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The Best Episodes of South Park

Every episode of South Park ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of South Park!

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Genres:AnimationComedy

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The best episode of "South Park" is "Scott Tenorman Must Die", rated 9.6/10 from 10596 user votes. It was directed by Eric Stough and written by Trey Parker. "Scott Tenorman Must Die" aired on 7/11/2001 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Make Love, Not Warcraft".

  • Scott Tenorman Must Die
    9.6/10 10,596 votes

    #1 - Scott Tenorman Must Die

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2001-07-11

    Cartman goes medieval on Scott Tenorman's ass when ginger-haired Scott tricks our supple hero into buying his pubic hair for $16.12. Radiohead guest stars and plays a role in Cartman's elaborate scheme at getting sweet revenge on his unsuspecting foe.

    Director: Eric Stough

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Make Love, Not Warcraft
    9.5/10 9,007 votes

    #2 - Make Love, Not Warcraft

    Season 10 Episode 8 - Aired 2006-10-04

    A renegade player threatens the Massively Multiplayer Online game World of Warcraft and the fate of the game lay in the hands of Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Matt Stone, Trey Parker

  • The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers
    9.4/10 5,991 votes

    #3 - The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers

    Season 6 Episode 13 - Aired 2002-11-13

    The boys are on a mission: return "The Lord of the Rings" to the Two Towers Video Store in Conifer. But this is no ordinary copy. Butters, the evil sixth graders, and the boys' parents all try to steal the ring, er tape, from the boys. Will they succeed?

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Casa Bonita
    9.2/10 5,096 votes

    #4 - Casa Bonita

    Season 7 Episode 11 - Aired 2003-11-12

    Kyle is going to Casa Bonita for his birthday, but he can only bring three friends. He chooses Stan, Kenny, and Butters. Cartman, outraged by not being chosen, comes up with a plan to take Butters out of the picture.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Good Times with Weapons
    9.2/10 5,374 votes

    #5 - Good Times with Weapons

    Season 8 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-03-17

    South Park takes on the look of Japanese Anime. The boys are transformed into Japanese Warriors after they buy martial arts weapons at a local flea market. Their sworn enemy, Professor Chaos, confronts them and a highly stylized battle ensues.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • AWESOM-O
    9.2/10 5,350 votes

    #6 - AWESOM-O

    Season 8 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-04-14

    Cartman dresses up like a robot, calls himself AWESOM-O, and moves in with Butters. His plan is to learn all of Butter’s innermost secrets and then use them against him. While Butters is thrilled to have found a new best friend, the Army believes AWESOM-O is some new secret weapon, and Hollywood is after the phony robot to develop their next big blockbuster.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Woodland Critter Christmas
    9.1/10 5,187 votes

    #7 - Woodland Critter Christmas

    Season 8 Episode 14 - Aired 2004-12-15

    Stan is approached by the forest critters and asked to help them build a manger in anticipation of the birth of their Lord and Savior. Stan complies, only to find out that they serve a very different Lord.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • The Death of Eric Cartman
    9.1/10 4,677 votes

    #8 - The Death of Eric Cartman

    Season 9 Episode 6 - Aired 2005-04-13

    Butters is freaked out when he thinks he can communicate with the dead. Although his parents have made it clear to him there are no such things as ghosts, Butters is sure one is haunting him. Butters knows he has to give up his ghost pal or be put into a mental institution.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Trapped in the Closet
    9.1/10 5,412 votes

    #9 - Trapped in the Closet

    Season 9 Episode 12 - Aired 2005-11-16

    Religious leaders recognize Stan as the second coming and a whole soap opera unfolds with the help of a famous R&B singer. The results of Stan’s personality test reveal that he’s depressed. While Stan looks to a new religion for answers, the church leaders recognize Stan as the second coming. Some A-List Hollywood celebrities join the faithful who have set up camp right in front of Stan’s house.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Tsst
    9.1/10 4,734 votes

    #10 - Tsst

    Season 10 Episode 7 - Aired 2006-05-03

    When Cartman's mom realizes she can't control her son anymore, she gets help from an expert. Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer" takes on the challenge and while he might have what it takes, Eric Cartman's not going down without a fight.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker, Jane Bussmann

  • Grounded Vindaloop
    9.1/10 4,785 votes

    #11 - Grounded Vindaloop

    Season 18 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-11-12

    Butters is convinced that he’s living in a virtual reality. When he suddenly goes rogue and wreaks havoc at home and all over South Park, everyone struggles to figure out what’s real.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Cartman Joins NAMBLA
    9.0/10 4,284 votes

    #12 - Cartman Joins NAMBLA

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2000-06-21

    Cartman decides to seek the friendship of older men. Using the Internet, he makes a connection with men who love to hang out with little boys. An organization called NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) holds a meeting in South Park and Cartman becomes their poster child. The boys learn how much an adult can really love a child.

    Director: Eric Stough

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Butters' Very Own Episode
    9.0/10 4,558 votes

    #13 - Butters' Very Own Episode

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 2001-12-12

    Butters finds out what his father has been up to late at night and when his mother hears, she overreacts by trying to kill her son and then herself back at home. After returning home and forgiving her husband, she realizes what she has done to her son and they spin a story to the media to cover their tracks. Meanwhile, Butters obsesses with returning home so that he can join his parents for an anniversary dinner at Bennigan’s.

    Director: Eric Stough

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Christian Rock Hard
    9.0/10 4,461 votes

    #14 - Christian Rock Hard

    Season 7 Episode 9 - Aired 2003-10-29

    The boys have hit a crossroads with their band "Moop." Cartman wants the band to play Christian Rock, and leaves the band when Stan, Kyle, and Kenny don't agree. Before leaving, Cartman bets Kyle $10 that he will get a platinum album with a Christian Rock band before "Moop" can.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Imaginationland
    9.0/10 4,872 votes

    #15 - Imaginationland

    Season 11 Episode 10 - Aired 2007-10-17

    When the entire contents of the world's imagination lay open before them, Stan and Kyle step right in. Back in South Park, Cartman swears he's seen a leprechaun.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Imaginationland, Episode III
    9.0/10 4,231 votes

    #16 - Imaginationland, Episode III

    Season 11 Episode 12 - Aired 2007-10-31

    Inside Imaginationland, Stan and Butters engage in the battle of their lives as they fight the army of evil imaginary forces. Meanwhile, Cartman goes all the way to the Supreme Court to get Kyle to suck his balls.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Cartmanland
    8.9/10 4,218 votes

    #17 - Cartmanland

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2001-07-25

    Cartman inherits one million dollars from his grandmother, fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning his own amusement park, Cartmanland! A hemorrhoid erupts in Kyle's ass when he learns of Cartman's undeserved fortune, making him question the very existence of God, and whether there's a reason to stay alive in a world where someone like Cartman is happy.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • All About Mormons
    8.9/10 4,182 votes

    #18 - All About Mormons

    Season 7 Episode 12 - Aired 2003-11-19

    A new student, Gary Harrison, joins the 4th grade. Gary is a Mormon from Utah. The children decide he needs to get his ass kicked, and they choose Stan to do it. After an awkward exchange of words, Stan is invited to Gary's house, where he learns all about Mormons.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Cartman Sucks
    8.9/10 4,247 votes

    #19 - Cartman Sucks

    Season 11 Episode 2 - Aired 2007-03-14

    Butters' dad sends him off to special camp to "Pray the Gay Away" when he believes that his son is bi-curious after catching him in a compromising position with Cartman. Meanwhile, Cartman does his best to retrieve a photo of him in that compromising position before too many people find out about it.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Le Petit Tourette
    8.9/10 4,290 votes

    #20 - Le Petit Tourette

    Season 11 Episode 8 - Aired 2007-10-03

    Upon discovering Tourette's syndrome, Cartman becomes mad with power. He finds out he has the ability to say whatever he wants without consequence, so he sets up National TV Coverage to take full advantage of his new found life.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Imaginationland, Episode II
    8.9/10 4,255 votes

    #21 - Imaginationland, Episode II

    Season 11 Episode 11 - Aired 2007-10-24

    Stan and Kyle are being held captive at the Pentagon until they tell the government exactly how they got into Imaginationland. Elsewhere, Cartman will not give up his quest to make Kyle follow through on their bet to suck his balls.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Black Friday
    8.9/10 4,000 votes

    #22 - Black Friday

    Season 17 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-11-13

    Anticipation for the biggest shopping day of the year is building. The dark days of winter are coming and that can only mean one thing: the fight to be the first in the mall on Black Friday has begun. The boys prepare to battle the crowds the day after Thanksgiving to get the best deal on the new gaming systems.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • Kenny Dies
    8.8/10 4,133 votes

    #23 - Kenny Dies

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2001-12-05

    In a very special episode of South Park, Cartman fights for Kenny's life when he speaks before Congress in favor of stem cell research. Meanwhile, Stan has trouble dealing with his friend's impending demise.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • The Simpsons Already Did It
    8.8/10 4,085 votes

    #24 - The Simpsons Already Did It

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 2002-06-26

    Professor Chaos returns with brand new, super evil, schemes to wreak havoc on South Park; unfortunately, the Simpsons have already done them all. Meanwhile, a super secret ingredient helps Cartman's "Sea People" evolve at an alarming rate.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker

  • The Losing Edge
    8.8/10 3,545 votes

    #25 - The Losing Edge

    Season 9 Episode 5 - Aired 2005-04-06

    If the boys can lose just one baseball game, it gets them out of playing the boring sport for the entire summer.

    Director: Trey Parker

    Writer: Trey Parker