South Park

Season 4 Episode 14

Pip (a.k.a. Great Expectations)

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



  • Trivia

    • 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 was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. 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

    • Mr. Pocket: Oh I'm so glad everything has worked out. Where are all my little bunnies that you borrowed then Pip?

    • Broken-hearted man: My father died in a stamp collecting accident.

    • Pip: If Ms. Havisham is determined to do this to others, let's go KICK HER ASS!

    • Estella: It's the way it goes sometimes Pip. He's 17 and has a car.

    • Mr. Pocket: …And the story ends Pip, with me suggesting that one should never pull out their wee-wee and check it for scabs whilst at the dinner table.

    • Joe: Pip, a young gentleman of great expectations!

    • Estella: Stop dreaming about me you slow-witted rectal belch.

    • Ms. Havisham: I sometimes have sick fancies.

    • Estella: Is that right you smelly little bastard?

    • Joe: Oh look here! I've gone and made a metal newspaper!

    • (Mrs. Joe throws Pip into the wall when he comes home)

    • Convict: What are you doing here you little wippersham?

    • Pip: Don't worry; sister is still taking very good care of me. She just loves to smack me in the face and tell me I'm worthless!

    • Malcolm McDowell: Indeed after watching this show, you'll know the timeless classic as if you've read the Cliff Notes themselves.

    • Ms. Havisham: And as for you, Pip, my robot monkeys should take care of you!

    • Pip: Righty-o. What are we going to play?
      Estella: We're going to play a little game called, "Smack the Blond Boy In the Head With a Large Log."
      Pip: Oh, yes! My sister and I play that game at home all the time!
      Estella: Oh you stupid pathetic boy!
      (Estella runs off)

    • Estella: This way, you pathetic squirt of vaginal discharge!............This way, you beef-witted shriveled-up monkey's penis!.............Up here, you gamy mass of baby vomit!
      Pip: Eho. After you, miss.
      Estella: I'm not going in there, you stupid puddle of a homeless man urine!

    • Mrs. Joe: STOP your metal orange, you bastard! You never want a tablespoon of nigh'ingale droppin's, you me'al-poundin' fairy! And you! Why don't you get a job?! You're eight years old now!

    • Malcolm McDowell: Ahhh...Dickens. The imagery of cobblestone streets, cragging London buildings, and nutmeg-filled Yorkshire puddings. Hello, I'm a British person.

    • Narrator: …And they all lived happily ever after, except for Pocket who died of Hepatitis B.

    • Pocket: Oh what a gay time we shall have, and I do mean gay as in festive, not as in penetration of the bum.

    • Pip: Joe, do you know anything about girls?
      Joe: Sure. They're those things with vaginas in them.
      Pip: Yes, but do you know anything about them?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.

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