South Park

Season 5 Episode 12

Here Comes the Neighborhood

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 2001 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Rich people are moving to "South Park" in droves and the townspeople decide to take a stand. When Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman pick on Token for being the only rich kid in town, Token lures other affluent people like himself to South Park. The townspeople are fed up when all the rich people start moving in, and go to extremes to drive them out..moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • it was awesome!!!!

    just awesome
  • Horrible, dumb, racist episode.

    The episode is basically about the "poor people" (White), against the "rich people" (Black), the town see more of the "richers" moving and use KKK style methods to try and freak them out (Burning "lowercase t's", making them sit at the front of a bus (Blacks were forced to sit in the back at one point), dressing like "ghosts" to scare them). Token, in the middle can't fit in with blacks or whites, oops! I meant rich or poor. The rich do things blacks did for the fight to be equal (Millionaire march, having petitions). Hell they practicly admit it mrrored it when Garrison almost says the N-word but is cut of by credits. It was bad bacause it was racist, it was also very stupid and unfunny.moreless
  • Well yeah, but at least I got rid of all those damn ni...

    This episode was like a person with bipolar disease (Oh, that's right, I went there), it had severe highs, but also severe lows. I thought the KKK references were absolutely hilarious, especially in the bar when Mr. Garrison asked the other men, "What are rich people afraid of the most..?" Jimbo comes back with a very predictable, in a funny way answer of "...ghosts?" and you just knew what the ghosts would look like. I thought the lions were pretty funny, but all the rich people's children were incredibly annoying and I'm glad I don't have anything to do with people like that.moreless
  • Gger!

    In this episode "Ritchers" move to South Park because of an ad Token made. and the "Poor People" try to make them move out because that they don't like it. I loved the "Lowercase t" and ghost jokes, and how stupid those Lions are, and how pok kids play "I'm gonna kick you in the nuts"! Funny episode.
  • why do people hate this episode i like it

    good writing the town acting racsist without knowing it good i liked it alot but i didnt really get the thing with the lions that was kinda wierd but how did kenny die cvuz in the end where token comes back to south park there dragging kenny on a sled and hes dead i dont remember seeing him die clearly a good episode . . . . . . .. . . . jeeze 100 words is alot the song wasnt that good but i think its an average episodes i wouldny not watch it if it came on my tvmoreless
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

Matt Prager

Matt Prager

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Adrien Beard

Adrien Beard

Voice of Token / Token's Dad

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Factual error: Token is shown to have a copy of the movie The Lion King on DVD. The Lion King was not first released on DVD until 2003, two years after this episode's original airing.

    • Stan says that everyone rips on Kyle for being Jewish but only Cartman does.

    • Cartman is always critizing Kenny for being "poor." Yet, he is seen going into the welfare office with his mother.

    • Though it would kind of screw up the underlying message, it's kind of weird that not one of the millionaires told a successful Caucasian, Hispanic or Asian person about South Park.

    • Isn't Kyle's family supposed to be pretty well off? How come they're portrayed as one of the "poor" families?

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Token: (singing) Why can't I be like all the other kids, they all have three bedroom homes, and broken trucks on their lawns, and cut up hotdogs for lunch. It's not my fault my parents succeed so much. There's no one in town I can relate to, I play with autographed baseball bats while everyone else just plays with sticks and pinecones. Has a boy ever felt so alone. Well who needs them anyway, I won't pretend I'm something I'm not. If I can't be poor, I've got to deal with what i've got. If I can't be like them, what I need is more rich kids around, so I'm not the only one and then I won't be so down. Please God... send more rich kids... to my town.

    • Mr. Garrison: (to Mrs. Jane Smith) Yeah, that's right cash tucker! Have fun with your two-million dollar house!

    • Mr. Garrison: Now we can sell all their homes and become millionares.
      Guys: WHAT?!?!?!?!
      Jimbo: But then you had us all do all that for nothing, don't you see if you get rich selling these homes then there'd still be rich people in South Park.
      Randy Marsh: Yeah, you'll become what you hate.
      Mr. Garrison:........Yeah but at least I got rid of all those damn ni[South Park ending theme]

    • Stan: Just because we rip on you for being rich doesn't mean we don't like you.
      Kyle: Yeah we're guys dude; we find something about all our friends to rip on. We make fun of you for being rich like we rip on Butters for acting wimpy.
      Butters: They sure do.
      Stan: Yeah and like we rip on Kyle for being a Jew.
      Kyle: And Stan for being in love with Wendy.
      Stan: Yeah I get it for that.
      Kyle: And Cartman for being fat.
      Cartman: Uh huh.
      Kyle: And Cartman for being stupid.
      Cartman: Yeah.
      Kyle: And Cartman for having a whore for a mom.
      Cartman: Hey.
      Kyle: And Cartman for being a sadistic asshole.
      Cartman: Ay!! You did me already.
      Token: You're right guys, for now on I'm find for being made fun of for being rich.
      Stan: Oh we're not going to rip on you for being rich anymore.
      Token: You're not?
      Kyle: No dude, since you got your feelings so hurt for being ripped on, now we think you're a pussy.
      Stan: Yeah now you're a pussy, pussaholic.
      Kyle: Come on nurse Token we're going to play football ya puss.
      Cartman: Pussy!
      Butters: Yeah what a pussy.
      Craig: Yeah that guy's a pussy.

    • Cartman: I'll make you eat your parents.
      Ms. Choksondik: What did you say?
      Cartman: Nothing…

    • Jimbo: How many rich people does it take to screw in a light bulb? None! They can hire someone to screw it in for them!

    • King Lion: We lions love jokes. Before you join our cult, you must pull my thorn. Come on, pull my thorn.
      (Token pulls it and the lion farts]

    • Rich Kid: Remember - it doesn't matter who wins. It matters who wins three times in a row.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Cherry Creek:

      At J-mart, Mrs. Brovlovski mentions that Token's parents can afford to shop at Cherry Creek.  Cherry Creek is the name of an upscale shopping mall in Denver.

    • There Goes The Neighborhood:

      The title is a reference to the phrase, "There Goes the Neighborhood," which is used when a person of a new ethnic group moves into a neighborhood and the racist neighbors are restless.

    • Men In Black:

      Behind Will Smith when he tells his kids about South Park, a wall is shown with a movie poster readin "Men In Dark Suits". It's a parody title to the 1997 movie Men in Black, the movie Will Smith starred in.

    • K-Mart:

      Obviously the store the boys get their clothes at: "J-Mart" is an allusion of K-Mart.

    • Million Man March:

      The Million Millionaire March is a play on title of "The Million Man March," a famous rally for equality that occured in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 1995.

    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:

      The King Lion, Aslan, is taken from C.S. Lewis' book "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."
      Also, the lion's appearance and voice are very similar to Aslan's portrayal in the animated movie based on the story.

    • Segregation:

      The campaign of the townspeople against the rich residents mirrors the terror campaign the Ku Klux Klan waged against African Americans in the south, such as the burning cross and the white robes.

      The bus segregation reflects the situation in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950s, culminating in the arrest of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott.

    • Aesop's Fables:

      Aslan: Pull my thorn.

      This refers to "Androcles and the Lion" a fable by Aesop, about a man who helps a lion by pulling a thorn out of its paw.