Stan's grandfather celebrates his 102nd birthday. When asked what he wants, he says he wishes someone would kill him. He tries to talk Stan into helping, first offering him a dollar and then telling him that "I killed my grandpa when I was your age!"
Kyle's mom catches him watching Terrance and Phillip and is horrified by the fart jokes. She starts a campaign against the show. The boys watch an episode in secret, and become so engrossed that they don't notice when Grandpa uses a rope that Stan's holding to try to hang himself.
The case becomes a national scandal, with Terrance and Phillip getting the blame. Soon the entire adult population of South Park protests at Cartoon Central headquarters, demanding an end to the show. Kyle's mom uses a giant catapult to fire people at the network's building, splattering their bodies across the facade. Back in South Park, the boys finally agree to help Grandpa kill himself. But just as they're about to drop a cow on his head, Death suddenly appears. "It's about time you late ass lazy son of a whore!" Grandpa shouts.
But Death pursues the boys instead. They dash through a TV store, where Terrance and Phillip plays on every set. Death watches and laughs. The boys stop running and join in.
At the same moment, Cartoon Central finally agrees to dump Terrance and Phillip. Back in South Park the show suddenly vanishes from the TVs. Death goes berserk and touches Kenny, who dies instantly. Grandpa is furious. But then the ghost of his own grandfather tells him that he must wait until he dies of natural causes.
With Terrance and Phillip gone, the boys wonder how they'll kill time. Perhaps by smoking crack. Or inhaling gas fumes. Or watching porn.
What I Learned Today
"I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids."
- "What has America's youth come to? Kids won't even kill their own grandparents!" Marvin Marsh
- "Now get away from here and take your diarrhea with you!" Carton Central President John Warzog
- "I think I've caught a touch of the flu from little Kenny this morning. I've got the green apple splatters." Herbert Garrison
- "If there are any questions, you may direct them to that brick wall over there." Carton Central President John Warzog
- "What, What, WHAT??!" Sheila Broflovski
Behind The Scenes
Pop Culture References
Jack Kevorkian (whom Cartman calls "Jack Leborkian") is held up as an example of someone who can go around murdering people and not get in trouble. While leading the charge against Terrance and Phillip, Mrs. Broflovski demands "more quality television like 'Full House'".
Suzanne Summers, whose sitcom She's the Sheriff replaces Terrance and Phillip. Also the pop star Enya, whose music is used by Grandpa to give Stan some sense of what it feels like to be in constant agony and long for death's sweet release.
Also, Mayor McDaniel's first name is revealed to be Mary.
Mr. McCormick, although he's not actually identified as Kenny's father here, is introduced to us as a "martyr" right before he is catapulted against the side of the Cartoon Central building. He's re-introduced later for "Starvin' Marvin".
This is the only time that there is a bathroom inside Mr. Garrison's classroom.
This is the first time we see "Snacky Cakes", one of Cartman's favorite junk foods.