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South Park

Season 5 Episode 11

The Entity

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 21, 2001 on Comedy Central
out of 10
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349 votes

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Episode Summary

Kyle’s cousin comes to town and after Kyle sees how stereotypically Jewish his cousin Kyle is, he worries about how Cartman is going to react when he meets him. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison invents an alternative form of transportation that requires the rider to use more than just their hands and legs to control it.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • nicee

    Good and funny video!
  • perfect

    What I liked: Cartman suggesting to put Kyle in a 'concentration camp,' then pretending he did not know that was racist, Kyle complaining about Kyle, Stan and Cartman at the end of the episode, about them being 'd-bags', Mr. Garrison inventing the "IT", amongst other things.

    Really funny episode. Pretty much everything clicked and it was a really funny episode to watch, one I think every fan would like. A+ episode, no doubtmoreless
  • I'm sure glad I don't have to use 'it'.

    There were a fair few funny bits in this episode, but they were kind of evened out by boring moments, mostly provided by the Kyle vs Kyle storyline. I thought it was stupid from the beginning, why would you call your son Kyle when you know that a close family memeber has just called their son Kyle? Unless of course, they were somehow trying to save money, that is very Jewish. The best part of the episode was Cartman trying not to rip on Kyle for $40, he couldn't do it, but he produced one of the lines of the series, "Maybe we should send him to a concentration camp?", bah! Hilarious!moreless
  • I watched this episode with my mother...awkward!!!

    This is one of my favourite episodes of South Park and another great installment for season five. The character of Kyle's cousin was a stroke of genius on the creator's part and is one of South Park's most hillarious people. The plot of this episode involves Kyle's cousin, Kyle, coming to town and staying with him, but because he is such a stereotypical jewish person, Kyle is embarrased to be with him. He eventually tries to find ways to get rid of him. Meanwhile Mr. Garrison invents a machine that he believes will completely wow the world but it has some extremely uncomfortable controls. This is certainly one of the most uncomfortable episodes of South Park to watch and I sincerely hope that no-one will invent a machine like Mr. Garrison's in the future. However this episode is certainly one of the highlights of season five alongside Scott Tenorman, Cartmanland and 162 s**t Keep the funny stuff coming.moreless
  • Another great South Park.

    This is another great episode of South Park. It has alot of funny parts and a very, very funny plot to go along with it all. Kyle's cousin is kind of funny and the way that they get rid of him is really funny until he gets back. It's a very classic episode of South Park. It's a major step forward and sort of pathed the way for upcoming episodes of South Park. Overall, I thought this episode was very good, they involved alot of characters in it and put them into it wonderfully. I give it a score of 7.5.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Kyle: You especially can't say anything about Jews.
      Cartman: Oh Jesus why don't you just cut off my balls!?

    • Stan: Dude, a self hating Jew? You are becoming a stereotype.

    • News Anchorman: Here with the report is a Hispanic man with some gravy stains on his lapel.

    • Kyle the super Jew: Why is it so cold in here? I mean I know we're in the mountains, but does that mean we have to freeze to death?

    • Mr. Garrison: That's it! A gyroscope. It will allow for maximum balance and…Mr. Hat, you're a genius!

    • Kyle, the super Jew: What's this comfortable filled with? It isn't down is it?

    • Sheila: Oh that's right, we have 2 Kyles now. We'll just call you Kyle, and you Kyle…2.

    • Kyle's Cousin Kyle (to Kyle, Cartman, and Stan): Listen guys, I appreciate you wanting me around but the fact of the matter is… You guys are just kinda douche-bags.

    • Kyle's Cousin Kyle: I gotta get back to Connecticut.
      Sheila: Now that things have changed for Kyle, his mother needs him back.
      Kyle: Do you promise! I mean oh… That's too bad dude… What changed for you?
      Kyle's Cousin Kyle: Well I invested in that IT thing and there was a bailout so I received a 5 million dollar bailout cross-cheque which I can use to help my family so I guess good-bye, cousin.
      Kyle: See ya cousin, hope to see you soon. (whispers)Not too soon I hope.
      (The boys all snicker)
      (After a few seconds)The Boys (in unison): 5 MILLION DOLLARS?!

    • Kyle: This is taking too long. The flight to Connecticut is gonna leave. Hey can we speed things up here?!
      Airport Inspector: Err sorry but ever since that IT thing came out Airline had to cut back on employees.
      Kyle: Dude we're the only ones here. How long does it take 5 people to get through security?
      Airport Inspector: Derr let's see, 4 people plus times divided… Two hours domestic three hours international.
      Kyle's Cousin Kyle: Can't we just play hide and seek at home?
      Kyle: No!
      Airport Inspector (finds something in Kenny's pockets): Aha! What's this a toenail clipper! Die terrorist!!
      (shoots Kenny in the head)

    • Kyle: How far do you think it is to Connecticut?
      Stan: At least a couple hours.
      Kyle: Do you think he'll be okay?
      Cartman (walking off): He's fine!

    • Kyle's Cousin Kyle: You, you paid your friends to not make fun of me?
      Kyle: Look, it's not because anything's wrong with you.
      Kyle's Cousin Kyle: Wow, uh, you think it takes $40 to get people to like me.
      Kyle: Kyle, I-I'm sorry
      Kyle's Cousin Kyle: Becuase I mean I really think you could have done it for about 12.50.
      Kyle: What?
      Kyle's Cousin Kyle: Well, I mean, you didn't just start at 40, did you? You you gotta low-ball these things so you have a place to go.
      Kyle: [amazed] Oh, dude.

    • Clerk: We'll get you on the 7 A.M. flight tomorrow morning.
      Mr. Garrison: I can't go tomorrow, the Jizzfest is tonight!

    • Agent: The airlines are in desperate trouble. Your vehicle is causing them to lose money.
      Mr. Garrison: Yeah, well that was the point, dingleberry!

    • Ms. Choksondik: [to Kyle's cousin, Kyle] Now Kyle, I need you to be quiet. In my class you need to be able to concentrate. Concentration is the key to succeeding in my class.
      Cartman: Maybe we'll have to send him to concentration camp. [remembers Kyle's deal] Aww. Damnit, damnit, damnit!

  • NOTES (1)

    • The alternative title for this episode, 'The Ginger Device', could be taken to mean 'The Queer Device' -
      based on Cockney Rhyming Slang (originating in London, England), where "Ginger" is "Ginger Beer", rhyming slang for "queer"! [ Editor's note: An interesting concept, but in this case "Ginger" refers to the name of a real transportation device that was revealed in 2001 that had piqued the interest of some of the investors seen in this episode. You can search the web for more information on this device using the keywords "Ginger" and "transportation". ]


    • Jimmy Neutron:

      Mr. Garrison's vehicle IT is very similar to the ultra orb used in the Dec 2001 film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

    • Segway:

      Businessman: We're going to have to re-think cities!

      Mr. Garrison's invention is analogous to the Segway scooter that was widely publicized as a mystery invention that would "change civilization." One of the famous investors in the project (Steve Jobs I think) was quoted as saying something about how we would have to re-think cities based on this invention.

      However, the scooter is pretty expensive and has not been nearly as successful as a lot of people thought it would.

    • Hoveround:
      Old Ladies: "IT"! The scene with the two old ladies at the Grand Canyon with the narrator asking them how they got to the Grand Canyon is a reference to the Hoveround wheelchair commercials in which two old ladies got to the Grand Canyon with them.