South Park

Season 6 Episode 6

Professor Chaos

2
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 10, 2002 on Comedy Central
9.3
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Stan, Kyle and Cartman are not pleased with the job Butters is doing as the their replacement friend. Since Kenny died, Butters has taken his place in the group and the boys think he really sucks at it and decide to fire him. Cartman, Stan and Kyle end up having to hold auditions for a new kid to take dear sweet Kenny's place. Butters of course, is devastated over the loss of his new found best buddies and the trauma of it all unleashes his alter ego "Professor Chaos"moreless

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  • Some episode this is I like it

    8.0
    In this episode Cartman,Stan, and Kyle want to replace Butters with a new best friend. How can Kenny still be dead he somehow comes back to life. Then Butters is mad and goes to the dark side and becomes Professor Chaos. Then Cartman,Stan, and Kyle do a parody of those shows that a person gets something to still be in the game When I saw this episode I thought of Flavor of love, rock of love and others but does show didn't come out when this episode aired. The Professor Chaos tries to do bad things but no one takes him seriody then this kid Dougie joins Professor Chaos and becomes General Disarray and Tweek is Cartman,Stan, and Kyle new best friendmoreless
  • Professor Chaos

    9.0
    Butters is fired as the boys fourth friend and they start a search for a new one.



    Meanwhile Proffessor Chaos (butters) and General Disarray plan to destroy the world through various means.



    The reality show like contest for the fourth friend is downright hilarious and has a fine conclusion. I really like this episode and it places among my favorites, introducing Proffessor Chaos who is used throughout the series. If you don't want spoilers read no further.



    The boys end up choosing Tweek. I really like Tweek and how he plays out in the next few episodes, unfortunately they dump him with no real explanation before he really becomes an integral part of the story. I'm glad they brought back Kenny, but I wonder what South Park would be like if he had stayed dead and Tweek had become the permanent fourth friend.moreless
  • If you researched "Classic Animated Episode"; the first link would be: http://www.tv.com/south-park/professor-chaos/episode/143497/summary.html

    9.0
    In it; Cartman, Stan and Kyle are tired of having Butters as their 4th best friend so they dump him and hold a Bachelor - style contest to find their new replacement for the late Kenny. Meanwhile Butters, dejected after his rejection, creates a new alter - ego; Professor Chaos who is the new villain of South Park.



    During the period where Kenny was killed and Butters the pansy took his place; it was becoming evident that no episode will ever be the same quality without him while this episode is firm proof to the opposite. The send - up of the Bachelor show is side - splitting in itself but you're also keen to see it all unravel as their decision will have a semi - permanent effect on the show. The Butter/Professor Chaos sub - plot takes a little while to find it's feet but once he sets out on a doomed mission to destroy the world; you'll need a tow truck to get you away from the screen.



    This episode is also one of our last chances to see Pip as a main character as he's gone by the next season and what seems like a take on TV cliffhangers actually sees one recurring character killed off forever. It just goes to show how the ever - expanding development of the four boys is taking its toll on the appearences of the side characters. The episode looks and sounds terrific and this time pistol - slinging Matt Stone delivers the best performance of the episode with a superb vocal routine as Butters.



    Professor Chaos is a classic example of how good South Park can be; it's a winner on all counts.moreless
  • Funny. Plain and simple.

    9.2
    This episode is about Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny all buying weapons and acting like japenese warriors. They go to Craig's house, where him, Clyde, Token, and Jimmy are, they don't want to fight. After Butters is turned down to join by the four, he becomes Professor Chaos and fights them. Kenny takes it seriously and actually throws a star at Butter's eye at cuts his eye open. Later, Clyde, Token, Craig, and Jimmy come back and fight them. Butters escapes and makes it to a hospital. The eight boys look for him. Craig, Clyde, Token, and Jimmy ditch them. They go back to the fair where they bought the weapons and want their money back. They can't though. Cartman walks through the crowd naked and everyone gets angry. Overall, I give this episode a 9.2.moreless
  • I AM PROFESSOR CHAOS MUAHAHAHAH!

    10
    Another great episode. After being taken out of the south par boys group Butters becomes his evil super villain ego Professor chaos. While doing simple crimes that seem to not affect anything the boys look for a replacement for Butters. Dougie joins up with Butters. In the end the boys pick Tweak to be the new replacement. Id say this is a good episode their is a few twist at the end like Ms Choksondic dying. Butters evil plan apparently fails in the end and all and all i would say this is one of the best episodes of season 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

Adrien Beard

Adrien Beard

Voice of Token Williams

Recurring Role

Vernon Chatman

Vernon Chatman

Voice of Towelie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Luigi is chosen by the boys to move on to the next heat, Damien can seen next to him, holding a rose. However, Damien's name was not called out.

    • Butters supervillain alter-ego, Professor Chaos, is originally based on Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom.

    • At the end, Cartman says there are 4 friends to pick from, but there are actually 5.

    • During the first New-Friend elimination, the kid sitting to the right of Luigi is Damien, the son of Satan from the season 1 episode of the same name.

    • In the Classroom scene, look closely when we see the shot of the kids, Butters isn't there, but later after Ms Choksondick entied the classroom he is there, BUT keep well focusing in the same shot and you'll notice Kyle isn't in his seat, but when we see the kids searching for the chalkboard eraser he is in his seat, Maybe the animators completely messed up the whole scene.

    • Cartman says there were 20 kids selected to replace Kenny. There were actually 21.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Announcer: Will Professor Chaos' latest plot succeed and be the final undoing of Earth? And which boy has been chosen as the replacement for Kenny? And which of these South Park residents (Chef, Mr. Garrison, Jimbo, Officer Barbrady, Ms. Choksondik, and Mayor McDaniels are pictured) was killed and will never be seen again? The answer will come... right now! No. Tweek. Ms. Choksondik.

    • Dog Poo: I think I deserve to take Kenny's place the most because I've been hanging around these guys for like 5 years and I never get to say or do anything.

    • (the boys discuss possible fourth friends)
      Stan: How about Token?
      Cartman: Token's a smartass.
      Kyle: So? You're a smartass!
      Cartman: Yeah. Do we really need another one?
      Kyle: Good point.

    • Cartman: All right, everyone, the time has come for us to narrow the list down from ten to six. But first, let us just say that the people who we didn't pick were only not picked because they totally sucked balls.

    • Cartman: I'm afraid we're gonna have to let you go, as our friend. You're just too…
      Kyle: Lame.
      Cartman: Lame, yes.

    • Butters: The world isn't fair. I do everything people ask me to. I stand in the lunch line for them, I buy tampons at the store for them, I go on Maury Povich with balls on my chin for them. And yet, nobody accepts me. I am an outcast. A shadow of a man who can find no companionship. No love from others. Fine! If I am to be an outcast, so be it! I'm through doin' what others tell me to do, and I am sick of this world and the stin-, and the stinky people in it! From now on I will dedicate my life to bringing chaos to the world that has rejected me! I will become the greatest supervillain the world has ever seen! Where I go, destruction will follow!

    • Cartman: All right, those with roses will move on to the swimsuit and talent competition. The rest of you, get the fudge out!
      Clyde: This whole thing is stupid! You don't pick people you wanna be with by making it into a game!
      Cartman: Ooh, somebody's a sore loser! Clyde, I believe I said, "get the fudge out!" Which means, kiss my fudgin' ass, go fudge yourself, fudge ya, get the fudge out, Clyde!

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Friends
      When the boys take the potential friends out, the background music heavily resembles the theme song from the popular sitcom Friends.

    • Marvel Comics Influence:

      "Professor Chaos" is a mixture of Magneto and Dr.Doom. Both are famous villains from comic books and "Professor Chaos" is obviously a reference to the name "Dr. Doom". Butters wears the mask of Magneto and has the cape of Doom.

    • Reality Shows:

      Cartman: The time has come to narrow the list down from ten to six. But first let us just say that the people who we didn't pick were only not picked because they totally suck balls.

      The whole thing about roses and choosing people to eliminate is reminiscent of all the reality shows such as "The Bachelor" & "Joe Millionare" that were really popular around this time.

    • Stairway to Heaven:

      Towelie at the talent show was attempting the first part of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin.
      He only ever managed this far in the tab:

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