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Cliffhangers Be Resolved??
Or Was The Ending Another
Prank?? Now We've A Key Clue!!

I am – Hercules!! If you're 100% certain you know what happens on the next "South Park," do not highlight the invisotext below. Because you're 100% certain. You don't need confirmation. Because you already know with complete certainty, highlighting the invisotext below would be completely pointless. The storylines launched on “South Park” last week involving Muhammad, angry celebrities, angry gingers, Eric Cartman’s true parentage and MechaStreisand will apparently continue this week. The just-posted description for the episode titled “201”: 'Angry celebrities, violent ginger kids and Mecha Streisand are about to destroy South Park and all anyone wants to know is, “Who is Eric Cartman’s father?”' The creators discuss whether or not we’ll see Muhammad’s face again : 10 p.m. Wednesday. Comedy Central.
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  • April 18, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    The father is Chef.

    by Shermdawg

    I mean, we ARE talking about a Tom Cruise episode.

  • April 18, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Nope, it's Johnny Depp...

    by James_O'Nasty

    the proper title of the episode is "Johnny Depp and the Wet Thing Factory," where he discoveres that the magic isn't in Joss Whedon's underpants, it was in Herc all along. <p> Although, what Joss Whedon has in his underpants has been in Herc's every orifice.

  • April 18, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    by JediWuddayaknow

    BLAUGH BLAUGH SOUTH PARK HASNT BEEN FUNNY SINCE THE FIRST SEASON, BLAUGH BLAUGH I'M CONTRARY BLAUGH BLAUGH! There. It's out of the way. Now you whiny bitches won't have to do it.

  • April 18, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    South Park is past it's....wait

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Jedi has this covered.

  • April 18, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Release the Kiken

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Otherwise known as SixDemon's mom. Your welcome bags.

  • April 18, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Oh and

    by PeanutButterSlut

    MECHASTREISAND!11111

  • April 18, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    BAAABOOOONAAA BAAAABOOOONAAAA

    by JKrow21

    last wed was an awesome episode

  • April 18, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    This is the most continuity-infested South Park EVER

    by Tall_Boy66

    I don't know why people keep thinking that the cliffhangers are not going to get resolved. That happened ONCE, in season 2, on April fools day, and the cliffhanger was resolved anyway. But every 2 parter everyone always pops up saying "AH! It's a joke! We'll never see part 2!!" I don't get it. But where was I? Oh, yes. This inter-continuity of the past episode totally rocked. I'll be fine with another. Bring back the Underpants Gnomes and have Kenny die at the end. and more of Mecah-Striestand Ver. 2.0, she looks amazingly awesome. BAHH-BOOH-RAH!

  • April 18, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    They have storylines on South Park now?

    by RPLocke

    It isn't just "Making fun of the new cool shit"?

  • April 18, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Unbelievable how strong this season is

    by MrD

    This is the best run SP's had in some time. If they can avoid eps like "The Snuke" and "Eat, Pray, Queef" this could be one of their strongest seasons ever.

  • April 18, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I still don't believe it...

    by NeverTalksBack

    I want the story to continue, I want to believe but my mind keeps conjouring up images of Terence & Philip farting and laughing at me

  • April 19, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    South Park is awesome.

    by Holeman

    Consistently the best animated show on TV. Fuck "The Simpsons". Can't fucking believe they renewed that shit AGAIN. It's like watching a once loved relative struggle along on life support because your crazy fucking relative won't pull the plug because of religious concerns.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    I'm sure it will have a conclusion, but...

    by ShabbyBlue

    ...strange that they didn't have a "To be continued" at the end like all previous 2-parter episodes.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    This would have made a good series finale too

    by ShabbyBlue

    Even though we know it's not the last episode and certainly not the last season... it just seems that the subject matter with all these references to past South Park episodes would make it a great final episode.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    A new Terrance and Phillip ep would be amazing

    by Tall_Boy66

    Then they can do Part 2 afterwards, as a callback to "Not Without My Anus". the Terrance and Phillip episode is amazing anyway, I'd love to see a new one. "And do you know why?" "Because you're a dick?!" We need more Scott the Dick in our lives.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Cartman's father

    by sandman325

    Is going to be Muhammad

  • April 19, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Wow...Trey really let himself go.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    What the hell happened to those two?

  • April 19, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised no one thinks cartman's dad is kyle

    by Holodigm

    It makes no sense at first, but they could pull some sort of time travel shit on us. Remember, cartman is the time child.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    It's either...

    by dj_bollocks

    Mr Hand or The Gay Dog....

  • April 19, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Cartman and Stan have the same dad!

    by flatulence

    I don't know if you noticed in "200", but when Randy is getting blamed by the cop who says something like "why couldn't you have kept your stupid ugly kid in line?" Randy replies "don't start blaming me for his looks!" DUDE - he is saying that HE is not Stan's dad. Maybe all the boys have the same dad...

  • April 19, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    I vote for Dr. Mephisto as Cartman's dad

    by Tall_Boy66

    Honestly, I don't think we've seen him since Season 2 or 3, maybe even that very episode. Just a way to bring him back into the fold. I also think Chef would be funny and they could re-jig some Issac Hayes lines in a flashback or something. Oh, and bring on Darth Chef this week! (Third random guess for Cartman's dad - it was Garrison/Mr Hat all along. As he said in the episode: "I did make love to your mother at the drunken barn dance, but who in here didn't?!")

  • April 19, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    If Cartman shared a parent...

    by Shermdawg

    It'd be Kyle's dad, not Stan's.

  • April 19, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    hahahahaha, Cartman as half Jew

    by Tall_Boy66

    That would be amazing, but they'd forget to mention it because after this wraps up they'll go back to their zero continuity. but that would be an awesome joke to play on Cartman.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Cartmans father as Mohammad would be awesome

    by V'Shael

    One way of pissing off the fundies without breaking Comedy Centrals taboo on modern day depictions of the dude.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    South Park Continuity

    by Bloo

    Tall_Boy, is usually spot on unlike Family Guy which has no sense of continuity or attempt at it

  • April 19, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    that woman has a really sill y voice

    by mynamesdan

    it's the voice i do when i try to sound posh

  • April 19, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Muslim death threats on Matt Stone & Trey Parker

    by FlandersBum

    "May Allah kill Matt Stone and Trey Parker and burn them in Hell for all eternity. They insult our prophets Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses..."....comedy gold right there. They should do an episode about death threats from religious fanatics. Not a big story in the news since it's not from Catholic/Christian nuts but rather Muslim nuts....if they were Catholic/Christian nuts I'm sure it would make all the regular media outlets. mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives /202048.php or simply google 'Muslim death threat south park'

  • April 19, 2010, 5:45 a.m. CST

    If those fundamentalist nutbags

    by V'Shael

    really believed in their silly god and his so-called ability to punish blasphemers, then they wouldn't have to do the revenge themselves, would they?<br /><br />Every douche bag who commits violence in the name of his god, is simply trying to convince everyone that his faith is strong, when in fact it's non-existent.<br /><br />Those twats are people who don't believe in God, but are too frightened to embrace their atheism. They hope that when they die, they'll be able to convince God (if he exists) that they were fervent (if misguided) believers, instead of the faithless worry-warts that they really are.<br /><br />Islam started around 600 years after christianity. That puts them (in terms of religious progress) to about the same as the 14th century. So Islam still has some crusades, witch burnings and schisms to look forward to. In another 600 years, maybe the Muslim clerics will be busy buggering the shit out of little children all over the world, much as the priests do today. That's religious progress for you.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    I watched the embedded video....

    by BumLove

    ...and Parker and Stone claim that all the news outlets pussed out and left that Danish cartoonist out to dry by not publishing his cartoon when reporting on that story...but it wasn't just that they didn't want to show the prophet Muhammed...it was because that cartoonist had drawn the prophet with a bomb in his turban which is kind of offensive to all Muslim people...so that may have had something to do with them not reprinting the cartoon also. <p> That being said, the extremists who threaten violence because of that cartoon are only reinforcing the very stereotype that is lampooned by that cartoon.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    I say

    by Varakor

    They should just show Muhammed and get over it already. They've already done and they keep showing the Super Best Friends ep on CC and even CW (late night syndication of the show), so just grow some balls, show him in his classic form and move on.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Just say that Mohammad looks like...

    by Smerph

    ...Randy and the let the sandpeople deal with the fact that a depiction of their prophet, albeit a shitty one, has been constantly in the show for 13 years.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    by korahn

    I'm hoping Professor Chaos will take on Mecha-Streisand

  • April 19, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Either Gerald or Chef...

    by DanielKurland

    For the Judaism, or the Star Wars parallel. It'd be great if Cartman solved this whole situation by giving them his newly found, birthright entrusted Jew gold.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Hercules, again, is wasting people's time

    by anamika

    The producers never denied the next episode was a continuation, as they showed clips from the episode during "200"s promotion.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    the first half is money

    by Judge Briggs

    admit it.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Cartman's Dad is Muhammed

    by BumLove

    Cartman is a muslim. But that would be a bit too bold of Trey and Matt...I don't think they have the cajones for that one... <p> This episode is part of their response to criticism that they go after Christ all the time but they are too much of a pussy to go after Islam. So they are trying to prove that they aren't a couple of sniffling pussies by rehashing the whole will-they-or-won't-they Muhammed episode.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Muhammed wasnt there in the room at the dna testing.....

    by theDannerDaliel

    I do think it will be chef. They can`t have it being Gerald. That would end the epic anti-jewism of Cartman.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    also..I think it will be a three part episode....

    by theDannerDaliel

  • April 19, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    That wasn't part of the deal!

    by jccalhoun

    No one said that when I clicked on that video I would have to watch Xeni Jardin! noooo....

  • April 19, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    BOO! BAD MOVE, TREY AND MATT!

    by Squashua

    I fully expected episode 200 to NEVER get resolved. I sat there, watched the ultra-climactic, super-invested cliffhanger, experienced the episode cliffhang on me, turned to my wife and said, "No way are they going to resolve it next week. Next episode is going to be business as usual. The most awesome thing they could do is leave us hanging in perpetuity; have the characters receive their answers and conclusions, but END IT right there."<br><br> Of course, it's probably good they kept it going. Also, Mr. Garrison is the father of Cartman; they both invest in hand puppets.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Tendency for Hand Puppetry is GENETIC!

    by Squashua

    Garrison is the father.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    what if Cartman and Butters are brothers:)

    by theDannerDaliel

  • April 19, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Brouhaha over Muhammad is kinda weird because...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...in some branches of Islam, like Shi'aism it's okay to visually represent Muhammad and other Imams. He kind of looks like Jesus wearing a turban...same holy expression, same halo & beams of light behind him, etc. It's the Sunni Wahabists, the super-fundamentalists who insist on no visual representations at all.

  • April 19, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Cartman's Dad is Mel Gibson

    by SpyGuy

    If you think about it, it explains EVERYTHING.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Xeni Jardin

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    is a hot piece. <br> <br> That is all.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Cartman's Dad is Garrison

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Thus, the whole mirror image hand puppet shit. Fuck, I love this show. Please ohpleaseohpleaseohplease let Robert Smith make a return to save South Park.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    It's pretty obvious....

    by Captain Hollywood

    Muhammed is Cartman's father.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    damnit!

    by Varakor

    Muhammed can't be Cartman's dad, he wasn't there..... although spirtitually speaking... hmmm....... I wanna put my money on Jimbo or that guy with no legs lol Although Garrison makes perfect sense.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    When Mohammed is finally revealed.....

    by BumLove

    ...he will look exactly like Cartman. And then this will lead to several episodes about Cartman becoming a Muslim and learning about his faith. From a marketing standpoint...the controversy alone will be a ratings bonanza.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Why are people

    by JonJonB

    Predicting what Muhammad will look like? For one thing, we saw him before - this was explicitly mentioned in the episode. And for another, the network crapped out of showing him last time after the big uproar about the danish cartoons, I can't see them having any bigger balls this time around.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Xeni Jardin

    by CaptainBass

    is a hot piece...with a voice like Sally Jesse Raphael! Alluring and horrifying in one package...I'd bang it, tho. And wooooot! Go SOUTH PARK!

  • April 19, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    If you indicate spoiler

    by jimbojones123

    Is invisotext necessary. It does not work on my iPhone.

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  • April 19, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    deathmonkey...

    by mrschips

    How did Trey let himself go? He looks just fine to me, and he can't really control what his hairline does. Coming from a female, they're both looking just fine-- and I'm digging Matt's crazy-old-man beard. ANYWAY, Muhammed being Cartman's father would be pretty hilarious, but they have to bring back Darth Chef, and it would be almost insane not to have him tied to a father-related storyline, so... Or they'll just throw a completely random thing in that would be as ridiculous as Cartman's mom being his father, but we'll accept it anyway. It's probably that little monkeyman thing that follows Mephesto around.

  • April 19, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    FUCK MUHAMMAD AND FUCK ISLAM

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    SAME GOES FOR ALL THE OTHER FAKE GODS. ALL OF THEM.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I figure Cartmans dad will turn out to be....

    by RockLobster800

    Mitch Connor. I mean he is cartmans hand, so technically he was in the room when the results were announced...and if think it doesnt make sense, I think its in line with some of the fucked up South Park has thrown at us down the line....

  • April 19, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    It has to be Chef.

    by fiester

    How can you have such a continuity-laden episode and not make any reference to such a major character from the show's past?

  • April 19, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Isaac Hayes is dead

    by BumLove

    I don't see them bringing Chef back with an Isaac Hayes sound-a-like actor....but if they did...it would be pretty tasteless...and not in the comedic-pushing-the-boundaries-animated-cartoon tasteless....but the tacky-lack-of-class tasteless.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Cartman's dad April Fool's joke...

    by Sorbo1980

    ...wish they would have reused that one. "Is is Officer Bar Brady? the Denver Broncos?...

  • April 19, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Why tasteless? They replaced Mary Kay Bergman

    by V'Shael

    when she topped herself.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    It's pretty obvious. Cartman's father is the prophet Mohammed.

    by veteran_of_mu

    I mean, c'mon, listen.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Where is Saddam in all this?!?

    by DarthRazor

    He has to come back right?? Right? Hey, Relax guy

  • April 19, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Cartman's Mom is a whore

    by BumLove

    So maybe the father is all 200 of then....including Muhammed....hence the title "200". A sperm milkshake like in the movie "Twins".

  • April 19, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    BumLove and the Danish Cartoonist

    by OutsideChance

    It had nothing to do with tastefulness. Cartoons, movies and other arts show images that are offensive to religions all the time. Look up Piss Christ, for example. Look at South Parks' Jesus. The only time anyone of substance seems to worry about "offending" the religion's followers is when it's Muslims.

  • April 19, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    You Know What I Know With Complete Certainty?

    by eddie_norton

    that you're a faggot cocksucking fanboy catamite!

  • April 19, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think...

    by fiester

    That Trey Parker is the actual talent behind the show and always has been and that Matt Stone is really nothing more than a very, very lucky hanger-on?

  • April 19, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    They should do an episode

    by gotilk

    featuring Mohammed returning to help the pope out with the whole child abuse thing. And it turns out he had the wrong idea and thought he was there to help him keep getting away with it, not make it stop. Scene with him showing off his 12 year old brides to the pope, hilarity ensures, etc etc. Pope: "But.. but none of them are boys!!" When the comedy of errors is over, everyone freezes laughing like the end of CHIPS.

  • April 19, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    korahn

    by Juggernaut125

    I like your idea. I don't believe they'd be able to get Robert Smith to return to the show, so the best enemy for Mechababs SHOULD be Professor Chaos!

  • April 19, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    fiester

    by RockLobster800

    thats EXACTLY what Ive been thinking for a while. Even during that interview I was expecting Parker to turn to Stone and just say "oh shut the fuck up and get me some coffee" the entire time

  • April 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    WARNING

    by eddie_norton

    as one muslim to another cocksucker: DO NOT FUCK WITH THE PROPHET, PEACE BE UPON HIM! Seriously, assholes, your mothers will bleed out of their assholes. And your dads will eat shit and shit it out...

  • April 19, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    ensues not ensures

    by gotilk

    alsoliketalick'em my brothers

  • April 19, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    no, just no

    by mrschips

    Stone's the one that does all the talking to the network about content apparently. Fighting censorship and whatever. Trey may do most of the heavy lifting creatively, but they both come up with the shows. I doubt he would have stuck around all this time if Trey thought he wasn't doing anything.

  • April 20, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Muslims are dirty hobos....and ep 201 will be amazing

    by SlimButNotreally

    Can't wait...You just know they're going to deliver on something great...whether it's an amazing payoff or another pain in the ass for the fans...it WILL make news.

  • April 20, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    remember when kyle was dying,and Cartman was the....

    by theDannerDaliel

    only one in south park with a blood match. they tricked cartman in the end to get his kidney transplanted. And this is from the show about the dna test, and it also points out gerald broflowski as the most obvious father to eric... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsuVG4B39cQ

  • April 20, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    fiester...

    by lonniebeale

    Are you Trey Parker?

  • April 20, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    If Gerald was the father, it wouldn't make Cartman Jewish

    by V'Shael

    because that's passed along the matriarchal line.<br /><br />But you're right, it would be very funny. And it's a nice call back to Eric being a potential doner for Kyle. It might also explain why Kyles family adopted a second kid.

  • April 20, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Cartman's mom his dad?

    by SamusMaXximus

    This was resolved a long long time ago, the question is, who is his mom?

  • April 20, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Nah, Matt is Trey's muse...

    by Billyeveryteen

    It's their love that keeps on giving. Lucky us.

  • April 20, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    eddie_norton is going to hell

    by SlimButNotreally

    Enjoy it, muslim. If there in fact is a hell, all you muslims are going there. pwned!

  • April 20, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Godamn Hippies

    by rudimus maximus

    Eric Cartman is the greatest t.v. comedy character since Archie Bunker. Norman Lear actually thinks its the best comedy on tv. It is fearless, funny, depraved and the best politically conservative show ever

  • April 20, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    SLIMBUTNOTREALLY

    by J-Dizzle

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  • April 20, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Muslims gone wild!

    by Varakor

    Just watched anderson 360, looks like the muzlimz are stating if Matt and Trey tread upon showing Muhhamed, they will end up like Theo Van Gogh. Oh shit, this should make things interesting. I think CC is gonna puss out and pull the episode and either they'll air a repeat or a Terrence and Philip.