South Park

Season 4 Episode 6

Cherokee Hair Tampons

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 28, 2000 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary


Kyle's diabetes has now affected his kidneys, and he desperately needs a transplant. His mother, however, has gotten into a local fad: holistic medicine. Of course, the herbs and roots aren't working, and only Stan seems to understand Kyle's needs. The doctor tells him that only Cartman has a matching kidney for Kyle, but when Stan goes to ask him, Cartman demands $10,000,000. Instead, Stan hatches a scheme to get Cartman's kidney.


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  • Kyle's life depends on...Cartman.

    When Kyle gets very sick, he needs a kidney to replace his. Now, Cartman is the only one that has the same blood type as Kyle. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison is on haitus as a teacher. He starts writing romance novels. A new store opens up that sells fake medicines. Stan and Kyle's parents start buying the things at store that's ran by Ms. Information. Kyle gets worse and worse everyday. Stan and Kenny have a meeting to try to get Cartman's kidney. Only Butters and Timmy came. They failed to try and get it. Stan starts crying while Kenny dies, but he's not dying about that. He's crying about Kyle about to die. When the parents go to the store again, the "Native American" guys said to take Kyle to the hospital. Everybody started beating up Ms. Information. The parents and kids tricked Cartman to sign a release form to give his kidney to Cartman. Kyle is saved at the end of the episode. Overall, I give this episode a 9.3.moreless
  • Kyle is very sick, and Cartman's the only one who can help.

    I liked this episode a lot its one that is always just as funyn no matter how many times you watch it it's just that awesome. But then again, all of SP is liek that, so what am I talking about? I don't know I'm kinda drunk right now but who cares. Miss Information lies to South Park about the medicien and they wnana kill her. The peopel in town and the doctor trick Cartman into doning Kyle his kidney but he gives Kyle the bad kidney so Kyle has milk come out of hsi nose when laughs too hard. cool.moreless
  • Cherokee Hair Tampons

    This episode is based around basically nothing and is probably a plot filler but it is a very memorable and special enjoyable episode filled with laughter and magic and wisdom! Ha ha ha ha ha! Please excuse me, I am a bit hyper today.

    I am finally up to date with all the South Park episodes after watching Imaginationland Part II and I honestlty think the best episodes are the ones with Ike based around him and all about his past and who he falls in love with (ha ha... Ms. teacher Bangs A Boy ahem)

    ;D Another great story in a great series.moreless
  • This is not an episode I enjoyed too much.

    This isn't an episode that I really enjoyed that much. The whole hollistic medicine storyline isn't really one I enjoyed that much and they"ve done the whole Kyle could die thing before as well. The whole milk coming out of the nose because of a crappy kidney is one of the funniest parts of the episode and it wasn't really that funny. The fake ad for this episode was downright boring and the only thing that kept me watching was the fact that I could never turn off an episode of South Park, which is also why it got such a high rating.moreless
  • This episode is obviously a comment on natural medicine and how bogus it is.

    I've always greatly enjoyed the way that South Park experiments with its own reality. That is, they use live action stills, live action videos, etc. This is great. In this episode (much like the original Mr. Hankey episode), there is a live action advertisement for the Cherokee Hair Tampons.

    This episode is obviously a comment on natural medicine and how bogus it is. People believe that sicknesses can be easily cured and prevented by simple and natural methods, and that the Native people are the people to talk to about it. It's a bunch of crap, just like a Cherokee Hair Tampon.

    Great guest appearances.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

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Eliza Schneider

Eliza Schneider

Voice of Mayor McDaniels; Liane Cartman; Mrs. McKormick; Wendy Testaburger; Shelly Marsh; Sharon Marsh; Various Others

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

Dee Dee Green

Dee Dee Green

Voice of Miss Information

Guest Star

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Voice of Chief Running Pinto

Guest Star

Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin

Voice of Carlos Ramirez

Guest Star

Bruce Howell

Bruce Howell

Voice of Mr. Wyland

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Stan: Kenny, you stay there and guard his mom's door with Timmy.
      Timmy: Timmy!
      Stan: S***!
      Timmy: (Quieter) Timmy

    • (Stan and Kyle are at Cartman's house convincing Cartman to donate one of his kidney's to Kyle)
      Stan: Dude, one of your friends are gonna die! Don't you see how serious this is?
      Kenny(muffles): It's not that f**king serious!
      Kyle: Coughs twice
      Cartman: Well, perhaps I can see a way for giving up kidney… for a price!
      Stan: Oh my god!
      Kyle: How much?
      Cartman: I don't know, how much is your life worth to you, Kyle?
      Stan: Cartman, you are SO going to hell when you die!
      Cartman: Yes, well until then. I need about $10 million dollars.
      Kenny(muffles): $10 MILLION DOLLARS?!?!?
      Stan: What the hell will you do with $10 million dollars, fat ass?
      Cartman: What I attend to do with the money isn't an issue is it? I suggest you start looking for that money quickly, Kyle doesn't seem have much time. Tick Tock Tick Tock.
      Stan: C'mon Kyle! Let's get out of here!
      Cartman: Ok, where were we Kenny? Oh yeah! Quick, Captain, we must destroy the engine of agent 5! Give me the space cruiser!
      Cartman starts to grab the Space Cruiser out of Kenny's hands. Kenny starts to tug it back to him
      Cartman: Give it Kenny meeh!

    • Miss Information: Holistic medicine is about nature! (To Sheila) That will be $233.

    • Stan: You suck Cartman!
      Cartman: Maybe so, but at least I was smart enough to a wear Kidney Blocker 2000!

    • Stan: Careful Cartman, you might pop your stitches.

    • Get Well Soon, Kyle Song:
      Butters: (singing) We're so sorry you're not feeling well.
      We hope you're better soon.
      So we're bringing you some sunshine
      By, um, singing you this tune:
      Everybody misses you
      And though we hate to cause a fuss
      We'd like to say, "Get well soon!"
      And "Please don't die on us."

    • Mrs. Cartman: Don't get too close to Kyle; it looks like he might have the AIDS.

    • Mr. Mackey: What do you love most?
      Mr. Garrison: Besides teaching?
      Mr. Mackey: Yes
      Mr. Garrison: Poon tang
      Mr. Mackey: Mmkay.
      Mr. Garrison: I can't help it. I'm a womanizer sometimes I know but I just think that bringing a woman home and getting some hot poon is about the greatest thing in the world.
      Mr. Mackey: Well that settles it Mr. Garrison, what you need to do is go write a great romance novel!

    • Principal Victoria: Mr. Garrison, last week's charges of trying to solicit sex from a minor...
      Mr. Garrison: That was not me! That was Mr. Hat!

    • (Kids decorate Butters instead of card)
      Stan: Now that's a get-well card!

    • Kenny: You never f**king care when I die!

    • Stan: (after seeing that Cartman is the only eligible donor) Oh, sh*t.

    • Cartman: (speaking in his dream) HIPPIES,… HIII-PPIIIES ALL AROUND ME… they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad!

    • Mr. Garrison: Very well, I suppose you'll be wanting my badge and gun.
      School Board member: Mr. Garrison, MOST teachers DO NOT carry a gun!
      Mr. Garrison: Oh, so I can keep it then?

    • Mr. Wyland: (speaking to Cartman) Kenny, you come and decorate the get-well card too.
      Cartman: But I don't want Kyle to get well, I hate Kyle.

    • What Kenny says:
      1) Kenny says "Here" when the sub. teacher says "Is Stan Marsh here?"
      2) When Cartman and Kenny are playing Kenny makes swooching and shooting noises.
      3) When Cartman and Kenny are fighting over the space cruiser Kenny says "No it's mine!"
      4) When Stan says that Kyle dying is really serious, Kenny says "It's not that f(beep)king serious!"
      5) When Cartman says that he wants 10 million dollars Kenny replies with "10 million dollars!?!"
      6) Kenny says "I know." when Stan says that he doesn't know what to do.
      7) Kenny says "Uh-huh." when Stan says that if Kyle died they'd never see him again.
      8) Kenny says "Uh-huh." when Stan asks if that was it for people.
      9) Kenny says "You never f(beep)king care when I die!" when Stan is talking about Kyle dying.
      10) Right after Stan starts crying, Kenny says "Now that does it, I've had enough of this bullsh(beep)t! Screw you guys, I'm going home!"

    • (while writing his "Great American Romance Novel")
      Mr. Garrison: Diana ran her hand across Rebecca's stomach. It felt good, like a penis. As Rebecca lay there, she felt as though she were surrounded by penises, a whole forest of them, all just flopping around her and smacking her face, (see Mr. Hat going down off the scene, and, evidently, into Mr. Garrison's pants) OH! OH MR. HAT! WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU DOING!

    • (while writing his "Great American Romance Novel")
      Mr. Garrison: "Out on the balcony, when Reginald kissed Diana lips, her knees went weak. Slowly, he pulled her top down exposing her soft, unyielding breasts." Oh, yeah! Now this is getting good! "Just the
      sight of those breasts made Reginald's penis very hard. His penis was of considerable size, and now beads of sweat ran slowly down his penis, making it glisten like a strong swimmer fresh from out of the pool. It was a fantastic penis that seemed as strong as a horse's leg, yet as delecate as a flower wrapped in silk. What a grand, grand penis! Diana's nipples..." Uh, let's see! "Diana's nipples..." OH, WRITER'S BLOCK! WRITER'S BLOCK! Hm! CRAP! I'm stuck! Oh, well! Maybe that's enough writing for tonight, Mr. Hat!

    • Stan: Cartman, could you donate one of your kidneys to Kyle?
      Cartman: (About a millisecond after Stan finishes; singing and dancing) No no no no no, no no no no no, no no no no no no no, no no no no no!

    • Cartman: Oh good, you got the crappy kidney.

    • Sharon: Hey Stan, I bought you more of that all natural toothpaste.
      Stan: You mean that stuff that's taste like ass and doesn't fight cavities?
      Sharon: Yup.

    • Cartman: SHUT UP FLUFFY!

    • Stan: Kyle's gonna die Kenny, (starts crying) Herbal medicine is going to kill my best friend...
      Kenny: (mumbled) That's it I'm sick of this bull sh** screw you guys, I'm goin' home!

    • Carlos Ramirez: Yeah, you too and junk.

    • (Kenny comes through with Timmy and Butters)
      Stan:This is it? This is everyone that wanted to help Kyle?
      Butters: Well Clyde was gonna come too, but h-he said his mom was making tacos for dinner and Clyde likes tacos a whole lot.

    • Carlos Ramirez and Chief Running Pinto: Let the mysterious ways of our people show you a new way of tampons!

  • NOTES (7)

    • First time in years where Cheech Marin (Voice of Carlos Ramirez) and Tommy Chong (Voice of Chief Running Pinto) worked in acting together.

    • Cartman and Kyle have blood type AB Negative.

    • The school board mentions Mr. Garrisons conduct and recent charges of soliciting sex from a minor. This most likely stems from the episode before this one, Cartman joins NAMBLA, where Mr. Garrison sets up a meeting with Cartman on the internet, supposedly by mistake.

    • This is the first time Kyle nearly dies due to an illness, but recovers after Cartman`s misfortune.

    • The episode features the second ever live action commercial on South Park. The advertisement is for "Cherokee Hair Tampons."

    • That Cartman answers for Kenny sets up a joke only people who've seen the "The Spirit of Christmas (Jesus vs. Frosty)" will recognize.

    • In a commercial for this episode when Stan asks what Cartman would do with $10 million he replies that he would make Britney Spears his sex slave. When the episode actually aired, he says it doesn't matter what he plans to do with the money.


    • Harlequin Romance

      This is an allusion to the romance literature genre: Harlequin Enterprises which is an publishing house dedicated to romance fiction novels for women.

    • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Forum:

      Cartman sings a song consisting solely the word "no". This song is in the tune of "Comedy Tonight!" a song from the 1962 Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Forum".