn't annoy me at all. It's also good to see an episode without the main characters sometimes (this was much better than the earlier try, "Butters' Very Own Episode"). I think that this episode is South Park at best unlike what everyone else seems to say.moreless
  • Without a doubt the worst South Park episode ever.

    2.1
    This was the last episode I had to watch before I had seen all of the South Park episodes. Evidently I saved the worst for last. This episode has zero laugh out loud moments and quite possibly a storyline to rival family guy's of late (and that's terrible!). Hopefully they don't bring Towelie back again as a memoir writing, towel who has epiphanies about his drug use. He was much better with his corny jokes and helpful hints. The idea of having Oprah's minge and butt-butt have speaking roles shows how pathetic this episode truly was and if the television stations had any consideration they'd bury this in the deepest hole they could find.moreless
  • I don't get why so many people didn't like this one.

    9.6
    There are a lot of people who hated this episode. I thought it a very funny one. It had my favorite character who is Towelie. This episode was making fun of a man who had been on Oprah's show and had written his book about drug addiction. This episode has Towelie writing a book about drug addiction called a Million Little Fibers. Towelie has to lie and say he's a human to sell copies. He then goes on Oprah and she puts it on one of book things. Then it comes out that Towelie is a towel. Overall this was a very good episode. I don't understand that a ton of people hate this one.moreless
Matt Stone

Matt Stone

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

Trey Parker

Trey Parker

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

Nicole Draco

Nicole Draco

Voice of Oprah

Guest Star

Kyle McCulloch

Kyle McCulloch

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Vernon Chatman

Vernon Chatman

Voice of Towelie

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Apart from having the worst (best) campest mystery accent I've ever heard, Gary is rhyming-slang for Gary Glitter (Sh!tt*r).

    • When Oprah calls Towelie a liar, his eyes change from being red and half open, to wide eyed and white, without the scene changing. This probably isn't a goof. Oprah just killed Towelie's buzz.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Oprah's Minge: She's getting everyone back on her side! Oh, the clever cow!

    • Larry King: Tonight we have a very special guest Stephen McTowelie. How are you doing Stephen?
      Towelie: (stoned) To tell you the truth Larry, I'm just a little bit high.

    • Gary: I want to travel! I want to see Paris! I thought life was going to get betta', but Oprah's always busy, workin' and workin', dietin' and not dietin'. I'm either pukin' up mounds of chocolate cake or teaspoons of wheatgrass!

    • (while Towelie is on Larry King Live)
      Geraldo: Larry, this brave reporter has spent days investigating and researching and I have come up with a shocking discovery that is going to rock the balls and ass of the literary world. (dramatic music starts playing) Steven McTowelie, author of "A Million Little Fibers"… IS A TOWEL.
      Towelie: (stoned) You're a towel.
      Geraldo: No, you're a towel.
      Towelie: (still stoned) Well you're a beaner towel.

    • Book Publisher: I'm sorry to tell you this, sir, but nobody is ever going to publish your memoirs.
      Towelie: Huh? Why not?
      Book Publisher: Well, just the small trivial fact that people aren't interested in autobiographies of TOWELS.
      Towelie: Well, yeah, but maybe people will read my memoirs, and like…apply its lessons to their own lives.
      Book Publisher: No, they won't. Because they're people. And you're a towel.
      Towelie: (mumbling) You're a towel…
      Book Publisher: No, I'm a big book publisher whose not the least bit interested in your stony memoirs. You're a towel.

    • Book Publisher: Well, that's quite a fascinating story, you being engineered as a towel with a computer chip that determines dryness.
      Towelie: Yup, and it's all true.
      Book Publisher: Chapters 4 through 8 however seem to be all about Doritos brand corn chips.
      Towelie: …well, I guess I could edit those chapters down some.

    • Towelie: I learned I shouldn't get high to come up with ideas. I should come up with ideas, and then get high to reward myself. (throwing voice to joint) You said it! (proceeds to light up)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Geraldo Rivera, who this episode takes a rip at, actually mentioned South Park's joke towards him on his show At Large With Geraldo Rivera and, instead of people like Tom Cruise or the Roman Catholic Church, he actually laughed at it instead of taking offense.

    • This is the third episode to not feature any of the main characters. The first being "Terrence and Phillip not Without my Anus", and then "Pip". While he did appear briefly (but didn't speak) in the "previously on" segment at the start of the last episode this is the first time Stan has been missing for two consecutive episodes "Cartoon Wars (2)," and "A Million Little Fibers."

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Random House:

      Having become Oprah's 'Book of the Month Selection', Towelie's new book is printed & boxed up by Arbitrary House.

    • Dog Day Afternoon:

      The whole hostage situation is a take off of the 1974 Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon.

    • Penguin Press:

      The book publisher Towelie goes to with his first book, Porcupine Press, is strikingly similar in design to Penguin Press.

    • P.F. Chang's:

      The restaurant Towelie works in is, in fact, an actual restaurant chain.

    • A Million Little Pieces:

      The title of the episode, and Towelie's book, A Million Little Fibers, as well as his being on the Oprah Winfrey show are very similar to James Frey and his book A Million Little Pieces.

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