South Park

Season 1 Episode 11

Tom's Rhinoplasty

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 11, 1998 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Mr. Garrison decides to get a nose job. On the day of his operation, he gets Ms. Ellen to substitute for him. After the operation is complete, he discovers that he can have his dream career: hanging out and screwing hot chicks. Now Ms. Ellen is the new teacher, but that is OK because the boys all have a crush on her, especially Stan, which makes Wendy extremely jealous.moreless

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  • Mr. Garrison gets a nose job and quits teaching. The boys fall in with the substitute.

    Mr. Garrison decides to get a nose job. On the day of his operation, he gets Ms. Ellen to substitute for him. After the operation is complete, he discovers that he can have his dream career: hanging out and screwing hot chicks. Now Ms. Ellen is the new teacher, but that is OK because the boys all have a crush on her, especially Stan, which makes Wendy extremely jealous. A better episode than the previous one. The boys falling in love with their new substitue was hilarious. Chef singing "No Subsititue" was very funny. Also, Cartman have funny lines in this episode as well. Other funny moments: "Don't f***with me" (which was said by Wendy), Mr. Garrison after the sugery, the boys licking the carpet, and a few more. Overall, grea tepisode, but the vomit scenes were gross and that's seem to be a bit too much.8/10moreless
  • sorry but i hate this episode its the one thing i hate about south park is vomit whats the piont and its tottaly not funny either

    well i luv south park but i hate vomit so bad its a stupid idea and i think its the one thing tat lowers south park. this episode is my personal worst because all its about is vomit its just simply crap to my opioion.. simply the worst episode ever .........
  • An Old Favourite :-)

    Tom's Rhinoplasty. LOVE this episode! I first watched it in May 2009. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Wendy Testaburger finds herself madly jealous with young, pretty substitute teacher Ms. Ellen. Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and all the other boys in the 3rd Grade instantly take to Ms. Ellen, with the addition of Chef, who aimed to "make love to her down by the fire." Wendy darkly creates a plan to get Ms. Ellen out of the substitute teaching job, from buying her a dead animal for Valentine's Day to sending in the United Nations of Iraq to send her to the sun. The episode concludes with a well known line that supported how far Wendy would go to draw away any competition when it came to her first love Stan Marsh. This episode was aired shortly before Valentine's Day in 1998 and was a first season episode. The song that played during the Wendy/Stan montage was beautiful, too. Cute but dark episode, definately one to watch! Ciao! :-) xxxmoreless
  • perfect

    Mr. Garrison gets a nose job and soon all women in South Park love him, so he decides to quit teaching. This is fine because the new teacher, Ms. Ellen, is one all the boys like, especially Stan. Wendy is worried she will lose Stan to Ms. Ellen and vows revenge.

    The ending is one of my favorite endings to the show, just because it is really funny and well-done. The whole episode is pretty much flawless, as far as I am concerned. Overall grade for this episode is definitely going to be an A+. Hilarious episode, I think anywaymoreless
  • I don't get why people think this is the best episode of Season 1.

    This episode is the worst of the so far fantastic Season 1. Not to say this episode was bad, it just didn't have the same oomph as the other episodes. This episode seems very similar to 'Scott Tenorman Must Die', except based around a character I don't like, Wendy Testaburger. Without a doubt, the funniest part of this episode is the misinterpretation of how to be a lesbian, by Cartman and the boys. "Licking carpet", "Eating box", "My Grandfather was lesbian, so that makes me quarter-lesbian." The main reason I didn't like the episode was because it was based around Wendy, who is just a character I don't like. Otherwise, it would have been up there with my favourites.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

Natasha Henstridge

Natasha Henstridge

Voice of Ms. Ellen

Guest Star

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Voice of Bebe

Recurring Role

Toddy Walters

Toddy Walters

Singing Voice (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (17)

    • This episode marks the first time a girl uses the "f - word" on the show.

    • Visitor Sighting: When the Iraq terrorists come in the room, the kids hide under their desk, then a real alien head on the pegboard blinks! (on the right side)

    • When Mr. Garrison is walking down the street after he had his nose surgery, the song playing is "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb.

    • "Terrorist Speak" (Derka Derka, Blak an Blak) is introduced in this episode, to parody a Middle Eastern dialect. This "speak" has since been used when any Middle Eastern person talks. Examples include "Osama Bin Laden Wears Farty Pants," and in Matt and Trey's non-South Park related film "Team America: World Police."

    • In the classroom, the lowercase letters are in reverse order on the blackboard.

    • Stan's barf turned pink to brown and then pink again.

    • The sound of Stan throwing up at Wendy is different to the episodes Cartman Gets an Anal Probe and Pinkeye in the flashback scenes.

    • In the flashback scene of Stan and Kyle on the hobby elephants, if you watch very carefully when Wendy speaks to Stan, you'll notice the film slightly jumped/cut a little.

    • While Chef is singing to Ms Ellen, there's a shot of the kids all facing the front with their eyes forward, but look at Bebe, she's looking to her right.

    • When we see the kids in the classroom the next day all smiling, but if you look closely to your right and you'll see that Bebe is smiling too. How's this possible?!, she was angry with Wendy earlier on and told the boys to act like 8 year olds.

    • The chocolate pie stain on Cartman's mouth dissapeared when the kids gasped.

    • Listen to when Ms Ellen opened Wendy's present, There was no ripping sound.

    • Wouldn't Kyle hear Stan saying "Loser gift" in his coughing voice?

    • When Cartman said "I wish I knew how to spell", if you look to the right Wendy isn't in her seat but in the next scene she is.

    • After Wendy shouted "NO I'M NOT ACTING LIKE A FREAK!!!!" Look at the male kid to your right who is seating just BEHIND Bebe, he has brown hair, but when Wendy and Bebe walked away he has black hair.

    • When Mr Garrison looked at himself in the mirror, Mr Hat is on the left side of the mirror, but it's wrong! Mr Hat should be on Mr Garrison's left hand not on his right hand.

    • Wendy comes to class dressed in black leather. So does Ms. Ellen. When Mr. Garrison returns to tell the class he's going to quit teaching, Wendy is in her seat dressed as usual. When Stan talks, she's in black leather again.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Stan: I can't wait to show Miss Ellen what a raging lesbian I am!
      Cartman: I'm a bigger lesbian then you!
      Stan: You're a fatter lesbian then me!
      Kyle: Screw you guys, I'm king lesbian!

    • Wendy: Stan, you know Valentine's Day is coming up.
      Stan: Yeah, I know.
      Wendy: I was thinking maybe we could go on a cruise.
      Stan: Dude, I can't afford a cruise!
      Wendy: I know. We could sit in a box in your back yard, and pretend it's a cruise.
      Cartman: (Laughs hysterically) That's so lame!
      Wendy: Then maybe we can dress up in costumes, like we're getting married.
      Cartman: (Laughs) Stop it! You're killing me over here!

    • (Wendy walks into the classroom in a black leather outfit)
      Clyde: Is that Wendy Testaburger?
      Cartman: Whoa! She looks like that chick from Grease, Elton John!

    • Wendy: It's time to whip out the eclipse shoebox thing! (Wendy puts it up to her left eye, then smiles) Bye-bye, Ms. Ellen.

    • Wendy: Ms.Ellen, can I talk to you?
      Ms. Ellen: Of course Wendy.
      Wendy: I can't help but notice you've taken a liking to my boyfriend Stan.
      Ms. Ellen: Well I've taken a liking to all of you. You're all so young and cute and full of life...
      Wendy: Can I tell you something Ms. Ellen?
      Ms. Ellen: Of course Wendy.
      Wendy: Don't f*** with me!
      Ms. Ellen: (surprised) What?
      Wendy: You heard me! Stay away from my man, bitch, or I'll whoop your sorry little ass back to last year! (gets off the seat & walks away) Bye, Ms.Ellen.

    • Stan: (Throws up after Ms. Ellen speaks to him, Wendy looks shocked)
      Ms. Ellen: Do you need to go to the nurse's office, Stanley?
      Cartman: No, he always pukes when he's in love.
      Stan: I'll kick your ass, Cartman!
      Ms. Ellen: So you're alright?
      (Stan throws up again and Wendy frowns)

    • Tom: All righty then. Now I must warn you, Mr. Garrison, that there are risks. You could wind up a hideous, foul shadow of a creature, so terrifyingly ugly that you're forced to live in the sewers, only emerging at nighttime for scraps of food.
      Mr. Garrison: I can live with that.

    • Wendy: Stan? We're still Valentines, right?
      Stan: Sure, Wendy, whatever.
      Kyle: Hey! We should buy Ms. Ellen Valentine's Day presents.
      Stan: Yeah! We'll go to the mall tonight!
      Cartman: I'm gonna buy a vacuum cleaner. Chicks like vacuum cleaners.

    • Principal Victoria: Children, I have some difficult news for you. Mr. Garrison won't be teaching for awhile, he's going to have surgery (class cheers) so you're going to have a substitute teacher, and I want you to show the substitute the same respect you show for Mr. Garrison. (Kyle raises hand)...Yes little boy?
      Kyle: We don't have respect for Mr. Garrison.

    • Cartman: Well, I've been lickin' this carpet for 3 whole hours and I don't feel like a lesbian.

    • Tom: Have you ever seen that movie, "Contact"?
      (Mr. Garrison pukes)
      Mr. Garrison: Oh, stop! That movie was terrible! Wait the entire movie to see the alien and it's her goddamn father!

    • Chef: Hello there, children! What's all this I hear about a new teacher?
      Kyle: Ms. Ellen, dude; she's beautiful!
      Chef: Is she like, uh, Vanessa Williams beautiful or Toni Braxton beautiful? Or Pamela Anderson beautiful? Or is she Erin Grey in the second season of "Buck Rogers" beautiful?
      Stan: Yeah, that one!
      Chef: (impressed) Wooof! I've got to meet this woman!

    • Ms. Ellen: Now, children, let's review our multiplication tables. (Cartman raises his hand) Cartman?
      Cartman: What's a multiplication table?
      Ms. Ellen: Didn't Mr. Garrison teach multiplication? (the class stares back) Well, where did he leave off?
      Cartman: We were learning about how Yasmine Bleeth is going out with that Richard Greco guy that used to be on 21 Jump Street but then he got his own show for just a little while.

    • Wendy: Don't f(beep)k with me!


    • Wendy: Don't...f(beep)k...with...Wendy...Testaburger!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Contact:

      Mr. Garrison finally throws up after his nose-job when the movie Contact is mentioned, as he considers It a terrible movie.

    • Shadow Dancing:

      Whenever Mr. Garrison is seen after his rhinoplasty surgery, the song Shadow Dancing performed by Andy Gibb is played.