South Park episodes ranked

by Cameronius_113 | created - 31 Mar 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

My personal ranking of every South Park episode from best to worst.

SEASONS RANKED: 8, 6, 9, 11, 10, 7, 5, 19, 4, 13, 14, 18, 3, 1, 17, 2, 12, 15, 22, 16, 20, 21

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1. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Good Times with Weapons (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys lie to get ninja weapons from the fair, but must decide whether or not to tell their parents when Butters is injured with a throwing star.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, April Stewart

Votes: 3,110

9/10

A great embodiment of everything that the show is, this episode mixes kids being kids, rude humour and subtle jabs at society amazingly well. The anime sequences are all visually great and fit very well in the episode.

2. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Casa Bonita (2003)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

When Butters is invited to Kyle's birthday party instead of Cartman, Cartman kidnaps Butters and locks him in a bomb shelter.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 2,811

9/10

Everyone knows that Cartman is a terrible human being, but you can't help but admire the great lengths he goes to get what he wants or to prove a point and this episode shows this perfectly in a hilarious manner. Also, this could be classed as the first "Cartman and Butters" episode which prove to be some of the best of the entire show.

3. South Park (1997– )
Episode: AWESOM-O (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman dresses up as a robot from Japan, sent to Butters. He tricks him into believing it and can't give away his identity because he finds out Butters has a video of him dancing to ... See full summary »

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall

Votes: 3,097

9/10

Another one of Cartman’s schemes which is so ridiculous that it’s hilarious and his instant karma just makes it better. Simply a classic episode and really gives Butters time to shine as well as Cartman.

4. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers (2002)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys set off on a mythical quest to return a copy of the "The Lord of the Rings" movie to their local video store, while defending it from sixth graders.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Nico Agnone, Adrien Beard

Votes: 3,550

9/10

A simply flat-out hilarious episode and probably the best parody that the show has ever done.

5. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Trapped in the Closet (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Several religious leaders recongize Stan as the second coming of Christ, and a whole soap opera unfolds with the help from a famous R&B sensation.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, John 'Nancy' Hansen, Mona Marshall

Votes: 3,419

9/10

Probably the best takedown of a religion that the show has done and it displays one of the greatest aspects of the show; the fact that Trey and Matt will give their opinions without being concerned of who they will offend and will never hold back.

6. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Death of Eric Cartman (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

When the boys decide to ignore Cartman, he assumes that he is dead, and enlists Butters to help him make up for his past sins.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, April Stewart

Votes: 2,658

9/10

The whole idea of this episode is funny and it's massively entertaining to see Cartman and Butters work together to make up for Cartman's past sins.

7. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Make Love, Not Warcraft (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys dedicate their lives to defeating a high level player killing other players in World of Warcraft.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Dimitri Mendoza

Votes: 5,876

9/10

This episode manages to make the boys sitting at a computer screen seem like an epic journey and it’s simply awesome to watch.

8. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Woodland Critter Christmas (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan helps a group of woodland critters by killing a mountain lion, only to discover that he's helping them give birth to the Antichrist.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dante Alexander, Adrien Beard

Votes: 3,163

9/10

South Park's Christmas Specials are all remarkable, however this one stands out as the best. Messed up, funny and very well-made, this is probably one of the best Christmas specials out there.

9. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Grounded Vindaloop (2014)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys have bought an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and don't know who is in the real world or stuck in virtual reality.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,933

9/10

One of the trippiest and most creative episodes of the entire show, while keeping the show’s signature style of humour.

10. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Tsst (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Eric's mom turns to Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan as a last resort to turn him to a good little boy, but he may have also turned him into a repressed killer.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Milan Agnone, Griffin Lennon

Votes: 2,752

8.9/10

A hilarious look into the psychology of Cartman’s character and really proves how much he evolved from the stereotypical fat kid to flat-out evil.

11. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Scott Tenorman Must Die (2001)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman plans an elaborate revenge when an older boy cons him out of money.

Director: Eric Stough | Stars: Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead, Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Votes: 6,244

8.9/10

The episode that many fans cite as the one that made the show what it is today, by transitioning Cartman (essentially the face of the show) from the foul-mouthed fat kid to a psychopathic genius. Not only is this episode important to the show, it's also very entertaining to see Cartman and Scott Tenorman constantly try to outsmart each other and the ending is one of the most memorable moments of the entire show.

12. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Christian Rock Hard (2003)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman, Butters and Token become Christian rock stars so that Cartman can win his bet with Kyle. Meanwhile, Kyle, Stan and Kenny learn the sad consequences of illegally downloading music from the Internet.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,556

8.9/10

A great commentary on music laws that is still relevant today, and seeing Cartman in his own Christian rock band is hilarious.

13. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Imaginationland (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Terrorists attack Imaginationland, in an attempt to take over peoples' imagination; Kyle refuses to follow through with his promise to suck Cartman's balls.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Kathryn Howell

Votes: 3,137

8.9/10

FOR ALL THREE EPISODES: This trilogy is probably the most ambitious thing the show has ever done and it perfectly mixes creativity with South Park’s signature dark humour.

14. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan and Butters engage in battle as they fight the army of evil imaginary forces; Cartman once again goes to great lengths to get Kyle to suck his balls.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jonathan Kimmel, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,606

8.9/10

FOR ALL THREE EPISODES: This trilogy is probably the most ambitious thing the show has ever done and it perfectly mixes creativity with South Park’s signature dark humour.

15. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

With the help of Stan and Kyle, the military is able to access the portal to Imaginationland; Cartman goes to great lengths to get Kyle to suck his balls after the leprechaun bet.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jonathan Kimmel, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,621

8.9/10

FOR ALL THREE EPISODES: This trilogy is probably the most ambitious thing the show has ever done and it perfectly mixes creativity with South Park’s signature dark humour.

16. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Kenny Dies (2001)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys cope with loss when Kenny is hospitalized with a terminal disease. Cartman attempts to save him by legalizing stem cell research.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schneider

Votes: 2,283

8.9/10

One of the few serious episodes of the show that still manages to retain its comedy while having its fair share of emotional moments. In my opinion it's where they began taking Kenny more seriously as a character rather than just as a cheap joke.

17. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Butters' Very Own Episode (2001)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Butters' mother snaps and tries to kill her son after the revelation that her husband frequents gay bath houses.

Director: Eric Stough | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, John 'Nancy' Hansen, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,452

8.9/10

Most side-characters on the show can't hold their own episode (Terrance and Phillip, Pip) however Butters is a definite exception. He's probably my favourite character on the whole show and not a single moment involving him is dull. This episode is pretty messed up and funny, and Butters' obliviousness to all of it makes it even better.

18. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Le Petit Tourette (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman fakes having Tourette's syndrome so he can say whatever he wants, but faking the condition begins to wear on his mental filter.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 2,550

8.9/10

19. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Raisins (2003)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan becomes inconsolable after Wendy breaks up with him, and Butters has a crush on a sexy waitress at a local restaurant.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Nico Agnone, Jennifer Howell

Votes: 1,844

8.9/10

A more serious episode than usual, however it isn't entirely depressing and provides some deep philosophies that apply to real life.

20. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Sponsored Content (2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

PC Principal's ideology is tested when the school newspaper writes about the PC Fraternity. Meanwhile ads slowly consume the Internet news, as Garrison participates in the political debate with Hilary Clinton.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,025

8.9/10

A genius episode that is genuinely thrilling and proves that South Park is still watching nowadays.

21. South Park (1997– )
Episode: 201 (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

As the celebrities and the gingers battle over who gets possession of Mohammed, the Super Best Friends come to Mohammed's rescue. Meanwhile, Cartman may finally discover the "real" truth about the identity of his father.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 1,621

8.9/10

FOR BOTH EPISODES: A brave and bold two-parter of an epic scale, these two episodes remain some of the most important in the show's history. Multiple storylines are balanced well and have a great amount of callbacks to older episodes. Trey and Matt's statements on freedom of speech are very true, and the fact that these got episodes got censored and even banned in several countries (including the UK where I live) further proves their point.

22. South Park (1997– )
Episode: 200 (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Tom Cruise gathers other celebrities mocked by South Park and threatens a class action lawsuit unless the town brings Mohammed to them, so that they can obtain his powers not to be ridiculed.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 1,866

8.9/10

FOR BOTH EPISODES: A brave and bold two-parter of an epic scale, these two episodes remain some of the most important in the show's history. Multiple storylines are balanced well and have a great amount of callbacks to older episodes. Trey and Matt's statements on freedom of speech are very true, and the fact that these got episodes got censored and even banned in several countries (including the UK where I live) further proves their point.

23. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Passion of the Jew (2004)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman leads a campaign against the Jews after seeing "The Passion Of The Christ." Meanwhile, Stan and Kenny try to get their money back from Mel Gibson and discover that he is completely insane.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,278

8.9/10

A great episode exploring the differing reactions people can have to a piece of media. Cartman becoming Hitler is genius and the show's portrayal of Mel Gibson is one of the most memorable celebrity impersonations they've ever done.

24. South Park (1997– )
Episode: With Apologies to Jesse Jackson (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan becomes a social outcast after his father Randy says "the N-Word" on national television, but Michael Richards and Mark Furhman come to Randy's rescue.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, B.J. McCrory

Votes: 2,613

8.9/10

25. South Park (1997– )
Episode: You're Getting Old (2011)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan turns ten and suddenly things change and everything seems like crap to him; music, movies, food, and life in general.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 2,148

8.9/10

26. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Black Friday (2013)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

The children of South Park form two battling contingents to get a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One during a Black Friday sale. Meanwhile, Randy takes a temp job as a security guard at the mall in order to make a little extra holiday money.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Adrien Beard, Mona Marshall, Trey Parker, April Stewart

Votes: 2,406

8.9/10

27. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman Joins NAMBLA (2000)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman joins NAMBLA, thinking it will introduce him to more mature friends. Meanwhile, Kenny tries to dispose of his unborn baby brother.

Director: Eric Stough | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eliza Schneider, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,389

8.9/10

Just a simply flat-out hilarious episode and one of the best of the first few seasons.

28. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Titties and Dragons (2013)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The horror of Black Friday has begun and the battle begins. Forces will join, back stabbing will occur and there will be blood. And big floppy wieners.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart

Votes: 1,878

8.9/10

29. South Park (1997– )
Episode: A Song of Ass and Fire (2013)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

The battle for which gaming console will dominate, PlayStation 4 or Xbox, builds, with both sides of kids and the companies of each game system, vying for the win.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Adrien Beard, Caitlin Gallogly, Ami Kosaka, Trey Parker

Votes: 2,048

8.9/10

30. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartoon Wars: Part 2 (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman finds an unlikely ally in his quest to cancel Family Guy; The people of South Park bury their heads in sand pits to avoid watching the episode.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jane Bussmann, Jonathan Kimmel

Votes: 2,139

8.9/10

FOR BOTH EPISODES: These two episodes manage to take a look at the impact of cartoons on the media, something South Park itself has experienced in the past. The episodes also poke fun at Family Guy in a funny manner as well several times, but they also weren't afraid to poke fun at themselves too.

31. South Park (1997– )
Episode: All About Mormons (2003)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan learns about the Mormon religion after a new family moves to South Park from Utah. Caught up in the family-friendly doctrine of the church, Randy declares the Marshes to be Mormon as well.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,440

8.9/10

32. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Fishsticks (2009)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Jimmy comes up with the perfect joke, but Cartman wants to take half the credit for it. However, Kanye West doesn't get the joke, and vows revenge on the person who came up with it.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 2,516

8.9/10

33. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Simpsons Already Did It (2002)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Professor Chaos struggles to find an evil scheme that hasn't already been done on "The Simpsons." Meanwhile, Cartman accidentally creates life in his aquarium.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schneider

Votes: 2,416

8.9/10

34. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartmanland (2001)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman inherits a large sum of money and uses it to purchase his own amusement park. His resulting success causes Kyle to lose faith in God.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Toby Morton

Votes: 2,381

8.9/10

This episode has very positive ratings yet I rarely hear people talk about it. This is a great episode in my opinion with a fun plot about Cartman inheriting a large amount of money, but the episode also has a deeper side with Kyle losing his faith and manages to show both the bad and good parts of religion.

35. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Biggest Douche in the Universe (2002)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan tries to disprove psychic John Edward after a reading messes with Kyle's mind. Meanwhile, Cartman and Chef travel to Scotland to exorcise Kenny from Cartman's body.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jennifer Howell, Mona Marshall

Votes: 1,925

8.9/10

A very fun episode with a merciless takedown of so-called "psychics" and also the long-awaited return of Chef's parents. The Rob Schneider trailers are also hilarious.

36. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The List (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The girls in the fourth grade class have made a secret list that rates every boy's looks from cutest to ugliest. When the boys steal the list, they are completely unprepared to deal with the results.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Paula Holmberg

Votes: 1,984

8.5/10

An episode which managed to have the feel of an older episode of the show while keeping its maturity that it had developed over the years and is just a pleasure to watch.

37. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman Sucks (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman takes a photo with Butters' penis in his mouth to prove Butters is gay. He later finds out what the picture really means and freaks out when the photo disappears. Meanwhile, Butters has to go to a special camp to calm his urges.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 2,471

8.5/10

38. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Go God Go XII (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman is stuck in the future, in the middle of an international civil war between rival Atheist factions. And he STILL can't play Nintendo Wii.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jonathan Kimmel, Mona Marshall

Votes: 1,973

8.5/10

39. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Go God Go (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman tries to cryogenically freeze himself so he doesn't have to wait for the new Nintendo Wii; Ms. Garrison falls for the new Evolution teacher.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jonathan Kimmel, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,048

8.5/10

40. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Chinpokomon (1999)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The kids (But not Kyle) get hooked on a brainwashing violent cartoon from Japan which turns them against the American government.

Directors: Trey Parker, Eric Stough | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Milan Agnone

Votes: 2,103

8.5/10

One of the best episodes from the earlier seasons, this is a very funny episode parodying the trends that people latch onto which still remains a thing 20 years on. The portrayal of the Japanese is also so over-the-top that it's hilarious.

41. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Night of the Living Homeless (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

One day after Kyle gives $20 to a homeless person, South Park becomes overrun with panhandlers.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jonathan Kimmel, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,393

8.5/10

42. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Losing Edge (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys enlist Kyle's cousin to help them lose in baseball so they won't have to go to the finals. Meanwhile, Randy trains to fight other parents during Stan's games.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Jonathan Kimmel

Votes: 1,979

8.5/10

The plotline of the boys trying their hardest to lose at baseball was a funny twist on sports movies and the subplot of Randy fighting other dads was hilarious and one of the first times he really shone as a character.

43. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Major Boobage (2008)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

South Park declares cats illegal after kids start getting high on cat urine. Cartman starts hiding neighborhood cats in his attic to protect them, and Kenny becomes an addict and starts having Heavy Metal (1981) hallucinations.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 2,481

8.5/10

44. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Die Hippie, Die (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman leads the resistance when a mass of hippies accumulates in South Park and starts a music festival.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,199

8.5/10

45. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Jeffersons (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Michael Jackson moves to South Park but tries to conceal his identity. and local cops try to frame him because he is a rich black man.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dante Alexander, April Stewart

Votes: 2,106

8.5/10

The creators could've easily made non-stop jokes about Michael Jackson in this episode, however it is much more subtle than you'd expect and displays both sides of the argument well while keeping a sense of humour.

46. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Best Friends Forever (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Can Cartman and Kenny stay as "Best Friends Forever", even when Kenny buys the last PSP in stock?

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Jonathan Kimmel, April Stewart

Votes: 1,907

8.5/10

This was the first episode of the show to win an Emmy award and while I don't think it's one of the very best episodes, it's a great embodiment of the show itself by combining far-out and down-to-earth elements.

47. South Park (1997– )
Episode: A Ladder to Heaven (2002)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys try to build a ladder to heaven to retrieve a winning ticket Kenny had before he died. When their efforts are mistaken for an act of childhood innocence, a media circus ensues.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schneider

Votes: 1,993

8.5/10