Fan Question: Is there an OFFICIAL Death Count for Kenny??

Fan Question: I’ve seen a ton of “Kenny death” tallies all over the internet…each with different facts and numbers. So… South Park…is there an OFFICIAL death count for Kenny???

Answer: Challenge accepted! Not only do we have an answer, but we gathered a TON of Kenny death stats…

Firstly, the reason you see so many different numbers online is because a lot of Kenny deaths are considered controversial and/or questionable (more on this below). In fact, earlier this year we posted an FAQ with our rough death count at 90… But since then we’ve gone back, combed through the morgue, and come up with an official count.

It’s tough to say 100% — but this is our GRAND TOTAL. The official number of times where Kenny is shown to be dead or killed in an episode, including all the controversial ones:

97 TOTAL DEATHS (not including Rob Schneider as Kenny)

(NOTE: This number only includes South Park episodes. It does not include deaths in videogames, shorts, or the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (where he’s killed by the ER doctors who replace his heart with a baked potato)).

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If you’re wondering, “what’s a controversial death?” — we’re talking scenes where it’s unclear how (or if) he actually died.

For example, in “The Succubus”, when the boys are waiting for Chef — there’s a time lapse where Kenny dies, then comes right back to life — is that a death? (Probably.) Or when Rob Schneider dresses up as Kenny and dies in a movie called “Kenny” — does that count?? (Probably not.)

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But with 97 deaths, in 86 different episodes, over 17 seasons — there’s a lot of gruesome goodness to discuss… So we put it all here. Grab a bodybag and dig in, dude!

Kenny’s Most Controversial Deaths:

Weight Gain 4000 (102) – Crushed by Teepee in Garrison’s play, but shows up alive in the next scene.
Volcano (103) – Crushed and burned by hot lava rock, but shows up later.
City on the Edge of Forever (207) – Killed by the Big Black Scary Monster. It’s a flashback, so it never really happened.
City on the Edge of Forever (207) – Killed by Fonz’s motorcycle. It’s a flashback, so it never really happened.
The Succubus (303) – Dies mysteriously while waiting for Chef, then revives at dawn miraculously.
Cartman Joins NAMBLA (406) – Killed by evil alien baby in a dream.
Fat Camp (415) – The kid from Fat Camp (aka “Fake Cartman”) is forced to dress up as Kenny for the Krazy Kenny show, and dies inside Miss Crabtree’s vagina. Even though it’s not physically Kenny, we still count this because everyone in the crowd thinks it’s Kenny — including his parents. (Also, the boys do their signature “Oh my God! They killed Kenny!! Sort of.”)
Here Comes The Neighborhood (512) – Not shown how he dies.
The Biggest Douche in the Universe (615) – Rob Schneider is killed as “Kenny” in a movie trailer for “Kenny”. **This is the only controversial death NOT included in our grand total, because it physically says it’s Rob Schneider, not Kenny.**
Make Love, Not Warcraft (1008) – Kenny’s avatar dies (twice) in World of Warcraft.

1st Kenny Death:

• Cartman Gets An Anal Probe (0101)

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Most recent Kenny Death:

• “Titties and Dragons” (1709)

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Total # of Episodes With Kenny Deaths:

• 86

% of Episodes featuring Kenny Deaths:

• 34.81% (86/247)

Episodes where he’s died multiple times:

• Weight Gain 4000 – two times (0102)
• Volcano – two times (0103)
• Pinkeye – three times (0107)
• City on the Edge of Forever – two times (0207)
• Summer Sucks – two times (0208)
• The Succubus – two times (0303)
• Cartman Joins NAMBLA – two times (0406)
• Best Friends Forever – two times (0904)
• Make Love, Not Warcraft – two times (1008)
• Coon vs. Coon and Friends – three times (1413)

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Episodes that he died THE MOST in:

• 3 times – “Coon Vs. Coon and Friends” – 1413
• 3 times – “Pinkeye” (if being a zombie counts) – 107

Episode where Kenny materializes out of thin air:

• Cartman’s Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut (202)

Episode where CARTMAN says “OH My god, they killed Kenny!”

• “Clubhouses” (212)

Episodes where he dies in the credits:

• Chickenlover (203)
• Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery (312)
• Tooth Fairy Tats 2000 (402)

Emmy-Winning Episodes with Kenny Death:

• Best Friends Forever (904)
• Make Love, Not Warcraft (1008)

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Languages used to mourn his death (“Oh my god, they killed Kenny!”):

• English
• Spanish (W.T.F (1310))
• Japanese (Titties and Dragons (1709))
• Farsi – (Osama Bin Laden has Farty Pants (509))

1st episode that he DIDN’T DIE:

• “Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo” (0110)

Kenny Deaths by Season:

Season 1 – 16
Season 2 – 19 (*Most Kenny deaths in a season*)
Season 3 – 15
Season 4 – 16
Season 5 – 12
Season 6 – 1 (in “The Biggest Douche in the Universe”)
Season 7 – 1 (in “It’s Christmas In Canada”)
Season 8 – 1 (in “The Jeffersons”)
Season 9 – 3 (in “Wing” and “Best Friends Forever”)
Season 10 – 2 (both in “Make Love, Not Warcraft”)
Season 11 – 1 (in “The List”)
Season 12 – 0
Season 13 – 3 (in “The Ring”, “Pee”, and “W.T.F.”)
Season 14 – 5 (in “Sexual Healing”, “Mysterion Rises”, and “Coon Vs. Coon & Friends”)
Season 15 – 1 (in “The Poor Kid”)
Season 16 – 1 (in “I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining”)
Season 17 – 1 (in “Titties and Dragons”)

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Episode where he dies “for good”/ First episode where he’s mourned:

• “Kenny Dies” (513)

Episode where he returned (after dying “for good”)

• “Red Sleigh Down” (617)

# of deaths as Mysterion:

• 4

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Live-Action Deaths:

• 1 in “I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining” (1606)

Baby Kenny deaths:

• Summer Sucks (208) – Baby Kenny blown up by firework (flashback)

Characters who have worn his orange parka:

• Jimmy – “Cripple Fight” (503)
• Butters – “Freak Strike” (601)

Episode where BOTH Kyle and Stan have yelled “Oh My God! They Killed Kenny” in the same episode:

• Pinkeye (107) – two separate deaths, they each say it once.

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Episode where his death is SHOWN more than once:

• Cartman’s Mom Is A Dirty Slut (113) – The tape of Kenny’s death is submitted to America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Episodes where Kenny is killed by Bebe:

• Proper Condom Use (507)
• The List (1114)

Deaths where Kenny speaks unmuffled:

• The Jeffersons (807)

# of ‘Oh my god! You Killed Kenny!”

• Season 1 – 14
• Season 2 – 13
• Season 3 – 7
• Season 4 – 12
• Season 5 – 4
• Season 6 – 0
• Season 7 – 1
• Season 8 – 1
• Season 9 – 2
• Season 10 – 1
• Season 11 – 0
• Season 12 – 0
• Season 13 – 1
• Season 14 – 1
• Season 15 – 0
• Season 16 – 4
• Season 17 – 1 (in Japanese)
TOTAL – 62

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# of “You Bastards!” after Kenny dies (several variations):

• Season 1 – 12
• Season 2 – 20
• Season 3 – 6
• Season 4 – 5
• Season 5 – 4
• Season 6 – 0
• Season 7 – 1
• Season 8 – 1
• Season 9 – 3
• Season 10 – 2 (includes one after chef dies)
• Season 11 – 0
• Season 12 – 0
• Season 13 – 1
• Season 14 – 2
• Season 15 – 0
• Season 16 – 3
• Season 17 – 1 (in Japanese)
TOTAL – 61

Types of Deaths:

• Beaten – 1
• Burned – 2
• Chopped Up – 2
• Crushed (& Trampled) – 22
• Drowned – 3
• Eaten – 6
• Electrocuted – 1
• Exploded – 10
• Frozen – 1
• Natural Causes – 11
• Run Over – 8
• Sacrificed – 1
• Shot – 13
• Stabbed (& impaled) – 10
• Suffocated – 3
• Torn Apart – 4

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More Kenny Death resources:
>> Fan Question: Why did you bring back Kenny after he died “for good” in Season 5?
>> Fan Question: Is there something hidden in Garrison’s alphabet chart in “Chickenlover”?
>> Kenny’s WIKI page