South Park

Season 3 Episode 16

Are You There God, It's Me Jesus

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 29, 1999 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • Kenny's cause of death - a tampon plugged him up for several days until he just burst inside

    • Mr. Garrison says "It's the year 2000" but that's four days away and the news anchor said that it was four days until the new millennium of 1999 but 1999 isn't the start of a new millennium.

    • When talking to the other boys in the clubhouse, Stan says "Screw you guys, I'm gonna go take some more hormones." Stan had already taken every hormone pill given to him by Mephisto.

    • There is a picture of Jesus and Santa holding microphones behind Jesus when he writes his "Are you there God?" letter. This is from the episode "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" where they sing a duet.

    • This is the show's only New Year's themed episode.

    • The clubhouse that Cartman builds in the episode "Clubhouses" is used in this episode when Kenny, Cartman, and Kyle discuss their periods.

    • When the news guy is talking about the stomach virus, he mentions that it can be treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections because antibiotics are used only to counter bacteria.

  • Quotes

    • Rod Stewart: Poop pants.
      Jesus: What?
      Rod Stewart: Poop pants.
      Jesus: You pooped your pants? Nurse, Mr. Stewart has apparently pooped his pants.
      Nurse: Again? Now, Mr. Stewart, what did we say about trying to hold in Mr. Dookie?

    • Stan: I have it! I have the question. Now you have to answer me once and for all! How come I haven't gotten my period yet?!
      (everyone is speechless)
      God: My child, you are a boy. Boys do not get periods. That is only for girls. You're friends were bleeding a little bit out of their asses due to an acute colon infection, and you're friend Kyle simply lied about it.
      Kyle: Hey, how'd he know that?!
      God: You will hit puberty when the time is right, but you will never have a period because you are a man with titties.

    • Craig Nezzo: (reporter) Well, Tom, I'm here live in Las Vegas at what is quickly becoming known as 'the gayest party ever.'

    • Doctor: My worry is that he could've been following some kind of crazy new fad. Perhaps the children are all shoving tampons up their ass because they've seen the Backstreet Boys doing it on TV or something.

    • Jesus: Father, everyone is starting to pay attention to me again because of the new millennium. I-I'm kinda making a comeback!
      God: Yea, like John Travolta before you, you are experiencing a second revival.

  • Notes

    • Due to the quick production of this episode, several clips from previous episodes are recycled in this episode including:

      .Jesus photo of himself and Santa singing their Christmas concert together.

      . The X-ray image from the opening number of the previous episode, "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics"

      .The brief TV footage of Jakov

    • 1st appearance of God in the series.

    • When the news anchor is talking about everyone around the world celebrating new year 1999, when it shows France, your can see Jakov. He was sent to France at the end of episode 35, Jakovasaurs.

    • This is the first episode to introduce Eliza Schneider as the replacement for the late Mary Kay Bergman/Shannen Cassidy.

    • This is available on the video/DVD release "South Park Winter Wonderland"

    • The New Year's Eve rebroadcast of this episode was followed by a fifteen second countdown to midnight.

  • Allusions

    • BASEketball:

      The boys read Women Who Run With the Wolves. This book also makes a small appearance in BASEketball, a film that both Trey Parker and Matt Stone starred in.

    • Groundhog Day:

      When the citizens of South Park are waiting to see if Jesus will come out of his house and whether or not he will be scared of his shadow, is a parody of the traditional U.S. festival: Groundhog Day.

    • Egyptian Myth:

      There is an ancient Egyptian god "Ammut, the Devourer" which has a very similar physical appearance like the God has in this episode.

    • Title: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret:

      The title of the episode is a reference to the book, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" written by Judy Blume in 1970.