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Season Fifteen of South Park was announced on August 27, 2007[1], and premiered on April 27, 2011. This is almost two months later than most seasons due to Matt and Trey's Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, in production and premiering during March, when the season usually begins. According to an interview with Matt and Trey, no writers' retreat took place this year as a result. This season, like Season Eight and onwards, consists of fourteen episodes.

Season Fifteen is being called "The Year of the Fan". It is called such because of celebration for South Park's devoted fans. The episodes themselves have even thrown back to previous seasons, featuring Eric Cartman's original catchphrases returning. It has also featured the first appearance of Tuong Lu Kim and Karen McCormick since Season Nine, and the reappearances of Ugly Bob, Scott the Dick, and Mr. Adler.

Notably some characters have underwent changes since Season Fourteen. Cartman has matured slightly and has stopped antagonizing Kyle frequently, although he still reacts to the smallest of situations and remains equally harsh and critical. Stan developed a cynicism problem in the episode "You're Getting Old" and was ignored by the boys up until the end of the episode "Ass Burgers" and Kyle has started to develop a closer relationship with Cartman. The truth of Tuong Lu Kim is revealed in City Sushi.

The mid-season finale, "You're Getting Old" possibly hinted towards a two-parter between the season's halves, which would force fans to wait for a conclusion 120 days after "You're Getting Old" aired. As a result, many fans were unsure of the series' future, but on July 27, 2011, Season Sixteen and Season Seventeen were confirmed.

Year of the Fan

The Year of the Fan celebration began prior to the season's opening with voting for fans' top fifteen episodes at South Park Studios, and later, a traveling art exhibition was opened. In July, a recreation of South Park's Main Street was featured at the San Diego Comic Con featuring exclusive prizes including a Mysterion action figure and Cheesy Poofs, the latter of which will hit Wal-Mart shelves in fall. The episodes themselves have even thrown back to previous seasons, featuring Eric Cartman's original catchphrases returning, as well as the first appearance of Tuong Lu Kim since Season Nine, and the reappearances of Ugly Bob, Scott the Dick, Lemmiwinks, Clyde Frog, Karen McCormick, and Mr. Adler.


Screenshot Title Air Date Code #
S15E1-Thumbnail "HUMANCENTiPAD" April 27, 2011 1501 210

Kyle is intimately involved in the development of a revolutionary new product that is about to be launched by Apple. Meanwhile, Cartman doesn't even have a regular iPad yet. He blames his mother.

S15E2-Thumbnail "Funnybot" May 4, 2011 1502 211

At the schools first annual Comedy Awards, Jimmy announces that the Germans are the least funny people in the world. Germany is highly insulted. They vow that retaliation toward the kids at South Park Elementary will be swift and brutal.

S15E3-Thumbnail "Royal Pudding" May 11, 2011 1503 212

It is a joyous time for all Canadians as the royal wedding commences. But just as the prince and princess are about to be joined for all eternity, the princess is abducted! All Canadians are called upon to help save the princess. Ike answers the call to arms.

S15E4-Thumbnail "T.M.I." May 18, 2011 1504 213

Cartman is furious when the school posts the kids' penis sizes on the bulletin board. He throws an absolute fit and once again finds himself in the principal's office. This time he gets sent to anger management therapy.

S15E5-Thumbnail "Crack Baby Athletic Association" May 25, 2011 1505 214

Kyle gets in on the ground floor of Cartman’s latest business venture, The Crack Baby Athletic Association.

S15E6-Thumbnail "City Sushi" June 1, 2011 1506 215

Butters is taken to a psychiatrist who claims that he has Multiple Personality Disorder, in which he needs medication for. Meanwhile, a new restaurant opens next to South Park's City Wok.

S15E7-Thumbnail "You're Getting Old" June 8, 2011 1507 216

After Stan celebrates his 10th birthday, he begins to see everything differently. The other boys think he's become a major buzzkill and start to avoid hanging out with him. When Stan and Kyle have a major blow up, the very fabric of South Park begins to unravel.

S15E8-Thumbnail "Ass Burgers" October 5, 2011 1508 217

Cartman tries to give himself Asperger's Syndrome in an unusual way. Meanwhile, Stan doesn't seem to be able to get his life back to normal no matter what he tries.

S15E9-Thumbnail "The Last of the Meheecans" October 12, 2011 1509 218

Butters ends up living in Mexico. When several mexicans believe it is best to cross over to Mexico, Cartman joins the Border Patrol.

S15E10-Thumbnail "Bass to Mouth" October 19, 2011 1510 219

The students of South Park Elementary are the victims of a new gossip website. An elusive hacker has somehow gained access into the student's confidential phone calls and e-mails and is posting all their juicy stories. The boys are shocked when they discover the identity of the hacker.

S15E11-Thumbnail "Broadway Bro Down" October 26, 2011 1511 220

Sharon is thrilled that Randy is making an effort to do more things that she enjoys. But, after he takes her to see a hit musical in Denver, Randy becomes Broadway’s biggest fan. Sharon is whisked away to New York and treated to every musical on the Great White Way.

S15E12-Thumbnail "1%" November 2, 2011 1512 221

The kids at South Park Elementary are being punished for Cartman's failings in the physical education department. What will Cartman do when they all gang up on him?

S15E13-Thumbnail "A History Channel Thanksgiving" November 9, 2011 1513 222

After watching a Thanksgiving special on The History Channel, the boys believe that aliens were involved in the original feast. But, questions remain... was the first Thanksgiving haunted? Is alien technology responsible for stuffing? The truth could change Thanksgiving for everyone.

S15E14-Thumbnail "The Poor Kid" November 16, 2011 1514 223

When Kenny's parents are arrested, the McCormick kids are put in an agnostic foster home. Cartman finds out he is the second poorest kid and attempts to get himself put in a foster home on Hawaii; this plan backfires. Cartman ends up living with Kenny where he or Kenny are no longer the "poor kids".

Season Fifteen


  1. South Park Extension and Joint Venture. Comedy Central (August 27, 2007).