South Park

Season 13 Episode 8

Dead Celebrities

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 07, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Otherworldly forces are haunting Ike, who's so freaked out that the stress could kill him. Kyle and the rest of the boys bring in professional ghost hunters to see if they can put a stop to the poltergeists tormenting Ike.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • fair

    6.0
    Ike is being terrorized by dead celebrities (including Billy Mays). Kyle tries to help him. Soon Ike's body is possessed by Michael Jackson, and Michael might not come out of Ike's body. What will Kyle and friends do!



    OK episode but some of it, for me, was pretty boring and not interesting. Some good jokes, such as the ending, and Billy Mays appearing so many times, but some of it in the middle was pretty boring and I could not pay attention. So my final grade, because of all of this, is a C or so. Pretty average, if not a tad below I thinkmoreless
  • South Park at its finest.

    10
    While this episode of South Park did not have a moral like many past episodes, it provided plenty of laughs which is why people watch South Park. It's clear that Matt Stone and Trey Parker still know how to put a quality episode together.



    This episode starts out with Ike seeing Dead Celebrities in his bedroom and throughout his hallway. Kyle is worried about Ike so he takes him to a ghost specialist to figure out why he is seeing these celebrities. Ike still sees the Dead Celebrities, so Kyle goes to the other boys for help.



    I was very happy to see Michael Jackson in South Park one last time, him taking over Ike's body was the funniest part in this episode in my opinion, come on lets climb the tree, SHAMONE!



    The highlights for this episode would have to be, Chipoltaway, Billy Mays annoying everybody, the Ghost Hunters scene, the Doctor of Spooky Things death, the Purgatory, Ike being possessed by Michael Jackson, and the voting panel.



    Overall, a very funny episode, this just proves that Matt and Trey can make any situation funny, even Billy Mays son saw this episode and thought it was hilarious and was honored that his dad was involved in this South Park episode and mentioned how Billy Mays would have gotten a kick out of it. Matt and Trey, you have done it again!moreless
  • Opener of 2nd half of season 13 as good as it gets.

    9.5
    I thought this episode was hilarious. Sure the first half of season 13 was better than the second but don't worry they will be back for Season 14 before you know it and i have a feeling they will be back in full force. This episode had plenty of really great south park moments, like billy mays and chipotlaway. The Ghost Hunters scene was just epic in my opinion, the poltergeist lady, and finally the beauty paegant. I don't know why people are saying south park has gone downhill because it definitely hasn't. I believe the only reason to be dissapointed with south park lately is that they can't come up with creative storylines anymore, they just rip on whatever movie is coming out or some political issue. This is also why i loved Butters Bottom B**** because it was a creative storyline that didn't rip on politics or some new movie. It was a creative plot that involved butters becoming a pimp except instead of sex it was with kissing, they should have more creativeness like that in Season 14. Overall though, it was a pretty solid season. My favorites were Whale Whores, Dead Celebrities, Fishsticks, and Margaritaville.moreless
  • Great way to open up mid-season!

    8.5
    This was a pretty funny episode except for a few things. The first was the Billy Mayes joke. That was hilarious, but it was over-used throughtout the episode. The Michael Jackson thing was pretty funny. I also thought it was really funny when the 2 perverted male judges starting going crazy at the beauty padgent. So pretty good jokes. The plot, storyline, script, whatever the hell you call it was very original, with a very interesting story to it. And it was good Ike got a full episode. He hasn't been feautred on South Park in a couple seasons. So pretty good episode. Way to go Matt and Trey!moreless
  • pretty good.

    7.5
    this episode was worse than every other episode this season but it was still better than half of season 12's episodes. The premise of this episode was funny and i feel like they made it not as funny as it could have been. Billy mays was pretty funny but then i felt like the joke was overused. The michael jackson thing was ok but the little girl pageant with the judge getting all hot was a bit much. The best part of this episode was the paranormal show parody and that little weird lady that i think was a reference to poltergeist or something. I can tell that the creators of this show absolutely hate those paranormal shows. i do to. there ridiculously stupid. And that little lady was hilarious. her explanation of what pourgatery or whatever its called was hilarious and her voice was funny as hell.moreless
Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold 'Butters' Stotch; Gerald Broflovski

Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Randy Marsh; Mr. Garrison

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Various Other Females

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Those celebrities who died in 2009 that are featured in this episode:

      -Ricardo Montalban (January 14).
      -Natasha Richardson (March 18).
      -Bea Arthur (April 24).
      -Dom DeLuise (May 4).
      -David Carradine (June 3).
      -Ed McMahon (June 23).
      -Farrah Fawcett (June 25).
      -Michael Jackson (June 25).
      -Billy Mays (June 28)
      -Steve McNair (July 4).
      -Oscar G. Mayer, Jr. (July 6).
      -Arturo Gatti (July 11).
      -Walter Cronkite (July 17).
      -John Hughes (August 6).
      -Les Paul (August 13).
      -Ted Kennedy (August 25).
      -Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) (August 28).
      -Patrick Swayze (September 14).

    • At the beginning when Billy Mays comes in the window, Ike's pirate hat from "Fatbeard" can be seen on top of the fish bowl to the right

    • Michael Jackson's possession of Ike mirrors his introduction in the episode The Jeffersons, but the boys appear to either not remember Mr. Jefferson or have already found out that Mr. Jefferson is actually Michael Jackson.

    • Billy Mays died 3 days after Michael Jackson's death.

    • Visitor sighting:

      Right after they announce that "Michael" won the award and when they show the stands, you can see a visitor

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Patrick Swayze: This is bad enough without having to constantly listen to you try and sell your stupid crap, Mays!
      Billy Mays: With just two easy steps, I can climb over these seats and kick you right in the f**king balls!

    • Ghost Hunter Dude: (wile peeing himself) OHHH my God.. what is that? What is that.. its coming down my leg. OHHH I'm so scared right now.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Most of this episode is uncensored on southparkstudios.com but near the end of this episode when Ike says "What the f*ck am I wearing? " "Kyle what the f*ck is going on" and "HOLY SHIT" it is censored. This is most likely because Ike and other various children in South Park are recorded by actual children, and they usually don't have the children cuss; they usually have them say other things and bleep them out to sound as if they said a bad word.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Cartman: You guys. We have to help Kyle's brother and get to the bottom of this. And I think I know just who to call.

      This is a small reference to the Ghostbusters movies and the chorus of their theme song: "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!".

    • The Sixth Sense: The scene where Ike tells his therapist "I see dead celebrities" is an almost exact reenactment of a similar scene from the Bruce Willis film The Sixth Sense (the only difference being the use of the word "celebrities" instead of "people").

    • Poltergeist: The character named Dr. Tangina is a reference to Dr. Tangina Barrons, a popular character from the movie, Poltergeist, as played by actress Zelda Rubinstein.

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