This episode was reportedly written by one producer to comfort the other when his son was being circumcised.
Ike, adopted, is to be belatedly circumcised because "All Jewish kids have circumstitions", which horrifies the other kids: their reaction (38 KB file - here is the text) is appropriate, and they smuggle him away to Canada. Since Ike's birth parents are not Jewish, he is not Jewish and need not be circumcised.
The men and women then separately discuss circumcision, the men while jogging, the women in the kitchen. I've been at it a long time Shane: What d'you practise on? Doyle is no longer mentioned as a writer for The Simpsons.
Michael tries to talk to Hope about whether they should have a bris or not, and she finally expresses doubt that they should have one at all, since Michael's religion doesn't seem to mean much to him. After drinking Slurm (the most addictive soft drink in the Universe), Leela overcomes her usual repugnance and goes to bed with Fry.
The baby is given back to Jerri so that she may complete the assignment, but she tries to sell him on the black market.
After pinning the attempted crime on her new class partner Tammi Littlenut (Maria Thayer), she returns the baby to Coach Wolf.
The hospital is approached by a local TV station that wants to air a series of one-minute medical information segments in their local news program, once per week. Victor Erlich (Ed Begley Jr.) is chosen for the job, and everyone wonders what he will choose for the topic of his first segment, but it's a secret right up to the minute of the live broadcast. Several webpages describe this as the funniest South Park episode, and generally stress the other plot (about the school counsellor being sacked). Garrison) regrets her sex change operation and wants to return to being a man.
Everyone at the TV studio (and everyone back at the hospital who are watching it live) are shocked and appalled to see that the bumbling Erlich has chosen circumcision as his topic. But mostly - because I would rather rim the shit-smeared arsehole of a dead horse with AIDS than even consider the possibility of touching your wiry, gangrenous, vile, inadequate, half-circumcised, horrifically smelly, pubescent dick! Cassie Ainsworth, accompanied by her co-worker, Jakob, visits her father Marcus and her younger brother, Reuben in their home in Wales. Matt Heffernan's South Park page summarises the episode without ever mentioning that the circumcision takes place. She sees on the news that scientists are able to grow a human ear onto the back of a mouse.
After Eric is caught out lying about running over Donna's cat, Donna says that they should have no more secrets. NATHAN: Oh, you Jews are great - except for that circumcision thing. Scully is skeptical but Mulder organises a mass circumcision. The citizens rejoice and Mulder is invited to the next village to be Master of Ceremonies at another mass circumcision, where nothing goes wrong and nobody feels any pain. Homer defends Bart's wish, saying "A boy should look like his father." Marge imagines Bart looking like Homer (on the couch drinking Duff, burping), growls "Rrrrrrrrrr." Homer says, "If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for my son.
Eric admits that in the first grade, he used to call her "Donna Pinch-my-buttie." Donna admits that she was the first one to call him "Eric Foreskin." Eric doesn't laugh, and points out that the name stuck. One of the boys (probably one of the bullies, Martin Munz or Jimbo Jones) is circumcised and comes back boasting about it. It's not as if they're going to cut part off his pee-pee or something." Bart repeats this remark to Lisa.
Victor doesn't understand why, commenting that he thinks he did a really good job. (Tealc looks at his son seriously for a moment, then his face breaks into a grin.) TEALC: Indeed.
The contrast between the UK and US versions is striking: the UK doctor asks a father why his baby son was circumcised, the US doctor tells parents why they should be. that one in that picture is clearly circumcised, and not a huge proportion of men are. (They start to walk down the corridor again.) RYAC: What of you and Ishta? RYAC: Well, your relationship would be much easier if youd both admit you are in love. TEALC: Perhaps one day when I am as wise as you are.
(Tonight's episode offers a clue.) Dallas: Hi Fred, this is [Sven]. (Gentile) Toby Kennish (Lucas Grabeel) and (Jewish) Lily Summers (Rahel Shenton) return from London with plans to marry in the Kennish family's back yard Toby mentions to Lily that they skipped out on "that ceremony where they chop of the baby's foreskin" for their son.