We all have a friend like South Park's Eric Cartman. You know, that person that's loud, obnoxious, inappropriate, 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.
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
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.
Cartman dresses up like a robot, calls himself AWESOM-O, and moves in with Butters. His plan is to learn all of Butter’s innermost secrets and then use them against him. While Butters is thrilled to have found a new best friend, the Army believes AWESOM-O is some new secret weapon, and Hollywood is after the phony robot to develop their next big blockbuster. ...more on Wikipedia
Original Airing: Apr 14 2004
Season: South Park - Season 8
Episode Number: 5
Cartman decides to fake a disability so he can enter the Special Olympics in an attempt to win against all the other competitors to win the $1,000 prize.
Jimmy is in training for an upcoming sporting event and he’s determined to win at any cost. Cartman feels he can easily take first place against Jimmy. He just has to convince the qualifying committee he’s handicapped. ...more on Wikipedia
Original Airing: Mar 24 2004
Season: South Park - Season 8
Episode Number: 2
Upon discovering Tourette's syndrome, Cartman becomes mad with power, finding that he has the ability to say whatever he wants without consequence.
Upon discovering Tourette's syndrome, Cartman becomes mad with power. He finds out he has the ability to say whatever he wants without consequence, so he sets up National TV Coverage to take full advantage of his new found life. ...more on Wikipedia
Original Airing: Oct 03 2007
Season: South Park - Season 11
Episode Number: 8