South Park

Season 4 Episode 13

Helen Keller! The Musical

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 22, 2000 on Comedy Central



  • Allusions

    • The Miracle Worker:

      The play the kids are performing, albeit in a very free adaptation, is "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson. This tells the story of an episode in the real life of Helen Keller, a woman who became blind an deaf when she was infant.

      "The Miracle Worker" specifically describes the relationship between Keller -- deaf, blind, and initially almost feral -- and Annie Sullivan, the teacher who aided her into education, activism, and intellectual celebrity.