South Park

Season 4 Episode 3

Timmy! 2000

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 19, 2000 on Comedy Central
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A new student in Mr. Garrison’s class has a problem; he is handicapped and can only say his name. The faculty believes that Timmy has ADD, which means he doesn’t have to do any homework. Everyone in the class soon manages to get diagnosed with ADD so that they don’t have to do any homework either. A side effect from the drug is the complacency that will let them sit through an entire Phil Collins concert.

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  • Phill Collins in South Park.

    9.5
    Phill Collins is the best villain of South Park,it's great when he sing you'll be in me,parody of song you'll be in my heart of Tarzan'movie.
  • timmy!

    10
    Timmy is diagnosed with ADD, and when the other kids hear he does not have to do homework because of this, they all fool a doctor and are mistakenly diagnosed with ADD Too. Timmy forms a band with a couple older kids, but Phil Collins objects because he thinks people are making fun of Timmy. Can anyone set this straight?



    I think it was pretty good. Timmy is a hilarious character and this episode was of course, very funny. My final grade for this episode is an A+. Not the best episode ever or anything, just a really good story.moreless
  • Why timmy, why?

    4.5
    Why does everyone love Timmy. Can someone tell me what they like about him other then the fact that he's handicapped and can only say his name. I don't like him, he's such a dull character. Jimmy is boring too but at least he has a personality. I didn't like this episode cause it was mostly about Timmy and I don't like his character, just like I don't like Towlie either. Whyyy does everyone like them?moreless
  • Finally, an episode focused on Timmy.

    9.0
    As it says in the very short summary, finally, and episode focused on a very special person, Timmy! Timmy is a hilarious character. Even that he has a mental illness, it is very funny that all he says is Timmy! I think that Eric Cartman, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Stan Marsh were not shown enough in this episode. They should have played him more. Very great episode. The band thing was very weird that he would be in a band. Timmy would be a great singer, and he was a great singer. Overall, I give this very special episode a 9.moreless
  • introduction of Timmy, the loveable retard

    9.3
    This is one of the most groundbreaking eps and probably the most so of season 4. Timmy is introduced for the first time and he happens to be oen hell of a rockin and rollin singer. The Lords of The Underworld are looking for somethign to improve their band and they find Timmy and the band takes off. But is Timmy getting too much of the fame? Meanwhile, all of the kids are pretending to have ADD so that they can get out of homework! I mean, Ritalin doesn't have nay side affects right? So why not take it? You'll see if you watch the ep.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

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • This is the first and only appearance of Timmy's parents.

    • Phil Collins is always seen holding an Academy Award. This refers to his award in 1999 for best song, "You'll Be In My Heart" from Disney's Tarzan, which won against a song from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut called "Blame Canada".

    • This is the second appearance of Skyler. The first was in the episode "Cat Orgy".

    • Timmy is the only significant school boy whose last name is unknown. All of the other school boys who play significant role in the series:

      Stan Marsh
      Kyle Broflovski
      Eric Cartman
      Kenny McCormick
      Butters Stotch
      Craig Turner
      Clyde Donovan/Goodman/Harris
      Jimmy Swanson/Vulmer
      Pip Pirrup
      Token Williams/Black
      Timmy ??????

    • The first song that Phil Collins is singing in 'Lalapalaaza' before 'You'll Be in Me' is an altered version of his 80's hit 'Sussudio.'

    • Dr. Shay's video is titled "You can either calm down, or I can pop you in the mouth again." But the video tape itself only says "You can either calm down, or I can pop you in the mouth." The "again" is missing from the box.

    • Only Cartman had the visions of pink Christina Aguilera monsters. It's possible, though, that they may have just shown it from his perspective, but the other children had the visions as well.

    • Ritalin calms down people with ADD, but if a child without ADD takes it, then it makes them hyper. An adult who takes Ritalin and doesn't have ADD will be calmed down.

    • Amazon.com offers the two books the clinic doctor reads as paperbacks with the following data: "A Farewell To Arms" at 332 pages, and "The Great Gatsby" at 216 pages. The doctor read "The Great Gatsby" in 7 hours, 8 minutes, or 428 minutes. Assuming both paperbacks have the same page dimensions, margins, font size and line spacing, the doctor would have read "A Farewell To Arms" in 10 hours, 58 minutes.

    • When Chef is in the pharmacy, the door in the background is open in one shot, magically closed in the next, and then open again!

    • When Chef tells the doctor and pharmacist about the kids going to see Phil Collins in concert, the same voice comes out of both men.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Phil Collins: You shouldn't laugh at people with disabilities!
      Man on Street: (points at Collins) Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    • (After taking the Ritalin antidote)
      Stan: Wait a minute! Phil Collins sucks ass!
      Kyle: Yeah! what the hell were we thinking? Boooooo!

    • Phil Collins: And now, I'd like to sing the complex and amazing song that won me the Oscar, a song entitled: 'You'll be in me.' Thanks. 'You'll be inside of me, deep inside of me. So deep inside, I can feel you pushing against my heart.'

    • Chef: Hold on a second, you children want to go see Phil Collins?
      Stan: Yes, his flowing melodies are really enjoyable to us.

    • (Chef shows the parents a video on non-medication treatment for ADD)
      Dr. Shay: (on video) Hello, I'm Dr. Richard Shay, here to tell you about my exciting new drug-free treatment for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. (Several hyper and rambling children) This treatment is fast and effective and it doesn't use harmful drugs. Watch closely as I apply treatment to the first child. (SMACK) SIT DOWN AND STUDY! If you would like more information on my bold new treatments, please send away for this free brochure entitled: 'You can either calm down, or I can pop you in the mouth again.'

    • Cartman: You know what you guys: we should go to the concert anyways, and see Phil Collins.
      Kyle: Yeah, I think Phil Collins rocks the house.

    • Phil Collins: Nice to meet you, I'm Phil Collins.
      Skylar: Oh yeah, you're opening for us at Lollapalazava.

    • MTV Announcer: The band prepares for its biggest gig: Lollapaloodada.

    • Announcer: And now it's time for MTV News, the news that is single handedly responsible for dumbing down the nation. Which is cool.

    • Chef: Thanks to you, we have children that like Phil Collins!
      Pharmaceuticalist: Phil Collins?
      Chef: That's right! You made them so dull and boring that they're actually going to go see a Phil Collins concert!
      Pharmaceuticalist: Oh my God...it can't be...Phil Collins... (shudders)

    • Mr. Garrison: We're gonna learn about the reproductive system. Vaginas, and penises! Butt sex!

    • Kurt Loder: Why am I still doing this? I've got to be the oldest person on this network by at least fourty years.
      MTV Announcer: Kurt Loder didn't just say that... No wait, he did just say it, but just to be cool, that's what makes him cool, you think Kurt Loder is cool, and now the news that's cool.

    • Mr. Garrison: Now who can tell me what famous person wrote the Declaration of Independence...let me see...how about the new student, Timmy??
      Timmy: TIM-MAY!!!
      Mr. Garrison: No, it wasn't you Timmy, try again.
      Timmy: (garbled words)
      Mr. Garrison: Did you not do your homework?
      Stan: Haven't you figured it out yet?? Timmy's retarded.
      Mr. Garrison: Don't call people names Stanley!!! Timmy, you need to work on your study skills!
      Timmy: (garbled noise and blabber)
      Mr. Garrison: Are you mocking me?? That's it!! I'm sending your butt to the principal's office!

    • Sheila: Kyle was always running around, screaming, like he was a little eight-year-old.
      Kyle: But… I am eight.

    • Stan: Oh my goodness, you killed Kenny.

      Kyle: (indifferently) Bastard.

    • Announcer: You're watching MTV, the cool brain-washing twelve year old and younger station that hides behind a slick image. We're so cool that we decided what's cool.

    • Timmy: TIM-MAY!

  • NOTES (9)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • The Kids of Widney High:

      The controversy surrounding Timmy as a handicapped kid fronting a rock band may refer to the popularity of Wesley Willis, Daniel Johnston, or the Kids of Widney High.

    • Sisters of Mercy:

      The band "Sisters of Mercy Hold No Pain Against the Dark Lord" is a parody on the band Sisters of Mercy; the name and sound of the band are rather reminiscent of the real band.

    • Rush:

      There is a Rush song called: "The Spirit of Radio", which contains a similar guitar riff like the Timmy song.

    • The Gumbies:

      The way Collins talks and acts is very similar to the Gumbies from Monty Python's Flying Circus show.

    • Phil Collins:

      Phil Collins: And now, I'd like to sing the complex and amazing song that won me the Oscar, a song entitled: 'You'll be in me.'

      Phil Collins won the 2000 Oscar for "You'll be in My Heart" from the 1999 animated film "Tarzan." He was up against and beat (like red-headed stepchildren) Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman for "Blame Canada." Their constant ripping on Phil Collins is obviously their form of sweet revenge.

    • Lollapalooza:

      The concert at which Timmy and Phil Collins will be playing is referred to by a different mangled name every time it is mentioned(Lollapaloodada, and so on).

      It is a spoof on the 1990's Lollapalooza alternative music festival founded by Perry Farrell of the bands "Jane's Addiction" and "Porno for Pyros."

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