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The Big Black Scary Monster is first seen in the Season Two episode, "City on the Edge of Forever (Flashbacks)". It is the main antagonist in the episode but cannot be considered real due to the very nature of the episode itself. It's voiced by Happy Days actor, Henry Winkler.


It is seen in the episode killing two children one of which is Kenny McCormick, but later in the episode it is remembered as giving all the children ice cream in a significantly more friendly manner. The other child it ate was the Boy with Red Shirt. This monster was once used to scare South Park kindergartners into behaving, making it a sort of bogeyman. It turned out to be a dream, so the monster never really existed.


It is completely black, aside from its red eyes. It appears to have four legs, two, claw-like arms, as well as a head that completely detaches from the body when it is chewing.