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Hippies were the subject in the Season Nine episode, "Die Hippie, Die". They had a brief appearance in the Season Fourteen episode, "Coon vs. Coon & Friends", when The Coon and Cthulhu kill many hippies in San Francisco and at the Burning Man festival.
Hippies invade South Park when Mayor McDaniels allows a Hippie Jam Festival event. They are portrayed as liberal, lazy, incompetent, and whiny. Preferring to attend jam band festivals, complain about the corporations and the degradation of the environment, but they are not motivated enough to do anything about it.
Eric Cartman tries to rid the town of hippies by operating a hippie extermination business and imprisons some of them in his basement.
Officer Barbrady sets them free from Cartman's house after a few missing persons complaints. Cartman is then arrested for false imprisonment, but is let out when his assumptions about the hippie infestation are proven correct. Cartman forms the Hippie Core Drilling Team to save Stan Marsh from the hippies and break up the Hippie Jam Festival. They use the Hippie Core Drill Machine to break through the crowd and get to the stage. Once there, he assaults the audience with a recording of heavy metal band Slayer's "Raining Blood". This plan works and drives all the hippies away, thus saving the town.
The hippies wear tye-dye and colorful clothes and long unkept hair. There is usually a cloud of marijuana smoke around them.
Types of Hippies
Giggling stoners can be found in odd locations and may have no recollection of how they got there.
College Know-it-All Hippies
The college know-it-all hippies convince Stan Marsh the corporate "fat cats" are manipulating the public and destroying the environment, because they were taught by college hippie teachers throughout their first year or two.
Drum Circle Hippies
These types of hippies will gather to play drums in any location. If left alone, the drum circle could grow to many miles in circumference.
Hippie Jam Band Festival musicians have the ability to play for multiple hours or even days without stop. They claim their music will destroy the capitalist corporations and inspire people to protect the environment.
- "Cherokee Hair Tampons" - Cartman was seen dreaming about them.
- "Fun with Veal" - Seen protesting for animal rights.
- "Die Hippie, Die" - Debut.
- "Imaginationland, Episode III" - Protesting against the US Government launching a nuclear attack on their imaginations.
- "Coon vs. Coon & Friends" - Seen being killed by Cthulhu.