Gerald Broflovski is the husband of Sheila Broflovski and the father of Kyle Broflovski and Ike Broflovski. Operating under the alias of Skankhunt42, he plays a key antagonistic role throughout Season Twenty. He is named after Matt Stone's late father, Gerald W. Stone.
- 1 Background
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Family
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Prominence
- 7 Video Games
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Gerald is a lawyer and a member of City Council as the city attorney. He has handled such legal matters as getting Chef's name put on the album for Stinky Britches in "Chef Aid". He also helped Eric Cartman to successfully sue Stan after he called him an "ass sucker". He later abused his power as a lawyer in the same episode by persuading his clients to sue South Park Elementary. This counts as a Ponzi Scheme because Gerald scammed South Park Elementary and its students by making multiple false claims of sexual harassment, then using this as a scheme for millions of dollars. Shortly after, everyone started suing each other, causing the school to go bankrupt. In the episode "Major Boobage", he gets a law passed that cats are to be illegal in South Park, but he again abuses his power as a lawyer by breaking that law after he grounded Kyle for keeping a cat away from Kenny McCormick.
Gerald was seen driving a car best resembling a purple-red 2002 Lincoln Navigator in "Asspen", and in "Smug Alert!" he drives a Toyonda Pious with a license plate reading "1TMYMPG"( 1T=Want, so together it reads: "Want my Miles Per Gallon?")
Despite being one of the adults with the most common sense, Gerald still has a criminal record.
- Cheesing: In "Major Boobage", he cheeses even though it is outlawed.
- Manslaughter: In "The Damned", he and many other trolls drive Freja Ollegard to suicide.
- Cyberbullying: Throughout Season 20, Gerald becomes notorious with his Skankhunt42 alias as he cyberbullies numerous people online.
- Murder: In "The End of Serialization as We Know It", Gerald kills Lennart Bedrager.
- Assault: Alongside killing Bedrager, he also assaults him by punching him in the groin.
- Arson: In "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", he burns down 2 stores: Wall-Mart and Jim's Drugs.
- Assisting a crime: In "Not Funny", Gerald tells his son Ike Broflovski to log onto the school message board and cyberbully people, ultimately leading to Ike being accused of being Skankhunt42.
He wears a magenta yarmulke, a khaki jacket with a blue shirt underneath as well as forest green trousers. He has brown hair with sideburns and a full beard trimmed into a point at the chin and shaved alongside the lips so that his mustache does not connect. On special occasions he is seen wearing a variant of his casual clothes but they instead consist of several different tones of black.
He has never been seen without his yarmulke on, except in the episode "Major Boobage" which confirms that he is balding. The fact that he is always seen wearing it would imply that he practices Orthodox Judaism, yet his liberal views and the fact that no other Jewish clothes are worn by him or his family implies that he is conservative or a member of a more progressive sect who wears it by choice.
He has been shown to have abundant chest hair; however, two hairless areas can be seen on it, one on each chest, presumably being the result of his sexual encounters with Sheila.
- To see images of Gerald Broflovski, visit Gerald Broflovski/Gallery.
Gerald seems to care about the environment and current events. He is typically portrayed to be kind and friendly, though he can be stubborn, sarcastic and impolite at times. Although he is seen as a primarily moral man, he is seen to get carried away with matters of money, which shows him to be corruptible, tempting him to do things he would normally find amoral and wrong, much to his shame.
In Season Twenty, his corruptible side is shown as he is revealed to be the legendary internet troll known as Skankhunt42. He gleefully posts lewd and abysmal comments to young girls, and women in general. He was visibly shocked when his trolling caused Freja Ollegard to commit suicide, showing that he had no intentions of killing people. The source of this is that he likes to harass just for the pleasure of humiliating others and to feel when he used to bully as a kid.
Gerald seems to be the most caring and rational of all the male parents in South Park. He is concerned with Kyle learning about moral values. He will typically take up the same issues as his wife Sheila Broflovski.
Similarities and Differences to Matt Stone's Family
Gerald is named after Matt Stone's own father. In the show, Gerald is a lawyer, but in real life, Stone's father was an economics professor.
In real life, Stone was raised as a non-practicing Jew and his father was Catholic, while in South Park the entire Broflovski family practices Judaism. Stone has advertently admitted that he knows nothing about Judaism, calling himself "the worst Jew in the world". Stone also has a sister named Rachel, but she is the family member of Stone's who is not represented on the show. While a character for Rachel was originally supposed to be intended, series creators Matt and Trey deemed Stan and Kyle already too similar, so they created an adopted Canadian brother for Kyle.
Sheila tends to be overprotective of her children and goes to extremes to protect them from harm. She met Gerald in the US State of New Jersey and moved to South Park, Colorado so her children would not grow up in the dangerous big city.
Kyle is the only biological child of Gerald and Sheila. He is intelligent and has empathy for others. During the earlier seasons, Kyle was the one who was taunted and teased the most. In later seasons he has become a stronger figure who stands up for himself and others.
Ike Moisha Broflovski
Ike, formerly Peter Gintz, was adopted from a family in Canada. He is very patriotic towards his home country and mature beyond his years. He enjoys watching the news on TV, went on strike for Canada, and has had an older girlfriend, Ms. Stevenson. He has also saved the Canadian Royal Wedding from Tooth Decay.
In Chickenpox, Stuart McCormick claims that Gerald was sent through school by "rich parents," though the fact that Gerald had to work at a pizza place with Stuart and attend community college indicates that this is probably not true and is just a reflection of Stuart's jealousy, which is a plot point in the episode. Gerald grew up in South Park, where nobody in town is ever depicted as having more than a middle-class lifestyle other than the Black family, lending more credence to the idea that Gerald earned his own way through college.
- With the exception of "Major Boobage", Gerald is always shown wearing his yarmulke hat, even when he's otherwise completely naked like in "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub" and "Not Funny".
- Despite being named after Matt Stone's father, Gerald is not largely based on him. While Stone's mother is Jewish, his father is a gentile of Irish descent, and Stone says they raised him in an agnostic household. Stone decided to portray the character of Gerald as recognizably Jewish, stating that doing so "creates more opportunity for comedy".
So far, Gerald has had a speaking role in every season.
- "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" - While he does not physically appear, he was mentioned by Kyle while he was ranting about how his parents would react when they see that Ike is gone.
- "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" - Gerald and Sheila protest against the school nativity play. Later, he holds onto Father Maxi while Sheila beats him up.
- "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" - Revealed to be a possible father of Eric Cartman.
- "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut"
- "Ike's Wee Wee" - Gerald and Sheila explain to Kyle that Ike was adopted.
- "Chickenpox" - Gerald and Stuart go fishing together.
- "Chef Aid" - Gerald helps Chef to get his name put on the "Stinky Britches" album of Alanis Morissette.
- "Spontaneous Combustion" - Gerald can't get aroused by Sheila, but gets turned on by two girls who want to sue Randy Marsh.
- "Jakovasaurs" - Seen watching football at the Marsh residence.
- "Sexual Harassment Panda" - Gerald helps the kids sue each other for sexual harassment, which leads to a city-wide case of Everyone vs. Everyone.
- "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub" - Gerald and Randy have a hard time interacting with each other at the meteor party after they both experiment and masturbate in front of each other in Mr. Mackey's hot tub.
- "Chinpokomon" - Seen with other parents at the Marsh residence.
- "The Red Badge of Gayness"
- "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus" (cameo) - Seen in a photograph.
- "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" Gerald is taken to jail with the other parents and then returns.
- "Cripple Fight" - Goes to church with his family.
- "Proper Condom Use" - Seen at the school PTA.
- "The Entity" - Gerald welcomes Kyle's cousin Kyle Schwartz to South Park.
- "Asspen" - Gerald, Sheila and kin accompany the Marshes, Cartman and Stotches to Aspen.
- "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers"
- "Red Man's Greed" - He confesses to Randy that he has a gambling problem.
- "South Park is Gay!" - He becomes metrosexual along with all the other men.
- "Christian Rock Hard" - Visits Kyle at the police station.
- "It's Christmas in Canada" - Gets a visit by Ike's birth parents.
- "Good Times with Weapons" - Seen at the Park County Community Center.
- "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" - He is angry that Kyle and Dr. Bieber agreed to a negroplasty. Gerald later gets a "dolphinoplasty", and becomes upset when he doesn't receive special treatment for being a dolphin.
- "Smug Alert!" - Gerald gets a hybrid and becomes very smug then decides to move to San Francisco.
- "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" - Gerald and Sheila find out from Kyle that Ike is having an affair with his teacher, Ms. Stephenson.
- "Night of the Living Homeless" - Gerald can't overcome the beggars, and ends up becoming homeless himself.
- "Le Petit Tourette" - Him and his wife make Kyle say sorry for saying that Cartman was faking Tourette's Syndrome.
- "More Crap" - Gerald is one of the men supporting Randy in the crapping competition.
- "Imaginationland" - Kyle asks him were leprechauns come from? and he says from Ireland.
- "Tonsil Trouble" - Seen at the teachers lounge and is later seen at Cartman and Kyle's aids benefit concert.
- "Britney's New Look" - Seen taking photos of Britney Spears, along with many other people.
- "Major Boobage" - Gerald gets Cheesing outlawed and then later we find out he used to cheese back in the day and he still does.
- "Over Logging"
- "Pandemic" - Gerald and other parents are worried about their sons and say that Craig is a bad influence on them.
- "The Ring" - Seen at the funeral
- "200" - Seen in the crowd giving Santa in bear costume to gingers.
- "HUMANCENTiPAD" - Gerald becomes a member of Apple to save his son from Steve Jobs' creation by going to the Geniuses, In which he states, "I am now part of the future."
- "You're Getting Old"
- "Jewpacabra" - Seen in Cartman's dream about Passover and the plagues affecting Egypt.
- "Sarcastaball" - Seen at the PTA meeting with all the other parents.
- "Raising the Bar" - Seen asking Cartman about his mobility scooter.
- "Insecurity" - Gerald, dressed as a UPS delivery driver, and Sheila have sex, traumatizing Ike.
- "A Scause For Applause" - Seen in the background while Jesus Christ gives his speech.
- "Informative Murder Porn" - Complains to the local cable company after his murder porn television programming is blocked and learns to play MINECRAFT.
- "Gluten Free Ebola" - Seen in the USDA meeting when Randy talks to him about gluten making "your dick fly off".
- "The Cissy" - Gerald is questioned by the SPIN reporter about the identity of Lorde.
- "Handicar" - Gerald watches Wacky Races in his pajamas while eating cereal.
- "The Magic Bush" - Seen watching TV.
- "#REHASH" - Gerald offers to take Kyle and Ike to the bowling alley.
- "#HappyHolograms" - Gerald takes a selfie with a model ship, as Kyle looks on.
- "Stunning and Brave" - PC Principal calls Gerald to his office about Kyle not calling Caitlyn Jenner a hero.
- "The City Part of Town" - Seen at the Whole Foods Market with a dog.
- "You're Not Yelping"- Is one of the Yelp critics. He also starts pipe smoking while he creates a Yelp review.
- "Naughty Ninjas"- Seen in the protest against the police.
- "Member Berries" - Is revealed to be the internet troll Skankhunt42 at the end of the episode.
- "Skank Hunt" - Increases his trolling as Skankhunt42 and becomes noticed globally.
- "The Damned"- Receives a visit from two policemen who question him about Eric Cartman quitting Twitter, is shocked when Freja Ollegard committed suicide, and is stalked by an anonymous figure.
- "Wieners Out" - Is seen being stalked by another troll and eventually collaborating with the troll.
- "Douche and a Danish" - Works with the other trolls to stop TrollTrace.com from running.
- "Fort Collins" - Seen trolling as Skankhunt42 while Dildo Shwaggins tries unsuccessfully to form a closer friendship with him.
- "Oh, Jeez" - Is contacted by Hillary Clinton underneath the Freemont Bridge to infiltrate TrollTrace.com.
- "Members Only" - Contacts Ike and has him trolled for him.
- "Not Funny"- Contacts Ike to save him from Denmark. Later finds out Denmark is going to expose internet history as a joke.
- "The End of Serialization as We Know It" - Seen at TrollTrace.com's headquarters escaping the conference room and confronting Lennart Bedrager.
- "Put It Down" - Seen at the school assembly.
- "Sons A Witches" - Seen dressed up as a witch along with other men.
- "Dead Kids"- Seen when Sharon calls the other parents together to speak about school shootings. Later seen when Randy sings.
- "The Problem with a Poo" - Mr. Hankey fails to get him as a lawyer for his hearing. Later seen watching Mr. Hankey leave South Park.
- "The Scoots" - Frantically gives out treats to trick or treaters.
- "Time To Get Cereal" - Seen in a photo at Kyle's house.
- "Nobody Got Cereal?" - Seen in front of Park County Courthouse, waiting for Stan's verdict on the negotiation with ManBearPig.
- "Buddha Box" - Seen at the PTA meeting.
- "Unfulfilled" - Seen protesting against Amazon on the customer's side.
- "Bike Parade" - Gets a new job at the Amazon Fulfillment Center to get his stuff, but later quits after the town unanimously decide to stop working for Amazon.
- "Mexican Joker" - Gets arrested by ICE after Cartman tips them off.
- "Shots!!!" - Tries with the other parents to make Cartman get his shots.
- "Let Them Eat Goo" - Randy gets him to try his Tegridy Burger.
- "Season Finale" - Seen at Sharon's party at Tegridy Farms.
- "Christmas Snow" - Loses his "Christmas Spirit" after liquor is prohibited during the holidays, but cheers up after Randy comes up with his Christmas special.
- "The Pandemic Special" - Appeared in a Zoom conference with Mr. Mackey and other parents. He is later seen at the hospital with a mustache.
- "South ParQ Vaccination Special" - Seen on the phone with Kyle.
- Gerald Broflovski appears in the game as a minor character, remaining in the front yard of Broflovski Residence during the most of the game.
- Gerald Broflovski appears in the game as a summon, activated by using the "Cheesing Vial" item. When summoned, his "B-17" hallucination from Major Boobage plays and bombs are dropped on a highlighted portion of the battlefield.
- ""South Park" Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo (TV episode 1997)". IMDb.com.
- Raphael, Rebecca. "Who is Kyle Broslofski?". Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved on 2009-02-04.
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