THIS IS WHERE THE BULKOF OUR STEM CELL RESEARCH
WAS BEING DONE.
BUT DUE TO THEGOVERNMENT BAN
WE'RE MOSTLY JUSTPACKING THINGS UP.
DOCTOR, CAN YOU TELL ME EXACTLYHOW STEM CELLS WORK ?
LOOK, YOU HAVE TRILLIONSOF CELLS IN YOUR BODY--
HEART CELLS, SKIN CELLS,BRAIN CELLS AND SO ON.
BUT BEFORE A CELLIS DESIGNATED
AS A TOENAIL CELLOR A PANCREAS CELL,
IT'S WHAT WE CALLA STEM CELL.
SORT OF LIKEA BLANK CELL.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND ?
NOT AT ALL,BUT GO ON.
BECAUSE THESECELLS ARE BLANKS
THEY WILL OFTENPROGRAM THEMSELVES
BASED ON WHAT CELLSYOU PUT AROUND THEM.
YOU SEE THIS RAT ?
EARLIER THIS YEAR WE SURGICALLYREMOVED THE MIDDLE OF HER SPINE.
THEN WE INJECTED HERWITH SOME STEM CELLS AND,
THEY BECAME THE MISSINGPART OF THE SPINE.
NERVE CELLS DAMAGED BYPARKINSON'S DISEASE
OR HEART TISSUEOF CARDIAC PATIENTS,
MIGHT ULTIMATELY BE REPLACED BYTISSUE GROWN FROM STEM CELLS.
SO THEN, COULDSTEM CELLS BE USED
ON SOMEONE WHOSE MUSCLETISSUE IS WASTING AWAY ?
IN OTHER WORDS
IF A LITTLE BOY WAS DYINGFROM A MUSCULAR DISEASE
THE STEM CELLS COULDBECOME NEW MUSCLE TISSUE.
THAT'S THE THEORY.
WELL SO THEN,
IF THE STEM CELLS ARE PLACEDNEXT TO A SHAKEY'S PIZZA
THEY WOULD BECOME ANOTHERSHAKEY'S PIZZA.
AND YOU'D HAVE YOUR OWNSHAKEY'S PIZZA
WHERE YOU DIDN'T HAVE TOCHARGE YOURSELF TO EAT !
WELL, NO, TO BUILDANOTHER SHAKEY'S
IT WOULD BE BETTERTO USE LUMBER.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS BANNEDSTEM CELL RESEARCH.
AND SO, WE'LL NEVER KNOW.
LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY'SGONNA HAVE TO TRY
AND CHANGE THEGOVERNMENT'S MIND.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING ?
THERE'S A PRETTY BRAVE KIDFIGHTING HIS FOR HIS LIFE
IN THE HOSPITALRIGHT NOW, DOCTOR.
I'M GONNA GO GET HIM SOMEBIGGER BOXING GLOVES.
GIVE 'EM HELL.
GIVE 'EM HELL.
OH, HEY, KID.
GOOD LUCK...GOOD LUCK.
OH, AND DOCTOR.
OH, NEVER MIND.
Another Shakeys Pizza
Cartman learns about stem cells.
The word "s**t" is broadcast on television for the first time, triggering a chain of events that threaten the world as we know it.x CLOSE
The boys' new troop leader is Big Gay Al, and Timmy is excited until Jimmy, the new "handicapped" kid, steals his spotlight.x CLOSE
A magician performs in South Park, convincing Kenny, Cartman and Kyle to join his cult-like following, leaving Stan & Jesus to save them.x CLOSE
Cartman seeks vengeance on an eighth grader after buying the kid's pubes fails to impress the other boys. Radiohead guest stars.x CLOSE
When the boys discover their idols, Terrance and Phillip, have called it quits, they'll go to any length to reunite the duo.x CLOSE
Cartman inherits one million dollars.x CLOSE
The boys take Sex Ed and learn the mysteries of the body from none other than Mr. Mackey.x CLOSE
There's a new character in South Park and the boys take up his cause against conniving corporate leaders and the evil U.S. government.x CLOSE
When the boys receive a package from the children of Afghanistan, every government agency descends upon the town to investigate.x CLOSE
The funniest thing Cartman's ever seen comes to town. Realizing he'll never see anything funnier, he loses his sense of humor.x CLOSE
Cartman discovers a baby-fetus delivery truck in the snow.x CLOSE
Cartman is looking to unload his Aborted Fetuses.x CLOSE
Cartman swears he'll find a cure for Kenny.x CLOSE
Cartman wants to sell the aborted fetuses he found in the snow.x CLOSE
Kenny's in the hospital with a terminal disease.x CLOSE
Cartman will do anything to sell his unwanted fetuses.x CLOSE
Cartman learns about stem cells.x CLOSE
The Make-a-Wish Foundation sends Madonna to Kenny as a surprise.x CLOSE
Chef explains to Stan why God gives us things only to take them away.x CLOSE
Cartman moves Congress to stand and sing an Asia song.x CLOSE