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South Park: Jared Has Aides

South Park becomes obsessed with Jared, the guy who lost a lot of weight eating at Subway restaurants, and they are shocked to learn he had help from aides. Of course, they think he meant "AIDS" and they are furious with him. Meanwhile, the boys fatten up Butters so he can lose weight eating Chinese food, just like Jared did with Subway.

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x1
Production Number: 602
Airdate: Wednesday March 06th, 2002

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
Mona MarshallMona Marshall
voiced Sheila Broflovski, Linda Stotch & Various
Eliza SchneiderEliza Schneider
voiced Mayor McDaniels, Liane Cartman, Mrs. McKormick, Wendy Testaburger, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh & Various


The episode begins with the boys prank calling the owner of City Wok Chinese Restaurant. The boys are amused by his Chinese accent and continue to call him until he realizes it's a prank. Meanwhile, Jared Fogle pays a visit to South Park. He is greeted like a hero and he gives a speech to the townspeople about his views on weight loss. Afterward, the boys go to speak to Jared. He tells them that it isn't JUST eat Subway that helped him lose weight, he also got aides. The boys are shocked, thinking he meant that he had AIDS, but explains that he hired a personal trainer and a dietician. They breathe a sigh of relief, understanding. Jared begins to believe that maybe he should tell everyone the entire truth about his weight loss...

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Episode Notes
After complaints from viewers due to Butters' parents treatment of him, this episode was banned from Comedy Central.

Episode Quotes
Stan: Yeah, it's only in America somebody could become famous because they go from being a big fat ass to NOT being a big fat ass.

Kyle: Chef, we need Butters to gain about fifty pounds, fast.
Chef: Fifty pounds? Why?
Cartman: Uh... School project.
Chef: Well, if you want him to get really fat as fast as possible, one of you will have to marry him.
Stan: Marry him?
Chef: It definitely worked for every woman I ever met.

Kyle: (regarding the new, fat Butters) Wow! He looks great!
Stan: How do you feel, Butters?
Butters: Well... kinda like Cartman.

Cultural References
Title: "Jared Has Aides"

This entire episode is mocking Subway restaurants and Jared Fogle, their spokesman who lost weight partially due to eating low fat Subway sandwiches.

Cartman: Who do you think I'm talking about Butters, Joyce DeWitt?

Joyce DeWitt is an actress best known for her role as Janet Wood, on the sitcom Three's Company.

Visual: Times Square

When people finally realize that AIDS is funny, we see a scene of Times Square in New York City, where the reader board declares that AIDS is officially funny at last.

Cartman: (singing) Da da da DAH da....

When Cartman is outside waiting for Butters' parents to drive up, he is singing the theme from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker (2)  |  Matt Stone
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