"Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus
" is episode 47 of Comedy Central
's animated series South Park
. It was originally broadcast on December 29, 1999 and featured the then-nearing end of the 2nd millennium
. The episode's title and the theme of menstruation was inspired by the book Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
As 1999 is ending, Cartman
coming out of his anus
, leading him to believe he is experiencing his first period
. He taunts the other boys for not having hit puberty
yet, unaware that his bleeding is caused by a minor stomach
infection that has spread across South Park, and that it can be cured with antibiotics. Kenny
later contracts the same ailment, and Kyle
, not wanting to be left out, pretends he is also afflicted. The boys consequently abandon Stan
and leave him out of their next mission, believing he is less mature for not having had his period.
Meanwhile, the people of the world flock around Jesus'
house, excited about the Millennium and saying that, at the year 2000, Jesus' dad should make an appearance. Jesus contacts his father and tells him about his potential resurgence in popularity, but God
(unseen in their conversation) says he will not show up because mankind is not ready. Jesus, wanting to still satisfy the people, books Rod Stewart
to play a New Year's Eve
concert in Las Vegas
; everybody decides to go, because a rumor persists that God will show up.
Stan, meanwhile, prays for his period, but does not get it,... Read More