South Park

Season 5 Episode 10

How to Eat With Your Butt

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2001 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Once Cartman believes he has seen the funniest thing ever, he regretfully realizes he may never see anything as funny again. As part of an elaborate joke, Cartman manages to get Kenny's school picture plastered all over every "missing child" milk carton in the country. Cartman finds everything about his prank funny until a very strange couple turns up in South Park searching for their lost boy.moreless

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  • I don't you if you know, but the Thompsons actually have buttocks where their heads should be.

    I haven't laughed so hard at an episode for a really long time. I laughed really hard at the fact that Kenny pulled that pranks at school photo day, but more for the fact that they didn't actually pick up what was happening, so they punished Butters. The Thompson family were hilarious, I especially like the picture of the baby 'sneezing'. The scene where the Thompsons are in the McKormick's living room and all the people are looking through the window to catch a sneek peek at them. The funniest thing though was Cartman's description on the side of the milk bottle.moreless
  • Cartman's practical joke on Kenny goes a bit too far, when he takes a picture of kenny's butt and an unusual couple from Wisconsin think it's their son.

    It's school picture day in South Park Elementary School, and Cartman decides to play a practical joke on Kenny. Kenny dresses upside down, so his butt reveals through his hood, and his head is, uh, you should know. Cartman is so excited by this that he goes to South Park Milk Co. and posts the picture up on the "missing kids" section of milk cartons distributed in the city. However, it goes a bit too far after a couple in Wisconsin who actually have butt heads believe it's real.

    This episode was funny at first, but then loses its "funny effect" later on. The Ben Affleck parody was pretty silly too. In fact, Cartman even loses his sense of humor after getting this too much. This isn't a really worthwhile episode, especially the beeped version on syndication (in my area it's UPN 44 Bay Area), in fact, if you know how Cartman can't laugh anymore, then you know why this episode sucks. In fact, this is a sign when South Park really breaks down - as most episodes that follow this ep, all the way to "Cancelled" suck, including pretty much most of the sixth season. I suggest any episode before "Osama bin Laden has Farty Pants" - i mean the first 4 1/2 seasons of South Park if you want an episode worth watching.moreless
  • Bum Face

    Ha, a superb episode jammed pack full of crap that makes you laugh and grin with humour. Kenny decides to show his butt where his face is meant to be for one of the school photo shoots, posting it on a local milk-factory's carton. This begins to be funny, as Cartman for the first time in his life, feels GUILTY. Yes, GUILTY. Saying that his "Funny Fuse" has broke, he refuses to think that he might've felt GUILTY for the first time in his life, the spoilt brat that he is !!

    A brilliant episode, this also has a twist at the end, involving a well-known movie actor ;Dmoreless
  • A very good episode.

    Probably one of the best episodes of the 5th season. We finally get to see all of the boys hair for their picture day. Cartman puts Kenny's Face well erm Butt on a milk carton for a joke and two people with TPS see it and think its their son. After seeing the people Cartman felt bad or he broke a funny fuse. Jimmy comes back it was fun to see him again. Kenny's death was kinda cool id say and unexpected unless you remember the news report from the start. The people with TPS find out their son is Ben "Assflick" and over all this is a very good episode.moreless
  • If you don't like it you can always write for "Friends"?

    In this episode Kenny takes a picture with his ass for his head, Butters gets an Alffalfa hair, Cartman breaks "a funny fuse" after seeing the TPS ass face people. The voices were hillarious for the ass people and the fact that Ben Affleck had TPS was great. I liked this episode.
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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

    • The Thompson's groceries include a long brown loaf of bread, "brown" gravy and chocolate milk.

    • Space Camp:

      The computer voice is exactly the same as the robot Jinx from the 1986 film Space Camp - featuring a young Joaquin Phoenix and Lea Thompson(Back to the Future series).

    • Notice that the photographer makes Kyle take his hat off, but he doesn't make Kenny take his hood off.

    • In one shot, Cartman's chin line was missing, but when the scene cuts away and shows Cartman again, his chin line is back.

    • At one point in the episode, they call him "Tommy". At the ceremony, they call him "little Billy Thomson". However, it's Ben Affleck! Which one is he?

    • Kenny can't take off his parka because he is afraid of taking it off (you notice how he tightens it when he's scared?) If it's because of a fear, they'd let him keep it on. In the movie, he took it off to show he had no more fear or something (if you want analysis, ask an English teacher.)

    • They Butt-people say that there are 11 people on the world with TPS, when the computer does a scan on missing kids since 1982 with TPS it says 14.

    • When Ben Affleck first appears, he is wearing a green shirt. At one point they flash back to him and his shirt is white.

    • If the photographer was taking pictures without the kids wearing their hats, why didn't he ask Kenny to fold back his hood. If the photographer found out that Kenny couldn't do that because he got into his parkra backwards, than Kenny would really be in trouble. A hood may not be classified as a type of hat, but he would have to look how he looked in South Park the movie. I'm confused.

    • At the time of this episode, 1982 wasn't "over 20 years ago."

    • Stan and Kyle didn't say their usual lines when Kenny got ran over.("Oh my God they killed Kenny! You Bastards!")

    • Mr. Thompson first said that their son was abducted when he was seven, later Mr. Thompson said their child was missing when he was six.

    • The Thompsons call their child Tommy at one point but later on he is referred to Billy. This means his name at one point was Tommy Thompson.

    • When Kenny sat down for the picture how come his neck didn't snap, because he had so much pressure on it.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • (Cartman is in the movies after losing his sense of humor)
      Guy 1: Dude, why are you wearing Shilaynas' panties?
      (Crowd laughs)
      Guy 2: I had to wear Shilaynas' panties, Lisa's were in the wash.
      (Crowd Laughs)
      Guy 1: Look can we just get this over with?
      Guy 2: But dude I can't french kiss him, he's my Grandpa.
      (Crowd laughs)
      Guy 1: Come on dude.
      Guy 2: Oh alright here it goes, come here Grandpa
      (Crowd laughs and cheers except for Cartman)
      Cartman: Aw, dude! Bah.
      Audience member: Dude, what's wrong with you?
      Cartman: Nothing's wrong with me!
      Guy 2: Well I'm glad that's over with. We better go back to the house now to see how Chris is doing.
      Cartman: Ahahahaha.......haha...Uh.

    • South Park Milk Company President: Well why don't we let Mrs. Garfunk do her work, and I'll take you out for some good ole' Colorado chili.
      Stephen Thompson: We don't really like chili, it makes us throw up.

    • Cartman:Whatever. All I know is that I can laugh again, I'm gonna go home and eat another chocolate gun, come on Kenny!
      (A motorbike runs over Kenny)
      Cartman: Bahahahaha!

    • Chris Stotch: Butters, are you ready to stop with the stupid faces?
      Butters: I sure am dad.
      Chris Stotch: Alright, you can take the paper bag off.
      Butters: (takes bag off)Thanks dad. I'm sorry I was ba--
      Chris Stotch: Oh, very funny young man! You think it's clever to make yourself up like a girl?!!
      Butters: Bu-bu-bu Dad I-I didn-
      Chris Stotch: Did you use your mother's makeup? She's going to be furious!
      Butters: I'm not wearing make-up, Dad.
      Chris Stotch: Put that bag back on!
      Butters: Yes Sir. (puts bag back on)

    • Cartman: Yeah well I guess now we'll have to call him Ben Ass-fleck.

    • Mr. Garrison: I never realized Ben had TPS but I definately see the resemblence now.

    • Stephen Thompson: Over 11 people world wide suffer from TPS.

    • Stephen Thompson: You may not have realized this, but we actually have buttocks where our heads should be.
      Lady at milk company: ……Really?

    • Ms. Choksondick: Eric calm down, I'm trying to yell at Butters.

    • (When Cartman shows everyone Kenny's picture)
      Cartman: Dude, check it out! It's the sweetest thing I've ever done!
      Kenny: (muffled) YOU'VE ever done?

    • Linda: Butters can't come out and play, boys. He thinks it's funny to look like a jackass in his school pictures that I have to pay for!
      Butters: Huh, but I told you mom. I didn't mean to look like a jackass! It just happened.

    • Kyle: (about Butters) Dude, that poor kid.
      Clyde: Yeah, we got to remember to kick his ass tomorrow.

    • Mr. Mackey: Well, what did you used to think was funny?
      Cartman: You know, all the usual stuff. Dirty jokes, funny movies, seeing someone die. This morning, I even saw a little girl get her fingers caught in a car door and I couldn't laugh. I mean I, I knew it was funny, but I couldn't laugh.

    • South Park Milk President: Yes, but here at South Park Milk we strive for excellence. For instance, we are now entering the extraction room. As you can see, we keep it close to the refrigeration room. That way we can get the milk to the container as fast as possible. That's why some say South Park milk tastes like you're suckin' it right from the cow's teats yourself.

    • Mr. Mackey: (to Cartman) But you know, if you have completely lost your sense of humor, you can always become a writer for the show, Friends. (laughs)

  • NOTES (8)


    • The Little Rascals:

      When the school photographer takes Butters' picture, one strand of his hair stands up. This is like the character "Alfalfa" in the Little Rascals series. Butters even dresses up like Alfalfa with a tie and some formal outfits.