The WORST Episodes of South Park
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2020
Network: Comedy Central
South Park is an animated series featuring four boys who live in the Colorado town of South Park, which is beset by frequent odd occurrences. The show grew out of a short film that Trey Parker and Matt Stone created called The Spirit of Christmas, and has become an award-winning show that is a unique blend of humor and satire.
#1 - Jakovasaurs
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 1999
The boys discover a live prehistoric Jakovasaur while camping on Stark's Pond. The government and the citizens of South Park are interested in trying to help keep this endangered species alive, until they all realize how annoying the Jakovasaurs really are. The only one who really enjoys them is Cartman. The boys try distracting him while the town tries to send the Jakovasaurs to France.
#2 - Eat, Pray, Queef
Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 1, 2009
Someone played an April Fools joke on the boys and it didn't go over well. Butters is incapacitated, Cartman is furious and the rest of the boys are afraid someone might do it again.
#3 - Crippled Summer
Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 28, 2010
Competition is the name of the game this summer. There is no time for Jimmy and his friends to slack off. They're working to be this year's champions at summer camp. Jimmy suits up and prepares to shred in the annual surfing contest.
#4 - Terrance & Phillip in 'Not Without My Anus'
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 1998
The show starts off with the build up from last season's cliffhanger revolving around Cartman's paternal origins. However, just as it seems they are about to get on with the second half of "Cartman's Mom Is A Dirty Slut," they do a 180 degree turn-around and reveal that for April Fool's Day they will be showing Terrance & Phillip in "Not Without My Anus."
#5 - Funnybot
Season 15 - Episode 2 - Aired May 4, 2011
At the school's first annual Comedy Awards, Jimmy announces that the Germans are the least funny people in the world. Germany is highly insulted. They vow that retaliation toward the kids at South Park Elementary will be swift and brutal.
#6 - Britney's New Look
Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 19, 2008
While trying to escape her troubles in the secluded mountains near South Park, Britney Spears has a run-in with the boys. Stan and Kyle get swept up in her celebrity as well as the non-stop feeding frenzy that plagues her wherever she goes. The boys must take Britney to the North Pole when they learn the secret behind what makes her so popular.
#7 - Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 19, 1998
A film festival moves to South Park, only to have a devastating effect on the sewer system. Mr. Hankey calls upon Kyle for help. The movie people interpret Kyle's pleading as a pitch and they quickly turn his story into a film starring Tom Hanks and a monkey they call "Mr. Hankey." Kyle is outraged that the filmmakers aren't hearing his pleas. Soon Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls energizes everyone.
#8 - A Million Little Fibers
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 19, 2006
Towelie writes a book and it gets selected for Oprah’s book club. It becomes a best seller with everyone getting a lot help for their addictions; until a faction of Oprah's staff leak the truth about the book.
#9 - Royal Pudding
Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired May 11, 2011
The Prince of Canada is about to take a Princess and Ike is obsessed with the Royal Wedding.
#10 - Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 1, 1999
Mr. Hankey introduces 10 musical segments highlighting songs the on the CD "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics." The boys and all of the other South Park characters sing their own songs for the Holidays and realize that Christmas is all about the presents.
#11 - Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 3, 1997
Stan's got a new dog-named Sparky. Stan proclaims his pet to be the toughest dog on the mountain. Though while Stan thinks his dog is ready for fighting, Sparky proceeds to hump Sylvester like a little bitch. The other boys taunt Stan about his gay dog and Sparky runs away to find someone who will love him for who he is.
#12 - The Problem With a Poo
Season 22 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2018
Mr. Hankey must defend his character or lose everything that is important to him. Mr. Hankey’s offensive behavior puts him in jeopardy of being fired as the Director of the Annual Christmas Pageant. Meanwhile, at South Park Elementary, Strong Woman and PC Principal face a whole new set of challenges in their relationship.
#13 - An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 10, 1997
Stan notices a new addition in their bus stop crew, an elephant standing alongside Kyle. At school, class lessons for the day involve genetic engineering (conveniently enough). Kyle questions the possibility of a genetically engineered elephant made smaller by design. The boys have to beat the rough kids in their genetics experiment, and will try anything to do it.
#14 - Volcano
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 27, 1997
The boys get together with Stan's Uncle Jimbo and Jimbo's war-buddy Ned for a hunting trip in the nearby mountains. After Cartman's mom makes sure her "little" boy is safe and sound (much to Cartman's dismay) the group heads off for adventure. As they drive away from the town, Jimbo explains the "finer" points of hunting.
#15 - A Very Crappy Christmas
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 20, 2000
Kyle and Ike anxiously await Mr. Hankey. When he doesn't show, Kyle calls the others for a late night emergency meeting. They find Mr. Hankey living with his alcoholic wife and their three little nuggets. He tells them that no one is into Christmas. They all decide to try and spread some Christmas cheer. Their effort fails and the boys decide to create an animated special of their own. Featuring Jesus, Santa Claus and themselves.
#16 - #HappyHolograms
Season 18 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2014
Still burning over Ike calling him a Grandpa, Kyle teams up with some heavy hitters in the entertainment industry to create the most extravagant televised Holiday Spectacular ever. He’s sure that this event will be just the thing to bring families together again. Meanwhile, multiple holograms are still on the loose in South Park.
#17 - Weight Gain 4000
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 20, 1997
Mr. Garrison starts the day off with a special announcement; one of South Park's own has won a national essay contest. Everyone is shocked to learn that the winner is Cartman, who doesn't even remember what he wrote about.
#18 - City on the Edge of Forever (a.k.a. Flashbacks)
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 17, 1998
While their school bus is dangling on the edge of a cliff, the boys remember some of their past adventures. Mrs. Crabtree catches a ride into town with a stranger and winds up doing a brief stint as a standup comedienne. Back in South Park, Mr. Mackey convinces the parents that their missing children must have run away. In the end it's all a dream within a dream.
#19 - Stanley's Cup
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 15, 2006
Stan becomes coach of a Pee Wee Hockey team and for the benefit of one his players he tries to make them into a team of winners. Meanwhile his father deals with the memory of Stan’s performance in a Pee Wee hockey game from years earlier, when Stan had the opportunity to score the game winning goal.
#20 - Merry Christmas Charlie Manson
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 9, 1998
Kyle, Stan and Kenny accompany Eric and his family to a Christmas celebration with the Cartman family. One of Cartman's relatives breaks out of jail for the reunion, with his cellmate, Charles Manson.
#21 - Summer Sucks
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 24, 1998
Schools out for summer and with Mr. Hat missing, Mr. Garrison is over the edge. The state has a ban on the sale of fireworks, and it screws up the boy's plans for a 4th of July celebration. Mr. Garrison seeks psychiatric help from Dr. Katz while Jimbo and Ned go to Mexico, in an attempt to smuggle fireworks back to the children of America.
#22 - Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 2, 1998
The kids go on a field trip to the planetarium. All of the children except Cartman are acting weird. As usual Stan and Kyle, with Kenny's sacrifice, try to get to bottom of the mystery. Meanwhile, Cartman wins an appearance on a snack commercial. The four boys get to the root of the strange planetarium.
#23 - Death
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 17, 1997
"Happy Birthday" to Stan's Grandpa Marsh who just turned 102. How does the wizened Mr. Marsh feel about his birthday? He sums it up in five words; "I wish I were dead." and proceeds trying to end his life enlisting Stan to do it for him. However, Stan is aware of a very important thing if he kills his grandfather, he'd be in trouble, and if he's in trouble he can't watch Terrance and Phillip.
#24 - I'm A Little Bit Country
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 9, 2003
After participating in a walk-out against the war in Iraq, Mr. Garrison tells the boys they have to write a report on the founding fathers. Cartman decides he's going to figure out a way to flashback to the past and learn all about history first hand.
#25 - I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining
Season 16 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 18, 2012
The boys try zip-lining in the Colorado mountains on the last day of spring break, but their adventure takes a dangerous, life-threatening turn.