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"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka"
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Episode no. Season 2
Episode 6
Production no. 206
Original airdate June 10, 1998
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"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka" is the sixth episode of Season Two, and the 19th overall episode of South Park. It originally aired on June 10, 1998.[1]

Synopsis

Jimbo and Ned's efforts to drive up the ratings for their new hunting show on the cable access channel threatens to edge out an old favorite, Jesus and Pals.[1]

Plot

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Plot details follow.

The boys and their classmates are assigned by Herbert Garrison to interview Vietnam War veterans for a school project, and they decide to interview Stan's Uncle Jimbo and his friend Ned, who now host a popular public access show, Huntin' and Killin'. The two tell a highly fabricated and whitewashed story of American camps having amusement park rides and claim that they single-handedly defeated the entire Viet Cong army, but the boys' report receives an "F-" because Garrison believes that Jimbo and Ned completely made up their story. The boys, furious, plot revenge against Jimbo and Ned for lying to them. They make bogus videos of the legendary "Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka", which they send to Jimbo and Ned who then in turn reveal it on their show, Huntin' and Killin, believing it to be a genuine footage.

The show becomes slightly more successful, which leads to a decline in ratings of their competitor, the talk show Jesus and Pals. The latter show undergoes major format changes to include mot scandalous and outrageous content due to the actions of one of the show's producers, despite Jesus' criticism of the idea. Meanwhile, Jimbo and Ned go searching for the Staring Frog in the wild with a photographer who is also a veteran and reminisces with them about the amusement park rides, suggesting their story was more truthful than it sounded, while the boys set up a fake frog for them to videotape. Jimbo and Ned arrve to confront the frog, which according to legend can kill with a glance; Ned sees the fake frog the boys set up and becomes comatose from pure fear, and when in the hospital, the boys confess their misdeed. This leads to Jimbo, Ned (though still comatose), and the boys all being shown on Jesus and Pals, arranged by the show's producer.

Without Jesus' knowledge, the producer arranges for them to lie on the air to improve ratings, having Jimbo claim that Stan is a drug-addicted Satan-worshiper, and having Stan claim that Jimbo molested him, and encouraging them to exhibit violence and anger toward one another. When this chaos breaks out on the show, Jesus screams "Shut the fuck up!" at everybody and discovers the truth about everything, finding out that his producer is behind much of the trouble. He helps the boys patch things up with Jimbo, who admits he embellished the story to some degree, and he admits Ned will be fine. They question the whereabouts of Jesus' producer, and he merely responds that he sent her away; as punishment to his producer, he fires her and sends her to Hell, where she meets Satan and Saddam Hussein, foreshadowing the events that will unfold in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and later in the two-parter episodes, "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" and "Probably".

References


  206: "The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka" edit
Story Elements

Huntin' and Killin'Jesus and PalsJimbo KernNed GerblanskiJesus and Pals ProducerJesus ChristVietnamHell"Huntin' and Killin'" (Song) • "Time of the Season" • "Nothing From Nothing"

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Release

South Park: The Complete Second Season

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