“Eek, a Penis!”There are five episodes in the twelfth season of South Park.The 172nd episode of the series was originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States.A new medical procedure helps Mrs. Garrison become a man again.Cartman tried to teach struggling inner-city school children how to succeed by cheating.The plot is a parody of the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, with Eric Cartman playing a role similar to that of Escalante.The episode was given a TV-MA L rating for its strong language.
The episode was written and directed by series co- creator Matt Stone.
The episode begins with Mrs. Garrison crying in front of her class as she recounts the story of a pregnant transsexual who appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show a week before the episode’s release.She says that having a baby makes her a woman and that Mrs. Garrison is still a man.She says that she is no longer happy as a woman, but can’t return to being a man because her penis was destroyed in a previous episode.After launching into a rage, Garrison is removed from teaching by Principal Victoria until she gets her personal life in order, and Cartman is appointed as temporary teacher in Garrison’s place.The kids in class stole the answer sheet from Garrison’s desk and passed the test with high scores.The Denver County school board was impressed by the high scores and asked Cartman to teach at Jim Davis High School.
Mrs. Garrison sees a news report about how scientists can use a mouse to grow a human ear, and decides to have the same experiment performed on her to get a new penis, but when she opens its cage to look at it, it escapes from the lab and begins to race all
Cartman disguises himself as a middle-aged Hispanic named “Mr. Cartmenez” to teach his students how white people are able to succeed.Cartman wonders how he can reach these kids.The kids are challenged to take the most secure standardized test in the state when they do well.After he decided to win a game for real, Cartman lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.The kids are encouraged to cheat and get perfect scores.
The mouse with his penis shows up and allows itself to be caught while Mrs. Garrison is moping in the park.He came back to school and said that the true judge of gender is whether someone can get pregnant.When one teacher objects that his wife cannot have babies because of ovarian cancer, Mr. Garrison responds with, “Well then get an AIDS test, Thomson, ’cause your wife’s a dude, faggot!…Yeah!I’m back!While jumping in the air as the mouse makes a noise.
A large part of the plot parodies the film Stand and Deliver, with Cartman assuming a similar role that of Jamie Escalante, although in the episode, the students actually do cheat.A scene where Mrs. Garrison’s penis and mouse sing a duet is a reference to the 1986 film An American Tail.The Spygate scandal of 2007, as well as the Super Bowl XII, have been referred to by Bill Belichick.
The episode’s title is a reference to Eek-A-Mouse, a close friend of South Park creators.The penis on the loose theme is a reference to the film Bad Biology.