South Park

Season 4 Episode 14

Pip (a.k.a. Great Expectations)

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 29, 2000 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

This is the story of Pip's origin. Pip gets a job at the Havesham Estate where he meets Estella. She only spurns his optimism with insults. When Pip is offered the opportunity to become a gentleman he goes to London only to discover that Miss Havesham plans to break his heart. Her plan is to use Pip's tears to power her Genesis device and will allow her to gain revenge on all men.moreless

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  • Pips own episode. WHY!

    Tisk Tisk Tisk, What a terrible episode. Not good at all. It was truly painful to watch. First of all its not called Great Expectations, Its called Pip, i have the DVD. Second of all, who in the right mind gives Pip his own episode. Hes not a well liked character. Very bad decision on their part.
  • This episode was terribly boring.

    I love South Park but I don't know what happened with this episode. I've read Great Expectations and I've seen the movie. However, that did not help me at all. This episode was hard to follow and tremendously boring! As if it wasn't bad enough, the screetching of that woman made me want to destroy my t.v. It was so painful to watch that I had to make myself sit through it. It took me three separate sittings to get through the whole episode. I don't care how much of a die hard South Park fan you are, I recommend skipping this episode!moreless
  • This ep is more stupid than A Million Little Fibers

    Seriously, this is the most stupid ep of South Park. First of all, I hate Pip, he doesn't even deserve to be on the show, let alone get a very own ep. Second, all the jokes weren't funny, if you here Pip speak you hear this ep is crap. Take my advice, don't watch this ep. Pip isn't funny at all and the only time it was funny with him was when he was set on fire by Damien and ripped on by Cartman.moreless
  • Lets just face it: Never before have I've been so bored with a South Park episode.

    Seriously, typing a review of this episode seems to be a waste, but I'll do it anyway: Nothing about this episode is good. Jokes are small, lame and pathetic, not a single joke can crack me up, unlike many other episodes, the story is truly bizarre like other South Park episodes, except it sucks really bad and it's boring to watch, and Pip along with other characters are not funny or interesting, just annoying and unlikable. It's sad that an episode like this had to be made, it could had worked, if it were written better(even dumb monkeys can write better than this). The first episode to not feature the 4 main characters isn't the last one, but it's also one of the worst episodes of all time, period. The only good thing is that after this episode, Pip is no longer in South Park, and this episode is proof that he shouldn't return there as well. This is an embarrassment with the South Park name.

    Great Expectations? More like Poor Expectations. This is one of my top 5 worst South Park episodes of all time, and you will save your self time by avoiding this one at all cost.moreless
  • Surely they weren't being serious.

    I knew this episode was bad, so I put off watching it. I did not get comfortable because I knew I could walk out at any second, but I managed to sit through this, just. This episode was a huge mistake and I think it's obvious that nothing like this will happen again, except maybe as an April Fool's joke, except no-one would be laughing. I suggest anyone who has this episode to dig a deep hole and chuck it in, never to see the light of day again, maybe if they random things that didn't make any sense were made more obvious, this episode may have warranted a 5 or 6.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)

    • The South Park character of 'Miss Havesham' is spelt differently to the books character Miss Havisham. Also Miss Havesham lives in 'Havesham Estate' whereas in the book she lives in 'Satis House'.

    • This is, to this day, the last episode to feature Pip as a focal character, as every episode that followed this one reduced Pip to having little to no speaking role.

    • Pip's face has greenish tint throughout the episode.

    • Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of England. In the episode however, he is mentioned as the King of England.

    • When Pip is walking to the Manor, you see his character walk a bit then it disapears and he walks again (Dodgy Frame)

    • Remember, Pip eventually moved to South Park and joined Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and the rest of them. Therefore, this episode probably takes place in relatively modern times (even if the original book doesn't).

    • Pip's hair is fuller here, and his last name is spelled Pirrup. Parents: Phillip and Georgina. That makes Pip Jr.

    • Why does the armchair's control panel look less detailed the second time the robot monkeys make their appearance?

    • The number of bunnies Pocket put in a sack and lent Pip is not known, though Pip pulled out at least 27 of them when trying to draw Estella away from her mother. Estella kills 26 of them and Pip keeps one from being killed, yet when Pocket asks for his bunnies back, neither Pip nor Estella offers any. Indeed, they were eager to get out of the dining room quickly, so they must have forgotten at least one bunny, leaving it to die in the flames.

    • Pip is drawn quite nicely here until the end of the episode, during the final showdown, when his familiar features return.

  • QUOTES (22)

  • NOTES (4)


    • Masterpiece Theater: The opening and intro by Malcolm McDowell is reminscent of the introductions in the show Masterpiece Theater.

    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan:

      The Genesis Device is a reference to the 1982 film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

    • DVDA:

      Pocket: I also may point out that's it's not proper to pull out your wee-wee and check it for warts while at the dinner table.

      This is a reference to a song that Matt and Trey's band, DVDA, made. The song is called "I've got warts on my dick".

    • Great Expectations/Hollywood Rewrites:

      The character Pip is based on the character in Charles' Dickens novel "Great Expectations." The story has been adapted several times into movies and TV-Specials. In 1999, someone made a independent film based on the Dickens story, with modern adaptations. Essentially, this episode was a parody on how Hollywood re-writes books to attract today's audiences, and possibly, more box office revenue.