South Park

Season 2 Episode 9

Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 19, 1998 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The Sundance Film Festival moves to South Park after its original locale has turned from a quaint mountain town into another Los Angeles. At first, the town is happy to have all the people there boosting the local economy, but the Hollywood types start to impose. This is most harmful to Mr. Hankey, who has to live in the sewer when it's not Christmas. All the extra waste has disrupted his environment, causing him to slowly die. Kyle convinces him to come to the surface to confront the festival chairman.moreless

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  • Crap Storm

    This is a very good entry, there really isn't a whole lot to say, I really like how this episode parodies on how Hollywood seems more concerned about making more money than in the quality of their products, to me not every indie or mainstream film made is really great, sometimes I watch one or two that have had a certain amount of hype and I don't get what the big deal is, as Wendy said in the episode, some of the films suck.

    It's just funny how Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival team are made out to be evil overlords and his motive for putting a film festival in South Park is to make it into another Holywood, just as he doesn't get to live in a quiet town nor will everyone else. Which of course is metaphor on the issue of Holywood monopolization.

    I really like the sub plot with both Wendy and Stan which was the typical romance but I always like those stories because their both sweet and funny at the same time. It's funny that the film both are seeing all have to do with homosexual romance which is true most film festivals constist of those film. The funniest part was seeing both of them watch a movie on Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding what makes the more funny is the fact that was way before Brokeback Mountain was ever made. We see throughout the times together Stan has been trying to hold her hand but has been slightly reluctant but then Wendy takes his hand which was sweet, at least until he um tosses it twice on someone for the physical contact and the movie in general, yeah that's how I felt when watching the film "House of the Dead.

    It was also funny the Mr. Hanky showed up once more, it's the one time he showed up when it wasn't Christmas time. I like that you sort of feel a little bad for this character because all the crap that the people are spewing down from the film festival is destroying his eco system; a sewer having an eco system, Mr. Hanky actually needing a clean enviorment to live in depite the fact he's a peace of crap himself (no pun intended) that's something else. That is pretty much another metaphor on Hollywood bring out just a bunch of crappy films they they hype up or invest in so much just to make more money when their actually a big piece of crap like "Prometheus", "The Lone Rainger", and the recent "Godzilla" movie how the hell did they screw that up. On a sidenote it was funny when Kyle mentioned the 90's version of "Godzilla" sucking, personally I liked it though yeah it could of been better.

    And of course when Mr. Hanky is revived he then tries to say his piece, but of course Redford and the rest of the holywood people just chuck Mr. Hanky away almost killing him, and you know enough is enough. Mr. Hanky then summons all his magical powers which was an homage joke to the Sourcer's Aprentace short in "Fantasia, though also it could be to the parting of the red sea scene in "The Ten Comandments. I'll admit the scene is hillarously disgusting as we see Mr. Hanky raise a Crap Storm literally, just destroying the whole festival and drowning some of the Holywood people even Redford and his wife in crap; you could say it's kinda ironic as to who they all really are. And of course this makes Mr. Hanky triumph but of course the whole town is covered in crap so I'm not entirely sure what's worse, I'll admit one look at the aftermath makes me want to take a shower.

    And of course the moments with chief are always great, I really like how many ball puns there really were about almost more than the SNL skit with Alec Balwin on Shweaty Balls. And I really like the song at the end credits on Chef's product which is funny and catchy. This episode is a tasty or tastless treat.moreless
  • Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls

    If you look at this episode's title it may seem very racist indeed but when you watch it it is not actually to do with Chef's skin colour but more about his recipes and Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo.

    An exciting and revealing episode of South Park Season 2 - this episode has scenes of actors, movies, Mr. Hankey, Chef and emotional scenes.

    I enjoyed this episode, though I cannot remember all of this treat but all I do remember is enjoying it... So I hope you do too.

    Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo - He loves me, I love you...

    ;D Good episode.moreless
  • Hooray, a Chef episode!

    I enjoyed this episode. It makes me want to re-watch this episode. Because it was good.

    Humour: Excellant: This was gold of this episode. They had both clever and retarded jokes and moments.

    Plot: The plot was "decent". Nothing interesting happend in the plot. However, its decent enough to enjoy.

    This also is a Chef episode. Everyone loves a Chef episode. This episode is centered around Chef and Kyle. Both characters have different plots. Which added a twist to this episode.

    This episode is a much watch. It was really funny, if you didn't wacth it. I recommend you do watch it. Its genius.moreless
  • Another fairly good episode.

    This episode had a fair few milestones in the series of South Park. First of all, it was the episode I think where Matt and Trey realized they might be onto something with, "Screw you guys, I'm going home.", it also marked the second coming or Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo, in a better episode than the first one based around him. It also introduced the now famous song, "Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls." Some of my favourite quotes were, "They sure ran that one into the ground." and "Oh my god, I found a penny!""You bastard!" All is all, a solid episode.moreless
  • I'm Fred Savage!

    As far as I know, this is the only episode to feature Mr. Hankey in a non-Christmas episode. Mr. Hankey delivers a lesson on why small towns should stay small, and Kenny is killed by trampling moviegoers (with a great punch line). Ah, yes. Finally, an episode with its focus mostly given to the children—particularly Kyle. Just when you think South Park can’t go any farther, Mr. Hankey floods the whole town with sh!t and dancing monsters made of sh!t. This episode was very funny and very clever throughout.moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

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

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

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

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (19)

    • This is the last episode to feature the town as a background in the end credits. From the next episode and onwards, the end credits would instead be placed against a black background.

    • Chef doesn't know what Cous Cous is in this episode but in Chef Aid, he does.

    • Visitor Sighting: In some scenes during the film festival, an alien is sitting in the theater, you can see the top of its head. Later when the people are exiting the film festival (while killing Kenny) the alien comes out to.

    • In the bathroom, Kyle sings the song "I Can See Clearly Now" by Jimmy Cliff.

    • Fred Savage didn't show up until guests started arriving, but during the first independent film, Fred Savage is in the audience.

    • The water in the sewer is shallow enough for the boys to wade through, but deep enough for Mr. Garrison to submerge completely with his diving equipment on.

    • Chef's Food Stand first appears with a green sign that reads "Chef's Soul Food", but later the sign is brown and reads "Chef's Salty Balls". Both signs have cutouts of naked women on them.

    • When Kyle was in the bathroom you could see that there was a shower to the right of the toilet, in the first "Mr. Hankey" episode there was no shower in the bathroom.

    • Even though Stan and Kyle didn't see Kenny die, they seem to assume that he did because they never ask where he is for the rest of the episode.

    • For the first time, Stan and Kyle do not do their "Oh my god, you killed Kenny. You bastards" routine. Instead the guys
      finding the penny took care of it as best they could.

    • The poster on Mr. Garrison's desk starts off at the beginning of the episode with the word "Leafs" (mispelled, should be Leaves) on it along with various pictures of leaves. Then, after Mr. Garrison kicks Cartman out of class, the poster changes to a picture of a giraffe.

    • Robert Redford's shirt turned light blue to dark blue.

    • When Chef and Kyle are in the hospital, if you look carefully and you'll see Mr. Hankey's hands are separated but in the next scene, they aren't.

    • There's a shot of a fast food resturant from the Sundance Festival shown in two scenes.

    • When Kyle was on the toilet, then he heard Mr. Hankey but watch closely when he said "Could it be?" his pants were back on!

    • When the organizers are in the other town in the beginning, the crowd is on a loop. If you watch, the same people keep passing the two talking people again and again.

    • When the directors are gathered for a screening of A Bunch Of Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding, a set of twin directors (nos. 7 and 9) is with them. Director 9 has another director to his left, and director 7 has Fred Savage to his left. But director 7's voice changes to that of director 9 later on, while Fred Savage's shirt sprouts lapels.

    • Cartman's shirts say "Mr. Hankey and Me," but the film is titled Me and Mr. Hankey. Also, the picture on the shirt has a scanned photo of Tom Hanks. Finally, Hanks and Hankey.

    • When the boys are walking and Stan says, "She's not my girlfriend," you see a lady in a red dress. After Kenny utters his line and Kyle says, "Sick Kenny," the same chick is shown.
      Plus South Park's weather is generally the same so why the hell would it make a difference when he came up?

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Chef: Children, this whole film festival thing has quite lucrative monetary possibilities. Now I'm gonna sell some of my famous cookies to these Hollywood types and make a mint.
      Cartman: What kind of cookies?
      Kyle: Calm down tubby!

    • Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls Song:
      Say everybody have you seen my balls?
      They're big and salty and brown.
      Whenever you need a fix, hook me up.
      Just stick my balls in my mouth.
      Ooh, suck on my chocolate salty balls.
      Put 'em in your mouth.
      Put 'em in your mouth and suck 'em and suck 'em.

    • Chef: Get them while they're hot. My all new cookies, I Just Went And Fudged Your Momma.
      Cartman: Jesus, he sure ran that one into the ground.

    • Mr Garrison: Okay children I have some very exciting news for you. Why don't you tell them Mr Twig? (Garrison as Mr Twig) That's right Mr Garrison. The first annual South Park Film Festival begins today.
      Wendy: Wow! Cool.
      Kyle: They're not gonna show that stupid-ass Godzilla movie again are they?
      Mr Garrison: No, no, Kyle, these are independent films.
      Stan: Oh like Independence Day? That sucked ass too.
      Cartman: No dude, independent films are those black and white hippy movies. They're always about gay cowboys eating pudding.

    • Kyle: Does poo go to heaven?
      Chef: I kinda hope not.

    • Stan: That theater sucks, though. They need to get a bigger screen.
      Kyle: They should project the movies on Cartman's ass!
      (all laugh but Cartman)
      Cartman: Nya!
      Stan: Yeah, but that'd be like IMAX.

    • Cartman: Tom Hanks can't act his way out of a nutsack!

    • Cartman: What are you doing down in a sewer with a bunch of snorkel stuff on?
      Mr. Garrison: Oh I was just, uh, hangin' out
      Kyle: In a sewer?
      Mr. Garrison: Children, do you know how to file a police report?
      All: No
      Mr. Garrison: Good, see ya in school! (he swims away)

    • Mr. Garrison: Eric, if you call Wendy a bitch again you're going straight to the principal's office!
      (long pause)
      Cartman: Bitch!
      Mr. Garrison: That's it Eric go--
      Cartman: I'M GOIN'!

    • Kyle: You've got the best balls in the whole world, Chef.

    • Kyle: You can't die Mr Hankey, you can't.
      Mr. Hankey: (Cough)
      Kyle, before I go, there's something I must tell you. Come closer… Closer…
      Kyle: What is it Mr Hankey?
      Mr. Hankey: There is another Skywalker. Uhhh… (Mr Hankey dies)
      Kyle: Nooo…
      Mr. Hankey: (Mr Hankey appears to be alive) Wait Kyle.
      Kyle: What is it Mr Hankey?
      Mr. Hankey: Come closer…
      Kyle: What is it?
      Mr. Hankey: Closer…
      Kyle: Yes?
      Mr. Hankey: Closer! (Pause) One time, when you were sleeping, I put myself in your mouth and had my friend take a picture. Uhhh… (Mr Hankey dies)
      Kyle: Nooo…

    • Mr. Garrison: The fist film showing is called 'Witness to Denial' and is a sexual exploration piece about two women in love.
      Stan: Oh, my uncle Jimbo has a ton of those movies in his dresser drawer.

    • Cartman: I love your chocolate salty balls, Chef!

    • (after Kenny dies)
      Movie Goer #1: Oh my god, I found a penny!
      Movie Goer #2: You bastard!

  • NOTES (3)

    • When the people leave the movie theatre and trample Kenny, you can see a visitor amongst the crowd (for a split second)

    • There actually is an accurate and justified explanation to why Trey and Matt made fun of Robert Redford & the Sundance Film Festival in this episode.

      A mere couple years before South Park, before the Spirit of Christmas even, Trey and Matt had made a film in college called "Cannibal: The Musical"

      After Trey had completed the film, he and Matt sent the film to be submitted at the Sundance film festival in Utah, along with their $50.00 submission fee. Not only did they not get picked for the festival, they never got a response of any kind from Sundance. And from the looks of it their $50.00 check never got reimbursed. What's more, according to Lloyd Kaufman, the creator of the Toxic Avenger and producer of Cannibal: The musical, Matt and Trey actually went to Sundance and created their own film festival opposing Sundance and Matt and Trey's festival featured only one film. and, you guessed it, it was "Cannibal: The Musical"

      So, artistically speaking, Matt and Trey had every right to make fun of the Sundance film festival for not getting picked and for taking their money.

    • In the "Makin' Bacon with Macon" segment before the episode on the second season DVD collection we learn that Robert Redford hates Matt and Trey because of this episode.


    • Phantom of the Opera: As Kyle is walking down the tunnel you can hear Mr. Hankey playing the organ. It is similar to a scene in the movie/play the Phantom of the Opera.

    • Fantasia:

      When Mr. Hankey causes the sewers to flood the streets, the music from Fantasia(1940) begins to play, poo monsters rise from the muck and dance like the creatures in Fantasia. Also, Mr. Hankey wears the blue cap (with stars) and red robe that Mickey wears in the film, as he "conducts" the sewage.

    • Philadelphia:

      The movie "Mr. Hankie and Me," is an obvious parody of the Oscar-winning 1993 film, Philadelphia, which starred Tom Hanks.

    • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock:

      Near the end, the festival director says "I...have had enough...of you!" when throwing Mr. Hanky.

      This line was spoken by Kirk to Kruge (Christopher Lloyd) in the climactic fight from the 1984 film, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

    • Sundance Film Festival:

      The film festival parodied here is the Sundance Film Festival, held every year in Park City, Utah.

    • Planet Hollywood:

      The Restaurant that opens is South Park is Hollywood Planet.

      This name reversed is Planet Hollywood, a chain of restaraunts that was founded by celebrities. You can view many different types of movie memorabilia there. In their heyday Planet Hollywood restaraunts were in nearly every major city in America and around the world.

    • Star Wars: When Mr. Hankey tells stan to get closer it's in the same way Yoda told Luke to get closer to talk to him in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

      Mr. Hankey says "There is another Skywalker." This line is Yoda's final line in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

    • E.T.:

      When Mr. Hankey is shown as white and dying, this is a reference to the 1982 film E.T.. E.T. becomes sick and nears death the longer he stays on Earth, becoming pale and eventually white.

    • The Goonies:

      Cartman: What are we, the Goonies?

      The Goonies is a 1985 movie about a group of underpriviledged kids who are about to lose their housing project. They find a treasure map that promises to solve their problems.

      The map takes them underground, just as the South Park boys are in this episode. Mr. Garrison snorkeling gives Cartman the feeling that the search for Mr. Hankey is much like a treasure hunt.

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