South Park

Season 11 Episode 7

Night of the Living Homeless

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 18, 2007 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • When Cartman landed after jumping the homeless person, he said he made it but he did not actually jump over the homeless person, he landed ON it so he did not clear the jump.

    • The news on the show says the episode takes place around 3:20 PM, and it's 35 degrees.

    • Spoiler alert!: The guy who saved the boys and died in the car is the mustached Mayor's Aide. Also, he is driving a Buick.

      BUT, the emblem says 'TPC' in red white and green, which I don't get?

    • South Park's City Planner turns out to be Wendy's mom. Apparently, Wendy takes after her mom when it comes to being political.

    • The license plate of the man that helps the boys get to the community center reads "J03M4M4"

    • Spoiler alert!:
      Apparently, the 4 boys are good mechanics, good enough to modify a bus in a short period of time.

    • Spoiler alert!:
      When the man is driving the boys and is hit by the car, his head is facing towards the passenger side. But when the camera angle changes he is facing the dashboard.

    • Dennis says he couldn't understand his wife Christine, but when she says that he tried to burn her, he could understand.

    • It seems like Randy pulled the shotgun out of thin air when he, Stephen, Linda, and Jimbo were on the roof in the second act. There was no mention of it before, so where did it come from?

      Response: It is actually Jimbo's shotgun. You can see him holding it in the terrace, but later (probably) Randy takes it.

    • Apparently, Jimmy's dad is the chief of the fire department, as seen at the town meeting at the beginning of the episode.

    • Jimmy can play the drums, if he can play a drumroll for Cartman, when he attempts to jump over the homeless man.

    • Spoiler alert!:
      When the homeless arrive in Santa Monica, you can clearly see Mrs. Garrison's girlfriend Allison in the background.

    • Ten people died in this episode.

    • Spoiler alert!:
      The scientist had to shoot himself 9 times before he died.

  • Quotes

    • Homeless Adviser: They feed on our change. They need it in order to keep them moving.
      Homeless Person: Is that... is that some spare change?
      Homeless Adviser: Somehow they're able to take... our change... and turn it into nourishment, sustenance.
      Homeless Person: Spare some of that change, sir?
      Homeless Adviser: But now watch. (Drops some coins into the hobo's cup and walks back to the boys. The hobo rattles his cup a bit.)
      Homeless Person: Spare some change?
      Homeless Adviser: It has already completely forgotten that I've given it change. It just wants... more, change.

    • Hundreds of Homeless: (Chanting repeatingly) Change? Change? Change?
      Randy: (On top of community center) WE DON'T HAVE ANY CHANGE! GO AWAY!

    • Randy: (To the homeless) No! I don't have any change!

    • Dennis: The homeless first started arriving in Evergreen about three months ago. At first there were only a few of them, asking for change, sleeping in the parks. But then more showed up, and we realized there was something different about them. They fed off of our change to the point that they could actually start renting apartments. We knew it wouldn't be long before the homeless actually started buying homes, and then we'd have no idea who was homeless and who wasn't! The people living in the house right next door to you could be homeless and you wouldn't even know! Nobody could trust anybody. Fights broke out. War! That's when I started suspecting that my own wife, who I had been living with for 20 years, was actually homeless, so I had to burn her... in her bed... while she slept. After she died I vowed I wouldn't let the homeless destroy our town, so we came up with a plan to get rid of them once and for all.
      Kyle looks inside the paflit and sees a picture of South Park that says "Haven For The Homeless".
      Kyle: You son of a bitch. You didn't solve your problem, you sent them all to South Park.
      Dennis: That's right, yes.

    • Evergreen man #1:You're homeless or homeowners?
      Kyle: We're nine..
      Evergreen man #2: Yeah, well that makes you homeless so get outta here before you die!!

    • Stan: Dude, what are all these homeless people doing infront of your house?
      Kyle: I don't know.
      Cartman: There's a bunch outside my house too.
      Homeless Women: Spare any change sir?
      Cartman: No! (bleep) Off!
      Stan: I don't get it. My dad said as long as nobody gave them any money they would move on.
      Kyle: He did?
      Cartman: Well this is bullcrap, somebody has to be responsible.
      Kyle: Well, I kinda gave a homeless guy $20 last night.
      Cartman: You what?
      Kyle: Oh come on that can't be why there all here, there has to be another reason.
      Stan: Kyle what were you thinking?
      Cartman: Yeah, I can't possibly jump this many homeless people. I wont risk it! I could jump two homeless people maybe three. But asking me to jump this many, is asking me to risk my life Kyle.
      Kyle: I don't want you to jump them retard!

    • Christine: (Raspy) Deeenissss!
      Dennis: Christine?
      Christine: (Raspy) You son of a bitch! You tried to burrrn me!
      Dennis:I had to Christine. You were homeless!
      Christine (Raspy) No! I wasn't homeless you stupid asshole!
      Dennis: Christine, I can't understand you!
      Christine: (Raspy) Yeah! Because you burned my lips off!
      Dennis: I learned your rips off!?
      Christine: (Raspy) No! You burned my lips off!
      Dennis: I have no idea what your saying!
      (Christine shoots Dennis, and Dennis' comrades shoot Christine, who shoots a shot at one man, who repeatedly shoots the other man until he falls to the ground, and the other man dies)
      Stan: Dude! Our parents are just as stupid as these people. Our town is gonna end up like this!
      Kyle: No it isn't! Come on! I have an idea.
      Stan: No, no, no, We're not gonna have Cartman jump over more homeless people, Kyle.
      Kyle: That isn't my idea! I saw a bus in a garage a couple blocks back. We need to modify it.
      Kenny: (Muffled) What are we gonna do?
      Kyle: We're going to save our parents before they all kill each other.

    • Glenn: This is crazy! How can they just take away my house? Where am I supposed to put all my things? I don't have a place for all my stuff. Where am I suppose to put all my stuff!? I'll need to pay for storage. Can I borrow some money to put my stuff in storage? Come on guys, if you all just help me out a little bit if you all put in a little, change? Change?
      (Randy proceeds to blow off Glenn's head; Randy sighs)

    • Steve: (To Randy) Let us in! For God's sake they're coming! No, no I'm sorry, we don't have any change.
      Linda: You have to let them in Randy.
      Randy: There isn't enough food for more people up here!
      Steve: Oh no! A veteran! We're gonna have to give him change!

    • Evergreen Man #1: Cartman? Eric Cartman? The kid who jumped thirty homeless people on his skateboard?
      (the boys,stunned,look at each other)
      Cartman: You heard about that?
      Evergreen Man #2: Heard about it? They said you could've easily cleared fifty homeless with that jump.
      Cartman: (in a boasting manner) Thirty was hard enough.
      Kyle: (furious at Cartman) Oh, God! It wasn't even thirty! It was one! He jumped over one homeless person with his stupid skateboard and he barely made it over that guy!
      Stan: Kyle, knock it off! We're here to find out how to get rid of the homeless not how many homeless Cartman can jump.

    • (Cartman skates over three homeless men)
      Cartman: Yes! That's three homeless! Suck on that! F*ck yeah!!!
      Stan: Honestly, I don't know what you see in this, Kyle.

    • Randy: No, no, dammit! That's it. That's it, everyone. We're out of Pop-Tarts.
      Jimbo: No! We can't be!
      Randy: Face it, we're gonna starve.
      Linda Stotch: No, no, wait! There's still a box over here.
      Randy: Those are Cherry! Ick!

    • Stan, Kyle, Cartman: (singing) California...
      Cartman: Is nice to the homeless.
      California-nya-nya, super cool to the homeless.
      Stan, Kyle, Cartman: In the city!!
      Cartman: City of Santa Monica.
      Lots of Rich people, giving change to the homeless.
      Homeless Man: Change?
      Stan, Kyle, Cartman: (singing) In the city!!
      Kyle: City of Brentwood, they take really good care,
      Of all their homeless.
      Cartman: They're listening, let's go! (Stan changes the bus marquee from Denver to California)
      Stan, Kyle, Cartman: (singing) In the city!!
      Cartman: Marina Del Ray. They're so nice to the homeless. Built the port-a-potties!

    • Cartman: (About the sewer) Oh God! It really smells like Kenny's house down here!
      (Kenny shoves Cartman)
      Kenny: (muffled) Shut the f*** up about my house!
      Cartman: Whoa Kenny, relax dude. We need to work together.

    • Randy: (Yelling) No! I don't have any change! I don't have any change!

    • Homeless Man: Spare some change?
      Randy: Leave me alone! I don't have any change!
      Homeless Man Alright. God Bless you sir.
      Randy: Oh, now I feel bad! Here.
      (Gives change to Homeless man)

    • Kyle: Hi. I've been saving up for a new XBOX game, but I think you could use the money a lot more than I could. Listen, I want you to take this. It's 20 dollars.
      (Kyle gives $20 to the homeless man, and smiles)
      Homeless Man: Got any more?
      Kyle: No that's... I thought that was alot.
      (Homeless man moves further up the sidewalk)
      Homeless Man: Got any Spare Change?
      (Long Pause)
      Kyle: You're welcome.

    • Cartman: Yes! I did it! (Throws his helmet) I jumped over the homeless! Yes!
      Stan: That was a sweet idea Kyle.
      Kyle: Goddammit! That wasn't my idea.

    • Head of Homeless Studies: Boys, Boys! I don't think you quite understand how the homeless function. I think you should come downstairs, to my laboratory. (Lightning and thunder strikes)

    • Announcer: This is a newsflash special bulletin with Chris Swollenballs.

    • (About the Homeless people)
      Kyle: They don't have any food or shelter. We have to something
      Stan: Well dude, what are we suppose to do?
      Kenny: (Muffled) Yeah, what are we suppose to do?
      Cartman: Kyle's right you guys. We should do something.
      Kyle: Really?
      Cartman: Yeah, I know what you're thinking Kyle, and I'm with you, and I know exactly what we should do.
      (scene changes, all the kids are gathered around)
      Butters: Gather round and witness the glory as Eric Cartman, attempts to jump his skateboard over the homeless!
      Clyde: He won't make it.
      Kyle: Excuse me! This isn't exactly what I had in mind!

    • Cartman: Alright, this time it is me and Kenny versus you two assholes.
      Kyle: Fine!
      Stan: Aw dude! What's with all the homeless people?

    • Cartman: Alright, alright, Look, I didn't want to risk it, but I think I know what to do. I'll try to jump all those homeless and get to the people on that roof.
      Head of Homeless Studies: Jump them?
      Cartman: I jump the homeless professionally. If you can get me a skateboard I'll try to jump that homeless crowd and save those people.
      Kyle: Oh, shut up Cartman. All you did was jump over one homeless guy.
      Cartman: I easily could have cleared another 30 or 40.
      Kyle: You barely made it over one fat ass!
      Stan: (admonishing Kyle) Kyle enough! Cartman jumping more homeless people isn't going to solve anything right now.
      Kyle: GODDAMNIT! I don't want him to jump over more...

    • Randy: Well I was thinking... we could turn the homeless into tires. So that we'd still have homeless but we could use them.... on our cars.
      Various Members: Oh that's a good one Randy. Nice one. Like it.
      Mayor's Assistant: That's like recycling.
      City Planner Woman: Alright enough! I find this whole conversation to be extremely offensive. The homeless are not monsters, they are people like you and me.
      Randy: (in a serious worried tone) You mean they've adapted... copied our DNA.

    • Randy: (holding up the headless corpse) Look, Glenn. We're gonna be okay.

    • Homeless Man: Spare some change?
      Cartman: Aw, dude! He smells like Kenny's house!

  • Notes

    • For the first 7 episodes of this season, the show was nominated for the 2007 Teen Choice Award for "Choice Animated TV Show".

    • The word "change" is used at least 103 times in this episode.

    • In the "California Love" redux at the end of the episode, The last verse says, "In the city, city of Venice. Right by Matt's house, you can chill if you're homeless."

      Matt Stone lives in Venice.

      You can also hear the line "In the city, City of Brentwood" which is a reference to Trey Parker's house in Brentwood.

  • Allusions

    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2:

      Cartman jumping homeless people is an allusion to the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 challenge where you must ollie "The Magic Bum" 5 times in the Venice Beach Level.

    • Fight Club:

      The scientist shot himself in the head and survived like Edward Norton did in the end of Fight Club (1999), because the bullet passed through his cheek.

    • California Love:

      The song that Cartman and the boys sing to get the homeless to go to California is a parody of the rap song 'California Love' by Tupac Shakur, featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. Upon his release from prison, 2Pac wrote the song as a comeback single in 1995.

    • Day of the Dead:

      The plot has similar traits to that of the 1985 film, Day of the Dead, the third film in Romero's Living Dead series. The homeless expert in the episode is an allusion to the character Dr. Logan, who in the movie performed behavioral experiments on Zombies in his lab.

    • Dawn of the Dead:

      Randy and the adults being stuck on the roof of the Community Center is similar to the 2004 remake of, Dawn of the Dead. Including a pregnant woman survivor as well as modifying a bus to be a deterrent to the homeless. The original Dawn of the Dead (1978) also had scenes of the leads being stuck on a roof surrounded by zombies.

    • Zombies: The homeless exhibit zombie-like tendencies in many forms. Instead of screaming for "BRAINS!", they go for "CHANGE!". They also walk with slow, stilted movements, and swarm any non-homeless person.

      They can also "infect" people. Not through biting...but by begging the change out of people until they themselves need change.

    • Night of the Living Dead:

      The episode title is a parody of the original zombie classic Night of the Living Dead (1968), directed by George A. Romero.

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