|"Scott Tenorman Must Die"|
Cartman tasting Scott's "sweet tears"
|Episode no.|| Season 5|
|Original airdate||July 11, 2001|
|List of all South Park episodes|
- For other uses, see Scott (disambiguation).
"Scott Tenorman Must Die" is the fourth episode of Season Five and the 69th overall episode of South Park. It aired on July 11, 2001. It is widely considered to be one of the most famous and critically acclaimed episodes of the show. It featured the band Radiohead as guest stars.
Plot details follow.
When a young boy makes the transition into manhood, he is blessed with certain physical attributes. In Cartman's case, he gets pubes. After the other boys tell him that pubes don't count unless you grow your own, Cartman realizes he's been tricked. When Scott Tenorman won't give him his money back, Cartman goes medieval on him. Radiohead guest stars and plays a role in Cartman's elaborate plan for revenge.
Cartman excitedly brags to the other boys that he is the first to reach puberty, since he's gotten his first pubes. However, it turns out that he bought them from Scott Tenorman for $10.00. Cartman tries to get back his money through various methods, but is always outwitted by Scott, losing an additional $6.12 in the process. Ultimately, Scott lights his money on fire and Cartman start screaming in rage and promises revenge. First, he tries to get his friends on his side, but because Cartman is the only victim, none are interested. Cartman's first major plan involves training one of Farmer Carl Denkins' ponies to bite Scott's penis off. He trains one to attack a scarecrow with a hot dog hanging from its pants. The pony doesn't bite it off the first time, instead giving it a blowjob. Jimbo and Ned turn up, stating that the best way to humiliate Scott is to exploit his weaknesses. When they stake out the Tenorman house that night, Cartman discovers that Scott is a fan of Radiohead, and begins developing a scheme. However, Jimbo and Ned are distracted by the fact that Mrs. Tenorman is showing her breasts. They, along with several other men, are caught by Mr. Tenorman and run away.
Cartman's plan involves dubbing his voiceover that of the Radiohead members to make it appear that the band is telling Kurt Loder that Scott Tenorman is "totally not cool". This plan fails, and Scott further humiliates Cartman by showing the entire town a video of Cartman pretending to be a pig to get his money back. Cartman abruptly becomes a laughing stock in front of the whole town (Kenny even dies from laughing too much at the video). Cartman then proceeds to carry out a variation of his plan to get Scott's wiener bitten off. He invites Radiohead to come to South Park to meet Scott (who is, according to the letter, dying from cancer in his butt) and asks if they are free "next Tuesday around 5". Stan and Kyle betray Cartman, warning Scott that Cartman is out to get him. Cartman invites Scott to a chili cook-off, telling him that he can have a free pony ride at the event. Scott, who thinks he knows what Cartman's plan is, tells his parents that there's an abandoned pony at Farmer Denkins' place. His parents then go to Farmer Denkins in order to have the pony sent to an animal shelter. Scott decides to humiliate Cartman once again by having all the kids in South Park put their pubic hair in Scott's chili and watch Cartman eat it.
At the cook-off, everybody is waiting for Cartman to get humiliated (except for Chef, who brought his own chili). Scott eats Cartman's chili first, and then taunts Cartman to do the same. When Cartman has eaten most of a bowl of Scott's chili, Scott begins to tell Cartman what he did. However, Cartman has anticipated Scott's move, and reveals that he switched Scott's chili with Chef's. He explains that he knew that Stan and Kyle were going to tell Scott about his original plan. He also explains that he knew that, as Scott wouldn't want his wiener bitten off, he would send someone to get the pony for him, most likely his parents. What Scott didn't know is that Farmer Denkins is a crazy redneck who shoots trespassers on sight. Knowing this, Cartman warned Denkins that violent pony killers were in the area, as Denkins wouldn't want his favorite pony killed. Upon seeing Mr. Tenorman's flashlight, Denkins shot Scott's parents, killing them. Cartman stole the bodies and spent the night chopping them up with a hacksaw and cooking them into his "Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman Chili", which Cartman reveals he has just fed to Scott. After that is revealed, Scott pulls out his mother's finger out of the chili with a diamond ring on it. Scott (and everyone else present) is horrified and devastated at the loss of his parents (and that Scott had also committed cannibalism). Cartman then jumps up on the table and mockingly sings, "Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah! I made you eat your parents! Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!". At that moment, right on cue (and exactly on Cartman's schedule), Radiohead shows up. They see Scott sobbing and mock him for being a "crybaby" and "totally not cool".
Finally, as Scott is crying over the death of his parents, Cartman victoriously licks the tears off of Scott's face, remarking that they are "yummy and sweet", as well as calling them "The Tears of Unfathomable Sadness." Kyle remarks to Stan, "Dude, I don't think we should ever piss off Cartman again.", to which Stan agrees, both horrified at the depths to which Cartman went for revenge.
- ↑ "Scott Tenorman Must Die (Season 5, Episode 1) - Episode Guide". southparkstudios.com.