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Tweek Tweak is a fourth-grade student at South Park Elementary. He drinks lots of coffee, which is laced with meth, which causes paranoia and jittery muscle spasms. He made his first appearance in the Season Two episode, "Gnomes", where it focused around him and The Boys doing a class project together.


His next major appearance was in "Tweek vs. Craig" where he and Craig Tucker were pitted against each other in a fight by the other children for amusement. He was later brought into the main group from the Season Six episodes "Professor Chaos" to "Child Abduction is Not Funny". He is mostly used as a background character after leaving the boys' group in Season Six but continues to make frequent appearances and have speaking roles in the series from time to time. He is still in the extended group, Coon and Friends, and his roles have increased significantly ever since "Tweek x Craig".

Criminal Record

  • Indecent exposure: During the Wieners Out Movement of Season Twenty, he joins Butters' cause and frequently exposes his genitals.
  • Sexual harassment (alleged): In "Sexual Harassment Panda", Mr. Mackey sued Tweek for commenting on the shape of his butt.
  • Assault: In "Tweek vs. Craig", Tweek beats up Craig and vice versa, and they later fight again in the hospital. Tweek gets into another fight with Craig in "Tweek x Craig". In "South Park is Gay!", Tweek was among the boys who beat up Kyle at the playground for not conforming to the metrosexual fad that had swept the town.
  • Drug abuse: Is seen drinking cough syrup in "Quest for Ratings". Tweek also unknowingly ingests meth regularly, as his parents lace their coffee with it.
  • Extortion/violation of firearm laws: In "Free Hat", Tweek threatens Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and, presumably, George Lucas with a bazooka, in an attempt to free Stan and Kyle and save the movie "Raiders of The Lost Ark" from being re-released and enhanced. In doing this, Tweek is also illegally using and possessing a bazooka, since he is a minor.
  • False imprisonment: In "Hooked on Monkey Fonics", Tweek was one of many students who helped duct tape Mark Cotswolds to a bench.


Beginning with "Tweek x Craig", Tweek is allegedly in a relationship with Craig Tucker. In "Wieners Out", Butters refers to the two as a gay couple when encouraging his male peers to join his movement. Despite their relationship being forced at the start, the two stay together of their own free will and are now more open about their sexualities and their relationship. In "Put It Down", Craig Tucker refers to Tweek as "honey" and "babe" even when not in front of other people. Assuming this means that they are actually in a relationship and they are not faking for publicity. This is further shown with them as adults in the future, where they still spend the most time together and are inferred to still be together.


It is shown that Tweek can play the piano relatively well when not under stress. Tweek is also quite good at fighting as shown in "Tweek vs. Craig", where Tweek and Craig have each other beaten up to the point of hospitalization. In "Put It Down", Tweek makes a batch of cupcakes in hope that the North Korean president would not attack South Park. Kim Jong-Un loved the cupcakes, implying that Tweek is a good baker.


In "Put It Down", Tweek is shown to be able to play the piano. At the start of the episode, due to him panicking, he was just hitting the keys and screaming, however, during the final song, Tweek is shown to play the piano very well.


Tweek has messy blond hair and wears an incorrectly-buttoned, navy-green shirt with blue pants. In "Gnomes", his physical appearance was slightly different from more recent episodes; instead of a green collar, he had a black one, wears an undershirt, and his jeans were also of a darker color. During the metrosexual fad in "South Park is Gay!", he appeared in a pink track jacket with slicked down, tinted hair along with lowlights.

In "T.M.I.", it is shown that he has grown 1.9 inches since the last physical and with a penis length of 1.45 inches. According to the list made in the episode, Tweek probably has the smallest penis size among the boys besides Eric Cartman, although it cannot be certain due to Chris Andrews' being covered by Craig's arm when posting it on the wall of the school hall with Clyde, meaning it might be the third smallest.

In South Park: Post Covid, Tweek appears as an adult man. He still has messy blonde hair, although it is longer than it used to be. He also has slightly sunken cheeks and eye bags, blond eyebrows, a nose, a white undershirt, blue pants, gray trekking shoes, and a similar sleeved-up green shirt, this time properly buttoned up.

To see images of Tweek Tweak, visit Tweek Tweak/Gallery.



Tweek finding his center.

Tweek is rarely seen smiling or expressing positive emotions, being almost constantly on the verge of outright panic. He is usually seen gritting his teeth or generally flipping out. Sometimes he may seem slightly calmer with less twitches and spasms when around his boyfriend Craig Tucker. He also appears to be easily manipulated, making him a frequent pawn of Cartman's plots ("The Simpsons Already Did It", "Free Hat") although he does maintain a disliking to Cartman as most others do.

Tweek does not fare well under stress, often experiencing feelings of extreme paranoia whenever he is given a task to complete. This, in addition to his general forgetfulness and lack of focus, has given him the reputation of being highly unreliable. Apart from being easily excitable and prone to panicking, Tweek has also shown signs of exaggerated paranoia, often dreaming up of (mostly unfounded) negative eventualities to simple actions. When under extreme stress, he has also been known to retreat into his imagination ("find [his] center"), often picturing peaceful, grassy fields or tranquil landscapes to calm himself down.

By contrast, he has also been shown to have a strong moral center and a willingness to act upon it. For example, he stood up for his friends in "Free Hat", wielding an RPG and telling Steven Spielberg, "All I want are my friends!" Although he is easily manipulated, he usually does not willingly take a role in Cartman's schemes, remaining neutral or passive.


According to his parents, Tweek suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), but it is revealed in South Park: The Stick of Truth that his parents lace his coffee (and all the coffee they sell) with Meth, which he drinks like water. Whenever they think he needs to calm down, they just give him more coffee. He twitches similar to Rebecca Cotswolds or Thomas, which is likely caused by all of the coffee (or meth) he drinks. Craig Tucker, as shown in "Tweek x Craig", can calm him down and stop him twitching - briefly.


Parents Richard and Mrs. Tweak


Tweek with his parents.

Richard and Mrs. Tweak own a local coffee shop. They supply their son with coffee (mixed with grounded meth), unaware it is the cause of Tweek's physical and mental problems, they instead blame it on his attention deficit disorder.

They are not shown to be the best parents; in "Tweek vs. Craig", Tweek's father tries to communicate through long-winded anecdotes that "never go anywhere" while in "Gnomes", he uses flowery similes and metaphors ("A light rain in the middle of a dusty afternoon, or a hug from your dear old aunt...") that sometimes exasperate his son. Exasperated, Tweek once exclaims "You guys never help me! Your stories never go anywhere! I hate it! I want out! I want out!"

In "Child Abduction is Not Funny", they cause Tweek's nervousness to skyrocket when they turn their home into a virtual prison and conduct random safety drills after stories regarding child abduction surface on the news. It is Tweek's parents' clumsy approach to parenting that almost gets him kidnapped by a child molester (the Ghost of Human Kindness), precipitating the events of the episode.

During "Tweek x Craig", his parents were amongst the majority of the town in support of Tweek and Craig's spontaneous relationship. While at dinner his father readily shows his support for his son supposedly being a homosexual. They further supported Tweek's relationship by being hospitable to Craig once he comes to visit Tweek, offering him coffee. However, the episode also implies that they, or at least Richard, are only supportive of Tweek because having a gay son makes them seem more progressive and better parents, as Richard callously tells Tweek that he always assumed he was "just a spaz". This is repeated in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, where Richard asks the New Kid to help get Tweek and Craig to make up because having a gay son is good for business.


In "City People", Tweek's grandmother can be seen on the toilet as Cartman is showing the City People around the house. Details of her relationship with him is unknown, but it can be assumed she is either visiting or now lives with Tweek and his parents.

Stripe #4

Nothing is known about Tweek's relationship with his co-owned guinea pig, other than the fact that he bought Stripe #4 for his boyfriend, Craig.


Craig's Gang

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Tweek as part of Craig's Gang.

Craig's gang consistently includes Craig, Tolkien, and Clyde, while Tweek often plays a role as the fourth member. Depending on the situation, the fourth member is sometimes Jimmy Valmer instead.

Craig Tucker

Craig is Tweek’s boyfriend. Tweek and Craig's first notable interaction was their fight in "Tweek vs. Craig". In the episode, the two were repeatedly goaded into fighting each other for the other boys' entertainment. However, the animosity between them seems to have been resolved, and as they are often seen together, they may be assumed to be friends.


Craig and Tweek before their fight in "Tweek vs. Craig".

Notably, Tweek can be seen with Craig in the majority of his background appearances. In "Ginger Kids", they are trapped in a cage together, and in "The Wacky Molestation Adventure", they are on the same side of the town. In "I'm a Little Bit Country", Tweek is seen working in the same study group as Craig, in "Make Love, Not Warcraft", they are playing football together along with Tolkien, Clyde, and Kevin, and at the end of "Proper Condom Use", they can be seen standing next to each other. Tweek also hides scared behind Craig in "Marjorine", when they are all spying on the girls' house. In "You're Getting Old", they sit next to each other at Stan's birthday table. At the school assemblies, they are often seen sitting next to each other.

In "Tweek x Craig", the new female Asian students are drawing Yaoi pictures of Tweek and Craig in love. To stop the drawings, the two stage a fake breakup, but Tweek goes too far and makes Craig out to be a cheater by inventing a "Michael" character for dramatic effect. The two later reunite after their breakup crushes the town's spirit, and are seen holding hands and playing video games with each other. In "PC Principal Final Justice", they are seen holding hands still in the school hallway.

In "Wieners Out", they are seen together in the gymnasium watching the girls volleyball game and then proceed to flash their genitals during the national anthem in support of Butters' movement. In "The End of Serialization as We Know It", Kyle commands Tweek and Craig to respond to his offensive posts towards gay people.

Despite originally maintaining a fake relationship for the sake of the town, the two end up staying together by choice even after the town loses interest. Craig refers to Tweek as his boyfriend in South Park: The Fractured But Whole and openly tells the player that he is gay. It is also revealed that Tweek bought Craig his fourth guinea pig.

In the Season Twenty-One episode, "Put It Down", Tweek stresses over nuclear bomb threats made by North Korea. Craig suggests that he make cupcakes for them, and this worked until President Garrison insisted that Tweek had pooped in the cupcake batter, and continued to make things worse with several other tweets. Craig tries his best to make Tweek feel better by giving him logical answers, which only made things worse. But after hearing Heidi's speech about grieving, he comforts Tweek and talks with him about how he is feeling, helping him truly feel better.

The Boys


Tweek with Stan, Kyle and Cartman.

In "Gnomes", Mr. Garrison places Tweek in the boys' group for their homework assignment. The boys initially express their disdain at this, saying "Dude, we can't work with this kid!" However, as the episode progresses, they slowly warm to him.

In later episodes, Tweek is shown to consider the main boys as his friends. In the episode "Professor Chaos", he is chosen to take the position of the fourth friend in the sixth season to replace Butters. In "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", when the boys decide they have to make room for Bebe in their group, Kyle and Stan defend Tweek and kick Cartman out instead.

He also seems to enjoy hanging out with the boys, however, it is shown that Tweek does not want to be a part of the strange, crazy adventures that the boys regularly embark on, at one point in "The Simpsons Already Did It" remarking, "That's it, man! I want nothing more to do with you guys!"

Tweek is never officially kicked out of the group, as Butters was, but judging from his unexplained absence following "A Ladder to Heaven", it is assumed that he could no longer handle the pressure of the boys' crazy adventures and drifted back to his old friends. However, he stays on friendly terms with the main boys too, often being invited to help with their latest schemes.

Eric Cartman

Cartman has nothing against Tweek (even electing to replace Kyle instead of Tweek initially when they wanted to let Bebe in the group in "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society"), but Tweek seems to harbor some dislike for Cartman.

In "Free Hat", Cartman pressured Tweek into making hats and threatened him into shaping up, or else, he would be kicked out of the group. Later on in the episode, when Kyle, Stan, and Cartman are being held hostage by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, Tweek comes to save them wielding an RPG, saying, "All I want are my friends!" Cartman seems touched by this, until Tweek adds, "Except for Cartman, you can keep him." That being said, Tweek is one student that Eric has a genuine friendship with.

Social Standing in General

Tweek is rarely seen by himself; he is almost always shown with a peer or a group of peers. He also placed in the top ten on the girls' list of cutest boys.

In "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", Tweek is invited to the girls' big whore party, along with the rest of the boys, excluding Cartman.

However, his appearances have tapered off in recent seasons, and he is conspicuous by his absence from the rest of the group's slumber party in "The Last of the Meheecans".



Tweek also has a couple of involuntary verbal tics, like "nngh!" and "gah!", which interpose his dialogue.

  • "Oh man, this is way too much pressure!"
  • "Gah!"
  • "Oh Jesus!"
  • "Ahhh!"
  • "Eeek!"

Video Games

South Park Rally

Tweek serves as an unlockable character in the racing game South Park Rally. To unlock him, the player must enter championship mode with any character and collect five caffeine turbos (blue speed lines on the blue item box) during the spring cleaning race.

South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!

Tweek plays a small role in the storyline of South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! and appears at the end of the "Great Wall of South Park" level to inform the player the villain is hiding at the Docks, panicking that he was explicitly told not to tell him. The boys show a lack of trust in him and run off to fight without him. He is in the same "Medic"-type class as Kyle Broflovski, Timmy Burch, and Bebe Stevens, moving quickly but dealing minimal damage. His special ability causes light himself on fire and as long as he is on fire, any enemy he touches is dealt with heavy damage or dies.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Tweek plays a moderate role in this game, taking on the persona Wonder Tweek. Therapy Wars is the most prominent quest Tweek is part of. This specific quest is unlocked after the New Kid completes Ghost Reconciler and ends with a battle against the Therapy Kids with Mr. Mackey. During this battle, a team ultimate will become unlocked for both Super Craig and Tweek. When the fight is over, the New Kid will receive the Triumph of the Heart artifact and Tweek and Craig's character sheets.

As well as giving two quests to the New Kid, Tweek is a playable character with abilities that can heal, chill, shock, and deal moderate to low damage.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Hot Coffee is part of the main quest where Cartman asks the player to recruit Tweek. He can be found in the Tweek Bros. Coffeehouse behind the door marked Employees Only. He sends Douchebag on a mission to get the "Special Delivery" from Kenny McCormick's house since he would not be allowed to play with the boys until he finishes his chores. Once Douchebag obtains the delivery from the meth-making tweakers in Kenny's garage, he returns to Tweek's house, where Tweek friends him on Facebook and his father allows him to go play.

He also assists in aiding the raid on the Inn of the Giggling Donkey, coming in after Cartman tells the player to go and rescue Princess Kenny. While not playing an actual role here, he goes along with the others to aid Cartman while the player heads upstairs.

He is seen again at the school if the player decides to side with Cartman rather than Kyle. Here, he is assisting in the fight against the elves alongside the player. He sends the player a message asking if everyone was dead and is not seen again after this.

If you talk to him after the end of the game, he will say that he is glad yesterday is over, while worrying that today might be worse. He will also say that he cannot talk because he needs to practice.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

There are 5 cards featuring Tweek in South Park: Phone Destroyer. Most of his cards focus on damaging enemies when summoned. All of his cards, except Imp Tweek, are Ranged units.

Outlaw Tweek is a 4-Cost Common Ranged unit of the Adventure theme. When summoned, he will throw a stick of dynamite at a random enemy, making them take area damage.

Warboy Tweek is a 3-Cost Rare Ranged unit of the Sci-fi theme. When summoned, he will give all allies a speed buff for 4.5 seconds.

Imp Tweek is a 4-Cost Epic Fighter of the Mystical theme that sees Tweek but he has devil horns and wings. He is a flyer. Originally, when summoned, Imp Tweek would swap places with the nearest enemy, but it was later changed so that when summoned, he will drag the nearest enemy to him, engulfing them in a fiery tornado that makes them take damage and stun until they reach him.

Robin Tweek is a 3-Cost Common Ranged unit of the Fantasy theme that sees in an outfit resembling Robin Hood. When summoned, he will give the nearest ally a large buff to their max HP, though his previously gave the buff to a random ally.

Wonder Tweek is a 4-Cost Rare Ranged unit of the Superheroes theme that sees Tweek in his superhero costume from South Park: The Fractured But Whole. When summoned, he will create an electric tornado that pushes all enemies in place for a few seconds and damages them.

South Park: Snow Day!

Tweek, along with Craig, serve as the proprietors for the Bazaar, a shop selling various cosmetic items in exchange for Platinum Points.


Although Tweek has fewer speaking roles than other background characters such as Craig or Clyde, he generally plays a larger role in the episodes in which he does appear.

In the Season Six episodes "The Simpsons Already Did It", "Red Hot Catholic Love", "Free Hat", "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", and "Child Abduction is Not Funny", he replaces Butters (who in turn replaced Kenny) as the fourth friend.

Following "Child Abduction is Not Funny", Tweek stopped appearing as part of the main group, due primarily to Kenny's re-introduction, first as a spirit sharing Cartman's body, and later when he was brought back permanently in "Red Sleigh Down". He has made several background appearances but does not have another major role until the episode "Tweek x Craig", in Season Nineteen.




Tweek as a Mongolian in "Child Abduction is Not Funny".

  • His weight was mentioned as 48lbs in "Tweek vs. Craig".
  • Tweek has been shown to pull his hair out of stress.
  • Tweek goes to a "happy place" when he wants to calm down in "Free Hat".
  • Tweek seemed to practice fatalism in the episode "Free Hat".
  • Tweek was worshiped as a deity by the "sea people" in the episode "The Simpsons Already Did It", though he was not pleased about it. All his followers were quickly killed in conflict with Cartman's followers.
  • Tweek does not appear in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and is the only student in Mr. Garrison's classroom at the time of the movie's airing that is not seen.
  • Tweek speaks fluent Mongolian, as do the other kids, which he puts to use when he talks to the Mongolian warriors he lives with for a short time in "Child Abduction is Not Funny".
  • Tweek has not regularly appeared in Mr. Garrison's class since "Breast Cancer Show Ever". though he appears in it again in "Royal Pudding" and appeared in it in a deleted scene of "Medicinal Fried Chicken". He would also later return in "The Pandemic Special", though he appears to be running out of a different classroom in "Back To The Cold War".
  • In later seasons, Tweek seems to have gotten better with his shaking and eye ticks.
  • It is hinted that Tweek, along with his parents, are supposed methheads; during South Park: The Stick of Truth, he sends Douchebag to fetch "the package" from the McCormicks' meth lab and deliver it to Tweek Bros. Coffeehouse for mixing into the coffee. Richard Tweak takes a test lick of the meth after its delivery and mentions "it's good shit". This hints that the meth in the coffee is actually what causes his nervous, jittery condition.
  • Despite claiming otherwise, Tweek appears to be a very good actor, as in "Tweek x Craig", he was able to convince the school that his "break-up" with Craig is genuine. For a second after his performance, he smiles, suggesting he thought he did well with his acting.
  • Tweek appears slightly shorter than other students, as his legs show less than others. This could be referencing the popular belief that coffee stunts growth in children.
  • In "Cripple Fight", a boy who looks like Tweek with black hair is seen sitting among the boy scouts.
  • Tweek may suffer from trichotillomania, which is an impulsive disorder when people pull out their hair or someone else's.
  • Tweek, along with Craig, is the first child character on the show to be in a same-sex relationship.
  • Despite having anxiety, Craig gets a Buddha Box instead of Tweek.

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