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Charles Milles Manson (née Maddox) was an American criminal and cult leader, famous for his followers murder of actress Sharon Tate on his orders in 1969.

He appeared in the Season Two episode "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!".


Manson breaks out of jail with Cartman's Uncle Howard, and they make their way to Mabel Cartman's house to hide out. They arrive on Christmas Eve when Cartman and his family, as well as Kyle, Stan, and Kenny, are celebrating the holiday.


Manson, as he appeared in his debut episode, can be seen wearing an orange prison jumpsuit with a white shirt underneath. He has messy brown, graying hair and an untrimmed brown beard, also graying. He has a tattoo of a swastika between his eyes and has scars on his cheeks, which at the end of "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!", he changes to a happy face tattoo.


Initially, Manson is filled with rage and psychotic anger.

Manson soon has a change of heart and regrets his mass murders after watching Mr. Hankey in The Grinchy-Poo Who Stole Christmas. Realizing what he did was wrong, he changes his tattoo from a swastika to a smiley-face and tries to protect the boys from the gun-happy police.

In the end, Manson turns himself in to the police and returns to prison with Howard. He proceeds to write a series of positive help books, but his efforts are met with mockery. However, on Christmas, the boys and their families all come to visit Manson to celebrate.


  • Manson's tattoo of a smiley-face momentarily turns into a Visitor.
  • Manson's redemption is a parody of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • The Boys all come to address Manson as "Uncle Charlie."
  • There are several times where it looks as if Manson intends to or has killed Kenny, only for Kenny to be revealed alive and happy.
  • Manson shows horror for Kenny's death while the boys do not show much more than their normal reactions.
  • His inmate number contains the number of the devil (666).


Minor Characters from Season Two
34-Year-Old Asian Man Who Looks Strikingly Similar to Ricardo Montalbán | Alanis Morissette | Alexandra Cartman | America's Most Wanted Actors | Big Black Scary Monster | Bob Denver | Bob Thomas | Book Mobile Driver | Boy with Red Shirt | Brent Musburger | Brett Favre | Buck | Buck Jr. | Buddy Ebsen | Calvin | Canadian Judge | Carrot Top | Cartman's Unnamed Relatives | Celine Dion | Charles Manson | Charlie | Chinese Commentators | Chinese Dodgeball Players | COPS TV Film Crew | Cosette | Creamy Goodness | Dr. Schwartz | Dr. Katz | Dr. Tristan Adams | Dwight Schultz | Elvin Cartman | Eric Roberts | The Evil Boys | Fat Bob | Flo Kimble | Florence Cartman | Fred Cartman | Fred Savage | Frida | George Peppard | Harold Cartman | Howard Cartman | Jesus and Pals Producer | Johnnie Cochran | John Postum | John Walsh | Judge Moses | Kevin | Larry | Leslie | Lisa Cartman | Mabel Cartman | Marcus | Michael Jackson Fan | Mr. Big Record Producer | Mr. Freely | Mr. Romero | Mr. T | Mr. Twig | Mrs. Stevens | Murrey Broflovski | Michelle's Husband | Nurse Gollum | Ozzy Osbourne | Peter | Phyllis | Robert Redford | Roy | Runaway Girls | Sally Dion | Scott | Shari Lewis | Sid Greenfield | Spookyfish | Steve Irwin | Stevie Wonder | Stu | Swimming Instructor | Teenage Hippies | Tiny Alien | Tom | Tom and Mary | Tommy Fritz | Toto | Ugly Bob | Uncle Stinky | Underpants Gnomes | Unplanned Parenthood Counselor | Van Gelder | Washington Dodgeball Players | Young Hippie

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