South Park

Season 2 Episode 6

The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 10, 1998 on Comedy Central
8.5
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Mr. Garrison assigns the class to ask Vietnam veterans they know about their experiences. The boys go to Jimbo and Ned, who now have a hunting show opposite "Jesus and Pals." Their story is so outrageous, Mr. Garrison fails them for cheating. The boys get seek revenge by sending Jimbo and Ned phony videos depicting the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka, which causes any one who gazes upon it to become catatonic.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • mediocre

    5.5
    The boys talk to Jimbo about the Vietnam War for a class assignment, but the story he tells is so outrageous Mr. Garrison fails them. The boys vow revenge on Jimbo and Ned. Will they get their sweet revenge?



    This episode was merely ok. It wasn't absolutely terrible but it was by no means great either. There was not a lot of humor, and the plot overall was just really boring and something that I could not get into. I don't remember laughing but I do remember being bored for a lot of it. So, because of all of this, my final grade for this episode is a low "C". It does not deserve a D, but it does not deserve anything higher than a C either, I don't thinkmoreless
  • Ugh, what is this?

    7.5
    This is what bores me about the younger South Park episodes. It may not be all, but it's a lot of them. A lot of scenes are just to fill up the episode so it can be a full length 22 or longer or little less episode. And while this isn't one of those boring and annoying two story in one episode episode, it still was a boring episode about the dull adventures of the South Park kids trying to pull a prank on an access tv show and getting on the Jesus and Pals show which ends up turning into something like Jerry Springer. (You know, the guy that stands there just repeating what happened into words instead of helping solve the problem really.)



    This was a very boring episode. There was some good or great parts, but still dull.moreless
  • The Mexican Sraring Frog...

    3.0
    The Mexican Staring Frog Of Southern Sri Lanka visits the reappearing Ned and Jimbo as the hunting pair. This time the devious duo find a Mexican frog and find themselves wanting to kill it.

    If you watch carefully, then you may find yourselves falling asleep with boredom. This is probably one of the worst episodes of South Park and it really doesn't impress you.

    I think the creators made this episode because they had absoloutely nothing else to write about in the script of South Park Season 2.

    :( One of the worst episodes of S P is this Season Two episodes. :(moreless
  • This is the exact same thing as "Volcano" only more horrible.

    3.5
    Ok, I don't get this episode at all, by watching it... I said to myself.... "Hey, this is actually like Volcano, only more horrible" which is kinda true.



    The first point is the humour: It had a few funny moments and quotes, but still lacked in the laughter zone.



    For the plot, Jimbo tries to hunt down a frog? I fail to see how interesting it is. First of all, Jimbo is a horrible character which may explain why he is barely used in future episodes.



    Althrought, I give it extra points for a bit of humour and the conclusion on Ned's arm revealed. This episode must not be watched.moreless
  • lol,lol,lol

    8.7
    lol. lol lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, lol, his is funny this is hilarus this is great this is crazy it is mad i love the way that thy killed kenny the death can NOT kill kenny, Ilove the way that they put the frog in the comercial and it was killing a old fat woman that was carman he is a nasty fat that make happy but i still hate him ha ha ha aha i love this epi i do not know why but it so funny like the rest epi of the show.maybe i only love south park for kenny.



    the thing that meke felt of my sofa was went ti wacthed the video of the frog killing the old ah ah ah ah aha that was pritty good joke relly...in the end jimbo try to cacth the killer frog.and my cuestion is how you can cacth frong that can kill you if you just see his eyes..well to tell the true is that i don't remember how the pisode end.and i don't know why i am writing this...well maybe to level up je jej ejewell the thing is kid went you see a evil killer frong run away and please don't die like keeny.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

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • The two live-action helicopters shown-- supposedly what Ned and Jimbo are flying-- are the H-34 Choctaw and then the H-1 Iroquois. The cartoon 'copter they crash in looks roughly like the AH-64 Apache, which didn't have its maiden flight until after Vietnam had ended.

    • If Jimbo and Ned's hunting show was beating J+P in the ratings, that would mean Jesus was getting under 20 viewers.

    • Ned's surname is revealed to be Grublanksy.

    • This episode was inspired by "The Giant Beaver of Southern Sri Lanka." It was at the making of the film that Matt and Trey met.

    • Jesus' band is called "Disciple," and has the same insignia as the band from "Christian Rock Hard".

    • When the boys are recording the Staring Frog movies (the one with Cartman as an old lady), when they first record it, Cartman falls on his back, but when they show the movie on their TV show (Jimbo and Ned), Cartman falls to his side.

    • Ned's eyes are much bigger and closer together in the 70's then they are now.

    • In the penultimate scene of the episode after Jimbo, Ned and the boys leave the studio, Ned is shown to be fully recovered from his comotose state. However, when the camera pans down and then back up, Ned is once again a vegetable! Looks like that one was put in on purpose to me

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Producer: Our ratings have gone up to twenty people.
      Jimbo: Does that mean we get more money?
      Producer: No, but I do!

    • Jesus: Welcome back. Now, Jimbo, would you please tell me why your nephew do stuff like this to you?
      Jimbo: Well, I'll tell you, Jesus... It's because he takes drugs and he worships the devil!
      (The people in the audience gasp.)
      People in audience: (chanting) Jesus! Jesus!
      Jesus: Wow, Stanley! Now your uncle sounds really worried for you!
      Stan: Well, I only did it because he... MOLESTED me!
      (The people in the audience gasp again.)
      Jimbo: Why, you little piece of crap...!
      Stan: You big piece of crap!
      Cartman: That's it! Now I'm all pissed off! (Cartman throws a chair at Ned) Take that, hippie!
      Jimbo: Hey!

    • Jesus: Shut the f**k up!!! Jesus, what is wrong with you people?!

    • Stan: Whoa, Dude. I don't take drugs and worship Satan!

    • Cartman: (while in a dress) Why do I have to be the old lady?
      Kyle: Because your fat and all old ladies are too!
      Cartman: Hey!

    • Jimbo: Vietnam was more like shoving shards of broken glass up your ass and sitting in a tub of tabasco sauce fun.

    • Kyle: Are there any questions? Yes, Mr. Garrison?
      Mr. Garrison: Yes, where the f**k did you hear this ridiculous load of bulls**t?
      Kyle: From Vietnam veterans.

    • (After seeing Ned burning the deer)
      Jimbo: Good job, Ned! Now they won't starve!

    • (During Mr. Garrison's Vietnam flashback)
      Troop: Ok, who's taking a shower first?
      Rest of the Troops: OOOOO OOO ME ME!

    • Jesus: In our competition for ratings, we all lost sight of why we got into showbusiness in the first place.
      Ned: Yeah. Titties and beer.
      Jesus: Actually, I was referring more to the pursuit of truth...

    • Kyle: We're sorry for turning Ned into a vegetable.
      Jimbo: Ah, he'll be fine. I'll just take him home and show him some good hardcore porn and he'll snap right out if it.

    • The 'Huntin and Killin' theme song:We're so glad you spent your time with us while we slaughtered our way through nature's guts come again and stay a while we'll kill a lot more living things and make them bleed.

    • Producer: This isn't working! Somebody get pissed off and throw a chair at Ned.
      Cartman: Dibs!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Song of the South 
      When Jimbo whistles a duet with a bird on his shoulder, the tune he whistles is similar to "Zip Pe Di Do Dah" from Song of the South.  Also in the film, a bluebird whistles on Uncle Remus's shoulder, similar to the bird on Jimbo's shoulder.

    • Time-Life books:

      Cartman: (after Mr. Garrison writes 'Vietnam' on the blackboard) Mr. Garrison, what's Vietnam?
      Mr. Garrison: What's Vietman? A question a child might ask, but not a childish question.

      The above dialogue is a reference to, and was used in a TV commerical, for the Time-Life book series dealing with the Vietnam War.

    • Montel Williams:

      The audience member who talks to Jesus about Michael Jackson addresses Jesus as "Montel." Apparently he has Jesus confused with talk show host Montel Williams.

    • Current Events/ Michael Jackson:

      Audience Member: Maybe he did touch some children, but come on, it's Michael Jackson!

      A reference to Michael Jackson's legal problems and the allegations of child molestation against him. This was also the basis for a later episode called "The Jeffersons."

    • The Outsiders:

      Jimbo at one point says that "Ponyboy was hurt really bad... "

      In the hospital Jimbo is reading Ned S. E. Hinton's "The Outsiders," which was made into a film in 1983.

    • Mark Twain:

      The title of this episode is probably based on the Mark Twain short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".

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