We all have a friend like South Park's Eric Cartman. You know, that person who's loud, obnoxious, low-key evil, that we wish would go away, and yet we always seem to hang out with them anyway? It's a pretty toxic relationship, and yet, in the case of the real Cartman, sometimes this mess of an individual is funny enough to keep around. We know we deserve better but darned if the Cartmans (Cartmen?) in our lives don't provide us with some of the most excitement, joy, and drama that we get in a week.
In the case of South Park, the long-running Comedy Central show has always been at its very best when it throws us a Cartman-centric episode. Though every single South Park episode has had a golden Cartman moment or ten, there's nothing like an episode focused solely on Cartman to make us remember why we fell in love with the controversial cartoon all those years ago. The best Cartman episodes are crude, iconic, vulgar, disgusting, and have been known to spark global outrage.
So let's honor South Park's least finest by respecting his authoriteh and ranking the best South Park episodes with Cartman.
What's Cartman Up To: A prank finds Scott Tenorman in Cartman's crosshairs and revenge is sweet and involves Radiohead.
Cartman goes medieval on Scott Tenorman's ass when ginger-haired Scott tricks our supple hero into buying his pubic hair for $16.12. Radiohead guest stars and plays a role in Cartman's elaborate scheme at getting sweet revenge on his unsuspecting foe. ...more on Wikipedia
Original Airing: Jul 11 2001
Season: South Park - Season 5
Episode Number: 4
What's Cartman Up To: Upon discovering Tourette's syndrome, Cartman becomes mad with power, finding that he has the ability to say whatever he wants without consequence.
Original Airing: Oct 03 2007
Season: South Park - Season 11
Episode Number: 8
What's Carman Up To: Cartman exacts revenge when he is not invited to Kyle's birthday party at Casa Bonita, taking steps to make Butters disappear.
"Casa Bonita" is the 11th episode of the 7th season and the 107th overall episode of Comedy Central's South Park. It revolves around Eric Cartman's plots to get to a popular Mexican restaurant known as Casa Bonita, which is a fairly accurate representation of an actual theme restaurant in Colorado. The episode originally aired on November 12, 2003, and was featured on the South Park: The Hits DVD. It is one of co-creator Trey Parker's top 10 favorite episodes according to the DVD commentary. It is one of the few episodes to be rated TV-14 in its original airing. ...more on Wikipedia
Original Airing: Nov 12 2003
Season: South Park - Season 7
Episode Number: 11
What's Cartman Up To: Cartman dresses up like a robot and moves in with Butters. The Army thinks the robot is a secret weapon, and Hollywood is after him for their next blockbuster.
Original Airing: Apr 14 2004
Season: South Park - Season 8
Episode Number: 5