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==Personalities==
 
==Personalities==
===Eric Cartman===
 
{{main|Eric Cartman#Personality{{!}}Eric Cartman}}
 
Cartman is described in various terms; in short, he is an evil, vicious, angry, and insane child. He is the most foul-mouthed character in the show. He is also racist and stereotypes almost everyone he sees. The very dark, usually disturbing undertones to his personality often hint at an extreme mental imbalance. Apart from being portrayed as having a general lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, he also seems to take pleasure from others' misfortune and is generally unable to show empathy.
 
 
===Stan Marsh===
 
===Stan Marsh===
 
{{main|Stan Marsh#Personality{{!}}Stan Marsh}}
 
{{main|Stan Marsh#Personality{{!}}Stan Marsh}}
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Stan is generally the most tender and sensitive of the four boys. Stan has showed various positive traits, heroism, empathy, altruism, and various other positive traits. He is usually the one who is unaffected by the many scams, cults, and mass influences that South Park has been subjected to, and has a knack for seeing through falsely glorified practices and celebrities. Stan has been shown to have an overwhelmingly clearer understanding of scams and corporate corruption than anyone else in South Park, and has an especially good grasp of the dangers of cults. It is notable that he has a tendency to ridicule, make enemies out of, and/or bring shame to a very large number of celebrities that are shown in a poor light within the show.
 
Stan is generally the most tender and sensitive of the four boys. Stan has showed various positive traits, heroism, empathy, altruism, and various other positive traits. He is usually the one who is unaffected by the many scams, cults, and mass influences that South Park has been subjected to, and has a knack for seeing through falsely glorified practices and celebrities. Stan has been shown to have an overwhelmingly clearer understanding of scams and corporate corruption than anyone else in South Park, and has an especially good grasp of the dangers of cults. It is notable that he has a tendency to ridicule, make enemies out of, and/or bring shame to a very large number of celebrities that are shown in a poor light within the show.
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===Kyle Broflovski===
 
===Kyle Broflovski===
 
{{main|Kyle Broflovski#Personality{{!}}Kyle Broflovski}}
 
{{main|Kyle Broflovski#Personality{{!}}Kyle Broflovski}}
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Originally, Kyle's personality was extremely similar to Stan's - he had firm morals and generally was the "good boy" of the group, often being the one to deliver the "I learned something today" speech at the end of the episodes. After the abandoned plan to kill Kyle off in season 5 (that honor went, predictably, to Kenny) his personality was changed - most notably, his temper shortened considerably. Kyle has extremely strong beliefs, and when forced to question them, he becomes very upset and has somewhat of a short temper (especially when it comes to Cartman. This is has caused a lot of fights between the two boys). For the most part, Kyle bases his decisions on both his emotions and beliefs; therefore, he is easily coaxed into fights and manipulated by his feelings.
 
Originally, Kyle's personality was extremely similar to Stan's - he had firm morals and generally was the "good boy" of the group, often being the one to deliver the "I learned something today" speech at the end of the episodes. After the abandoned plan to kill Kyle off in season 5 (that honor went, predictably, to Kenny) his personality was changed - most notably, his temper shortened considerably. Kyle has extremely strong beliefs, and when forced to question them, he becomes very upset and has somewhat of a short temper (especially when it comes to Cartman. This is has caused a lot of fights between the two boys). For the most part, Kyle bases his decisions on both his emotions and beliefs; therefore, he is easily coaxed into fights and manipulated by his feelings.
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===Kenny McCormick===
 
===Kenny McCormick===
 
{{main|Kenny McCormick#Personality{{!}}Kenny McCormick}}
 
{{main|Kenny McCormick#Personality{{!}}Kenny McCormick}}
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Kenny is the most sexually knowledgeable and experienced of the group. In earlier episodes, when an unknown term is introduced to Stan, Kyle and Cartman, Kenny will be called upon by his friends to clarify, although Kenny sometimes does not know the meaning of the term himself. His muffled responses are often met with laughter or further confusion.
 
Kenny is the most sexually knowledgeable and experienced of the group. In earlier episodes, when an unknown term is introduced to Stan, Kyle and Cartman, Kenny will be called upon by his friends to clarify, although Kenny sometimes does not know the meaning of the term himself. His muffled responses are often met with laughter or further confusion.
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===Eric Cartman===
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{{main|Eric Cartman#Personality{{!}}Eric Cartman}}
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Cartman is described in various terms; in short, he is an evil, vicious, angry, and insane child. He is the most foul-mouthed character in the show. He is also racist and stereotypes almost everyone he sees. The very dark, usually disturbing undertones to his personality often hint at an extreme mental imbalance. Apart from being portrayed as having a general lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, he also seems to take pleasure from others' misfortune and is generally unable to show empathy.
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==Absences==
 
==Absences==
 
This is a list of episodes which did not feature all four boys in a prominent role.
 
This is a list of episodes which did not feature all four boys in a prominent role.
   
*"[[Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus]]" - Everyone but Kenny made a brief appearance on the TV.
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* "[[Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus]]" - Everyone but Kenny made a brief appearance on the TV.
*"[[Cat Orgy]]" - Only Cartman featured in full.
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* "[[Cat Orgy]]" - Only Cartman featured in full.
*"[[Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub]]" - Only Stan appeared fully, Kyle made a brief appearance and was mentioned once.
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* "[[Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub]]" - Only Stan appeared fully, Kyle made a brief appearance and was mentioned once.
*"[[Jewbilee]]" - Only Kyle and Kenny featured.
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* "[[Jewbilee]]" - Only Kyle and Kenny featured.
*"[[Pip]]" - None of the boys appeared.
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* "[[Pip]]" - None of the boys appeared.
*"[[Cripple Fight]]" - Everyone except Kyle.
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* "[[Cripple Fight]]" - Everyone except Kyle.
*[[Season Six]] - Kenny died in the [[Season Five|Season Five's]] episode "[[Kenny Dies]]"; he is mentioned a lot through out the season. His soul is inside Cartman's body from "[[A Ladder to Heaven]]" to "[[The Biggest Douche in the Universe]]", after that he reappeared at the end of "[[Red Sleigh Down]]".
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* [[Season Six]] - Kenny died in the [[Season Five|Season Five's]] episode "[[Kenny Dies]]"; he is mentioned a lot through out the season. His soul is inside Cartman's body from "[[A Ladder to Heaven]]" to "[[The Biggest Douche in the Universe]]", after that he reappeared at the end of "[[Red Sleigh Down]]".
*"[[My Future Self n' Me]]" - Only Stan, Cartman and briefly Kyle featured.
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* "[[My Future Self n' Me]]" - Only Stan, Cartman and briefly Kyle featured.
*"[[Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
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* "[[Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
*"[[Smug Alert!]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
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* "[[Smug Alert!]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
*"[[Cartoon Wars Part II]]" - Only Cartman and Kyle appeared; Stan and Kenny appeared in the recap of the first part.
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* "[[Cartoon Wars Part II]]" - Only Cartman and Kyle appeared; Stan and Kenny appeared in the recap of the first part.
*"[[A Million Little Fibers]]" - None of the boys appeared.
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* "[[A Million Little Fibers]]" - None of the boys appeared.
*"[[Hell on Earth 2006]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
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* "[[Hell on Earth 2006]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
*"[[Go God Go XII]]" Only Cartman and Kyle appeared.
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* "[[Go God Go XII]]" Only Cartman and Kyle appeared.
*"[[Stanley's Cup]]" - Only Stan and briefly Kyle featured.
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* "[[Stanley's Cup]]" - Only Stan and briefly Kyle featured.
*"[[The Snuke]]" - Only Stan, Cartman and Kyle; Kenny appeared in a few shots, but with no lines.
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* "[[The Snuke]]" - Only Stan, Cartman and Kyle; Kenny appeared in a few shots, but with no lines.
*"[[Fantastic Easter Special]]" Cartman appeared briefly and Kenny didn't appear at all.
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* "[[Fantastic Easter Special]]" Cartman appeared briefly and Kenny didn't appear at all.
*"[[Le Petit Tourette]]" - Only Cartman and Kyle; Stan and Kenny appeared in a few shots but with no lines.
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* "[[Le Petit Tourette]]" - Only Cartman and Kyle; Stan and Kenny appeared in a few shots but with no lines.
*"[[More Crap]]" - Only Stan featured.
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* "[[More Crap]]" - Only Stan featured.
*"[[Britney's New Look]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
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* "[[Britney's New Look]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
*"[[About Last Night...]]" - Only Stan, Kyle and briefly Cartman appeared.
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* "[[About Last Night...]]" - Only Stan, Kyle and briefly Cartman appeared.
*"[[Pinewood Derby]]" - Only Stan, and briefly Cartman and Kenny featured.
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* "[[Pinewood Derby]]" - Only Stan, and briefly Cartman and Kenny featured.
*"[[Crack Baby Athletic Association]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
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* "[[Crack Baby Athletic Association]]" - Everyone except Kenny.
*"[[City Sushi]]" - Only Butters featured, the four boys were seen briefly in the crowd.
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* "[[City Sushi]]" - Only Butters featured, the four boys were seen briefly in the crowd.
*"[[Broadway Bro Down]]" - Stan has a small role in the beginning, Cartman and Kenny appear briefly, and Kyle is absent.
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* "[[Broadway Bro Down]]" - Stan has a small role in the beginning, Cartman and Kenny appear briefly, and Kyle is absent.
*"[[Jewpacabra]]" - Only Kyle and Cartman; Kenny has a small role and Stan doesn't speak.
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* "[[Jewpacabra]]" - Only Kyle and Cartman; Kenny has a small role and Stan doesn't speak.
*"[[Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers]]" - All four can be seen briefly during the Goth styled intro and later Stan, Kyle and Kenny are briefly seen in the Gymnasium, none of the boys have speaking roles.
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* "[[Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers]]" - All four can be seen briefly during the Goth styled intro and later Stan, Kyle and Kenny are briefly seen in the Gymnasium, none of the boys have speaking roles.
   
 
==Other Members==
 
==Other Members==
 
Occasionally, other classmates (almost always a boy) are considered a part of the group or replace a regular member. Some episodes, such as "[[Marjorine]]" and "[[Make Love, Not Warcraft]]," feature most or all of the 4th Grade boys (and [[Bridon Gueermo|Bridon]] in "[[T.M.I.]]") acting as a group, with Cartman usually portrayed as the leader.
 
Occasionally, other classmates (almost always a boy) are considered a part of the group or replace a regular member. Some episodes, such as "[[Marjorine]]" and "[[Make Love, Not Warcraft]]," feature most or all of the 4th Grade boys (and [[Bridon Gueermo|Bridon]] in "[[T.M.I.]]") acting as a group, with Cartman usually portrayed as the leader.
   
*"[[Weight Gain 4000]]" - [[Wendy]]
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* "[[Weight Gain 4000]]" - [[Wendy Testaburger]]
*"[[Gnomes]]" - Tweek
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* "[[Gnomes]]" - Tweek
*"[[Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus]]"- Butters replaces Kenny
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* "[[Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus]]"- Butters replaces Kenny
*"[[Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000]]" - [[Token Black|Token]] replaces Kenny; [[Clyde Donovan|Clyde]] briefly replaces Cartman
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* "[[Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000]]" - [[Token Black|Token]] replaces Kenny; [[Clyde Donovan|Clyde]] briefly replaces Cartman
*"[[Something You Can Do with Your Finger]]" - Wendy; [[Randy Marsh|Randy]] replaces Kenny
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* "[[Something You Can Do with Your Finger]]" - Wendy; [[Randy Marsh|Randy]] replaces Kenny
*"[[Cripple Fight]]" - [[Timmy]], [[Jimmy Valmer|Jimmy]]; Butters replaces Kyle
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* "[[Cripple Fight]]" - [[Timmy]], [[Jimmy Valmer|Jimmy]]; Butters replaces Kyle
*"[[The Entity]]" - [[Kyle Schwartz]], but they didn't like him
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* "[[The Entity]]" - [[Kyle Schwartz]], but they didn't like him
*"[[Jared Has Aides]]" through "[[The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer]]" - Butters replaces Kenny
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* "[[Jared Has Aides]]" through "[[The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer]]" - Butters replaces Kenny
*"[[The Simpsons Already Did It]]" through "[[Child Abduction is Not Funny]]" - Tweek replaces Kenny; [[Bebe Stevens|Bebe]] briefly replaces Cartman in "[[Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society]]"
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* "[[The Simpsons Already Did It]]" through "[[Child Abduction is Not Funny]]" - Tweek replaces Kenny; [[Bebe Stevens|Bebe]] briefly replaces Cartman in "[[Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society]]"
*"[[The Death Camp of Tolerance]]" - Butters, Tweek; Kenny is still dead but trapped in Cartman's body
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* "[[The Death Camp of Tolerance]]" - Butters, Tweek; Kenny is still dead but trapped in Cartman's body
*"[[Casa Bonita]]" - Kyle invites Butters over Cartman
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* "[[Casa Bonita]]" - Kyle invites Butters over Cartman
*"[[Raisins]]" - Butters, Jimmy; Stan is with the [[Goth Kids]]
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* "[[Raisins]]" - Butters, Jimmy; Stan is with the [[Goth Kids]]
*"[[Quest for Ratings]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Token; Cartman does not allow Kenny to join
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* "[[Quest for Ratings]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Token; Cartman does not allow Kenny to join
*"[[Marjorine]]" - Token, Clyde, Francis, Bradley, Kevin, Jason, Craig, Tweek, Jimmy, Timmy, Blue Cap, Butters
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* "[[Marjorine]]" - Token, Clyde, Francis, Bradley, Kevin, Jason, Craig, Tweek, Jimmy, Timmy, Blue Cap, Butters
*"[[Smug Alert!]]" - Butters replaces Kyle; Kenny is not present
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* "[[Smug Alert!]]" - Butters replaces Kyle; Kenny is not present
*"[[Tsst]]" - Butters replaces Cartman
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* "[[Tsst]]" - Butters replaces Cartman
*"[[Hell on Earth 2006]]" - Butters, Token, Tweek, Jimmy; Kenny is not present
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* "[[Hell on Earth 2006]]" - Butters, Token, Tweek, Jimmy; Kenny is not present
*"[[Imaginationland]]" - Butters, Jimmy; Cartman is not present
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* "[[Imaginationland]]" - Butters, Jimmy; Cartman is not present
*"[[Canada on Strike]]" - Butters; Kenny is not featured
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* "[[Canada on Strike]]" - Butters; Kenny is not featured
*"[[The China Probrem]]" - Jimmy, Clyde; Cartman is not present
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* "[[The China Probrem]]" - Jimmy, Clyde; Cartman is not present
*"[[Pandemic]]" and "[[Pandemic 2: The Startling]]" - [[Craig Tucker|Craig]]
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* "[[Pandemic]]" and "[[Pandemic 2: The Startling]]" - [[Craig Tucker|Craig]]
*"[[Elementary School Musical]]" - [[Scott Malkinson]]; Stan is not with the boys for part of the episode
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* "[[Elementary School Musical]]" - [[Scott Malkinson]]; Stan is not with the boys for part of the episode
*"[[W.T.F.]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Token
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* "[[W.T.F.]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Token
*"[[The F Word]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Clyde, Token
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* "[[The F Word]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Clyde, Token
*"[[Pee]]" - Butters, Jimmy; Cartman is not with them and Kenny dies early on
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* "[[Pee]]" - Butters, Jimmy; Cartman is not with them and Kenny dies early on
*"[[Crippled Summer]]" - Butters, Clyde
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* "[[Crippled Summer]]" - Butters, Clyde
*"[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]", "[[Mysterion Rises]]", "[[Coon vs. Coon & Friends]]" - [[Bradley Biggle|Bradley]], Clyde, Token, Timmy; Cartman is kicked out
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* "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]", "[[Mysterion Rises]]", "[[Coon vs. Coon & Friends]]" - [[Bradley Biggle|Bradley]], Clyde, Token, Timmy; Cartman is kicked out
*"[[Funnybot]]" - Jimmy; Kenny is not present
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* "[[Funnybot]]" - Jimmy; Kenny is not present
*"[[Crack Baby Athletic Association]]" - Butters, Clyde, Craig; Stan does not join them and Kenny is not present
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* "[[Crack Baby Athletic Association]]" - Butters, Clyde, Craig; Stan does not join them and Kenny is not present
*"[[You're Getting Old]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Clyde, Craig, Timmy, Tweek
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* "[[You're Getting Old]]" - Butters, Jimmy, Clyde, Craig, Timmy, Tweek
*"[[Ass Burgers]]" - Butters; Stan is not present
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* "[[Ass Burgers]]" - Butters; Stan is not present
*"[[The Last of the Meheecans]] - Texans: Cartman, Clyde, Craig, Timmy, [[DogPoo Petuski|DogPoo]], [[Jason]]; Mexicans: Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Butters, Jimmy, Token
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* "[[The Last of the Meheecans]] - Texans: Cartman, Clyde, Craig, Timmy, [[DogPoo Petuski|DogPoo]], [[Jason]]; Mexicans: Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Butters, Jimmy, Token
*"[[Bass to Mouth]]" - Butters, Wendy, Craig, Token, Bebe, [[Red]]; Cartman is not present
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* "[[Bass to Mouth]]" - Butters, Wendy, Craig, Token, Bebe, [[Red]]; Cartman is not present
*"[[1%]]" - Token
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* "[[1%]]" - Token
*"[[Faith Hilling]]" - Butters
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* "[[Faith Hilling]]" - Butters
*"[[Obama Wins!]]" - Jimmy, Craig, Token; Cartman is not present
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* "[[Obama Wins!]]" - Jimmy, Craig, Token; Cartman is not present
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The Boys have the four main hair colors: black ([[Stan]]), red ([[Kyle]]), brown ([[Cartman]]) and blonde ([[Kenny]]). Even when Butters or Tweek replace Kenny, this remains the case.
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* The Boys have the four main hair colors: black ([[Stan Marsh|Sta]]), red ([[Kyle Broflovski|Kyle]]), blonde ([[Kenny McCormick|Kenny]]), and brown ([[Eric Cartman|Cartman]]). Even when [[Butters Stotch|Butters]] or [[Tweek Tweak|Tweek]] replace Kenny, this remains the case.
*The Boys have Afghan counterparts known as [[The Afghan Boys]].
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* The Boys have Afghan counterparts known as [[The Afghan Boys]].
*According to the commentary for "[[Professor Chaos]]", they planned on changing the fourth friend every run, but after Tweek they ultimately decided to bring back Kenny.
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* According to the commentary for "[[Professor Chaos]]", they planned on changing the fourth friend every run, but after Tweek they ultimately decided to bring back Kenny.
*Although there seems to be an ongoing rivalry between the Boys and [[Craig's Gang]] (as seen in the episodes "[[South Park is Gay!]]", "[[Good Times with Weapons]]" and "[[Quest for Ratings]]") the two groups often put aside their differences and coalesce into one group to pursue a greater cause ("[[Free Willzyx]]",, "[[Marjorine]]" and "[[Make Love, Not Warcraft]]", among others). In later seasons, Jimmy, Token, Clyde, and Craig are frequently seen hanging out with the Boys and Butters.
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* Although there seems to be an ongoing rivalry between the Boys and [[Craig's Gang]] (as seen in the episodes "[[South Park is Gay!]]", "[[Good Times with Weapons]]" and "[[Quest for Ratings]]") the two groups often put aside their differences and coalesce into one group to pursue a greater cause ("[[Free Willzyx]]", "[[Marjorine]]", and "[[Make Love, Not Warcraft]]", among others). In later seasons, Jimmy, Token, Clyde, and Craig are frequently seen hanging out with the Boys and Butters.
*[[Season Seventeen]] marks the first season in which the Boys were never seen functioning as a quartet. Every episode generally focused on 1 or 2 of the Boys, the kids as a whole, or supporting characters.
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* [[Season Seventeen]] marks the first season in which the Boys were never seen functioning as a quartet. Every episode generally focused on 1 or 2 of the Boys, the kids as a whole, or supporting characters.
*Kenny is the only one out of three of the boys to never have a grounded moment.
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* Kenny is the only one out of three of the boys to never have a grounded moment.
 
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The Boys is a group consisting of Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Eric Cartman. Earlier episodes usually opened with an establishing shot of the boys standing at the Bus Stop. They are also referred to as "Children" by Chef.

After Kenny's death, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman first replaced him with Butters Stotch for the first five episodes of Season Six. In "Professor Chaos," the boys hold a contest spoofing The Bachelor, and settle on replacing him with Tweek Tweak until "Child Abduction is Not Funny." Kenny permanently reappears in "Red Sleigh Down". Other boys in the 4th Grade (or the 3rd Grade, in the first three seasons) are usually included as part of the extended gang.

Appearance

Stan Marsh

Main article: Stan Marsh
StanMarsh

Stan Marsh

Stan is mostly commonly shown wearing a brown jacket with a red collar, a blue hat with a red puffball and rim, and blue jeans. Under his jacket, he either wears a red and blue baseball shirt or a white T-shirt/v-neck. He also wears a blue Terrance and Phillip shirt to bed and a green suit for special occasions. He has black hair.

Kyle Broflovski

Main article: Kyle Broflovski
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Kyle Broflovski

Kyle wears a greenish lime ushanka, a bright orange jacket, dark green pants, and lime-green mittens. He has red hair.

Kenny McCormick

Main article: Kenny McCormick
KennyMcCormick

Kenny McCormick

Kenny wears an orange parka, orange pants and brown gloves. Almost all of the time, Kenny has his hood on so that only his eyes are seen. Underneath his parka, he has blond hair.

Eric Cartman

Main article: Eric Cartman
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Eric Cartman

Cartman is obese. He wears a red jacket, yellow gloves, an aqua blue hat with a yellow puffball on top, brown pants, black shoes, and white socks. He sometimes wears a green t-shirt with a bear picture on under his jacket, a white tank top, and occasionally a dark red t-shirt. He has medium-brown hair and a double-chin. He also has triangular-shaped eyebrows in contrast to the other main boys' rectangular ones.

Personalities

Stan Marsh

Main article: Stan Marsh

Stan is generally the most tender and sensitive of the four boys. Stan has showed various positive traits, heroism, empathy, altruism, and various other positive traits. He is usually the one who is unaffected by the many scams, cults, and mass influences that South Park has been subjected to, and has a knack for seeing through falsely glorified practices and celebrities. Stan has been shown to have an overwhelmingly clearer understanding of scams and corporate corruption than anyone else in South Park, and has an especially good grasp of the dangers of cults. It is notable that he has a tendency to ridicule, make enemies out of, and/or bring shame to a very large number of celebrities that are shown in a poor light within the show.

Kyle Broflovski

Main article: Kyle Broflovski

Originally, Kyle's personality was extremely similar to Stan's - he had firm morals and generally was the "good boy" of the group, often being the one to deliver the "I learned something today" speech at the end of the episodes. After the abandoned plan to kill Kyle off in season 5 (that honor went, predictably, to Kenny) his personality was changed - most notably, his temper shortened considerably. Kyle has extremely strong beliefs, and when forced to question them, he becomes very upset and has somewhat of a short temper (especially when it comes to Cartman. This is has caused a lot of fights between the two boys). For the most part, Kyle bases his decisions on both his emotions and beliefs; therefore, he is easily coaxed into fights and manipulated by his feelings.

Kenny McCormick

Main article: Kenny McCormick

Kenny is the most sexually knowledgeable and experienced of the group. In earlier episodes, when an unknown term is introduced to Stan, Kyle and Cartman, Kenny will be called upon by his friends to clarify, although Kenny sometimes does not know the meaning of the term himself. His muffled responses are often met with laughter or further confusion.

Eric Cartman

Main article: Eric Cartman

Cartman is described in various terms; in short, he is an evil, vicious, angry, and insane child. He is the most foul-mouthed character in the show. He is also racist and stereotypes almost everyone he sees. The very dark, usually disturbing undertones to his personality often hint at an extreme mental imbalance. Apart from being portrayed as having a general lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, he also seems to take pleasure from others' misfortune and is generally unable to show empathy.

Absences

This is a list of episodes which did not feature all four boys in a prominent role.

Other Members

Occasionally, other classmates (almost always a boy) are considered a part of the group or replace a regular member. Some episodes, such as "Marjorine" and "Make Love, Not Warcraft," feature most or all of the 4th Grade boys (and Bridon in "T.M.I.") acting as a group, with Cartman usually portrayed as the leader.

Trivia

  • The Boys have the four main hair colors: black (Sta), red (Kyle), blonde (Kenny), and brown (Cartman). Even when Butters or Tweek replace Kenny, this remains the case.
  • The Boys have Afghan counterparts known as The Afghan Boys.
  • According to the commentary for "Professor Chaos", they planned on changing the fourth friend every run, but after Tweek they ultimately decided to bring back Kenny.
  • Although there seems to be an ongoing rivalry between the Boys and Craig's Gang (as seen in the episodes "South Park is Gay!", "Good Times with Weapons" and "Quest for Ratings") the two groups often put aside their differences and coalesce into one group to pursue a greater cause ("Free Willzyx", "Marjorine", and "Make Love, Not Warcraft", among others). In later seasons, Jimmy, Token, Clyde, and Craig are frequently seen hanging out with the Boys and Butters.
  • Season Seventeen marks the first season in which the Boys were never seen functioning as a quartet. Every episode generally focused on 1 or 2 of the Boys, the kids as a whole, or supporting characters.
  • Kenny is the only one out of three of the boys to never have a grounded moment.
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