South Park

Season 12 Episode 5

Eek, A Penis!

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 09, 2008 on Comedy Central
8.8
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With Ms. Garrison out of the school in search of a way to be the man he was always intended to be, Cartman is given authoritah over the classroom. After doing an exemplary job as substitute, Cartman is sent to help inner-city youth.

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  • I really liked this episode, but...

    8.5
    This was a pretty good episode, lots of funny parts (bill beeelichick), but my BIG problem with the show this season is that pretty much every storyline was made WAY funnier if you have seen the somewhat obscure movies/short films they are referencing. the problem- the majority of the south park audience has not seen "Philidalphia", they have not seen "The Lottery", "Heavy Metal", or this week's culprit, "Stand and Deliver". This is something that was rarly relied on before and it is beyond me why they are relying so heavily on this tactic this season. But anywho, to the episode. Being that I have seen "Stand and Deliver", I found this episode pretty funny. The fact that a penis was running all over town looking for cheese didn't hurt either. And now Mr. Garrison has been righted once again and is back to becoming a male. I wonder if he is gay or straight now, seeing as he was into chicks most recentlymoreless
  • This episode was on for about half of it, but missed in half as well...

    8.5
    This could have been a great episode. It had some high points that were classic South Park with Cartman, but it also missed terribly on the Mr. Garrison part of the episode. The Mr. Garrison part had a few good points, but they were very far between.



    But the good first. The Cartman part was hilarious. Having Cartman teach the kids was a wonderful thing. As the allusion's section of the episode page says, it references a film (and you could also tag about four or five other films that are similar such as Freedom Writers or even Coach Carter, where some teacher comes in and helps out the underpriveleged kids) and it does it well. I think that it pokes fun at the whole genre by having Cartman do it. It also worked brilliantly how Cartman was able to use the Patriots coach into his whole time teaching with his wonderul way of cheating. That was one of the better references to current events in a little bit on South Park. It takes a pot shot not only at the Patriots, but it also does take a shot at the NFL.



    However, for as good as that part was, it really missed on the Mr. Garrison part. It had a moment or two where it was funny. Mainly at the end where Mr. Garrison talks about what determines if someone is a women or not and a few things with Butters. But it missed so much more. The whole chasing down the mouse thing was drawn out considerably longer then it needed to be, and it felt forced the whole time.



    Overall this could have been a much better episode if they had focused a little less on Mr. Garrison. That part was too hit or miss to really be considered all that good. But as a whole, it wasn't a terrible episode and was just mainly silly.moreless
  • Cartman teaches class after Ms. Garrison breaks down. He allows everyone to cheat on the exam and is commended for his work by getting to teach at a Denver school where Cartman full of rough inner-city kids. Meanwhile Ms. Garrison wants to be a man again.moreless

    9.5
    The newer episodes of South Park in general have been somewhat dry and lacking in content and plot. However, this one finally seems to be getting better. The newer episodes leave out some of the characters which takes away from the overall show, but this one seems to compensate for that. For those of you that have not seen "Stand and Deliver" in Spanish class or outside of it, you may not have understood the Cartman aspect of the plot in this episode. Matt and Trey make a great allusion to the character and even have "Mr. Cartmenez" teaching Calculus (as the teacher did in "Stand and Deliver"). I applaud them for making this connection simply because it makes my 5 years of Spanish (watching this movie at least once a year) finally worth it.



    The allusions were much better than in previous episodes of Season 12. The great reference to Bill Belicheck and Spygate worked perfectly with Cartman's methodology (especially his final motivational speech). Moreover, the fact that Cartman managed to manipulate these inner city high school students with the concept of cheating well was hysterical. The "American Tail" reference was also absolutely hilarious especially with the two part harmony. Another aspect of the plot that made the episode great was the return of Mr. Garrison. With a more volatile Ms. Garrison, there was more available plot, but it was losing its touch. There can only be so many episodes centered on a terribly confused gay/lesbian man/woman (even though they all were funny). All in all, the episode was much better than others this season and will definitely go down as one of my favorite episodes.moreless
  • Mrs. Garrison wants to get a sex change... again

    8.5
    In this episode, Mrs. Garrison decides that she wants to have a sex change into a man, however it's nearly impossible due to the fact that she already had a sex change into a woman, losing her penis She then gets a new one made from her DNA, but it escapes and a wild chase ensues to catch it. Meanwhile, Cartman is selected to head a troubled school after the class scores go up after he takes over for Garrison. The first major point, this episode is SO much better than the first sex change ep, which alone could earn this a great score. Cartman's story was slightly funnier, but not a classic one. Overall, it was ok, a little above most of season 12. Watch if your a dedicated fan. 8.5/10 Bmoreless
  • Eek, a penis

    10
    I thought season 12 was gonna be a big blow but this episode picked south park out of the grave. I love this episode it's on eof the best episodes of south park i've ever seen. The plot includes Mrs. Garrison trying to find her penis which is attached to a mouse meanwhile Eric Teaches high students how to cheat.My favorite phrase in the whole episode is, "How do i reach these kidds"This episode had nothing wrong with it i loved it it was awesome i laughed so hard.So i think this episode is awesome i give it a perfect 10-VaughnD Productionsmoreless
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

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Shelly Marsh; Various Others

Ness Bautista

Ness Bautista

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

C. D. Mick

C. D. Mick

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Kyle McCulloch

Kyle McCulloch

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The film Stand and Deliver, which this episode parodies, was filmed at Garfield High School. In this episode, Cartman teaches at Jim Davis High School which is named after the cartoonist who draws the Garfield comics.

    • Although in the show it's seems very easy to undo the changes made in the transition process, it's not that simple in real life. It's actually almost impossible to undo anything after the sex reassignment surgery.

    • While Cartman is teaching his class he says "I miss interpretated the rules". The arrow on the blackboard behind him has an arrow curving downwards, but when the camera changes back to the board the arrow is curving upwards.

    • Ironically, in the movie Stand and Deliver, the kids get accused of cheating on their big test. Yet in the end, they prove that they really did know their stuff.

    • In the movie, "Stand and Deliver" the name of the high school is Garfield High School. In this episode of "South Park", the name of the high school is Jim Davis High School. Jim Davis is the creator of the comic cartoon cat Garfield.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Mr. Mackey: Um, maybe it's best for you not to teach, m'kay?
      Mrs. Garrison: Oh, it's so easy for you, Mackey! You have a penis! (runs away in a huff)

    • Linda Stotch: There! There! You see it?
      Stephen Stotch: Oh, it's just a little penis, darling...
      Linda Stotch: I don't care, it's probably got all kinds of diseases!
      Butters: Hey wait, I think that's Teacher's penis!
      Stephen Stotch: Your teacher's penis?
      Butters: Yeah, that must be his.
      Stephen Stotch: Butters, how did you know what your teacher's penis looks like?
      Butters: Huh?

    • Mrs. Garrison: What about a penis?
      Scientist: Well, you use the penis and stick it in a woman's vagina.
      Mrs. Garrison: No, I mean can you grow one?

    • Kyle: Do you know what those kids are going to do to you? A little middle class white boy telling them what to do? They are going to f**king murder you.

    • Cartman: Mr.Cartmenez is here to make sure you all get into college.
      Student: Man, we ain't gettin into no college. F*ck you!
      Cartman: How do I reach these keeds?

    • Cartman: Before the last Super Bowl, Bill Beelicheck told his team, "Let's win this one for real, let's not cheat!".
      Student: What happened?
      Cartman: They lost.

    • Cartman: (holds up picture of Bill Belicheck) This is Bill Beelicheck. Head coach of the New England Patriots. He's won three Super Bowls. How? He cheated. He even got caught cheating and nobody cared! He proved that in America, it's alright to cheat, as long as you cheat your way to the top.

    • Linda Stotch: Stephen! Stephen, come quick!
      Stephen Stotch: What is it, dear?
      Linda Stotch: A penis is loose in our kitchen!
      Stephen Stotch: A penis?
      Linda Stotch: Yes! It just ran across the floor.
      Stephen Stotch: Now darling, calm down.
      Linda Stotch: Calm down nothing! I don't want that penis running through my house!
      Stephen Stotch: (aside to Butters) Oh, women. Always afraid of penises..

    • Mr. Garrison: But you know, I've learned that I've really been a dude all along. Because the key difference between men and women is that women can have babies. If you can't have babies, then you're a man.
      Thompson: Whoa, uh, wait, uh, hang on a second. My wife had ovarian cancer so she can't have babies.
      Mr. Garrison: Well then, get an AIDS test, Thompson 'cause you're wife's a dude, faggot!

    • Mouse: (singing) Someone, somewhere is loving me tonight. Looking at the same moon and seeing it so bright..
      Penis: (singing) Someone, somewhere is feeling my despair. And this same moon is making them think of th--
      Ms. Garrison: THERE IT IS!!

    • Ms. Garrison: Boys! Boys, have you seen my penis?
      Kyle: .... What?
      Ms. Garrison: My penis is on the loose! If you see it, just try to catch it with some cheese!
      Butters: (rubbing his temples) Oww. That hurt my brains.. OWWW...

    • Cartman: (As Cartmanes) Abortion is the ultimate form of cheating! You're cheating nature itself! Why do rich white girls get ahead in life? Because they get abortions when they are young. They get pregnant but they still want to go to college, so whatever, they just cheat. They cheat that little critter in their belly right out of a chance at life.

    • (recurring quote)
      Cartman: How do I reach these keedz?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Sam Hashimi:

      In the episode, Ms. Garrison, while looking back at her transition, claims he was desperate and unaware of the consequences of her/his decision. This might be a reference to Sam Hashimi, who once transitioned into a woman and, being unsatisfied with the decision, tried reversing the process as much as it was possible.

    • Mickey Mouse:

      The sketch of the penis the Police Sketch artist drew bears a strong resemblance to Mickey Mouse, circa 1920s.

    • An American Tail:

      This is a parody of the song 'Somewhere Out There' which is sung by the two mice in the animated movie An American Tail (1986).

    • Bill Bellichick:

      When Cartman is teaching the students how to cheat, he holds up a picture of Bill Belichick, New England Patriots coach who was caught videotaping New York Jets defensive signals in 2007.

    • Stand and Deliver:

      The way Cartman is dressed and his Hispanic persona are an allusion to Edward James Olmos' character, Mr. Escalante, from the 1988 film Stand and Deliver.

    • Current Events/Pregnant Man:

      When Ms. Garrison laments about his sex change, he references a man on "Oprah" claiming to be pregnant. That man is Thomas Beatie, a man, originally born a woman, who retained certain female organs and later became pregnant.

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