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"The Succubus"
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Episode no. Season 3
Episode 3
Production no. 303
Original airdate April 21, 1999
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"The Succubus" is the third episode of Season Three, and the 34th overall episode of South Park. It first aired on April 21, 1999.[1]


Chef's parents arrive in South Park from Scotland fresh from an encounter with the Loch Ness Monster to attend Chef's wedding.[1]


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Plot details follow.

Cartman goes to the eye doctor and has to wear a huge pair of glasses. He is especially angry at the fact that the doctor constantly mocks him because of his weight. At lunchtime, Cartman shows up in front of Stan, Kyle, and Kenny, since he never misses lunch. The boys go in to get their lunch, but instead of Chef, there is a skinny white guy called Mr. Derp, a funny-but-illiterate man who irritates the boys, with the exception of Cartman.

After school, the boys go to Chef's house and discover he is engaged to a woman named Veronica. They discover Chef has quit his job and has become an overall duller and lamer of a person to them. Veronica even plays a hypnotic song for the boys, which they all hate. The next day, the boys visit Chef at his new job. Chef tells Cartman he should get laser corrective surgery for his eyes when Cartman asks for advice. Chef then tells the boys he will meet them after school to play ball, but fails to show up to the anger of the boys, who realize something is very wrong.

After class, the boys ask Mr. Garrison for advice. He tells them that the woman is probably a Succubus, a female demon sent from Hell to suck the life out of men and that she just "screws them and leaves them". The boys tell Garrison that he is quite good at advice, which he is happy to hear. Mr. Hat tells him he "isn't fooling anybody" by pretending to like women, heavily implying that he is gay.

The boys go to tell Chef that Veronica is a succubus, Cartman is then dragged away by his mom to go for his laser corrective surgery. When they arrive at Chef's house they are greeted by Thomas and Nellie McElroy (Chef's parents) who announced he is getting married. Chef's parents then proceed to tell the boys about their alleged encounters with the Loch Ness Monster, much to their displeasure. Unfortunately for the boys, Chef is too busy to talk.

Cartman has to stay in bed after the eye doctor ruined his corrective surgery. Veronica comes to see him and shows him that she baked him a pie. Stan, Kyle, and Kenny say they know what she is, but Veronica convinces them that she is not a monster. However, her face suddenly transforms into that of a demon and she says in a demonic voice they cannot stop her from marrying Chef the next day before leaving. Terrified, the boys realize they have to stop Veronica at all costs. At the party before the wedding, the boys tell everyone that Veronica is a succubus which makes her cry. Chef chases the boys out angrily.

The boys stay up all night researching the "succubus" and how to stop her; they discover that to stop her they must sing her song backward. They figure out her song is "The Morning After" which she constantly sings. The boys learn the lyrics backward and prepare for the wedding.

At the service, they stay calm until the wedding vows, during which they tell Cartman to play the tape of the song's music backward, but it is delayed because Cartman dozes off from the lack of sleep. Veronica transforms into her demonic form and begins to fly around and destroy the church, scaring off most of the attendees. Unfortunately, Cartman's tape recorder jams, and when Kenny tries to fix it, the Succubus jumps on Kenny, crushing him to death. Fortunately, the tape resumes and the boys finish the song, defeating the Succubus and sending her back to the depths of Hell. They apologize to Chef but upon seeing what he almost did, he thanks the boys. Everybody leaves content, but Cartman, still disoriented, asks, "Is Kenny OK?"

Later at the eye clinic, Cartman gets the doctor to give him an eye transplant, giving him the frozen head of Kenny.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Succubus (Season 3, Episode 3).

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Story Elements

ChefMr. DerpVeronicaThomas McElroyNellie McElroyDoctor Lout • "The Morning After" • "Love Bug" •


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