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"City on the Edge of Forever (Flashbacks)"
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The school bus hanging over the edge of a cliff.
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 7
Guest stars Brent Musburger
Henry Winkler
Jay Leno
Production no. 207
Original airdate June 17, 1998
Episode chronology
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South Park - Season 2
April 1, 1998 - January 20, 1999
  1. "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus"
  2. "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut"
  3. "Chickenlover"
  4. "Ike's Wee Wee"
  5. "Conjoined Fetus Lady"
  6. "The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka"
  7. 'City on the Edge of Forever"
  8. "Summer Sucks"
  9. "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls"
  10. "Chickenpox"
  11. "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods"
  12. "Clubhouses"
  13. "Cow Days"
  14. "Chef Aid"
  15. "Spookyfish"
  16. "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!"
  17. "Gnomes"
  18. "Prehistoric Ice Man"

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"City on the Edge of Forever (Flashbacks)" is the seventh episode of Season Two, and the 20th overall episode of South Park. It originally aired on June 17, 1998[1].

SPW pic -- Spoiler Spoiler warning! Plot details follow.


A freak accident leaves the South Park Elementary school bus teetering precariously on the edge of a cliff. As the boys relive landmark moments in their young lives, their bus driver, Mrs. Crabtree, goes for help. A strange turn of events leads her to find the love of her life and her dream job as a stand-up comic.


When the school bus becomes trapped on the edge of a cliff, Ms. Crabtree must leave them alone in order to get help. She meets a truck driver who takes her to the nearest town where she unwittingly ends up as a stand-up comedy act.

Meanwhile, back on the bus, all is not well. A Big Black Scary Monster is slowly harvesting the kids (i.e. Kenny and a kid dressed in a Star Trek redshirt known as the Boy with Red Shirt) while the boys have flashbacks on previous events in their lives, however they are all slightly different to what actually happened and have a recurring theme of ice cream. Ms. Crabtree has now found love with the truck driver and has completely forgotten about the kids.

Eventually, the bus goes over and ends up in a giant ice cream. Cartman suddenly wakes up and realizes it was all a dream. His mom comes to his aid and she reassures him. They then eat a meal of beetles. Stan suddenly wakes up and realizes everything so far was in fact his dream. He rings Kyle up and explains what happened. Back in the fantasy, Ms. Crabtree says to her new found love she wishes she could stay in the dream forever.


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Story Elements

Veronica CrabtreeBoy with Red ShirtBig Black Scary Monster • "Runaway, Come Home"


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