I normally post these lists on my other blog but posting here instead.
Happy Birthday, Kenny. In honor of his birthday here are my 7 favorite Kenny moments.
7. His letter from Hawaii to the guys
I know this episode is celebrated by Kenny/Butters fans and that happens to be one of my NOTP, but I actually really enjoy this one. Kenny’s letter and Trey’s voice-over while the boys are reading it kills me.
6. Defeating Hell with the Holy PSP
Just Best Friends Forever in general I love. Kenny is the chosen one and saves the day, how can you not love it. Archangel Michael’s reaction to Kenny defeating the armies of Hell with the Holy PSP is great. Like oh come on show me it!, haha. Damn you Trey and Matt. Also at the end when he’s given a Keanu Reeves statue, Kenny’s blank reaction always has me wondering is he thinking “what the fuck is this?” or “hell yeah!”
5. Kenny as a sketch artist
This whole episode is one of my favorites and I’d love to see more like these again. The boys being boys. The part that I enjoyed most by Kenny has to be him being the sketch artist. Plus Kyle’s “Dammit Kenny, that’s not what she said!” added so much. Oh can we appreciate Kenny’s handwriting being Comic Sans.
4. Real life Kenny in I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining
Okay, so I know the actor they cast isn’t canon to how Kenny looks, and I’m pretty sure it’s been established that’s part of the joke. I fucking love the guy they cast regardless. His delivery on the lines are perfect. Kyle and Cartman doing their usual bickering and when Cartman demands Kenny say who’s fault it was for going zipling, “I dunno. I don’t really give a shit.” and later “fuck you, Cartman.” I think all the boys were cast well but Kenny’s my favorite.
3. Betraying Cartman and joining Stan’s side in Black Friday
I know a lot of people would’ve picked Kenny becoming a Japanese princess from the Black Friday trilogy and I almost did. However, I just really love this scene. Stan’s speech, taking out his sword and everyone chanting “to the Princess” and then revealing Princess Kenny. The camera slowly moves in and ends on her rat screeching. Also, looking back maybe I shouldn’t have been so shocked by the SOT twist, lol.
I’m not picking a particular Mysterion moment like I did with Princess Kenny because I can’t. Princess Kenny is Kenny having fun with make believe and dressing up but with Mysterion we really get to explore his character further than before. Mysterion is Kenny. Kenny is Mysterion. We learn more about his experience with death and that his feelings towards it. Later, we see he still keeps the mask on for Karen and is her guardian angel. I can’t even begin to think of a top moment for Mysterion. This was going to be my top pick for Kenny until I remember what is now my first choice…
1. Kenny giving Karen the doll
God, my heart. I can’t handle how much I love this. Both Kenny and Kyle’s love for their siblings are just another part of South Park I love. My friends and I have argued who is the better older brother and I believe it’s impossible to pick. I remember watching this episode and thinking “not bad…but meh…” and then the ending came and I lost it. My heart melted into a thousand pieces. Thinking back to the earlier episodes and all the shit Kenny would do for a dollar and he finally makes some money and uses it to buy his little sister a doll.
Matt’s bigender (he/she) and so sometimes goes by Maddie
Shiro knows and supports him
Matt has a youtube channel for space/technology/nerd stuff and occasionally invites his boyfriend to collaborate
Shiro accidentally calls matt Maddie in one video and someone in the comments asks “who’s Maddie”
they decide to start another youtube account for Maddie, separate from matt, and the divide begins
matt has a prosthetic leg but since he’s always sitting down in matt videos it’s only really visible in Maddie videos when she stands to show off an outfit or to model her newest addition to her prosthetic,
maddie does a lot of fashion/makeup videos (she’s a model and i love her) and her and Shiro flirt and laugh and do each others make up.
she has a tattoo on her wrist that says 銀 貴 (Shirogane Takashi) that’s visible in both channels and there are Conspiracy Theories
(Shiro’s prosthetic was made by matt and as a joke matt added his initials to the wrist. The MH on Shiro’s wrist looks like a matching tattoo which leads to further Conspiracies.)
Shiro also has a tattoo on his left arm that says מתיו (Matthew)
Shiro collabs on both sets of videos and everyone’s like ‘oh Matt and Maddie should do a video together” but,, somehow,, this never quite happens
at some point, Shiro slips in a petname during a Maddie video and someone theorizes that he’s cheating on Matt
Matt and Shiro get an Idea
Matt: HEY PIDGE RECORD A VIDEO SAYING SHIRO’S CHEATING ON ME
this…explodes into drama rapidly
Shiro starts getting hate (and a few Incredibly Gross messages about how it’s understandable that he’s cheating on maddie bc she’s disabled)
(Shiro: takes off prosthetic, angrily waves it around for a bit)
shiro gets demonized immediately and it just escalates
some of it is funny bc…he’s not cheating…and matt’s reading the hate mail in silly voices
they string this out for months
after a particularly discomforting message it becomes a lot less funny and they decide to put an end to it.
Shiro takes the opportunity and in their next collab video (where they were going to explain the whole mess) he gets down on one knee and proposes.
“Maddie, Matt, whoever the fuck you are. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you be my pardNer for the rest of time?”