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Cartman also carries around what appears to be a Glock 17 pistol that has been seen in several episodes. He is shown to be randomly strumming a guitar and beating the drums so he isn't too good at them. Then a third community card is dealt, followed by a third betting round. In " Dances With Smurfs ", Clyde Frog is seen on the chalkboard in Cartman's morning announcements implying that Cartman has fixed him. Cartman usually gets whatever he wants simply by whining in his signature style. Another reason why because the town is too incompetent to do anything about it.

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In " Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus ", Cartman claimed he had hit puberty because he had his period, when really he had an infection that made him bleed out his butt he didn't realize that only girls got periods until God told him at the end of the episode. In " Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy ", it is shown that Cartman's idea of sexual intercourse is to " Stick it inside her and pee. If you don't want to get her pregnant you pull it out and pee on her leg. Kitty's being a dildo! However, it is possible he is using it as a generic insult, such as calling someone a "dick".

Also in Pee , his ignorance is again displayed when he thinks all the minorities in "his" water park are what the Mayans predicted and by , the apocalypse will be when the whole world is minorities.

Cartman also confuses English people with French people. In the early seasons, he often teased Pip and called him a " French piece of crap ". On the other extreme, in the movie, he called The Mole a "'British piece of' shit", despite The Mole being supposedly French.

Additionally, in " The Jeffersons ", he alludes to despising Austrians, apparently failing to note the irony of the fact that he admires Hitler, who was Austrian.

It is also worth noting that Cartman is completely oblivious to the fact the other kids hate him, and often assumes they're joking when they imply or even openly declare it. In the episode " " Cartman completely ignores the fact that he got his own father killed and fed to his half-brother and is more concerned about being half-ginger. In " Bass to Mouth ", Cartman is oblivious to the fact that his making another student crap herself is useless when trying to prevent the suicide of another student.

Cartman shows a pathological degree of impatience when forced to do something he doesn't want to do or when he has to wait for something he wants. An example of the former is seen in " I'm a Little Bit Country ", in which Cartman electrocutes himself in an attempt to create a flashback and avoid studying. In the episode " Go God Go ", where Cartman freezes himself so that he won't have to wait three weeks for the Nintendo Wii console to be released, which shows irony in the end; Butters cannot find where Cartman was frozen due to an avalanche, and Eric is thawed out almost years in the future, the people there zap him back to his own time where it turns out that he got sent back three months before the Wii's release.

In Medicinal Fried Chicken , Cartman is shown to be extremely agitated when he has waited to have KFC for too long and blurts out obscenities and shouting horrible things to his friends and to his mom Liane Cartman and when the KFCs get replaced with medicinal marijuana stores, he goes to an addiction clinic to be prescribed with KFC gravy.

Although Cartman frequently insults and taunts his friends, he sometimes appears to be more cowardly than they are when it comes to physical confrontation. In " It's Christmas in Canada ", after Cartman repeatedly threatens to beat Kyle up if they don't get home in time for Christmas, Kyle punches Cartman and he immediately bursts into tears.

A similar instance can be seen during " Cartman Sucks ", although Kyle only punches Cartman in the arm. Cartman may react like this to gain sympathy from other boys so he may turn the other boys against Kyle showcased in " It's a Jersey Thing ", where he turned Butters and a few other boys against Kyle by exaggerating how Kyle pushed him against a tree or he could just be cowardly, it is unknown which It is likely the latter.

At the end of " Kenny Dies ", after Cartman revealed his true motives for fighting to lift the ban on stem cell research, to replicate a " Shakey's Pizza " and not to save Kenny's life, Kyle, enraged about this, brutally begins to beat up Cartman, delivering several blows to his chest and a good roundhouse right. The beating continued on until the end of the episode and hasn't been mentioned at all since, although it shows Kyle was able to beat Cartman easily when angry.

Nelson , engaged in a fight in " With Apologies to Jesse Jackson ". In " Tweek vs. Craig ", Cartman has no problem with fighting the other boys back physically and it is revealed that Sumo is his martial art of choice.

In " I'm a Little Bit Country " he smiles and sings the Dawson's Creek theme while he kills the Official Messenger Boy with a piece of wood then drags the body off-screen, although this happens in what was essentially a fantasy of Cartman's and may, therefore, due to Cartman's inflated ego, not be representative of his actual abilities.

Also in the episode " Cartoon Wars Part II ", he and Kyle have a slap fight, which he won though this was more through deceit than skill , and in the episode " With Apologies to Jesse Jackson ", he was dominant in a physical fight against a midget who supposedly had a black belt in karate. In " Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy ", Cartman is shown being physically abusive to innocent kids in the hallways. He once pushes an unnamed kid up against a wall, until the kid showed him his hall pass, after which Cartman acts as if nothing happened.

The kid questions Cartman about his abuse of power, and Cartman promptly kicks him across the room in a somewhat cartoonish way, although he is never shown pulling off a feat like that again. In " Breast Cancer Show Ever ", Cartman is shown to be quite nervous over fighting Wendy and is shown going to great lengths to avoid the confrontation. However, when Wendy decides to fight him regardless, he is quite spectacularly defeated. Overall, Cartman is a decent fighter, although he can be a wuss and particularly enraged opponents can beat him with ease.

His specialty lies more with weapons than his fists. Throughout all of these scenes, it is heavily suggested that Cartman indeed has a high tolerance for pain, however will often feign pain to gain sympathy from those around him. This shown especially in It's a Jersey Thing , where it wasn't until after Kyle left did he start crying from being attacked by him, and then later used it to convince other boys to lock him in a meat locker.

In " Coon 2: He also gives Clyde a nasty cut after kicking him in the face, showing his jumping abilities and the amount of force he can kick with. Cartman has a disturbing habit of appearing in other people's homes in the middle of the night. He has a preoccupation with becoming mature, or at least more so than his friends, which frequently ends in him doing something that is anything but mature.

Cartman also appears to be driven by a desire to surpass Kyle especially , Stan, and Kenny. Knowing that his satisfaction chiefly comes with seeing other people unhappy, Kyle once deliberately congratulated Cartman on winning a bet. This, of course, ruined Cartman's egotistical satisfaction at having humiliated him. Cartman also carries around what appears to be a Glock 17 pistol that has been seen in several episodes.

He has actually never fired it, and only uses it to threaten people. His most recent use of it was when he and Butters stormed a Chinese restaurant, and he orders Butters to use his gun to hold the crowd and fire at any intruders although Cartman begins to regret giving Butters the firearm because he keeps accidentally shooting men in the genitals.

He also occasionally has milk come out of his nose when he laughs, even when he was not drinking any. This milk-sneezing problem is due to a malfunctioning kidney, which Cartman is tricked into donating for transplant, benefiting his friend Kyle, who receives the malfunctioning organ as seen in the episode " Cherokee Hair Tampons ".

Eric is quite possibly morbidly obese. In the first episode of the twelfth season, " Tonsil Trouble ", it is revealed that Cartman has in the past needed a routine tonsil checkup. In this episode, however, he was diagnosed with tonsillitis and his tonsils had to be removed. He was angered by this and his anger worsened when Kyle laughed - out of irony, disbelief and thrill that something so horrible has happened to his worst enemy. Kyle figured it out and hunted Cartman down and beat him up in the schoolyard and broke many of his toys including Clyde Frog.

Cartman, in the meantime, researched the virus and found out that Magic Johnson had AIDS for decades and is still alive. Cartman and Kyle then found out, along with Mr. Johnson, that the actual cure for AIDS was heavy doses of cash, the point being the solution to any problem is to throw lots and lots of cold-hard cash at it.

Cartman and Kyle have both since recovered from the disease. In the episode " The Succubus " it is revealed that Cartman's eyesight is very bad. After several unsuccessful attempts by the optician to cure them, including a pupil dilation that resulted in him walking into several walls and a botched laser eye surgery that ended up with Cartman having to wear bandages over his eyes for three days, he managed to get a transplant from a "donor" who's head he had preserved in ice - the donor being Kenny , who Cartman says had perfect sight.

However, obesity, HIV, poor eyesight, and bad tonsils may be the least of Cartman's health concerns; Cartman seems to have a very poor mental health. He shows signs of not only anti-social behavior, but also sadism, identity issues, sexual confusion, psychosis, psychopathic nature, and narcissism. He apparently dreams of humiliating, beating, emotionally destroying or even killing Kyle. In " South Park is Gay! However, it was not until the Season Five episode " Scott Tenorman Must Die " incident that we see how deep his insanity goes, when he creates a highly elaborate and sociopathy scheme, resulting in murder and cannibalism.

In " Tsst ", he beats up a kid, handcuffs him to the flagpole, gives him a hacksaw, poisons him, and tells him the only way to get to the antidote was to saw off his leg. This is similar to the Saw movies. Cartman also seems incapable to admit his own errors and history, and instead alters past events in his own mind to show himself in a better light, as seen in " City on the Edge of Forever Flashbacks " though so did everyone else and " Fishsticks ".

Cartman's mind even once backfired against him during " Le Petit Tourette ", during which he made everyone believe he was suffering from Tourette's Syndrome , so as to be able to go around saying whatever horrible hateful thing he wanted without consequences.

Unfortunate, this resulted in him being completely unable to control what he said, and began revealing assorted secrets such as him and his cousin touching penises. In "Fat Butt and Pancake Head " Cartman did ventriloquism with his hand, claiming it thought itself to be a real person, named Mitch Conner, who was a con-man posing as Jennifer Lopez. Cartman would often argue with the hand at length, and the hand would apparently work independently of Cartman, such as masturbating Ben Affleck.

Cartman would later claim it was just a prank on Kyle and the others. However in " ", Cartman brings back Mitch Conner to swindle a group of celebrities, and again proceeds to argue with his hand and disagreeing with it, despite the fact there is no one around him to trick, leading one to believe that Cartman really believes the hand is a person.

The hand also claims to have knowledge that Cartman does not, such as who Cartman's father really is. In " " it is revealed that Cartman is Scott Tenorman 's half-brother, meaning that he killed his own father; Jack Tenorman and fed it to Scott Tenorman in a bowl of chili. However, he was more concerned about being half-ginger than the fact that he murdered his own father. When the schools posts height measurements in the hallway for the boys, Cartman assumes it to be penis sizes and demands all the boys measure their sizes to disprove the original measurements.

His rage in this particularly incident leads him to getting Anger Management, during which his doctor attempts to insult him to produce an angry reaction. Cartman oddly enough does not demonstrate his rage vocally, in a coldly sadistic manner by manipulating the doctor's wife into killing herself through a simple set of text messages.

Cartman is then put in a group anger management session, during which he several like-minded individuals with small penises go on a rage driven rampage. However, it is implied that ventriloquism is used only when the toys speak, and that they do indeed have a mind of their own.

For example, Cartman couldn't possibly have killed his stuffed animals while heading downstairs with Token. Additionally, it's also possible that Peter Panda was killed by the 5th graders. Cartman could be best described as having sadistic personality disorder with passive-aggressive traits, also known as a "Tyrannical Sadist". Cartman often shows less interest in sexuality than the other boys.

This seems intentional on the writer's parts, and fits with his self-absorption, immaturity, and gender confusion. An example for this would be seen in the episode " Raisins ", where the boys end up in an eponymous Hooters-like restaurant , and Cartman only shows interest in the food, rather than all the skimpily-dressed waitresses. The other boys, however, do show interest in them, except Stan, who was too depressed at the time because Wendy Testaburger broke up with him.

In " Chef Goes Nanners ", Wendy kisses Cartman on the lips at the flag debate, due to the fact she had a weird dream about him and started feeling attracted to him in the middle of the episode. However, as soon as she was done kisses him, she had no more feelings for him. Although at the end Cartman walked away sad, when she said they were friends again. Cartman also displays a lack of knowledge about sex, despite the fact that his mom is frequently having sexual relations with other people in South Park; when Kyle says that Ike is too young to understand sex in the episode " Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy ", Cartman replies, "What's there to understand?

You get a boner, slap her titties around some, then stick it inside her and pee". Cartman's lack of knowledge is also displayed in the episode " Sexual Harassment Panda ", when he tells Mr. Garrison that sexual harassment is "trying to have intercourse with a lady friend, and some other guy comes up and tickles your balls from behind. In " Imaginationland ", Cartman makes a bet with Kyle , stating that if he can prove that leprechauns are real, then Kyle will suck his balls.

Cartman wins the bet, and his single-minded quest to force Kyle to suck his balls subsequently becomes a significant subplot of the trilogy. Although he doesn't get Kyle to suck his balls in reality, he does imagine Kyle sucking the balls of an imaginary Cartman with much enthusiasm at the end of " Imaginationland, Episode III ". It is quite plausible, however, to assume that Cartman's obsession with his quest stems significantly from his desire to humiliate Kyle, rather than from any homosexual attraction to him.

In " Jared Has Aides ", after listening to Butters get beaten by his parents, as Cartman was responsible for it by pretending to be Butters on the phone and insulting them, Cartman says, "If I were older I would totally start jacking off right now", hinting at sexual sadism. He then taunts Clyde by asking him if he's French, and then says, " Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, Clyde? In " Cartman Sucks ", Cartman seeks to humiliate and degrade Butters by taking a picture of himself with Butters' penis in his mouth.

After being told by Kyle and Stan that being photographed that way is humiliating him rather than Butters in other words, being photographed in such a way makes him gay , Cartman then seeks out Butters to make him put his penis in Butters' mouth, but this fails, as the both of them are caught by Butters' father.

In " Proper Condom Use ", Butters is putting on a condom, when Cartman is caught by Kyle looking at Butters' penis; Cartman dismissively claims he was trying to see how to put on a condom, which Kyle doesn't believe. In " Cancelled ", Cartman once again finds himself the victim of getting an anal probe from aliens. When Chef and the boys take him to see a proctologist, the doctor sticks his finger and his entire hand in Cartman's rectum.

Although initially surprised, Cartman lets out moans of pleasure, just before a fifty foot satellite dish shoots out of his rectum. Although when the satellite retreats back into his rectum, he experiences severe pain.

However, during the events of " Chef Goes Nanners ", Cartman briefly became an object of affection for Stan's girlfriend Wendy Testaburger. After being passionately kissed by Wendy at the end of the episode, he is disappointed at the end when she says that she no longer has any feelings for him. In " Tom's Rhinoplasty ", Cartman, along with Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and the entire third grade class, were all attracted to the substitute teacher, Ms.

Although she was a lesbian, and the boys did not understand what it meant, they tried to become lesbians in order to try to win her. Additionally in " Le Petit Tourette " he accidentally admitted to having a crush on a girl named Patty Nelson and also said that he and his cousin "touched wieners".

In " Fat Butt and Pancake Head " Cartman's uses his hand as a ventriloquist dummy, who claims his hand is a con-artist named Mitch Conner , who is claiming to be Jennifer Lopez.

While Cartman claims this to be an act in the end, these sexual actions seems to be unconsciously executed, due to the fact that during or after, Cartman is both shocked and disgusted. The fact Cartman does this could indicate an unconscious sexual desire towards men Ben Affleck in-particular in this case , Cartman's extreme lengths to trick his friend despite them not being present to witness the hand jobs, making the actions pointless in the grand scheme of things , or that Cartman's Mitch Conner is part of a psychological break resulting in a multiple personality.

He then proceeds to demand all the boys submit to new penis measurements, which he personally administers with the exception of his own due to the fact he falsely claimed to have 13 inch penis. During the process he compliments Butters on his size. He can only be seen by Cartman himself, which makes the other boys get confused. In " Tweek x Craig ", he reappears and attempts to flirt with Cartman, but Cartman denies he is gay. Cartman ends up on a date with him, ending in anal sex, which is mistaken by Liane for masturbating.

The episode " The Damned " ends with Cartman asking Heidi what's at the bottom of a vagina, and she responds by saying "want me to show you? Cartman has also had encounters with sexual abuse. He goes on about what he would do if a girl ever threatened to fight him, but instead recounts one such incident. In " Cow Days ", he receives a concussion that makes him think he is a Vietnamese prostitute named Ming Li, who frequently says "fucky sucky, five dolla" a reference to Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket , to passing male carnival goers.

He then "services" Leonardo DiCaprio, much to his disgust after he reverts back to his normal self. In " The Simpsons Already Did It ", after discovering that semen will fertilize his sea-people, he goes to a sperm bank to collect "sea-men". At the sperm bank, he pretends to test a semen sample by smearing it on his fingers. When Cartman later empties a bowl of semen into the tank.

He then tells Stan and Kyle that he got some of it from a man named Ralph in an alley, who told him to "close his eyes and suck it out of a hose". Cartman does not understand him until he takes his pants off, at which point, he runs out yelling in monotone fashion "Lame! Ironically, after having attacked Kyle throughout most of the episode due to his being conceived in New Jersey as well as being ginger and Jewish , Kyle is the one who saves Cartman from this encounter.

The most active family member in Cartman's life is his mother, Liane Cartman. Many of these aspects of Liane's personal life are a constant source of annoyance for Cartman, whose friends often mock him over, and which he attempts to fruitlessly deny.

An example being when Stan and Kyle continuously stated she was on the cover of "Crack-Whore" magazine in " Pinkeye ". Cartman, attempted to deny this fact, until presented with the magazine itself. He then stated that she had been "young and needed the money", which unfortunately did not work, as Stan and Kyle pointed out that the pictures had been taken just a month ago. Liane constantly dotes over Cartman, doing almost anything he asks and at times even agreeing to his most horrible ideas and plans, such as signing him up for the Special Olympics in " Up the Down Steroid.

She thus desires that Cartman be her 'friend', and will do anything to keep him happy. This unfortunately could explain much of his behavior. It has been implied at least in earlier episodes that Liane may be responsible for much of Cartman's racism, anti-semitism and homophobia, as he often was to quote disparaging things that he had supposedly heard her say. For the most part, it seemed that Cartman was perhaps lying or misquoting his mother, except for in " Pinkeye ", in which Liane made Cartman an Adolf Hitler Halloween costume, despite Cartman not knowing who that was at the time.

Cartman's extended family is shown in the episode " Merry Christmas Charlie Manson! Most of his relatives appear to be similar in manner to him; all fat, with the same speech accent and catchphrases. The family is seen again in the episode " Cartmanland ", at his grandmother's funeral. In the " The Unaired Pilot " episode, Cartman was shown to have a father and sister, but these characters were cut out in the official pilot.

In " Le Petit Tourette ", he accidentally revealed that he cries at night because he does not have a real father. Cartman crying because his mother won't buy him an iPad due to expense and his misbehavior. Liane dotes on her son endlessly, beyond simply spoiling him. Cartman usually gets whatever he wants simply by whining in his signature style.

He also frequently insults her in her presence, which she accepts without question. Although Liane possesses a social and moral conscience, Cartman is usually able to manipulate her into doing even morally reprehensible things for him. In " Up the Down Steroid ", Cartman is able to have his mother sign him up for the Special Olympics, even though Cartman was not disabled.

It appears that Liane is convinced of her son's goodness and accepts any excuses or stories he makes up, no matter how improbable. The relationship between the two shows a significant change in " Tsst ". To manage Cartman's behavioral issues, she hires Cesar Millan. Cesar's methods work, and Cartman becomes a normal, good natured, well behaved boy.

Liane tries to form a relationship with Cesar, but he turns her down as she is just a client, and she soon begins to spoil Cartman again—as this boy is the closest thing to a friend she really has. However, Liane seems to be one of the only humans whom Cartman genuinely cares about; it was only his much-repressed conscience that kept him from killing her in the same episode.

She doesn't mind doing stuff that is completely gross, as seen in " Make Love, Not Warcraft ", when she takes a bedpan down to the basement where the boys are playing Warcraft and lets Cartman crap into the bedpan that she is holding..

In the later seasons, she has been shown to be strict with him as seen in " Coon 2: Hindsight ", " Coon vs. Still, despite her taking a more firm stance with Cartman, Liane will still often spoil him, due in large to part to pre-emptively avoid his tantrums as seen in " You're Getting Old ".

This implies he has a strong hatred for her, however he is defensive of her whenever her promiscuous nature comes into question during earlier seasons, as well as being disturbed during " South Park: With this factored against his outrageous acts against her, it can be seen that he has a strong loathing of her and yet has some form of caring about her at the same time.

Cartman having a tea party with his dolls in Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut. Among these toys, he rips off Clyde Frog's head. In " Dances With Smurfs ", Clyde Frog is seen on the chalkboard in Cartman's morning announcements implying that Cartman has fixed him. He is seen with a new toy, Muscleman Marc. Then, Peter Panda is set on fire while Cartman was asleep, which burns his room. Later, Cartman takes them to Token's house, convinced that "black people are incapable of doing anything wrong.

Cartman finds Polly Prissypants in a chair, with a revolver. The act is dropped when we see Cartman voicing Polly as she "confesses" to the murders, claiming that the others were right, that Cartman had to grow up. So she killed the other toys and planned on framing Token, but Cartman reminds her that because of Obama, black people cannot be blamed. In desparation, Polly asks Cartman to kill her, which he reluctantly does. The other boys watched, and realized that this was Cartman's delusional way of getting rid of his stuffed animals.

Cartman, though incapable of empathy towards people, exhibits a strong bond with cats despite being a speciesist. In " Major Boobage ", cats are made illegal because Kenny, along with several other kids around the country, begins using male cat musk as a hallucinogenic drug. Cartman lies to the police, claiming that he had his cat put down when he really is hiding his cat in the attic. Throughout the episode he collects abandoned cats in his attic out of sympathy.

His cat has been on the show since the series began, and his love for cats could have developed from his lack of other family members besides his mother; he has no father or siblings. This empathetic relationship is reserved for cats and not humans; he does not or more likely chooses not to recognize a parallel between his cat safe-haven to the history of Jews hiding from Nazi soldiers during the Holocaust, which Kyle points out.

In Season Five , Cartman and Kyle's relationship meets a turning point, going from a relationship of them simply ripping on each other constantly to near hatred simply because Cartman caused Kenny's semi-permanent death. It was around Season Eleven that they began their descent from love-hate to full on hatred. However, in the " The Death of Eric Cartman ", during the scene where Cartman has Butters apologize to all of his peers in his stead as he believes he is a ghost , he seems to wish to recant some of his earlier misdeeds towards Kyle and obtain his forgiveness , and seems genuinely moved upon seeing him.

Kyle is often put in the shoes of the protagonist to Eric Cartman's antagonist. For example, in " Cartoon Wars Part I ", the two of them work against each other; when Cartman tries to get Family Guy canceled, Kyle tries to stop him. The two of them often have arguments about morals, like in " Up the Down Steroid ", where Cartman decides to pretend to be mentally handicapped so he can win the "Special Olympics".

You're not a Jew ". Bewildered, Kyle replies that he is indeed a Jew, and Cartman tells him not to be so hard on himself implying that Jew was an insult rather than a religion. Cartman also has attempted to murder Kyle more than once, the most significant incident being in a scene from " Toilet Paper " in which he lures Kyle into going rowing with him to the middle of Stark's Pond , and then, when Kyle's back is turned, attempts to bludgeon him to death with a wiffle bat, without comprehending the stupidity of the plan.

When he learns someone has confessed to the crime he, Kyle, Stan and Kenny had committed, thus eliminating the need to kill Kyle who was going to confess himself, Cartman asks Stan in his usual trademark-pathetic way if he can still kill Kyle. Cartman tries to murder Kyle again in " Fatbeard ". However, in " Smug Alert!

Cartman finds Butters as too boring a nemesis since he will simply accept anything Cartman directs at him, and realizes that in order to have someone with which to argue incessantly again he must get Kyle back. At the end of the episode he hides the fact that he was the savior of Kyle's whole family, opting to insult Kyle again instead; Kyle replies angrily and storms off, to Cartman's satisfaction.

In the episode " Le Petit Tourette " when Kyle unintentionally saves Cartman from shouting out all his secrets on Dateline Cartman had originally intended to use fake Tourette's so as to deliver a hate-speech against Jews , Cartman hugs Kyle and thanks him, even saying "I love you, man.

Of course this only occurs after Cartman suggests they leave Kyle for dead and continue to their search for crocodiles. Cartman's obsessive hatred of Kyle above almost all others, has called into question Cartman's deeper feeling for Kyle.

In the episode " Imaginationland ", Cartman wins a bet with Kyle which requires Kyle to suck his balls, and goes to various extreme measures throughout the Imaginationland trilogy to make Kyle do so, including going to the Supreme Court and breaking into the Pentagon twice.

In the end of the trilogy's first part, Cartman is seen with a photo of an innocent looking Kyle. The scene ends with Cartman dragging his finger slowly across Kyle's mouth in the photo, which could be interpreted as an act of lust, this further hints at a confused sexuality.

At the end of the trilogy's third part, Cartman conjures up an imaginary Kyle to suck the balls of an imaginary Cartman. In the episode " Fatbeard ", Kyle encourages Cartman to run away to Somalia , hoping that he will die. Cartman also seems to have no qualms about seriously invading Kyle's personal space, as shown in a scene from " Manbearpig " wherein Cartman, while contemplating his hatred for Kyle, looms a mere inch or two from Kyle's face as he sleeps; soon Kyle wakes up and yells, " Dude, get away from me!

However, the fact that Kyle challenges Cartman more than any other character in the series, may in fact be the core reason for Cartman's obsessive fixation on him. In " Fatbeard ", he says that Kyle has "finally come to terms with his disability" and seemed more willing to kill Kyle later in the episode by making his walk the plank over an alligator. As of " Dead Celebrities ", he seems to be more passive toward Kyle, greeting him with only " 'Sup, Jew?

This passive attitude however seemed to be only temporary, as seen in " Crippled Summer ", in which during Towelie 's intervention on national TV, each of the boys is asked to read a pre-written statement about their feelings for Towelie. Cartman however instead reads off a long-winded hate speech against the Jewish people most likely the one he intended to use during " Le Petit Tourette " , where he urges the rest of the country to help him in rising up against the Jews and in which most of his speech is directed primarily towards Kyle.

The two have occasionally gotten along such as in " Kenny Dies " and " Pinkeye " when Kyle put his hand on Cartman's shoulder when was upset about Kenny dying. In fact, in " You Have 0 Friends ", Cartman helped Kyle make new friends, even though Cartman did not appear to be gaining anything out of it. Cartman showed genuine appreciation for this act, thanking him and later going as far as to say that although Kyle was a "monster" for having Jersey blood running through his veins , he was "my [Cartman's] little monster", and pinched his cheek.

Although they bicker constantly, the two haven't full on fought since then, and have had a lot more moments together where they seem happy, such as Kyle sharing music with Cartman in " You're Getting Old ".

There are also moments such as in " Faith Hilling " where the two share a common goal. However, there are many moments where they are at ends like earlier in the series, such as in the Coon trilogy. Therefore, their friendship is in a constant state of disrepair. The back-and-forth of their outward conflict yet still regularly meeting with the other boys can be seen as somewhat ironic.

Therefore, Kyle and Cartman could be seen to have a more complex connection than Stan and Kyle with. In "The Entity" , Kyle described Cartman as "my sort of friend-ish", as his best explanation of their relationship.

In " You're Getting Old ", Stan's behavior change upon turning 10 causes a rift to develop occurs in his friendships with Kyle, Cartman and Kenny to the point where they no longer wish to interact with him.

As a result, at the episode's end with Cartman and Kyle playing video games together, the pair offer each other kind smiles, showing their friendship growing even further. In " Ass Burgers ", Kyle and Cartman have quite a few friendly moments together. Although they are shown bickering, the argument isn't angry as most of the arguments between the two can be.

Kyle is quick to support Cartman in his new business, even going so far as to tell Stan that they can't be friends anymore because he's with Cartman Burgers now. When Stan shows up, drunk, talking to Kyle, it is shown that Cartman is keeping a close eye on them from where he was standing.

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Follow the Queen is a typical game variant in Dealer's Choice poker games. In this 5-card game, the dealer gives each player 5 cards face down. After the first round of betting, each player may choose to replace zero to three cards. A second round of betting follows and then players may opt to replace zero to two cards. Upon completing another round of betting, each player may replace one card of the cards in their hand. After a final round of betting, any remaining players show their hands, and the highest 5 card hand wins.

The cost of cards doubles each round. When players purchase cards to replace ones in their hand, they put the cost of the cards in the pot. Each player is dealt two down-cards and one up-card. Low up-card starts the betting with a Bring-in if you are playing with one, otherwise high card starts the betting. Next, two community cards are dealt, followed by a second betting round, beginning with the player with the best exposed partial poker hand counting the community cards, as in Oxford stud.

Then a third community card is dealt, followed by a third betting round. Finally a fourth community card is dealt, followed by a fourth betting round and showdown. Each player plays the best five-card hand he can make from the three in his hand plus the four on the board in any combination. Shanghai is the same game with an extra hole card, but no more than two hole cards play. That is, the game begins with each player being dealt three down-cards and one up-card; each player must discard one of his hole cards at some point during the game as determined ahead of time.

The most common variation is to discard immediately as in Pineapple ; the second most common is to discard just before showdown as in Tahoe. Guts is a family of games that are cousins of poker rather than poker variants.