"Not Without My Anus
" first aired on April Fools' Day
, and was a brilliant practical joke
played on South Park
fans at the time. The previous
week, the first part of the two parter
finding out the identity
of his father
. The episode ended with the famous To Be Continued tagline
, and the promise that next week they would find out who Cartman
's dad was (Chef
? Mr. Garrison
?]) there hadn't been such a great cartoon mystery
since "Who Shot Mr. Burns
Schedules were probably built around that second episode. Fans trusted Matt and Trey to show the conclusion the next week, as promised. Everyone at my school was talking about it...I think I was in 8th or 9th grade. South Park was very, very hot. We all tuned in and got...
Not Without My Anus, that stupid Terrance and Phillip movie that had nothing to do with Cartman or his father.
Fans were enraged...we had to wait until next season for the conclusion...or would there even BE a conclusion(?) we wondered. Of course, we now know that Cartman's dad was actually his "mom", a hermaphrodite.