The 25 Greatest 'South Park' Moments – Updated

From singing poops to Scientologists – looking back on the hit Comedy Central show's most memorable (and memorably offensive) jokes

Load Previous
The Death of Chef (Season 10, Episode 1)
Comedy Central10/25

10. The Death of Chef (Season 10, Episode 1)

After the brilliant, Scientology-skewering "Trapped in the Closet" at the end of the ninth season, Isaac Hayes, the voice of Chef and himself a Scientologist, made his objections public and accused the show of "intolerance and bigotry" in a prepared statement. Parker and Stone responded by noting how they had mocked every religion before that infamous episode, and their collaborator had never objected before. And then they killed Chef. Using old audio of the actor, the episode features the character joining a brainwashing group before the bridge he's on collapses and he's ravaged by boars below. It was sad to see Chef go, though it also admittedly made for hysterical television in which the line between personal issues and fiction blurred. BT

Back to Top