South Park

Season 5 Episode 2

Cripple Fight

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 27, 2001 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The boys go to their first night as Cub Scouts, where they discover that Big Gay Al is their troop leader. Al is thrown out of the Scouts when it is acknowledged that he is gay, so he files a lawsuit. The boys come to his defense, with the help of the new “handi-capable” kid, Jimmy; however, both Timmy and Jimmy believe that there is only room for one disabled Cub Scout and they start fighting with each other. Meanwhile, Big Gay Al’s replacement as Scout leader seems like he would be more suited to be a member of NAMBLA.moreless

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  • Pretty funny

    I thought this was a great episode until the moral at the end. If the scouts excluded black people, would Trey and Matt feel the same way? I guess they think being gay is a choice, but that's just plain ridiculous and they should know better. No one would make a choice that would cause them to be disowned by their family, bullied at school... even driven to suicide. I never chose to be straight, so I seriously doubt gay people had some magical moment where an apparition appeared to them and asked if they'd rather be attracted to boys or girls.moreless
  • Timmy vs Jimmy

    In this episode shows the Jimmy for the first time jimmy is my 2rd favorite kid in Soth Park. Then the Stan, Cartman, Kenny, and Timmy have joined Mountain Scouts troop number 69 and are on their way to their first meeting they meet Jimmy. And then somehow Timmy becomes incredibly jealous somehow I thought Timmy and Jimmy could be like brothers. Then Timmy and Jimmy battle at each other man the fighting was LOL and LMAO and Freaking Timmy made this fu*king funny picture of Jiimy that was LMAO where do they get these Ideas awesome I love south parkmoreless
  • Cripple Fight

    Big Gay Al is such a characterm he can make you laugh and make you wince with all his flamboyant ways of life. He can also make us sympathise him with this one episode of South Park when he gets kicked out of Scouts for being gay ;D Made me laugh!

    Anyway, there is also a cool cripple fight going on between Jimmy and Timmy (the guy in the wheelchair). An ineteresting mix of all the feelings you could imagine as well as a touch of sarcasm and laughter to ever joke. ;D We need more episodes like this one. Genius!moreless
  • I dunno, something missing from it.

    I thought this episode was OK. It wasn't the best episode, but it definitely the worst. It introduced a character that I've always liked in South Park, Jimmy Vulmer, one of the cripples that participated in the cripple fight. Timmy was very funny throughout this episode, especially when he was framing Jimmy at the end of the episode. I liked Big Gay Al's relevation at the end of the episode, it made me think that being to accepting is just another form of discrimination. Kenny's death is without a doubt the low point of the episode, they really had to reach to pull that out.moreless
  • haha yea very funny epsode haha CRIPLE FIGHT!!! timmy timmay

    this was a really funny episode one of the most known to people haha that was hillariose when the new leader was like "tell any body about this this what will happen" then he starts smashing his hand with a hammer haha that was hillariouse also when the other leader kept calling the silly gooses and the cartmen said it to his dad and his dad was telling him say i will kick ur ass son hahamoreless
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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • When Jimmy wears the orange parka Timmy gave him, he seems to attract the same things as Kenny, however his speech is not oft-muffled like Kenny's.

    • During the fight, Timmy's uniform has the number "0" on its side. However, the number of the troop is supposed to be "69".

    • Tweek can be seen in several scenes, but his hair is black.

    • The newscaster says there are 5 boys holding the rally, but there are actually 6: Kenny, Stan, Cartman, Butters, Jimmy, and Timmy.

    • When Jimmy does his comedy for the crowd of people the little girl with black hair has the left side of her hair vanish every now and then.

    • When Cartman yells cripple fight in the church you can see Kyle's parents reading the bible in the crowd.

    • The bird that grabs Kenny at the end of the episode is the same one that attacked Jimmy when Timmy gave him the orange parka.

    • Mr.Grazier calls Mrs.Marsh her old name Carol instead of Sharon.

    • In the begining, they show all the kids at their tables at a scout meeting,except for Kenny. Then they change views to a close up of Big Gay Al. Then back, except for this time you can see Kenny next to Stan.
      Plus, after Kenny dies you see him at a scout meeting.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Randy: Just because somebody's gay, doesn't mean they molest children. Straight people do that too.

    • Mr. Grazier: Well, you know what I say about kids, they're all pink on the inside.

    • Big Gay Al: What if I promise not to be gay anymore? Pinky swear?

    • (When Father Maxi says he can change Big Gay Al)
      Man: That's what you said about Peterson, but then you ended up having sex with him.

    • Jimmy: You know, my mom says God has a plan for everybody. I guess I was plan B.

    • Father Maxi: I myself, went through a homosexual phase.

    • Mr. Grazier: Now, the first activity for this evening will be... naked pictures. I'm going to take some pictures of each of you naked, in case we need them, for later.
      Scouts: Aw.
      Mr. Grazier: Aw, what is this? If there's one thing I hate, it's a whining platoon! "We don't want to do pushups! We don't want to get up early! We don't want to have you take naked pictures of us!"
      Cartman: (to Kenny) Man, this guy sucks.
      Mr. Grazier: Now, fall in and strip down, Scouts!

    • Head Scoutmaster: Oh, Big Gay Al, it has recently come to our attention that you are gay.
      Big Gay Al: Well, stop the presses, did you figure that out all by yourselves, silly buns?

    • (the boys protest)
      Stan: What do we want?
      Boys: Gays in Scouts!
      Stan: When do we want it?
      Timmy: Timmy!

    • Cartman: Yeah, we're gonna use him to help raise money in our bake sale.
      Stan: Cartman, don't say "use him," you big silly goose.
      Randy: (to Stan) What did you say?!
      Stan: I just called Cartman a name. He's a, he's a silly goose.
      Stuart: Uh-huh.
      Randy: YOU DO NOT SAY "BIG SILLY GOOSE!" You call him an asshole like a normal kid!
      Stan: But Dad, I was just trying to --
      Stan: (to Cartman) Asshole.
      Randy: That's better!
      Cartman: (quietly) Don't call me an asshole, you son of a bitch.

    • Jimmy: You dirty motha-*bleep*!!!!

    • Jimmy: You know, sometimes people ask me, "Are you angry at God for making disabled people?" I say, "No, I think the world is better with P-President Bush."

    • Stan: Was your dad in Scouts, Cartman? Oh yeah, you don't have a dad. (everyone laughs but Cartman)
      Cartman: That's not funny! Jesus Christ!

    • Reporter: (on TV) In other news, the FBI has finally caught the child molester known as Mr. Slippyfist. This sick child molester was found with disturbing graphic photos of young boys naked, which we will show you now. Here's one. And here's another. Stuart: (notices picture) Kenny? Randy: Oh my god. Reporter: Here look at this one. Sick son of a bitch. Here's another one.

    • Cartman: (to Big Gay Al) Get your big gay ass off the couch and come be our scoutmaster again!

    • Man: Well how gay is he?
      Stuart: He's really, really gay.

    • Cartman: (on P.A. system) Attention, shoppers. Outside, we have cripple fight. Cripple fight outside!
      (people run out of the store to see it)

  • NOTES (3)


    • When the newscaster announces Steven Spielberg's reaction to the discrimination, he introduces him as "...director of such films as Always and 1941". It is obviously meant as a joke to only reference these relatively unsuccessful films in light of Spielberg's many well-known blockbusters, such as Jaws, E.T., or Jurassic Park.

    • Jaws:

      When Steven Spielberg was shown, a poster in the background is seen called Grill. This is a parody of Jaws.

    • 69:

      69 is a slang term for a sexual position, and as such is a subtle reference joke being the Troop number of a Scoutmaster suspected of having sex with his Scouts.

    • Photoshop:

      The computer program Timmy uses is called "PhotoWiz," possibly a spoof of "Photoshop." With apologies to Adobe Systems.

    • They Live/Fight Sequence:

      The fight between Jimmy and Timmy is a direct copy of the fight between "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Keith David in John Carpenter's 1988 film They Live, down to Jimmy saying "You dirty mother(beep)!"