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"Krazy Kripples"
South Park episode
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Jimmy and Timmy in their "Crips" uniform.
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 2
Written by Trey Parker
Directed by Trey Parker
Production no. 702
Original airdate March 26, 2003
Season 7 episodes
South Park season 7
March 19, 2003 – December 17, 2003
  1. Cancelled
  2. Krazy Kripples
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. I'm a Little Bit Country
  5. Fat Butt and Pancake Head
  6. Lil' Crime Stoppers
  7. Red Man's Greed
  8. South Park Is Gay!
  9. Christian Rock Hard
  10. Grey Dawn
  11. Casa Bonita
  12. All About the Mormons?
  13. Butt Out
  14. Raisins
  15. It's Christmas in Canada

Season 6 Season 8
List of South Park episodes

"Krazy Kripples" is the 98th episode of the Comedy Central series South Park. It originally aired on March 26, 2003. This episode focuses on Jimmy Valmer (referred to in this episode as Jimmy Swanson) and Timmy.

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Plot

When Jimmy's comedy act is snubbed by the townspeople in favor of an inspirational talk by Christopher Reeve, Timmy and he form a club for genuine cripples, born that way, not wannabe posers like he says Christopher Reeve is. Timmy and Jimmy start their own club, dubbed "the Crips" unaware of the notorious, real life street gang that shares the same name. Eventually Timmy and Jimmy find out about the Crips, and under the belief that it is a group of disabled people like themselves, the boys want to join the gang. When they tell the four main characters - Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny of their intentions, Stan suggests that "maybe [they] should just stay out of this one". Kyle and Kenny agree and leave immediately, but Cartman is sore for being left out of Jimmy and Timmy's newly founded club.

The Crips leader in Denver tells the boys to "pop some punk ass Bloods". The boys do not know that the term actually means kill some Bloods, so they wander the town to find the Bloods while believing that they are supposed to buy treats for them. They find a group of Bloods at a gas station called "Ribs 'n' Gas". While walking across the street a trucker swerves to avoid hitting Jimmy and Timmy but winds up blowing up the whole gas station, killing all thirteen Bloods inside. The Crips leader then welcomes Jimmy ("Four Legs") and Timmy ("Roller") as the "baddest ass mo' fo' Crips ever" in their gang, because they killed thirteen Bloods in one night (a new Crips gang record) and brought back marshmallows and ginger ale.

Jimmy's parents ask Jimmy if he is in a gang, which he admits to. It is revealed at this point that the Valmers had made fun of handicapped kids at High School and believed that God had made Jimmy handicapped to punish them, so they naturally believe that this is part of a punishment. One night the Bloods gang members commit a drive-by shooting on Jimmy's house as retaliation for the killing of the thirteen Bloods. In order to prevent further reprisals, Jimmy decides to call a meeting at the local recreation center between the two gangs, and lock themselves in for the evening until they can sort out their differences. Expectedly, both gangs initially act hostile to one another, but Jimmy manages to convince them to sort out their differences by saying "Like, come on!" repeatedly and manages to bring the two gangs together, as they all then participate in various games and activities inside the recreation center as friends.

Meanwhile, Christopher Reeve campaigns for stem cell research for the handicapped. By cracking open fetuses and sucking out their juices, he soon regains mobility, and even superpowers like the character he portrayed, Superman. He eventually takes on the role of a supervillain, and is opposed by his archnemesis, Gene Hackman (the actor who portrayed supervillain Lex Luthor, Superman's archnemesis, whom Reeve refers to as Hack Man). This causes one reporter to comment that "if irony were made of strawberries, we'd all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now." Reeve continues to use stem cells even after he is healed and becomes addicted to power, and eventually puts together a Legion of Doom made up of villains from the comic and South Park universes. (Professor Chaos tells General Disarray that they should "stay out of this one.", much like the boys did in the A-plot) At the end Hackman manages to get a law passed to end Reeve's "fetus-sucking days," and traps Reeve in the Phantom Zone.

The episode ends with the four boys — having watched all the events, remarking that they were "so glad [they] stayed out of that one."

Production

On the creator's commentary, Trey Parker said that because only a few people on the South Park staff (Adrien Beard, Vernon Chatman, and Isaac Hayes who provide the voices of Token Black, Towelie, and Chef respectively) are African American, he had to go out into the street and find three or four black men to record the voices of The Bloods and The Crips.

According to Matt Stone and Trey Parker, they had had the idea to do a Christopher Reeve parody since the previous season but held it off: "For a long time we're like, 'You know what? Maybe that's not cool.'" The two decided to do the parody because they were having trouble coming up with an idea for an episode and Reeve happened to be on Larry King Live that night. After seeing the interview, the two thought to themselves "You know what? Fuck him. He really is taking up this cause of 'Everyone needs to help me out.'"[1]

It should be noted that pluripotent stem cells are derived from embryos, not fetuses.

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Preceded by
I'm a Little Bit Country
South Park episodes Followed by
Toilet Paper
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