South Park

Season 3 Episode 3

The Succubus

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 1999 on Comedy Central
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Chef has a new woman enter his life, and he no longer has much time to spend with the boys. He then decides to marry her and get a new job, leaving the school cafeteria to be run by other employees of South Park Elementary. The boys soon discover that the soon-to-be Mrs. Chef is actually an evil Succubus that intends to devour Chef's soul once they get married and set out to stop her.moreless

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  • perfect

    10
    In this episode, Chef has found happiness with a new woman, and the boys do not like her. They later learn, from Mr. Garrison, that the woman is a 'succubus', a demon sent from Hell in a woman's body. The boys try to help Chef when it is revealed he and the woman plan on marrying. Will they figure out a plan to stop the evil succubus and save their friend?



    Good episode. The "three fifty" recurring thing was one of those things that was funny each time it came up, which is rare for me, the "You aren't fooling anyone!" line from Mr. Hat was funny, as was the overall plot. Pretty good episode and a personal favorite of mine. 10/10, A+, perfect episode methinksmoreless
  • "I need about threefiddy"

    10
    This episode is ok until Chef's parents came into the picture. Before Chef's parents came into the picture, there were a few funny parts like Cartman with the eye doctor. Once Chef's parents appear, that's when the episode really shines. The parents were no doubt the best part of the episode by far. That's one thing I love about South Park, they do something very funny, then a few minutes later it comes back, and again. Then out of the blue, it happens and it leaves you cracking up. The storyline was ok, but South Park has had much better. I highly reccomend this episode to anyone because it's not racist or sexist in anyway, and I know people hate some people due to the racial and religious comments. So go out and watch this episode!moreless
  • "Hold on naw, I'll see if I got three-fitty."

    9.0
    This episode was great!! I loved Cartman's eye doctor always calling him his "little piggy," the way Cartman looked when he got his new pair of glasses (which were stapled to his head so he couldn't take them off), the vision test was hilarious, Chef's parents and their "three-fitty," and I agreed with the plot line completely! In this episode, Chef gets a girlfriend who takes him away from his friends, his job, and even changes the fact that he likes to "make sweet love down by the fire" (now, he likes to just stay up all night and "talk"). Anyway, the boys find out that his new girlfriend is what we call a "Succubus," an evil mythical creature who takes men away from everything they know and drains their "life force" eventually killing them, and the boys take it on themselves to save Chef. VERY VERY funny episode and is no doubt a classic.moreless
  • The Succubus

    7.0
    I enjoy the South Park episodes that concentrate on one member of South Park and I think that I love the ones that concentrate on many other different characters all together with a loose plot, which I think are just really entertaining. ; D Now this episode focuses on Chef and Cartman's journeys with his opticianist and his need for glasses (plus the constant bullying). This episode also contains silliness and monsters at the end which brightens up the attitude and the atmosphere and makes you laugh. Impressively written story, Season 3 is getting off to a great start.

    ;D Good.moreless
  • "I need about treefiddy..."

    9.9
    Here is my review for this funny episode of "South Park" that is on my mind today. It is called "The Succubus", and it's an episode I remember seeing on TV for the first time. Anyway, it is about Chef quitting his job at the school and the four boys (Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny) learn why: he has a girlfriend named Veronica, whom the boys never knew about. The boys believe that there's something they don't like about her, so they decide to talk to Chef about her at his new workplace. Afterwards, Chef promises to play baseball with the boys to show that he is still their friend. But then, they began waiting all night and they talk to him again. They then learn that Chef forgot because he is going to get married to Veronica. The next day at school, the boys ask about Veronica to Mr. Garrison, and he tells them that she is actually a succubus (a creature from Hell sent to suck the life out of a man). When the boys try to tell Chef about Veronica, he was very busy and they meet Chef's parents, who begin telling all kinds of stories about how they encountered the Loch Ness Monster and how he kept begging them for "treefiddy" (which is short for "three dollars and fifty cents"). The boys then talk to Veronica as she visits them and they quickly learn that she really IS a succubus as she leaves. They try to tell everyone including Chef, but no luck. They then look up some information about the succubus' weakness, and they learn that, in order to destroy her, they need to sing her song (the one she sings with Chef) backwards. At the wedding, the boys attempt to perform the song and Veronica reveals her true form. Luckily, they save Chef and he goes back to his old job at the school. This episode has lots of jokes about Cartman's visit to the optometrist and what happens to him throughout halfway of the episode. I even liked all the stories that Chef's parents told everyone they talk to, which is also what made it hilarious to watch. Easily considered by fans of "South Park" one of the best episodes of Season 3.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

Michelle Unger

Michelle Unger

Voice of Receptionist? / Veronica, the Succubus?

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  • TRIVIA (17)

    • Visitor Sighting: There is a picture of a visitor on the sign in the cafeteria that says, "Have you seen me?"

    • Chef's parents tell the kids that The Loch Ness Monster asked them $3.50 but if Nessie lives in Scotland, surely she would not ask for dollars as they are not used anywhere in the UK.

      Nessie would have asked for sterling.

    • During the scene when the Succubus is being sent down the hole in the church Kenny's body is missing from under the bench. Then moments later when Eric is asking if Kenny is alright Kenny's body returns but it is not where it was before.

    • Chef's first initial and his last name is on his cubicle name tag it reads J. Mc ELROY

    • The company name of the accounting firm seen in the episode is Steinburg and Burgstein Accounting, two stereotypical Ashkenazi Jewish names, this is referencing the stereotype that most Jews are in the financial industry, and vice versa.

    • Stan tells Chef's parents to let him know they were there, but they had just talked to Chef moments ago.

    • When Kyle reads the instrucions for defeating a succubus, he says "this the succubi power" but the book reads "this is the succubus power".

    • The song the Succubus sings with Chef is Marine McGovern's "Morning After," the Academy Award winning song from the original 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure.

    • When Stan, Kyle and Kenny go to Chef's house to tell him about Veronica, they can't talk to him so they sit down opposite Chef's parents. When Kyle says, "We have to talk to him," he and Stan have swapped places.

    • A succubus cannot inspire feelings of emotional love, only physical lust. One would assume a man like Chef could recognize the difference

    • Kenny is completely crushed by the Succubus at the church (including his head), yet at the end of the episode when Cartman brings in his severed head it's all "uncrushed."

    • Chef's Dad describes the Monster as a "huge crustacean from the Paleolithic era." First of all, although the creature does not actually exist, by most accounts, it is not a "crustacean" (crabs and such) but a prehistoric marine reptile known as the Plesiosaur. Secondly, the "Paleolithic Era" (AKA the Stone Age) ranged from about 750,000 years ago until about 15,000 years ago; whereas, the Plesiosaur lived during the Mesozoic Era, which ranged from about 248 million to 65 million years ago.

    • In the scene where Cartman goes to the optometrist the doctor says, "OK, lets get started. You're here for the liposuction right?", the nurses giggle and Cartman says, "AY, you son of a bitch." but it's muffled. Then the optometrist says, "Alright, time to laser me a little piggy." And then Cartman says, "Ay, you son of a bitch, I'm gonna kick you square in the nnhhhnhhh...." but it's not one bit muffled.

    • In the wedding part of this episode Cartman and Kenny are seen sitting in the middle of the bench. But when the succubus breaks out Cartman and Kenny are seen sitting at the end of the bench.

    • Chef's dad says the first time he saw the Loch Ness Monster was about 7 or 8 years ago. Then later in the episode he said Chef was about 3 years old when he saw the Lochness Monster again.

    • Kyle, Stan, and Kenny are on the house as Chef's parents tell them the first time they met the Loch Ness monster. The next scene shows Cartman at the optometrist's office. The following scene shows Chef's parents standing outside of the house. As the scene goes inside the house Chef's parents are still there telling the boys about the second time they met the Loch Ness monster.

    • During the scene at the church, Cartman falls asleep. Instead of trying to wake him up, Why didn't Kenny just turn on the music himself when he's standing right next to the radio?

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Cartman: Hey dudes.
      (Kyle, Stan and Kenny laugh)
      Cartman: (Sarcastically) Heheheh, look at Cartman and his stupid glasses. Heheheh.
      Kyle: Dude, just take them off.
      Cartman: I can't, they're stapled to my head.
      (Kyle, Stan and Kenny laugh again)
      Cartman: I hate you guys.

    • Stan: We can't fall asleep. We gotta nail that song. You got the tape recorder, Cartman? Cartman?? (taps him)
      Kyle: He's asleep. Wake up fat ass!
      Cartman: What what what?
      Stan: Goddamnit! You can't fall asleep.
      Cartman: I wasn't sleeping, I was just thinking really hard!

    • Eye Doctor: All you have to do is read the letters. Can you see the letters?
      Cartman: Yes.
      Eye Doctor: All right, read them out for me.
      Cartman: (reading from the card) I AMA LITTLE PIG E. Hey! That does it! Mom!
      Eye Doctor: No, no that was just a weird coincidence. I did not know how that happened. (reads the card) I AMA LITTLE PIG E. Oh, what are the odds of that.

    • Receptionist: Hey, aren't you that cute little kid from Jerry McGuire?
      Cartman: (uninterested) Uh, yeah, sure, sure.
      Receptionist: Wow, you really got fat.
      Cartman: Hey!

    • Cartman: Hey dudes.
      Stan: Whoa, what happened to your eyes, Cartman?
      Cartman: My asshole eye doctor made them all dialbated.
      Kyle: Why?
      Cartman: Why? I'll tell you why, because he's a god damn asshole, and that's about it.

    • Stan: You're Chef's parents?
      Chef's Mother: Yes, all his life.

    • Eye Doctor: How's my little piggy today?
      Cartman: Hey! Don't call me a little piggy!
      Eye Doctor: I just say that because you're my little buddy.
      Cartman: I'm just here for an eye exam alright? Keep the fat jokes to yourself.
      Eye Doctor: Hop up on the chair. Don't break it now.
      Cartman: God Dammit!

    • Chef's Dad: …And do ya know what that alien said?
      Chef' Mama: Tree-fiddy.
      Chef's Dad: Dammit! Will ya let me tell the story? He said tree-fiddy, and that's how I knew it wasn't no alien, it was that Goddamn Loch Ness Monster again!

    • Kyle: I wonder how come Cartman's not in school today?
      Stan: Yeah. Usually when he ditches school, he still shows up for lunch.

    • Cartman: AH! IT'S THE SUCCUBUS!
      Veronica: What?
      Stan: A succubus: a demon from hell sent to suck the life out of Chef

    • Eye Doctor: Okay, time to laser the little piggy.

    • Cartman: But mom, I have to tell Chef that he's marrying a succubus!

    • Cartman: (to Eye Doctor) If you call me piggy one more time, I am going to seriously rip your god damn nuts off with my bare hands!

    • Kyle: That bitch, she's stealing Chef from us.

    • Stan: She killed Kenny!
      Kyle: You Bastard!

    • Chefs love song:
      Sometimes you fall in love!
      And you think you'll feel that way forever!
      You change your life and ignore your friends cause you think it can't get any better!
      But then love goes away, no matter what it doesn't stay as strong!
      And then your left with nothin cause your thinking with your dong!
      So watch out for that lover! It can destroy like a typhoon wind!
      Just play it cool and don't be a fool!
      Mr.Garrison: And never let poontang come between you and your friend!
      Chef: Damn Right Garrison!

    • Chef's Dad: You crackers want to hear about the time we saw the Loch Ness monster?
      Stan: Nah, that's okay.
      Chef's Dad: Oh, it must have been about 7, 8 years ago... Me and the little lady were on this boat, you see... All alone at night when all of a sudden, a huge creature, a giant crustacean from the Paleozoic era, comes out of the water!
      Chef's Mom: We were so scared, lord-have-mercy. I jumped up in the boat and said "Thomas! What on earth is that creature?!".
      Chef's Dad: It stood above us looking down with its big red eyes...
      Chef's Mom: Oh, it was scary.
      Chef's Dad: And I stood up and yelled "What do you want from us, monster?!", and he bent down and said "I need to borrow treefiddy...".
      Kyle: What's "treefiddy"?
      Chef's Dad: Three dollars and fifty cents.

    • Mr. Garrison: Yeah, I tell you, boys... Women can kill, poontang's expensive; that's why when it comes to chicks, I just screw them and leave em. I say "Get out my bedroom, poontang, before you suck my life dry!".
      Stan: Thanks, Mr. Garrison.
      Mr. Garrison: Sure, kids.
      (The boys leave the classroom.)
      Mr. Garrison: (as Mr. Hat) Your not fooling anyone. (normal voice) Shut your hole, Mr. Hat!

    • Chef's Mom: Oh, Lord he was angry.
      Chef's Dad: Damn right I was angry...
      Chef's Mom: No, not you, the monster; he was about to kick yo' ass.

    • Eye doctor: Alright, let's get down to business, shall we?
      Cartman: Gee, that's nice, my mom didn't pay you to be a comedian!

    • Stan: Wait, you guys. Maybe... is it possible... that we're just jealous because Chef is our friend, and now he's paying attention to somebody new?
      (Silence)
      Kyle: Yeah, so?
      Stan: Yeah, screw that bitch.
      Cartman: Bitch, I hate that bitch!

    • Chef's Father: Dammit, monster, I ain't givin you no treefiddy.

    • Eye doctor: 1 or 2?
      (shows a selection of girls)
      Cartman: 1.
      Eye doctor: 1 or 2?
      (1 is an apple, 2 is a chocolate cake slice)
      Cartman: 2.
      Eye doctor: Goddammit, it's 1!

    • Cartman: I swear if you call me 'Piggy' one more time, I will rip your balls off with my bare hands!
      Eye doctor: Piggy.

    • Cartman: (blind, right next to Kenny's smushed corpse) What happened, you guys? Is Kenny okay?

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode is occasionally referred to as "Chef's Mama".

    • This is the only episode where Kenny actully dies twice and dies and comes back to life in the same episode. During the scene where the kids are waiting at the bus stop to play ball, The first day scene shows the kids, then it's night and Kenny is dead with rats over him. Then It's morning and he's alive again. He later dies from the Succubus.

    • First appearance of Chef's parents; their names are Thomas and Nellie.

    • On the commercials promoting this episode, Ms. Crabtree was shown as the new school cafeteria chef. Of course when it aired, the new cafeteria chef was a new character called Mr. Derp.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The Shining:

      At Chef's workplace a sign can be seen that says 'All work and no play makes Jack an ideal employee.' this is a reference to the film 'The Shining'

    • The Lord of the Flies:

      Cartman's optometrist repeatedly calls him Piggy. This is a reference to the character Piggy from LOTF who had a similar weight problem and pair of glasses. Like Piggy, Cartman hates this nickname, though Piggy never got nearly as threatening as Cartman did.

    • Mr. Derp:

      Matt and Trey most likely named Mr. Derp from the word they use when they do something dumb...like say hit themselves on the head with a hammer. In their 1998 film BASEketball you can hear Matt say "derp" after leaving Cindy's room with her mom's vibrator.

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