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Sheila Broflovski

Sheila Broflovski (previously Carol) is Kyle Broflovski's mother and the adoptive mother of Ike Broflovski. She is frequently despised and insulted by Cartman, who calls her a 'bitch' as she usually spoils his misguided fun. In fact, he has even created a song to make fun of her entitled "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch". She is the central antagonist of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.



Upon hearing of anything she finds offensive, Sheila exclaims "What, what, what!", and often starts something up about it. Cartman once noted this happens usually once a month, demanding to know why at the exact same time of the month, she always gets irritated by something, and he always ends up getting screwed by it. Her best-known protests are probably the ones connected to the Terrance and Phillip show.


She lobbied with the other parents to have "Terrance and Phillip" taken off the network (much like the controversy and the protests against the TV show Beavis and Butthead who Terrance and Phillip are based on). Though it succeeded, she caused many lives to be lost when she had protesters take part in suicide attacks on the studio and a worse TV show was put on the air as a replacement, not because of the suicides, but rather the stench of the protester's bodily waste after an outbreak of diarrhea. She was referred to as "Carol" in this episode along with Sharon Marsh.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

She is offended by the influence Terrance and Phillip's antics from their film Asses of Fire had on the children, so she created "MAC" or "Mothers Against Canada" since Terrance and Phillip are Canadian. She does this forgetting that her adopted son Ike is also Canadian.

When Cartman sings a song insulting her in protest, she has a V-Chip prototype installed inside him to give off electric shocks whenever he swore.

Although Sheila meant well in protesting the obscenity for the children's sake, it then lead to a war between United States and Canada.

"Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"

She was angered at the school nativity - particularly how Kyle was playing Joseph. She forced the play to adopt a non-offensive theme which everybody hated, ultimately provoking a riot in which she beat up Priest Maxi as he was restrained by Gerald.

"Conjoined Fetus Lady"

She was annoyed by the boys making fun of Nurse Gollum because she had the fictional disease "conjoined twin myslexia" (parasitic twin), so she taught them about the disease, but the boys started trying to split their heads open with ice picks to get supposed fetuses out (except Kyle and Kenny, who probably knew better). This resulted in an angry phone call from Sharon.

"Mystery of the Urinal Deuce"

A rare instance where her protest would actually help Kyle. She attempted to protest against Cartman for leading the whole school into believing her son was responsible for 9/11. However, this topic was brushed aside in favor of who defecated in the urinal at school, which happened to be Stan.

Minor Protests

Sheila has been in protests against the Iraq War in "I'm a Little Bit Country" and various others.



Sheila on South Park Studios.

Sheila wears a midnight blue dress suit with a white shirt and a violet-red skirt underneath. She also wears beige nylons, red lipstick, and gold earrings. Her hair is long and red, much like her son Kyle's, and put up in a beehive. She is overweight and shorter than average height. She speaks with a rather broad Jersey accent. In "It's a Jersey Thing", Sheila reveals that her family lived in Newark, New Jersey, that Gerald impregnated her with Kyle there, and that they moved to South Park two months later. In "Margaritaville", she wore a brown bedsheet in the form of a toga. For special occasions, her outfit is in black and dark grey colors. With her model cleaned up in recent seasons.

When she lived in Jersey, Sheila wore a low-cut yellow tank top with "S Woww" written in the center, grey trousers with lighter grey camo print, two white studded belts, and two necklaces, one looking very similar to the belts and one that is solid black with a white accent. She is also shown with black high heel boots with silver buckles, heavy makeup, and voluminous, teased hair pulled up in a high ponytail.

In the future timeline set in South Park: Post Covid, her hair has faded with some gray highlights. She wears red framed tinted glasses.

To see images of Sheila Broflovski, visit Sheila Broflovski/Gallery.


Sheila is very protective about her family and has often led huge campaigns against beliefs and other such examples which she believes are unsafe, often going too far in her efforts and steamrolling her son in the process. She was the cause of the America-Canada War and was the leader behind "Mothers Against Canada" (M.A.C.). She also seems to be somewhat nosy, poking into things that are other people's business. For instance, when she found out that Gerald Broflovski and Stuart McCormick used to be friends in high school she arranged a fishing date between the two (which had bad results.) In retrospect, either the relationship between Gerald and Stuart OR the fact that the Broflovskis are from New Jersey may be non-canon, unless Stuart McCormick lived in New Jersey with Gerald prior, or Gerald and Stuart went to high school together in South Park or some other location, before Gerald moved to New Jersey and impregnated Sheila with Kyle.

She is also quite quick to anger when she is challenged, or more correctly when someone tries to tell her she is wrong. An example being that she shot Terrance and Phillip when Kyle told her she was wrong in starting a war with Canada when all he did was go see an R rated movie, in normal episodes when Kyle tries to talk back Sheila raises her voice and gets him into trouble no matter how right he might be to do so.

In the 8th draft of the script for the movie, it is clear that the power of leading M.A.C. went to her head and made her insane to the point where after discovering Ike, Cartman, and Kyle were at the USO show, General Plymkin thinks they are "Canadian Sympathizers" and wanted them executed alongside Terrance and Phillip and apparently she and Cartman's mom were okay with it while Stan and Kenny's mothers were shocked at this act and would have likely turned against Sheila. In the final film, Stan and Kyle’s warnings of what would happen if Terrence and Phillip were executed were instead laughed off by the organizers of the USO show as an excuse not to kill the Canadian duo.

After the war began she went on an insane rant about how perfect her plan is to eliminate "not pretty things" and among other things admitted that Kyle was not born in a hospital. That and she mistook Satan for Alan Dershowitz. This aspect of Sheila's was dropped from the main film as it seemed to be very uncharacteristic of her and to make her more sympathetic as she saw what the war lead to.

However, her over-protective and annoying personality and protests seem to have diminished a lot in recent seasons. The protests could reveal a vulnerability in Sheila in that she may have a fear of people's perception of her as a mother. She also wants to shift blame as seen in "Death", where she wants to protect the children or in the movie, where in one of her songs, "Blame Canada", she states at the end of the song: "We must blame them and cause a fuss/Before somebody thinks of blaming us!"

Kyle even says that whenever he gets in trouble, instead of holding him responsible, Sheila looks for someone else to blame.

Criminal Record

  • Arson: In "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", she burns down 2 stores: Wall-Mart and Jim's Drugs.
  • First-Degree Murder: In South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, she shoots and kills Terrance and Phillip after they escaped their planned execution, although these deaths are reversed due to Kenny's sacrifice and Cartman's V-Chip malfunctioning. This would also ironically count as a war crime (she and the army refer to Terrence and Phillip as “war criminals” despite being completely innocent) as she kills two innocent foreign civilians which is a violation of the Geneva Conventions.
  • Medical terrorism: After Shelley comes down with chicken pox, she and the other parents expose their kids to a chicken pox-infected Kenny, since getting the disease at an older age can be deadly. Kyle later confronts his mother about this.
  • Attempted Genocide: After the United States declares war on Canada in Bigger, Longer & Uncut, she along with the army decide for “security reasons” to arrest all Canadians living in the United States and have them sent to isolated death camps referred as “happy camps”. This would also count as a war crime as committing genocide is also a violation of the Geneva Conventions.
  • Inciting War: M.A.C. gains enough influence and support throughout the United States and manage to convince President Clinton to declare war on Canada.
  • War Crimes: For the attempted genocide of Canadian-American citizens and the killings of Terrence and Phillip, which would both be considered war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.


Similarities and Differences to Matt Stone's Family

Sheila is named after Matt Stone's own mother, and Kyle's family surname is derived from Stone's mother's original maiden name, Broslovski (which was changed to "Belasco" when her ancestors immigrated to the United States). This may explain why the family's name was spelled in various ways early on in the series (e.g., Brosloski, Brovlofski, etc.).

Even though the entire Broflovski family practices Judaism on the show, in real life, Matt Stone's mother is the only Jew in the family (and he has mentioned that he and his sister, Rachel, were brought up agnostic). His sister is the only member of his family who is not represented on the show. This could possibly be because Stan (and in real life, Trey Parker) has a sister and with Matt and Trey considering themselves very similar anyway, for both Kyle and Stan to have a sister would make them far too similar.

Stone claims to have learned phrases and pet names like "bubbe" from his maternal grandparents, who like their daughter, were Jewish.

Gerald Broflovski

Main article: Gerald Broflovski

Gerald is Sheila's husband and the town of South Park's most prominent lawyer. The pair met while in College, and apparently it was Sheila's decision for them to move back to Gerald's hometown of South Park to raise their family. The pair of them seem to have a strong marriage, and aside from a period of Gerald having erectile dysfunction, have never appeared to have any obvious marital problems. However, in "Chef Aid" she cheated on Gerald with Chef and Gerald strangely accepts this adulterous affair. Gerald seems to accept his wife's hard character activism, and often supports her, such as the events of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The pair have one natural born child, Kyle, and either due to the inability to have another or simply a personal decision, adopted Ike. Their sex life is a bit unusual, usually involving roleplay or kinks (which one or both of their sons were unfortunately scarred by).

Kyle Broflovski

Main article: Kyle Broflovski

Kyle is her oldest and only biological son and also one of the main characters. Sheila has unquestionable love for Kyle, who loves equally as much and often defends her a lot, particularly from his friend/foe Eric Cartman. However, even Kyle finds her personality hard to bear at times, as the things she does for him can often cause him grief and social stigmata, such as protesting Terrance and Phillip. As the series has progressed however, Sheila's activism has lessened, making Kyle's relationship with his mother easier to deal with.

Ike Broflovski

Main article: Ike Broflovski

Ike is Sheila's adoptive youngest son from Canada. It also is very clear that Sheila loves him as much as her biological son Kyle, and she often even seems to forget that he is adopted. The reason for adopting Ike is never clear, but it's possible that Sheila was incapable of bearing another child after Kyle—possibly the reason that Kyle gets sick so often. Sheila seems to become upset with Ike when he breaks a window after Kyle plays "Kick the Baby" with him.

Kyle Schwartz

Main article: Kyle Schwartz

Kyle Schwartz is Sheila's nephew. She welcomed him with open arms during his visit to South Park, and even, to make him feel a little more comfortable, promised to address him as "Kyle", and her own son as "Kyle 2".

Cleo Broflovski

Main article: Cleo Broflovski

Cleo is Sheila's deceased mother, who was never seen alive on-screen. She apparently had the surname "Broflovski", as this was the name on her gravestone in the episode "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery". While this is most likely just a mistake, it seems to imply that she and Gerald had the same surname before they were married, which in turn could indicate that they were related and committed incest. Of course, it could also mean that Gerald chose to go by Sheila's name after marriage, instead of the other way around.


Sheila mentioned in "Mecha-Streisand" that she had a sister to Barbra Streisand by asking for an autograph claiming "her sister would die". This mysterious sister of Sheila's, however, is unnamed and has not made any known appearances.

Video Games

South Park: Chef's Luv Shack

Sheila makes a brief appearance in the minigame called Avalanche.

South Park Rally

Sheila appears in South Park Rally as unlockable character. But, like Scuzzlebutt and Liane, Sheila is not available for Nintendo 64. In Easter Egg Hunt Race, You have to catch the Pot Pie (Golden Cow in PlayStation Version), Located near the Hells Pass Hospital.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Sheila Broflovski appears in the game as a minor character, remaining inside the Community Center during the entire game. She’ll become the player’s friend on Facebook when they talk to her after completing PTA Problems.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Sheila can be found at her home in the game. She plays a role as a boss in the mission "Alternate Universes Collide Again" when Kyle Schwartz calls her after being beaten up by The New Kid. She comes out furiously and decides to attack The New Kid and his selected allies. During her boss fight, if either Kyle is defeated before her, she gets stronger and gets more turns. The music in her boss fight is a remixed version of "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch".

The New Kid can take a selfie with her after her boss fight. She can also be seen at Casa Bonita eating with her family in the expansion pack From Dusk till Casa Bonita and can be selfied with without requirement.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Enemy
Sheila Broflovski Information
Tb kylesmom Health Stats mc health 300
Move Stats mc movement 1
Immunities None
List of abilities
Ability Range Effect Status
Sheila power1
Psycho Slaps
Slaps a superhero five times.
Melee 34 Damage (Cas.)
68 Damage (Hero.)
85 Damage (Mast.)
119 Damage (Dia.)
Sheila power2
Jersey Slide
Charges towards a superhero.
Rush 3 22 Damage (Cas.)
44 Damage (Hero.)
55 Damage (Mast.)
77 Damage (Dia.)
Effect knockback damage Knockback (2)

South Park: Phone Destroyer

S-WOW Tittybang is a 5-Cost Legendary Tank of the Mystical theme that sees Sheila as her previous alter ego from "It's a Jersey Thing". When she uses her Charge skill, she will charge herself at the nearest enemy and then make herself a target for enemies, including Headhunters. All of her dialogue is archived audio from South Park: The Fractured But Whole. She has the highest HP stat of any card in the game, with Scuzzlebutt having the second highest.


Sheila had a fairly major role in the series early on, but her prominence quickly decreased after Mary Kay's death and the increasing use of Stan's father Randy as the main parent in place of Kyle's mother. She has had a speaking role in every season to date, as well as a major role as one of the main antagonists in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and a minor appearance in South Park: The Stick of Truth.



South Park families

Main characters' families
Broflovski Family | Cartman Family | Marsh Family | McCormick Family

Other characters' families
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

Broflovski / Schwartz Family

Cleo Broflovski | Gerald Broflovski | Ike Broflovski | Kyle Broflovski | Kyle Schwartz | Murrey Broflovski | Sheila Broflovski | Kyle's Elephant