South Park: Season 12 (2008)

Season 12
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Air date: Mar 12, 2008

Cartman faces an uncertain future after a routine tonsillectomy reveals a more serious condition.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2008

The boys meet Britney Spears while she's on a search for seclusion in the Colorado mountains, and Stan and Kyle eventually ake on the responsibility of getting her to the North Pole.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2008

Suspicions by friends and family of Kenny's drug use play out in an homage to the 1981 animated fantasy Heavy Metal.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2008

When Canada goes on strike, the boys find themselves in the thick of negotiations for a settlement, and the void in U.S. jobs is filled by replacements from Denmark. Meanwhile, Terrance and Phillip are on the fence about joining the strike, but are shocked by its fiscal consequences.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2008

Cartman takes over Ms. Garrison's class when the teacher's personal crisis causes her to be removed from the classroom.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2008

When a lack of Internet access in South Park sparks panic in the community, Randy takes his family to California in search of a signal.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2008

A class trip to a living museum that recreates 1800s Colorado leads to a hostage situation for some of the boys.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2008

With Butters' help, Cartman takes on the Chinese while the rest of the U.S. is preoccupied by a recent tragedy.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2008

Wendy courts trouble when she vows to beat up Cartman after school.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2008

Cartman enlists the help of rival Craig when the boys spot an easy opportunity for financial gain from a global crisis.

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The twelfth series of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's cartoon "South Park" marks the first time Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader is given credit for contributing to the long-running program. Highlights include "Major Boobage," a demented nod to the movie Heavy Metal that features Cartman rounding up all the cats in town; the boys reaction to seeing "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in "The China Problem;" the "High School Musical" spoof "Elementary School Musical," and the takedown of all things Twilight in "The Ungroundable."

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
Mona Marshall
Elderly Women
April Stewart
Wendy Testaburger/Sharon Marsh/Principal Victoria
Sebastian Yu
Ike Broflovski
Jennifer Howell
Bebe Stevens
Anthony Sant'Anselmo
Startled Townsfolk
Jessie Jo Thomas
Henrietta Biggle
Adrien Beard
Token Black/Mr. Black
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Critic Reviews for South Park Season 12

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Though its iconoclastic liberal-baiting can be tiresome and witless, South Park has made me incontinent with laughter many times.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

[The episode] ranks as one of the standouts from what's proven to be a very hit-or-miss season.

Sep 11, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

["Canada on Strike"] was a great episode because the jokes came quick and funny, not because there was some huge point to be made.

Sep 11, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This is something South Park has always been good at - exposing the extremes for what they are: extreme.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

While not quite up to the level of the past few years, [the 12th season] contained two of the series' most inspired episodes.

Sep 11, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for South Park: Season 12

  • Mar 28, 2016
    While some episodes are weaker then previous seasons, Season 12 of South Park is still a blast and a great example of satire done correctly on television.
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  • Dec 11, 2015
    This season marks the first official attack on progressivism, There were many great episodes but I really didn't like the Pandemic arc, it was really lame for the standard of South Park.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2021
    A great season with one of the most famous episodes of all time, Major Boobage.
  • Nov 28, 2020
    It's one of the best
  • Oct 25, 2020
    I just love this AWSOME show because it was funny
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Season 12 is yet another Great South Park Season. "Tonsil Trouble" was a slow start with a flawed pay off but it has some funny moments like the HIV-positive joke and good Cartman/Kyle dynamic. "Britney's New Look" is one of the darkest south park episodes but a clever look at how some celebrities seem to get no break at all. "Major Boobage" Is the first great episode here as Kenny is terrific in this as is the Heavy Metal movie spoof and the storyline about cheesing. "Canada On Strike" I like the Internet stuff but the canadians were only funny in at the very end, a solid but forgettable episode. "Eek, A Penis" concludes Mr. Garrison's sexual identity trip with him going back to being a man again in a satisfying way, and Cartman's subplot teaching about cheating Bill Belichick style is very good aswell. "Over Logging" is also great it satires our internet obsessed society in a perfect manner and the Randy character is amazing in this, that final scene with him always makes me laugh out loud. "Super Fun Time" has a good Cartman/Butters dynamic and a hilarious Die Hard spoof the villagers were fine aswell. "The China Problem" has a weaker use of Cartman and Butters but the other subplot makes up for it as it wonderfully mocks George Lucas and Steven Spielberg calling the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulll movie rape, it gets very graphic and over the top but I like it. "Breast Cancer Show Ever" is the kind of episode that I like best, it takes such a simple premise with no social commentary or parody whatsoever but makes full use of it with Eric Cartman getting some of the best lines and moves ever Wendy is also great in this, It is one of the most purely entertaining and funniest episodes ever and it is definitely one of South Park's finest. "Pandemic 1 & 2" Is a solid two parter with a great use of the character Craig who has always been my favorite kid behind the 5 main boys and he shines really bright here as I love his attitude throughout I really hope he will continue getting used very often, Randy is also great in this the episodes make perfect fun of the over usage of found footage horror movies. "About Last Night" Is one of my least favorites here but still serves as an amusing and insightful commentary on the election fever that overtakes the nation. "Elementary School Musical" Is again of my favorites, it succeeds as a parody, but it is great mostly because it gives us Bridon's father who is one of the best and funniest characters to appear in just one episode. The entire episode is extremely hilarious and it makes use of its subject to the fullest extent with some really catchy songs. "The ungroundable" is a good one I think it has a very weak Butters but I like the goth kids I think they're cool and they are great in this one taking down the vampires. Season 12 is a great season it has some forgettable episodes but it really makes up for that with with many great moments and a great usage of the characters: Cartman, Randy, Craig and Wendy. Best Episode: "Breast Cancer Show Ever" Worst Episode: "Tonsil Trouble"
  • May 21, 2017
    One of my favorite South Park seasons, Season 12 is a great addition to the animated show's amazing legacy. My favorites were "Super Fun Time" and "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "Canada on Strike"
  • Jan 05, 2014
    A very inconsistent season with very few great episodes, but it's still great fun to watch.

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