The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka
"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka" is the sixth episode in the second season of the American animated television series South Park. The 19th episode of the series overall, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on June 10, 1998. Series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone wrote the episode, and Parker directed it. In the episode, the an animal called the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka is sighted in South Park. Two of the town's hunters, Ned and Jimbo, look for it. Their heroic efforts drive up the ratings for their hunting show and threaten to edge out Jesus's television show, Jesus and Pals.
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The teacher, Mr. Garrison, tells the boys to talk to Vietnam War veterans and write an essay. They talk to Stan's uncle, Jimbo, and his friend, Ned, at the set of their own television show called Huntin' and Killin'. The two men tell a wild story about single-handedly defeating the entire Viet Cong army and riding a log flume ride at the amusement park section of their army camp. To the audience, it is clear that this is a lie. However, the boys write about this for their school essay, and their teacher, Mr. Garrison, gives them low grades and detention.
The boys plot are angry at Jimbo, so they plan to trick him in revenge: They plan to make fake videos of an animal, the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka, which Jimbo and Ned then air on their Huntin' and Killin' TV show. But this only makes more people want to watch the TV show.
The show becomes successful, so other TV shows that air at the same time have fewer people watching. This includes the talk show Jesus and Pals, starring Jesus. Jesus' producer wants him to use fancy talk show tricks to make more people watch the show, but Jesus does not want to. In the end, the boys, Jimbo, and Ned come on Jesus' show. Jesus tries to make peace with everyone, but there is a big fight instead.
References[change | change source]
- Phil Duyess-Nugent (August 5, 2012). "South Park (Classic): "Conjoined Fetus Lady"/"The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka"". AV Club. Retrieved October 8, 2021.