After being pushed too far by once again not having access to a toilet stall, the ever-familiar fat, racist, and rarely tolerant Eric Cartman began claiming he was "transginger" and poorly mimicking stereotypical behaviors of transgendered people for his own benefit, even referring to himself as male when convenient. Worried their refusal to give into his demands would make the school appear un-supportive of trans people, Principal Victoria allowed the creation of a special bathroom. When this bathroom was opened to another transgender student, and later the public, however, the Erica identity was retired and Cartman resumed his life as a cis male.
- "It's okay, Red, I can take a shit in here now, I'm a dumb chick too." (The Cissy)
- "Wendyl Testaburger? Fucking Wendyl? Grow up Wendy!" (The Cissy)
- The Cissy (s18e03)
Behind the Scenes
Storyboard: Wendyl and Erica
Before anything can be animated, it is first "boarded" by the Storyboard Dept:
Props: Cartman's Comic Books
Even something as small as Cartman's comic books must be mocked up & approved prior to animation:
Character Art: Cartman as Erica
Check out Erica's little makeover for this episode, from storyboard to character design.
Character Art: Cartman Poses
Special poses were created for both Cartman & the Interior Designer.
Character Art: Cartman Toilet Poses
Unique "toilet" poses were made for this shot with Wendyl busting in on Erica:
- South Park fans have speculated about Cartman's true sexuality and gender identity for years, and it remains a popular topic of discussion - and contention - among fans.
- As soon as the Season 18 teaser revealed Erica to South Park fans, controversy brewed about the potential for another episode taking aim at trans people, a community rarely represented in mainstream works. The episode itself remains a controversial topic within the fandom.