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South Park: The Passion of the Jew

Each of the boys sees the film, The Passion of the Christ, and each reacts to it differently. Cartman wants to punish the Jews for their role in Christ’s death, Kyle questions his faith in Judaism, and Stan and Kenny visit Mel Gibson in Malibu to get their money back.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x3
Production Number: 804
Airdate: Wednesday March 31st, 2004



  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (8 Votes cast)
Main Cast
Trey Parker (2)
voiced Stan Marsh, Eric Theodore Cartman, Herbert Garrison, Officer Barbrady, Terrance, Timmy, Ned Gerblanski, Satan, Randy Marsh,& Various
Matt Stone
voiced Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McKormick, Gerald Broflovski, Pip Pirrup, Jesus, Jimbo Kearn, Phillip, Saddam & Various
Mona Marshall
voiced Sheila Broflovski, Linda Stotch & Various
April Stewart
voiced Liane Cartman, Wendy Testaburger, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh & Various

Recap

The boys are playing together when Kyle and Cartman begin to argue. Cartman brings up the fact that Kyle is Jewish, and he tells Kyle about the movie, The Passion of the Christ and how Mel Gibson says Jews are the devil. Cartman really rubs it in Kyle’s face about how popular The Passion of the Christ was, and taunts Kyle about how he must be scared to see the film, because he’s scared of the truth. ..

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Episode Notes
Cartman's chant "Es ist Zeit für Rache!, Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten!", translated into English, is "It is time for revenge! We must exterminate the Jews!"



Episode Quotes
Cartman: You know what I think Kyle? I think you're scared. You're scared of the truth. If you aren't scared then go see it. Go see The Passion and tell me I'm wrong. 400 million dollars Kyle. The highest grossing film of all time. Those numbers don't lie. Mel Gibson, Kyle . . . Mel . . . Gibson.
Kyle: You're just a stupid asshole, Cartman.

Cartman: Approaching planet. What's the atmosphere reading, Jew?
Kyle: I already told you I'm a Vulcan!
Cartman: Oookay. What's the atmosphere reading, Vulcan Jew?

(Telephone conversation between Stan and Cartman, both unaware that one is the other)
Cartman: Mel Gibson's The Passion Fan Club.
Stan: Hi, uh, my friend and I just went to see The Passion-
Cartman: Uh-huh, so you want to join the fan club now. Our first meeting is tomorrow at 5:30 PM.
Stan: No no no, no, we want our money back.
Cartman: ... What?
Stan: We think the movie sucked and we want Mel Gibson to give us back our $18.00. Do you know how we can get in touch with him?
Cartman: You thought it sucked? Sir, apparently you don't understand what Mel Gibson was trying to do. He was trying to express — through cinema — the horror and filthiness of the common Jew. It has made people the world over open their eyes.
Stan: Look kid, we just thought it was a bad movie, so tell us how we can get in touch with Mel Gibson so we can get our money back.
Cartman: If I knew where Mel Gibson was, I'd be down on the floor licking his balls at this very moment, sir. All I know is he lives somewhere in Malibu. Now stop wasting me and Mel Gibson's time, you little wussy prick.
Stan: Hey, don’t take that tone with me kid, I’ll kick your ass!
Cartman: Oh yeah? I’d like to see you try, asshole, I’m like six feet tall!
Stan: I don’t care, you sound like a littlebitch to me!
Cartman: Bitch? Don’t call me 'bitch,' I’ll pop your f***ing head open!
Stan: Yeah, you want to bring it, you little pussy?
Cartman: I already brought it, bitch! I brought it, set it down on the table and opened it, bitch!
Stan: Wait a minute – Cartman?
(Gaping, Cartman hangs up the phone and walks away)



Episode Goofs
Cartman says the “Passion of the Christ” is the top grossing film of all time.
“The Passion” isn't close to the top grossing movie, it fact it wasn't even the top grossing movie of 2004, it only made it to #3.
(As of May 1st, 2012) Domestically it's #18 & Worldwide it's #62.



Cultural References
Title: The Passion of the Jew

The episode's title is a parody of the controversial film The Passion of the Christ (2004).

Visual: Kyle's Dream

In Kyle's dream, one of the Jews crucifying Jesus is Alan Alda from M*A*S*H.

Stan: This is just like when we got our money back for BASEketball.

BASEketball (1998) was a movie starring Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Mel Gibson: Freedom!

This is a line from Braveheart (1995) said by Gibson himself.

Visual: Mel Gibson's fruit hat, clown makeup, banjo-like instrument, and yelling "woo-hoo!"

Mel Gibson appears in drag with a Carmen Miranda fruit hat, and then as a clown, with a banjo-like instrument, and also jumps around shouting "woo-hoo". All these scenes were borrowed from the 1943 Daffy Duck cartoon "Yankee Doodle Daffy."



Episode References
Cartman: I saw Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion, and Mel Gibson says, in the movie, Jews are the Devil!

Cartman first mentions Mel Gibson's film in episode 8x01, "Good Times with Weapons", when he says, "Oh yeah? My mom took me to see Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion, and Mel Gibson says you are a sloth and you are a liar. And if the Road Warrior says it, it must be true."



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker (2)  |  Matt Stone
 
Warning: South Park season 8 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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