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Season 2

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NOTE: In the second season, the writers stopped inserting the obligatory lessons at the end of the shows. There is usually some sort of moment of truth, instead, that is too vague to accurately transcribe.

Episode 201: Terrance and Phillip in "Not Without My Anus"
Premiere:

April 1, 1998
Plot:
Terrance and Phillip have their day in court, Terrance is accused of murder and Phillip is defending them. TV critic Scott is prosecuting the case. Terrance gets acquitted, and Scott vows revenge. Saddam Hussein calls Scott, and offers to get rid of Terrance and Phillip if Scott can bring him and the Iraqi army to Canada. Saddam sends an anonymous letter to Terrance that his daughter with Celine Dion, Sally, is being held captive in Iran. Terrance and Phillip go to Iran, pick up Sally and return safely. But by that time, Saddam has taken over Canada. When Scott finds out that Terrance and Phillip are alive and well in Canada, he asks them to strap a bomb to themselves during a football game where Saddam will announce his official takeover. Instead of sacrificing themselves, Terrance and Phillip call everybody in Canada and convince them to bring gas masks to the game, so that the fans can fart the Iraqis to death. After the gas dissipates from the stadium, Celine Dion leads everybody to a rousing rendition of "O, Canada."
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Episode 202: Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut
Premiere:

April 22, 1998
Plot:
Picks up from Episode 113, Mephesto is about to reveal Cartman's father, but he is shot and must be taken to the hospital. America's Most Wanted comes to South Park to dramatize the story. Chef and the boys go to the hospital with Mephesto, and the rest of the town is at the shoot for AMW. There is a big snowstorm, and the people at the shoot resort to cannibalism, and power is lost at the hospital. Kenny is sent out to put the generator online so that the life support machines can work. When Mephesto regains consciousness, he reveals that Mrs. Cartman is Eric Cartman's father -- she is a hermaphrodite, but she cannot bear children. So, who is Cartman's real mother?
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Used himself as a conductor to power the hospital so that Mephesto could live. Notable as the first time Kenny intentionally kills himself, and for a "noble" cause to boot.
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Episode 204: Ike's Wee-Wee
Premiere:

May 20, 1998
Plot:
The school counselor, Mr. Mackey, lectures Mr. Garrison's class on how drugs are bad ("m'kay?"). He passes around some marijuana so the kids will know how it smells, but the sample gets lost. The school fires Mr. Mackey for being a drug pusher. Meanwhile, Ike is going to have his bris, which Kyle wants to save him from so that his penis (fireman) won't get cut off. Kyle puts him on a train for Nebraska, and makes an Ike dummy out of discarded bones. When Kyle brings the dummy home, a dog drags it into the street, and gets run over. Kyle's parents assume that Ike is now dead, and it is revealed that he was actually a Canadian orphan (explaining his similarities to Terrance and Phillip). Kyle admits after the funeral that Ike is actually in Nebraska, and he is retrieved. After a short bender, Mr. Mackey goes through rehab and returns to work.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Falls into an open grave, and the tombstone falls in shortly afterwards, crushing him.
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Episode 203: Chickenlover
Premiere:

May 27, 1998
Plot:
Somebody in South Park is having sex with chickens, and Officer Barbrady is on the case. The perpetrator leaves notes behind as clues to the next occurrence, but there is one problem: Barbrady can't read. He enrolls at South Park elementary, under the dubious tutelage of Mr. Garrison. Frustrated at the steep learning curve, he deputizes the boys to help him read the notes. Each note refers to a book available from the bookmobile driven by a guy reminiscent of Doug Henning. They finally track the Chickenlover down, and it turns out to be the driver, who planned the whole thing as a way to get Barbrady to learn how to read.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Crushed by a falling pine tree.
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Episode 205: Conjoined Fetus Lady
Premiere:

June 3, 1998
Plot:
While the kids are playing dodgeball in Chef's gym class, Kyle gets a severe nosebleed from a direct hit from Pip, who is very strong when provoked. He is taken to the nurse's office, which is widely regarded as a horrific place by the students. Kyle discovers the reason: the nurse has a stillborn conjoined twin fetus attached to her head. Kyle's mother hears about it and decides to make the town more aware of the nurse's condition. During this crusade, South Park Elementary is invited to compete in the state dodgeball finals in Denver. With Pip as a secret weapon, they defeat Denver, and proceed to the nationals in Washington. Back in South Park, the whole town is holding a festival in the nurse's honor. The Washington team forfeits to avoid playing the Chinese team, leaving South Park to face almost certain death. However, Pip manages to hit the entire Chinese team with one throw, but only after everybody on the South Park team is injured. The team returns to South Park, but they are not yet sensitive to the nurse's condition, but that's OK by the nurse, who didn't want to be celebrated in the first place.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Slammed into a wall by a speeding Chinese dodgeball.
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Episode 206: The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka
Premiere:

June 10, 1998
Plot:
Mr. Garrison assigns the class to ask Vietnam veterans they know about their experiences. The boys go to Jimbo and Ned, who now have a hunting show opposite "Jesus and Pals." Their story is so outrageous, Mr. Garrison fails them for cheating. The boys get their revenge by sending Jimbo and Ned phony videos depicting the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka, which causes any one who gazes upon it to become catatonic. The videos boost ratings for Jimbo and Ned, so Jesus is forced to retool his show to keep up. Jimbo and Ned go hunting for the frog, and Ned becomes catatonic when he sees the boys' plastic prop. The boys admit to Jimbo that it was a hoax, but Ned still won't wake up. They are invited to "Jesus and Pals" where they are encouraged to make up more dirty details and start fighting. Jesus brings an end to the ensuing violence by calming down the studio and sending his producer to hell.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Ripped apart by audience members of "Jesus and Pals."
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Episode 207: City on the Edge of Forever
Premiere:

June 17, 1998
Plot:
Also known as the Flashbacks Episode, Ms. Crabtree's bus is stranded on a snowy cliff, and must go for help. She warns the children that if they leave the bus, a big, scary monster will eat them. While on the bus, the children have flashbacks to vignettes from previous episodes, except that this time everything ends up involving ice cream. Ms. Crabtree gets sidetracked from getting help when she winds up doing stand-up comedy. Back on the bus, a boy wearing a red Star Trek shirt decides to leave the bus and actually gets eaten by a monster. Eventually, the bus falls off the cliff into a giant tub of ice cream, which prompts Cartman to realize that it has been all a dream. When Cartman wakes up and starts eating beetles for breakfast, Stan wakes up and realizes that he was dreaming about Cartman's dream.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Eaten by the monster. Also killed in a flashback by Fonzie's motorcycle. NOTE: Kenny is seen again on the bus after it falls from the cliff, but since it was a dream, it cannot be technically counted as a continuity error.
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Episode 208: Summer Sucks
Premiere:

June 24, 1998
Plot:
At the end of the school year, Mr. Garrison has lost Mr. Hat, and must endure without him. Summer doesn't work out well for the boys, who can't go sledding or build snowmen anymore, and their only source of summer pleasure, fireworks, have been banned. For South Park's July 4th celebration, the Mayor gets a giant "snake" instead of fireworks. Jimbo takes matters into his own hands by going to Mexico to get fireworks. On his way back, he is arrested for smuggling explosives. Back in South Park, the snake is lit, but it produces an incredible amount of ash, so much that it carves a path of destruction throughout North America. Ash arrives in New York after Dr. Katz tells Mr. Garrison that he is gay, not Mr. Hat, and then it destroys the Mexican prison holding Jimbo. Jimbo brings the Fireworks back to South Park, and they are fired at the snake, making the ash disintegrate, fall like snow, and extinguish the snake. Mr. Garrison returns and introduces Mr. Twig, who will replace Mr. Hat in the classroom next fall.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Crushed by a fence toppled by a falling pillar of black ash.
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Episode 209: Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls
Premiere:

August 19, 1998
Plot:
The Sundance Film Festival moves to South Park after its original locale has turned from a quaint mountain town into another Los Angeles. At first, the town is happy to have all the people there boosting the local economy, but the Hollywood types start to impose. This is most harmful to Mr. Hankey, who has to live in the sewer when it's not Christmas. All the extra waste has disrupted his environment, causing him to slowly die. Kyle convinces him to come to the surface to confront the festival chairman. The dry air, however, is also harmful to Mr. Hankey, who only escapes death my eating Chef's new culinary invention: Salty Chocolate Balls. Mr. Hankey uses his powers to summon the sewage to rise and drive out the festival.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Trampled by festivalgoers leaving a screening.
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Episode 210: Chickenpox
Premiere:

August 26, 1998
Plot:
Shelly gets chicken pox and has to be hospitalized. The doctor explains to Mrs. Marsh that it can be worse for older children. She decides that Stan should get it while he's young, so she convinces the other boys' parents to get all of them infected by sending Stan, Cartman, and Kyle to Kenny's house to sleep over, since Kenny already has it. Stan and Cartman get sick, but Kyle sill doesn't get it. He eventually overhears his mother on the phone talking about the plan. He decides to get even with the parents by getting a prostitute to give them herpes by using their toothbrushes and so forth. Afterwards, Kyle eventually comes down with chicken pox really hard, and all the boys are hospitalized. All the parents come to visit them, and the boys confess that they gave them the Herpes that they all have now. The parents see the error of their ways and everybody has a good laugh.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Heart failure while in the hospital. NOTE: this is the first time Kenny dies from natural causes.
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Episode 211: Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods
Premiere:

September 2, 1998
Plot:
Mr. Garrison takes his class to the local planetarium for a field trip. Cartman leaves the show to audition for a Cheezy Poofs commercial outside. The rest of class ends up being hypnotized when the planetarium owner turns up the intensity of the projection. He implants a post-hypnotic suggestion that they continue to come back to the planetarium. One of the "volunteers" from the planetarium stows away on the school bus and collapses from a nervous attack. He is taken to the nurse's office where Mr. Mackey mind-melds with him to discover the secret of the planetarium. Mr. Mackey tries to stop the evil plan, but he is trapped into sitting through the show himself. Cartman saves the day when comes to the planetarium to boast about getting in the commercial. He accidentally redirects the lights into the planetarium owner's eyes, but since nobody implanted a suggestion while the lights were on, his mind is left empty.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Head blown off while Stan and Kyle experiment with the planetarium projector.
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Episode 212: Clubhouses
Premiere:

September 23, 1998
Plot:
Wendy wants to set up Bebe with Kyle, so she ask Stan if the four of them can play "Truth or Dare" in his clubhouse. However, Stan doesn't actually have one, so he and Kyle start to build one. Cartman and Kenny are excluded and they decide to build one themselves. While Stan and Kyle are working on their clubhouse, Stan's parents get divorced, and his mother brings home a new husband. Cartman and Kenny finish theirs first, so Cartman asks Kenny to find some girls to take to the clubhouse. He brings back two teenage runaways who have a big party in the clubhouse. Stan uses his clubhouse to conspire to bring his parents back together, and to bait his new stepfather into a bear trap.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Trampled by moshing teenagers.
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Episode 213: Cow Days
Premiere:

September 30, 1998
Plot:
South Park is having it's 14th annual "Cow Days." It's a rodeo/carnival to celebrate the cow. This year, a giant cow-shaped clock that "moos" is unveiled that will be a landmark in South Park for years to come. The boys are at the carnival, where they play a game to win Terrance and Phillip dolls by tossing balls into the mouth of Jennifer Love Hewitt. They run out of money, so Cartman is enlisted to compete in the bull-riding event so that they can win $5000 to continue playing the game. Meanwhile, the cows of South Park form a cult based on the clock, and they take it to the middle of a valley to worship it. Back at the rodeo, Cartman wins the competition, despite suffering from head trauma he received during practice that makes him think he's a Vietnamese prostitute. The man operating the Terrance and Phillip game decides to just trade the boys the dolls for the $5000, which the boys happily hand over. However, the dolls turn out to be shoddy imitations, so the boys declare "shenanigans" and the whole town attacks the cut-rate carnival. During the riot, the cows are found, but rather than be herded again, they all jump off a cliff, committing mass suicide.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Impaled by the horn of a charging bull.
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Episode 214: Chef Aid
Premiere:

October 7, 1998
Plot:
Alanis Morrisette has recorded a hit single with "Stinky Britches," a song that Chef wrote twenty years ago. When he asks for songwriting credit, the record company sues him for copyright infringement. They hire Johnny Cochrane for the suit, and win thanks to his unbeatable "Chewbacca" defense. Now Chef owes them two million dollars. He refuses to raise money for the suit; instead he tries to raise two million to hire Cochrane for the appeal. The boys sell candy to Chef's old rock star buddies and Chef whores himself to the women of South Park. Still a million and a half short the next day, Chef is forced to go to jail. The boys instead try to raise the money by holding a concert in Chef's benefit: "Chef Aid." All the rock stars that bought the candy show up to support Chef, but the concert is sabotaged by the record company president. However, Cochrane is so moved by the turn out for Chef, that he takes the case pro bono. Chef wins his case, and Mr. Hat returns to Mr. Garrison, to boot.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Head bitten off by Ozzy Osbourne.
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Special: Chef: Behind the Menu
Premiere:

October 18, 1998
Plot:
In a parody of VH1's "Behind the Music," acquaintances of Chef (including rock stars such as Elton John, Ozzy Osborne, Meat Loaf, Flea, and Joe Strummer) give live-action interviews about their relationships with him and how he has shaped popular music since the 1970's. They talk about his early bootleg recordings, his way with women (and men), his trip to Las Vegas that ended up stranding him in South Park, and his world-famous Salisbury Steak.

Episode 215: Spooky Fish
Premiere:

October 28, 1998
Plot:
This episode was presented in "Spooky Vision": pictures of Barbra Streisand were in each corner of the screen for the duration. Mrs. Marsh's monthly visitor, Aunt Flo, gave Stan a goldfish for a present. Stan thought it was spooky, but his mother made him graciously accept it. The first night, the fish killed two people, and Mrs. Marsh buried them in the backyard, thinking she was covering up for Stan. Officer Barbrady dropped by to inquire about the missing victims, but Mrs. Marsh imprisoned him in the basement, without his pants. Meanwhile, Cartman is alternately his normal self and a goateéd nice guy. Eventually the two arrive at the bus stop together, and the rest of the boys and Chef figure out that this new Cartman is from an evil parallel universe, and they assume that the fish is from there as well. They find out that the fish was bought at "Indian Burial Ground Pet Shop," which has a vortex to the other dimension. The evil Stan and Kyle come through the vortex to retrieve "evil" Cartman, and release the rest of the evil animals from the store. The good Stan and Kyle get the device to send people back to the evil universe during the ensuing frenzy, and send back the evil Stan and Kyle. They try to keep the "evil" Cartman and send away the other, but the "good" Cartman tricks them and manages to stay.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Eye and brain eaten by the evil goldfish.
NOTE: This is the first time that nothing to the effect of "Oh my God, they killed Kenny" was said.
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Episode 216: Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!
Premiere:

December 9, 1998
Plot:
The boys go to Nebraska to spend the holidays with Cartman's grandparents. Cartman's uncle Howard has to join the family dinner via satellite since he is in prison. That night, he breaks out with the help of his cellmate, Charles Manson. The next morning, the boys ask to go to the mall to see Mr. Hankey, but nobody would take them. So, Manson offers to hotwire Grandpa's car and take them himself. While at the mall, Kyle discovers that "Mr. Hankey" is just some guy in a costume, takes off his mask, and provokes a riot. As the cops are tear-gassing the angry kids, they see Manson and take after him. The chase leads back to the Cartman residence. Uncle Howard tries to take the family hostage, but Manson, having discovered the True Meaning of Christmas, surrenders.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Shot by the SWAT team.
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Episode 217: Gnomes
Premiere:

December 16, 1998
Plot:
To keep the school board from firing him for incompetence, Mr. Garrison assigns group oral reports to his class. The boys are put in a group with Tweek, the jittery son of a coffee shop owner. Tweek suggests doing the report on the underpants gnomes that steal his underwear every morning at 3:30. The boys stay over at his house to witness it and write a report. Mr. Tweek was offered $500,000 earlier by Mr. Postum, who wanted to turn his store into a "Harbucks" franchise. Mr. Tweek rejects the offer, and that night suggests that the boys do their report on how large corporations try to push out small business. The boys stay up drinking coffee instead, so Mr. Tweek writes the report himself and gives it to the boys. At that moment, the gnomes arrive, but only Tweek is paying attention. In the morning, they give the report to the school board, which praises their work and allows Mr. Garrison to keep his job. The board uses the boys to put up a proposition to keep Harbucks out of South Park. While they try to figure out a way to learn about corporations, and not reveal that they cheated, the gnomes return. The gnomes invite them to their underground operation, and teach them how they have a three phase plan that goes from stealing underwear to making profit (even though phase two has not yet been defined). Meanwhile, the new Harbucks is failing and decides to close down amidst the proposition voting. The boys arrive and announce that the gnomes taught them that big corporations are good, and that Harbucks is so big because they make good coffee. Everybody finally tastes the coffee and discover its superiority to Tweek's, even Mr. Tweek, who is offered the manager's position.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Crushed by a falling bin of underpants.
References

Episode 218: Prehistoric Ice Man
Premiere:

January 20, 1999
Plot:
Kyle falls into an ice hole and when Stan comes to rescue him, they find a frozen man embedded in the ice. The boys pull the ice man out, and drag him to town. Mephesto takes the ice man back to his laboratory to thaw him out. He discovers that the ice man has been frozen since 1996, as evidenced by his Eddie Bauer shirt. The ice man, Larry, is kept inside a sealed room that is made to seem like 1996. The government wants to get him for their own experiments, but Stan and Kyle free him. The government hires Steve Irwin (from "Crocodile Hunter") to track him down. Irwin takes them to the train station, where Stan and Kyle are putting Larry on a train to Des Moines, where everything is two years behind. Larry and Irwin struggle on top of the train, but a helicopter derails it and chops Irwin to bits. Larry quickly hops on the helicopter and flies himself to Iowa.
Kenny's Cause of Death:
Pulled under the conveyor belt in front of Larry's room.
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