South Park/Awesome

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    The Four Boys (Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny)

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    Cartman: Oh, let me taste your tears! The tears of unfathomable sadness!

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      • The way Scott just stares at Cartman as he explains everything (which surely the audience is also doing) makes it even more awesome.
    • Don't forget Cartman's epic (and Looney Toon-esque) showdown with Osama Bin Laden in "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants".
      • The original title of that episode was "Osama Bin Laden Has a Small Penis." So Yeah.
    • Cartman's most heroic Moment of Awesome was his defeat of Saddam in The Movie. "RESPECT MY FUCKING AUTHORITAH!"
    • Cartman just got another one with his A Clockwork Orange-style fight with Mosquito. This is a SHOT-FOR-SHOT homage to the Flat Block Marina scene from the movie.
    • In "Casa Bonita" Cartman's mad dash through the titular restaurant surely counts. The police are on his heels, and he manages to sample every attraction in the place in less than 60 seconds. This climaxes with him diving off a waterfall into the pool, where the police finally catch up with him. One of the officers goes, "Well, kid, you've lost all your friends, made us all panic for nothing, and now you're going to Juvenile Hall! Was it worth it?" Cartman responds, "Totally."
    • Kyle gets his during the Christmas adventure in Canada. After Cartman keeps threatening to beat him up for causing him to miss Christmas, Kyle hits him once... and he starts bawling.
    • After years of telling Cartman not to, Kyle finally calls his own mother a bitch in "Fun With Veal".
    • Stan gets one when he takes on John Edward in "The Biggest Douche in the Universe". Sure, it's a little Anvilicious, but Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
      • Stan just got another in "Whale Whores", when he shoots a flare gun at a Japanese whaling ship and blows up its fuel tanks and then turns a sloppy reality show into a hardcore vigilante group.
    • Cartman blasting a Slayer CD over Woodstock-size speakers to drive away hippies.
      • Which he reached by mowing down a whole group of them with a giant drill.
    • Cartman brings back old-school piracy by hijacking a ship. With TOYS. "Now *that's* a pirate ship." He goes on to turn the vicious, bloodthirsty Somali pirates who tried to ransom him off into his loyal, shanty-singing crew (complete with Awesome Music seen here: http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/225458/?tab=featured) and for a few glorious days actually lives the life of a romantic-era pirate captain. Of course, South Park being what it is, this doesn't stick...
    • Kyle's bleep-coated rant against the visitors in Cartman Gets an Anal Probe, the very first episode. Sure, tame compared to these examples, but I've had a soft spot for Kyle ever since.
    • Cartman gets one in "The F Word" he approaches a bunch of very loud and annoying bikers, who are talking to one another...
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    Cartman: You know, everyone in town thinks you guys are fags?
    Biker Leader: Well, that's just how we roll! And if people are annoyed or scared by that-
    Cartman: No, nobody is scared. Because they know that the only people that need to be so loud and pathetic for attention is you, and teenage girls. Just wanted you to know, you guys are fucking fags. (walks away)
    Random Biker:.....That little boy just called us fags.

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    • How about in "The Return of Chef!", when the Super Adventure Club's security is leading the boys out the door to prevent them from saving Chef, and Kyle grabs the first object in sight and whacks both guards? Went by unnoticed, but that's got to count for something.
      • That was nothing compared to Kenny somehow propelling himself across the room to deliver a headbutt into the guards crotch.
    • In the recent episode Coon 2: Hindsight when Cartman is grounded, because it was a very powerful moment for Mrs. Cartman,
    • This gets topped in the next episode, "Mysterion Rises", where it's revealed that Mysterion does have an actual superpower... because he's Kenny, he can't die. This is a simultaneous instance of Moment of Awesome, Funny Moments, Fridge Brilliance, Fridge Horror, and Cursed with Awesome, since nobody else can remember his deaths.
      • Screw punching out Cthulhu, Cartman freakin' TAMED Cthulhu!
      • Then, in the next episode, Mintberry Crunch defeated Cthulhu with the power of mint and berries.
      • Most of Cartman's and Cthulhu's murdering spree is both awesome and hilarious, but their massacre of Justin Bieber and his fans stands out.
      • In the same episode, the Oh Crap look on everyone's face when they realize that Cartman is controlling Cthulhu, who promptly banishes them to another dimension. Later, even this gets topped by Kenny's massive tirade against Cartman.
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    You little fucking prick! What is wrong with you?! What kind of sick fuck does that to his friends?!

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      • In fact, all of Kenny's confrontation of Cartman counts.
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    Cartman: It's not my fault you guys turned evil, Kenny!
    Kenny: You are the bad guy, Cartman! YOU!
    Cartman: I'm makin' the world a better place!
    Kenny: FOR YOU! You're making it a better place FOR YOU!
    Cartman: *beat* Riight, that's what superheroes do.
    Kenny: No. This is what superheroes do...

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      • The whole Coon trilogy can be considered a crowning moment of awesome for Kenny, even. Good-freaking-luck looking at him the same in earlier episodes now.
      • KILL ME, CTHULU! KILL ME BEFORE I KILL YOU!
      • The fact that he called Cthulhu "pussy" and "wuss" only makes it better.
      • Arguably Cartman being Genre Savvy enough to turn down Kenny's dare and "Cute Kitten" Cthulhu back to his rampage also counts, marking the second time he has outsmarted Mysterion.
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    Cartman: Fuuck yoou, Kennnyy!

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    • In "It's a Jersey Thing", Kyle pins Cartman against a tree by his throat and threatens him to never again insinuate that he is from New Jersey. Seeing Cartman crying afterwards really made up for some of his Karma Houdini tendencies.
        • HOW can you forget later when Kyle turns into Kyley-B and saves Cartman from being raped by Snookie?
    • How about the World of Warcraft episode? As Stan and the others defeat the guy with no life's avatar?
    • In T.M.I, Cartman gives what is perhaps the greatest combination of Character Development, Disproportionate Retribution, Tranquil Fury and Magnificent Bastard This Troper has ever seen. Basically, a therapist is trying to figure out if Cartman has anger issues. He BOMBARDS Cartman with fat jokes, something that would usually make Cartman go ballistic. But Cartman just sits there, texting on a phone. So the therapist is just about to conclude that Cartman is the most calm child he's ever met, when a secretary shows up and tells the therapist that his wife is on the phone. His wife, apparently very distraught, begins asking him about a criminal record involving an underage girl provided to her via a text from someone named Mitch Connor. She offs herself on the spot, leaving the shocked therapist staring at Cartman, who simply glares at him and says "I'm not fat. I'm big-boned." Character Development at it's finest!
      • Later, in "Bass To Mouth", Cartman gets revenge on the entire school staff for throwing him under a bus by giving them laxative-filled cupcakes, so powerful, we see Mr. Mackey fly into the air from the force of his bowel movements.
    • Mysterion's return in The Poor Kid. When the McCormick children are sent to live with strict Agnostic parents, Kenny, as Mysterion, consoles his sister and beats a bully with every inch of her life when she tries to bully her.
      • For me, the true CMOA of that episode is that they actually acknowledged Karen McCormick's existence, after so many years!
      • Let's not forget when Cartman, in response to the foster parents dousing their foster children in Dr. Pepper, calls Child Protective Services, replaces their Dr. Pepper with beer, and gets them arrested.
    • You have 0 friends: "Fuck off, Dad."
    • From Tonsil Trouble "I am going to break everything that you own." And Kyle proceeds to do just that!
    • THIS IS REALITY!!! I AM EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE!!! I AM NOTHING AND EVERYTHING!!!
    • Kyle and Stan’s Shut UP, Hannibal on the pedophiles, after the leader makes a speech equating pedophilia with homosexuality.
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    Kyle: Dude. You have sex. With. Children!
    Stan: We believe in freedom and tolerance and all that gay stuff, but seriously dude, fuck you!

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    Butters Stotch

    • Butters gets one in "AWESOM-O" (rather apt title, isn't it?): when Cartman's robot disguise is revealed after a bloody stand-off with the military, Butters makes good on the promise he'd made earlier in the episode: he shows a video of Cartman dancing around dressed like Britney Spears not only to the South Park residents... but also to the Hollywood executives, scientists and military officers they'd encountered earlier. He's dancing around with the biggest smile on his face while everyone else is laughing, and all Cartman can say is "Lame!" GOOD END.
      • Heck, Trey and Matt deserve applause here. Usually, an episode is completed in a week. But this episode was completed in three days! EPIC WIN.
    • This troper, at least, feels that Butters got another one in "Super Fun Time". After being selected as Cartman's buddy on the field trip, being instructed to not to let go of his hand, and spending the whole episode being dragged along as Cartman left the tour, he finally gets him to agree to come back and finds the mock colonial village has been taken over by thieves with machine-guns. He then uses Cartman as a flail, fleeing gunfire until he shows up at the end dragging an unconscious Cartman up onto the bus, declaring "Teacher, my partner is back on the bus", as he finally lets go of his hand and faints.
    • Butters had yet another moment at the end of an episode where Stan, inconsolable after breaking up with Wendy, joins the Goth Kids. Butters endured a similar situation, but fended off the Goths with:
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    Butters: Well yeah, and I'm sad, but at the same time I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like, it makes me feel alive, you know? It makes me feel human. And the only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt somethin' really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good, so I guess what I'm feelin' is like a, beautiful sadness. I guess that sounds stupid. Besides, I'd rather be a crying little pussy than a faggy goth kid.

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      • He got yet another one in "Butters' Bottom Bitch" when he becomes a pimp. The fact that he went from... Butters (he's become a synonym for being a pussy) to being a full on Pimp (with a capital P) is enough.
        • Does the fact that he spent the whole time thinking his girls are only selling kisses and hugs (even the actual prostitutes that signed up with him later) make it more or less awesome?
      • His most awesome moment has to be being a complete Badass in The Last of the Meheecans. He makes all the Mexicans realize that they all really want to go home and starts some kind of revolution, becomes their LEADER, and then crosses the American border whilst being chased by Cartman. Badass.
        • To expand on the last one, Butters approaches the border and border patrol is all too willing to let him in. However, Cartman is not happy to see him and Butters even looks at him and says "Game on!" as if he were taunting Cartman that he will make it through no matter what. A chase scene ensues with Cartman going through any means necessary to keep Butters from crossing the border and though border patrol is on Butter's side, Cartman is still relentless in his pursuit. The Crowning Moment comes when Cartman finally catches up to Butters and tackles him to the ground only to realize too late that it was a decoy using a Mantequilla piñata and that Butters had successfully climbed over the border gate. Every Mexican in North America and the border police cheer as he makes it through.
        • At the end of the episode, Stan once again says that while Butters is a good Mexican, he's not a good Mexican leader. In response, Butters stands on his chair and raises his arms. Cue the roar of every Mexican in North America.
    • Butters in the Imaginationland special. Managing to recreate Imaginationland after it was nuked deserves a crowning moment of awesome. Especially since he had to survive the nuke himself to do it, and in the recreation process reformed his friends from the real world.
    • Butters gets another one near the end of "Cartman Sucks"\x9D. A misunderstanding leads to him being sent to a camp that tries to de-gay kids, where he is repeatedly told that he's "confused" and needs to be "fixed"\x9D. Finally, he snaps and tells off the entire camp staff plus his dad.
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    Butters: All right, that does it! I am sick and tired of everyone telling me I'm confused! I wasn't confused until other people started tellin' me I was! You know what I think? I think maybe you are the ones who are confused!... I'm not gonna be confused anymore just because you say I should be! My name is Butters, I'm eight years old, I'm blood type O, and I'm bi-curious! And even that's okay! Because if I'm bi-curious, and I'm somehow made from God, then I think your God must be a little bi-curious himself!

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      • This troper thinks the above is Butters' best moment ever.
        • ABSO-FUCKIN'-LUTELY! Butters' finest hour.
    • He gets ANOTHER moment near the end of "Butters' Very Own Episode" when he gives his parents a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to stop their fighting:
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    Butters: Now gosh darn it, you! [steps in between his parents] You listen here! Now I am sick of these harmless lies and l-little white lies. You know, you can call a shovel an ice-cream machine, but it's still a shovel, Mom and Dad. Ah, and you can call a lie whatever you want, but it's still a no-good stinkin' lie! And when you start coverin' up one lie with another why, now that's when you get into real trouble! [Chris and Linda listen] Boy, I've, I've just about had it up to here [puts his right hand to his chin, palm down] with you two!

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      • And then they feel bad and give him the love he deserves.
        • By the amount of entries for him on this page, Butters is actually the most badass character in the show. He has more than Cartman!
    • Butters gets another one in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs" when the rest of the kids, thinking they'll get in trouble for writing such a dirty book, convince everyone that he wrote it -- and it becomes a runaway success. Then, when he's confronted by the boys, he blows them off and tells them that they can go suck on his wiener. He gets another one for writing the sequel, which, though it was clean enough for us to hear it, was dirty for his standards. The kicker? Up until a reader kills the Kardashian sisters, it's just as heavily praised as the original book with readers raving about how he had gone back to his roots.
      • Some see this less as Butters' Moment of Awesome and more as a massive Take That to Literary Scholars.
        • It is at least a Moment of Awesome for having Butters finally turn the tables on the boys, who constantly bullied or manipulated him into their schemes while acting as their fourth friend, not only does their using of Butters get completely turned against them but Butters finally stands up for himself and tells them to shove it when they try to blame it on him again.
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    Kyle: Butters, do you really think it's fair to lie like this?! Let me tell you, if you don't have--!
    Butters: *snaps* No! Let me tell you something, fellas!! You always take advantage of me. And after reading Catcher in the Rye, I've learned you're nothing but phonies! I'm not letting you trick me this time. So the four of you can just suck on my wiener.
    *storms off, leaving the other boys speechless*
    Cartman: *beat* That inconsiderate jerk...

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    "Grandma? I did it grandma, I finally stood up for myself, I got real mean and I beat the snot out of Dr. Oz. I can't lie, it felt kind of good at first, but since then all I have is this kind of dark empty feeling, and then I realized, that's how you must feel, all the time. Poor old grandma, you know, I've been getting lots of advice on how to deal with you, stand up to you, tell on you, but I kind of realize that there's just people like you out there, all over the place. When you're a kid, things seem like they're going to last forever, but they're not, life changes. You won't always be around, someday you're going to die, someday pretty soon, and when you're laying in that hospital bed, with tubes up your nose, and that little pan under your butt to pee in, I'll come visit you. I'll come just to show you that I'm still alive and I'm still happy, and you'll die, being nothing but you... Night grandma!

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    • Butter's setup of the joke in "Reverse Cowgirl" as he is proven right,
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    Well, I always thought you sat this way (facing inward on the toilet.) Then you have the flusher right there and that little shelf for your comic book and chocolate milk.

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      • Butters is a walking CMOA. If he has a major role at all in an episode he will have at least one of these.

    South Park Elementary Students/Faculty Staff

    • Wendy Testaburger in "Tom's Rhinoplasty". You want Disproportionate Retribution? How about hiring foreign mercenaries to stuff the substitute teacher whom you believe (completely wrongly) is stealing your boyfriend into a rocket and launch her, bewildered and terrified, to a flaming death in the heart of THE FREAKIN' SUN??? Cartman has got nothing on that. "I WARNED her. Don't ... fuck ... with ... Wendy ... TESTABURGER!!!!" [Scare Chord]
    • Token got his crowning moment at the end of "Christian Rock Hard", where after having to deal with Cartman being... well, Cartman for the entire episode, finally snaps and beats the crap out of him in possibly the swiftest, most efficient asskicking Cartman has ever received.
      • And Cartman is then farted on by Butters, with the words "Fuck you, Eric."
    • Wendy beating the shit out of Cartman in the climax of "Breast Cancer Show Ever".
      • And if you're paying attention to the fight scene references during her No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Cartman, you'll know that she's the equivalent of Brad Pitt from Snatch and Daniel Day Lewis from There Will Be Blood at the same fucking time.
      • Don't forget the Principal's speech that inspired Wendy to stand up for herself and fight Cartman.
        • And how she first managed to scare Cartman shitless in the first place - "I'm going to shove your ass down your throat and make you eat your underwear!" He actually does it, hoping it will appease her.[1]
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    Principal Victoria: [After revealing she is a breast cancer survivor] Cancer is... pure evil. It is a fat little lump that needs to be... destroyed. When there is a cancer, you have to fight it. You can't reason with cancer; you can't wish it away. Cancer doesn't play by the rules so neither can you.
    Wendy: ...My parents said that if I fight-
    Principal Victoria: And you can't listen to what anyone else has to tell you. You have to be willing to give up everything because the cancer will take everything. Do you understand?
    Wendy: [firmly] Yes, ma'am.
    Principal Victoria: When you have cancer you fight, because it doesn't matter if you beat it or not; you refuse to let that fat little lump make you feel powerless.

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      • The only thing that could have made that speech more awesome, is if Principal Victoria had said something about cancer spreading... because you can see assorted kids starting to support and believe Cartman because Wendy won't fight him.
    • Craig just pretty much had a two-parter dedicated to Moments of Awesome as he mercilessly ragged on the main boys for always getting themselves into terrible situations before accidentally saving the day at the end. By shooting laser beams out of his eyes.
      • This scene is then followed by Craig's utterly deadpan monologue/epilogue, detailing the aftermath of the incident as a Pan Flute Cover of Gary Numan's Cars plays in the background.
    • The Goth kids, tired of being confused with the 'wannabe fag vamp kids' decide to do something about it. First they kidnap the leader and mail him to another town, then when that doesn't work they find the Hot Topic that has been selling all the vampire clothes and burn it to the ground, thus ridding South Park of vampires. Right at the end they give a speech to the rest of the class on the difference between Goths and Vamps. It ends with riotous applause from the crowd. They reply by flipping the assembly off. The Goth kids are just plain awesome in that episode.
      • The Goth kids are just Moment of Awesome machines. In the episode "You Got F'd in the A", the kids are looking for dancing talent to show up a group of other kids who got them "served." They ask the Goth kids, who one by one explain that they'll never join the troupe because they're non-conformist - until they ask the last one, who says that he's so non-conformist that he'll ditch his Goth friends and join the troupe after all. As the troupe leaves, one of the remaining Goth kids says, "we just got Goth-served."
    • "TIMMY! AND THE LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD!"
    • Wendy turning the tables on Cartman in "Dances with Smurfs". For the entire episode, Cartman has been slamming her school presidency, calling her a slut and a Smurf killer, showing fake footage of her destroying the Smurf village. Her response? Confess that she indeed destroyed the Smurf village. It's much better than it sounds, though, since by going along with Cartman's story, she completely rips Cartman's phony story up, and even makes it sound like he was actually involved in the annihilation of the Smurfs by painting him as a spy. At the end, she makes Cartman the president, showing him what exactly a school president is capable of: absolutely nothing. Not only that, it takes away his job as morning announcer and he's forced to listen to the new announcer criticize his presidency. Hoist by His Own Petard, indeed.
      • A related Moment of Awesome comes when Wendy shocks Cartman by telling him that she already sold the movie rights to Cartman's phony, cliched story about living with the Smurfs, and even tells him that it's in theaters right now. The next scene: cue Cartman screaming out of a theater showing Avatar.
        • This still works slightly in Cartman's favor as Wendy is technically Quaritch. This leaves me with the mental image of Smurfette stabbing Wendy through the neck.
    • Hell, out of all the Goth kids KINDERGOTH is the most badass out of them.
    • Clyde, in definace to his deceased mom, puts the toilet seat back up and flips off at the heavens!

    South Park Residents

    • GODDAMN MONGORRIANS!
      • HAHAHA SIRRY MONGORRIANS GET DA SWEET AND SOUH PAWK ON DER HEADS!
        • The fact that a single middle-aged man was able to build a 20 foot wall around the entire city in a matter of days is damn impressive.
          • Not to mention the fact that he managed to keep rebuilding it after the Mongolians kept tearing it down.
    • And the movie was full of awesome moments. From Terrence and Phillip's fart routine in "Uncle Fucker" to Satan finally getting Saddam off his back it was the most epic adventure that Trey and Matt put the boys in.
    • The Boys cheering Randy on to fight the Bat-Dad with the music from Rocky playing. He then proceeds to beat the crap out of him while attempting to sing "The Best Around," followed by one of the only times Stan is ever proud of him. It's Awesome Music & Awesome, Funny, and Heartwarming Moments all around.
      • Proud? No, he just wanted the baseball season to end.
        • And Randy ended it. Hence, pride.
    • Randy Marsh ties up and beats the shit out of The Situation.
      • Said beating includes a gratuitous and awesome flip and back kick.
        • Sheila using her psycho-bitchiness for good for once to save Sharon from a pack of New Jersey maniacs in the hair salon.
    • Big Gay Al manages one of his own in "The F Word". After the boys decide to fight to change the definition of "fag" from a pejorative for homosexuals to a term for obnoxious guys riding Harleys, he leads the gay community to rally for the cause. While that itself is awesome, his true Moment of Awesome comes when the bikers raid the town and he stares them down an alley with a shotgun. "You FAGS get the hell out of our town!"
      • There's also the time he gets kicked out of a Boy Scouts-esque organization, leading the kids to pressure Washington to make such bannings based on sexual orientation illegal. They finally are about to do it, but then Al refuses to support them because simply forcing the group to accept homosexuals won't actually make anyone change their minds about the morals of homosexuality, which is what really needs to happen for true equality to exist.
    • Mr Slave's Moment of Awesome comes in Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset, where he finally acts to end the reign of Paris Hilton. After her attempt to prove herself the World's Greatest Slut by ostentatiously dancing provocatively with a group of muscular, near-naked men and then inserting a whole pineapple up her vagina, Mr Slave - who has been watching quietly throughout - walks calmly over to her, leaps in the air, and inserts Paris Hilton herself into his anus. This is made even more awesome when he then flatly lectures the applauding crowd that this is nothing to applaud or be proud of: he is the way he is and as such he is the World's Greatest Slut, but is this really something that any decent person should aspire to? It's a very odd yet strangely moving Moment of Awesome.
    • Liane FINALLY having had enough of Cartman's tricks in Humancentipad.
    • Ike earns himself a Moment of Awesome by saving the Princess of Canada in "Royal Pudding." Call him Sir Ike from now on.

    Other Characters

    • Santa gets his in Cartman's Christmas story when he shows Stan how to deal with Satanic Woodland Critters.
    • Jesus saving Santa in Red Sleigh Down. Now there's a deific sacrifice you can get behind.
      • From the same episode, when Jesus confronts the men holding Santa:
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    Jesus: My children, you should know something. *pulls out a knife* I'm packing.

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      • There's also Jesus destroying William Donahue with a glaive from Krull in the "Fantastic Easter Special", and then calmly slipping on a pair of sunglasses.
    • In one of the more down-to-earth moments of awesome on the show, one-time character Gary Harrison gives Stan one hell of a monologue about the way he's been criticizing his nothing-but-nice family and his Mormon faith throughout the episode "All About the Mormons".
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    Gary: Look, maybe us Mormons believe in crazy stories that makes absolutely no sense, and maybe Joseph Smith did make it all up. But I have a great life and a great family, and I have the Book of Mormon to thank for that. The truth is, I don't care if Joseph Smith made it all up because what the church teaches now is loving your family, being nice, and helping people. And even though people in this town might think THAT'S stupid, I still choose to believe in it. All I ever did was to try and be your friend, Stan, but you're so high and mighty you couldn't look past my religion and just be my friend back. You've got a lot of growing up to do, buddy. Suck my balls.

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      • Seemed gratuitous. Gary's family ostentatiously waves their religion in the face of everyone within visual range (kinda like when Saddam waved those anatomically-correct-looking dildos at Satan, in bed), such that those particularly vulnerable (i.e. suggestible and not-too-smart, like Randy) want to convert immediately. Stan resists immense peer pressure--having been chosen to beat up the new kid--and instead winds up being more friendly to Gary than any of the other kids. What's Stan's transgression? All he does is ask questions, and decide he doesn't find anything remotely credible in the story of Joseph Smith founding the Mormon church. That's being "high and mighty"? No, Gary is a bit too proud of his family's faith (pride being one of the worst sins, as any Christian ought to know), and does a lot of projecting onto Stan.
        • No, he started out by asking questions but once he knew the whole history of the book of Mormon, he criticized it. The family agreed that his opinion was fine, and that's when Stan lost it and criticized them further. Stan was really a bit of a douche towards the end there.
        • Your Mileage May Vary (naturally). The only time they "wave their religion" around is when they originally read the Book of Mormon to Stan---other than that they only really talk about it after somebody else asks. Nor do the Harrises seem to mind Stan asking questions or deciding he doesn't want to be a Mormon---but once they do that, Stan just takes that as proof that they're "too nice" to be legit, and he's at least as angry at them for believing something he finds ridiculous than he is that they supposedly tricked him and Randy into believing it too. In a way one could even analyze this less about religion per se and more about how people in a Crapsack Town like South Park would mesh with people with "stereotypically Mormon" attributes (kindness, family values and faith turned Up to Eleven).
    • The entire town gets one in "Red Man's Greed". The populus marches out of buildings and down the road to the gathering of bulldozers, singing the chorus to "Love is a Battlefield" in Acapella.
    • The Somalian pirate explaining to Butters the sad truth about piracy- he doesn't want to be a pirate, but he has no other way of making money to support his family due to the horrible conditions in Somalia.
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    Ike: "Oh God, I feel like such an asshole."

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    • Jesus in the Imaginationland trilogy.
    • In Super Best Friends, the moment where David Blaine eats his own head!
    • Morgan Freeman was depicted reading the first three chapters of "The Poop That Took A Pee" in The Tales of Scrootie Mc Boogerballs. The only shame is they didn't get the real deal to guest voice.
    • Satan throwing his fight with Jesus when, after the weigh in, everyone in South Park, save one person, changed their bets to Satan, due to his 200+ lbs over Jesus' weight.
      • And that one bet for Jesus was made by Satan himself, so he ends the episode with the pretty sweet consolation prize of a great deal of the townspeople's money.
    • The entire episode "200". So many Continuity Nods and Fan Service, it practically defines Continuity Porn.
      • And then in "201", there's Scott Tenorman's The Killing Joke inspired return.
      • "Revenge is a dish best served... chili."
    • The Super Best Friends, period.
    • "There's a real hoot for ya, Woodsy!"
      • Please let it be known this is Freddie Freakin' Kreugar, who was a good guy all along, saving the others from a demonic Woodsy the Owl. Bad ass? Bad ass.
    • The return of Mr. Hankey in I Should Never Have Gone Ziplinging.

    Trey and Matt

    • Three words: Let's fighting love.
    • Trey and Matt themselves get a Moment of Awesome with "Trapped in the Closet", a long scathing parody of Scientology which ends with Stan daring the "church" to sue him. The credits then roll, with everyone credited as John or Jane Smith.
    • Trey and Matt's finest hour was their response to the departure of Isaac Hayes, who left after the pair refused to pull "Trapped In The Closet" (Hayes himself was a Scientologist, and took offense). Trey and Matt responded with "[he] has no problem – and he's cashed plenty of checks – with our show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons or Jews." Stone added, "[We] never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begins."
      • Furthermore, certain tropers may want to consider this argument before posting entries in South Park's Dethroning Moment Of Suck - you cannot support a show that considers everyone Acceptable Targets, and then complain when they target you.
    • Trey and Matt themselves get another one in "Free Hat" with a parody criticizing the Star Wars remakes advertising a remake of the first episode of South Park and all the reasons why the fans would "love" it.
      • Your Mileage May Vary on that one, since it comes across to some as extremely petty considering intellectual property belongs to the people it belongs to, despite the rumblings of disgruntled fans.
        • Did you even finish the episode? They touch on that point.
    • Trey and Stone when they told Comedy Central about "Cartoon Wars".
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    Execs: We’re not going to broadcast a Muhammad episode.
    Trey/Stone: You totally have the right, it's your network, but we're going to make one, and it's going to be one of the seven you pay for.

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