South Park

Season 4 Episode 10

Probably (2)

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 26, 2000 on Comedy Central
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Picking up from the previous episode, Cartman's evangelical mission has grown popular with the children of South Park. He plans to build a new church, and his congregation builds. He gets a call from Kenny, who is actually OK after riding underneath the bus all the way to Mexico. Cartman believes this is a message from Hell, but the real story down there is about Satan's torrid night in Saddam's hotel room. Meanwhile on the surface, more divine counsel is given by Jesus, who appears at Cartman's now-profitable church.moreless

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  • Probably

    10
    Saddam Hussein is one of the most annoying people on South Park and Chris is probably the puff of all of the South Park episodes. I love the conversation is hilarious between the devil and the funny little rat creature Jesus (or God). Is it God? I think it is God!

    Eric Cartman is so funny but he is a spoilt brat as well... I think Kyle is the best kid but why the hell is Saddam in love with Satan? "You are a **** Chris I don't like you and go away" and "Saddam Hussein is an **** A very funny episode, a classic.

    :D "Probably" is a fantastic conclusion, probably.moreless
  • Just a little better than its predecessor.

    8.1
    I came into this episode expecting great things and all that came out of it were good things. Cartman's plan to earn 10 million dollars was pretty funny and I liked how they turned Kenny's story around, no-one was expecting that. Cartman as a faith healer was pretty funny, and I liked especially how he helped Timmy to walk. I also liked the boy's reaction when they realized what Cartman was trying to do and it was funny how he then got banished to Mexico. Jesus came through in the end to save everyone from what would surely be an evil cult led by Cartman.moreless
  • The second part of this fourth season two-parter continues the homosexual love triangle story between Chris, Satan, and Saddam Hussein, and also continues with Cartman as a southern Baptist "televangelist."

    9.0
    The second part of this fourth season two-parter continues the homosexual love triangle story between Chris, Satan, and Saddam Hussein, and also continues with Cartman as a southern Baptist "televangelist." While this plot line sets up some great Cartman scenes, it also makes a comment about televangelists and their need for money. Because, of course, Cartman isn't preaching to help people, he is preaching so that he can make money. Is this what is REALLY going on behind televangelism??



    Overall, this episode does a great job of finishing off the story, and even puts an end to the whole Satan/Saddam plot arc. Nicely done.moreless
  • The exciting conclusion, in which it is revealed that in Hell, everyone speaks Spanish.

    9.5
    This episode, while somewhat more lighthearted than part 1, is still sharply satirical. The boys continue their Evangelical movement; Satan is having relationship problems (again); Kenny is stuck in Mexico; and it turns out only Mormons get into Heaven. Go figure.



    By the point this episode opens, Cartman's new church has attained cult status - the town's children are refusing to go to school, having completely devoted their lives to this new religion. Of course, as it turns out, it was just a big scam in which Cartman was taking the money of the town's youth for personal purposes.



    Oh, and after getting some sound advice from God, Satan decides he's better off single. You go, Satan. You go.



    This episode wasn't so much a tirade against religion, but a warning against letting religious zeal get out of hand. Also, you're reminded what a terrible, terrible human being Cartman is. Great episode.moreless
  • "Probably" is the conclusion to one of my favorite episodes of South Park.

    10
    Ah, what can I say about "Probably"? Besides being a quite humorous conclusion to one of my favorite episodes of season 4, I also found the episode to carry on the message of the first part: it continued along the path of poking fun at religion, with the Catholic faith taking the brunt of the writers mocking.



    The episode opens up with Cartman receiving a call from Kenny, thinking he arrived in hell, and when he begins to hear Kenny's description of the area, Cartman fears that the afterlife for the sinning children of South Park will end up there. However, what was slightly comical was that Kenny was alive and well south of the Border and didn't understand the language of the native Hispanics of the area. I thought that it was kind of quaint and fitting that Cartman decided to share his conversation with the "deceased" Kenny with his congregation about how horrible the afterlife is; fitting since Priest Maxi did the same thing in the first part of the episode.



    Another thing that I enjoyed about Cartman's church was how the adults of the town was able to break his strong hold on the other kids, by bringing in Jesus and the church's nun to talk sense into the youngsters. What I found truly comical was how Jesus, the nun, and ultimately Kyle and Stan decide to send to send Cartman to "hell", only to in the same place that Kenny is at, for his punishment.



    One thing that I found to be an improvement over the previous episode was Satan's storyline and how he went about to fix his love life. I thought that it was kind of fitting that he went up to Heaven to discuss what he should do with Saddam and Chris. What I found to be quite funny was how the viewers learn that only Latter Day Saints are the only group of people who truly arrive in Heaven upon death, despite what other religious groups said in the past. Back to Satan seeking advice from God, I thought it was a nice twist to the lessons people learn in church: that God and the devil are enemies. I also thought that it was kind of funny that Satan decided to get rid of Saddam by sending up to heaven to have to deal with the Mormons who are having a blast in the afterlife.



    In all, I found "Probably" to be a great episode. It certainly kept me laughing through the course of the half hour.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

Gary Nicholson

Gary Nicholson

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Zoe Murphy Dion

Zoe Murphy Dion

Voice of Little Blond Girl in Hell

Guest Star

Anne Garefino

Anne Garefino

Voice of Sister Anne

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Cartman says "no, I cant be cheated out of my ten million dollars again" the cash box is to his right. And after Kyle says "serves you right, Cartman", the cash box disappears.

    • When Sister Anne brought Jesus to talk to the kids at Cartman's church, one of the unknown boys has a voice that sounded exactly like Butters' voice. However, Butters was present and did speak a few seconds later before the kids left the church.

    • When Ms. Cartman convinces Eric, Stan, and Kyle into some fun as a distraction from making the church, it was happening during the day. However, when Ms. Cartman goes to her kitchen telling the other parents that the plan didn't work, you can see the window showing it as nighttime.

    • Listen Carefully: When the boys enter Cartman's house, the "Monkey Claw" speech from "Terrance and Philip: Not Without My Anus" can be heard coming from the television.

    • Once again, Cartman's plan to make $10,000,000 fails.

    • Mormonism teaches that only the truly wicked go to Hell; everyone else winds up in one of the three levels of Heaven. Thus, if "Mormon is the correct answer," there shouldn't be anywhere near eight thousand people arriving in Hell on a daily basis.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • God: (to Satan) If you're not sexually attracted to someone, then you're not ever going to be. But Saddam isn't right for you either, he's the other extreme. You should try spending some time alone, find the middle ground. That's what I do, because I'm a Buddhist.

    • Satan: I just don't know which one to pick.
      God: Now you've become dependent on relationships.

    • Satan: I haven't talked to God in over 5000 years!

    • Satan: You're back!
      Chris: Where was I going to go? Detroit?

    • Cartman: We are saving your daughter from the crutches of Hell!

    • Cartman: It is the afterlife we have concerned ourselves with.

    • Satan: I just came here because I needed closure!

    • Satan: (finishing his explanation of his problem to God) … and now Chris and Saddam just keep killing each other over and over, and I don't know which one to pick.
      God: (pause) Jesus, what the hell happened to you?
      Satan: Huh?
      God: You got kicked outta here for being a head-strong rebel, and now you're a whiny little bitch.

    • Cartman: Friends, I have to tell you that last night, I received a phone call from beyond the grave! It was our departed friend Kenny...calling from the depths of hell. And he described what hell is like in horrid detail. He said that in hell, the smell is awful...he said that in hell, everyone speaks Spanish. (crowd gasps) He said that there is water in hell, but if you drink it, you pee blood out your ass for seven hours! And perhaps worst of all, in hell there are dozens and dozens of little trinket stores; but they all have the same little trinkets in them!

    • Mormon: We're going to do a play about how alcohol can ruin family life.

    • (in Heaven)
      Mormon: Brother Stevens brought his guitar so we can sing songs about how much it hurts to lie.

    • Cartman: (preaching) Right here we have a little girl who is very, very ugly. Do you believe He is going to cure your face of the uglies?
      Ugly girl: Yes!
      Cartman: He's going to take that face and make you reasonable to look at!

    • Cartman: (while "healing" Kyle) Right now, all the Jew-ness is coming out of your body!

    • Chris: Saddam, I get the feeling that you don't like me very much.
      Saddam: Gee, whatever gave you that idea? When I stabbed you in the head?

    • Chris: Satan, I'm a 90's man. I cry when I need to.

    • Cartman: (about Kenny) God bitch-slapped him right to the fiery depths of hell!

    • Kyle: You are so going to hell Cartman!
      Cartman: (rolling in money) Suck my balls!

    • God: Satan you were kicked out of heaven for being a strong rebel, and now your a whiney little bitch.

    • Jesus: But Eric, I think this time I have to teach you a lesson! I'm sending you somewhere to think about your sins!
      Cartman: You're gonna send me to hell?
      Jesus: No. Worse!
      (Ensenada, Mexico, day. Mariachi music plays in the background. A tour bus stops in front of Papas and Beer and drops Cartman off, then pulls away.)
      Kenny: (rushes up to him) Eric! Eric!
      Cartman: (sees Kenny) Aw, crap!

    • (Hell, waiting area. Many souls are there, wondering where they are, and why.)
      Hell Director: Hello, newcomers, and welcome. Can everybody hear me? (taps the mic a few times) Hello? Can everybuh-? Okay. (the crowd quiets down) Uh, I'm the hell director. Uh, it looks like we have about 8,615 of you newbies today, and for those of you who are a little confused, uh, you are dead, and this is hell, so, abandon all hope and uh yada yada yada. Uh, we are now going to start the orientation process, which will last about-
      Man 4: Hey, wait a minute, I shouldn't be here. I was a totally strict and devout Protestant! I thought we went to heaven!
      Hell Director: Yes, well I'm afraid you were wrong.
      Soldier: I was a practicing Jehovah's Witness.
      Hell Director: Uh, you picked the wrong religion as well.
      Man 5: Well, who was right? Who gets into heaven?
      Hell Director: I'm afraid it was the Mormons. Yes, the Mormons were the correct answer.
      Crowd: (disappointed) Awww.

    • Cartman: Kenny said that in hell, people speak Spanish and the water there gives you diarrhea.

  • NOTES (3)

    • If you look carefully at the large audience of kids during Cartman's preachings, you'll notice Chuckie from Rugrats is sitting amonst them (he' easy to see because of his bright orange hair and bright blue shirt)

    • Cartman's Chinpokomon doll from "Chinpokomon", the blue Megaman toy from "Damien", and the Terrance and Phillip dolls from "Cow Days" can be seen on Cartman's couch when the adults try to bribe Stan, Kyle, and Cartman with Powdered Doughnut-Pancake Surprise.

    • This episode marks the second appearance of God in the series and the revelation that basic point of the entire fourth season is Cartman's quest for $10 million.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Kentucky Fried Movie:

      There is a repeated line throughout this episode: "Yeah, well, where was I going to go? Detroit?"
      It was taken from the 1970s cult film, Kentucky Fried Movie.

    • Happy Days:

      At the beginning of the episode, during the "previously on South Park" recap a reference is made to the Happy Days episode where Fonzie jumped the shark.

    • Southern Baptist Minister:

      Cartman's persona as a televangelist is based on a stereotype of ministers that are most often southern Baptists.

    • Televangelists:

      At the beginning, when Cartman is preaching, at the end of his speech a microphone drops down from the top of the screen. This is a stab at televangelists, known for their poor production values.

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