South Park

Season 7 Episode 8

South Park is Gay!

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2003 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The metrosexual fad has hit South Park thanks to the "Queer Eye Guys," and all the men in town are affected, except for Kyle and his Dad. Stan, Kenny, and Cartman give Kyle a makeover, and Gerald isn't far behind. Soon the women of South Park grow tired of the fad, as does Mr. Garrison.moreless

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  • Crappy crab people...

    As much as I wanted to like this episode, I really didn't. I blame the lame ending.

    Good things first, though:

    The idea of South Park - and the whole world - turning gay (or at least metrosexual) was amusing. I think that would have been enough to fill the episode, seeing the kids at school discriminate those who didn't want to go along with the new trend, and to see the daddies on a shopping spree in the mall.

    Mr. Garrison's reaction was also amusing - and perhaps there is a little truth in it: seeing people take influence from the gay culture can lead to awkward misunderstandings.

    Then along somes the crab people. Lame as hell, not funny at all, and it totally ruined the episode. Couldn't they come up with ANYTHING else?moreless
  • I could go without seeing this **** episode again!!!!

    I did not find this episode to be funny it was just stupid.The end of it was alot better then the rest of it so this episode was not to bad.But is still one of the South Park episodes that I could live without episodes of the seventh season of South Park.This South Park episode is about, Stan Kyle Kenny and Cartman are super hot to be gay Kyle is then cut from the group because he dont feel metrosexual and then Mr. Garrison accuses the towns peple from Queer Eye of selling out. This is a average episode.I give it a C+.moreless
  • This is by far the funniest SP episode ever. Where the boys take on the homosexuality fad.

    This is by far the funniest episode of South Park i have ever seen, despite i having to watch it censored on syndication cuz I don't have cable. I liked Chef's joke about white people using "hizzle fo shizzle" and stuff like that from hip-hop language, and George W. Bush on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" - good cuz I don't like Bush. The excessive use of "gay" is what makes the episode funny, as does how they negatively depict gay people. C'mon, if you are (yeah you know who you are), then just don't watch this episode, but if you're straight, then watch this for a good laugh.moreless

    stan, cartman,kenny, and everyone else become metrosexuals because of the show queer eye for the straight guy. so the girls at first like them cause they take care of themselves. kyle seemes to be out of the fad. and mr garrison says there destroying there cultor. so him and kyle go to kill them. but what they turn out to be was just, ehhhhhhh and how they said lets be latin. ok. i like it. rt t er trw t wqt ew ew ter t fr fr f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f ff f f f f f ff f f ff fmoreless
  • Everyone in South park turns metrosexual

    Thanks to Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, every men and boy starts to think being metrosexual is cool and they start behaving like the feminine type of gay They even dress up and talk like that because their new favorite TV program tries to make gay 'culture' popular.

    And well, I like this episode quite much. Even though not all gay guys are feminine, someone can be gay along with being masculine/boyish/just like an average boy. (For example, Mr. Garrison.) But it sure was fun to see Cartman, Stan and Kenny !! XD Also I'm in love with Kyle - that means I'm gay ! Great !! Really !! Kyle gives up the whole metrosexual fad and the boys in school beat him up. I felt so sorry for him, even his dad tried to solve things in the way of the new fashion. So Kyle decides to go to New York and kill the 5 queers, together with Mr. Garrison and Mr. Slave. Two actually and obviosuly gay guys. So if you take the time to notice that, this episode strongly-clearly suggests that Kyle is gay Interesting, huh ?

    It was funny how Kyle and Mr. Garrison both got pretty murderous.

    In New York, the three guys meet the queers and find out the celebrities are not really gay but... the crab people ! (Later there's a referring to them in "Two Days Before The Day After Tomorrow".)

    This episode is fun for sure. Oh, and my dad is quite metrosexual, I'll probably tell him to see this.

    My favorite part : Uh...none ? Maybe Cartman saying that his grandpa was bi-sexual so he himself is a quarter bi. (In my opinion he's a quarter bi and three quarters gaymoreless
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

John Hansen (V)

John Hansen (V)

Voice of Mr. Slave

Recurring Role

Bruce Howell

Bruce Howell

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Looks like Trey is making an effort to sound more like a boy again. For a while people have noticed that Stan and Cartman's voices were deeper than expected for fourth graders. Here in this episode, they both sound as they should.

    • When the men and women are arguing in the mall Jimbo is standing next to Randy. But when Randy starts talking about: "Crazy? Different? Outcasts?" Jimbo is gone.

    • It seems that Jimbo shaved his head in an effort to be more metrosexual.

    • This is one of the few episodes where we see Kenny's blonde hair.

    • This is the second time that a seemingly harmless fad corrupts South Park. The first was "Chinpokomon."

    • According to the mini-commentary, the Crab People were an idea that Matt and Trey would put into the scripts temporarily until they could think of something better. This time they decided to actually leave it in and see what happens--and they've regretted it ever since.

    • When we first see the parade, we see a float with the mirror on it, and immediately behind was the float with the bird-shaped head. But when it zooms up on the float with Stan, Cartman, and Kenny, they are now between the two floats, though earlier, there is no float between the two.

    • As seen in previous episodes, the president is not meant to look like the real George W. Bush. It is supposed to be that of the Comedy Central show "That's my Bush".

    • Mr. Mackey is seen only at a side view when other gay men are around. He is never adressed/pronounced either. He just kind-of appears.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Chef: No it isn't. Last year you children were all trying to be black, and now you're trying to be gay.

    • Officer: You sure you don't want to press charges?
      HBC Worker #1: That's okay, officer. I'm sure they learned that murder is wrong.
      HBC Worker #2: Especially in those pants.

    • Stan: Oh my God you guys are not gonna believe what happened to me last night.
      Cartman: What? Tell us.
      Stan: So, I'm watching the season premiere of Boy Meets Boy on television and then Queer Eye for the Straight guy comes on, right? So I fall asleep in front of the T.V. and when I wake up, I see that I've spilled the Coke I was drinking...all over my satin pajama top.
      Cartman: Oh my gosh! Are you serious? That was the cutest top ever!
      Stan: I know!
      Kenny: I just love this jacket because it's SOOOO beautiful!
      Stan: Oh, tell me about it, Ken doll.

    • Mr. Nommels: You don't like us being metro-sexual?
      Women: NO!
      Randy: Well, you know what I think? I think you're all metro-phobic!

    • Craig: (To Kyle) Take your non-flaming ass to some other school!

    • Cartman: Look guys. A lot of the kids in school are talking and they are spreading rumors that we're not metro-sexuals because we hang out with Kyle.
      Stan: Well what can we do about it?
      Cartman: We have no choice guys. We're just going to have to kill Kyle.

    • Mr. Garrison: We spent our whole lives trying not to be one of you! You can't do this to us!

    • Mr. Garrison: Mr. Tweek, why don't we go back to my place.
      Mr. Tweek: Why?
      Mr. Garrison: Well, you know. I was just thinking we could put on some music and watch videos and pound Mr. Slave's tight little ass.
      Mr. Slave: Oooh. Jesus Christ!
      Mr. Tweek: Whoa! Goodness no. I'm straight.
      Mr. Garrison: Straight? What the hell is going on here?

    • Craig: You'll never be as metro-sexual as us! C'mon fags!
      (Craig and the other 3 boys walk away.)

    • Craig: You guys look pretty gay.
      Kyle: Thanks!
      Craig: Not as gay as us, though.
      Cartman: Oh please, Craig, we're ten times gayer than you.
      Craig: Oh yea? We're super duper triple dog gay.
      Cartman: Oh yea? We're ultra super stamp-it stamp-it no erasies mega gay!
      Chef: What's all this fighting about, children?
      Stan: These guys are trying to say they're gayer than us!

    • Clyde: Oh my God! Where is my homework? I am freeeeeaaaking out!

    • (Gerald sees Kyle walk in with his metro-sexual clothing)
      Gerald: AHHH! Kyle! What's happened to you!?!
      Kyle: I'm just trying to fit in daddy, don't be such a drama queen.

    • Cartman: Nice jacket Kyle. Polyester is really the hot fabric this fall!

    • Head of Programming: I should have known they were crab people. They tried this before with The Jeffersons!

    • Cartman: (to Craig) I'm half bi-sexual!
      Mr. Garrison: Oh, stop it! You kids don't even know what you're talking about! Eric, you're not half-bi!
      Cartman: I'm like, a quarter-bi. My grandpa was bi, so that makes me quarter-bi.
      Mr. Garrison: What?

    • Kyle: (to crab people) You'll never turn me into a metrosexual! I like being a dirty, filthy little boy!

    • Announcer: Coming up on HBC, it's Queer Eye for the Staight Guy! Then it's Boy Meets Boy, followed by Will and Grace, and then, the Love Boat... with Men.

    • The Boys: chanting
      We're here!
      We're not queer!
      But we're close!
      Get used to it!

    • Mr. Garrison: (to bar of metrosexual men) Why won't anybody pound Mr. Slave's butt?
      Randy: Well, we don't 'pound butt', Mr. Garrison, we're straight.
      Mr. Garrison: Those pants and those shoes say you pound butt!
      Jimbo: Hey, now that's not true. My shoes don't say I pound butt.
      Mr. Garrison: No, your shoes say you take it in the butt!

    • Crab People: (singing) Crab People.
      Crab People.
      Taste like crab,
      Talk like people.
      Crab People!

    • Mr. Garrison: Chef, what did you do when white people stole your culture?
      Chef: Oh, well, we black people just always tried to stay out in front of them.
      Mr. Slave: How did you do that?
      Chef: Well, like with our slang. Black people always used to say, "I'm in the house" instead of "I'm here." But then white people all started to say "in the house" so we switched it to "in the hizzouse." Hizzouse became hizzizzouse, and then white folk started saying that, and we had to change it to hizzie, then "in the hizzle" which we had to change to "hizzle fo shizzle," and now, because white people say "hizzle fo shizzle," we have to say "flippity floppity floop."
      Mr. Garrison: We don't have time for all that, Chef! Oh, if only those Queer Eye For the Straight Guy people understood what they were doing. Wait. That's it! I know exactly what to do! Come on, Mr. Slave! Let's get back to our flippity floppity floop.
      Chef: Oh no! Dammit! Don't call it that!

    • Cartman: (to Craig) You're straight like a freeway!

    • Stan: Kyle, hey, you wanna come play catch with us?
      Kyle: What? You want me to hang out with you?
      Stan: Yeah. It's cool, holmes.
      Kyle: No, dude, it really isn't cool. You all turned your backs on me. You're supposed to be my best friends and you just treated me like nothing! And now you all expect me to just forget it all and, and hang out with you again like nothing happened?
      Stan: Aw Jesus, Kyle, don't be such a whiny little gaywad! Come play catch with us.
      Cartman: Yeah, don't be such a fag, dude!
      (they walk away; Kyle tries not to go with them but eventually goes)
      Kyle: God dammit!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Butters' Dad, Stephen Stotch, is officially referred to as "Stephen" at this point, previously when referred to by name Stephen was called "Chris" Stotch.

    • The song "All Things Just Keep Getting Better" that plays during Kyle's makeover is by Widelife featuring Simone Denny and is the same song used in the makeover series "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy."

    • Chef's house number (10465) is the zip code for the Bronx, NY.

    • This is the first episode that's title features the show's (and also the town's) name.


    • The HBC Network:
      HBC is a parody of the popular television channel NBC.

    • Out Of The Closets And Into The Streets!:

      "Out of the malls and into the streets" is a famous gay pride rally cry.

    • Mall Stores:

      In the mall scene "Forever 16" is a parody of "Forever 21" and Marcy's is a parody of "Macy's".

    • Stan, Kenny, & Cartman:

      We're here, we're not queer, but we're close. Get used to it.

      This is a take on the chant often heard at gay rallies/protests: "We're here, we're queer. Get used to it."

    • Queer Eye for the Straight Guy:

      Announcer:This week on HBC: Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and Boy Meets Boy.

      Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a series on the Bravo cable/satellite channel, where 5 gay men come into the life of a straight man and give him a makeover. "Boy Meets Boy" is another gay-oriented series seen on the Bravo cable/satellite channel.