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The 20 Best Randy Marsh Episodes On 'South Park'

When South Park first premiered more than 20 years ago, it focused solely on four young boys cursing their way through life. While the secondary characters were interesting, they were, ultimately, secondary, having a few shining moments here and there but ultimately standing far from the spotlight. However, as the show's progressed and the characters have started to come into their own, one secondary character has grown into one of the funniest comedic voices in the entire series: Randy Marsh (AKA Stan's dad). The best Randy Marsh episodes feature him in some of the most ridiculous of scenarios, from buying a dilapidated Blockbuster Video to starting his own erotic school cafeteria cooking show and more. 

Randy Marsh has become a comedic tour de force, and it appears the show is being centered more and more around him (if the newer seasons are any indication). Sure, episodes with Cartman and Butters taking center stage are always fun, but there's something about Randy's personality that often makes for the best comedic moments. Most Randy-centric episodes are ridiculous in nature, but they’re also a window into why he acts the way he does. From epic one-liners to absolutely surreal plots (like discovering Randy is actually the pop singer Lorde), there have been some seriously funny Randy Marsh episodes over the years. Which ones are your favorite?

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    When discovering that he can take advantage of the new weed dispensaries without a prescription from a doctor, Randy does whatever he can to give himself cancer in order to secure a doctor's note. South Park being the show it is, of course, doesn't give Randy a regular form of cancer. No, Randy gets cancer by sticking his testicles into a microwave and making said testicles grow incredibly large. 

    "Medicinal Fried Chicken" shows that Randy Marsh is nothing if not creative. Eventually, Randy's testicular cancer grows at such a rapid rate that he can no longer enter the dispensary and purchase cannabis due to high enlarged his testicles have become. While it's doubtful whether Randy ever actually learned anything from his actions in the episode, at least we got to see him ride his gonads down the street like a hoppity-hop, which is easily one of the funniest sight gags in the show's history. 

    Funniest line: "Just gonna get a little bit of cancer, Stan. Tell Mom it's okay."

    • Original Airing: Mar 31 2010
    • Season: South Park - Season 14
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: South Park
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    "More Crap" loves reminding you that South Park is an Emmy award-winning series all while having Randy Marsh attempt to make the biggest poop in human history. Randy is at his most innocent in this episode, as he's so proud to have had taken the world's biggest poo and is devastated when his record is immediately broken (by U2's Bono of all people). Randy thought that this could be the one time he could finally win something and that having this disgusting (while admittedly impressive) record would make him no longer feel like a loser. 

    Throughout the show's history, it's been well established that Randy Marsh will go to extreme lengths to reach his goals. "More Crap" is one of the few times where Randy actually reaches his goal. While sitting way up high on the mountain of excrement he just took, we see him worn out, but victorious. Randy's victories are a rare sight on South Park, just as rare as an Emmy award-winning show having a major character literally sitting on top of a massive pile of crap and getting rewarded for it. 

    Funniest line: “I mean, this was something I made! Something that came from me! That was a part of me! The only thing I ever made that was any good!

    • Original Airing: Oct 10 2007
    • Season: South Park - Season 11
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Series: South Park
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    C*ck Magic

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    The kids have gotten into underground Cock Magic which has roosters playing Magic The Gathering. When Randy hears about Cock Magic, he believes it to be a magic show using your...well you know, which apparently he had a history of performing back in college. "Cock Magic" has Randy Marsh doing what he does best: not actually understanding what's going on in his son's life.

    This is a fairly innocent episode for Randy. A misunderstanding of what Cock Magic actually is leads to a very funny scene where Randy performs his routine during a police raid, where, naturally, hilarity ensues.

    Funniest line: "All right, Sharon. I'm practicing. Cock magic is making a comeback."

    Original Airing: Nov 19, 2014
    Season: South Park- Season 18
    Episode Number: 8

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      "Make Love, Not Warcraft" features Randy trying to learn how to play World of Warcraft after watching Stan play. As the boys team up with other kids at school to defeat an extremely overpowered player, Randy rushes to the rescue. While Randy's definitely not the focal point of the episode, he plays a crucial role as he has to get a sword to his son so the boys can defeat another player, with the humor being sold through how seriously Randy takes the game.

      Randy trying to comprehend Stan's interests always makes for a great episode due to his wanting to relate to his son while always failing miserably. His bumbling in-game character is also a highlight. Sure, he's a newb, but he's also a hero.

      Funniest line: "Not now, Nelson. I just joined a big party of night elves and we're gonna explore the Tower of Azora together.

      • Original Airing: Oct 04 2006
      • Season: South Park - Season 10
      • Episode Number: 8
      • Series: South Park
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