South Park

Season 6 Episode 16

The Death Camp of Tolerance

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2002 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The boys are sent away to learn "cultural sensitivity" and Mr. Garrison is back as the boys' 4th Grade Teacher. Ever since Ms. Chokosondik's untimely demise at the end of the spring season, Stan, Kyle and Cartman have been without a teacher. Principal Victoria rescues Mr. Garrison from his stint with the "booger- eating, pants crapping kindergarteners" and promotes him to teach the 4th grade. Informed that fourth graders are a little too old for Mr. Hat, Garrison comes to class with a new, and even more inappropriate, assistant.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?


    You do all realize LEMMIWINKS is probably the funniest and sickest gimmick ever in South Park. The song is even better. This episode would probably NOT be allowed to air today.. all the PC people would come out "OMG you are so anti- GAY". Garrison is a 4th grade teacher doing SICK sex acts in front of 8 year olds. he is TRYING to get fired. But MR such a great character. He's a total submissive and loves it. You do all realize Lemmiwnks had to push his way past all the OTHER dead animals left in Mr Salves ass LOL. TRY and do this today.moreless
  • Although the Mr. Garrison/Mr. Slave plot is fantastic; this episode really belongs to Lemmiwinks the Gerbil.

    Mr. Garrison is re - hired as 4th grade teacher when the School accepts his homosexuality but when he learns that if he's fired for that reason again he can sue the school for millions of dollars. Bearing that in mind he starts to act openly gay with a new assistant and the two of them try desperately to get fired for being gay Meanwhile; the boys have trouble coping with their behaviour but are sent to a camp for tolerance instead.

    This episode has you laughing in the first minute and after that there's nothing remotely unfunny about the episode. From Mr. Slave's freaky introduction to the Museum of Tolerance to Lemmiwink's journey in Mr. Slave's insides to the take on Schindler's List until the final twist; everything is gold.

    Once again the absence of Kenny takes it's toll as neither Butters nor Tweek makes for a suitable replacement and watching Kenny react to what's going on would've been the icing on the cake. On a better note; Chef is given a generous amount of time on screen even though he doesn't sing nor does he affect the plot; it's one of his most effective appearence since way back when he was more prominent and Isaac Hayes is at his best.

    The episode manages to capture differently odd locations through it's great animation; the Death Camp and Museum of Tolerance look very nice and realistic but Lemmiwink's journey in Mr. Slave has the best detail. The vocals are on - par with the usually solid voice work but Trey Parker as Mr. Garrison and John "Nancy" Hansen as Mr. Slave take the cake as well as other things.

    The episode effectively combines a great plot with hilarious moments and equals one of the greatest South Park episodes of all time.moreless

    In this Episode, Mr. Garrison is re-hired as the fourth Grade teacher, accepting of his homosexuality. Garrison soon learns that he can earn a ton of money for being fired for being gay so he devises a plan to get fired for being gay along with the help of Mr.Slave, Garrison's partner. Immediately, this episode goes from crazy to absurd to offensively crazy, all while keeping laughing immiment. All 3 of the main plots were funny, but my favorite was the Lemmiwinks side-story. I know it's based off the Hobbit or something like that, but I could not stop laughing (and that theme song wasn't helping). Overall, this is without a doubt one of the most offensive episodes of South Park, but it's also one of the smartest and funniest ever. 10/10moreless
  • Enter Mr. Slave!

    A new character is upon us... enter Mr. Slave, Mr. Garrison's new teacher's aid. In a meeting with Principal Victoria about his new promotion (back) to 4th Grade Teacher, Mr. Garrison finds out that if he gets fired for being gay he can sue the school for a TON of money! Mr. Garrison hires Mr. Slave and proceeds to perform several (SICK) homosexual acts on him in front of the class. The students tell their parents about these acts and get taken to the Museum of Tolerance to learn tolerance towards homosexuals. This is a hilarious episode filled with some sick scenes between Garrison and Slave... you will be SHOCKED!!! Geesus Chrys!!!moreless
  • Dude...this episode is gay lol

    Mr. Garrison wants to get fired so he can make 25 million dollars and to do that he has to pretend that he's gay. He brings a homosexual named Mr. Slave to his new 4th grade class. The students are left in disbelief at Mr. Garrison's actions, including shoving their hampster Lemmiwinks up Slave's @$$. That's where things get even weirder. They show this whole retarded thing with Lemmiwinks trying to get out of Slave's @$$. What's even more sad is that there the hampster wasn't the only animal shoved up Slave's @$$. He's confronted by several spirits who help him find the way out. At the end, he's eventually spit out the gay retard's mouth and all the spirts are freed....or something like that.

    The Sciendler's List imitation, yeah that movie was out there. It's too bad Kenny wasn't alive in this season because it would have been cool to see him executed. Aw well, really good and funny episode just the same.

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • It was said in the episode that Mr. Garrison came out two years ago, yet in the show he came out when the boys entered 4th grade. If it was true, than the boys should've been in either the 5th or 6th grade, yet it's true only to our time standards, as Mr. Garrison came out in the 4th season.

    • In "Red Hot Catholic Love", food was able to go through the digestive system backwards just fine, so why did Lemmiwinks have to go on a big journey to go through someone's body the same way? I know it's a cartoon, but still...

    • This is the second time that someone said the N word.

    • Mr. Garrison says that boiling is an exothermic reaction, but boiling is endothermic, and it's not a reaction, it's a phase change.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Death Camp of Tolerance Guy: (About Garrison and Slave) What have we here? New recruits? I can assure you this next week will be nothing but pain and suffering!
      Mr. Slave: Ooh, this might be kind of fun!

    • Mr. Slave: What you need to do is show the parents what kind of demented faggot you are.

    • Principal Victoria: You've demonstrated a lack of tolerance for Mr. Garrison's behavior. In fact, I believe you used the word 'sick queer' to describe his conduct in class.
      Chef: He is a sick queer!
      Mr. Garrison: Yea!

    • Mr. Slave: It wasn't the first small animal I put up my ass.

    • Mr. Garrison: Now what do you think is going to happen when I introduce the element of the gerbil to the endothermic heat of Mr. Slave's ass?

    • Museum of Tolerance lady: We have to accept people for who they are and what they do. (she sees a man smoking) Hey! What the hell are you doing!?!
      Man: I was just uh......
      Museum of Tolerance lady: There's no smoking in the museum!
      Man: But I'm not in the museum.
      Museum of Tolerance lady: Get out of here you filthy smoker!
      Gerald: Yea dirty lungs!
      Sharon: Go ahead and kill yourself stupid tar-breath!
      Chris: Dumbass!
      Mr. Tweek: Get outta here!

    • Cartman: Man, tolerance kicks ass!
      (Everybody laughs)
      Randy: That's our Cartman.

    • Cartman: I'm not fat, I have a different life choice.

    • (Stan and Randy walk up to the sleeping Mexican janitor in the museum of tolerance)
      Randy: Here's a good one. It's the stereotypical sleepy Mexican.
      (The janitor wakes up)
      Janitor: Aw man, what time is it?
      Randy: Oh I'm sorry. I thought you were a wax sculpture.
      Janitor: Nah man, I'm the janitor. I'm supposed to be cleaning but I'm so tired......Ah so sleepy.

    • Voices in The Tunnel Of Prejudice: Queer! Beaner! Chink! Nigger! Heeb! Faggot! Cracker! Slope! Jap!
      Cartman: Aw man, this is awesome!

    • Mr. Garrison: That does it! I will not put up with foolishness in my class. It's time for punishment. (pulls out a paddle, walks over to Mr. Slave, and begins to smack his ass with it) Take it Mr. Slave! I will not put up with Tom Foolery in my classroom children! Mr. Slave, put this rubber ball in your mouth. (puts a rubber ball in Mr. Slave's mouth and continues beating him) Take that Slave! Take it!

    • Mr. Garrison: Now, I'm not saying the rest of the school year is going to be easy. In fact, it's going to be long and hard....Really long and really hard.
      Mr. Slave: Oh Jesus Christ.

    • Cartman: (whispering to Craig) Dude, I think that Mr. Slave guy might be a......Pakistani.

    • Principal Victoria: With all the new laws now, we could never fire you for being gay. You'd be able to sue us for millions of dollars.
      Mr. Garrison: Right I..........What was that?
      Principal Victoria: Well I was just saying that the policies have really changed. You know, if we fired you for acting gay next time, you'd be able to sue the school district for lots of money.
      Mr. Garrison: Oh right, right, yes. How much money exactly?
      Principal Victoria: Oh, well there was the case out in Minnesota where the guy was awarded 25 million I think.
      Mr. Garrison: You don't say? Well thanks Principal Victoria.

    • Mr. Garrison: Now, class, I want you to meet our new teacher's assistant, Mr. Slave.
      Mr. Slave: Hi kids.
      Mr. Garrison: So that's Mr. Slave, the teacher's assistant, or as I like to write for short, the teacher's ass.

    • Museum of Tolerance lady: Being tolerant means you must also learn to respect people who are small, people who are disabled, even people who are overweight like this young man here. (gestures to Cartman)
      Cartman: HEY!
      Museum of Tolerance lady: You other boys have probably called this young man names like 'tubby' or 'lard-butt' or 'fat-tits.'
      Kyle: Fat tits, that's a good one.
      Stan: Yeah, we'll have to remember that.

    • Death Camp of Tolerance Guy: Here, intolerance will not be tolerated.

    • (On stage at awards ceremony)
      Mr. Slave: Ow! I should have never shoved all those poor animals up my ass!
      (Audience pauses, then applauds)

    • Mr. Garrison: (to Mr. Slave) I mean, I stuck a gerbil up your ass and they wanna give me a Goddamn medal!

    • Mr. Garrison: Say, Mr. Slave.
      Mr. Slave: Yes, Mr. Garrison?
      Mr. Garrison: I had a dream last night that you were a real dick.
      Mr. Slave: Really? Why would you dream that I was being an asshole?
      Mr. Garrison: No, no, I was the asshole.

    • Mr. Garrison: Get along little slaves.
      Randy: Oh my god!
      Gerald: That's what our boys were talking about!
      Mr. Garrison: (with small bells) Ding-Ding Ding-Ding.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Mr. Hat is seen at the begining of this episode, but that is also the last time we see Mr. Hat.

    • This is the first appearance of Mister Slave, who would become a recurring character throughout the series.

    • The whole Lemmiwinks subplot in this episode actually seems VERY much like another Tolkien ref/parody. There is a cartoon movie of the Hobbit, and the song sung through this episode is quite similar to the song(s) sung in that. (as is elements of the subplot).


    • Gerbilling:

      The practice of putting live gerbils in the anus, gerbilling, is an urban legend. Gerbils are illegal to keep in Southern California and it is believed that it is because of this practice, really it is for agriculture. There has yet to be documented proof that gerbilling really exists so for now it is merely an urban legend.

    • Full Metal Jacket:

      Museum of Tolerance Tour Guide: This is a black person eating fried chicken and watermelon, a stereotype that hurts the African American people.

      This is a reference to Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, where Gunnery Sergeant Hartman says to one of his black recruits, "Well there is one thing you won't like, Private Snowball, they don't serve fried chicken and watermelon on a daily basis in my mess hall!!!"

    • The Hobbit:

      All of the music for the Lemmiwinks sequences are parodied off of the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit.

    • Schindler's List:

      The two little girls hiding in the latrine refers to a similar scene in the 1993 film Schindler's List where children hide in latrines to avoid transportation.