Tonsil Trouble

Tonsil Trouble

Aired at March 11, 2008 · Season 12 · Episode 1

This episode references the case of Ryan White. While having his tonsils removed, Cartman is accidentally infected with HIV from donor blood. Shocked, he attempts to gain the support and pity of those around him but is unsuccessful because the AIDS fad has run its course and become antiquated, and the current trend is to be sensitive about cancer. Additionally, due to Cartman's cruelty to his classmates in the past, many find it hard to pity him: Kyle even goes so far as to laugh hysterically and almost involuntarily at the irony that Cartman has HIV, as Cartman has wished AIDS on Kyle on several occasions.



Clips from episode "Tonsil Trouble"

Below you will find 16 short, funny fragments of this episode that were published by South Park Studios.

Real Special Little Guy (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Real Special Little Guy

The boys find out that one of their friends has a very serious illness.

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Two Brave Lovers (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Two Brave Lovers

Jimmy Buffet sings in celebration of Kyle and Cartman's big discovery.

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We Have To See Magic Johnson (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

We Have To See Magic Johnson

Cartman and Kyle need to get to the city of Los Angeles ASAP.

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Kyle Thinks HIV Is Funny (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Kyle Thinks HIV Is Funny

Butters helps Cartman teach Kyle a lesson about compassion.

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No One Likes A Tattle Tale, Mkay. (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

No One Likes A Tattle Tale, Mkay.

Kyle tells on Cartman for infecting him with AIDS.

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Free Ice Cream? (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Free Ice Cream?

After tonsil surgery Cartman is supposed to get free ice cream, but everything doesn't go according ...

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I Don't Trust Banks (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

I Don't Trust Banks

Magic Johnson helps the boys in their quest to find a cure for AIDS.

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I'm Going To Kill You Cartman! (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

I'm Going To Kill You Cartman!

Cartman and Kyle rumble on the playground in front of all their friends.

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Ironic How? (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Ironic How?

Kyle has trouble showing compassion when Cartman is stricken with an illness.

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Little Kyle Is Infected (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Little Kyle Is Infected

While the doctor finds his infection a mystery, Kyle has no doubt where he got it.

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The Italian Meatballs Are Fantastic (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

The Italian Meatballs Are Fantastic

Cartman's AIDS benefit has meatballs, but no Elton John.

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Not Clyde Frog! (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Not Clyde Frog!

Kyle goes on a destructive rampage in Cartman's room.

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Are You HIV Positive? (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Are You HIV Positive?

Cartman is HIV Positive that Magic Johnson can help find a cure.

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Cancer Patients Fly Free (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

Cancer Patients Fly Free

Kyle and Cartman fly for free by posing as cancer patients

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They Found A Cure For AIDS (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

They Found A Cure For AIDS

Scientists discover the cure for AIDS is $180,000.

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AIDS Burger in Paradise (Season 12 - episode 1 - Tonsil Trouble)

AIDS Burger in Paradise

The boys find out that one of their friends has a very serious illness.

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