WHERE LAST DECEMBER,8-YEAR-OLD KENNY McCORMICK
DIED OF A TERMINAL ILLNESS.
BUT NOW, THAT LITTLE BOY'STHREE CLOSEST FRIENDS
MISS THEIR FRIEND SO MUCH
THAT THEY ARE BUILDINGA LADDER TO HEAVEN IN ORDER--
A LADDER TO HEAVEN IN ORDERTO TRY TO SEE HIM AGAIN.
IT'S SO SAD AND YETSO BEAUTIFUL, TOM.
HERE'S WHAT SOME PEOPLEHAD TO SAY.
WELL, OUR SONJUST SAID TO US
THAT HE REALLY NEEDED TO SEEHIS LITTLE FRIEND KENNY AGAIN
AND... AND THAT HE THOUGHTIT WOULD WORK IF HE...
BUILT A LADDER TO HEAVEN !
THEY JUST BELIEVEIN THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
THAT IT WILL WORK--
WE CAN'T TELL THEM IT WON'T,WE JUST CAN'T !
IT SHOWS HOW BEAUTIFULTHE INNOCENCE OF A CHILDREALLY IS.
A LADDER TO HEAVEN ?THAT'S ( bleeping ) STUPID.
THESE BOYS SYMBOLIZE HOWWE ALL FEEL ABOUT LOSS.
WHO ARE WE TO TELL THEMIT'S IMPOSSIBLE ?
TOM, PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE--I'M SORRY--
PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRYARE COMING TO SEE THE LADDER,
FEELING A CONNECTION TO ITSSYMBOLISM AND BEAUTY.
EVEN COUNTRY SINGERALAN JACKSON HAS SHOWN UP
WITH A SONG HE HAS WRITTENABOUT THE LADDER.
ALAN JACKSON IS OF COURSE THEMAN WHO WROTE THE SONG
"WHERE WERE YOU WHENTHE WORLD STOPPED TURNING"
ABOUT THE TRAGEDIES ONSEPTEMBER 11th.
AND NOW HE'S HERE ONCE AGAINTO CAPITALIZE ONPEOPLE'S EMOTIONS.
LET'S LISTEN IN.
♪ WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THEYBUILT THE LADDER TO HEAVEN ? ♪
♪ DID IT MAKE YOU FEELLIKE CRYIN' ♪
♪ OR DID YOU THINKIT WAS KINDA GAY ? ♪
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SONG.
♪ WELL I FOR ONE BELIEVE INTHE LADDER TO HEAVEN ♪
♪ YEAH YEAH YEAH
♪ I SAID 9-119-11, 9-11 ♪
♪ NINE, NINE...
♪ ELEVEN ♪
THANK YOU !
I HAVE A NEW C.D. OUTWITH ALL MY 9-11 SONGS
FOR SALE RIGHT HERE !
( everyone shouting )
OH GOOD, CARTMAN'S BACKFROM THE JUNKYARD.
I FOUND THIS CAR SEATIN MR. GARRISON'S CAR.
MR. GARRISON THREW AWAYHIS CAR ?
HURRY UP, KENNY, YOU'REGONNA BE LATE FOR SCHOOL !
KENNY, DO YOU BY CHANCEKNOW WHAT HAPPENED
TO MY PLAYBOYS ?
KENNY, ANSWER ME !
CARTMAN ?CARTMAN !
WHA, WHAT ?
DUDE, WHAT THE HELL'SWRONG WITH YOU ?!
I DON'T KNOW, IT'S LIKEMY BRAIN JUST KEEPS...
MAYBE YOU'VE GOTBRAIN CANCER.
YOU THINK ?
DON'T GET CANCER ONTHE LADDER, CARTMAN,
The Media Takes Notice
News 4 does a story about the boys' ladder to heaven.
With the popularity of a new weight loss program, the boys see their opportunity to become sponsored by a major restaurant chain.x CLOSE
When the boys travel to Aspen and hit the slopes for the first time, Stan has a run-in with one of the locals and is challenged to a race.x CLOSE
The boys sign Butters up as a guest on a popular afternoon talk show that features people with weird deformities.x CLOSE
When the boys kidnap baby calves to save them from becoming sweet juicy veal steaks, the police show up and a standoff ensues.x CLOSE
All the kids in South Park are wild with anticipation to see the first trailer for the latest Terrance and Phillip movie.x CLOSE
The boys fire Butters as their friend, unleashing his dark side.x CLOSE
Cartman tries to retrieve his Sea Men from Ms. Choksondik's stomach, while Professor Chaos plans to destroy the world.x CLOSE
Priest Maxi travels to Rome when the Catholic Church scandal begins to impact church attendance in South Park.x CLOSE
The boys take on a cause when they realize that their favorite films are being enhanced, re-released and ruined in the process.x CLOSE
Bebe is the first girl in the fourth grade to "develop," threatening the boys' friendship and society in general.x CLOSE
News 4 does a story about the boys' ladder to heaven.x CLOSE
The ladder breaks through the clouds, but Heaven is still nowhere in sight.x CLOSE
Cartman reveals that he drank Kenny's ashes and realizes that they are the cause of his hallucinations.x CLOSE
The boys realize that Kenny, who died, had the ticket stub they need to claim a five-minute candy shopping spree.x CLOSE
The boys go to Kenny's house to try and find the ticket stub.x CLOSE
Not realizing that the powder in the urn is Kenny's ashes, Cartman mixes them into "chocolate" milk.x CLOSE
The adults stand around weeping while the boys begin their ladder to heaven.x CLOSE
Japan reveals it is building it's own ladder to heaven, quicker and more efficiently.x CLOSE
The military arrives to help build the ladder to heaven.x CLOSE
Now that more Americans believe in heaven, they feel that we should bomb it.x CLOSE