South Park

Season 5 Episode 4

Scott Tenorman Must Die

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • (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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.