Heidi Turner (who saw that one coming?)
Jerome "Chef" McElroy
Eric Cartman (Seasons 1-4, before "sociopath" stage)
20 Votes in Poll
So since I can’t choose favorites, I’ve decided to list some popular characters in no particular order and what I like about them!
Stan Marsh: Stan is definitely one of the more normal, more fortunate kids in South Park, but this in no way means he’s boring. Being a starring South Park character, he has gotten into so much crazy crap and it’s often interesting to see how he reacts. I haven’t seen any episodes like You’re Getting Old/Ass Burgers that are said to show his sensitive, relatable, flawed side, but I’d really like to. His deadpan moments tend to be amusing too. In short, great character trying to just live in a crazy existence. Didn’t really like him in beginning seasons though, I find this embodiment boring and shallow, and like his more mature, low-key adult personality better.
Kyle Broflovski: Another great character! I think he’s a great, sort of admirable character. He’s shown to be brave, intelligent, bold, loyal, and even charismatic and relatable for no apparent reason. I also like his relationship with Stan and their close, good relationship. He’s been shown to be a bit of an activist, trying to help others with his heart in the right place. Just a great character. Didn’t like his earliest characterization much either, for for same reasons stated above.
Eric Cartman (Spoiled brat): I find Spoiled Brat Cartman and Psychopath Cartman and their writing different enough to make two different sections. This early Cartman was quite funny, gifting us with some excellent (now famous) catchphrases and lines. “Suck mah balls, Mr Garrison” and “Kyle’s Mom’s a B*tch” are golden examples of this embodiment and what I liked about it. A good over-the-top character who’s mannerisms at the time bought South Park much of the positive attention it deserves.
Eric Cartman (Psychopath): Like I said, I like both characterizations and they definitely have their own advantages, but Psychopath Cartman is a bit more to my taste. He’s hilarious, and makes for a good device for both South Park’s dark, brutal sense of humor and it’s satire about greed, self-absorption, and more. To me, this character is original comedy gold and very well-suited to South Park for reasons and similarities I’ve mentioned before. Despite being fictional, he’s very interesting to me on a psychological level and I like thinking about his problems and reasons for his behavior. The only psychopath instance I wasn’t all for was the Heiman arc, for obvious reasons. However, I didn’t like him any less after this as this is FULLY in his nature and so I can’t really discredit him for it.
Kenny McCormick: A truly great and noble character restrained by an orange parka. I really like both sides of his personality: vulgar and sex-obsessed, but selfless and heroic. Like much of the fandom, I’m a big fan of his relationship with Karen. Mysterion is the most bada** hero ever and no one’s going to change my mind. Truly a funny and underrated character. Here’s to more screentime for Keeny, ‘cause he’s poor.
Butters Stotch: Great character, too sweet for his own good. Another fan favorite that’s also a favorite of mine. He’s so sweet, optimistic, and childlike, if too much so. We love him for this, but these traits also make him hated and manipulated by the cynical, crude 10-year-old adults he’s forced in with. So adorable, awesome character, but a bit unfortunate knowing his life as well as the reasons he is this way; he’s one of those kids who’s a “wonderful child from a not so wonderful family”.
Tweek Tweak: Great kid, another loveable blond boy. I find his hyper nature kind of funny, and I like his relationship with Craig.
Craig Tucker: Deadpan kid who is awesome. I relate to his nature somewhat, and I regularly feel the desire to silently flip things off. I’m quite indifferent to most South Park romance, but Creek is the best, with it showing Craig being a great guy and helping Tweek’s mental state.
Randy Marsh: Good stuff, not South Park’s A-game. He’s a funny character, and scenes like Medicinal Fried Chicken are among my golden Randy moments. However, as a fan of other media like The Simpsons, Randy just isn’t all that original or superior to me. Just not South Park’s #1 memorable creation, in my opinion.
Check out the official trailer posted by @SilasGreaves12 a few minutes ago.
I'm incredibly excited! Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe @Peregrina predicted that TEGRIDY RANDY would be partially to blame for COVID-19 in South Park.
In the trailer, Randy presents the "Pandemic Special". Then Cartman is talking to Kyle about going back to school while Kyle is upset about Cartman inside his house, potentially spreading germs. The trailer then cuts to South Park Elementary where Clyde, Annie, Butters, Craig, Tweek, Kenny, Wendy, Token, Kyle, Stan, and Bebe are seated at desks wearing masks, behind plastic "shields" inside areas with yellow tape labelled "social distance". YATES, with another officer, are teaching the class while wearing plastic shields over their faces. While Randy and his family are in the car discussing the "Pandemic Special", Sharon is upset with him, calling him a child.
That's what happened. Since there is an empty seat next to Kyle, whoever sits there is up for speculation. I think it's for Heidi! Let me know who you think it belongs to.
@HeidiTurnerStan I noticed that you said you’d love to see Heidi with a decorated mask, so I made a mask for Heidi below. I’m no master artist, and it doesn’t look canon though. Otherwise, here are two memes, first one in reference to the Pandemic Special.
I think I always knew about it growing up. I think I saw commercials for episodes on TV, but I was too young to be interested or even remember them. It was just sort of the thing that took a back seat for a while. When I saw it, I'd think "Yeah, those funny looking cut-out characters are on a show called "South Park". I think when I was about 8, a friend showed me Mr. Mackey's "Drugs are bad, m'kay?" lecture and I had no idea what was so great about it. A few years later, my dad was watching a movie and in it, a small child was listening to Cartman singing "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch". Later, maybe when I was about 12 or so, one of my best friends showed me the "How would you like to suck my balls, Mr. Garrison" clip and I thought it was the funniest thing. After that, we watched a few clips until another great friend of mine gave me access to his Hulu. I watched Season One up to "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls". That episode bored me a LOT. If you would like to know more, I wrote about it in my What Is Your Favorite Season Two Episode poll (probably part 2/3?). Just this year, I overheard some kids in my study hall saying that South Park was free with Hulu, reminding me about the show. From February to about July, I constantly binged South Park and found you wonderful people here on the South Park Archives. How did you hear about South Park?
In my Opinion i just don't like Cartman and he will be always be my least favorite character i didn't like how he was being disrespectful to Wendy's speech on breast cancer presentation i'm glad Wendy Give Cartman a Good beating and He Turn Heidi Turner ( @HeidiTurnerStan's favorite and A Good Friend Of Mine) And he booed Wendy as a gag in the minecraft episode which i didn't found funny and it was annoying and Always disrespect Kyle and rips on Kyle for being Jewish accuse Stan Being a "Hippie" and Make fun Of Kenny for being Poor and always Be a Rude selfish Kid who threw a Temper Tantrum for not getting a Ipad and always Humiliates Kyle and in the Smurfs Episode He Talk some nonsense about Wendy with isn't true even Stan Defends Wendy and i didn't like How Cartman disrespect Wendy and in the Bebe's Destroy Society Episode Cartman Called Wendy A "Dork Alert" and A "Stupid B word" ( I put the b word because i don't cuss) and don't worry everyone It's Just My Opinions and My least Favorite Character Is Eric Cartman