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For other uses, see Jason (disambiguation).

Jason White was a student at South Park Elementary. He spoke occasionally and was voiced by Trey Parker. He was killed off in the Season Twenty-Three episode "Season Finale" after he was run over by a police car.

Background

Jason first appeared in the cafeteria during "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" as a background character, in a shot that was reused in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig" with some basic dialogue, but did not appear otherwise. A revised version of the character first appeared in "Professor Chaos" as a candidate for the boys' new fourth friend, making it past the first cut though he has no dialogue.

He made his first major speaking appearance in "South Park is Gay!", seen with Craig's Gang when they wore matching outfits as metrosexuals, alongside Craig Tucker, Token Black, and Tweek Tweak; he makes his only appearance in Mr. Garrison's classroom in this episode.

He was also part of the group who helped recover the "future telling device" in "Marjorine", waiting with Timmy outside the containment center for the rest of the boys to return.

In "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "Elementary School Musical" he is sitting with the main boys in the cafeteria and their extended friend group, including Craig, Token and Jimmy. In the latter episode, he explains what High School Musical is and expresses disbelief at the kids' lack of familiarity with the fad.

In "Splatty Tomato", his father Bob White, mother Mrs. White and sister Crystal White are first introduced, and he is shown to be part of their family when his parents complain to PC Principal that the school is too liberal and causing his kids to be afraid of the President. Jason looks at the floor and does not speak throughout the scene. When his parents later try to free the President at the end of the episode and his family summons him, he similarly looks at the ground and does not speak.

Personality

Jason was known for his playful nature among the townspeople, and seemed well-liked among his classmates, frequently invited to larger gatherings or to play games. He participated in many of the other children's role-playing games, playing along under even Cartman's authority as a Border Patrol agent in the Texans vs. Mexicans game and dedicating himself to the role of an elven shopkeeper in the boys' fantasy role-playing game. He was especially known for his love of sports, however. He was known as a member of both the South Park Cows' basketball team as well as the football and soccer teams, and had a reputation for enjoying playing sports in his free time as well, joining the kids for games of football on the playground and at the park. He also expressed once that a football game would be less fun to watch if knowing the outcome in advance. At his funeral, Father Maxi observed it was his playful nature with sports that lead to his untimely death.

Jason seemed embarrassed or intimidated by his father's outbursts, remaining silent and often looking down or away from him, though he was evidently surprised when his father pulled out a weapon. He is never seen speaking in his parents' presence. He was also evidently obedient to their demands, as after his death, his mother remarks that he did not use his phone outside of designated phone hours. His family was later shown hitting their subsequently adopted child, Alejandro White for misbehaving, suggesting Jason's reluctance to speak and obedience may have been a result of similar abuse.

Jason's quiet nature stood in contrast to his parents, who were known for their outspoken nature among the other adults, and often seemed to prefer following the other students, like Craig Tucker, and seemed concerned about what was popular, expressing his surprise that the boys were unfamiliar with High School Musical and citing its popularity with their age group. He often spoke up when expressing disbelief or surprise, such as when the boys succeeded in capturing a leprechaun, or when Butters Stotch exposed himself at a volleyball game. He often appeared rather stoic or expressionless in serious situations however, even compared to other background characters, watching blankly when Kenny gets crushed to death by the Giant Reptilian Bird or when Snooki sinisterly appears behind Cartman during "It's a Jersey Thing", in which everyone appears to be concerned apart from him.

Cartman observed in his opinion that Jason "couldn't catch" and suggested that he had been clumsy, blaming this for his death being ran over by police officer's vehicle when he tried to catch a ball Cartman had thrown in the street, although this could be seen as avoiding blame for Jason's death considering Cartman was the one who threw it.

Appearance

Jason has dark brown hair with noticeable sideburns and a high forehead with a receded hairline. He wears a purple jacket and a pair of blue jeans, which were originally dark gray. In "The Hobbit", Wendy mentions that he has freckles. His character is based on Jason McHugh, who was featured with Trey Parker and Matt Stone in Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo.

Friendships

Jason, with Kevin and Francis.

Jason's friendships were never well-defined in his appearances. He was most notably a member of Craig's Gang during the metrosexual fad in "South Park is Gay!", but by the next season he was no longer considered a member of the group. He still occasionally sat with them and The Boys at lunch, particularly during the twelfth season, though this spot has also been filled by Tweek Tweak and Kevin Stoley depending on the episode, and in larger sequences, he continued to appear alongside the groups, such as eating pizza in "Margaritaville" and at Cartman's viewing party in "Eat, Pray, Queef".

His closest friend may have been Tweek. Both boys appeared in Craig's Gang during the meterosexual fad, and then were no longer with them in "Good Times with Weapons", but continued to appear together. They were seen together most notably when they were invited together to a party at Bebe Stevens' home during the Stupid Spoiled Whore fad. They are also next to each other in "Marjorine", "Night of the Living Homeless" and "Imaginationland". He also may have been friendly with Token outside the group, as they were both on the same Cows basketball team together. Tweek was noticeably more upset with Jason's death than their other classmates present.

Cartman once referred to himself as "pretty close" with Jason, and they seemed to be friendly. Jason was among the boys who helped him to trap Kyle at the nearby Sizzler during the Jersey invasion effort, where DogPoo Petuski and Bill Allen were also present. He and Dogpoo were also both invited to play Texans vs. Mexicans at Cartman's House, where they both served as Border Patrol agents for Cartman. Dogpoo was also present for Jason's death. He also played with Bill on the basketball team and appeared next to him in "The Hobbit" when Wendy discussed the boys' flaws. He and Bill both joined Tweek in the PlayStation 4 Army in "Black Friday".

He was also often seen nearby or talking with Kevin Stoley, implying a possible friendship, such as at Cartman's House in "Marjorine" or during the volleyball game in "Wieners Out".

Staring in "Butters' Bottom Bitch", he was often seen sitting by Scott Malkinson, Tommy Turner, Daniel Tanner, and a few unidentified background characters in the cafeteria.

Video games

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Jason plays a minor role in the game as a member of the Drow Elf faction, tending the armory at the Elven Kingdom and acting as the faction's merchant. You have to buy equipment from him to befriend him. This is one of the few times he speaks, and the only time you interact with him in the game, though he appears in the cutscenes.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

He can be found in the Raisins restaurant and The New Kid can get a selfie with him if they have at least one active brutalist ability.

Gallery

Prominence

Trivia

  • He was ranked #5 in the list of most attractive boys by the girls in "The List", however, the list was actually fake so his real position is unknown.
  • At the time of his final appearance, he had eleven speaking appearances and was mentioned in at least five episodes in which he did not speak.
  • In the audio mini-commentary for "Splatty Tomato", Trey expresses that he thinks it's "really cool" that he finally found a use for Jason and put him in the White family, and seemed excited at using the character in a future appearance.
  • Jason is currently the only killed-off child with no obvious reason or signs of why the writers killed him off, unlike Pip Pirrip.
  • A person looking similar to Jason was seen in the fifth grade line in "Lice Capades".
  • He is one of the only fourth graders to have his ears visible.

References

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See also
List of Female 4th Graders | List of Male 4th Graders | Portal:Characters