South Park

Season 9 Episode 13

Free Willzyx

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2005 on Comedy Central
8.8
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When a talking Orca whale, named Willzyx, speaks to Kyle and the boys, they're desperate to get him to his home on the moon. With some help from the other kids of South Park, they risk everything when they break in to the Sea Park and steal him from his tank. Now all they need is a foreign nation that will launch a stolen whale in to space.moreless

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  • Funny, But Ends Season 9 Thunder Streak

    8.0
    Well this was a really funny episode, although it just wasn't funny enough to carry on the 7 episode funny streak of season 9. The kids get tricked by two Whale narrator dorks who speak through some speakers and make it look like an Orca Whale is talking. The joke goes to 'South Park mode', and goes crazy, to where the boys of South Park devise a plan to partner with some Mexicans to ship an Orca to the moon, as the Whale supposedly told them that it was from the moon. Then the two dorky Whale narrators from the sea park have to try and stop them, but meet trouble with the A.L.F. (Animal Liberation Front). The ALF seems to believe the boys are shipping the whale to the ocean, until they find out in the very end. This was a pretty funny episode, but I didn't quite think it aided in the Greatest funny episode streak of south park during Season 9.moreless
  • sketches were my fav part

    5.0
    sketches were my fav part . I really liked the drawings of the boys. I thought that was pretty cool. Other than that it was an average episode. Kind of boring when I was watching it. Again, those drawings were really cool. Its like you get to see what they would look like in real life. I liked Stan Kenney Kyle and Cartman in that order. I didn\\\'t like the end credits . I thought that was way to sad to have a dead whale over the end credits but hey its South park so what do you expect .moreless
  • Free Willyx

    8.5
    Free Willyx - A talking whale inspires the fourth-graders to risk everything to return him to his family. With the police on their tails, the boys enlist the help of a foreign government and embark upon an adventure you'll not soon forget. One in which the boys learn just how far you would go for a friend. In Russia, the government is looking for a way to raise money and they take a call from Kyle who wants to hire them to take Willzyx to the moon. When they give their price of $20 million, Kyle tries to explain what they are really trying to do. The Russians interpret his explanation as a prank call from George Bush. The boys decide to shop around for a third world country with a cheaper space program and they need to hide the whale. Since everyone is on the lookout for the whale, if it remains outside, eventually someone will see it. At the Sea Park in Denver, protesters from the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) have gathered to applaud the whale liberators. Brian and Mike are in South Park looking for the whale; they find the pool behind Clyde's house, along with a broken fence. While looking at the pool, they find whale feces, but see that the whale and the boys are gone. The whale is inside, in Kyle's bedroom to be exact, where the boys are keeping him wet. Kyle is on the phone with the Japanese while Jimmy, Timmy and Tweek are at the Chinese Embassy, but everyone's price is too high. Stan and Craig are in Mexico, where they find that MASA (Mexican Aeronáutica y Spacial Administración) will take their whale to the moon for $200. Brian and Mike find out that the boys are going to Tijuana.



    The boys are on the road to Tijuana when their truck is stopped by Brian and Mike. The hosts are about ready to tell the boys the truth, when the police arrive, but the ALF comes to their rescue as the whale is saved in a hail of gunfire. Mike and one of the police officers are killed by the ALF during the firefight. The ALF leader drives the van for the boys as they resume their trip to Tijuana. In Tijuana, the rocket is being prepared. The ALF leader and the boys crash through the Mexican border, and the boys work on getting the whale into the water. They get the whale into the water and the ALF is declaring victory when, to their surprise, the manager of Sea Park and everyone else present watch the Mexican rocket get launched into space, with a whale in tow while a mariachi band plays to celebrate Mexico's first successful space project. The boys celebrate their victory back home; meanwhile, on the moon, the asphyxiated whale lies dead. The end credits roll over this shot in silence.moreless
  • I've never laughed so much!

    9.5
    seriosuly how hiliarous was that epsidoe! freeing a whale to bring him to them moon! it was just so ridiculous and so well done!



    so funny when he flies off in the rocket and everyone is liek w t f!! it was brillant i seriously havent laughed so much in my laugh! definatly one of thefunniest episodes of south park and has to be one of my favouritew ithout a doubt!



    just listening to him tlak at the start was so funny i can imagine me and my friends doing a prank like that on some stupid kid! where did trey and matt come upw ith that idea! it was genius!



    and at the end when they show the whale dead on the moon ws the icing on the cake!



    brillainT!moreless
  • We need to free Wilzyx.

    9.3
    This episode starts when the boys go to Sea World and Kyle stays behind to see Wilzyx (one of the whales). The announcers make it look like Wilzyx was talking and tells Kyle that he is from the moon and wants to get home. Then they call all the countries to see how much it would be to take Wilzyx to the moon. They finally get Mexico to use their rocket for two hundred dollars. So then they kidnap Wilzyx and heads to Mexico. This episode was cool for me because when I was a little kid I went to Sea World and loved it. This was a very good episodemoreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

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

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

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

Adrien Beard

Adrien Beard

Voice of Token Williams

Recurring Role

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Unknown

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  • TRIVIA (14)

    • When the Japanese said "Nu-no, we don't want you to eat the whale" - This alludes to the fact that the Japanese are big consumers of whale meat.

    • For the first time realistic drawings of the kids are shown. Nico Agnone (a relative of one of the animation crew members) was the model for Stan and Kyle according to the South Park Studios FAQ.

    • Both times Kyle taps on the glass to get Jambu's attention, he taps four times instead of three.

    • When the announcer says "Bunch of retards" at the end of the whale show, the audio doesn't match up with the mouth.

    • The United States cannot pursue criminals beyond the Mexican border.

    • There's no way that the announcers, who are up inside a glass broadcasting box, would hear the boys talking to the whale from down below.

    • The second time Kyle talks to Jamboo, he taps the glass 4 times instead of 3. His hand hits it 3 times, but 4 taps are heard.

    • As Jambu splashes the boys several times, you can notice Kenny isn't happy about being splashed at all.

    • How on earth could the boys have lifted the whale out of the tank and into the swimming pool AND brought it back to Craig's house all by morning and without any notice? The average fully grown male orca weighs about 7,000 pounds, and I don't think those nine year old boys could have lifted him out of the tank super fast, brought the swimming pool out of the park with the whale in it super fast, and all gotten home before anyone knew they were gone.

    • The Mexican version of NASA was called MASA. The word masa in Spanish means mass or dough.

    • The A.L.F. leader bears a resemblance to PeTA founder Ingrid Newkirk.

    • The announcer calls the whale "Shamu" when Kelly rides on his nose.

    • It's unlikely that the whale would have stayed still during the entire time that the announcers were making it seem like it was talking. They're lucky it didn't swim away, which basically would've ruined the illusion.

    • How could the announcers in the booth hear what Kyle was saying to the whale? They seemed to be responding to his comments.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Owner: (reading the note) we're taking Willzyx to the moon. long live the zipods.

    • Announcer: We hope you enjoyed Jamboo's Orca show. And enjoy the rest of your day at Denver Sea Park... (turns off microphone) you bunch of retards.

    • Jimmy: The Chinese want 10 million dollars to take someone into space.
      Kyle: Ten million dollars?!? That's more than the Germans want!
      Jimmy: We told them that and they told us to go f-f*ck ourselves.

    • Kyle: I swear to Abraham he talked and he likes rocket ships!

    • Cartman: Okay Kyle, we're gonna go get splashed some more, but if you wanna go make love to the whale, that's fine.

    • Cartman: Kyle, the show's over. The whale isn't gonna splash us anymore so who cares?

    • Announcer: That's Kelly riding on Jamboo's nose.
      Announcer: (aside to other announcer) I wish Kelly would ride on my nose.

    • Announcer: And now, Jamboo's gonna give you all a big wave!
      Crowd: OOOOHH! AAAAHH!

    • (The Russian President rushes to the phone with Kyle on the other end of the line.)
      Russian President: Hello? Hello, this is Russian President.
      Kyle: Hi, my name's Kyle. I understand your country flies people to space for money.
      Russian President: Yes, we certainly do. What are you looking for?
      Kyle: I need to book one trip to the moon, please, right away.
      Russian President: The moon…that is quite large trip, but I'm sure we can do it.
      Kyle: You can? Awesome!
      Russian President: It sounds like we're in business! We will just need, say, 20 million dollars?
      Kyle: 20…million? Are you nuts? We don't have that kind of money!
      Russian President: What?
      Kyle: But you have to understand. We have a whale here that needs to get back to his family on the moon.
      Russian President: (short pause) God damn it, it is prank call, again! Kiss my ass, George Bush! This is not funny! (hangs up)

    • Manuel: Si, si, fly...

    • Craig: Hey, that whale talked to me too. After everyone left the show, I walked up to the glass and he started talking.
      Kyle: Well, why didn't you tell anybody?
      Craig: Well, I thought I was crazy. He said my dad was gonna sneak into my room naked one night and beat me up.

    • Kyle: You guys! You're not gonna believe this! Dude, he talks... the Orca Whale talks!
      Kenny: (muffled) What the f*ck are you talking about?

    • ALF member: Save the whales, mother f**ker!

    • Kyle: (on telephone) Hello? Jimmy? Any luck at the Chinese embassy?
      Jimmy: (at Chinese embassy) The C-C-Chinese will take someone in space for t-ten million dollars.
      Kyle: Ten million?! That's more than what the Germans want!
      Jimmy: Yeah, we told them that and they told us to go fff**k ourselves.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • When the two park workers show live sketches of the boys to one of the South Park residents, she says that Cartman's sketch looks like "Dakota Fanning", a female actress noted for her voice roles in Coraline and Charolette's Web.

    • When the boys are presenting the plan to free the whale to the rest of the kids, they use a "Jazzerstep" platform to stand on.

    • Darkstalkers:

      The music that plays over the first scene in which the Russians enter is the intro theme music, with the chants of Jedma Dohma, of Darkstalkers.

    • NASA:

      The Space station the boys went to in Mexico, MASA, is a pun on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It most likely stands for Mexican Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home:

      Capturing a whale and rescuing it via a spaceship has the 1986 film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home written all over it.

    • Space Cowboys:

      The final scene of this episode bears a strong resemblance to the final scene of the 2000 film Space Cowboys, where Tommy Lee Jones' character is shown to have finally made it to the moon, only to die there.

    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:

      The line "We're taking Ike to the new Harry Potter movie..." refers to the current Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, that was in release at the time of this episode's production and airing.

    • Shamu/SeaWorld:

      The location in which the boys visit and its main attraction, Jamboo the performing whale, is unmistakably modeled after SeaWorld and its famous performing whale, Shamu.

    • Free Willy:

      This episode's title and stoyrline is very similar to the 1993 film Free Willy.

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