TV episodes The 17 Most Controversial South Park Episodes  

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A list of the most controversial episodes in South Park history. Since 1997, South Park has delighted fans and infuriated its enemies too many times to even count. That's why we're taking some of the most controversial moments in the show's history and compiling them right here on this list. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have made a living off making jokes and controversy, with no delicate balance in between. The results are often times hysterical, but when they do decide to needle their enemies, what happens is usually spectacular. 

Who could forget the "Trapped in the Closet" episode where Parker and Stone not only managed to question Tom Cruise's sexuality and Scientology as a whole, but weaved in R. Kelly as well? The show almost got kicked off the air when it aired "201," an episode that depicted the prophet Mohammad in a form that eventually got censored. The controversy managed to anger the South Park creators, who wanted the image shown, and Muslims worldwide who were furious about a potential depiction. 

No matter how you feel about the show, South Park evokes strong opinions. Some thing these South Park episodes should be banned from television. Others love their controversial subject matter. No matter what side you're on, you're bound have feelings about these controversies one way or another. Vote up the most offensive South Park episodes on this list. 

With Apologies to Jesse Jackso... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 17 Most Controversial South Park Episodes
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Season 11: Remember the controversy when Michael Richards used the N-word? Here is the episode that touched on that.

Randy uses the "N" word on live TV and faces public ridicule for it and Stan tries to understand Token's feelings on the subject. Meanwhile, a little person visits South Park Elementary and Cartman can't stop himself from laughing at him. ...more

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Season 14: This had the depiction of Mohammad, which angered many Muslims.

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Season 5: Better known as the Cartman revenge episode. You see how twisted the kid is here

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

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Trapped in the Closet

Trapped in the Closet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 17 Most Controversial South Park Episodes
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Season 9: This episodes mocks Scientology and Tom Cruise and is one of the most famous South Park episodes of all time.


"Trapped in the Closet" is the twelfth episode of the ninth season of the animated series South Park, and the 137th episode of the series overall. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 16, 2005. In the episode, Stan joins Scientology in an attempt to find something ...more

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