Matt Stone and Trey Parker aka the creators of South Park have just come through with a fantastic quarantine gift — they've selected the best episodes from the show's 23-season run, creating the ultimate greatest hits watch list.
As part of a piece created for EW, the showrunners not only shared their favorite South Park installments but also outlined the episodes they'd rather forget. Their shitlist, for example, contains basically every single episode from the first three seasons. Parker said, "If I had to permanently erase anything from the library, it would basically be anything before season four. It's just embarrassing to watch. Okay, we were, like, 26, 27. But it's like, ''Really? We thought that was funny? We thought that was well-written? Oh my God, this is terrible.''
The first episode of the second season did make the "best of" cut, though. Why? Stone said it's because "It's so f---ing weird, and it's so different, and the fact that nobody else really liked it makes me like it more."
Find their best and worst episodes below.
Best 'South Park' Episodes
Season two, episode one — Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus Season eight, episode one — Good Times with Weapons Season eight, episode two — AWESOM-O Season eight, episode 14 — Woodland Critter Christmas Season nine, episode six — The Death of Eric Cartman Season nine, episode 12 — Trapped in the Closet Season ten, episode eight — Make Love, Not Warcraft Season 11, episode one — With Apologies to Jesse Jackson Season 11, episodes 10-12 — Imaginationland Trilogy Season 12, episode three — Major Boobage Season 13, episode four — Eat, Pray, Queef Season 13, episode 13 — Dances with Smurfs Season 15, episode seven — You’re Getting Old
Worst 'South Park' Episodes
Season one-three, episodes 1-48 Season four, episode five — Pip Season four, episode eight — Chef Goes Nanners Season seven, episode eight — South Park Is Gay Season ten, episode five — A Million Little Fibers Season ten, episode 14 — Stanley’s Cup