South Park

Season 6 Episode 1

Jared Has Aides

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 06, 2002 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

As the country becomes obsessed with a popular program for losing weight, the boys see their opportunity to become sponsored by a major restaurant chain. Butters begins a regimen to drop some pounds but when he begins to gain weight in this program, his parents ground him. The plot thickens when the rival weight-loss spokesman finally "comes out" with the secret weapon he used in the fight against fat.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • superb

    Jared, of Subway fame, comes to South Park, and everyone is thrilled. That is, they are until they learn the reason he lost all the weight he lost- Aides (which his jokingly misinterpreted as 'aids' several times in the episode). Stan, Kyle and Cartman try to copy what Jared did by having Butters gain a lot of weight and then saying he lost it at the City Wok restaurant.

    Good episode. It got kind of really repetitive but it is also pretty good. The town's misconception as to the kind of 'aid' Jared means is funny even if it does get a bit run into the ground. B+ or so as my final grademoreless
  • Watch a Subway commercial then watch this episode and tell me that Jared looks funny as a South Park charater.

    After a prank phone call with Mr. Lu Kim at City Wok (or "Chitty Wok"), Eric, Stan, Kyle, and Butters see a commercial of Jared Fogle from Subway coming to South Park. Jared has inspired the folks at South Park to lose weight by eating Subway sandwiches. After seeing Jared backstage, the boys find out that it wasn't just eating sandwiches to help lose weight but it was exercise, a special way to treat condiments in a sandwich, and "aids"...oh, sorry, aides. So the Eric, Stan, and Kyle decide to have Butters get fat so they can do commercials for City Wok. Meanwhile after a dinner with his girlfriend, she finds out that he has aides (or "aids") and dumps him. Then tells the town about his aides and the town reacts the same way too. Then gets fired from Subway and he feels more miserable than before. Then suggests to give "aides for everyone" which lead to a bad riot!

    Back to the boys, they try to get Butters to eat City Wok food and exercise but doesn't work so they do a self-liposuction operation and get him in trouble by his parents. Then later on, Kyle and Stan take Butters to City Wok to hopefully do some commercials while Eric covers for Butters. Butters' parents call and Eric disguises his voice and throws some profanity that made him more in trouble. Back to the riot, Jared is being chased and hanged. The boys, minus Eric, find out about Jared talking about "aids" and try to solve it. After Stan told him it wasn't aids but rather aides, the town and Jared feel unaware about what has happened. Then realize that it's been 22.3 years since then aids can be funny (22.3 years is how long it takes for a tragedy to become funny). So aids can be funny and everyone is relieved. So then Mr. Lu Kim decides to do commercials for the boys so they can make their $15. What a ripoff since City Wok isn't a Subway. So much for that

    Lastly, Butters forgets that he's in trouble so he rushes home and finds Eric at the front door. Thankfully, he's okay and covered. Then Eric leaves and watches from the front door to see Butters' parents so upset about the fowl language he spoke on their phone and punish Butters more

    Favorite quote:

    Butters: "But you don't sound like me."

    Eric: "But you don't sound like me. My name is Butters and I'm a little (p-word) who won't help his friends make money."

    Kyle: "Wow, that was pretty good."moreless
  • Congratulations Jared!

    The boys decide to fatten up Butters so that he can lose weight by eating at their favorite restaurant just like Jared, the sub sandwich guy. Jared, who is making an appearance in town reveals another secret to his weight loss, he has aides. This was not my favorite episode. Something with Jared in it should have been better. The beginning was funny though. "I'd like the sh*tty chicken with a side of sh*tty beef" That was hilarious. It was still sort of pointless over all. I mean the whole episode was about everyone thinking Jared had real Aides. It was bad.moreless
  • His name is Jared its Jared!

    Season 6 sends out another good episode. This is one of the best episodes of season 6 by far. Butters has now taken the place as the replacement for Kenny. This is also a good episode for introducing the character of Toung Lu Kim. In this episode, the boys want to get butters fat then make him lose wight on a fast food place just like Jared. But everyone in town finds out Jared had Aides but they take it the wrong way. But in the end they find out he meant assistance. The boys only get 15 dollars in the end for their work.moreless
  • one of the funniest, comic, and it fooled-me episodes ever!

    This is one of the reasons why I watch South Park. It makes fun of serious issues and takes them into jokes. AIDS... that was funny. It really made me think that that guy was crazy for wanting to give everyone AIDS. But it turns out he only wanted to give everyone aides. It was also preety funny how Butler was to gain weight, and then lose weight. I guess it's harder to gain than lose. Anyways, it was funny only around 5 dollars for Butler to be their spokes-man... I think it was even less. South Park is one of the funniest shows, and this episode proves it!moreless
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 (10)

    • There is a hidden visitor at the end of the theme song. The alien is in the crowd on the left side of the screen. All season 6 theme songs have this visitor actually.

    • Jared bares a striking resemblance to the manager of the copy shop in "SP: BLU."

    • Even though it's airing worldwide and never airs on Comedy Central, the episode appears on the Season 6 box set.

    • Comedy Central felt that Parker and Stone had gone too far with their treatment of Butters. In a rare bit of creative interference, the network told Parker and Stone that they were not allowed to do any episodes where Butters was physically abused by his parents and banned "Jared Has Aides" from being shown on their network ever again.

    • The worker tells Jared that the boys have a sandwich they'd like him to sign, but the boys bring no sandwich.

    • The boys walk up to Mr. Garrison without any of them seeming to recognize him.

    • Cartman now takes over for Kenny in the perversion department — he mentions jacking off twice in this episode, and he's already jacked off a dog back in "Proper Condom Use." But then, he should have been a natural for that since the beginning. His mom's a crack whore, after all.

    • When Jared and his date are dining, the vase and rose should have turned 180 degrees with every change in camera angle, but instead, they move very little while the background switches 180 degrees.

    • The boys made $15 for a commercial they never made - they got paid for their effort.

    • At Kenny McCormick Town Square, when Jared was coming
      to South Park, Mr. Garrison failed to recognize Stan, Kyle,
      Cartman and Butters.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Stan: Only in America can someone become famous just because they go from being a big fat ass to not being a big fat ass.

    • Jared Vogle: And so, with all the money I've made from commercials. I have decided to start the Aides For Everyone Foundation!
      Man: What?!
      Jared Vogle: I'll personally see to it that each and every one of you get aides.

    • Chef: Stay back children! Jared wants to give you AIDS!

    • (Butters is fat, and is exercising on a rowing machine.)
      Cartman: (Yelling at Butters) You are such a flabby hunk of crap! Look at those jelly rolls! Jelly rolls, I tell ya! You still got seven chins, boy! You'll never be thin! Nobody loves you!
      Butters: Uh, hey now. They do too. My mom and dad love me even if I am fat.
      Cartman: Butters, I'm just trying to offer some motivational help here.
      Butters: Uh, all right then.
      Carman: (Yelling again) Row, you fat bitch! Look at them jelly rolls! Nobody loves you! You're not even a person!

    • Cartman: Aw come on; think of how famous you'll be.
      Butters: Hmm… you mean like Jared?
      Kyle: Yeah dude, you'll be just like Jared!
      Butters: W-well the heck with that, you said Jared was a penis-butt.

    • Butters: You guys have already gotten me in Dutch for getting fat. And then I got in double Dutch for having liposuction. And now you're asking me to get in triple Dutch? Nuh-uh. I'll never be that Dutch.

    • Jared Vogle: I got aides about two years ago and I've been losing weight ever since. It's amazing how slim you can get with aides.
      Stan: [thinking he has AIDS] I'll bet you can.

    • Chris: Butters. Are you having liposuction surgery? Tell me the truth!
      Butters: Yes, sir.
      Linda: This is unbelievable! How many times have we told you not to have self-performed liposuction surgery in our house?
      Butters: Four times, mom.

    • (phone conversation)
      Linda: Butters, your father called and said you made him very upset!
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Yeah, well, Dad's being a little pussy, Mom.
      Linda: Butters, where did you get that kind of smart mouth?
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Uh, not from you dumb asses, that's for sure.
      Linda: Oh! Just wait till I get home, mister!
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Well, I'll be waiting with horse bells on, you old… horse-bangin' skank.

    • [the town looks for Jared]
      Mr. Garrison: There he is, beatin' that dead horse!

    • (phone conversation)
      Chris: Do I hear the television? We told you no television while you're grounded!
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Oh, gee whiz, I'm not, uh, watchin' television, Dad, I'm just layin' around jackin' it.
      Chris: Jacking it? Jacking what?
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Well my hot spicy boner, of course, Dad.
      Chris: What?! Are you trying to get yourself into more trouble with that kind of language?!
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Ah, loosen up, you bloody vaginal belch.
      Cartman: (impersonating Butters) Bring it on, queerbate.

    • Jared Vogle: I'm gonna seek out all the underprivileged and hungry children of the world, and I'm giong to give them aides myself!
      Chef: You're going to give children AIDS?
      Jared Vogle: Yes, it is my hope that every beautiful child on this earth has aides by next month! Aides for everyone! [pause]
      Skeeter: Get him!

    • Cartman: Dammit Butters! Keep eating or I'll kick your ass 'til you're deader than Kenny!
      Stan: Dude that isn't cool, you shouldn't joke about Kenny being dead. Enough time hasn't passed.
      Cartman: So how long do we have to wait to joke about it?
      Kyle: 22.3 years. That's how long it takes for something tragic to become funny.
      Cartman: Oof, that's a long time to wait!

    • [they discuss how Butters could gain 50 pounds]
      Chef: Well, if you want him to get really fat as fast as possible, one of you will have to marry him.
      Stan: Marry him?
      Chef: It definitely worked for every woman I ever met.

    • Cartman: Oh my god. You guys, I think I'm having a genius moment. Yes…yes…it's coming to me now.
      Kyle: Thats...that's diarrhea.

    • Butters: Hi, Mom and Dad!
      Chris: Don't you "Hi, Mom and Dad!" us, you little punk! (punches him)
      Butters: Ow. Dad?
      Linda: You don't even know the trouble you're in, mister! (punches him)
      Butters: Ah! What did I do? What did I do?
      Chris: You think you're tough now? Answer me! (the beating continues; Butters starts crying)
      Cartman: (outside; listening) Aw, man, if I was older, I would totally start jacking off right now.

  • NOTES (6)

    • On the DVD commentary for this episode, Trey Parker & Matt Stone said they got a letter from Subway about this episode. They claimed the letter said "...Unfortunately, Subway can't control the content on all TV shows..."

    • This episode has rarely appeared on Comedy Central. According to one report, the channel forbade ever showing it after its initial week, because of the scene at the end where Butters was heard being beaten by his parents. CC is also believed to have forbidden any other episodes with Butters being physically abused by his family. Despite the CC ban, this episode has been shown in syndication and worldwide. It recently aired on Comedy Central on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, on the 12:30 A.M. slot.

    • Though Sky banned it on first showing in the UK, when the series debuted on terrestrial television (Channel 4) they showed this episode at the start.

    • First appearance of City Wok guy.

    • This episode was banned by Sky in the UK and instead of opening the series with it, Sky went forward to "Asspen".

    • This episode debuted the new opening credit sequence.


    • A Christmas Story
      When Butter's dad says "Don't you look at me like that young man, you're gonna get it!" It is the exact delivery and tone that Ralphie's dad uses when he punishes his son in A Christmas Story.

    • Cartman: Then eat your puke.
      Butters: No!
      Cartman: Oh, come on, Japanese girls do it!

      Reference to a video that went around the Internet several times (I remember seeing it in 2000) that showed a Japanese girl putting her finger down her throat, throwing up into a bowl, and then eating it. It's one of the most disgusting bits of "underground video" that you'll ever see.

    • Philadelphia:

      The part of the episode where Jared gets fired and is walking along the street, and even the song used in the background ("Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen) parodies the 1993 film Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer who gets fired from his firm because he has AIDS.