"Dead Celebrities" is the 8th episode of Season Thirteen and the 189th overall episode of South Park. It aired on October 7, 2009.
Ike Broflovski is being tormented by paranormal forces. Kyle brings in professional ghost hunters to help save his little brother.
The episode starts at the Broflovski Residence. Gerald and Sheila are having sex in bed, as they do the door cracks open and Ike is shown. Ike tells them he is afraid of ghosts. Gerald commands Ike to go back to his room.
Ike is lying in bed, terrified as Billy Mays appears out of nowhere advertising the “Mega Scrub Cleanser”. He screams and runs in his closet as Billy Mays follows him. Ike runs to the hall and in another door as the ghost of Farrah Fawcett is shown. At the next door, David Carradine is shown hanging himself. Billy Mays catches back up to Ike as he screams, finally Kyle comes out and tries to comfort Ike as he screams for Billy Mays to stop.
Ike is at a psychiatrist office as Dr. Land tries to get Ike to open up to him. Ike tells him he sees dead celebrities walking around and talking to him. Ike says in the office, he sees Ed Mcmahon. He is shown standing behind the doctor. Ike says he sees the dead celebrities all the time.
The boys are at Cartman’s house watching TV. Kyle comes up and says he’s worried about Ike, Cartman laughs it off until Kyle says Ike was seeing the ghost of Billy Mays. Cartman rewinds the TV to Billy Mays’s ad for Chipotlaway, a product made to allow people to remove blood stains from their underwear after eating Chipotle. Cartman says he uses the product all the time and wants to help Kyle. Kyle doesn’t understand why people would eat something that makes people crap blood.
A Ghost Hunters episode is airing about Ike, they are in the conference room discussing Ike’s investigation when they all freak out thinking there is a ghost present in the room. They again go crazy while driving to the Broflovski residence, mistaking a cigarette lighter for something suspicious. They are now at the house, things start to get out of control with everything they see, one of the guys starts to pee his pants. Kyle and the boys watch in shock as another person pees their pants. They keep freaking out about piss everywhere as they crap their pants, they finally run out of the house in horror.
Ike sighs and goes over to the steps upset. Kyle tries to comfort him telling him he has nothing to fear. But Billy Mays appears next to them holding a pan advertising the “Big city slider station”. Ike screams in fear.
At the Children’s Hospital Of Denver, Ike is in an emergency room as the boys sit outside in the waiting room. Kyle still doesn’t understand why people would eat Chipotle if it makes them crap blood. Stan says he never crapped blood while eating Chipotle and Cartman tells him he has golden rectum of the gods while everybody else is forced to use Chipotlaway. The doctor comes out and announces that Ike is stable but that he is in a coma. Dr. Philips comes out and tells the boys that Ike is in purgatory where people go when they can’t accept they have passed. Dr.Philips describes it as being on a plane waiting to take off at the gate, with no ability to deplane or use the bathrooms or receive beverage service.
Dr. Philips is trying to talk to any of the ghosts who are haunting Ike, she gets Billy Mays who tries to advertise. He gets cut off by Walter Cronkite and various other celebrities who want to move on. Michael Jackson says he isn’t dead and is in denial saying everybody is ignorant. Thunder strikes the machine as everybody panics, Dr.Philips flies out the window and falls to death. Ike wakes up, with the voice of Michael Jackson who has taken over Ike’s body. He runs off, playing at a park.
The purgatory plane is shown, blue seats and a white carpet floor with clouds above are seen. Celebrities complain about having to sit in purgatory as a flight attendant tells them they will be delayed for at least another 96 hours.
At the Marsh Residence, Stan is looking up online how to get rid of Michael Jackson’s ghost as Michael plays with a toy set in the background. Kyle meanwhile still doesn’t understand the Chipotle madness. Stan finds that to make the ghost move on they must let it be what it really wanted to be. Kyle offers the idea of dressing him up and taking him to a talent pageant.
At the Holiday Inn, various girls are shown. Including Michael Jackson (as Ike), the boys cheer her on as the announcer reads her background. Billy Mays is again advertising a product on the plane showing the “Country Handi Pillow”. The celebrities demand answers as the captain gets on the PA. They announce they have to move Michael Jackson’s baggage off, which causes an angry reaction from everybody on the plane.
Back at the Holiday Inn, Stan tries to convince the judges to vote for Michael Jackson. Michael comes out and starts singing. Two of the male judges are shown jacking off before the police come in and remove them. The female judge is the only left, the boys sigh knowing she will never vote for Michael. Until Cartman notices she is eating Chipotle. Cartman goes over to tell her about Chipotlaway.
The girls are shown lined up as the winner is announced. Michael is revealed to have won. One girl cries on stage, another apologizes to her mother for not winning and is slapped. Michael says he’s finally at rest, and his ghost flies out of Ike. Ike regains consciousness and is confused at his situation. Kyle assures him he’s going to be okay.
On the plane, everybody is sleeping as Michael flies back into his seat. The plane takes off as it stops in Hell as the flight attendant announces Hell is a tow-in gate, everybody sighs in disappointment.