The Secrets of
"Fishsticks"

by Wild Willie Westwood, with sources from all over the Web


Slowly but surely Cartman is building up his own entourage, and the original foursome might soon be no more. Cartman now has Kenny, Butters, and Jimmy. Stan and Kyle haven't been together much this season.

Kanye is shown here as a man who takes himself so seriously that he blows up at a joke that isn't about him at all. When he finally thinks about it, he comes to the wrong conclusion and literally swims with the fishes. :D

The whiteboard Kanye used is a House reference.

Film reference: Carlito's Way - Kanye whacks Carlos Mencia's head off with a bat. In the movie Al Pacino let Viggo Mortensen live.

"Gay Fish" was modeled after Kanye's own Heartless

Tom Snyder, the gray-haired reporter and talk show host shown among the other talk show hosts, passed away in July 2007. He was pretty influential in setting up the talk show format.

Kanye's response to his portrayal:
SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" IT'S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU'RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE'S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I'M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I'M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I'M SURE THERE'S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ME!

Here's his crew and South Park's version

Trey made a full song out of "Gay Fish" after the episode aired, after fans demanded it. :) Here are the lyrics to it

Gay Fish

(Yo! Uhn! Uhn, come on!)

Iíve been so lonely, girl, Iíve been so sad and down.
Couldnít understand why haters joked around
I wanted to be free with other creatures like me
And now I got my wish...

ĎCuz I know that Iím a gay fish gay fish (Gay fish, yo)
Motherfuckiní gay fish gay fish (Iím a fish, yo)
Goin' on a dead fish dead fish (itís alright, girl)
Makiní love to other gay fish gay fish (Unh)

All those lonely nights at the grocery store
In the frozen fish aisle feeling like a whore
ĎCuz I wasnít being true even though everyone said
That I had to make a switch (dead fish)...

Now I know that Iím a gay fish gay fish (Gay fish, yo)
Motherfuckiní gay fish gay fish (I'm a, Iím a fish, yo)
Goin' on a dead fish dead fish (Yes, now where I belong, girl)
Making love to other gay fish.

I used to be scared, denyin' who I was
Actin' straight, but then goin' out to the gay fish clubs
Dancin' with the marlins, makin' out with all the snappers
I'd take a salmon home and work that coddle fin for hours
But now I'm out and I'm free to love what I want
Be it yellowfin or bass, or that trout in Vermont
I'd slap that arlin ass, make that GROUPER BUTT SHAKE
I'll come to yo' house and have an orgy in your motherfunkin'

Fish tank, fish tank
Motherfuckiní gay fish gay fish (I'm a, Iím a fish, yo)
Goin' on a dead fish dead fish (yes, now where I belong, girl)
Making love to other gay fish, gay fish, gay fish, gay fish.

I really get around, I'm the slut of the sea
When I say I got crabs, I mean it literally
I was eating dinner and just had to go down
On that mackerel on the dish.

'Cause I'm the gayest of the gay fish gay fish gay fish gay fish
Motherfuckiní gay fish gay fish (I'm a, Iím a fish, yo)
Goin' on a dead fish dead fish (Yes, now where I belong, girl)
But I've got to settle down, I can't be a whore
I ain't gonna just sleep with any fish no more
I found me a lover, a brother who's a cross-dressing
pike named Trish

And together we are gay fish gay fish (Gay fish, yo)
Motherfuckiní gay fish gay fish (I'm a, Iím a fish, yo)
Goin' on a dead fish dead fish (Yes, now where I belong, girl)
Making love to other gay fish gay fish gay fish gay fish...