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.
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!"5124This episode lit?
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?"
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- Original Airing: Apr 28 2010
- Season: South Park - Season 14
- Episode Number: 7
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!"
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- Original Airing: Aug 08 2001
- Season: South Park - Season 5
- Episode Number: 8
Towelie has no money and needs to pay rent. He decides to write an autobiography, but no publisher will touch it because people don't want to read about a towel—even if it's a talking, pot-smoking towel. Instead, he revises his autobiography to make it sound like it's about a real person and ends up going on The Oprah Winfrey Show to promote it. It's soon discovered that Towelie is, in fact, a towel, and Oprah and her followers turn on him.
Towelie has to safeguard some hostages while Mingey and Gary have a gun pointed at the police. Towelie saves the day by getting high, and the hostages end up apologizing for trying to kill him.
Best line: "Every time I get high I come up with ideas that get me in more trouble."
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- Original Airing: Apr 19 2006
- Season: South Park - Season 10
- Episode Number: 5