'"[1] The creators said that recreating Great Expectations in South Park style "seemed like a decent enough idea, except that [the novel] kinda sucks, especially its ending." Philip pirrup or, Pip, as most people call him, is an angel. All young angels are assigned a town and his happens to be South Park. Many of the central characters of the novel appear in the episode. The 62nd episode of the series overall, it first aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 29, 2000. This was a demanding task for the South Park studios at the time, and production of the episode was stretched out across several months. "[2] In a 2011 Entertainment Weekly feature, the two named what they consider the best 15 episodes of South Park, along with the 53 worst. Pip fears Estella could never marry a commoner like him. Sending Pip to London was his way of repaying Pip for the good that Pip did for him. [1] According to creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, it is "probably one of the least popular episodes of South Park" they have ever produced, and "most people [...] pretty much hated it." Choose a free episode to watch or watch a free random episode. [27] (Incidentally, Masterpiece Theatre featured an adaptation of Great Expectations in 1999. )[9] Malcolm McDowell's portrayal of the narrator parodies Alistair Cooke, "a British person" himself, who was the host of Masterpiece Theatre between 1971 and 1992. Funny thing though, South Park is the black hole that makes you realize what one really wants in life. Shop official South Park t-shirts, hoodies, drinkware, hats & more at the South Park Shop. "Pip" is the fourteenth episode of Season Four, and the 62nd overall episode of South Park. 07/05/2000. Full Ep. [10] However, given the complicated nature of the episode's look, where many elements had to be designed from scratch, the studio did not have enough time to finish the episode that summer,[11] and it was moved to the next batch of episodes. [15] The character of Pocket is designed to look similar to the children in the 1974 Rankin/Bass animated Christmas television special 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. A subreddit dedicated to the TV show *South Park*. Miss Havisham is glad that Estella has broken Pip's heart and she explains that she has Estella break men's hearts to use their tears to power her "Genesis Device". Estella says that she has no heart, and cannot love. Pip. Pip escapes and falls unconscious, awakening back home with Joe and Pocket. I admit to knowing nothing about the book "Great Expectations". Kenny McCormick 6. Choose from Cartman tees, Stan mugs, Kyle tanks, Kenny blankets and more. Written by "[2], "Pip" serves as an explanation of the origins of its central character, as well as a retelling of the 1861 Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations. ", "It May Be Winter In 'South Park' But The Boys Are Ready For Summer With All-New Episodes Beginning Wednesday, June 21 At 10:00 P.M.* On Comedy Central", "Behind the Scenes: News Archive: June 2001", "The 'South Park' Boys Are Going To 4Th Grade And Their Lives Will Never Be The Same Again. [11] For example, the directions for the exterior scenes were to make them look like they were "right out of a Dickens novel. Season 1 E 10 • 02/04/1998. Song, Charles. Except it has a few differences, including robot monkeys!! RELATED: South Park: The 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Multi-Episode Storylines In London, Pip meets his roommate Mr. Pocket who tells the story of Miss Havisham: she got engaged but was left at the altar, causing her to stop all the clocks in the house and never leave the house again. She desires youth and wants to use the device to switch bodies with Estella. Pip Goes Pop. In "Pip," the narrator ends the story with the line "And they all lived happily ever after, except for Pocket, who died of Hepatitis B." In 2004, Stone said that he considers the episode "really cool" and "really good. ", Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker had the idea to recreate Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in the style of South Park from the very beginning of the series. This story contains: 1. News post dated June 27, 2001. Watch Full Episode. The four of them, Pip, Joe, Pocket, and the convict, decide to stop Miss Havisham. "[26]:186, The way the story is presented – South Park Classics – is a parody of Masterpiece Theatre (now continued as Masterpiece Classic), a long-running drama anthology television series airing on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, best known for presenting adaptations of classic works of literature. 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