South Park: Season 16 (2012)


Season 16
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Air date: Mar 14, 2012

Tragedy strikes when one of the boys repeatedly ignores reminders about leaving the toilet seat up in the Season 16 premiere.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2012

Cartman targets a specific—and vulnerable—clientele when he starts his own shopping channel for gems, while Stan researches the value of a piece of jewelry that was a gift from his grandfather.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2012

An evolutionary development poses a grave threat to humanity.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2012

The town's Easter-egg hunt may be canceled due to rumors of a vicious beast that Cartman claims to have caught on film.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2012

The boys try zip-lining in the Colorado mountains on the last day of spring break, but their adventure takes a dangerous, life-threatening turn.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2012

Randy's campaign to prevent head injuries in football radically changes the way the game is played, but the new rules become a national sensation and even make a South Park student a star athlete.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2012

Cartman finally comes to the realization that he's overweight, but declares that the solution is to ride around on a mobility scooter. Also: Cartman learns he has a rival in a young reality-TV star.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2012

Kyle suspects that his mother is having an affair with a deliveryman; Cartman installs a home-security system.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2012

Butters' obstreperous behavior gives his parents a reason to tell him why he's not like the other kids, so he asks Kenny to accompany him on his journey of self-discovery to Hawaii.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2012

The boys' plans to go trick-or-treating as their comic-book heroes, the Avengers, hit a snag when Stan's dad needs his son's help with a new business venture.

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Highlights for the sixteenth series of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's willfully offensive carton series "South Park" include "Jewpacabra," in which the town's annual East Egg hunt may be canceled because of the spreading belief that dangerous creatures lurk just outside of town; "I Should Never Have Gone Ziplining", which includes the first ever appearance of live-action versions of Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and Eric; the skewering of Honey Boo Boo in "Raising the Bar;" and "A Nightmare on Face Time," a Halloween themed episode where Stan's father attempts to revive an abandoned Blockbuster video rental storefront.

Cast & Crew

April Stewart
Wendy Testaburger/Sharon Marsh/Principal Victoria
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
Adrien Beard
Token Black/Mr. Black
Ben Hull
Black Vamp
Eric Meyers
Donna Dooby
Eli Bildner
Kyle Broflovski
Jennifer Howell
Bebe Stevens
Josh Beren
Kenny McCormick
Sky Jude
Lord Kayson
Black Panther
Michael Zazarino
Stan Marsh
Laylo Incognegro
Myko Olivier
Peace Sign Memer
Elisa Gabrielli
Laura Tucker
Kristen Anderson
Marcia Tubbs/Mrs. Appleby/Vivian
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Critic Reviews for South Park Season 16

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The brilliantly goofy sequence sends up the style of Dr. Seuss, but it also points up some parallels between him and Trey and Matt that I would not otherwise have thought of.

Sep 11, 2013 | Full Review…

South Park and politics have always been a terrific mix, with the topic bringing the best out in the show's sharp satire.

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…

If "Reverse Cowgirl" wasn't the most laugh-out-loud funny the show's done in the recent past, it... certainly had sharp points to make about government encroachment in the lives of Americans.

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A show that, when it regards actual human folly, can still be great.

Mar 14, 2012 | Full Review…

BOOM BABY, they did it again.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

As always, it feels good to watch Trey Parker and Matt Stone stick it to the man.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

My favorite part? When the two story lines came together in epic South Park fashion

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's all ridiculous, and perhaps we shouldn't let ridiculous things get old because of the inherent silliness of it.

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

At the end of the day, there's no denying that South Park and politics have always been a wonderful mix, and "Obama Wins!" was definitely no exception

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: 9.3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for South Park: Season 16

  • Mar 28, 2016
    A weaker season then most, Season 16 has a few strong episodes, but most suffer from a stunning lack of humor or material that doesn't lend itself to strong episodes.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2015
    This was one of the average seasons with some great episodes like I should never have gone ziplining but the rest were rather preposterous and dull.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • 1d ago
    All the episodes in this season are very good, but they aren't great.
  • Nov 28, 2020
    It is absolutely awesome
  • Oct 26, 2020
    Yes it came back in black rudeness
  • Oct 25, 2020
    Why was this so badass
  • Sep 18, 2019
    A decent South Park Season that is among the weaker but still very fun to watch regardless. "Reverse Cowgirl" is a pretty fun story about the toilet seat up or down debate but it isn't really a strong episode, rather really mediocre. "Cash for Gold" is my second least favorite episode here I just thought the story was unfunny and stupid. "Faith Hilling" I really like the commentary on memes as well as the cat oh long johnsoning that was just really funny. "Jewpacabra" Has nothing on the previous easter episode South Park did in Season 11 but is still enjoyable and fine I'm just a little sad they didn't go with Cartman actually becoming a jew for real after this episode. "Butterballs" is just fine I really like the two songs in this one but Butters isn't his usual funny self here as the episode wasn't as funny as it should be. "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining" is one of the better one here. I really liked the live- action sequences of the boys at the end and Cartman's diarrhea and Kenny's herpes jokes were funny enough. "Cartman Finds Love" finds Cartman being just so damn enjoyable he really is the greatest character of not just South Park but of all time.. "Sarcastaball" Randy is excellent here, the subject of children being too safe is so well ridiculed and Butters is so funny and his part here is just so crazy. "Raising The Bar" which won South Park it's 5th Emmy Award is such a perfect attack on fat people and that issue is so well touched upon here with Cartman, honey boo boo and James Cameron being excellent. "Insecurity" Got repetitive in the end but the security alarm scenes with Cartman were really funny. "Going Native" is an Episode that qualifies as one of the Worst in the show's history, it easilly makes it in the top 10 it's just so boring and lame. "A Nightmare on Face Time" is a great parody of The Shining with Randy being excellent here, not South Park's best Halloween special but certaintly a very entertaining one. "A Scause for Applause" is a good tackle on the Lance Armstrong scandal with Jesus being really funny here and the Dr Seuss animation scene being really impressive. "Obama Wins" is way too crowded with too many subplots, but all of those subplots, although not that well executed, are still interesting and most of them solidly merged into the episode. So Season 16 of South Park is one of the weakest Seasons owing to some quite weak episodes not up to the usual standard set by South Park but still one that benefits from Eric Cartman's involvement which is huge here. Best Episode: "Sarcastaball" Worst Episode: "Going Native"
  • Oct 23, 2017
    A brilliantly varied, and utterly hilarious season. What more could you ask from South Park? 4.5/5 stars
  • Apr 12, 2014
    The 16th season of Comedy Central's South Park is somewhat of a disappointment compared to past season, the show getting a little too serious and a little less funny. While this season undeniably has some great episodes, it doesn't have enough funny episodes to make it perfect.
  • Jan 05, 2014
    A solid effort this time around, as it actually has quite a few great episodes. However, the filler is still there, and still unbearable.

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