South Park Archives

Fat Camp "Fat Camp" "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" "A Very Crappy Christmas" A Very Crappy Christmas
"The Wacky Molestation Adventure"
2382615145 ab6347760c
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 16
Production no. 416
Original airdate December 13, 2000
Episode chronology
Previous Next
"Fat Camp" "A Very Crappy Christmas"
List of all South Park episodes

"The Wacky Molestation Adventure" is the sixteenth episode of Season Four, and the 64th overall episode of South Park. It aired on December 13, 2000.[1]


To get back at his parents for not letting him go to a concert, Kyle tells the police that his parents molested him. Soon, the whole town is free of adults and divided into two rival cities.[1]


SPW pic -- Spoiler Spoiler warning!
Plot details follow.

Cartman has four tickets to the "Raging Pussies" concert, and the boys all want to go. When Kyle asks his parents for permission they characteristically forbid him from going by stating that the concert is "dangerous and vile". After negotiating relentlessly with them, Kyle's mom sarcastically agrees that Kyle can go if he cleans out the garage, shovels all the snow from the driveway and brings democracy to Cuba, all of which Kyle manages to achieve. Despite his success, his parents still refuse to let him go to the concert. In his fury, he questions his parents' authority and angrily wishes that he had no parents at all, much to Kyle's parents' shock.

When Kyle shares his frustration with his friends, Cartman suggests that he call the police and claim that his parents have been "molestering" him with a use of "bad touch", which will make them go away (a trick he played on his mother's ex-boyfriend). After some practice to get the accusation right, Kyle makes the call and the police arrest his parents, much to their horror. The boys then go to the concert and Kyle later hosts a party at his parent-free home and dances in his underwear. Seeing how liberated they are without parents, all of the children begin calling the police on their parents and teachers resulting in the adults being taken to prison. Even Shelly, Stan's sister, is arrested after she starts to attack Stan as he celebrates their parents' arrest. Before long, only the children populate the town, which is a slight parody of the 1984 horror film Children of the Corn.

Meanwhile, a couple from out of town, Mark and Linda Cotner, is having car trouble as they approach the limits of "Smiley Town" (the South Park sign has been overwritten with "Smiley Town"). They make it to a garage where they meet Butters and Craig. They ask for the nearest phone and are told that it is in "Treasure Cove". They also discover that South Park has been divided into "Smiley Town" and "Treasure Cove" by a long white line. Mark and Linda attempt to enter "Treasure Cove" but are attacked and driven back into Smiley Town. Craig and others come to their rescue and take them to meet the mayor of "Smiley Town" a.k.a, Cartman. Knowing that a ritual called "Carousel" is going to be held that night, Cartman asks Mark and Linda to go to Treasure Cove and retrieve a book for him. Getting the book will force a member of Treasure Cove to be sacrificed to The Provider. Mark and Linda agree to help find the book, are attacked by residents of Treasure Cove, and taken back to the elementary school where Stan and Kyle are in charge.

Stan asks why Mark and Linda are helping the "fat ass" and offers to get them to the nearest phone if Mark and Linda agrees to help them instead. He then tells them the story of "the before time", In this story, a group of people lived under strict rules imposed by authority figures referred to as "birth-givers". One individual, called the "fatass", devised a plan to make the birth-givers disappear using a mysterious "magic M word". This action resulted in a chaotic aftermath where the community struggled to survive without essential resources. They turned to worshiping a figure called "the Provider", but disagreements arose over how to worship. The fatass assumed positions of power such as school principal and mayor, causing further division within the community. The Provider becomes angry, leading to a ritual at Carousel where a book exchange is necessary to prevent harm. Despite the challenges, there's hope that one day the Provider will restore things to how they were in the distant past. Mark and Linda then agree to get the book from Smiley Town. Meanwhile, their parents are in prison working out their "sick sexual urges" with a counselor who helps them identify alternative activities to molesting their children.

Back in South Park, Mark gets Smiley Town's book for Stan and Mayor Cartman chooses Butters to be sacrificed. Realizing the danger to Butters, Mark and Linda attempt to interfere with the ceremony. In response, Cartman threatens to call the police and claim that the couple "molestered" the children. Mark realizes that the town has descended into anarchy because the parents were all falsely accused of molesting the children. He explains to the kids in a speech that their parents, the "birth givers", are their providers. The word "parents" resonates with the children and causes them to begin to remember. It turns out it has only been ten days since the town's parents and adults left. They allow Mark to make his important phone call and to also call the police, clearing their parents of all wrongdoing. Mark tells Linda that maybe they should have children, but after all they have been through, she decides to get her tubes tied.

As the children await the return of their parents, and Mark and Linda drive up and reveal that Mark got the job that his "important call" was for: The manager of a Denny's restaurant in Breckenridge. When the parents arrive they now believe they are "cured" of the "sick sexual urges" that they never had (even though they now believe they actually had molested their kids). The parents are reunited with their children and Cartman, Stan, and Kyle (and Kenny's parents look all over for Kenny who was sacrificed), are confused by their parents' actions. Ultimately, to Mark and Linda's horror, the boys decide that they do not care about their parent's odd behavior since the problem had seemed to resolve itself and go to build a snow igloo.


  416: "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" edit
Story Elements

Fidel CastroJohn ElwayMark CotnerLinda CotnerTreasure CoveSmileyTown • "Democracy in Cuba" • "Old Time Rock and Roll"


ImagesScriptExtrasWatch Episode


South Park: The Complete Fourth Season