13 Episodes 1997 - 1998
The debut season of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's often outrageous satirical animated program "South Park" introduces the world to four elementary school friends – Stan Marsh, Kyle Braflovski, foulmouthed Eric Cartman, and mumble-mouthed Kenny McCormick – whose many misadventures skewer various aspects of popular culture. The debut season includes the GLAAD nominated "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride," the alien-abduction episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," the introduction of "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo," and ends with a cliffhanger that promised to reveal the identity of Cartman's father.
Cartman Gets an Anal Probe
Wed, Aug 13, 1997 30 mins
Aliens wreak havoc in the Rockies, first by subjecting Cartman to an anal probe, and then by abducting Kyle's baby brother. Chef: Isaac Hayes. Other voices include creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Wed, Aug 20, 1997 30 mins
A volcanic eruption interrupts the boys' camping trip. Voices include Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Weight Gain 4000
Wed, Aug 27, 1997 30 mins
Cartman tries to slim down when he learns a TV talk-show host is coming to town to give him an award, but he bulks up instead. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison hatches a plan to murder the visiting celeb.
Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride
Wed, Sep 3, 1997 20 mins
When his pup explores his sexuality, Stan gets so upset that he inadvertently threatens to blow the school's homecoming-game victory. Voices include Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig
Wed, Sep 10, 1997 30 mins
After a botched genetic experiment, Stan's clone is let loose in the town.
Wed, Aug 20, 1997 30 mins
The boys summon the Grim Reaper.
Wed, Oct 29, 1997 30 mins
A pinkeye epidemic interrupts the boys' plans to win a Halloween-costume contest; and Kenny has a run-in with a Russian space station when it falls to Earth.
Wed, Nov 19, 1997 30 mins
After the boys contact an agency that helps starving children, Government authorities send Cartman to Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the town holds a drive for canned goods; and turkeys revolt against a genetic engineer.
Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo
Wed, Dec 17, 1997 30 mins
Because he's Jewish, Kyle is denied involvement in the Nativity play and excluded from trips to see Santa. Meanwhile, South Park residents try to plan a politically correct celebration; and Mr. Hankey visits Kyle.
Wed, Feb 4, 1998 30 mins
As Cartman celebrates his birthday, Jesus Christ and Satan duke it out on a pay-per-view TV special. Meanwhile, Satan's son Damien tries to fit in with the crowd after making a violent first impression.
Wed, Feb 11, 1998 30 mins
Mr Garrison takes a leave of absence to have a nose job and is replaced by Miss Ellen, a substitute who threatens Stan and Wendy's relationship.
Wed, Feb 18, 1998 30 mins
The future of the world is at stake after the boys unearth a prehistoric relic that spawns a monster.
Wed, Feb 25, 1998 30 mins
In the Season 1 finale, when Cartman begins to exhibit odd behaviour, a counselor suggests that finding his father may solve his problems.