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Season Twelve was announced on September 8, 2005[1], and premiered on March 12, 2008. It contained fourteen episodes, like its predecessor and aired in two halves with seven episodes at the start of 2008 and the other seven towards the end of the year. The second half began on October 8, 2008.

In Canada, Season Twelve began on March 28, 2008 with the first half finished on May 9, 2008. The second half started on October 17, 2008 and finished on November 28, 2008.

This season featured a new opening for the first time since Season Six. It begins with the characters falling into place and various clips playing out. The characters sing their lines with movement over four minimized versions of the clips. There was also a new crowd scene. The theme tune remained the same however. This is the second season that Kenny survived every episode (first based on South Park Studios' count.)

This season also marked the return of Herbert Garrison after a few years under his female persona Janet, although Garrison suffered role decline until Season Nineteen.


Screenshot Title Air Date Code #
S12E1-Thumbnail "Tonsil Trouble" March 12, 2008 1201 168

Cartman has his tonsils removed but is accidentally given HIV as a result of a blood transfusion.

S12E2-Thumbnail "Britney's New Look" March 19, 2008 1202 169

The boys travel with Britney Spears to the North Pole and discover the secret of her popularity.

S12E3-Thumbnail "Major Boobage" March 26, 2008 1203 170

Kenny becomes addicted to the latest drug. To get people off this, Gerald proposes a ban on Cats.

S12E4-Thumbnail "Canada on Strike" April 2, 2008 1204 171

The head of the World Canadian Bureau leads the country into a long and painful strike.

S12E5-Thumbnail "Eek, A Penis!" April 9, 2008 1205 172

Mrs. Garrison goes in search of a way of becoming a man while Cartman is left to substitute.

S12E6-Thumbnail "Over Logging" April 16, 2008 1206 173

Randy moves the Marsh family towards California after the internet has gone.

S12E7-Thumbnail "Super Fun Time" April 23, 2008 1207 174

Mr. Garrison's field trip turns into a dangerous situation when everyone is taken hostage, while Butters is forced by Cartman to accompany him to the nearby amusement park.

S12E8-Thumbnail "The China Probrem" October 8, 2008 1208 175

Cartman must confront the Chinese alone while the American people are haunted by the memory of recent tragic events.

S12E9-Thumbnail "Breast Cancer Show Ever" October 15, 2008 1209 176

Wendy gets into trouble after threatening to beat Cartman after school.

S12E10-Thumbnail "Pandemic" October 22, 2008 1210 177

While the world struggles to contain the latest epedemic of epic proportions, the boys find a way to make money off of it.

S12E11-Thumbnail "Pandemic 2: The Startling" October 29, 2008 1211 178

Randy bravely documents the destruction whilst trying to save his family.

S12E12-Thumbnail "About Last Night..." November 5, 2008 1212 179

All the president candidates aren't who they seem to be...

S12E13-Thumbnail "Elementary School Musical" November 12, 2008 1213 180

The boys realize they aren't the cool kids anymore, while Stan realizes that he could lose Wendy if he doesn't get on board with the latest fad to hit South Park Elementary

S12E14-Thumbnail "The Ungroundable" November 19, 2008 1214 181

Butters is sure he’s seen a Vampire at school but he can’t get anyone to listen to him. Meanwhile, the Goth Kids are angry and frustrated when the other kids can’t tell the difference between a Goth Kid and a Vampire Kid.

Season Twelve


  1. South Park Renewal. Comedy Central (September 8, 2005).