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The official script for "It Hits the Fan" was released by South Park Studios. It is located here!

Cast

  • Kyle Broflovski
  • Kenny McCormick
  • Stan Marsh
  • Eric Cartman
  • Butters Stotch
  • Timmy Burch
  • Filmore
  • Ike Broflovski
  • Randy Marsh
  • Sharon Marsh
  • Gerald Broflovski
  • Sheila Broflovski
  • Sam, a colleague
  • HBC President and his staff
  • The Knights of the Royal Order of Standards and Practices
  • The Geldon
  • Drew Carey and Mimi
  • Excalibur barker, waitress, and sorcerer
  • Frank and Mitchell (voices only), two cops on Cop Drama
  • Chef
  • Mr. Garrison
  • Mr. Mackey
  • Ms. Choksondik
  • Principal Victoria
  • Officer Barbrady
  • Various announcers
  • Old folks
  • Rick Watts and Anchorman Tom
  • Peter and friend
  • Townsfolk
  • Librarian
  • Plane Captain (voice only)

Script

It Hits the Fan
Morning, bus stop. Stan and Kenny wait for the bus, and Kyle arrives.
Kyle
[joining the two other boys] Hey you guys! Look what I have!
Stan
What?
Kyle
Four tickets to The Lion King on stage!
Stan and Kenny
[pause] ...Oh.
Kyle
Aww, come on, you guys! It's supposed to be really cool.
Stan
Yeah - no - I'd, it, it sounds really cool.
Cartman
[off-screen, but rushes in] You guys!!! Hey you guys!!! Oh my God!! Oh my God, you guys!!
Kyle
What, doughboy?
Cartman
I was just- [looks stung, then flashes an angry look at Kyle] I was just watching the TV! They had this commercial.
Stan
So?
Cartman
So, guess what they're gonna say tonight on that show, Cop Drama.
Kyle
What?
Cartman
No, come on! Guess! They're gonna say something that's never been said on television.
Kyle
What?!
Cartman
You'll never guess.
Stan
What?!
Cartman
Guess.
Kyle
Goddamnit, Cartman! What are they gonna say on Cop Drama?
Cartman
You ready? [focus on Cartman] Tonight, on Cop Drama, on TV, they're gonna say, [looks both ways] "Shit."
Kyle
[gasps] They're gonna say "shit" on television?
Stan
They can't say "shit" on television!
Cartman
It was just on the news! People are freaking out, dude.
Stan
Holy fucking shit!
Kenny
(Dude! We've gotta watch!)
Cartman
Yeah. I'm gonna have people over to my house to see it.
Kyle
Bu- but I got these tickets to see Lion King on stage.
Cartman
Maybe you didn't hear me, Kyle: I said "shit" on television!
Kyle
It's just a marketing ploy by the network. Like that time they had the first male-to-male kiss with Terrance and Phillip?
Stan
Aw, come, on dude! This is history.
Kyle
It's stupid!
Cartman
Jeez, you're a little irritable, Kyle. What's the matter? You got some sand in your vagina?
Kyle
No, I don't have sand in my vagina! I just think it's a little immature for us to be standing around talking about one dumb word being on TV!
Day, South Park Center for Seismic Activity, water cooler. Randy Marsh and three others shoot the breeze there
Randy
Hey, uh, Sam, did you hear the news?
Sam
Yeah, they're gonna say "shit" on television.
Colleague 1
[balding man] Hey, we should all get together and watch it at the bar.
Colleague 2
[with light brown hair] Yeaaahhh!
Sam
Yeah.
Randy
Yeah.
Colleague 2
Are you guys gonna let your kids watch?
Randy
Oh, sure, I mean, you know, Cop Drama is a very artsy, dramatic show.
Sam
And they're gonna say "shit"!
Day, sidewalk. Butters is tagging TELE's as Kyle walks up to him
Kyle
Hey, Butters! [Butters turns to see Kyle, and the tag is shown: "Butters"] I got tickets to go see Lion King tonight, and I decided to invite [points] YOU before anybody else.
Butters
Oh, sorry, I can't. [Kyle is disappointed] They're gonna say "shit" on Cop Drama, and my mom and dad say I have to watch it with them so that I don't take it the wrong way.
Kyle
How many ways are there to take it?! It's just a stupid word!
Mr. Garrison
[walks by] Hey everybody, it's on in thirty minutes! [people get in their cars and peel out of there, while those on the sidewalks quickly disperse. Only Kyle is left, bewildered]
Night, the town bar. Many of the town's men, including Randy and his coworkers, are inside watching "Cop Drama." The officers in the show speak in hushed tones.
Cop
[voice-over] Listen, Mitchell, I put my life on the line every day. How dare you accuse me!
Mr. Garrison
Oh, I bet this is it! Here it comes.
Mitchell
I'm doing my job, Frank! We have to know where that evidence was shipped!
Jimbo
Oh, was that it? Was that it?!
Randy
[annoyed] Shipped. He said "shipped".
Frank
I told you, we don't have a record of that. And besides, -
Cut to Cartman's house, night. Cartman sits on the sofa with Stan, Kyle and Kenny, and he's eating from a box of Cheesy Poofs
Frank
- your job is to protect the men who serve this force.
Cartman
Goddamn it! When are they gonna say "shit"?!
Stan
Sh!
Mitchell
Maybe... maybe protect them from you?
Cut to Chef's house, bedroom. He and Principal Victoria watch the show together in bed.
Frank
Maybe you're forgetting who you're talking to!
Mitchell
And maybe you're forgetting I used to be a cop, too!
Cut to the Broflovski house, living room. Sheila and Sharon are enjoying some popcorn as they view the show. Sheila is in the arnchair
Frank
Yeah? You used to be a lot of things.
Sheila
Oh, he doesn't know that Mitchell slept with his wife, does he?
Cut to the old folks home.
Mitchell
That's it, I've had enough of this.
Frank
Don't you turn your back on me, you!
Cut to New York's Times Square, in which a large crowd watches the show from behind a N.Y.P.D. police line
Mitchell
I said, enough!
Frank
Is it?
Cut back to Cartman's house.
Frank
Will it... ever be enough?
Announcer
Cop Drama will return after these messages.
Stan
Jesus Christ! Another commercial? Are they ever gonna say "shit?"
Cartman
I'm sure they're just holding it 'til the very last scene.
Stan and Kyle
Uh! [Kyle drops from the sofa and heads away]
Stan
Where are you going, Kyle?
Kyle
[stops and looks back] I'm going to the kitchen! This is stupid!
Stan
But you're gonna miss it! They're gonna say "shit" and you're gonna miss it!
Kyle
I don't really give a fuck! [turns and walks away]
Stan
Oh.
The bar, later.
Mitchell
Just understand that it's my job. I still think you're a good cop.
Frank
Well, Mitchell. I guess you're goin'ta do what you're gonna do. Let's just try and stay friends no matter what.
Mitchell
You're right. Maybe I'll see you around.
Frank
Goodbye. Oh, and Mitchell? [voice lowers to a whisper] You've got some shit on the side of your mouth right there.
Mitchell
Oh, yeah, thanks, thanks.
Bar Patrons
Wow!!!
Cartman's house...
The Boys
Whoa!!!
Chef's bedroom...
Chef and Principal Victoria
Oh!!
The old folks home...
Old Folks
Whoa!
Times Square... the crowd there cheers
The bar...
Jimbo
[awed] They did it!
Cartman's house...
Stan
I can't believe they actually said it. [Kyle returns with some food]
Cartman
Dude! You missed it, Kyle! It was so awesome!
Kyle
Well! I hope it lived up to all the hype! You must feel so much better now!
Cartman
Kyle, we've gotta get that sand out of your vagina. It's making you cranky. Does it itch?
Kyle
Do you really think anything's gonna be any different now?! [moves from one end of the sofa to the other] Do you really think that this will have the tiniest, smallest effect on the world? [moves towards the front door] It's still the same old world out there. Look. [opens the door to find frogs raining down on the neighborhood. The other boys soon join him] What the hell?
Cartman
Whoa, dude, it's raining frogs.
Kyle
Oh, whatever. [steps back inside]
Channel 4 News
Anchor Tom
Last night, the daring and bold show, Cop Drama [title screen pops up], broke new ground by saying "Shit!" on television, making "shit" officially okay to say around the country. [poll picture pops up, and is filled in as the announcer continues] A recent poll shows that 24% of Americans think the show has pushed the envelope too far, while a whopping 76% say they don't really give a shit. [A Medical Alert pops up] In other news, a strange virus which causes victims to vomit up their intestines is making life shitty for a small farming community. [a field reporter stands before an ambulance and a barn] Rick Watts has the story.
Rick Watts
Thanks, Tom. Shit is certainly going down here in the small town- [begins to vomit strenuously, then falls over dead]
Tom
Whoa, shit!
South Park Elementary, day. The school bell rings
Ms. Choksondik
Alright, children, in lieu of the common usage, I'm s'posed to clarify the school's position on the word, "shit".
Stan
Wow! We can say "shit" in school now?!
Kyle
This is ridiculous! Just because they say it on TV it's alright.
Ms. Choksondik
Yes, but only in the figurative noun form or the adjective form.
Cartman
[quizzically] Huh?
Ms. Choksondik
You can only use it in the non-literal sense. For instance, [turns and writes on the board] "That's a shitty picture of me." is now fine. Hoever, the literal noun form of [writes] "This is a picture of shit." is still naughty. [crosses out the sentence]
Cartman
I don't get it.
Stan
Me neither.
Ms. Choksondik
The adjective form is now also acceptable. For example: [writes] "The weather outside is shitty." However, the literal adjective is not appropriate. For example: [writes] "My bad diarrhea made the inside of the toilet bowl shitty, and I had to clean it with a rag, which then also became shitty." [crosses it out] That's right out!
Timmy
Sss...sss...[draws it out] shit. [grins]
Ms. Choksondik
Very good, Timmy.
Butters
[raises his hand] Uh, Ms. Choksondik, eh, can we say it in the expletive? Like, "Oh, shit," or, "shit on a shingle"?
Ms. Choksondik
Yes, that's now fine.
Cartman
Wow, this is gonna be great! A whole new word!
Kyle
[angrily] It's not new!! I'm gonna look "shit" up in the encyclopedia and prove it!!
Cartman
Don't mind Kyle, everyone, he's just got a little sand in his vagina.
Kyle
There's no sand in my vagina!!!
Ms. Choksondik
[pointing] Boys, watch your language! Shit!
Kindergarten, day
Mr. Garrison
And so, children, instead of saying "Hand in your papers," I may now say, "Hand in your shit." Any questions?
Filmore
What about, "I have to take a shit"?
Mr. Garrison
No! No, Filmore! You can say "I have to poop and shit," or "Oh, shit, I have to poop," but not "I have to shit." Are we all clear?
Kindergartners
No.
Mr. Garrison
Look, it's all about context. Well, for example, recently, I have come out and admitted that I was a homosexual. I'm gay. That means that now I can say the word, "fag". On television they usually don't allow "fag". But because I'm gay, it's alright. And with the new approval of the word, "shit," that means that finally I am free to say,


Hey, there, shitty shitty fag fag,
Shitty shitty fag fag, how do you do?
Hey, there, shitty shitty fag fag,
Shitty shitty fag fag, how do you do?

[pleased] Oh this is great!

South Park, some days later. The town has taken to using the S word, with Shit-themed stores and products all over the place. People proudly sport the word on their shirts. An elderly couple walks out of Shit 'n Things and stop just outside the door
Elderly Woman
Why that store has such lovely shit.
Elderly Man
Yeah. [they walk forth] Too bad I don't have shit for cash right now. [camera pans to the right and shows Principal Victoria and Mr. Mackey.]
Principal Victoria
Oh, looks like the weather might turn shitty.
Mr. Mackey
Oh, I don't really give a shit. I've done enough shit outside today and shit.
Man
Shit, Peter, you look like shit.
Peter
No, shit, I feel like shit. I think I-[begins to vomit strenuously, then falls over dead as people gather to see what's the matter]
Woman 1
Holy shit!
Woman 2
Did you see that shit? [Officer Barbrady arrives]
Barbrady
What kind of shit is this?
Man 1
That is some weird shit. [camera pans up into the sky. Voice-overs from here on]
Woman 3
Susan, your shit's ready!
Man 2
Do you know where this shit goes? [cut to a shot of the U.S. with Colorado highlighted. Smoke pours up from cities everywhere]
Man 3
Shit if I know.
Woman 4
Nice going, shit-for-brains.
a high mountain is shown
Man 4
Old McDonald took a shit, E I E I O
Man 5
No shit!
seven knights are shown encased in ice. The smoke reaches them and thaws them out. Music swells. They step forth and walk to the edge of a cliff, looking out over all those towns and cities spewing forth the filthy word. They draw their swords and raise them high, and lightning strikes each of the swords
South Park, another day. Mr. Garrisn is walking down the street, singing.
Mr. Garrison
Hey, there, shitty shitty fag fag,
Shitty shitty fag fag, how do you do?
Hey, there,-
Man 6
[bumps into Garrison] Oh, shit, 'scuse me. [walks away]
Mr. Garrison
Hey, watch it, fag.
Man 6
[stops and backs up] What did you call me?
Mr. Garrison
I called you a fag. Because I'm gay, and that means I'm free to use the word "fag". So piss off, you fag-shitter! [laughs and walks away]
Heh, so hey there, shity shitty fag fag
Shitty shitty fag fag, ba doop a doop doo [walks past Stan and Cartman. Cartman is sucking on a Popsicle]
Stan
This sucks. Now that "shit"'s out, it isn't fun to say it anymore.
Cartman
Yeah, they've taken all the fun out of "shit". We're gonna have to start saying other bad words, like cock and fuck and... meecrob. [licks his Popsicle]
Stan
What's meecrob?
Cartman
You know, that stuff you get as an appetizer at Thai food restaurants. Meecrob, dude, is way grosser than "shit", dude. I'd scarf down a whole wet bucket full of shit before I ate another plate of meecrob. [Kyle rushes in with Kenny behind him]
Kyle
You guys! You guys! I've looked up the word, "shit"! I think it might have something to do with people dying!
Stan
What?
Kyle
Haven't you noticed everyone getting sick? It all started when they said "shit" on television.
Cartman
[dismissive] Oh, Kyle, you are so full of meecrob.
Kyle
I am not full of meecro- what? Look, the word "shit" first showed up in English in the 1340s, the same time as something called, "The Black Death".
Stan
What's that?
Cartman
Kyle, do you still have sand in your vagina about us not going to The Lion King with you?! I mean, shit, dude, let it go.
Kyle
Look! It might be a coincidence, but I think we'd better ask someone. Come on! [They walk past Shit Shack, and one of the knights steps out of the store as they leave. He sniffs a teal shirt with the word "shit" in his right hand.]
Hollywood, day, the HBC building. The network president talks to his staff in a boardroom. They're all smiling
HBC President
...Seventy-five share. My God, I never thought it was possible.
Director 1
[brown hair and tie] Sir, your "shit" idea has turned the entire network around. We're proud to work for you. [all clap]
Director 2
[a blond] Sir, I'd just like to take this opportunity: And, I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say, you are the most creative genius in Hollywood, and... well... I'd let you have me if you wanted.
HBC President
Thanks, Roger, but I've only just started. You see, I've already figured out our new marketing scheme technique for the next run of shows.
Director 3
Whoa!
Director 4
He's unstoppable!
Director 1
What's the new idea?
Director 3
I can hardly wait.
Director 5
I'm about to piss myself!
HBC President
[dramatic. Music swells] This Saturday... on HBC... we're going to say... [music stops] "shit" ...twice.
Director 3
[pauses] Twice!
Director 4
Brilliant!
Director 6
Think of the repetition!
Director 3
It's like saying it once... but double!
HBC President
Well gentlemen, let's get on it!
All
Ho! [they raise their arms up in salute]
South Park Elementary, day. Chef is singing away in the kitchen, serving up lunch for the kids.
Chef
Baby you are so fine, and shit!
The shit you do, the shit you say; I'd jump on your shit any day!
[the boys walk in]
Oh, hello there, children.
The Boys
Hey Chef.
Kyle
Chef, do you know where "shit" comes from?
Chef
Uh, from your ass, children.
Kyle
[holds his left palm out] No no! The word, "shit".
Chef
Oh.
Cartman
[points to Kyle] Detective Sandy Vagina here [Kyle looks angrily at Cartman] thinks that "shit" might have something to do with everyone getting sick.
Kyle
Ungh, it said in my book that the word, "shit", started exactly the same time as something called, "The Black Death".
Chef
The Black Death? Are you sure?
Stan
What's the Black Death, Chef?
Chef
LaToya Jackson, children.
The Boys
Oh.
Chef
But I think back in those days it meant something else: the plague!
The Library, later. Chef reads from a large book on a large table on the ground floor. To his left sit Stan and Kenny, to his right Kyle and Cartman
Chef
It says here the word, "shit" has been around for over 600 years. It comes from the Anglo-Saxon word, "skite".
Kyle
Right. But in the 1340s people in England stopped calling it "skite" and started calling it "shit." The same year as the Black Plague.
Librarian
[walks up with a cart of books] This is the oldest book in the library. [stops and holds up the book] A priceless original of England's history. Just about everything you could want to know about the plague is in this great tome. [blows the dust off the book, and the book disappears in the dust] Oh, shit. Well, this other book has some good information, too. [hands Chef the book and Chef cracks it open. Music starts]
Chef
The Black Plague. Over half of Europe was killed by it.
Stan
Look, they're puking out their intestines, just like the people here. [points]
Chef
Look at this, children. [the boys look closer] It says that the people in England believed that the plague was a curse, a dark magic infliction brought on by a mass utterance of a word of curse.
Stan
Word of curse?
Kyle
A... curse word.
Chef
Of course! I've never even thought about why we use the term "curse word" before.
Stan
Because it brings a curse? Like the Black Death.
Cartman
You guys, look here. [the others move over to see] In this Nancy Drew mystery, Nancy goes to the beach and gets sand trapped in her shoe. This could explain how Kyle got it in his vagina.
Kyle
Cartman, this is serious!!!
Cartman
So am I, Kyle. If that sand in your vagina doesn't get released, you could become a walking time bomb. [laughs]
Librarian
[returns] If you don't mind, I'll have to close up now. They're going to say "shit" seven times on HBC and I- [begins to vomit strenuously, then falls over dead]
Stan
Holy shit!
Cartman
Oh-Ho, gross!
Kyle
Dude, this plague is spreading like wildfire! [Kenny goes under the weather and coughs. The others look]
Stan
Uh oh.
Kenny
(Uh oh.)
Cartman
Kenny's got it. heh heh.
Kyle
We've gotta do something, Chef. If we don't we don't stop that network, [the lead knight looks into the library from the bushes] "shit" will become an even more acceptable word!
Chef
Children, we've got to warn those producers in Hollywood that the plague, and "shit", could be linked!
An airplane, day. Chef and the boys are headed for Hollywood
Captain
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. If you look out the right side of the aircraft you can see some interesting shit. [all look right, except Chef and Kenny] And over on the left side, there's some interesting shit, too. [all look left, except Chef and Kenny] Well, we should be arriving in Los Angeles in about two hours. Until then we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy our shitty service. [Kenny coughs at Cartman]
Cartman
[brushes himself off] Goddamn it, Kenny! Don't get your plague germs on me!
Kyle
Cartman, stop being an asshole! [camera pans left to the lead knight sitting between two men, reading from THE WORLD NEWS. The knight lowers the paper and looks over at the boys, then sips from his coffee cup]
HBC headquarters, Hollywood, day, boardroom.
Director 5
Tha ratings are in, sir. We broke another record last night with the show that said "shit" seven times! [applause]
Director 1
Where is the roof on this thing? I mean, I mean, how can we top ourselves now? [the president walks behind him en route to the head of the table, then sits down]
HBC President
Gentlemen, I have it. The end-all greatest marketing ploy of all time. [applause] Tonight, on HBC, we will air all our sitcoms... LIVE. And have everyone say "shit" in place of their written lines. And we'll call it "Must Shit TV".
Director 1
Bravo!
Director 2
"Night Of A Million Shits!"
HBC President
Now, doing this live will be difficult, so we must- [Chef and the boys burst through the doors]
Chef
Hold on a minute, Mr. Producer!
HBC President
Who are you?
Chef
My name is Chef, and these are the children! We've come to warn you about "shit".
HBC President
[wearily] Oh brother, another Christian protest group.
Director 1
Who wants to take this one?
Director 2
I'll get it. [rises and walks over to the guests, with a box of complimentary gifts] Gentlemen, we appreciate your concern. [starts speaking quickly as he hands out beanie turtles, caps, American flags, and T-shirts. Kenny's eyes are bloodshot now] Here at HBC the general goal is providing the highest and most thought-provoking netertainment. How great it is that we live in a country where an artist can express himself freely. That's not only the American spirit, it's the HBC spirit. Which allows us to make great family programs like Halo The Turtle, and of course, everyone's favorite show, Cop Drama. We can't thank you enough for bringing your concerns to our network, for it is you, the loyal HBC viewer, who makes this great network, and indeed, the great country that it is. [finishes his speech with some confetti, then returns to his chair]
HBC President
Alright, now, as I was saying-
Chef
Hey! Hold on a minute!
HBC President
Aw, are they stil here?
Chef
Haven't you people noticed all the strange things going on?
Kyle
We think that you might have could it by helping make "shit" an everyday word. [the executives just stare back at him]
Director 4
Hm, right, right.
Kyle
It's true. We think that word might be plaguing our friend, Kenny.
HBC President
Do you have any proof of this?
Kyle
...No.
HBC President
Then [rises] get out of here before we have you thrown out!
Cartman
But... we can keep the Halo the Turtle dolls, right?
HBC headquarters, Hollywood, day, outside. Chef and the boys exit the building.
Chef
[defiant] Damn cracker-ass producers!
Stan
Now what are we gonna do, Chef?
Chef
I don't know, children. I guess we've got to get the word out to people some other way.
Lead Knight
[arrives, and brandishes his sword] Aaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.
Stan
Oh shit!
Lead Knight
Stand aside! [the boys make way for him, and he rushes into the building]
HBC headquarters, Hollywood, day, boardroom.
HBC President
Alright, now, we have to get all our biggest names to say "shit", and then we're gonna- [the knight bursts into the room]
Lead Knight
Halt your evil plans!
Executives
Huh?
Lead Knight
I possess the Rune Stone of Undoing! Who is in charge here? [all the directors point to the president]
HBC President
Oh... [buries his face in his hands, believing his staff did something special for him] No, you guys didn't hire me a stripper for my birthday- oh, tell me you guys didn't.
Lead Knight
Show your true form, Geldon, lest you be afraid! Your short time in this world is at an end! [aims the Rune Stone at the president, but nothing happens. The directors just look at him.] Ach. The Rune Stone has no effect! You are not Geldon!
HBC President
I never said I was.
Lead Knight
[wields his sword and rushes towards the president] You will die anyway, for you have spread the word of curse! [decapitates a director]
HBC President
Security! [two officers come in with guns drawn and fire away at the knight]
Lead Knight
Ach! [the gunfire forces him out a window, and he falls to the ground five floors below] oh.
HBC headquarters, Hollywood, day, outside. Chef and the boys approach the fallen knight.
Chef
Who are you?
Lead Knight
Take this. [reaches out, and gives Stan the stone.]
Stan
What are we supposed to do with it?
Lead Knight
Eeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. [expires]
Kyle
Now what?
Chef
We've got to find people who would know what the hell this is all about. Children, we're goin' to have to go to the land of castles, knights, and kings!
Las Vegas, sunset, a view of the Strip, showing many of the attractions that can be found there.
Announcer
[as Chef and the boys take a people-mover in] Lords and Ladies, we bid you welcome to the grandest casino in the land, Excalibur! [a shot of the casino inside, with craps table, one-armed bandits, etc.]
Barker
Take a free spin. Double your odds. [Chef and the boys approach]
Chef
'Scuse me. Do you work here?
Barker
How can I help you, noble sir?
Kyle
We need some help identifying an ancient English stone.
Barker
A what?
Stan
It might hold the key to a curse.
Barker
Uh... I can help get you some credit or a comp meal, perhaps.
Stan
Dude, we need help from the British!
Barker
Look kid, This is just a casino. I can't help you. You know, not every British person knows about wizards [begins chuckling] and dragons and curses.
Chef
We just need help identifying this. [holds up the stone]
Barker
[suddenly concerned, with hushed tones] The Rune Stome of Gaelic! Where did you get this?
Stan
You know what it is?
Barker
The Skire once spoke of such a stone! Come, we must see the sorcerer! [leads Chef and the boys off]
South Park, bar, night. The men are gathered there once again
Announcer
Get ready for "Must Shit TV"! Starting now, four straight hours of pure shit! It's all live!
On the set of the Drew Carey show. Drew and Mimi are onstage, with Drew sitting at his desk
Drew
Hey! Heh, shit! Heh. [studio audience laughs] Ya ain't shit.
Mimi
Yeah. Dude, ya ain't shit! [more laughs]
HBC President
This is it. My greatest work.
Excalibur, inside. The barker leads Chef and the boys down a hall and run into a waitress dressed as a damsel
Waitress
Cocktails. Cocktails.
Barker
These Americans wish to see the Skire!
Waitress
Let us make haste to the inner sanctum!
Excalibur, the hallway to the Inner Sanctum. The barker and waitress lead Chef and the boys through
Barker
How could you foolish Americans bring the wrath of scorn by mass-chanting the word of wretchedness?!
Chef
Uh, yeah. We didn't mean to.
Barker
Didn't you realize "shit" is a curse word?!
Stan
Well, yeah, but I don't think that we knew "curse word" meant... curse word.
Barker
Ha! Leave it to Americans to think that "no" means yes, "pissed" means angry, and "curse word" means something other than a word that's cursed!!
The Inner Sanctum. The group enters and walks towards the sorcerer
Sorcerer
Let me see the stone. [takes it and walks off to his right]
Chef
But I don't get it. People use curse words all the time.
Barker
Saying a word of curse once in a while does nothing. It's only when spoken repeatedly and en masse that the curse takes place.
Sorcerer
[now seated at a table with a book of runes open] I've seen this before. Stones that were used by the Knights of Standards and Practices.
Chef
Knights of Standards and Practices?
Sorcerer
A legion of men sworn to do whatever necessary to keep the words at bay. But... they were just a myth.
South Park, bar, night. The men watch the Drew Carey Show
Mimi
You know what? You're dumb as shit!
Drew
Oh yeah?! Well, I don't really give a shit!
Randy
Ya know, that word's kind of getting old. It's not really... funny anymore.
Man 7
Yeah, they're gonna have to come up with a new swear word soon.
Mr. Garrison
Well, they can't use "fag". Because you can't say "fag" unless you're a homosexual.
Randy
Really? So we can't say ***?
Mr. Garrison
No. See, you got beeped.
Man 7
You mean you have to be a *** to say ***?
Mr. Garrison
That's right.
Jimbo
Well, that's not fair! I should be able to say "fag". [realizes he wasn't beeped]
Randy
...Hey, you didn't get beeped.
Jimbo
Uh oh.
Mr. Garrison
Well, well, well! Guess we learned something new about you, Jimbo, you freakin' fag! You wanna make out or something?
Drew
[shown] Oh, man, I am up shit creek.
On the set of the Drew Carey show. The door to stage C opens and in gallop the knights with swords drawn
Mimi
Serves you right, shit-for-brains!
Drew
Yeah, how could I be such a dumb sh-
Lead Knight
Say not the word of curse! [throws his sword at Drew. The sword enters through Drew's mouth and out the left side of his head. The handle forces him off his chair and onto a cubicle wall]
HBC President
What the?
Mimi
[rushing in] Holy shit! [another knight chops Mimi's head off from behind]
South Park, bar, night. The men watch the Drew Carey Show
Mr. Garrison
Oh boy, this show is really reaching for plot now!
Excalibur, the Inner Sanctum. The Sorcerer continues with the mythology of the knights.
Sorcerer
The knights were formed to keep curse words to a minimum. Should a curse word ever be let out, they would return. A rune for each word of curse was made, representing each of the eight words that so offended God...
Stan
Look, there's the F-word.
Kyle
And asshole.
Cartman
I knew it! Meecrob! [the word is shown in close-up] Meecrob is a curse word! God must hate it as much as I do!
Sorcerer
Look at this: The writing here claims this stone can defeat the evil Geldon [the page he reads from show a dragon], who will rise when the word of curse has been said enough times to give him power. Then all the world will be destroyed.
Stan
All the world destroyed?
Cartman
My house, too?
Chef
Oh no!
Sorcerer
What?
Chef
Tonight is the "Night of a Million Shits" on HBC! It's gonna be said over and over!
Sorcerer
Then we haven't much time. We must go!
On the set of the Drew Carey show. The blond knight approaches the cameraman
Blond Knight
Turn off those devices of broadcast!
HBC President
What is going on here?! Stop this shit!
Blond Knight
We are the Royal Order of Standards and Practices! [a bald knight joins him]
Bald Knight
We command you to stop saying the curse word!
HBC President
Listen, Mr. Shinypants, I am the head of this network, and I will say "shit" all I want! Shit, shit, shit shit shit, shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit, [gasp. A rumble is heard], shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit! [stops. The rumble gets very loud and the ground begins to heave, as if an earthquake is occuring. The ground splits open and the Geldon rises from it. The audience screams as the Geldon breathes real fire out at them.]
Oh, shit!
South Park, bar, night. The TV screen is show, with the HBC logo.
Announcer
And now, back to Must Shit TV, here on HBC.
On the set of the Drew Carey show. The terror continues - the knights fight the geldon valiantly.
Lead Knight
He is too strong! We cannot fight him without the rune stone!
Director 1
My, my GOD, sir! What have you unleashed upon the world?!
HBC President
I didn't know. [begins to weep into his hands] I didn't know!!!
South Park, bar, night. The men watch in increasing disbelief
Randy
I, I can't follow this shitty storyline at all.
On the set of the Drew Carey show. The terror continues, but Chef and the boys arrive
Kyle
Wait! [the Geldon lets loose another blast of fire]
Cartman
[as the geldon sets more fires] Oh boy, that thing has really got sand in it's vagina! [one knight's horse's tail is on fire.]
Lead Knight
The rune stone! Point it towards Geldon! [Kyle does as ordered, and a flash of light emanates from the rune stone, stunning the Geldon]
Geldon
Agh. Dude, lame. Lame! [the ground opens up again and the geldon drops down into the hole] Bummer, dudes. [the ground closes up again]
Cartman
What a stupid voice.
Kyle
It's okay. The curse has been lifted. [the audience falls silent. Kyle and Stan are on stage.]
Stan
Yeah. We all gotta make sure it doesn't come back.
Kyle
You see, we've learned something today. Swearing can be fun, but doing it all the time causes a lot of problems.
Cut to Kyle's home, where he's on TV
Kyle
We're all saying the S-word too much! [Ike hops in]
Ike
Kyle.
Sheila
[on the sofa with Gerald] Look, Gerald. Kyle's on television! [she's sewing as he reads the paper]
Gerald
[doesn't look up] Uh huh.
Cut to the old folks' home
Kyle
The knights of Standards and Practices were created to make sure that bad words were kept to a minimum. "Curse words" They're called that because they are a curse. We have to go back to only using curse words in rare, extreme circumstances.
Stan
And besides, too much use of a dirty word takes away from its... impact. We believe in free speech and all that, but... keeping a few words taboo just adds to the fun of English.
Cartman
[camera cuts to him] So please, everyone, From now on you've got to try and watch your language. [murmurs and a smattering of applause come from the audience.]
South Park, bar, night. The men think over the boys' message
The men
[one by one] Yeah.
Randy
That makes sense.
Colleague 1
Ain't that right?
Mr. Garrison
Is this still part of the show?
On the set of the Drew Carey show. The place is calm now.
HBC President
We're sorry, noble knights of Standards and Practices. [the knights and the executives approach each other] From now on, we will obey your laws.
Blond Knight
See that you do!
Chef
I'm very proud of you, children. Let's all go home and find a nice white woman to make love to.
Stan
Yeah! And Kenny didn't die!
Kenny
(Yeah, I didn't- [he kneels over, his intestines pouring out over the sound stage]
Stan
Holy shi- [quickly taps his mouth with his hands and releases] poop.
Cartman
Hah, I love you guys.
End of It Hits the Fan


  502: "It Hits the Fan" edit
Story Elements

Cop DramaHBC Network • "Shitty Shitty Fag Fag" • Drew CareyThe Knights of Standards and PracticesGeldonBubonic Plague

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South Park: The Complete Fifth Season