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- For other uses, see Jimmy (disambiguation).
Jimmy Valmer, formerly Jimmy Swanson, is a male fourth grader. He is voiced by Trey Parker. Originally created as a one time character for "Cripple Fight" as a rival for Timmy Burch, he quickly became a fan favorite and plays a supporting role in many episodes. He and Timmy became best friends and less of a rival to one another.
Like Timmy, the humor of Jimmy's character comes from his endless optimism despite his handicap. His disability is not mocked; rather his exaggerated eagerness to be a successful "handi-capable" person. Jimmy's role has recently been expanded, bringing him more screen time and giving his character more depth. In "Professor Chaos", he's one of the final 10 chosen to be their fourth member, but ultimately he is not picked. In later seasons, he is shown hanging with Craig's Gang.
He is generally a popular and gifted student at school; he is moral and knows how to be a friend. However, he is foul-mouthed and very competitive; he took steroids just to win the Special Olympics. He and Timmy also competed against Christopher Reeve in "Krazy Kripples."
Despite being foul-mouthed and competitive. He is generally well liked and nice always looking after his friends.
He likes to perform stand-up comedy in the style of Jay Leno (often starting jokes with "Have you seen this?" or "Have you heard about this?"), but he is often criticized for his jokes, although everyone considered them hilarious in "Cripple Fight". When finishing a joke, even if there's only one person listening to him, and no matter what their reaction to the joke, he will usually say "Wow, what a great audience!".
Jimmy also likes to sing. In "Red Sleigh Down," he sang "The Twelve Days of Christmas" painfully slowly with a stutter in front of an unaware, tired audience at City Hall. He also sings and plays the ukulele to "Tardicaca Hula Gal" in "Crippled Summer" though he struggles to play parts of his ukulele solo.
Jimmy seems to be good at fighting. In the episode "Cripple Fight" he and Timmy engage in a fistfight that is, shot-for-shot, nearly identical to the fistfight scene in the John Carpenter 1980's science fiction film They Live. Timmy and Jimmy become friends in subsequent episodes. Jimmy seems to be the only one who can understand Timmy's limited speech.
Jimmy was using steroids in "Up the Down Steroid", and was shown developing drug-induced 'roid rage," beating up his girlfriend and threatening to kick Cartman's ass. He often uses his crutches as a weapon when fighting, as demonstrated in "Good Times with Weapons."
However, in "Casa Bonita," Cartman is able to easily subdue Jimmy, smashing him against the lockers, but this could be attributed to the fact that it was a surprise attack. Also, in Truth and Advertising, Leslie Meyers manages to beat him up, although this can also be counted as a surprise attack.
Jimmy's last name was uncertain; he was known as Jimmy Swanson in "Krazy Kripples," but his name was changed to "Valmer" in "Up the Down Steroid" and all subsequent episodes. This was possibly referenced in "Tsst," when Cartman told him they were best friends, Jimmy asked him "What's my last name?", a question Cartman couldn't answer.
The South Park Studios FAQ states that the names of many South Park characters, including Jimmy, have changed because the show's fast-paced production, which results in the original name occasionally being forgotten and replaced with a new one.
Despite being well-liked and generally nice, Jimmy does, in fact, have a criminal record. These crimes include:
- Underage Vaginal Sex - In "Erection Day", he has sex with a prostitute named "Nut Gobbler" with advice from Butters. As Butters said "the man puts his penis in the woman's vagina" and Jimmy said to both Red (who was known as "Bertha" in this episode) and Shauna that he "would like to stick his penis in their vagina", we can assume he and Nut Gobbler had vaginal sex.
- Attempted Underage Vaginal Sex - In "Erection Day" as noted above, he attempted to have sex with Red and Shauna.
- Assault - In "Cripple Fight", Jimmy had a fight with Timmy over a dispute about Jimmy's comedy, which Cartman spread awareness of, even going as far to make an announcement. But this will also be held on Timmy's criminal record. In "Up the Down Steroid", Jimmy violently hits his mother and girlfriend.
- Drug Use - In "Up the Down Steroid", Jimmy took steroids. While this was under the manipulation of Nathan, Jimmy could have declined, so this will also be held on Nathan's criminal record as well as Jimmy's.
- Gang Warfare - In "Krazy Kripples", Jimmy and Timmy become members of the Crips and are heavily involved with their gang operations, including an unintentional robbery at City Wok and the war with the Bloods.
- Damage to Property or Vandalism - In "Skank Hunt", he, along with Kyle Broflovski, Stan Marsh, Butters Stotch, Token Black, Craig Tucker and Clyde Donovan, smashed Eric Cartman's electronics due to them thinking that Cartman is Skankhunt42.
Jimmy might have had sex twice, but he has at least had sex once. The first time was with Jimmy's girlfriend (who is unknown). It might have been a lie but nobody knows for sure. The second time was with a prostitute nicknamed Nut Gobbler, the reason Jimmy had sex with her was because he kept getting erections and Butters told him the only way to get rid of the erection was to have sex.
In the episode "Erection Day" Jimmy was afraid that he would get an erection at a school talent show so he went to Colfax Point where he picked up a prostitute nicknamed Nut Gobbler and had sex with her.
In the episode "My future self n' me" Jimmy, Token, Craig, Clyde, Kyle, Eric and Stan find marijuana and a lighter on a tree stub. They were going to throw away the drugs. But none of the boys (except for Stan) wanted to throw it away. Stan said quote "You guys those commercials are just exaggerations". Token replies "How do you know? None of us have had any drugs before". But then Jimmy said "Well, I did ecstasy once. Me and my girlfriend took it, and we stayed up all night having s-s-sex". Nobody knows if he was a lying or telling the truth. But after saying that he had sex he was asked where he had sex with her. Jimmy replied with a joke "In her v-v-vagina". The "In her vagina joke" was confirmed a joke because he smiled while saying it and after Jimmy told the joke he said "Thank you, thank you, what a terrific audience".
Jimmy wears a yellow long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black boots. He has brown hair with sideburns. He also wears braces and has a rather lopsided face, as well as exotropia. This is observed by the fact that his eyes never move in their sockets. Like Timmy, he is handicapped; he has ataxic cerebral palsy, along with equinus (tiptoe gait) and crouch gait. However, he can still walk with the aid of crutches. They seem to hinder his arm use, as seen in "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", when he struggles and is unsuccessful in getting Sharon Marsh a shopping cart.
From "Cripple Fight" through "Super Fun Time," his eyebrows were the same color as his hair. However, as of "The China Probrem," they're black just like other characters his age. He is also able to communicate with people, thоugh with a severe stutter and a Brooklyn-type accent. He sometimes ends sentences with "very much," unnecessarily.
- To see images of Jimmy Valmer, visit Jimmy Valmer/Gallery.
In "Night of the Living Homeless", Ryan is portrayed as the Chief of the Fire Department.
Jimmy is generally portrayed as a well-liked character in the boys' circle of friends; he has never been hatefully singled-out in the school or bitterly discriminated against.
Timmy and Jimmy are frequently seen together; they'll often be in the same situation and have the same goals and will work together to achieve them. Jimmy is the dominant voice and decision-maker in the friendship, being the one who can speak.
Jimmy first entered the show in "Cripple Fight," making Timmy be jealous that Jimmy was given the attention and adoration as the "handicapped kid", a reputation that was originally his.
Timmy presumably ended his jealousy soon afterwards, as he became friendly and loyal to Jimmy in every following episode in which they were together. They often work together and look out for one another, as seen in subsequent episodes such as "Krazy Kripples" and "Up the Down Steroid".
Jimmy appears to be much more permissive and accepting of Cartman than most others. He's also the only character other than Butters (and most adults) to usually refer to him by his first name Eric, suggesting that Jimmy doesn't hate or strongly disrespect him. Jimmy and Butters were also the only students who attended Cartman's AIDS benefit in "Tonsil Trouble". However, he has also expressed some dislike of Cartman and has rejected him as a friend, as seen in "The Death of Eric Cartman", where Jimmy agrees to ignore him. He even joins the boys to smash Cartman electronics when he was blamed for being the internet troll.
Based on the one-on-one interactions Butters and Jimmy have had on the show, they seem to be good friends. In "Krazy Kripples," Butters was the only person who went to see Jimmy's comedy show instead of Christopher Reeve's public appearance. In "Erection Day," Jimmy came to Butters for advice on his erection problems, expressing that Butters is the only one he can tell who won't make fun of him for it. The two were also seen sitting together at Cartman's AIDS benefit in "Tonsil Trouble". During Season Fifteen's episode "1%" Jimmy and Butters form the 99% club to protest the Presidential Fitness Test results. They stand outside and picket the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, Colorado Division Regional Office, only the media believe they are protesting the Red Robin Restaurant. In "Funnybot," Butters is the only person in the audience who was clapping and cheering Jimmy while everybody else was asleep. In "Going Native," Butters reveals that he doesn't find Jimmy's jokes funny. In "A Nightmare on Face Time," the two are seen trick-or-treating together.
In "Fishsticks", Craig is shown to have some concern for Jimmy, giving him advice over what he should do about Cartman taking credit for his jokes, telling him, "I like you, Jimmy, but you're not gonna win this. Consider yourself lucky he's only asking for half."
Jimmy often hangs out with the boys, often filling the place of the fifth member.
Although Jimmy is part of Craig's group of friends in "Good Times with Weapons", he is shown trying to really hard to get into The Boys group in "Professor Chaos", even bribing them with a basket of gifts and begging to be chosen.Up the Down Steroid," Jimmy had a girlfriend named Nancy, whom he'd met in free period in school the previous week. He beat her up in a testosterone rush after consuming steroids and also accused her of cheating on him. He also beat up his mother when she came to defend Nancy. But Nancy still rooted for him at the Special Olympics, so it seemed like she forgave him.
In "Erection Day," Jimmy started getting erections, and in an effort to stop them in time for the talent show, he had sex with a prostitute who went by the street name Nut Gobbler, after approaching a classmate named Rebecca for sex and getting slapped and called a jerk.
Jimmy asks Red if she'll have sex with him in "Erection Day". So from this, we can conclude Jimmy had a crush on Red. When he first greeted her she responded enthusiastically, and smiling. Although any further feelings for him may be dead since she wasn't very happy after he asked to have sex with her.
Nathan is shown to have a strong hatred of Jimmy. In his first appearance, he sells Jimmy some steroids, which makes him aggressive and beat up his girlfriend and mother. In Crippled Summer, Nathan tries to kill him as he is sick of losing to him. In PC Principal Final Justice, he holds Jimmy hostage in his house.
- In his very first appearance in "Cripple Fight," Jimmy was intended to be a one-shot character and "didn't really live in South Park", but Trey Parker enjoyed him so much he was brought back periodically in seasons five ("How to Eat with Your Butt") and six ("Professor Chaos", "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers", and "Red Sleigh Down"), eventually becoming a regular supporting character in the seventh season.
- In the episode "Tsst," his house address is given as 1331.
- Behind Ike Broflovski, Jimmy is the second youngest kid in South Park known to have had consensual sex ("Erection Day").
- In "Crippled Summer," it's shown that, while unable to walk without crutches, he can stand on his own without any support.
- Jimmy is a Christian, and possibly a Protestant. He wasn't seen at the church in "Red Hot Catholic Love," meaning he isn't Catholic, but in "Krazy Kripples," he mentions about doing "a lock-in at the Rec Center for church".
- Jimmy was not a regular student of Garrison's class until "Le Petit Tourette," where he seemingly replaced Pip. However, Jimmy was shown to be in the class in "Goobacks," "Up the Down Steroid," "Erection Day," and "D-Yikes!".
- Jimmy tends to be more of the main character in episodes with Timmy. He slowly started to replace Timmy in season 7 and has since become a regular secondary character, whereas Timmy has been reduced to mostly background appearances starting in season 9. This may be due to speaking characters being easier to develop.
- Jimmy is usually part of the Boys' gang whenever they go past 5 or one of them is preoccupied elsewhere.
- Although he has an askew face, he isn't considered one of The Ugly Kids. The same is true for Timmy. Jimmy was ranked #10 on the girls' list of boys from cutest to ugliest and was apparently ranked higher on the true list.
- Jimmy has spoken in every season since his introduction in Season Five.
- Jimmy most likely suffers from Pfieffer Syndrome, judging from his misshaped head and face. People who suffer Pfieffer Syndrome also tend to have underdeveloped feet and teeth, which may explain why Jimmy has crutches and braces.
- Despite having a love for stand-up comedy, Jimmy has been shown less and less to tell jokes as the show went on, although it may be because he's working on different things such as with news reports.
- In "Night of the Living Homeless" Jimmy is shown to have the abilities to play the drums as seen when he does a drumroll for Cartman to jump over a homeless guy with his skateboard.
- Jimmy is shown to have a girlfriend at the end of "Skank Hunt", who broke up with him.
- Like Leslie Meyers, Jimmy may in fact be, or once was, an ad. In the episode "Cripple Fight", Jimmy uses his stand up comedy to help attract attention to the bake sale and the "Scouting is for Everyone" movement. In the episode "Freemium Isn't Free", Jimmy is paid to advertise "Terrance and Phillip: Give Us Your Money". This would also explain why Jimmy has such a hatred, as well as knowledge, for ads in the Ad Trilogy.
Jimmy started off as a would-be one-off character but was reworked into an occasional gag character. He eventually became a regular supporting character and arguably the most prominent of the secondary children, receiving episodes focusing on him on a fairly regular basis.
- "Cripple Fight" - Debut appearance. Joins the scouts and The Boys ask him if they want to be in their group, much to Timmy Burch's jealousy.
- "How to Eat with Your Butt" - Tries to use his comedy to make Cartman laugh again.
- "Professor Chaos" - One of the many people who additions to be the boys' friend, but loses for trying too hard.
- "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society - One of the boys attracted to Bebe boobs.
- "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" - Helps the video deliver lord of the Rings to the video store and is ran over by numerous six graders.
- "My Future Self n' Me" - States he had sexual intercourse with his girlfriend.
- "Red Sleigh Down" - Sings the "Twelve Days of Christmas" to the town which takes him most of the episode due to his stutter.
- "Krazy Kripples" - Joins a gang along with Timmy.
- "Fat Butt and Pancake Head" - Seen in the classroom.
- "South Park is Gay!"- Briefly seen watching the metro pride parade.
- "Casa Bonita" - Gives Cartman advice on how to be nice and is beaten up by Cartman when he sees Kyle coming toward him.
- "Raisins" - One of the boys who tries to help Stan get over Wendy and Stan asks Jimmy to tell Wendy that is a continuing source of inspiration to him.
- "Good Times with Weapons" - Buys ninja weapons along with Craig, Clyde, and Token.
- "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" - Seen working at Wall Mart.
- "Up the Down Steroid" - Competes in the Special Olympics along with Timmy and takes Steroids into winning the Olympics, which causes Jimmy to become mean and physically abusive.
- "The Jeffersons" - Seen in the background riding the Ferris Wheel with Timmy in Mr. Jefferson's backyard.
- "Douche and Turd" - Votes for the Giant Douche as the school mascot.
- "Quest for Ratings" - Part of the Super School News Television along with Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Butters, and Token.
- "The Losing Edge" - Tried of playing baseball and he and the other boys try to lose.
- "The Death of Eric Cartman" Agrees with Stan, Kyle, and Kenny to ignore Cartman.
- "Erection Day" - Suffers an erection in the classroom and tries to have sex with several female classmates, but they reject him in disgust. Officer Barbrady suggests that he has sex with a prostitute.
- "Marjorine" - Seen in the group with his male classmate.
- "Ginger Kids" - Tells gingers that they cannot eat in the cafeteria.
- "Free Willzyx" - Helps the rest of the fourth grade boys free the imprisoned whale.
- "The Return of Chef" - Seen at Chef's funeral.
- "Tsst" - Cartman comes to his residence for a place to stay, but Jimmy turns him down.
- "Make Love, Not Warcraft" - Works with several of his male classmates to beat Jenkins warcraft character.
- "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" - Seen laughing with the rest of the boys in Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Hell on Earth 2006" - Seen trying to summon Biggie Smalls with the other boys.
- "Lice Capades" - Joins his male classmates to give Kenny a sock bath.
- "D-Yikes!" - Seen at the class telling The Boys that he finished his book report and had a letter from an esé who worked down at the U-Haul.
- "Le Petit Tourette"- Seen in the classroom.
- "Imaginationland" - Goes to Imaginationland with Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Butters.
- "Guitar Queer-O" - Watches Stan and Kyle play Guitar Hero.
- "The List" - Seen that he is 10th on the list of cutest boys.
- "Super Fun Time" - Pairs up with Kyle during the field trip.
- "The China Probrem" - Discusses the Indiana Jones movie with Stan.
- "Breast Cancer Show Ever" - Watches Cartman and Wendy fight and declares his hatred for Cartman.
- "Elementary School Musical" - Seen performing numerous musicals along with his classmates.
- "The Ring" - Butters asks Jimmy what a BJ is and is seen at Kenny's funeral.
- "The Coon" - Seen in class and is ruled out as the person who could be Mysterion.
- "Margaritaville" - Seen in blankets along with rest of the townspeople and states that Kyle seems bummed out.
- "Eat, Pray, Queef" - Seen watching Terrance and Phillip at Cartman's house.
- "Fishsticks" - Comes up with a fantastic joke, which he himself came up with, but Cartman claims they co-wrote it.
- "Butters' Bottom Bitch" - Seen in the bathroom and classroom, also he cheers Butters on when he receives his kiss from Sally Darson.
- "W.T.F." - Joins The Boys, Token, and Butters to become a wrestler.
- "The F Word" - Seen at the boys meeting to get rid of the motorcyclists.
- "Pee" - Goes to the waterpark with The Boys and Butters.
- "You Have 0 Friends" - Seen on Facebook.
- "Crippled Summer" - Goes to summer camp along with Timmy and is also the team's captain.
- "Insheeption" - Seen in the hallways.
- "Funnybot" - Suggest to an award show for comedy.
- "1%"- Seen at the assembly, in the gymnasium, and protesting with Butters.
- "The Poor Kid" - Seen with the group of students in the hallway cheering because of Kenny's return to the school.
- "Reverse Cowgirl" - Seen in the background of Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Faith Hilling" - Seen in the memeing class with the other 4th Grade students.
- "Butterballs" - Seen in Stan's anti-bullying video.
- "Cartman Finds Love" - Seen in the background in the school's hallways and in Mr. Garrison's classroom.
- "Sarcastaball" - Seen in the background of the locker room.
- "Raising the Bar" - Seen waiting outside to use the boy's restroom.
- "Going Native" - Seen waiting for Butters outside the boy's bathroom, and accused by Butters of telling jokes that aren't funny.
- "A Nightmare on Face Time" - Seen 'Trick or Treating', dressed as "Gangnam Style" for Halloween.
- "A Scause For Applause" - Seen in the background in Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Obama Wins!" - Seen playing basketball with the other boys and joins Stan and Kyle in their effort to out Cartman, for rigging the 2012 presidential election.
- "Informative Murder Porn" - Informs Stan and Kyle that his parents got past the parental block on the murder porn channels.
- "Black Friday" - Jimmy is a member of the group that wants to get PS4s on Black Friday.
- "A Song of Ass and Fire" - Jimmy is a member of the group that wants to get PS4s on Black Friday.
- "Titties and Dragons" - Jimmy was a member of the group that wanted to get PS4s on Black Friday, but apathetically got the Xbox One after watching Bill Gates kill the Sony President in the Red Robin.
- "Gluten Free Ebola" - Jimmy and the rest of the 4th grade class ostracize the boys after they left school, told everyone to "go fuck" themselves, and started a start-up company, which eventually failed, forcing them to go back to school.
- "The Magic Bush" - Jimmy, along with Token and Clyde, mock Craig over his mom's "bush".
- "Freemium Isn't Free" - Jimmy is enlisted by the Canadian government to push a freemium Terrance and Phillip mobile game on his unsuspecting friends.
- "Grounded Vindaloop" - Seen with the boys along with Token at the lunch table.
- "Cock Magic" - Jimmy compliments Stan on his girl's volleyball joke.
- "#REHASH" - Seen in Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Stunning and Brave"- Seen in the hallway.
- "Tweek x Craig" - Seen watching Craig and Tweek fight in hallways.
- "Naughty Ninjas" - Seen as part of the boys ninja group.
- "Sponsored Content" - Writer for the Super School Newspaper.
- "Truth and Advertising" - Interrogated by newsmen if he knew the difference between an ad and the news.
- "PC Principal Final Justice" - Held hostage at Nathan's apartment until Nathan's girlfriend Classi betrays Nathan and helps Jimmy.
- "Member Berries" - Seen with the other boys in the hallways.
- "Skank Hunt" - Along with several of his classmates, he destroys Eric Cartman's electronic devices.
- "The Damned" - Video chats with Kyle, Craig, Butters, and Token.
- "Douche and a Danish" - Seen in the battle between the boys and the girls.
- "Fort Collins" - Mentioned in a lie Cartman tells to Heidi about his comments on the 2016 Ghostbusters movie.
- "The End of Serialization as We Know It" - Seen in the video call with Kyle and tells him the worst thing that can be said to handicapped Syrian refugees.
- "White People Renovating Houses" - Plays with Alexa with the other boys at Cartman's house. He is later seen playing basketball on the basketball court.
- "Put It Down"
- "Franchise Prequel" - Auditions as Fastpass to be a part of the Coon and Friends group. Later helps the team beat Mark Zuckerberg.
- "Hummels & Heroin" - Rallies with Marcus Preston after witnessing his presentation in the school cafeteria.
- "Doubling Down" - Seen in the hallway when Kyle and Cartman fight after Heidi leaves Cartman for Kyle.
- "Moss Piglets" - He and Timmy study water bears as part of their science fair project.
- "SUPER HARD PCness" - Seen watching a fight between Cartman and Heidi.
- "Dead Kids" - Seen in class.
- "A Boy And A Priest" - Seen at Clyde's party.
- "The Scoots" - Seen as part of Clyde's group.
- "Buddha Box" - Seen in the classroom.
- "Unfulfilled " - Seen crying after his Amazon order is delayed.
- "Bike Parade" - Seen at the bike parade.
Jimmy plays a small role in the storyline of South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! and comes out at the end of the "Hell's Pass Hospital" level to inform the player that Jimbo Kern and Ned Gerblansky are in trouble at Stark's Pond, setting the stage for the next level.
Jimmy is the first character outside of the main five to make a prominent appearance.
In gameplay, he's of the same class as Stan, Butters, and Clyde, doing average damage, speed, and range, and his special ability involves using his crutches to create a small tornado and killing all enemies that he touches.
Jimmy plays an important role in South Park: The Stick of Truth, serving as a boss, and later, as a buddy and playable character. His class is Level 10 Bard. In several cutscenes, he stutters badly, and it will continue doing so for a long time, but can be skipped if the player holds down a certain button (or just chooses to wait it out).