South Park: Season 5 (2001)



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Air date: Jun 20, 2001
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The fifth series of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's no-holds-barred satirical series "South Park" begins with a typically pointed tweak of television censorship with "It Hits the Fan," an episode that includes a counter tracking the number of time the "S" word is uttered during the episode's running time. From there the show tackles controversial topics like gays in the Boy Scouts in the episode "Cripple Fight," sexual education in school with "Proper Condom Use," and the duo aim their wicked humor at one of the most feared men in the world during the episode titled "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants."


Matt Stone
as Kyle/Kenny
Trey Parker
as Stan/Cartman/Mr. Garrison/Timmy
Mary Kay Bergman
as Principal Victoria/Liane/Sharon/Sheila/Nurse Gollum
Mona Marshall
as Linda Stotch
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Critic Reviews for South Park Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

It stands out because of the sheer audacity of incorporating just about all of the world's major religions in one silly joke.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Continuing to push at the envelope has its own problems, but Parker and Stone's greatest accomplishment has always been knowing that it's an ever-shifting target.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

I thought this was a frequently brilliant half-hour of television.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…
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"It Hits The Fan" is a very smart, funny piece of television, a worthy season opener, but it's also a calculated ratings stunt, something that was transparently intended to get people calling in to radio shows saying, "Can you believe this was on TV?!"

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

["It Hits the Fan"} is one of my all-time favorite episodes of South Park

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

South Park is never afraid to be profane, but at its best, the show's profanity can be profound.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…
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Scratch enough at the surface of "It Hits The Fan," and it starts to reveal greater truths about the evolution of language and the enforcement of taboos.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for South Park: Season 5


A very important season where quite a few things happened. But most importantly, it broke the record of having the most swearwords in one episode!


Super Reviewer

The streak of greatness continuing from last season, Season 5 brings important changes to both the cast and tone of South Park - while also keeping it's roots firmly held down.


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