South Park

Season 5 Episode 3

Super Best Friends

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 04, 2001 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • This is the only episode in season 5 where the line "Oh my god, they killed Kenny!" Followed by "You Bastards!" is said in its original fashion. Having Stan say the first line then Kyle say the next. Although it was repeated over and over afterwards in this episode.

    • If Jesus and his super best friends flew up in the sky at the end of the episode, how come he couldn't fly with Stan while they were going to the Hall of Super Best Friends? Instead they were on a plane?

    • When everyone is in Washington, Jesus instructs the Mormon leader to freeze the water to stop the suicides. In the next shot of the water, it's liquid again.

    • After Kyle was put in the bubble, he called Cartman an asshole, to which Cartman said "At least I'm not the one in the plastic bubble!" Clearly, the bubble couldn't have been made of plastic or else it would have been so much simpler for Kyle to get out. Odds are it was made of glass.

    • How can your hair grow back like Butters' did in one day? How did Stan know it was Kenny who drowned?

    • Buddha and Krishna or Krsna are the same person. Krsna had six incarnations.

      One type is the purusa avatars of Visnu, two is the lila avatars that performs pastimes, three is the guna avatars which control material nature, four is manvantara avatars of the manus, five is yuga avatars for every millennium, and six is saktyavesa avatars of the specially empowered living entities for specific purpose.

      "Then in the beginning of the kali yuga the supreme lord Krsna will appear as Buddha, the son of Anjana in the province of Gaya, for the purpose of deluding the atheists who are envious of the faithful theists."

      - The Bhagavad-Gita / Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, chapter 3, verse 24.

      So ... Buddha was a lila avatar, and a form of Krsna. So having them as two different entities within each others company is illogical because they are one and the same, same being - different form. Just thought that might be interesting.

      (NOTE: Only -some- Hindus believe that Buddha was an incarnation of Krishna. Buddhists contend that Hinduism's reverse-incorporation of the Buddha into their religion was to discourage conversion.)

    • It never is told what happened to Butters.

    • The miracle Jesus is most famous for is his death and resurrection, not changing water to wine.

    • The Relecting Pool suddenly thaws out in the next scene after it has been iced over.

  • Quotes

    • Blaine: Damn you, Super Best Friends!
      Jesus: Your magic is no match for our powers combined, Blaine!
      Blaine: (gets in a rocket) Then I guess you win this time, Super Best Fools! But I'll be back! (launches the rocket and flies in the sky)
      Jesus: Damnit!
      Buddha: It's alright. Everything is as it should be.
      Jesus: Oh, shut up, Buddha!

    • Kyle: (whispering) Cartman. Cartman, wake up. Cartman.
      Cartman: (wakes up abruptly, knocking Kyle off his bed) No, Paula Poundstone! Leave me alone! Uh! Uh?
      Kyle: It's just me.
      Cartman: (Cartman realizes he's at the camp with Kyle and sighs) Brother Kyle? Why do you disturb my rest?

    • Mohamed: Jesus, come look at this. (Jesus, Stan, and the Super Best Friends move up to a monitor) After your distress call, we entered David Blaine in the super best friends' computer.
      Sea-Man: (operating the monitor) Many interesting things showed up. He was raised in New York city by a decent family, but a freak washing-machine accident at the age of 12 made him learn the ways of the black arts.
      Buddha: That's right, Semen.
      (everyone laughs except for Sea-Man)
      Sea-Man: (feeling insulted) Sea Man!
      Buddha: Uh, that's what I said. Semen. (everyone laughs again)
      Sea-Man: Stop it!

    • Jesus: Yea, take hold of my robe, Stanley, and do not open your eyes.
      Stan: (closes his eyes) I am ready.
      (scene changes to Jesus and Stan on an airplane, Stan is still holding on to Jesus and closing his eyes)
      Jesus: Are you still keeping your eyes closed?
      Stan: Yeah.
      Jesus: Good. Want some peanuts?

    • (Stan asking Jesus for help with defeating Blaine)
      Jesus: The miracle I'm most famous for is turning water into wine.
      Stan: Can you do it again?
      Jesus: Very well. I shall perform the miracle. Behold, here you can see ordinary water, clear, clean. Okay now turn around.
      (Stan surprised)
      Turn around.
      (Stan turns around and Jesus replaces the jug of water on the table with a jug of wine)
      It is now wine!
      Stan: That's it? That's how you did that trick?
      Jesus: Uh, well, yeah.
      Stan: That trick sucks Jesus.
      Jesus: Oh, I guess it worked a little better on people 2,000 years ago.

    • (Stan trying to convince Kyle to leave with him)
      Kyle: I'm not going anywhere.
      Stan: Goddamnit I'm not going with you, I wanna stay here.
      Kyle: Huh? I thought you wanted to leave.
      Stan: Oh wait who am I again?
      Kyle: You're Stan.

    • Blainetologist: Where are you going?
      (blocks stan from the exit)
      Stan: I'm going home?
      Blainetologist: You don't want to go home.
      Stan: You said we're free to leave whenever we want.
      Blainetologist: You are...
      Stan: But what about the way?
      Blainetologist: I'm not in the way... You are. Are you unhappy with the Church's teachings? Let's just talk about it.
      Stan: I don't want to talk about it, I just want to leave.
      Blainetologist: Why don't we go in the backroom for a second... Then you can leave.
      Stan: That's ok, I... I changed my mind, I'm gonna stay.
      Blainetologist (with a sinister smile): That's great news.

    • Cartman: Alright Brother Kyle, it is time for us to die.
      Kyle: Cartman we've been brain washed don't you see? We don't have to do this!
      Cartman: But it's the only way for us to be happy.
      Kyle: Cartman, no!

    • Blaintologist: Let me ask you all something. Do you consider yourselves to be happy?
      Butters: I don't think I'm very happy. I always fall asleep to the sound of my own screams.
      Blaintologist: Right, the reason that you are--
      Butters: Then I always wake up in the morning to the sound of my own screams. Do you think I'm unhappy?

    • Cartman: (spots Kyle and Stan's ice cream) Where did you get the ice cream?

    • [all the boys, except Cartman, look the same with the same clothes and no hair]
      Stan: Kyle, I'm starting to think that this is a really bad idea.
      Butters: I'm not Kyle, I'm Butters. I thought you were Kyle.
      Stan: No, I'm Stan.
      Kyle: You're Stan? Where's Kenny?
      Stan: Who are you?
      Kyle: I'm Kyle.
      Cartman: Hehe, guess who I am, guys?

    • Kyle: Thanks for saving us, Stan. You're my super best friend.
      Stan: Your my super best friend too, Kyle.
      Cartman: Oh, that's so sweet you guys! You want to go get a room so you can make out for a while?

    • Seaman: Look, Swallow, we should be able to divert the water with that pipe.
      Narrator: And so, Seaman and Swallow get to, get to work. [laughs]

    • Jesus: We need to know how to kill a giant stone Abraham Lincoln.
      Moses: Um, let me think, um... A giant stone John Wilkes Booth?

    • Cartman: [to Kyle] I don't wanna die either. I haven't even gotten my pubes yet.

    • [Blaine turns himself into cards and transforms back]
      Jesus: Jesus Christ!

    • Cartman: Blainetology is for everyone. There are Blainetologists who are Catholics, Buddhists... Why even Kyle here is a God damn Jew.
      Kyle: That's right.

    • [Stan looks for Kyle but finds Kenny's dead body]
      Stan: Oh my God, they killed Kenny!
      Kyle: [off-screen] You bastards!
      Stan: Kyle? Oh my God, they killed Kenny!
      Kyle: [off-screen] You bastards!
      Stan: Oh my God, they killed Kenny! [follows Kyle's voice]

    • Stan: Kyle, you can't kill yourself!
      Kyle: [in bubble] I don't want to kill myself. They rigged this thing to fill with water!

  • Notes

    • Technically, "they" never killed Kenny. Kenny killed himself. From another point of view, the church of Blainetology is still responsible

    • Even though he is later censored in episodes 10-3 and 10-4 "Cartoon Wars," the Muslim prophet Mohammed is shown as a member of the Super Best Friends.

    • This is the second time you see Kenny without his hood on.

    • When the other Superbest friends mispronounce Sea-Man's name, it appears in the script as "Semen".

    • The White House residents that appear briefly in this episode are the characters from the short-lived series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone called That's My Bush.

  • Allusions

    • Abraham Lincoln's Assassination: Moses suggesting to build a giant concrete John Wilkes Booth references this as it was John Wilkes Booth that killed president Abraham Lincoln.

    • Branch Davidian Cult:

      The building in which the Blaine-tologists reside is the same building that eventually became the deathground in Waco, Texas for David Koresh and his Branch Davidian cult.

    • Tron: Moses as an analyst for the Super Best Friends is a reference to Master Control Program (MCP) from the movie Tron (1982).

    • Captain America:

      While it probably had nothing to do with the creation of this episode, issue #222 of the Captain America comic also featured someone fighting the Lincoln Monument statue, in this case Captain America. Click 'More Info' to see the cover.

    • That's My Bush:

      When George Bush was talking to Karl, a guy walks in and says this line from Trey and Matt's other show That's My Bush.

    • Paula Poundstone:

      Cartman: No, Paula Poundstone, leave me alone!

      Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic that was convicted of felony child endangerment charges and misdemeanor infliction of injury on a child charges. She was also charged with lewd conduct on a girl under age 14, but those charges were dropped.

    • Tron:

      The computer consulted by The Super Best Friends is a spoof of the Master Control Program from the 1982 film "Tron."

    • :
      "Blaine-tology" is a crossover of other cults and religion groups like "Scientology", "The Hare Krishnas" (the way they shaved their heads), "Branch Davidians" (Waco, TX) and even Mormons.

    • :
      This episode is a parody of the 1970s ABC Saturday morning cartoon "SuperFriends", which featured Superman, Batman & Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman who were teamed up to protect the earth.

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