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My Top 10 Most Favorite South Park Episodes

Updated on March 31, 2014

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South Park is, in my mind, one of the best shows on TV, which is why I decided to make a list of the top 10 best South Park episodes. I started to like South Park a few years ago. After flipping through channels on TV, I fell upon an episode of an animated show I have never seen before. This show was called South Park, and since then I've watched every episode. The reason why I think that South Park is one of the top shows on TV, is because of how they make fun of everyone (even themselves) and how all their episodes are timely and have a meaning to them (although sometimes they get carried away).

Top 10 South Park Episodes

Making a list of the best South Park episodes turned out to be harder than I thought because all of them are very funny and original in their own way. I guess, in the end, the episodes that made this Top 10 list were the ones that were the most memorable to me in some way or the other. So, without further ado, here are the 10 best South Park episodes of all time in no particular order.

best south park episodes: 200
best south park episodes: 200


This was the 5th episode of the 14th season of South Park. How this is one of the best episodes: This episode is their 200th anniversary episode and makes fun of every celebrity that was upset about being made fun of on south park. Another great thing is that you finally find out who Eric Cartman's father is (spoiler alert: Scott Tenorman's dad turns out to be Cartman's dad). When Cartman finds this out he cries, but not because he killed his own dad and fed him to his stepbrother (see episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die"), but rather because this means that he's part ginger. The second reason I put this episode on my Top 10 South Park Episodes list is because the main story lines of this episode start from some of the best episodes so it allows me to mention them in my top 10 list as well: Cartman's mom is a dirty slut, Scott Tenorman Must Die, Mecha-Streisand, and my personal favorite Super Best Friends.

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best episodes of south park

The Death of Eric Cartman

Butters helps Cartman's "ghost" go to heaven

This is the 6th episode of the 9th season of South Park. Why this is one of the best south park episodes: Stan, Kenny, and Kyle tell everyone to ignore Eric Cartman for eating all the skins from KFC. Eric concludes that people are ignoring him because he's dead and since he is still roaming Earth he must repent for his sins so he could go to heaven. Cartman goes to Butters for help because he's the only one who could "see" Eric. The funniest part is that Butters (who always falls for everything the boys tell him) actually believes that Eric is a ghost and ends up being put in a Mental Hospital by his parents; but then Eric helps him break out and they go on to bravely save hostages; and after they did that the other 3 boys told Eric that he wasn't really dead, who then got mad at Butters and said that it was his fault he believed he was a ghost.

Creator's Take - Hear's what Matt and Trey have to say about this episode

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best south park episodes

Breast Cancer Show Ever

Cartman gets his butt kicked by Wendy

This was the 9th episode of the 12th season of South Park. How this episode stands out: Cartman keeps making fun of Wendy for caring about breast cancer, so she decides to have a fight with him. What's funny is that Cartman is afraid that Wendy will beat him badly so he tries to do everything to avoid fighting her (he even cried to his mom who then went to Windy's parents which caused them to forbid Wendy from fighting Cartman). But after some inspiring words form the school principal, Wendy finally has a fight with Cartman and beats him up pretty badly.

best south park episodes: cancelled
best south park episodes: cancelled


"Earth" gets Cancelled

This was the 1st South Park episode of season 7. How this is one of the best south park episodes: It turns out that Eric has an anal probe, a hilarious trip to the prochtologist follows. After some alien chasing, the boys get taken to a space ship where they are greeted by a being that can take any form they want. The boys find out that Earth is a reality TV show, I find it cool that Matt and Trey thought of that concept. Meanwhile scientists on Earth discover the radio transmition and realize that Earth is a TV show, which causes it to be Cancelled. Since this meant that Earth would be destroyed, the boys do everything they can to get Earth back on air.

Creators Take - Here's what Matt and Tray have to say about one of their best works

Cool South Park Stuff

Are you a big South Park fan or know someone who is? Here are some sweet gift ideas

South Park: Season 5
South Park: Season 5

This, I think, was one of the best seasons of South Park. Some of the highlight episodes are: "The Super Best Friends", "Scott Tenorman Must Die", "Butters' Very Own Episode", "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants", etc....

best south park episodes: KFC
best south park episodes: KFC

Medical Fried Chicken


This was the 3rd South Park episode in season 14. Why this is one of the top south park episodes: The Mayor passes a bill making KFC illegal and medical marijuana legal. Eric Cartan is disappointed that his favorite food is gone so he joins a mafia that deals with illegal trafficking of KFC (in which Colonel Sanders is portrayed as some sort of a gangster). Meanwhile the men of South Park get testicular cancer (making their testicles so large the are used as a method of transportation) so that they could get free medical marijuana. A series of funny adventures follows. The doctor finally concludes that the lack of KFC is the reason for the testicular cancer outbreak so they pass a new bill banning marijuana and making KFC legal again.

"Medical Fried Chicken" Clips - Interesting clips from one of the best South Park episodes

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best south park episodes

Butters' Very Own Episode

Everyone knows its Butters!

This was the 14th episode of the 5th season of South Park. Why I love this episode: It is the wedding anniversary of Butters' parents and his mom sends him to spy on his dad and tell her what present he is buying her. During his trip, Butters finds out that his father is having relations with random men. This discovery makes his mother go crazy and she tries to kill Butters by drowning him in the car so that he can be "clean". Butters survives and floats down the river. And goes on a journey to get back to his parents. Mean while his parents cover up the story and meet up with other people who killed their loved ones: O.J, Gary Condit, and the Ramseys. What makes this all work is that Butters is a very innocent little boy and doesn't understand what's going on around him, until the very end when his parents go on a speech in which they reveal everything that happened (his father also goes on a rant in which he screams out things like "Confess," "Slimy Scumbag Liars," "Murdering Murderers" as the camera cuts to images of the faces of O.J, Gary Condit, and the Ramseys).

Creator's take - Matt and Trey talk about the Butters Show

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top 10 south park episodes

Canada on Strike

Butters sings "what? what? in the butt"

This is the 4th episode of the 12th season of South Park. Why this is one of the best episodes: It's Canadian day in South Park but no one gives Canada respect so the Canadians, including Kyle's little brother Ike and their favorite comedians Terrance and Philip, go on a strike. After a while the boys get tired of watching re-runs of the Terrance and Philip show, and decide to help end the strike. During their 1st talk with the Head of the Canadian Bureau they are told about "internet money" so they decide to have Butters sing "what? what? in the butt" and post it on the internet. When they go to get their money, they meet other internet video stars and start a conversation that leads to all of the stars killing each other. At the end the Canadians end the strike after getting gum and coupons to Benegans. Actually, I first had "Christian Rock Hard" here (episode where Cartman starts a Christian rock band which goes mir instead of platinum) but seeing Butters sing "what? what? in the butt" is just too funny.

Canada on Strike Song - The Canadians singing their funny strike song

Poll Time!!!! - What would you do?

Would you have replaced "Christian Rock Hard" with "Canada on Strike"

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The Loosing Edge

Stan's dad's big fight

This was the 5th episode of the 9th season of South Park. How this episode stands out: The boys make the baseball state finals despite doing everything to avoid winning, they get Kyle's stereotypically un-athletic cousin Kyle to join their team (meanwhile Stan's dad Randy looks at the baseball finals as his greatest fight and tries to get in shape, but then finds out that the other team's father is a wrestler and decides not to fight in a very melodramatic fashion.) I especially like the part in the end where Randy comes back only to get knocked out but the boys revive him with their chants and he returns to beat the wrestler causing the boys to be disqualified and Stan to say "You're the greatest" while we hear the "I'm the best around" song in the background.

Creator's Take - Matt and Trey comment on the episode

More Cool South Park Stuff - Here are some of the best things you can get for the south park fan in your life

South Park: Season 4
South Park: Season 4

Some of the highlight episodes are "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime", "The whacky Molestation Adventure", "Cherokee Hair Tampons", "Fat Camp", "4th Grade", and many more. Overall, I think this was one of their best seasons if not THE best.

South Park: Season 12
South Park: Season 12

Some of the highlight episodes are "Tonsil Trouble", "Major boobage", "over logging", "breast cancer show ever", "ungroundable", "canada on strike", "Pandeminc", etc... Also one of the best seasons of SP.

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best episodes of south park

Cartman's Silly Hate Crime

Cartman goes to jail

This was the 1st episode of the 4th season of South Park. How this is one of the best South Park episodes: While the boys talk trash to girls about who will win the sled race (which involved both sides calling each other all sorts of different terms), Token says that the boys will win because of Eric Cartman's weight, who gets upset that Token calls him a "Fat Ass" so he throws a rock at him. Since Token is black, this is considered a hate crime and Cartman is thrown in jail (although it was clear that it wasn't since Cartman did the same thing to Pip, boy from England, late in the episode). While in jail Cartman needs to sneak in stuff for his cell-mate so that he would help him break out. Stan, Kyle, and Kenny( who gets killed as he usually does) realize that they can't win without Cartman's "Fat Ass" so they make the mayor pardon him. While Cartman is in jail the boys anoint Clyde as the new "Fat Ass", who after a few days of being called that even starts to talk like Eric and is absolutely ecstatic when Eric returns.

Creator's take - Matt and Trey comment on the episode

Imagination Land

Cartman's quest to get what he's owed from Kyle

This was the 10th episode of the 11th season of South Park. Why this is one of the best episodes: There's a lot going on (it took up 3 episodes) here's some of it: Kyle makes a bet with Cartman that Leprechauns aren't real (which he looses). Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Butters go to Imagination Land. Butters tuns out to be the "chosen one" and is the only thing that can help the residents of Imagination land beat the Terrorists who hijacked our imagination. The U.S wants to nuke the Imagination Land to get rid of Terrorists. After talking to Jesus, Luke Skywalker, and others, Kyle goes in and convinces the government to think of another plan. This plan doesn't work, and everyone gets sucked into the Imagination Land, including the atomic bomb. Meanwhile, Cartman tries to get what he's owed from Kyle.....'nough said.

Creators Take - Here's what South Park creators think of one of their best episodes

Debate - Share your opinion

Who's your favorite character on South Park

Poker Face - Eric Cartman sings songs

Cartman loves singing, probably because it gets him the attention that he so desperately wants. His most popular song was when he sang Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" while playing the "Rock Band" game. Here are some of his top works

Cartman in Bigger Longer and Uncut

This is a song Cartman sang to Kyle about his mother in the movie Bigger Longer and Uncut.

Cartman's awesome response to Mr. Garrison's request to go see the school counselor.

All Must Respect Cartman's Aauthoritaahh

Cartman's Going Home - "Screw you guys, I'm going home"

Whenever someone does or asks him something he doesn't like, Cartman always runs home

Stan, Kyle and Facebook

Other funny Stan and Kyle videos

Kenny gets Killed - "Oh my g-d, they've killed Kenny! You Bastards!"

Kenny's best known for being killed in almost every single episode but yet somehow everyone in the town always forgets that he got killed and he ends up reappearing on the next episode. Here are just some of his best (funniest and most spactacular) deaths.

Kenny's Alter-Ego - Best Mysterion moments


While Butters may not be one of the main characters, he appears in most South Park episodes and is definitely one of the best and funniest characters on the show. He is definitely the most gullible and innocent person in the entire world, and the boys (Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny) often use that to their advantage. He always seems to end up in a tight spot because he did exactly what other people told him, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.

Timmy and Jimmy

Like Butters, Jimmy and Timmy can be frequently seen in South Park episodes despite being supplementary characters. Timmy and Jimmy are both physically disabled, but you rarely hear them complain about it. Jimmy is known for being the best stand up comedian in South Park while Timmy is known for only being able to say "TIMMEH!!"

Other Clips - Other funny South Park clips

The ones named "Jesus vs Frosty" and "Jesus vs Santa" are the 2 shorts made by Matt and Trey that led to the creation of South Park.

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      Lynn Savitzky 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Canada On Strike is easily one of the best episodes ever.

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      as2391 4 years ago

      @alienbritt: Thanks! I actually had the video for the song as one of Cartman videos, but I think it got removed from youtube so the link was broken. I updated the link so that now it points to an existing video.

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      alienbritt 4 years ago

      Haha you should have added the movie! The "Kyle's Mom" Song is probably my favorite South Park moment ever. Or the Succubus episode! These are all great episodes too though!

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      as2391 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it!

      Did you mean to say "Cartman's silly Hate Crime"? Because that's the one I listed as season 4 episode 1. Also if you go to southparkstudios they also list it as episode 401. Maybe Hulu has it at 402 because they put a season promo at 401, but I'm not sure.

      Cheers! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      After viewing your website, I went to Hulu Plus to watch one of your reccommended episodes titled; "The Death of Eric Cartman". This may be a error of theirs or perhaps yours but according to Hulu Plus, The Death of Eric Cartman" it is listed as the 2nd episode of the 4th season, not the 1st episode of the 4th season as you have it listed. Besides that, you have a great web site and have directed me to some great Southpark episodes that I had never seen before. Thanks!

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      davidleetong lm 6 years ago

      This is awesome! AUTHORITAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D

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      Jessi 6 years ago from United States

      Nice lens. This is a great selection of episodes. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like this lens

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      TriviaChamp 7 years ago

      Fun lens!