South Park: Season 3 (1999 - 2000)

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Air date: Apr 7, 1999

Mr. Mackey, the school counselor, forces Kenny, Kyle, Eric, and Stan to join the "Getting Gay With Kids" choir because of their constant misbehavior. While in Costa Rica for a performance to benefit the rainforest, the group's leader is eaten by a snake. The boys are forced to survive in the wilderness in this typically irreverent episode of South Park that takes great pleasure on skewering the environmental movement. "Rainforest Schmainforest" first aired April 7, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Apr 14, 1999

Sex and intestinal gas are dealt with in the irreverent manner one has come to expect from South Park in this episode. While Stan's father is asked to figure out why there has been a series of deaths due to spontaneous combustion, Kenny, Kyle, Stan, and Eric try to help Kyle's father's impotence problem by reenacting the station of the cross (they have misinterpreted he word "resurrection"). One of the episodes that truly attempted to offend everyone, "Spontaneous Combustion" first aired on April 14, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Apr 21, 1999

Kenny, Kyle, Stan, and Eric come to the rescue of Chef in this episode of South Park. Chef meets a woman and announces he is leaving his job and marrying her, while Eric attempts to adjust to his new eyewear. The boys discover Chef's fiancée is a demon that intends to swallow his soul after the nuptials. This episode is highlighted by one of Chef's (voiced by soul legend Isaac Hayes) best songs warning the kids about the danger of love. "The Succubus" first aired April 21, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Jun 16, 1999

A variation on the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles," this episode of South Park finds Eric discovering a species thought lost. With help from the mad Dr. Mephisto, the Jakovasaurus successfully reproduces. The rest of the town attempts to ship the annoying creatures to Memphis (and then France), while Kenny, Kyle, and Stan keep Eric from stopping them. Loaded with references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Wizard of Oz, The Blue Lagoon, and numerous other pop culture landmarks, "Jakovasaurus" first aired June 16, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Jun 23, 1999

Bored in shop class, the boys convince Tweek and Craig to fight. After Eric trains Craig in the art of Sumo wrestling, and Tweek takes boxing lessons from Stan, the pair face off in shop class. They inadvertently save their shop teacher from taking his own life because he is despondent over the death of his wife. This typically irreverent episode of South Park, "Tweek vs. Craig," first aired June 23, 1999, on Comedy Central

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Air date: Jul 7, 1999

South Park satirizes the country's propensity for litigation, as well as Judge Judy, in this biting and typically irreverent episode. After a visit from Sexual Harassment Panda, Cartman successfully sues Stan, opening up the floodgates for similar lawsuits. Kyle's father, a lawyer, becomes rich. Kenny, Kyle, Eric, and Stan go in search of the now missing Sexual Harassment Panda and talk him into becoming "Petey the Don't Sue People Panda." "Sexual Harassment Panda" first aired July 7, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Jul 14, 1999

This is the beginning of a three-episode story arc in which each episode reveals what Eric, Stan, and Kyle are up to while their parents attend a meteor shower party. Eric's mother hires Stan's older sister Shelly to babysit. Shelly breaks the rules and invites her boyfriend over. They break up, and Eric helps Shelly get back at him. When they return to the Cartman home, they discover that their "in-heat" feline has invited over some friends. This typically irreverent episode of South Park, "Cat Orgy," first aired July 14, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Jul 21, 1999

This is the middle of a three-episode story arc in which each episode reveals what Eric, Stan, and Kyle are up to while their parents attend a meteor shower party. Stan's parents have brought him to the party, but force him to play with the uncool kids downstairs. While his parents confront a possible change in their sexual orientation, Stan leads the other kids, dressed in women's clothes, in an escape attempt. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Charlie's Angels; and sexual swingers all suffer satiric barbs in this more irreverent than usual episode of South Park. "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub" first aired July 21, 1999, on Comedy Central.

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Air date: Jul 28, 1999

This is the end of a three-episode story arc in which each episode reveals what Eric, Stan, and Kyle are up to while their parents attend a meteor shower party. This more irreverent than usual South Park features Kenny's most noble death. While their parents are at the party, Kyle and Ike are sent to a campfire for Jewish children. Kenny comes along, becoming the central figure in a war between Moses and Haman. First airing on Comedy Central July 28, 1999, "Jewbilee" contains references to both The Blair Witch Project and the Old Testament.

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Air date: Oct 27, 1999

This special Halloween episode of South Park lovingly satirizes the classic cartoon Scooby-Doo. The rock band Korn, who happen to be in town to perform a concert, helps Kenny, Kyle, Stan, and Eric stop the tormenting they have been getting from the fifth graders. They also uncover the mystery behind the ghost pirates. While the entire episode pays tribute to Scooby-Doo, Star Wars jokes are also to be found in "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghosts Mystery," which first aired October 27, 1999, on Comedy Central. The band did their own vocal work on the episode.

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The third series of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's often outrageous satirical animated program "South Park" finds Eric, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny involved in typically envelope-pushing storylines that include a three-part episode about a meteor shower that touches on Judaism, the Heaven's Gate cult, and cats in heat. Other highlights include "Sexual Harassment Panda," where the title character does a presentation for the kids at school; "Chinpokomon," which explains how a Pokemon-like fad is being used to manipulate kids to help Japan take over the United States; and "World Wide Recorder Concert" in which the teacher's perpetually weird teacher Mr. Garrison is offended that his father never sexually abused him.

Cast & Crew

Matt Stone
Kyle Broflovski/The Ghost of Kenny/Doctor 2/Butler/Thomas McElroy
Trey Parker
Stan Marsh/Eric Cartman/Randy Marsh/Timmy/Mr. Mackey
Mary Kay Bergman
Mrs. Crabtree/Liane Cartman/Sharon Marsh/Wendy Testaburger/Mayor McDaniels/Sheila Broflovski/Female Onlooker
Jennifer Howell
Bebe Stevens
Pam Brady
Amber Hankey
Michael Ann Young
Veronica
Eliza Schneider
Liane Cartman/Waitress
Milan Agnone
Ike Broslofski
Nico Agnone
Kevin/Ike Broflovski/First Graders
Andrew Kemler
New York Kid
James 'Munky' Shaffer
Himself
Clare McShane
Squirts
Fieldy
Himself
Rochelle Leffler
Young Trent Boyett
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Critic Reviews for South Park Season 3

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The joke feels as though it could have worked better as a single scene in a different episode. Instead, it just keeps going.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Even if not every episode in this set is stellar ("Jakovasaurs" is especially lame)... The Complete Third Season is almost always amusing and several episodes are examples of South Park at its dead-on-target best.

Sep 11, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for South Park: Season 3

  • Aug 09, 2019
    Produced alongside the series' film debut (South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut), South Park's third season is really creative and daring. This season Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny take their adventures beyond South Park; visiting the Rain Forrest, joining Starvin' Marvin in a space adventure, re-fighting the Civil War across the South, going to Jesus' millennium party in Las Vegas, and traveling to Arkansas for a national recorder concert. Additionally, Mr. Hankey hosts his own Christmas special and Korn comes to South Park to play their Halloween festival and solve a groovy mystery. Plus, several new recurring characters are introduced, including Chef's parents, Skeeter, Skyler (Shelly's boyfriend), Dougie, and God. The look of the animation has gotten a little better (with crisper images and cleaner movements) and the comedy is more outlandish and funnier (though it's also more crude and vulgar). Mired by triumph and tragedy (the launch of their first film and the loss of a cast member), Season 3 of South Park is incredibly strong and takes the series to new and interesting places.
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  • Mar 27, 2016
    With an increased focus on satire, Season 3 elevates South Park to new heights with outrageous new concepts and ridiculous scenarios that are impossible to not like.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • 1d ago
    A very good season that has a bunch of good episodes.
  • Nov 28, 2020
    It is so much perfect
  • Oct 26, 2020
    Man I love this so much
  • Oct 25, 2020
    So unless there will be more
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Season 3 is a complete upgrade from Seasons 1 and 2. With episodes such as "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub", "Chinpokomon", and "Hooked on Monkey Fonics", Season 3 is still not full the South Park show we know and love today, but its probably the best early season before its transition into mainly a satire comedy.
  • Nov 23, 2019
    South Park is always great! I love the Christmas Classics episode!
  • Sep 22, 2019
    they were clearly more focused on the movie at this point but at least that paid off as for this...
  • Jul 08, 2019
    Season 3 has some Great episodes and some forgettable ones. The third season of South Park has Always been one of my least favorites but it's still good and well worth a watch. Rainforest Shmainforest, Tweek vs. Craig, Cat Orgy, Chinpokomon and Hooked on Monkey Fonics. Are stand outs from an otherwise lackluster Season. However while most episodes are forgettable they certaintly aren't bad by any stretch of the imagination and the Boys and Chef in particular are just as amazing as they've always been Best Episode: "Chinpokomon" Worst Episode: "Jakovasaurs"

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