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Oh MY GOD! They Killed Kenny .......... For good!

silver1

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Oh My God! Kenny Dead for Good

There were no flowers, no eulogies and few tears: Kenny McCormick, the diminutive, soft-spoken child of South Park whose personal tragedies he so bravely concealed underneath a tight orange hooded sweatshirt, has died.
This time, it's for real. After getting killed countless times since the Comedy Central series debuted in 1997--only to be alive, healthy and mumbling incoherently on the next episode--creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone quietly dispensed with him at the end of last season.

Over 80 episodes, Kenny has been impaled, mutilated, microwaved, dismembered and even crushed by the Mir space station--all of which prompted the catchphrase response, "Oh my God! They killed Kenny! You bastards!"

But those bastards finally silenced Kenny for good on December 5, giving him a terminal muscular disease.

"It was the one episode where [all the characters] cared [he was dying] for once," Stone tells the Knoxville News-Sentinel newspaper. "After that, we said, 'Why doesn't he just stay dead?' And it was like, 'Okay, let's just do that.' It was that easy of a decision.

"I think a lot of people probably haven't noticed," he added. "I couldn't care less. I am so sick of that character."

It was an appropriately unsympathetic goodbye to a character that's been maimed so badly over the years. Stone said it simply became too difficult to come up with new and exotic ways for Kenny to die.

"We got sick of figuring out ways to kill him," Stone said. "It was funny the first 38 or 40 times we did it. Then it turned into, 'Okay, how can we kill him now?'"

This season, Kenny has been written out of the opening credits and replaced by Butters, a blond-headed schoolmate often ridiculed by Cartman, Stan and Kyle.

South Park fans have expressed mixed feelings about the changeup. "This is the first time I've actually thought Matt and Trey have made a stupid mistake," writes one Kenny fan, ike642000, on the SouthParkStudios.com Website. "You don't see Matt Groening killing off [baby] Maggie in The Simpsons for not talking, do you?"

Others, however, don't seem to mind Kenny's permanent demise.

"I love Kenny just as much as any other diehard fan...but I think he'll be able to accomplish so much more in death than he did as a principal character," writes another, who's pleased that Kenny's death "makes room for more of Butters. Butters rules!"

Not that Stone and Parker care. The creators have developed a reputation for doing what they please--even if their fans don't exactly agree. They famously ticked off South Park lovers in 1998, when they promised to reveal the identity of Cartman's father during an April 1 episode, only to instead air an irritating cartoon-within-a-'toon, The Terrance and Phillip Show.

Meantime, Butters' fate as a leading character isn't sealed, either: Wednesday's episode will feature Cartman, Stan and Kyle firing him as their "replacement friend," leading the trio to hold auditions for someone new.

Until then, let us mourn dear Kenny. His tombstone now adorns the Comedy Central Website with the inscription, "Sleep well, little child, the Lord holds thee now."

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Subsonic Chronic

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They aired this episode on the Comedy Network last Friday. I had first seen some season 6 episodes and in one of them Butter's parents made a reference to him filling in the void left by Kenny, implying that he had died for good.

I don't mind it too much, all Kenny was good for was getting killed anyway. It's not like he had any good lines. He served his purpose, and now Butters is there to replace him. :)

Pete
 

bucky

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not really paying much attention to south park these days, we were watching it at the bar last week wondering "is kenny actually dead now?" guess so....
 
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JayIsBored

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last night on comedy central they had the episode in which the auditioned for a permanent replacement for kenny. haha jimmy, timmy, craig, token...

now get the fudge out of here!
 
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Heinz57

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The Kenny dying thing was getting pretty tired... I like the change... Butters has easily been one of my favorite SP characters to date...

The "kid with balls on chin" thing was pretty funny, i thought... and i like the idea of the naive pussy kid being the one getting shafted into doing stupid things, rather than the poor obscene always dying kid
 

kurtz

TRIBE Member
Remember when Kenny taught Cartman how to 'milk' his dog??? "RED ROCKET, RED ROCKET" and he stokes the dogs....

That show never holds back!

Kenny was the only one who died in the movie at the end... well him and the great young french existentialist, 'the mole' :D
 
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SpazGirl

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FYI - apparently there's only one episode where Kenny didn't die - its the Christmas episode with the Christmas poo. weird but true...

SpazGirl
 

JayIsBored

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yeah i know im not an internet retard

when i rightclick it just saves a 40 k .pl file which when opened leads to a page which states (also by just clicking on the link)...

The file you want to download doesn't belong to the site you came from! file=ep513&get=1

Please email the webmaster of http://www.tribemagazine.com/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7258 and tell him/her not to leech files!
We would also appreciate it if you send us a mail and inform us about the site that steals our links. Thanks!
This file belongs to South Park X, visit them instead.
 
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Preroller

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Ha, I love South Park, I don't really care too much about no Kenny, Although he did have some good lines......you could always make out what he was saying....and it was pretty good. Like the episode where he dies, they get Madonna to come and visit him and he totally bad mouths her. Or when They had the group Finger Bang, and Kenny told them what fingerbanging was all about! :D
I'm gonna fingerbang bang you all night long!
Dave
 

Doob-E

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Originally posted by stir-fry
this is ANCIENT news!

butters rocks kenny's ass anyway
Rizpect to Kenny! Kenny would have certainly said "Fuck that" to wearing balls on his chin on TV!

But you are absolutely right - Butters is a perfectly suitable replacement, with plenty of potential for physical and psychololgical abuse from Cartman. Season 6 is once again kicking it up a notch!:D

 
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trinitydub

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In my opinion they've made Butters to be way too much of a wuss/sycophant (wtf....I just smoked and I no longer became confident in my first-class spelling abilities, sheeiit.) this season, because every 6th season episode I've seen so far involves Butters being forced to do things 'cause "Kenny would have done it." He's no longer just adorable/cute/naive like he was in the past, he's got an agenda now. And he's just gotten a bit TOO predictable ('my parents will ground me!') lately. I'm back to having Stan as my favourite.

And props to whoever has Proper Condom Use as their favourite.

in a Stoned Chilled Groove,
JC
 

Heinz57

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by trinitydub
In my opinion they've made Butters to be way too much of a wuss/sycophant (wtf....I just smoked and I no longer became confident in my first-class spelling abilities, sheeiit.) this season, because every 6th season episode I've seen so far involves Butters being forced to do things 'cause "Kenny would have done it." He's no longer just adorable/cute/naive like he was in the past, he's got an agenda now. And he's just gotten a bit TOO predictable ('my parents will ground me!') lately. I'm back to having Stan as my favourite.
Have you seen the Professor Chaos episode yet? Might change your opinion of Butters...
 

trinitydub

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Actually, I -just- finished watching it (like 30 seconds ago). Towelie's Stairway to Heaven bit was great.

And no, it hasn't changed my opinion of Butters.

So who's gonna teach 4th grade now? ;)
 
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