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The Best 'South Park' Episodes Featuring Towelie 

Mike Bedard
March 17, 2020 76 votes 29 voters 1.2k views 10 items

List Rules Episodes that are about (or at least feature) Towelie in more than just a passing cameo.

South Park’s known for introducing some crazy characters (ManBearPig, Mr. Hanky, Saddam Hussein), but none or as popular—or as consistently stoned—as Towelie. Making his debut back in 2001, some of the best Towelie episodes feature everyone's favorite pot-smoking towel getting stuck in some sticky situations. Once described as “the worst character ever,” Towelie’s gone on to nab himself a top stop in South Park’s ever-rotating totem of recurring characters. As Randy’s right-hand man towel on Tegridy Farms, recent South Park episodes have included Towelie in a more prominent role, proving he’s way more than just your everyday weed-lovin’ towel.

What are your favorite Towelie episodes? After his self-titled inaugural debut, his next big part came in the episode "A Million Little Fibers," where he promoted his autobiography on Oprah but failed to mention that he exaggerated some of the details, including the fact that was claiming he was a man and not, in fact, a sentient towel. And then there's "Crippled Summer," the so-called Towelie intervention episode, where the boys have to help Towelie get clean once and for all. 

Whether you think he's one of the best (or worst) characters on the show, vote up the best Towelie moments that feature him in a major role. 


Tegridy Farms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'South Park' Episodes Featuring Towelie
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Tegridy Farms

Randy is disheartened that there's no longer any "tegridy" in society. He decides to move his family to a farm and start growing weed. Meanwhile, Cartman, and Butters are selling vape pens to the other kids at school, getting them addicted. 

Towelie turns up at the farm to inspect Randy's product. He proceeds to smoke a lot of weed and proclaiming that it's "good sh*t." Randy is ecstatic he can stay in business. 

Best line: "I don't know what Tegridy is, but... that is some good sh*t!"

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Osama bin Laden Has Fart... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'South Park' Episodes Featuring Towelie
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The boys are mistakenly shipped to Afghanistan when they try to return a goat sent to them. There they meet their Afghan counterparts who give them an important lesson into why the rest of the world hates America. They also run into Osama bin Laden, who falls for Cartman's zany antics. 

Towelie appears briefly in the episode to give the boys towel-related advice. He's also worried about there being a 'Towelie ban', which is an obvious play on words. 

Best line: "So am I to understand that there's been a ...Towelie ban?

Original Airing: Nov 07 2001

Season: South Park - Season 5

Episode Number: 9

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Crippled Summer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'South Park' Episodes Featuring Towelie
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Timmy and Jimmy have their sights set on winning the camp game at Lake Tardicaca. However, Nathan and his cohort Mimsy have other plans in mind. They stage various schemes to get Jimmy killed or maimed, which always end up backfiring on Nathan. Jimmy's team ends up winning the big game. 

Meanwhile, the boys stage an intervention for Towelie, who's now addicted to crystal meth. Afterward, Towelie agrees to go to rehab, and at the end of the episode, it's revealed he's gotten back together with his girlfriend and son, Washcloth. 

Best line: "Who wants to get their d**k sucked by a towel?"

Original Airing: Apr 28 2010

Season: South Park - Season 14

Episode Number: 7

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Towelie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'South Park' Episodes Featuring Towelie
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The boys come across a sentient towel, but while they want nothing to do with him at first, the government ends up taking their Gamesphere so that they'll bring the towel to them. They get caught in the crosshairs of government espionage, but all they want is to go back home and play video games. 

In his first South Park appearance, Towelie initially shows up to give the boys towel-related advice and how you should always dry yourself off with a towel after a shower or bath. The boys try to take Towelie back to his owners, but far too frequently, Towelie just ends up getting high. Aliens and buff towels ensue as the fight for Towelie commences. 

Best line: "Hold on, let me get high THEN I'll remember where it is!"

Original Airing: Aug 08 2001

Season: South Park - Season 5

Episode Number: 8

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