Characters that were seen include Jimbo Kern, Ned Gerblansky, Mr. Garrison, Officer Barbrady, Starvin' Marvin, Kyle, Ike, Stan, Jesus, and Cartman. After the countdown, the number 7 falls and kills Kenny.
This short came out at the 31st of December 1997 at 11:59:49 EDT, possibly after "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo".
- This is the first New Year's countdown produced for Comedy Central. Two more were made for 1999 and 2000.
- Once the new year begins, a large "8" swoops in, making the "7" fall on and kill Kenny McCormick.
- Stan Marsh
- Eric Cartman
- Kenny McCormick
- Kyle Broflovski
- Jimbo Kern
- Starvin' Marvin
- Officer Barbrady
- Herbert Garrison
- Jesus Christ
|1998 New Year's Countdown|
| ||Two Three Four|
| ||Happy New Year!|
|Large "8" replaces the "7", which falls down and crushes Kenny.|
| ||Oh my god, they've killed Kenny!|
| ||You bastards!|
|End of 1998 New Year's Countdown|