"Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000
" ("Cartman's Silly Hate Crime
" on the South Park Studios website) is episode 50 of the Comedy Central
series South Park
. It first aired on April 12, 2000, and is the second of a four-episode run of titles ending in "2000".
The third grade girls, led by Lizzy
, challenge the boys to a sled race down Phil Collins
Hill. After the boys accept the challenge, Cartman
gets into an argument with Token
, because he keeps reminding him about his "fat ass". Cartman threatens to throw a rock at Token's face if he ever calls him fat again. Kyle
then calls Cartman a fatass instead, but Cartman thinks it was Token again, and he ends up throwing the rock at Token, giving him a black eye in the process, much to Kyle's shock. Because Token is African-American
, the FBI overreacts at the situation. Assuming that the rock was thrown because of racism and not provocation, the government tries Cartman in a federal court. The prosecution's case, although utterly nonsensical, is accepted by the judge, who wishes to make an example out of Cartman to warn against racists. Cartman is convicted of a hate crime
, and sentenced to juvenile prison until he reaches the age of 21. Cartman escapes the courtroom and enlists Kenny and his Go Go Action Bronco toy car to try and flee to Mexico, but eventually fails.
The boys realize that without Cartman's weight on the back of their sled, they are doomed to lose. Clyde takes over for... Read More