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Sharon Marsh

Sharon Marsh (née Kimble or Kern, previously Carol) is Stan and Shelley Marsh's mother, as well as Randy Marsh's wife. She first appeared in the Season One episode, "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig".


In South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, it is revealed that Sharon is the receptionist at Tom's Rhinoplasty.

Sharon was portrayed in earlier seasons as a loving but stern suburban mother. She wanted to protect Stan from the 'dirty' language and vulgar humor of his favorite cartoon, Terrance and Phillip, in "Death" and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. In "Spookyfish", she was so protective that she buried the bodies of people she thought Stan had killed, in order to prevent Stan from being charged with murder. In actuality, it was his new pet goldfish that murdered the people, to which Sharon felt regretful for not realizing in the first place. She was also unofficially in charge of the movement against Chinpokomon dolls in "Chinpokomon". However, she has often been caught up in fads around town, such as holistic medicine in "Cherokee Hair Tampons" and atheism in "Red Hot Catholic Love".

During the episodes in which she was voiced by April Stewart, Sharon had become the sane half of her marriage. She serves as a foil to the craziness that surrounds her; craziness is often caused by her husband, Randy. In "The Losing Edge", she was embarrassed by Randy getting drunk and starting fights at Stan's little league games. This was lost on Randy, who imagined her cheering him on in his big fight against the Bat Dad. In "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson", she is noticeably upset and disappointed in the car ride home after Randy says the N-word on Wheel Of Fortune. In the Pandemic story arc, she gets repeatedly angry at Randy for videotaping the guinea pig attacks.

Sharon is named after Trey Parker's mother, Sharon Parker. Sharon was referred to her as "Carol" in the Season One episode, "Death", however, many characters had different names when they were first introduced. Sharon Parker, unlike Mrs. Marsh, is an insurance broker while Mrs. Parker is an insurance saleswoman.

In the episode "You're Getting Old", she reveals she has been unhappy with her marriage and could not fake it anymore, claiming her life feels like the same ridiculous shit every week, and as a result divorces her husband and moves with her son and daughter to a new home while Randy moves away from himself.

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Sharon in her nightgown.

Sharon's outfit slightly resembles that of Stan's, except with a few slight variations. She wears a brown sweater with red frilly ruffles on the cuffs and the collar, and dark blue jeans. Her hair is reddish brown and seems to be slightly wavy. In early seasons, she is seen with brown eyebrows rarely. At night, she wears a creamy-white, knee-length nightgown with pink lining at the hem and neck, and two orange-yellow flowers embroidered on the chest. As seen in "Stanley's Cup", Sharon had a much longer hair during Stan's early childhood.

Some characters find her attractive, especially for her cleavage. This is first made evident in "Lil' Crime Stoppers". Butters, asked by the boys to provide a semen sample for a case, is unable to produce one throughout the episode. At the end of the episode, he was finally able to produce one after he imagined Sharon's breasts. Later, in "Pre-School", The 6th Graders agree to protect the boys from Trent Boyett in exchange for a photo of Sharon's breasts, telling Stan, "Your mom has the hottest boobs!" Because of the way women in South Park were traditionally animated at the series' start, Sharon's breasts or cleavage cannot be seen by the audience unless she is in nothing but a brassiere or a swimsuit.


Sharon in her formal brown dress

For special occasions, she wears a brown dress with red trimming on top or a black dress, a pearl necklace, and gold earrings.

It is heavily implied in many scenes in the Marsh family's living room that Sharon is farsighted, as whenever she is reading or doing finances, she is seen wearing reading glasses.

In "Whale Whores", Sharon can be seen wearing a blue bathing suit at the Denver Aquarium. It is unknown if the suit is a one or two-piece suit, as it is hidden by a life vest.

In "Something You Can Do with Your Finger", when Randy leaves to be in a boy band, he says bye to a girl, presumably his girlfriend, who looks incredibly like a younger Sharon with longer hair.

Future Stan, in the episode "My Future Self n' Me", mentions that Sharon has a scar on her left knee, which is leftover from a time when she slipped in a swimming pool.

According to Teresa in "It's a Jersey Thing", she has a large chin, however, Teresa is heavily implied to be exaggerating her claim.

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Sharon in her pink gown

In "Ass Burgers", Sharon wears a pink robe in the morning when making Stan his breakfast.

In the future timeline set at the end of South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid, Sharon has gained some weight, and her hair has grayed out. She wears a pink, woolly jacket over her brown sweater, dark-grey pants, white socks, and black shoes.

To see images of Sharon Marsh, visit Sharon Marsh/Gallery.



Mentioned in "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" that he took her brother, Jimbo, fishing when he was younger.

Jimbo Kern[]

Main article: Jimbo Kern

Jimbo is Sharon's brother. She takes care of him when he is stricken with COVID-19 in "The Pandemic Special".

Randy Marsh[]

Main article: Randy Marsh

Sharon's husband is Randy Marsh, who she seemed to be inseparable from for the first season and half of the second season. In the Season Two episode, "Clubhouses", they divorced because they were constantly arguing. Sharon briefly dated Roy, whom Stan could never get on good terms with, due to Roy's pettish reaction to whatever he said towards him. Towards the end of the episode, Randy and Sharon played 'Truth or Dare' and, touched by the sentiments surrounding the game and their history together, fell in love again and remarried.

However, there have been a few strains in the marriage. Sharon was annoyed with Randy and even yelled at him in "Pandemic" for recording everything the family did, saying at the start to Stan, "(Because) ever since your father got that stupid video camera, he thinks he has to record everything the family does." As she was reprimanding him for recording everything the family does, the Furry Death began. After a scare, the family evidently survived, and they went on to survive the entire crisis.

Sharon is shown to have a fetish in "Medicinal Fried Chicken", when Randy intentionally gives himself testicular cancer, making his testicles swell up to a massive size. Randy mentions that women just love big balls.

Randy's obsession with cooking in "Crème Fraiche" was distracting him from paying attention to Sharon and their marriage was on the brink of failure, so Sharon took up an interest in the Shake Weight. After growing annoyed by how clingy it was, she eventually abandoned it. To fix their marriage, and make Randy pay attention to her again, Sharon used what she learned from the shake weight to give Randy an "old fashioned" (a handjob), strengthening their relationship.

They divorce once more in "You're Getting Old" and it seemed to be permanent, however, they did manage to resolve their differences in the following episode and remarried. Randy and Sharon have not had a major falling out since then, implying that their relationship has improved.

In the Season Twenty-One premiere episode, "White People Renovating Houses", Sharon helps Randy with his obsession with renovating houses and starts a show with him. Sharon did the decorating while Randy did the construction. She did not seem at all interested and may have only done the show with Randy to support him, which would be implying that their relationship is getting even better.

However, from Season Twenty-Two and onward, with Randy moving the entire family to Tegridy Farms, their relationship seems to have heavily deteriorated. It is quite obvious that Sharon, along with her children, are living miserably in Tegridy Farms, and thoroughly annoyed by Randy's antics. In "Season Finale", when Randy is arrested, Sharon seems rather content and relieved with her husband's incarceration, although she attempts not to show it while at the same time throwing a party and replacing the marijuana and Randy pictures with photos of herself, Shelley and Stan. In "The Pandemic Special", Sharon argues with Randy for selling marijuana specials that she opposes. It is revealed in South Park: Post Covid that Sharon wanted to divorce Randy a third time, and take ownership of half the farm, which he refused to give as he believed she did not deserve it for "not doing shit for the farm". This eventually led to Stan burning the farm after growing sick of their fighting, Shelly's death, and Sharon's suicide.


Main article: Roy

Roy was Sharon's new boyfriend after she divorced Randy in "Clubhouses". She stayed with him until she and Randy played 'Truth or Dare' in Stan's clubhouse, in which Sharon dared Randy to have sex with her, causing them to make up and for Sharon to break up with Roy. He seemed to have what could best be described as bipolar disorder. One moment trying to be nice and caring towards Stan, then after simply shrugging it off Roy became angry and irrational. He consistently told Stan to chop firewood after these incidences, so much that Stan stated they had enough for a whole year.

Shelley Marsh[]

Main article: Shelley Marsh

Sharon's daughter is Shelley Marsh, who has adopted her mother's hair color. Sharon and Randy are unconcerned and oblivious to the fact Shelly physically abuses Stan, to the point of destroying a part of their house. They sometimes seem to believe that Stan is making up stories about their daughter's rage issues, until she eventually sees her beating him in "Over Logging" relentlessly. Shelley accused her of favoring Stan in "PC Principal Final Justice". However, at the end of the day, Sharon does truly love Shelley. This is tragically demonstrated in South Park: Post Covid, where it is revealed that after Shelley was accidentally burned to death by Stan after being locked in the Tegridy Farms shed by Randy, an inconsolable Sharon succumbed to her grief, and shot herself in the head.

Stan Marsh[]

Main article: Stan Marsh

Her son is Stanley Marsh. She seems to be closer to him than her daughter, although she does get angry with him at irrational moments, while also remaining pleased with him at times when she should be angry. In "Spookyfish" she tried to protect him by burying the dead bodies of the Spookyfish's victims because she thought Stan killed them. She told him in the episode "Clubhouses", that she considers his happiness and Shelly's happiness secondary to her own, however, this may have been just a throwaway joke as Sharon's actions as a mother contradict this. In "Pandemic", she was very worried about Stan when he was arrested by the military as a part of a Peruvian flute band. In "Cartoon Wars Part I", Sharon reads Stan a bedtime story.

Flo Kimble[]

Main article: Flo Kimble

Aunt Flo was Sharon's aunt, who would come to visit the Marsh residence once a month and stay for nearly a week at a time. In the episode "Spookyfish", Aunt Flo gave her great-nephew, Stan a goldfish for Halloween, but it was evil and killed many people, including Aunt Flo. This upset Sharon, because Aunt Flo would not come and visit her anymore. Before her death, Aunt Flo caught Sharon walking into the house, covered in blood, and carrying a shovel after burying the first murdered victim of the fish. Flo comments that it reminds her of a time when Sharon was twelve years old and in which she saw Sharon doing the same thing, implying that Sharon may have been involved with another murder at the time.

Aunt Flo is an obvious reference to the menstrual cycle, and her death parodies the menopause.


Mentioned in "Chef Goes Nanners" that he was among the fourteen pioneers from the East Coast that founded South Park in 1867.


  • Sharon Marsh is April Stewart's favorite role.
  • Sharon is the only member of the Marsh family to not be seen wearing clothing from Tegridy Farms since Randy's acquisition of the farm.
  • Butters and the 6th Graders are sexually attracted to Sharon's breasts.
  • Her maiden name is Kimble, as mentioned in the episode "My Future Self n' Me". However, Jimbo Kern was confirmed to be her brother in "The Pandemic Special". Sharon's maiden name is likely a continuity error, though it is also possible that Jimbo is her maternal half-brother (much like how it was previously established with Randy), hence the different surnames.
  • Sharon has not used the word "fuck" for the entire series until "Dead Kids".
  • Both Sharon Marsh and Mrs. Tenorman are known for having the most attractive breasts in South Park.

Video Games[]

South Park: The Stick of Truth[]

Sharon appears in Tom's Rhinoplasty, where she sells the player various wigs, makeup, and nose jobs. She makes no further appearances. If the player purchases at least one cosmetic from Tom’s Rhinoplasty, she’ll become their friend on Facebook.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole[]

She can be seen again in Tom's Rhinoplasty, selling makeup, artifacts, and components.

South Park: Phone Destroyer[]

Medicine Woman Sharon is a 4-Cost Rare Ranged Unit of the Adventure theme that sees her dressed as a nurse from the days of the Old West. When she uses her Charge skill, she will heal all allies in range. Some of her dialogue is archived audio from "Dead Kids".


Sharon began with a fairly minor role but became a more significant character as she started to be developed into a foil for Randy's antics. She has had a speaking role in multiple episodes in every season, as well as in the movie and the video game South Park: The Stick of Truth.



South Park families

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Broflovski Family | Cartman Family | Marsh Family | McCormick Family

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Adams-Makowski Family | Barbrady Family | Biggle Family | Black Family | Burch Family | Charlotte's Family | Cotswolds Family | Daniels Family | Donovan Family | Garrison Family | Gray Family | Gueermo Family | Hakeem Family | Hankey Family | Harrison Family | Mackey Family | Malkinson Family | Mephesto Family | Nelly's Family | Red's Family | Rodriguez Family | Stevens Family | Stotch Family | Tenorman Family | Testaburger Family | Tucker Family | Turner Family | Tweak Family | Valmer Family | White Family

Kern / Kimble / Marsh Family

Jimbo Kern | Aunt Flo Kimble | Marvin Marsh | Grandma Marsh | Randy Marsh | Sharon Marsh | Shelley Marsh | Stan Marsh | Sparky