[S1E7] Satan's Bastards [Extra Quality]
Kenny's death was a running gag in South Park. Kenny's manner of death changes from episode to episode, and usually features someone or something that fatally hurts him. A typical gag features the culprit or accident killing Kenny, followed by the phrases "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" and "You bastards!" from his friends Stan and Kyle, respectively. Series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have said that the "You bastards!" line (often used even for deaths by inanimate objects/accidents) is actually directed towards said creators, for writing the death into the script. In more recent seasons (after Season Five), the gag does not occur as often.
[S1E7] Satan's Bastards
In the first few episodes, Kyle says the entire phrase. It usually varies depending on who kills Kenny. On one occasion ("Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000"), Stan and Kyle accidentally kill Kenny, causing Stan to cry out, in a somewhat nonchalant way, "Oh my God, we killed Kenny." Kyle replies, "We killed Kenny?" and Stan says, "Yeah, we killed Kenny; we're bastards". Also, when Kyle kills zombie Kenny in "Pinkeye", He says "Oh my God, I killed Kenny! You Bastard!" In the earlier seasons, usually right after his death, rats show up, start nibbling on the body and carry off body parts. In "The Succubus", this is parodied: he is "killed" and rats gather on him, the sun rises and he is standing there alive again when the boys are waiting for Chef to come play baseball, then the next day when he is squashed by the Succubus during Chef's wedding. Also in "Pinkeye" Kenny dies three times. First he is crushed by the Mir space station as it falls from orbit. Then he is cut in half (by Kyle) as a zombie. Then, when trying to come out of his grave, an angel statue falls on top of him, followed by an airplane crashing on top of the statue and Kenny. Kenny even dies in a flashback to kindergarten during the episode "Summer Sucks", when a firecracker he is holding explodes and blows him to pieces.
In "Fat Camp", "The Biggest Douche in the Universe", and "Cripple Fight", it is suggested that Kenny's orange parka plays a major role in his many deaths, even though he has died without it in the episodes "Super Best Friends", "The Jeffersons", "W.T.F.", "Pee", "Sexual Healing", "Mysterion Rises" and " Coon vs. Coon & Friends". In "Fat Camp", Kenny is never actually killed, although a boy, who helped Cartman smuggle candy into the fat camp, dressed up as Kenny, dies in the end; to which Stan replies, "Oh my god, they killed Kenny!...sort of." And then Kyle replies, "Yeah, they kind of killed Kenny, sort of, look alike...you bastards!" In "The Biggest Douche in the Universe", Rob Schneider is killed while wearing Kenny's outfit and in "Cripple Fight" Timmy tries to have Jimmy killed by giving him a parka that resembles one Kenny would wear. Jimmy is seen walking down a street, narrowly escaping death with every step, and Jimbo can even be heard saying "There's Kenny! Kill him!" in the background. 041b061a72