South Park

Season 6 Episode 9

Red Hot Catholic Love

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 03, 2002 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • Trey Parker is clearly the voice for the member of the British Catholics, but he does not sound British at all.

  • Quotes

    • Surgeon General: And the immediate research shows that the act is not only amusing, but in fact much healthier for our bodies than the old way of eating. You see, food entering the anus has the benefit of being broken down on its way to the stomach rather than afterward. And therefore I believe that interectogestion would actually put a stop to high cholesterol and most kinds of stomach cancers. And I base that on absolutely nothing.

    • Stuart McCormick: Now come on everybody, just because a few priests of the country have been corrupted doesn't mean that all priests are child molesters.
      Mr. Tweek: Well sure that easy for you to say, your son's dead. But those of us with alive children need to make sure that Father Maxi is on the up and up.

    • Randy: Oh boy, now that we're Atheists, we don't have to pray for our food!

    • Cartman: Kyle, can you help me? I need advice.
      Kyle: What?
      Cartman: I just…I just can't decide what to buy with your $20!

    • Priest: Having sex with boys is part of Catholic priests' way of life.

    • Father Maxi: We are here to bring the Light of God, not harm the innocent!
      (A pause, and then all of the other priests burst into laughter)

    • Father Maxi: The problem is that children are being molested, not that they're reporting it.
      Priest: How do you mean?

    • Priest 1: We've got to stop these boys from going to the public!
      Priest 2: Yes, they've got to learn to keep their mouths shut!
      Father Maxi: Right and so…Wait a minute, what?
      Priest 3: Yes, but we need to find out why these children are suddenly finding it necessary to report that they're being molested.

    • Stephen: Yeah! Let's kill God! YEAH!
      Randy: Well... Well let's just be atheists.
      Stephen: Same thing.

    • Counselor: Did Father Maxi at any time ever try to put something in your butt?

    • (Cartman craps out his mouth)
      Kyle: Get the f**k outta here.

    • Kyle: Cartman, that's the dumbest thing you've ever said! ... This week.

    • Gelgamic Catholic: The Gelgamic vagina is three feet wide and filled with razor sharp teeth. Do you really expect us to have sex with that?
      Maxi: Maybe we should just forget about the Gelgamics for a little...
      Gelgamic Catholic (Outraged): Forget about the Gelgamics??!!!
      Other Gelgamics: (Incomprehenisble alien babbling)

    • Cartman: Yeess! Yeess, Kyle's money! Mmmm, Kyle's money!
      Kyle: Go f*ck yourself Cartman!
      Cartman: Ohh it feels so good on my skin. Mmmm.

    • Stan: Cartman took his lunch and shoved it up his ass and crapped out of his mouth.
      Sharon: STANLEY!!!

    • Kyle (To Cartman): So you got people to crap out of their mouths! What do you want, a freakin' medal?!
      News Anchor (On TV): The Mayor of South Park has announced that for first discovering this healthy way of eating, young citizen Eric Cartman will be given... A freaking medal.
      Kyle: AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!

    • FBI Agents: Martha Stewart, we must talk to you.
      Martha Stewart: Not now. I just wanna focus on my turkey.
      (Continues with her show)

    • Chef: Hello there children.
      Stan: Chef! What would a priest want to stick up my butt?
      Chef: Goodbye.

    • Queen Spider: The Vatican rules can not be changed. So sayeth the spider.

    • Mr. Tweek: (Crapping out of his mouth.) What was that last part?

    • Father Maxi: Hmm… There's a ladder up here. (climbs down ladder) Oh my god! A rattlesnake! (turns and runs) A way back up. (climbs up ladder)

  • Notes

    • This episode may represent the closest thing to pro-Christian statements that the series has made to date.

      Randy: He's right Sharon, we don't have to believe every word in the Bible, they're just stories to help us live by. We shouldn't toss away the lessons of the Bible just because some [expletive, plural] in Italy really screwed it up.

    • In the syndicated version on this episode, the scenes where characters crap out of their mouths is replaced with a black screen and the words "This shot in which [character name] craps from his mouth has been edited out for your protection."

    • This episode caused quite a stir with the Catholics and it took over a year and a half to get it aired on Australian television.

  • Allusions

    • Doctor Who:

      The great Queen Spider is a reference to the 1974 Doctor Who serial "Planet of the Spiders."

    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

      The scene with the old man in the catacombs asking Father Maxi, "What is your quest?" is a parody of the bridgekeeper scene in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    • Star Wars Episode One:

      The scene that contains the conventions of all the priests and cardinals has a parody of The Phantom Menace when the Gelgamik Catholics take the floor. It's making fun of the scene in the Senate from the movie with the different types of aliens.

    • Pledge Of Allegiance:

      Removing God from "Pledge of Allegiance" is based upon an incident that occurred in 1991, where an Atheist wanted to ban all mention of God from the pledge because his daughter was in a school that said the POA every day. She also happened to be the only Atheist in the school.

    • Pitfall:

      As Father Maxi goes to fetch the "holy document," he goes from screen to screen, jumping on alligators and swinging over holes just like Pitfall Harry in Activision's game "Pitfall" for the old Atari 2600 game platform.

    • The Love Boat:

      The whole Catholic Boat sequence is a parody of the opening credits to the television series The Love Boat.