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Cleo Broflovski is the deceased mother of Sheila Broflovski that unusually shares her daughter's married name. Because of this, it can be assumed that it was Gerald Broflovski that took Sheila's surname.

Background

Cleo-Tombstone

The boys about to dig up her grave.

She has only appeared on screen as a corpse in the third season Halloween special, "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" when the boys dug her up in order to frighten the 5th Graders (who are now the 6th Graders). During the course of the episode, a dog ate the corpse, but later regurgitated it to the disgust of everyone at the Halloween festival. This is a parody of a scene in the cult horror-comedy film Braindead, in which a dying old woman regurgitates the body of a dog. The boys later managed to frighten the 5th Graders with her.

In "Quintuplets 2000", Randy Marsh, in an attempt to explain Mrs. Vladchik's untimely death to the girls, had all the kids who had a grandmother step forward; only a saddened Kyle did not forward, indirectly referring to the deceased Cleo.

In the sixth season episode "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" the psychic John Edward "receives a message" from Cleo for Kyle Broflovski stating that he is to look out for four white doves, which he sees at the New York Airport (having traveled there to feature on the show). Kyle sees the four white doves on an advert for a Jewish school named Jewleeard which he joins. After some convincing from Stan Marsh he finally realizes the psychic was just cold reading and returns to town stating that Cleo is "dead and gone forever".

In "A Ladder to Heaven", when Stan and Kyle reach the clouds they look for heaven and Kyle exclaims, "Grandma?"

In "It's a Jersey Thing", it is revealed that Sheila had grown up in Newark, and that she and Gerald briefly lived there with her parents while she was pregnant with Kyle. It may be assumed that Cleo might had moved to South Park; like her daughter, to escape from New Jersey.

Prominence

Appearance

Aside from Cleo Broflovski's appearance predominantly being that of a corpse, she appears to have gray hair and was buried wearing a gray gown with white, lacy trimmings.


Minor Characters from Season Three
Alan the Security Guard | Anchorman | Boy with Dark Green Shirt and Glasses | Cleo Broflovski | Costa Rican President | Deejay | Dio | Doctor Lout | DOI Agents | Dr. Spookalot | Emperor Hirohito | Foreman | Garth | Genghis Khan | Getting Gay With Kids | God | Haman | Helen | Jake | Jakovasaur | Jew Scouts | Kelly | Kenny G | Korn | Mailman | Mark Cotswolds | Mark the Security Guard | Marklar | Moses | Mr. Adler's Girlfriend | Mr. Cotswolds | Mr. Derp | Mr. Garrison Senior | Mr. Garrison Senior's Drinking Buddies | Mrs. Cotswolds | Mrs. Garrison Senior | Ms. Stevens | New York Kids | Nibblet | Nurse with Red Hair | Pablo | Pearl | Peetie the Sexual Harassment Panda | People's Army Leader | People's Army Soldiers | Pirate Ghosts | Randy's Friends | Rebecca Cotswolds | Red Harris | Rod Stewart | Schlomo | Skyler Morse | Tommy Turner | Veronica | Yanagopa Tribe | Yoko Ono

More information: List of Minor Characters from Season Three | Season Three

Broflovski / Schwartz Family

Cleo Broflovski | Gerald Broflovski | Ike Broflovski | Kyle Broflovski | Kyle Schwartz | Murrey Broflovski | Sheila Broflovski | Kyle's Elephant

South Park families

Main characters' families
Broflovski Family | Cartman Family | Marsh Family | McCormick Family

Other characters' families
Adams-Makowski Family | Barbrady Family | Biggle Family | Black Family | Burch Family | Charlotte's Family | Cotswolds Family | Daniels Family | Donovan Family | Garrison Family | Gray Family | Gueermo Family | Hakeem Family | Hankey Family | Harrison Family | Mackey Family | Malkinson Family | Mephesto Family | Nelly's Family | Red's Family | Rodriguez Family | Stevens Family | Stotch Family | Tenorman Family | Testaburger Family | Tucker Family | Turner Family | Tweak Family | Valmer Family | White Family

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