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South Park: Rainforest Schmainforest

As punishment, the boys are sent to the Costa Rican rainforest to sing with a children's choir. The perky choir director gets them lost among giant bugs and snakes, and Kenny forms a relationship with a girl who lives in another state. The kids experience what the rainforest is really like.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 301
Airdate: Wednesday April 07th, 1999

Special Guest Stars
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
voiced Miss Stevens

Guest Stars
Toddy WaltersToddy Walters
voiced Kelly
El Che BoludoEl Che Boludo
voiced Costa Rica's President
Main Cast
Trey Parker (2)Trey Parker (2)
voiced Stan Marsh, Eric Theodore Cartman, Herbert Garrison, Officer Barbrady, Terrance, Timmy, Ned Gerblanski, Satan, Randy Marsh,& Various
Matt StoneMatt Stone
voiced Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McKormick, Gerald Broflovski, Pip Pirrup, Jesus, Jimbo Kearn, Phillip, Saddam & Various
Mary Kay BergmanMary Kay Bergman
voiced Wendy Testaburger, Liane Cartman, Sheila Broflovski, Sharon Marsh, Mrs. McKormick, Mayor McDaniels, Ms. Crabtree & Various
Episode Notes
During a 2008 marathon leading up to season 12, this episode was aired as the "Best Foreign Film."

Episode Quotes
Miss Stevens: Now, we've got a loooong trip ahead of us, so let's take the opportunity to learn our choreography.
Cartman: (quietly) The nightmare begins.

Miss Stevens: Eric, Costa Rica is a third-world country. These people are much poorer than those in the U.S.
Cartman: Well, why the hell don't they get jobs?! (opens the window and yells out) Hey! Why don't you people quit slacking off, and get a job! What's wrong with you?! Go to college!

Stan: Oh my god, they killed Kenny!
Kyle: You bastards!
Kelly: What? Who killed him?!
Stan: They did.
Kelly: Who's 'they'?
Stan: You know . . . they.
Kyle: They're bastards.
Kelly: Don't just stand there! Help him!!!
Stan: Help him?
Kyle: What?

Episode Goofs
On the outside of the bus during the tour through Costa Rica, there are ten windows and nine kids' heads looking forward, yet on the inside, there are only seven kids on each side, and only five or six windows.

When the construction workers find the choir group after all the kids are sitting on the truck, Kenny is in the drivers seat. A few seconds later, Kenny is nowhere near the truck and talking to Kelly.

Cultural References
Stan: Oh my God, dude!! I just saw Tony Danza!!

Tony Danza is an American actor and talk show host, best-known for being on the shows, Who's the Boss, Taxi, and The Tony Danza Show.

Cartman: God-damned stupid hippie activist! I should be home nestled in the couch with my Mr. Kitty right now watching Fat Abbot cartoons and...

Fat Abbot is a parody of Fat Albert, the children's' cartoon show. We saw the boys watch the Fat Abbot show in episode "Clubhouses."

Cartman: Who'd you expect? Merv Griffin?

Merv Griffin is a famous singer, band leader, movie actor, TV personality, and show creator. He is best known for hosting his talk show, The Merv Griffin Show from 1962 - 1986.

Episode References
Cartman: I should be home nestled in the couch with my Mr. Kitty right now watching Fat Abbot cartoons..

Fat Abbot appears in the episode "Clubhouses" during several scenes.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker (2)  |  Matt Stone
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