South Park

Season 7 Episode 2

Krazy Kripples

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 26, 2003 on Comedy Central
9.0
out of 10
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347 votes
5

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Jimmy is tired of the entire town talking about how great that "butthole" Christopher Reeve is. Jimmy and Timmy decide the only real "crips" are those who were crippled from birth. They then decide to seek out a gang with similar feelings. It's safe to say Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny are staying out of this one.moreless

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  • No Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and still a great episode. (Spoliers)

    9.3
    Usually episodes without Kyle, Kenny, Stan, or Cartman are pretty weak episodes (Pip, T&P not with my anus) but this one manages to pull of a great episode without the main characters. After Jimmy gets pissed off a Christopher Reed , He and Timmy join the “Crips”. Jimmy and Timmy misinterpret the gain to be for crippled people. Timmy and Jimmy then engage in various gang activities.



    Like I stated before episodes without Kyle, Kenny, Stan, or Cartman usually turn out really weak. But this one manages to find pull it off and make it funny. The saving grace of this episode is of course Jimmy. He manages to misinterpret everything. I love how Jimmy’s parents just seem to ignore him when he tries to get on a chair. This episode is great but would have been a bit better with the main boys in the game but it still turned out great.

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  • great

    8.0
    Jimmy is tired of people worshipping Christopher Reeve, because he thinks only people who were born crippled should be crips. He and Timmy join a gang called the Crips, thinking they were born crippled. But they are a real gang with real rivals. Will Timmy and Jimmy survive the rivaling gangs?



    Pretty good episode. The scenes with Christopher Reeve were a little boring but overall, it was nice to see an episode focused on Timmy and Jimmy. Because of all of this my final grade for this episode is a B or so. Good episode but could have been bettermoreless
  • Christopher Reeve eats baby fetuses, the handicap children joins a gang,

    8.5
    I can't even explain how absolutely offensive this episode is. Obviously the handicap children don't have very good parents, for 2 of them go to Denver to join the "crips", thinking it's a club for cripples. But boy, they are WRONG. And Christopher Reeve is wreaking havoc across south park, as he's finally rid of his wheelchair and sucking baby fetuses. On a level of offensiveness, this has to be the most offensive thing South Park has ever done. I feel so bad from laughing at it. Then the gangbangers get Timmy high. Offensive, OFFENSIVE. Yet, you can't help but laugh.moreless
  • Jimmy and Timmy join the Crips thinking that they are people crippled at birth like them. They soon find themselves at war with the Bloods and decide to try to end the feud. Meanwhile, Christopher Reeves is using fetuses to become a supervillian.moreless

    9.8
    This is a great episode. Anytime you have Jimmy and Timmy together it makes for great television in my opinion. I love watching it over and over again because it has such a high replay value. Just the whole idea of Jimmy and Timmy joining the Crips is great. I love how oblivious they are to everything too. The lock in at the rec. center at the end of the episode is priceless as is the justification for ending the feud between the Crips and the Bloods, "I mean come on." The Christopher Reeves storyline is also great although not as funny as the Jimmy and Timmy plot line.moreless
  • Jimmy and Timmy form their own gang after Christopher Reeve steals their limelight, but discover there's already a gang bearing their name, the violent "Crips".

    7.9
    Jimmy and Timmy get the chance to shine in this episode, as they form their own gang which means that members have to be crippled from birth. Stan and the others sensibly stay out of it. Meanwhile, Christopher Reeve promotes the use of stem cell research in a strangely psychotic way. Funniest moment has to be the scene where Jimmy and Timmy walk down the street in their gang clothing. All in all, a fairly average episode.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

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • One of the Crips gang members states that one cannot become cripped by accident. This is false as it's the only other way one can become crippled.

    • As the screen pans across the basketball court, the shot clock reads and stays at 4:20 instead of being no more than 30 seconds and counting down from there.

    • In this episode Jimmy's last name is Swanson, but in later episodes his last name is Valmor.

    • The Legion of Doom is from the JLA (Justice League of America), which is a DC comic title. Although when showing The Legion of Doom it includes Dr. Octopus (from The Amazing Spiderman) and Dr. Doom (from The Fantastic Four). Those two charcters are both a part of Marvel comics, not DC.

    • On the Larry King Show, Christopher Reeve shows how he can move his arms slightly with a huge effort. Just seconds later, when about to drink some more stem cells, he moves his arms without any effort at all; that is, before he has actually drank the stem cells... looks deliberate to me.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Jimmy: So then how come you came?
      Butters: Well because I said I would. (quietly) Oh I'm a dork, huh?

    • Crip: (To Timmy) Hey little roller, try some of this chronic sh*t.

    • Christopher Reeve: The old Christopher Reeve is dead. From now on, I am………Chris.

    • (Jimmy and Timmy walk into the City Wok with their gangster clothes on)
      Tuong Lu Kim: Hey! I don't want no trouble!

    • Christopher Reeve: This is just an ordinary fetus, but to people like me, it's hope.
      (he sucks the entire fetus)

    • Jimmy: Su-Su-Su-Sunday driver!

    • Jimmy: Down like a clown Charlie Br…Down like a clown Charlie Br…Down like a clown Charlie Br-Br…Down like a clown Charlie Brown!

    • Cartman: Hey wait a minute. You guys can't just start a club and tell me I can't be in it.
      Jimmy: Sorry able-body, you can't join.
      Cartman: Can too!
      Jimmy: Hey Timmy, how many able-bodied people does it take to screw in a light bulb? One.
      (Jimmy and Timmy laugh)

    • Jimmy: Say would you guys like to join our club? Oh, I'm sorry. You can't, you aren't crippled.

    • Jimmy: (angrily) Hey fellas. Thanks a lot for going to my comedy show.
      Cartman: We didn't go to your comedy show.

    • (When Jimmy asks why everyone went to see Reeve instead of him.)
      Butters: Well because he got crippled, but now he move his finger. He's an inspiration to us all.

    • Jimmy: Why you be trippin' mom? I mean, come on, I'm finally a part of something very much.

    • Jimmy: N-No need to worry about me. I'm cool like a fool in a swimming p-p-pool.

    • Jimmy: Why is a celebrity who became crippled more important than us who were born crippled very much?

    • Gene Hackman: Your fetus-sucking days are over.

    • Reporter: If irony were made of strawberries, we'd all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now.

    • Reeve: I have chosen each member of this elite group for their outstanding treachery. (Osama Bin Laden, Dr.Doom, Black Manta,and Saddam Hussein are shown) Their desire for world conquest (Cheetah,Kim Jong Il,and David Blaine are shown) and their hatred of all things good! (Butters is shown)

    • Mr. Vulmer: Jimmy, those people you're hanging out with are no good.
      Jimmy: Yo, don't be dissin my niggas dog!

    • Jimmy's Dad: Jimmy, we've told you before God made you that way for a reason.
      Jimmy: Right, because you and mom used to make fun of crippled kids in high school.

    • Jimmy: Look, my gang...which i can't talk about because it's super secret is the most important thing to me now, and if you two don't like it, you can just pass the blunt to the nigga on your left

    • (Stan, Kyle, Cartman, & Kenny are watching from the sidelines)
      Stan: (referring to the episode) Dude, I am SO glad we stayed out of this one.
      Kyle: Me, too.

    • Jimmy: So can we join your g-group?
      Crip: Aright, you wanna thug with the 5-point Crips: bitches, all you gotta do is pop some punk-ass Bloods.
      Jimmy: Well sure, Tim and I would love to pop some punk-ass Bloods; we're terrific at it.
      Timmy: T-Timmy?

    • Crip: Yo-yo, listen up, y'all. Let me tell you about my little G's, Roller and Four-legs here: they just smoked 13 bloods in one night. That ain't never been done before…and they got us marshmallows and ginger ale.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This is the third time that someone said the N word.

    • On October 10, 2004, a year and a half after this episode aired, Christopher Reeve died of heart failure at age 52. Right after that, Comedy Central didn't feel like showing this episode, which only appeared in reruns, because they made fun of him too much, so it was rarely shown anymore. The network has started reairing this episode a year and a month after Reeve's death.

    • We learn Jimmy's last name is Swanson.

    • Members of the Legion of Doom include: Osama Bin Laden, a man dresed up like Dr. Doom, Black Manta, Saddam Hussein, Cheetah, Kim Jong Il, David Blaine, Professor Chaos & General Dissaray.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Return Of The Jedi:

      Reeve: That name no longer has any meaning to me!

      This is a reference to Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, where Darth Vader says the same thing when his son Luke tells him that he knows his real name is Anakin.

    • Exxon Valdez:

      The tanker that crashes and kills the group of Bloods is labelled Exxoff. This is a reference to the oil company Exxon which besides it's gas stations is best known for the oil tanker Exxon Valdez that crashed in Alaska in 1989, the spill was the largest in US history, killing thousands of indigenous wild life and caused congress to pass the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

    • Crips n' Bloods:

      The Crips and Bloods are two well known street gangs. For example, the man at the t-shirt store says that the Bloods are "all over the 5 points area." The 5 pointed star is the symbol of the Bloods' gang and the 6 pointed star is the symbol of the Crips' gang.

    • Superman:

      Christopher Reeve: You haven't seen the last of meeeeee!

      When Christopher Reeve is banished for consuming stem cells, he is put into a "Phantom Zone" like device used in Reeve's films Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).

    • Fat Albert:

      Jimmy: The gang has written a little song about what we learned today.

      When the gangs team up and work together at the end, some of them are shown playing homemade instruments and singing like the characters in Bill Cosby's animated series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids." In fact, you can see "Fat Albert" in the background.

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