Heidi Turner is a student at South Park Elementary. Heidi is portrayed as one of the "popular girls" in the fourth grade. She is usually seen with Wendy, Bebe, Red, Nichole, Annie, Nelly, Jenny, Lola, and many other 4th grade girls. She hosted a sleepover in "Marjorine", at which most of the "popular girls" attended, once again illustrating her popularity. She has been shown with different parents in four separate instances, most likely continuity errors.
Heidi went from being a minor background character that was introduced in Season Three, to a much larger presence on South Park. Like other characters used mostly in the background of the early seasons, her model would be used to fill in space and occasionally was given color swaps.
Later, as the series progressed, Heidi was given a permanent color scheme and eventually a name, making her more usable for recurring roles. She obtained further establishment in the episode "Marjorine", where she was shown more prominently, hosting a slumber party.
Since then, she has kept her place in the girls' clique throughout the series. Her role had seemed to be gradually growing, but hadn't dropped off until "The Hobbit". Heidi became a key character in Season Twenty, as she was forced off of social media by the internet troll Skankhunt42, and eventually became Eric Cartman's girlfriend, joining with him to end the gender war engulfing the school.
She has had four voice actors throughout the series. Heidi is currently voiced by Jessica Mackinson, who has been voicing her since 2005. She was voiced by Mary Kay Bergman in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which was her first speaking role. She was voiced by Mona Marshall from 2000-2001. She was voiced by Eliza J. Schneider from 2001-2005. In older seasons, her voice is similar to Wendy Testaburger's voice.
Heidi has dull brown hair. She wears a lime green jacket, dark brown trousers, and red gloves. In her initial appearance in "Rainforest Shmainforest", she had black hair (though it was shown as its later brown shade in various shots) and wore a green sweater when she wasn't in her choir uniform. She was also depicted with black hair in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
When she was dressed as a whore in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", she wore a white crop-top and matching skirt, very similar to Sally's. When dressed for bed, she wears lavender plaid pajamas with a pink collar and pockets, as seen in "Marjorine".
She looks similar to the Girl with Green Coat in "Go God Go" as well as Karen McCormick, who both wear the same clothes as Heidi. The only differences are their hairstyles, Heidi's lack of a hairclip, and differently colored hair.
In "Skank Hunt", she gains a orange hat with black, white, and purple accents; a purple flower is also attached to it.
- To see images of Heidi Turner, visit Heidi Turner/Gallery.
Heidi is often sweet and socially friendly, although in earlier seasons she proved to sometimes be unkind to the point of cruelty. In "Marjorine", she initially displayed a dislike of the 'new girl' Marjorine, openly mocking her, despite later comforting Marjorine and offering her a makeover as an apology for their teasing. She is a "popular girl" among the 4th graders, she was shown participating in the girls' meeting in "The List", discussing which girl's purse was the cutest. Since the major developmental growth of her character, and her promotion to a significant character in current seasons, Heidi is always portrayed as a genial, thoughtful, and sweet girl. Since Season Twenty, she has become one of the nicest and most socially sensitive girls in South Park, quitting social media after being horrendously bullied by a troll.
In "Sons A Witches", it is shown that Heidi cares a lot about her appearance, and as a result, it takes her longer than usual to get ready for special events. According to Cartman she has "no time management skills, whatsoever."
Cartman's abuse towards Heidi during their relationship begins to eat at her in the episode, "Doubling Down." She becomes very depressed, and admits to herself that she just wants Cartman to be nice to her like he used to be. For a brief time, after breaking up with him, Heidi becomes happier again. However, Cartman talks to her one last time, manipulates her emotions, and ultimately destroys any chances she had at getting better. In the following episode, "Moss Piglets", Cartman's meddling indirectly causes Heidi to become menacing, wicked, and dejected. He essentially molds her into his image.
In the Season Twenty-One finale episode, "Splatty Tomato", Heidi hits her breaking point and shows how strong she really is when she decides that she doesn’t have to put up with Eric. She takes back the control he once had over her, abandons the victim mentality she previously had, and breaks up with Cartman.
Heidi and her parents were first seen in the story arc "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" and "Probably". When Cartman founded his church and the parents were trying to convince their kids to come back, Heidi went inside. Her dad told her to come back, but then a beam from the roof of Cartman's poorly made church landed on him, killing him, after she stated she didn't want to go to Hell. Although her father was dead, he was later shown alive in "Helen Keller! The Musical", telling his wife that he regrets cheating on her with another woman. She has a different set of parents in "Marjorine". Further, in "Cartoon Wars Part I" she was shown yet again with a different set of parents and a possible sibling. Her latest, again different, parents were shown at the end of "Proper Condom Use", and in "The End of Serialization as We Know It". All of these are likely continuity errors.
Heidi is seen crying and screaming, "No Robby! No!" over a dog's body, that appears to have been run over by a car. It is likely that Robby was her pet.
Their relationship goes all the way back to Season Four's "Probably", where her parents arrived to pick her up from Cartman's church. Cartman convinced them to let her stay, for selfish reasons, so she can be "saved".
They were paired together in "Follow That Egg!". Heidi was displeased when she was paired with him. Cartman, however, did show remorse for breaking the egg and asked Mrs. Garrison to let her pass and have him fail. However, this was done for a selfish reason, as Cartman figured an A and an F would average out to a C-. Since that episode, Heidi and Cartman didn't interact with each other, until in "Stunning and Brave". In that episode, Cartman calls Heidi ‘clitty litter’, which may suggesting that even Heidi doesn't get along with him.
However, Heidi and Cartman developed a relationship starting in "The Damned", where she goes on to show Cartman a life outside of social media. In "Wieners Out", the two are confirmed to be a couple, and in a "Douche and a Danish", they surprised their classmates by kissing. The couple worked together to help Denmark get TrollTrace.com up and running. They even sing a song named Let's Come Together As a School with each other, when the children were making danishes for the fundraiser.
In "Fort Collins", Cartman is unable to tell Heidi about his bigotry in the past and lies to her about an incident with Jimmy. Their relationship becomes strained in "Not Funny", when Heidi is focusing all her attention to solving the rocket problem. However, at the end of Season Twenty, Heidi and Cartman are still together.
In the Season Twenty-One premiere episode, "White People Renovating Houses", their relationship becomes strained. Cartman begins to be annoyed with Heidi for not being submissive to him. He blames her for his unhappiness in their relationship, accusing her of being mentally abusive. Heidi grows confused, and cries, as she can't figure out why Cartman has been acting so indifferent towards her. At the end of the episode, Cartman breaks up with Heidi, and leaves her heartbroken.
In the following episode, "Put It Down", Cartman leaves Heidi a voicemail, threatening her that he will commit suicide if she doesn't take him back. Worried about him, Heidi accepts this, and they get back together.
The toxicity of their relationship plays a large role in the Season Twenty-One episode, "Sons A Witches". In the episode, Cartman grows frustrated with Heidi for taking so long to get ready when they planned to go to the pumpkin patch together. Instead of telling her how he felt, he attempts to spare her feelings and therefore any guilt he'd feel for telling her by irrationally attempting to get rid of her. Kyle reprimands Cartman for this, saying that “Heidi is a nice girl”, and tells him that he should just break up with her instead of creating horrible schemes to get rid of her, adding that she didn’t deserve to be treated so badly. Cartman dismisses this, and later he convinces Heidi to dress up as Gretel, while dressing himself up as Hansel. Immediately after he takes Heidi into the woods with him at night, and ultimately ditches her in the woods to die, and gets her kidnapped by a witch.
Their relationship plays its most significant role to date in the seventh episode of Season Twenty-One. It was revealed in the episode, "Doubling Down", that Heidi tolerates Cartman's abuse towards her because she doesn't want to admit she made a mistake when she became his girlfriend. These feelings are directly influenced by the other girls, who laugh at her, and tease her for ever dating him, albeit playfully. They also expressed concern for Heidi's sanity, and her safety while in her relationship with Cartman, all holding a personal vendetta against him. Kyle addresses this and politely asks the girls to cease their teasing because it's making her feel insecure about herself. The girls assume that Kyle has feelings for Heidi, leading Kyle to question his relationship with her, and he soon develops an interest in her. After breaking up with Cartman, Heidi agrees to be Kyle's girlfriend, angering Cartman. Cartman recognizes Heidi's confusion about what she wants, and uses this to manipulate her into betraying her healthy diet, and contort her beliefs, making her unintentionally prejudice against Jews.
In the episode, "Moss Piglets", we see the result of Cartman's abuse towards Heidi. Cartman's meddling caused Heidi's weight to increase dramatically, and her tolerance to tank, turning her into an emotionally damaged bully with really aggressive tendencies. Having practically molded her into almost his exact image. Cartman and Heidi switched attitudes in their relationship, and Heidi grew irritated with Cartman, while Cartman became more compassionate, acting much nicer to her.
In "SUPER HARD PCness", Eric and Heidi enjoy being awful together, getting into a fist fight, and watching the premier of Terrance and Phillip on Netflix. This is parallels their early relationship from Season Twenty, and proves that their dynamic is healthiest when they’re both either at their best, or at their worst.
In the Season Twenty-One finale episode, "Splatty Tomato", Heidi battles with her inner conscience over her relationship with Eric. While walking with the boys through the forest, they pass landmarks from the previous season, including the bridge Heidi threw her phone into when she quit social media. She recounts and reasses the events that lead her to meet Eric Cartman, and what made her fall for him. Ultimately, she decides that she’s much too strong to let him continue to have the control he's had over her, rises above her victim mentality, and dumps Cartman at gunpoint.
Kyle first becomes concerned for Heidi in "Sons A Witches", when Cartman devises plans to kill her off right in front of him. Kyle reprimands Cartman for this, saying that “Heidi is a nice girl”, and tells him that he should just break up with her instead of creating horrible schemes to get rid of her, adding that she didn’t deserve to be treated so badly.
They briefly date in the episode, "Doubling Down", after Kyle convinced Heidi to break up with Cartman, and they develop mutual feelings for each other. Their relationship was later ruined by Cartman who tricks her into believing that Kyle "planned" to have her break up with Cartman just so he could ruin their relationship, and inadvertently calls him a "dirty Jew", shocking him. Heidi breaks up without Kyle, and walks away with Cartman who makes an evil smile at him.
In "Splatty Tomato", Heidi teases Kyle for having a crush on her. Kyle insults her, saying he’d never be interested in who’s she become.
In spite of the way he perceives himself, Kyle's white knighting wasn’t for Heidi's benefit, but for his own. After "saving" her from Cartman in "Doubling Down", who she had a much deeper and more genuine connection with, Kyle, instead of teaching her she’s above abuse, gave Heidi the impression that he deserved to be with her, and being with him was what was best for her. When that doesn’t work out the way he wanted and she goes back to Cartman, he loses respect for her. He guilt trips her for not dating him in "Splatty Tomato", in spite of having no real regard for what she wants or her well-being to begin with. In a lot of ways, his relationship with Heidi is just as manipulative as her relationship with Eric, except harder to detect, and unintentional.
In "Marjorine", she was angry that Marjorine, who was Butters in disguise, was coming to her sleepover. Heidi was the one that insulted Marjorine in the first place, although after seeing how much she had upset "her", she felt guilty and tried to cheer "her" up.
In "Members Only", Butters appears to get along with Heidi very well after he starts copying Cartman's behavior around her, much to Cartman's annoyance.
Her earliest appearance in the show was in "Rainforest Shmainforest", as part of the Getting Gay With Kids choir, though her first appearance as a South Park resident was in the background in "Tweek vs. Craig".
Heidi seems to be in good relations with all members of the popular girls clique. She is often paired up with one of the other girls either talking with them in the background or playing with them in the school yard, mainly Esther. When she hosted a slumber party at her house, she invited nearly all the girls in her clique.
In the episode, "Doubling Down", Kyle discovers that Heidi tolerates Cartman's abuse towards her because she doesn't want to admit she made a mistake when she became his girlfriend. These feelings are later revealed to be directly influenced by the girls, who laugh at her, and tease her for ever dating him, albeit playfully. Not intentionally trying to hurt her feelings. They also express concern for Heidi's sanity, and her safety while in her relationship with Cartman, all holding a personal vendetta against him. Kyle addresses this and politely asks the girls to cease their teasing because it's making her feel insecure about herself. The girls assume that Kyle has feelings for Heidi, leading Kyle to question his relationship with her, and he soon develops an interest in her. They later all treat her and take her out for lunch, trying to make her feel better which ultimately falls apart when Cartman is mentioned, and they all rip on him.
In the episode, "Moss Piglets", the girls notice how Heidi has changed, and express their concern for her as they watch her evolve into an entirely different person. Heidi's relationship with Cartman caused her to become deeply and emotionally deterred. Her attitude changed and all throughout the episode she acts savagely toward the girls, ripping into them, and teasing them. This is obviously meant to parallel Cartman's treatment of the boys, except with clearer roots.
- Many girls have the same hair as Heidi; Karen McCormick was an example, until her hair was changed; likely to avoid this similarity.
- In "Skank Hunt", Heidi became the second female character shown to wear a hat, the other being Wendy.
- Other girls have the same jacket as her, such as Linda Triscotti from "Go God Go" and a red-haired background girl in Home Economics class in "Tweek vs. Craig".
- It was revealed in "Doubling Down" that she is of Irish descent.
- "Rainforest Shmainforest" - Debut appearance; she is shown in the Getting Gay With Kids choir.
- "Spontaneous Combustion" - Seen in the church.
- "Tweek vs. Craig" - First appearance as a South Park Elementary student; seen in Home Economics.
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - First speaking role; she was shown singing the choir.
- "Hooked on Monkey Fonics" - She was seen at the school dance with the boys.
- "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" - Singing "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" with the other children.
- "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" and "Probably" - She is first introduced, as a girl named "Marcie". Her father tries to stop her from joining Cartman's church, but gets killed in the process.
- "Helen Keller! The Musical" - She is shown crying over her dead dog Robbie.
- "Fourth Grade" - Briefly seen walking down the hallways, chatting with an orange-haired boy.
- "Trapper Keeper" - Briefly seen on the playground.
- "Scott Tenorman Must Die" - Seen at Cartman's Chili Con Carnival.
- "Proper Condom Use" - She is scared with the other girls that they might get pregnant.
- "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow"
- "Professor Chaos" - Seen on the log ride at the amusement park.
- "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society" - She is seen having lunch with Bill Allen.
- "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" - Seen briefly on the playground as Rob Schneider plays on the hobby elephant in the Rob Schneider Is Kenny trailer.
- "A Ladder to Heaven" - Seen in the background of the first flashback of the episode.
- "It's Christmas in Canada" - She was upset with Cartman, Kenny, and Clyde.
- "The Jeffersons" - Seen at Michael Jefferson's house.
- "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" - Seen with the "stupid spoiled whores". She was also seen at Bebe's party.
- "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" - Seen in the hallway.
- "Cartman's Incredible Gift" - Seen in the hallway, shocked at Cartman's "powers".
- "Grey Dawn"- Seen at the farmers market.
- "Casa Bonita"- Seen in the cafeteria and later at Casa Bonita with a possible adult relative.
- "Raisins"- Seen on the playground.
- "Marjorine" - Heidi holds a sleepover, which Butters attends in hopes of stealing her fortune telling device. Her name is revealed to be "Heidi".
- "Follow That Egg!" - She paired with Cartman for the project, despite her objections; Cartman breaks her egg and pleads with Ms. Garrison to give her an A.
- "Smug Alert!"- Seen at Cartman's party.
- "Cartoon Wars Part I" - She was seen at the Park County Community Center.
- "Go God Go"- Seen in the corridor when Garrison celebrates getting a date.
- "Cartman Sucks" - Seen in the class.
- "Le Petit Tourette" - Seen at the toy store and at Whistlin' Willy's.
- "Imaginationland" - Seen at Cartman's party.
- "The List" - She was with a group of girls.
- "Eek, A Penis!" - Seen in hallways; background only.
- "Super Fun Time" - Seen during the field trip as Millie Larsen's partner.
- "Breast Cancer Show Ever" - Seen watching the fight; background only.
- "Pandemic" - Seen at the shopping center.
- "Elementary School Musical" - Introduces Bridon Gueermo in the first musical number.
- "The Ungroundable"- Seen in the computer lab and in the background on the playground.
- "The Ring" - Seen at the Jonas Brothers concert.
- "The Coon" - Seen looking for Mysterion.
- "Eat, Pray, Queef" - Her and the other girls had Samantha Dunskin queef on Butters.
- "Fatbeard"- Seen in the class.
- "Medicinal Fried Chicken"- Seen in the class.
- "Insheeption" - She was seen having lunch with the girls clique.
- "Funnybot" - Seen in the background.
- "T.M.I."- Seen in the hallway.
- "Bass to Mouth" - Seen in the hallways when WikiLeaks is being chased.
- "Reverse Cowgirl" - Appears on one of the bathroom screens sitting on the toilet.
- "Cash For Gold" - Seen in the background on the playground.
- "Faith Hilling" - Seen in the memeing class with the other 4th Grade students.
- "Jewpacabra" - Seen at the Easter egg hunt.
- "Butterballs" - Seen in the background at the school assembly and in the cafeteria.
- "Cartman Finds Love" - Seen in the background in the school's hallways.
- "Raising the Bar" - Seen in the Gym when Cartman talks about anorexia.
- "A Scause For Applause" - Seen in the background in the school hallways talking to Lola. Stan Marsh is cited to have asked her for a bottle of superglue.
- "Let Go, Let Gov" - Seen eating in the cafeteria.
- "World War Zimmerman" - She is shown to be one of the South Park Elementary cheerleaders; she is seen on the middle.
- "Taming Strange" - Seen in the background in Mr. Garrison's class.
- "Ginger Cow" - Runs off to see the Ginger Cow along with several other students.
- "The Hobbit" - Seen as a cheerleader.
- "Gluten Free Ebola" - Seen in the burnt down gym with the other students.
- "The Cissy" - Seen in the hallway.
- "Grounded Vindaloop - Seen in the background in the school's hallways.
- "Stunning and Brave" - Mentioned by Butters Stotch as he spreads the news of Cartman getting four days of dentention for calling Heidi "clitty litter".
- "PC Principal Final Justice"- Seen at the school assembly.
- "Member Berries"- Sits down during the American National Anthem, and is also seen in PC Principal's office.
- "Skank Hunt" - Quits social media in a dramatic way, by tossing her phone in the river. Although she Does not speak
- "The Damned" - Becomes friends with Eric Cartman and shows him life outside social media.
- "Wieners Out" - Seen in a relationship with Cartman, and notes that the two are "out of it now" after leaving social media behind.
- "Douche and a Danish"- Attempts with Eric Cartman to make a fundraiser for TrollTrace.com to stop cyberbulling. Cries when the plan fails.
- "Fort Collins" - Seen revealing her plan to identify Skankhunt42 using "emoji-analysis". Later lied to by Cartman to keep his internet history a secret.
- "Oh, Jeez" - Follows Cartman on his quest to go to Mars by walking to SpaceX's headquarters in fear of his internet history being exposed.
- "Members Only" - Along with Cartman and Butters, she tours the SpaceX building.
- "Not Funny" - Seen using EmojiAnalysis to solve a rocket science problem.
- "The End of Serialization as We Know It" - Seen at SpaceX helping Elon Musk trying to get to Mars. Later seen being walked home by Cartman.
- "White People Renovating Houses" - Cartman breaks up with her for not submitting herself to him.
- "Put It Down" - She gets back together with Cartman and helps him raise suicide awareness.
- "Franchise Prequel" - Asks Cartman if he still wants to go to the park with her. Later cancels plans when Cartman becomes agitated with her.
- "Hummels & Heroin" - Rallies with Marcus Preston after witnessing his presentation in the school cafeteria.
- "Sons A Witches" - Goes to the pumpkin patch with Cartman but they show up too late. Cartman gets her kidnapped by a witch as revenge. She is later rescued when the witch is killed.
- "Doubling Down" - Kyle and the girls convince her to end her relationship with Cartman. She and Kyle later develop mutual feelings for each other, and she becomes his girlfriend instead. Cartman twists her beliefs, and takes her back.
- "Moss Piglets" - Is now molded into Cartman's image and picks on the other girls in the school cafeteria, and at the bus stop. Becomes irritated with Cartman. Drinks Timmy and Jimmy's science experiment.
- "SUPER HARD PCness" - Watches Terrance and Phillip's new Netflix series with the boys.
- "Splatty Tomato" - Fights with her inner conscience; dumps Eric Cartman.
Heidi Turner appears in the girls' secret base, where she is revealed to be the two-faced bitch since the translated abortion records reveal that her mother had been to the abortion clinic. However, the girls soon forgive her since she's really sorry. She can then comment that the New Kid should stay as a girl, since it would be "so much better".