South Park

Season 5 Episode 4

Scott Tenorman Must Die

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 11, 2001 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Cartman gets pubic hair. But Cartman doesn't get just any pubes; he buys some from one of the older kids at South Park Elementary, Scott Tenorman. Cartman wants to show the other boys that he can be the first kid in the fourth grade with this mark of manliness, until everyone tells him that pubes don't count unless he grows his own. Cartman seeks wicked revenge on Scott Tenorman when he won't give him his money back.moreless

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  • Go Cartman

    Even though Cartman is a heartless and mean jerk, he is awesome when it comes to revenge like this one.
  • This episode literally made me sick. Awesome.

    I think this is the only time a cartoon has been able to truly shock me. I'm pretty sensitive and I have to leave the room for torture scenes and stuff like that, but that's in movies. This is a cartoon. Yet still, when it was revealed what Cartman had done in that horiffically wonderful scene at the end, I was truly disturbed. I thought Trey and Matt had finally gone too far. It wasn't until the sickness wore off that I was able to appreciate this genius episode - the best in the series IMHO. Radiohead is my favorite band too, so that definitely added to the greatness. I've seen this episode so many times now and while it will never have the shock value it did the first time around, it's still just as funny. Funnier in my case, because I was too horrified to appreciate the humor the first time around. If I could give this an 11 I would. Another great touch was how they had Cartman repent for his evil deed in the episode "The Death of Eric Cartman" - with a fruit basket. South Park makes me so proud to be a Coloradoan.moreless
  • Probably the Best Episode of South Park. Ever.

    This episode has been included in numerous 'top South Park episodes lists" and has been rated at first or second best episode in many of them.

    It starts out with Cartman stupidly boasting about getting pubic hair, after BUYING pubic hair from a 15 year old named Scott Tenorman and the boys telling him that you're supposed to grow the pubic hair. Cartman goes to Scott and demands his money back, but gets humiliated by Scott more and then he burns the money Cartman gave him.

    Thus Cartman begins his evil plans.

    Sinc the boys think Cartman is a total idiot (and that they hate Cartman), they go ahead and meddle and snitch to Scott, so Scott plans to make Cartman's plan backfire. Cartman's original plan was to invite Scott to a chili festival with many people attending, get a pony to bite his balls off, and have Radiohead, Scott's favorite band, laugh at him when he cries.

    So Cartman does invite Scott, and seems to have everything according to plan, except Scott spies the chili dish he gives Cartman by putting hair in the chili.

    Then the fun starts, and the double backfires and fun! Watch the rest to see why this is the best episode...or at least in the top 3!moreless
  • One of south parks top ten best episodes.

    Cartman was the good guy for once.

    An older boy sells cartman pubes cartman thinks you buy pubes bot grow them. Cartman keeps asking for his money back but ends up loses more money and get fooled over and over again.Cartman plans revenge af first he is trying to train a pony to bit scott's wiener off. Eventually cartman has a chilli cook off and scott eats the chili cartman tells him its made out of his parents then scotts favorite band radiohead shows up.Scott cries his life is ruined and we learn to never make cartman mad.Funny episode with a good plot 10/10.moreless
  • Cartman gets his revenge on an eighth grader... brutal, brutal revenge

    This episode is my mother's favorite. Since she's a 50-year-old elementary school teacher, you might be surprised, but as she's pointed out several times when we watch South Park, the kids on this show think like kids: they're suckers, they verbally abuse each other without a second thought, and nothing seems better to them than brutal and total revenge.

    Unfortunately, this episode has been played to death, due (I'm sure) to its extreme humor. Unfortunately, if you've seen it once, it loses most of its punch in repeat viewing (much like M. Night Shyamalan's entire body of work). But for that first viewing, oh what a ride it is.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



Voice of Themselves (Colin Greenwood; Jonny Greenwood; Ed O'Brien; Phil Selway; Thom Yorke)

Guest Star

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

Himself (voice)

Guest Star

Toby Morton

Toby Morton

Voice of Scott Tenorman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • At the beginning, Kyle says Scott Tenorman is a ninth grader, but later, during the meeting, Kyle says he is an eighth grader.

    • When Kyle says "Yeah-huh" to Cartman when they are fighting about how to get pubes, it is Butters' voice, not Kyle's

    • During the chili eating, Cartman eats the chili down below the edge of the bowl, but when he tells Scott that he switched the chili with Chef's chili before eating it, there's some above the edge of the bowl again.

    • In the scene where Mr. Tenorman is telling Jimbo and Ned to leave or he'll call the police,various other people emerge as well.

      The people in the bottom left bush are actual Stan and Kyle's dads disguised(Marsh is wearing glasses and a fake mustache and Broflovski is dressed like a clown). Mr. McKormick is also there, along with Mr. Tweek, he's the first to run out to the left. Also the weird man in the back, whom I think is Clyde's dad.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • (When Mr. Tenorman catches Jimbo and Ned spying on them)
      Mr. Tenorman: I know who you are! I'm calling the police.
      (Many men scramble out of the bushes)
      Men in bushes: Oh no! I gotta get outta here!

    • Jimbo: Wow, those are great…Ned, are you jackin' it?!
      Ned: Kinda.
      (Mr. Tenorman comes outside)
      Mr. Tenorman: Who's out there?
      Jimbo: (whispering) Dammit Ned, stop jackin' it.
      Ned: I can't.

    • Cartman: Excuse me sir, could you please point me in the direction of the pube fair?
      Man: The pube fair? There's no such thing, you little smart ass.

    • Cartman: Don't be jealous guys! This doesn't mean we can't still hang out. It just means I've matured faster than you. You'll get your pubes guys, someday.
      Kyle: Cartman you don't buy pubes, you grow them yourself!
      Cartman: What?!

    • Jimbo: What's a 'Radiohead?'
      Cartman: You know, that band that sings that song (sings) 'Well, I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo...'

    • Cartman: (singing) Nyahnyahnyahnyahnyahnyah! I made you eat your parents! Nyahnyahnyahnyahnyahnyah! Nyahnyahnyahnyahnyahnyah!

    • Cartman: (eating chili) Hey, this is great!
      Scott: Eh, it's a special recipe.
      Cartman: Yeah, this is really good, Scott!
      Scott: I'm glad you like it so much, because now that you're almost finished, I have something to tell you…
      Cartman: What? You mean about how you put pubes in your chili?
      Scott: (surprised) W-What??
      Cartman: Yes, I'm afraid this isn't your chili, Scott. I switched it with Chef's.
      (Chef looks surprised at what Cartman says.)
      Cartman: It's delicious, Chef. I hadn't planned on that… What I did plan on, however, was that my friends, Stan and Kyle, would betray me and warn you that the Chili Con Carnival was a trap. I assumed that they would tell you that I had trained Denkins' pony to bite off your wiener. What they didn't tell you was that Denkins is a drunken redneck who shoots trespassers on sight. Knowing that you would try and do something to the pony, I warned Mr. Denkins that violent pony killers were in the area. I also know that you wouldn't go yourself, for fear of having your wiener bitten off. You would most likely send your parents. And, I'm afraid that when Mr. Denkins spotted them on his property, he shot and killed both your parents.
      (In the flashback, Scott's parents get shot at.)
      Mr. Denkins: (after flashback) Well, they was trespassin' and I was protectin' myself. I have my rights.
      Scott: My mom and dad are dead??
      Cartman: (continues) I came just in time to see Mr. Denkins giving his report to Officer Barbrady; and of course, to steal the bodies. After a night with the hacksaw, I was all ready to put on my Chili Con Carnival, so that I could tell you personally about your parents' demise! And of course, feed you my chili. Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it… "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili."
      Scott: Oh, my god! (pulls out a finger from the chili) OH, MY GOD!!! (throws up violently)

    • Jimbo: Eric! Are you training that pony to please you?!

    • Jimbo: Well, son, I think you've got a pretty stupid plan there.

    • Movie Theater Guy: That'll be six dollars.
      Cartman: Okay and how much is that in pubes?

    • Stan: Cartman, you are so goddamn stupid it is unbelievable.

    • Cartman: They may take our pride, but THEY MAY NEVER TAKE MY GODDAMN $16.12!!!

    • (After licking Scott's tears off the table)
      Cartman: Ohhh, the tears of unfathomable sadness, mmm, yummy… yummy you guys!

    • Kyle: Dude, I think it might be best for us to never piss Cartman off again.
      Stan: Good call.

    • Cartman: I made you eat your parents! I made you eat your parents!

  • NOTES (2)

    • According to Matt and Trey on the "The Hits" South Park DVD, this is the first and only episode to not have two plots, and the one that "turns Cartman from a little s**thead to the most evil kid in the world".

    • This episode was listed as the "Most Outrageous" episode by Comedy Central


    • Pink Floyd

      Scott: They're paying five bucks a hair for pubes! If I leave now, I can catch the last bus!
      Cartman: Five bucks a hair? The- that's like a million dollars!
      Scott: Hehere, take your money!
      Cartman: Hoho, I don't think so, Scott! I'm going to Fort Collins myself!
      Scott: Oh, you can't do this to me! Nooo!
      Cartman: Haha, charade you are, Scott! [runs away quickly]

      the phrase "charade you are" appears in and originated from the chorus of the pink floyd song pigs.

    • Titus Andronicus:

      At the end of Shakespeare's play "Titus Andronicus," Titus reveals to the Emperor Saturninus that the food he and his wife, Tamora are eating is actually her sons, Chiron and Demetrius.

      Titus did this to avenge his daughter Lavinia after Chiron and Demetrius raped her and cut her hands off and cut her tounge out. Tamora and Saturninus were responsible for the framing and the execution of two of Titus' sons and lying to him so he'd cut his hand off.

      In comparison, $16.12 doesn't seem like that big a deal.

      Titus Andronicus:
      Why, there they are both, baked in that pie;
      Whereof their mother daintily hath fed,
      Eating the flesh that she herself hath bred.
      'Tis true, 'tis true; witness my knife's sharp point.

      (Act 5, scene 3, lines 60-63)

    • Kris Kristofferson:

      Cartman: Hello sir, my name is Kris Kristofferson, I'm with the I.R.S. I'm here to collect $10.00 that you owe in back-taxes. When Cartman tries to get his money back in this case, he uses the alias 'Kris Kristofferson'. Kris Kristofferson is an actor and country music singer.

    • Who Framed Roger Rabbit:

      Kenny dying in this episode is similar to the way the Weasels die in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Laughing so hard they die and then their ghost rising up laughing as well.

    • Hannibal:

      Cartman even does homage to Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter from Hannibal twice. First, when he describes a scene from said 2001 film, and second, when he licks Scott Tenorman's tears.

    • Se7en:
      When Cartman arrives in Ft. Collins a boy delivers a box to him. Cartman opens the box and is horrified to find more pubes. This is a reference to the end of the film Se7en, when Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) receives a delivery box and opens it to find his murdered wife's head.

    • Looney Tunes:

      Cartman: Beebebbebbebeb, That's all folks!!

      Obvious reference to the ending of Looney Tunes episodes... also a play on the fact that the episode was so extreme that to think it could appear on a LT format is absurd.

    • Braveheart:

      Cartman: He may take our pride but he will not take my goddammed $16.12!

      Near the end of Cartman's speech he parody's some dialogue from the 1995 film, Braveheart.

      William Wallace: They may take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!

    • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure:

      The entire portion of this episode when Cartman gathers the neighborhood to his basement to discuss their plan of attack is VERY reminiscent of the 1985 movie, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, where, after his prized bicycle was stolen, he gathered all of his friends into his basement for a meeting and discussed how he would go about getting his bike back.