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Stephen and Martha Thompson are a couple who have a deformity known as Reverse Polarity Syndrome or Torsonic Polarity Syndrome TPS for short, which causes their faces to resemble buttocks. They appear in "How to Eat with Your Butt".


The Thompsons met each other at a TPS convention in France. According to them, they still have fully functional facial organs, such as mouths, noses, and ears, and, contrary to what is said, do not have faces where their buttocks should be. They also claim that more than 11 people worldwide suffer from Torsonic Polarity Syndrome.

The Thompsons come to South Park from Wisconsin after seeing the photo of Kenny on the milk carton, believing it was their son, Tommy. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson become a minor attraction in South Park for their unusual appearance. Whenever the abnormality is brought up in discussion by the couple in conversation, the others pretend not to notice out of kindness or to prevent embarrassment. Their son is revealed to be Ben Affleck, who had apparently been missing for over 20 years.

In "Freak Strike," the Thompsons can be seen in the picket line with the other individuals with deformities and in the background of their protest video. In "I'm a Little Bit Country," they make cameos, along with many other minor or one-off characters from previous episodes, during the ending song.


They both have buttocks for faces. Martha has blonde hair and she wears a pink shirt and blue pants. Stephen is bald and wears a blue shirt with a red tie and gray pants. Both wear black shoes.




Minor characters from Season Five
The Afghan Boys | Barbara Garthunk | Buddha | Carrie Quinn Dolan | Cher and Sonny Bono | David Blaine | Donald Trump | Drew Carey | Dr. Larry | Ed Sullivan | Enrique Iglesias | Excalibur barker | Excalibur sorcerer | Fleetwood Mac | Frank Fun | Gary Condit | Geldon | George W. Bush | Gloria Allred | GS-401 | IRS agents | Jack Tenorman | Jada Pinkett Smith | John and Patricia Ramsey | The Knights of Standards and Practices | Kobe Bryant | Krishna | Kyle Schwartz | Lao Tse | Laura Bush | Madonna | Mr. Farnickle | Mr. Grazier | Mrs. Farnickle | Mrs. Tenorman | Muhammad | O.J. Simpson | Old farmer | Osama bin Laden | Predator | Radiohead | Sam, David, and Chris | Scott and Tyler | Seaman | Snoop Dogg | Some Puerto Rican guy | Stephen and Martha Thompson | Steven | Super Best Friends | Ted | Will Smith | Zytar

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