Top 10 Best South Park Episodes

South Park is more than just a bunch of cartoon kids cussing up a storm - it's a freakin' cultural icon, man! We're talking 300+ episodes of pure, unfiltered Trey Parker and Matt Stone genius since '97. Yeah, you heard that right - since the year the Nintendo 64 was all the rage!

But, let's be real. With so many episodes that range from "OMG, did they just go there?" to "That's so wrong, but I can't stop laughing," how the hell do you pick the best ones? Worry not, we got you! We've scrounged up a list of the top South Park episodes, voted on by fans who eat, sleep, and breathe South Park. Whether you dig the old-school episodes that put South Park on the map or the recent ones that are still causing all sorts of mayhem, this list is your ultimate guide to the best of the best.
The Top Ten
1 Scott Tenorman Must Die In this episode, Cartman is tricked by an older student, Scott Tenorman, into buying pubic hair. After numerous failed attempts at revenge, Cartman discovers that Scott's parents are involved in a tragic accident orchestrated by him. He grinds their bodies into chili and feeds it to Scott during a cook-off, achieving his ultimate revenge.

This episode was really good! Not my favorite, but it was funny. Cartman was so evil in it! He legitimately sent someone to kill Scott's parents and then he made chili out of their dead body parts. After that, Scott's favorite band Radiohead came to roast him. Cartman literally licked Scott's tears! I feel like Cartman went way too far in this episode, but you should watch it if you're a true fan.

This is hands down my favorite episode. In the beginning of the episode, I actually felt bad for Cartman being made fun of. But when he made Scott Tenorman eat his own parents and revealed it to him by licking his tears, I could have died laughing. It shows what evil and twisted things Cartman is capable of.

2 Make Love, Not Warcraft The boys become obsessed with playing the online game World of Warcraft. They band together to defeat a high-level player who has been terrorizing the game community. With the help of a powerful sword and a rigorous training regime, they manage to defeat the antagonist and restore balance to the virtual world.

My dad almost became the type of person the boys became in this episode. It's a great satire about how addictive World of Warcraft is.

The fact that Kyle had a female avatar still kills me. Isn't it hilarious to think that the South Park kids and the WoW corporation were on this huge, intense quest to defeat some player who couldn't care less and had no idea this was happening?

The story was pretty good. The humor was great, and the stereotype of all World of Warcraft fans being fat people who dedicate every second of their lives to playing World of Warcraft was hilarious.

3 The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers The boys embark on a quest to return a rented copy of The Lord of the Rings to the video store, treating it as an epic adventure. Unbeknownst to them, they are carrying a pornographic film that was accidentally switched with the fantasy movie, leading to a race against time to recover the tape.

It's funny because the boys are completely unaware that they are delivering a dirty movie, and the parents think they saw it. The ending made me laugh.

The plot was good, but the episode felt rushed.

4 Imaginationland The boys enter a new realm called Imaginationland, where all of humanity's imagination comes to life. When terrorists attack the place, various imaginary characters escape, wreaking havoc on the real world. With the help of the military, the boys must save Imaginationland and restore order to both worlds.

It was sad how Kyle died. But I love this episode. If you want your childhood ruined, watch this episode.

A personal favorite of mine. I was intrigued the whole time whilst laughing. Great episode.

Why is it so easy for kids to break into the Pentagon?

5 Raisins Wendy breaks up with Stan, leaving him heartbroken. His friends take him to Raisins, a Hooters-like restaurant, to cheer him up. There, Butters falls for a waitress who is merely being nice to him for tips and his experience helps Stan regain his confidence.

This episode was amazing. You could feel Stan's heartbreak when he saw Token in Wendy's room, and Butters' speech at the end really stuck with me. A great episode. Humorous, yet touching.

This episode was absolutely amazing. I love it a lot, and I think it deserves to be in the top 10. It tells a good message on heartbreak.

Love how they reference Skinny Puppy in this episode. I love Skinny Puppy.

6 Tweek vs. Craig In this episode, the boys, instigated by their home economics teacher, pit Tweek and Craig against each other in a fight. The conflict escalates and eventually leads to a series of physical confrontations between the two, culminating in a showdown that leaves both boys injured and in the hospital.

I hated seeing these two fight, but it was really a good episode, to be honest! The boys had no right to lie about them because they make such a good couple. Wasn't it before they started dating, or am I wrong? I prefer Creek instead of them fighting. Sorry for them ending up in a hospital!

7 Breast Cancer Show Ever Wendy Testaburger becomes increasingly frustrated with Cartman's insensitive jokes about breast cancer. She challenges him to a fight after school, which Cartman desperately tries to avoid. In the end, Wendy confronts Cartman, defeats him in the fight, and proves that making light of serious issues can have consequences.

This episode was so amazing! I loved seeing Cartman get what he deserved, with Wendy beating the hell out of him. No one could've done it better than Wendy! Kyle would've done good too, though, if he was the one beating the hell out of Cartman. The whole fight was so satisfying! It was honestly way better than Peter Griffin vs. Ernie the Chicken fight. Cartman deserved to get his ass kicked because he was mocking and making fun of breast cancer. This episode is a MUST WATCH!

This is among the best episodes of anything that tackles the issue of bullying. Rather than trying to make the bully sympathetic, like many other shows have done, this episode makes Eric Cartman as unsympathetic as possible. I greatly enjoyed seeing him get pummeled into a bloody pulp. The principal's talk with Wendy was an even better moment, possibly my favorite South Park moment of all time.

8 Cartman Gets an Anal Probe In this pilot episode, Cartman is abducted by aliens and subjected to an anal probe. His friends try to rescue him while dealing with a mysterious new student and her connection to the visitors. Meanwhile, the town's residents grapple with the appearance of the extraterrestrial beings.

You may have liked this episode, but you're not going to believe this: the critical response was negative.

Kyle - cute but badass and a cussing machine!

This episode is my guilty pleasure. I miss Wendy's cute third or fourth grader voice!

9 You're Getting Old On Stan's 10th birthday, he starts experiencing cynicism and disillusionment with the world around him, which alienates him from his friends. His parents, Randy and Sharon, go through a marital crisis and eventually decide to divorce. Stan struggles to come to terms with the changes in his life and the loss of his childhood innocence.

I love that this episode didn't end with a happy resolution. Trey and Matt opted for a bittersweet ending and executed it incredibly well. I don't normally get emotional over media like movies, TV shows, or books, but this episode got me. The plot is gritty, but not as dark as South Park usually is. I felt depressed with Stan the whole way through. It was so relatable, funnily enough, because as a teenager, I have had to face change, and it isn't always easy.

South Park has become hit or miss for me. When a new episode comes out, I either love it to death or hate it with a passion. But this episode will forever be the one that I continue to love.

10 AWESOM-O Cartman dresses up as a robot named AWESOM-O to trick Butters into revealing his embarrassing secrets. Butters unknowingly entrusts Cartman with a video of him dancing in his underwear, which Cartman plans to use against him. However, the scheme backfires when Cartman is mistaken for a military weapon and is pursued by the government.

I thought it was very satisfying to see Butters accidentally get revenge on Cartman throughout the whole episode. Matt Stone and Trey Parker said it was one of their favorites, and I 100% agree.

This episode was great and funny. I love it since Cartman pretended to be a robot to trick Butters into thinking he has a new robot best friend. Poor Butters.

Oh my God! I love this episode because Butters finally got pissed off by Cartman enough to blackmail him. And the part where the general says, "Wow kid, you're a little!" is super funny too.

The Contenders
11 Casa Bonita Cartman is desperate to attend Kyle's birthday party at Casa Bonita, a Mexican-themed restaurant. When he is not invited, he hatches a plan to have Butters disappear, framing him as a victim of a kidnapping. However, his scheme unravels, and he ultimately faces the consequences of his actions.

This episode is actually one of my favorites. It started off a little slow as it showed Cartman getting angry at Kyle for taking Butters along and not him. The episode gets better after he locks Butters in a bomb shelter until he goes to Casa Bonita. You ought to feel bad for Butters, sitting alone in a cold bomb shelter while singing "If You Leave Me Now." He's pretty much just being lonely at this point.

Cartman then tricks Butters into thinking it's the apocalypse, where he gets whisked away to a garbage dump and befriends a dog. The garbage lady then finds Butters and shows her a mini-society, complete with a statue of Eric Cartman. Everyone knew that Butters was found at the dump, even Kyle's mom, who calls the police on Cartman. The ending was actually pretty funny, as well. This is just another good episode of a fantastic South Park season!

12 Good Times With Weapons The boys acquire ninja weapons from a fair and imagine themselves as powerful anime-style warriors. They accidentally injure Butters, who is dressed as a dog, and try to get him medical attention without revealing their mistake. The episode serves as a commentary on violence in the media and the public's reactions to it.

Really? I thought this would be in the top ten for sure. This episode has a brilliant plot which is just complete awesome satire on all animes and it's fantastic satire too. Not to mention "Let's Fighting Love." You will not get that song out of your head, especially after seeing the English translation involving a penis and hairy balls. I will say no more.

Top ten! If you haven't seen it, please do. The plot is awesome, and all the anime scenes are funny as well. This should definitely be in the top 10 and probably top 5. You will laugh so much!

13 The Passion of the Jew Kyle watches Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" and questions his Jewish faith. Meanwhile, Cartman uses the movie as an excuse to incite anti-Semitic sentiments, and Stan and Kenny demand their money back from Gibson. The boys learn about religious fanaticism and the importance of questioning authority.

Extremely offensive, hilariously mocks a celebrity, and has a social commentary aspect. Everything that makes South Park South Park is embodied in this episode.

Seriously? Almost nobody voted for this? This is the ultimate combination of satire, celebrity mockery, randomness, and witty offense. This is South Park!

I was dying laughing when Cartman impersonated Hitler and got a rally to chant with him to destroy the Jews. Just goes to show what Cartman is capable of.

14 Woodland Critter Christmas In this holiday-themed episode, Stan is led by a narrator to help a group of woodland critters in completing their Christmas preparations. However, he soon discovers that the critters are Satan-worshiping creatures intending to bring about the birth of the Antichrist. Stan must then work to undo his actions and save Christmas.

Let me tell you why this is a good episode. You see, Cartman tells this story to torture Stan and Kyle, and I think that is both clever and charming. The story gets a little bit gross and satanic. However, in the end, it's all resolved, and that leaves the Christmas spirit you feel when you hear the song, "Christmas Time is Once a Year," which is a parody of every Christmas song out there. Then the ending speaks about how charming Christmas can be. Wherever you are spending Christmas, it sure as hell is better than spending it in South Park.

15 The Losing Edge The boys form a Little League Baseball team and deliberately try to lose games to avoid playing in the boring league all summer. Their plan is thwarted when they face equally unenthusiastic opponents. Randy, Stan's father, becomes obsessed with fighting other dads at the games, ultimately getting the team disqualified.

Hands down the BEST episode of Season 9! I don't know why everyone is praising Trapped in the Closet like it's Jesus. I haven't even seen it. This episode was hilarious because I love how the boys are trying to lose their baseball game instead of win. Bat Dad's voice had me dying. The Randy and Bat Dad fight scene was awesome! And the part when Stan says that Kyle's cousin Kyle Schwartz is great at sucking was just savage. Highly recommend this episode!

It was really nice to be able to relate to South Park, as they were the first to realize that not everyone liked baseball. I was shocked to see how relatable this episode was. Oh, and Randy, being the idiot he is, paid a hysterical homage to Rocky. Funny, relatable, and with good references. Plus, it was nice to have an episode where I don't want to strangle Cartman with his own spinal cord as much.

16 All About Mormons A new family, the Harrisons, moves to South Park, and the boys are intrigued by their Mormon faith. Stan is invited to the Harrison's house for dinner and learns about the origins of the Mormon religion. As the boys grapple with the family's beliefs, they question the importance of religious authenticity versus the values and morals it promotes.
17 Trapped in the Closet Stan takes a personality test from the Church of Scientology, and they declare him to be the reincarnation of their founder, L. Ron Hubbard. As celebrities flock to South Park, Stan becomes disillusioned with the church's practices. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise locks himself in Stan's closet, refusing to come out, and the boys try to coax him out.

Well, I was just standing here when Tom Cruise locked himself in the closet.

I can't believe how low this is! It's a series highlight in my opinion.

This is their boldest episode and one of their funniest episodes.

18 Black Friday The boys are caught in a console war between Xbox and PlayStation during the holiday shopping season. They form two factions and prepare for a battle to determine which console will reign supreme. Meanwhile, Randy becomes a mall security guard and tries to maintain order during the chaos of the Black Friday sales.

This trilogy, I have to say without a doubt, is epic. The cloudy, snowy feel of it makes it even more appealing. It's a nice little parody of Game of Thrones, even if I don't watch it. Also, I hate Black Friday (the sales event itself), so bonus points for that.

This, along with the follow-up episodes, was so great. The story was unique and wasn't just some cliché Thanksgiving special. The humor was funny, especially the "Stop Touching Me, Elmo" ad in the first part.

Definitely the best South Park trilogy yet. As a Game of Thrones fan, I loved the entire plot of the three episodes, but this one had the best jokes of them all.

19 Tweek x Craig This episode revolves around the school's Asian community drawing yaoi fan art of Tweek and Craig in a romantic relationship. Although the boys initially deny any romantic feelings, they eventually accept their roles to maintain harmony and avoid disappointing their classmates and families.

Possibly the best one I have seen in a long time.

You know why I'm voting for this one. I'm just some Creek-obsessed fangirl.

20 Fishsticks Jimmy and Cartman come up with a popular joke about fishsticks, which becomes a national sensation. Cartman takes credit for the joke, and Kanye West, unable to understand the humor, becomes obsessed with deciphering it. The boys confront Kanye, and Cartman is eventually forced to admit his deception.

How on earth is this at only number 33? This is the best episode ever!

I recently started watching this show, and this is one of the first ones I saw.

21 Super Best Friends When a religious leader named David Blaine forms a cult and gains a massive following, Stan seeks help from a group of religious figures known as the Super Best Friends. This team, which includes Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad, works together to defeat Blaine and save the brainwashed followers from a dangerous mass suicide event.
22 The Cissy In this episode, Cartman exploits transgender rights to gain access to the girls' bathroom. Stan, struggling with his own identity, becomes known as the "Cissy" when he refuses to follow Cartman's lead. Meanwhile, Randy secretly pursues a career as the singer Lorde, exploring his own understanding of gender and identity.

I couldn't stop laughing at this episode. I thought every minute was funny. And that song. Oh my god, that has not left my head for three years.

South Park made fun of Lorde, and she actually liked it. They even made Sia sing a song pretending that she's Lorde. Brilliant.

23 Medicinal Fried Chicken When a new law restricts the sale of fast food, Cartman discovers a black market for fried chicken. Meanwhile, Randy intentionally gives himself testicular cancer to qualify for medical marijuana. As Cartman builds his illegal empire, Randy deals with the consequences of his actions.

Now KFC is illegal, and Cartman works with some kids as cartels to do some chicken dealing. Also, how would you like to wear a testicle coat out in public? It's no wonder how weird South Park has gotten, but this is hilarious!

This is so much better than the Scott Tenorman Must Die episode. I hate the Scott Tenorman Must Die episode. It's not even funny at all. This is the funniest episode of all time. It should easily be #1, no questions asked.

This was just one of the funniest South Park episodes of all time. Also, the music that plays when Randy and the gang are all bouncing on their balls is just so fitting.

24 It's a Jersey Thing New Jersey residents start taking over South Park, and the town's residents struggle to handle the invasion. As the situation worsens, Kyle discovers that he is part Jersey, which puts him in a difficult position. The town must eventually join forces with their former enemies, Al-Qaeda, to drive out the New Jersey inhabitants.

This episode came out at the perfect time. I remember it fondly. I was in 8th grade, and everyone was OBSESSED with Jersey Shore, and I couldn't stand it. Every spoof was spot-on!

25 The List The girls of South Park Elementary create a list ranking the boys by their attractiveness. When Kyle is placed last, he becomes distraught, leading the boys to investigate the list's validity. They eventually uncover a conspiracy among the girls involving a shoe-shopping agenda and learn that the list was rigged.

One of the best episodes ever, and the best of Season 11! After Raisins, it shows that the writers finally cared. Stan trying to help Kyle with his problems, with Wendy helping out as well, this is great.

Bebe Stevens is evil in this episode.

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