In season one and season twelve onwards, Kenny doesn't die in the theme song.
From seasons two to four (up to Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?), Kenny is killed by Death, who touches Kenny upon finishing singing his lines (although he doesn't look dead because he blinks and looks up as he dies).
Season six, which has a completely different look, does not feature Kenny getting killed since he is "permanently" dead. Instead, Timmy sings without getting killed.
From season seven until season eleven, Kenny sings his lines while being assembled by animation director Eric Stough, but Stough accidentally "kills" Kenny by cutting his head off rapidly with scissors. Each season has the background tweaked with a new clip.
During the syndication opening, he is killed by Death with his "touch of death" and is reduced to a skeleton with a flash.
(Stan is the one who says "Oh my God! They killed Kenny!", while Kyle says "You bastards!")
Blasted by an alien space ship, trampled by a herd of cattle, then run over by Officer Barbrady's police cruiser. (Kenny was still alive after being shot and trampled, it was Barbrady who delivered the killing blow.) His body gets whacked by Stan and he gets his head pulled off by Kyle. His body is then eaten by rats. After Kenny's body is eaten, Kyle says "Rats." In the unaired version of the episode, Kenny shows up alive at the end of the episode, after Kyle says that they are running out of friends.
Crushed in the school play by the Native American Hut. Most likely he "died" in the play. The next reply was from the Mayor, "Oh my God.." but the rest of the saying wasn't said.
Shot by Mr. Garrison when trying to shoot Kathie Lee Gifford, which launches him into the air and is impaled on a flag pole. Both "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" and "You bastards!" are said entirely by Kyle in this episode, as Stan is not present at the time.
Crushed by a large volcanic bomb ejected from the volcano. Kyle says the "Oh my God! They killed Kenny!" line in this episode, but Kenny comes out from behind the volcanic bomb and says he's okay, only for his arm to catch fire and the volcanic bomb to apparently roll over him; is later seen alive after the lava travels through the trench, only to be shot by Ned when he drops his gun on the ground. The "You bastards!" line is not said at any point in this episode.
Knocked into a microwave oven with a chair and cooked by a mutant clone of Stan. Kyle says the "Oh my God! They killed Kenny!" line to the mutant clone, and then he screams "You bastard!" at the microwave.
Crushed by Mir at the beginning of the episode. Revived as a zombie via Worcestershire sauce embalming.
Cut in half with a chainsaw by Kyle to end the zombie curse. The "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" line is said by Kyle, though "they" is changed to "I", reflecting the fact that it is he who kills Kenny this time. Kyle says to himself "You bastard!" when he should've said "I'm a bastard!" Interestingly, this is the same episode where Stan says the line as usual (when the Mir space station crashes upon him earlier in the episode) making this the only time both Stan and Kyle have said the line in the same episode. Sometimes the line is cut.
Rises from his grave again at the end of the episode, but is immediately crushed by a falling angel statue and then by a crashing airplane. Stan and Kyle are not there to say their usual lines, as they had left with Cartman to enjoy their Halloween candy. If killing a zombie counts as "death", this would make "Pinkeye" the most fatal of all of Kenny's episodes, until the record was equaled in the season 14 episode Coon vs. Coon and Friends.
While Mecha-Streisand is wrecking the town, Kenny dodges several things that would be the perfect cause for his death. Instead, it comes when he finds himself in a playground and begins to play tetherball with himself. He is tied to the pole and asphyxiated.
Dragged onto train tracks by a go kart and crushed by a train. Later, a video of the incident is shown on America's Stupidest Home Videos. Stan: "Oh my God! They videotaped killing Kenny!" Kyle: "You bastards!" Note that Kenny appears again out of thin air in "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut," only to be fatally electrocuted.
Car tips upside-down and crushes him, but the sunroof is open and he steps out; flies off swing into brick wall, but survives; gun misfires and shoots Kenny's arm, but narrowly misses him and gets his sleeve; during the parade in the credits, a tree falls and crushes Kenny, finally killing him. The first two times that Kenny is thought to have been killed, Stan says, "Oh my god, they killed..." They then show Kenny still alive and Stan finishes with, "Oh, never mind." The third time, however, he says, "Goddammnit!" Nothing is said when the tree falls on Kenny during the ending credits.
Falls into an open grave and is crushed by a gravestone. Kyle says "You bastards" without a care, due to the revelation that his brother, Ike, was adopted and Canadian. Then after Ike's bris Kenny is in the classroom, in his seat, but after Garrison talks Kenny's seat is empty.
Killed by a "big, black, scary monster", but the scene as shown in a flashback has it delivering ice cream instead of taking Kenny away.
Run over by the Fonz's motorcycle in a flashback. When the bus fell off the cliff and into ice cream, he was still on the bus. (Most events in this episode are part of Stan's dream, so Kenny doesn't actually die)
Trampled in a mosh pit in Cartman's tree house. In a special twist, Cartman is the one who says "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" and a passing Kyle exclaims "You bastards!" at the treehouse before moving along.
Ozzy Osbourne bites his head off. The regular post-death line is changed to "Oh my God, Ozzy Osbourne bit Kenny's head off!". However, he is spontaneously revived moments later and can be seen standing next to Stan and Kyle in the crowd. Whether this is his immortality coming into effect sooner than usual or just a continuity error is open to debate. This is a reference to two incidents where Ozzy bit the heads off of live animals. One was a dove at a contract signing, and the other was he bit the head off a bat in concert.
Killed (squashed "like a bug") by a derailed mining cart containing underpants. Amusingly, the boys say their usual speech rather quickly and emotionlessly (The speech comes out "ohmygodyoukilledkennyyoubastards.") and don't seem very saddened by his death, since all they cared about was finishing the paper for the Prop 10 meeting. As Stan and Kyle continue, the Underpants Gnomes look in awe at what just happened and interrupt the boys' speech with "Holy shit I think we just killed your friend!"
Caught in the conveyor belt in front of the prehistoric man exhibit. Stan says the first line as per usual, but Kyle does not say his line and instead says, "What? I'm not talking to you," since they are fighting over the man's name.
Earlier in the episode, Cartman chases Kyle down a hill and into a pit where the prehistoric ice man is. Though he is still alive, Stan says, "Great job, Cartman, you killed Kyle!" Kenny adds, "You bastard!"
Dies in an unknown manner while waiting for Chef at the bus stop, but miraculously revives at dawn.
Smashed to death by succubus. Cartman, whose eyes are bandaged due to a botched eye surgery, asks "What? What happened you guys? Is Kenny okay?" His corpse (presumably from his first death in the episode, since his body was totally pulverized in the second death) is later taken to Cartman's optometrist at the end of the episode, claiming that Kenny is an organ donor and wants to donate his eyes to Cartman.
Beaten against everything in Cartman's bedroom by Phonics Monkey. Stan says "Oh my God, the monkey killed Kenny!" Instead of Kyle's "You bastard!" line, Cartman says, "You're damn straight he did.", because Kyle wasn't present. That scene is similar to the Chimp Attack that happened 9 years and 3 months after this episode aired.
Crushed by bricks, meant to be a Cartman test dummy, after flying off a sled. Stan says "Oh my God we killed Kenny," and Kyle replies "We killed Kenny?" Stan replies in a businesslike manner "Yep, we killed Kenny. We're bastards!"
Though he had already died, the boys still included a drawing of him when giving their presentation to the governor.
Shown with cement shoes in a river; however, the river is too shallow for him to sink, so during the credits, he begins hopping toward the shore. After a few hops, he falls into a concealed trench in the water and drowns. The lines of Stan and Kyle are not heard but Timmy does ride past saying "timmeeehhhhh" in his usual fashion.
Bashed in the face with a frying pan by Cartman due to Cartman's Christina Aguilera hallucinations. Stan and Kyle deliver the catchphrase in an unusually relaxed soothing manner due to having overdosed on Ritalin.
Crushed by an ambulance after Stewart is loaded therein.
Earlier in the episode, he is also killed in a dream by his newborn alien-like brother. His father says "Oh my God, it killed Kenny!" and his mother shouts "Bad baby."
His parents have another child, which is born dressed in an orange hoody, just before the credits and name him Kenny (in honor of his 'dead' brother); his father comments that this must be the 50th time this has happened and his mother specifies that it's the 52nd because this is the 52nd time Kenny has died.
Crushed by a piano just after angrily leaving for home while Stan is very upset and sobbing because Kyle may die of kidney failure unless he gets one of Cartman's kidneys. Before leaving he says in his muffled way: "You never seem to care when I die!" After Stan cries some more and talks about how Kyle is going to die, Kenny says, "Now that's it! I have had just about enough of your bullshit. Screw you guys, I'm going home!" a line which is usually delivered by Cartman.
Dragged to death by Timmy's wheelchair while attempting to fix it à la Speed. Stan: "Well now who didn't see that coming." Yet near the end, he makes a cameo appearance and then disappears before the scene ends
Run over by car. Kenny's death occurs while the boys are in the middle of producing The Spirit of Christmas, so Stan decides to have Kenny's character die in the film so they won't have to re-shoot anything.
Laughs himself to death after seeing Cartman's "I'm a little piggy" video. His spirit is then seen coming out of his body, still laughing (similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit). (When the episode is first aired, his spirit was not shown.)
Although he survives the plague from which he is suffering (brought on by the voluminous amount of the word "shit"), he vomits his intestines out just before the credits just after it is remarked that he didn't die. Stan: "Holy shi...! Poo."
During Gloria Allred's speech near the end, a giant bird swoops down and carries Kenny away by its claws but in the end of episode, Kenny is in the Mountain Scout meeting with other kids totally alive and healthy.
Drowns himself in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of a cult's mass suicide. Stan says his catch phrase 3 times, using it to try and find Kyle in a massive crowd a la the game Marco Polo. Kyle replies twice.
Explosion kills Kenny and his Afghan counterpart. Stan and Kyle's Afghan counterparts say “Ya Allah! Koshtaen Keyvano! Tol dayoos!”, which translates to “Oh God, they killed Keyvan! You bastards!” in Persian . Kenny is also seen talking with Kyle, Stan, and the Afghanies in the background, although his alter ego is not.
Permanently dies of a "terminal disease" (until "Red Sleigh Down". Also the first to be mourned over (617)).
After Kenny's death in "Kenny Dies" (513), his soul was inside Cartman when he mistook Kenny's ashes for chocolate milk mix ("A Ladder to Heaven" (612)). Stan says his usual phrase, but instead of "killed", he says, "You drank Kenny!". Kenny does not reappear until "Red Sleigh Down" (617) (in which he is not killed as he is only in the final minute of the episode), but "dies" at least once this season in:
Rob Schneider eats a roast beef joint containing Kenny's recently-exorcised soul (Kenny possesses Cartman's body for a few episodes this season) and dies when Rob Schneider gets impaled by a flagpole in a movie trailer (in reference to one of Kenny's deaths in "Weight Gain 4000").
When Kenny returns, Stan is the first to notice him: "Oh hey Kenny." Then Kyle says"Dude, where've you been?" To which Kenny replied: (muffled) "I've just been hanging out."
The usual lines said whenever Kenny dies are still said in this season, but only when Jesus is killed in "Red Sleigh Down", so the line is changed to reflect that he is the one who dies.
Tossed into the ceiling by "Mr. Jefferson" while dressed as Blanket Jackson. This episode is also significant for the fact that it is one of only seven times in which Kenny speaks without his voice being muffled by his jacket: one other being South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. He also speaks in "Lice Capades", though this is almost unintelligible over the shouting of the mob Cartman organized. Most recently he has spoken clearly, albeit in a disguised voice, during his time as Mysterion. This death is also the third death of Kenny without his hood on, if you include him fading away in the movie (the first was Super Best Friends).
Kenny dies two times in season 9. In the episode Ginger Kids, he is also taken off to some unknown fate and never seen again for the rest of an episode, though this doesn't count as an official death.
Shot by the Chinese mafia. Intinally his death moves Kyle to tears who also hugs him. "You didn't die for nothing. We're gonna get Wing back as our client and... and make a ton of money! I swear it to you!" Afterwards, after regrouping with Stan and Cartman, he says "They Killed Kenny!", to which Stan replies "Bastards!".
He is hit by an Ice cream van and brought to Heaven but is resuscitated and kept alive on a feeding tube (à la Terri Schiavo), which is removed and he finally dies. It's worthy to note that this is one of the very few times (including the movie) that Kenny continues to appear on-screen and play a significant part even after he is killed.
The line is referenced twice in the episode. Outside the hospital where Kenny is in a vegetative state, Kyle leads a call/response protest where Kyle shouts, "Don't kill Kenny!" while the crowd responds, "You bastards!" The second is when they finally decide to let Kenny die after disrespecting his wish from his will of not being seen in a vegetative state on TV. His spirit returns to heaven, the archangel Michael responds gleefully, "Oh my god, they killed Kenny!" before returning him to lead the armies of heaven.
Kenny does not die in season 10 - the first time this has happened. The traditional catchphrase is used the first of two times Kenny's World of Warcraft character is killed by a griefer in the episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft," although the FAQ did say this was an official death. The phrase is also used in a slightly modified form when Chef is killed in "The Return of Chef".
Shot in the head in his house by Wendy Testaburger's attempt to block Bebe Stevens' stray bullet accidentally shot from the school roof. No lines are said for his death, though two pop tarts pop out of the toaster seconds after. This is the second time Bebe has killed Kenny (the first being in "Proper Condom Use").
Kenny survived all of season 12, although he was almost killed by one of the terrorists in Super Fun Time when Stan saved him. Unlike season 10, the lines "Oh my God they killed Kenny!" "You bastards!" were not used.
Blown up by a malfunctioning rocket fired by the wrestling coach in an attempt to kill Vince McMahon. Since Kenny was portraying a Mexican Wrestler, two of the Mexican fans in the stand stated the famous line in Spanish. Nevertheless, he's heard talking (and supposedly fighting) with Cartman at the ending scene, where the boys are not in camera. (Cartman was fighting Kyle just before that)
He is stabbed in the heart as Mysterion by a member of the Cthulhu cult, he wakes up alive and well in his bed the next day, his inability to remain dead is implied to be a result of Cthulhu's power. The lines "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" and "You bastards!" were used respectively.
As Mysterion, commits suicide by shooting himself in the head after convincing The Human Kite and Toolshed that they will not remember him dying. He wakes up in bed, alive and well.
Jumps inside a pit of spikes to sacrifice himself to save his vigilantes from oblivion. It works and he wakes up again in bed. Stan says "Oh my god, Kenny!" and Kyle replies with "You crazy bastard!".
After Mint Berry Crunch saves them from oblivion, he casually admits he wants to go to bed and shoots himself a second time. Instead of waking up in his own bed, Mrs. McCormick is spontaneously impregnated and gives birth to him early the next morning. It is implied that his parents, who were formerly part of Cthulhu's cult, are responsible for Kenny's immortality.
Just as the South Park Elementary School kids praise Kenny for his accomplishments (and Cartman sings with glee about how he is no longer the poorest kid in the school), a gigantic bird (randomly) breaks through the ceiling and tosses Kenny around with its' mouth, right before he eats him whole, and flies away. Stan simply replies, "What the fuck?"
Dies of boredom while riding on a boat going 5 m/ph. Other factors that led up to his boredom include zip-lining and horseback riding with tour groups.
Note:This entire scene was shot in a live-action sequence, one of the few times the series has done this.
There is a boy resembling Cartman referred to as Kenny in this short, while an unnamed character has an appearance similar to Kenny. Both of these characters are caught in Frosty's tentacles and thrown to their deaths.
Santa's psychic attack misses Jesus and hits Kenny, throwing his head into a statue of Orgazmo. Kenny isn't the only one to die as six other children are crushed to death, either by Jesus's attack on Santa's grotto or the aforementioned statue.
Opening sequence — Head bitten off by the Iguana Entertainment logo.
Operation: Turkey Butt — Squished by a door while chasing a giant turkey. If the player was using Kenny they change to Cartman for the rest of the fight. He appears ressurrected at the end of the level, albeit all stitched together.
A Clone of Your Own — Does not die.
Close Encounters of the Bovine Kind — Does not die.
Something Wicked This Way Clunks — After the boys save Jimbo and Ned from the robots, Kenny gets himself crushed by a falling robot head.
Some Disassembly Required — At the end of the game, Chef is congratulating them and a padlock safe falls on Kenny. Chef: "Oh my god, they killed Kenny!" Kyle: "Dude, who's they? A safe fell on him." Stan: "Well, we always say 'they'. We always say 'they' killed Kenny." Kyle: "Doesn't make any sense, though." Stan: "Oh yeah."
Opening credits - Runs out of gas on the train track, gets crushed by a train, and his head goes flying off and hits the South Park sign. This is a reference to "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" (Kenny even drives the same go-kart). (The Happy Tree Friends episode "Don't Yank My Chain," makes reference to this when Lifty and Shifty die the same way).
South Park Pinball Game
If the player manages to activate and win the "Kill Kenny Bonus" (earned by knocking the pinball into Kenny's slot three times, then one more time) Kenny (on the screen) is gunned down by an unknown assailant, while the Kenny figure just falls over.
List of manners of death in other media
This is a short list of deaths that are authorized by the creators. These do not include bootleg parodies.
Jay Leno's chin bumps into a flagpole in the classroom, which knocks a bust of George Washington onto Kenny's head. Stan: "Oh my God! Jay Leno's chin killed Kenny!" Kyle: "You bastard!" Leno: "Oh, who cares? He dies in every damn episode! Look, I'm outta here!"
O Brother, Where Bart Thou? (The Simpsons episode)
In a parody of South Park set at the bus stop, Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph (dressed as Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny respectively) are talking about Bart wanting a son and attempting to trick Marge and Homer. Otto, driving the bus, accidentally knocks Ralph off-screen and yells 'Oh my God! I killed Kenny!'. Milhouse attempts to correct him, but Otto mentions that he killed Kenny the day before.
Deaths on film
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut(1999)
Suffers severe burns when he attempts to light his fart on fire, but is ultimately killed by the ER doctors who replace his heart with a baked potato, which explodes and splatters some of his remains across the hospital room.
It has been noted that he perhaps "dies again" when he makes his unselfish wish that sends him temporarily back to Hell, before he is sent to Heaven. However, this is questionable, because it is unclear in what form he appears when he climbs out of Hell after Satan invades earth. It isn't treated as a true "resurrection", and he may have only appeared in "spirit form". The fact that he fades away may in fact back up that he was an apparition, and is not truly "alive" again.