South Park Archives

Timmy 2000 "Timmy 2000" "Quintuplets 2000" "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" Cartman Joins NAMBLA
"Quintuplets 2000"
2382615145 ab6347760c
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 4
Production no. 403
Original airdate April 26, 2000
Episode chronology
Previous Next
"Timmy 2000" "Cartman Joins NAMBLA"
List of all South Park episodes

"Quintuplets 2000" is the fourth episode of Season Four, and the 52nd overall episode of South Park. It aired on April 26, 2000.[1]


8-year-old contorting quintuplets from Romania defect to the United States and seek shelter with Stan's family.[1]


SPW pic -- Spoiler Spoiler warning!
Plot details follow.

After the boys watch a French-Canadian circus named Cirque Du Cheville, they decide to form their own performing circus - mainly inspired by the amazing tricks executed by the Quintuplets. After a couple of practice sessions, the boys think Kenny McCormick needs to learn how to sing better. Meanwhile, the quintuplets from the show, along with their grandmother, try to escape from the Romanian government. After eluding them, they turn up at the Marsh Residence and ask for shelter. Kenny tries to learn opera via audiotapes and during the night, Marvin Marsh and the Quintuplets' grandmother meet and have sex.

After finding the grandmother died from the sex, Randy Marsh tells the Quintuplets that their grandmother has died. Stan, Cartman, and Kyle persuade Randy to let them stay so they could use them for their circus. They planned to perform contortions in only their underpants with the Quintuplets. The boys then decide to show the girls how great America is, hoping they would stay and do their circus. Meanwhile, the Romanian government seeks Janet Reno to help get the Quintuplets back. Also, seeking to get to Romania for opera singing training, Kenny sings the aria "La donna è mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto for money in order to acquire transport for him and his mother. In Romania, Kenny becomes a famous opera singer, and, after his mother realizes that her little money from the US makes them rich in Romania, the two decide to stay. Meanwhile, the Marsh house is surrounded by protesters, hoping to let the Quintuplets stay. In a parody of the Elian Gonzalez affair, Reno dresses as the Easter Bunny and armed with a gun, she kidnaps the Quintuplets. Stan, Kyle, and Cartman, who do not want to lose their circus, enlist the help of the protesters outside to get them back. Violence ensues between the protesters and government soldiers. Until it is stopped by the quintuplets who chide all the groups on their shortcomings: America, for only wanting them for money, Janet Reno for doing it for her own publicity, the Romanian government for being selfish and wanting them for recognition, their father for pretending as he missed them forever when he actually walked out on them five years ago, and the boys for their ignorance about Romanian culture and their ideas about American superiority and for only wanting them for their circus show. They then leave South Park to go on The Oprah Winfrey Show and start a press tour.

Meanwhile, the exact opposite of the Quintuplets' situation is occurring with Kenny in Romania. With Romanians protesting outside his house to let him stay, American soldiers invade the house, and Kenny is inadvertently killed by the U.S. government, who had hoped to bring him back alive.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Quintuplets (Season 4, Episode 3).

  403: "Quintuplets 2000" edit
Story Elements

QuintupletsRomaniaMrs. VladchikRomanian FatherRomanian Guards • "Der Hölle Rache" • "Con te partirò" • "La donna è mobile" • "Non più andrai"


ImagesScriptExtrasWatch Episode


South Park: The Complete Fourth Season