Mr. Garrison introduces the class to Peetie the Sexual Harassment Panda, who teaches the class about sexual harassment and the laws regarding it. Later, Stan calls Cartman an "ass-sucker". Upon learning that name-calling is sexual harassment, Cartman sues Stan with the help of Gerald Broflovski whom Cartman hired to be his lawyer, despite both in reality are not old enough to be sued.
Cartman drastically explains to the judge that Stan wanted to have oral-styled intercourse with his mouth, and lies about how it bothered him so much that he cries. Gerald tells the judge that Cartman is too upset to further defend his position. Stan's only defense is him being eight years old, but offers nothing else. For this, the judge gives the verdict to Cartman citing the new sexual harassment bill (that in real-life was passed by President Clinton in the early 2000s but later adjusted to less harsh penalties) ordering Stan to give some of his assets to Cartman for compensation since Stan is unable to pay.
Gerald suggests to Cartman to now take legal action against his school for not taking action about Stan calling him an ass-sucker claiming they have a lot of money to help him and Cartman win a more rewarding settlement. During the trial, the judge asks Herbert Garrison if he was aware of the comments being made during class, and he claims he had no clue. Gerald asks him more about the case, where Garrison later contradicts himself and acknowledges Stan calling the defendant Cartman an ass-sucker and chose to do nothing because he agrees Cartman is an ass-sucker, which makes the spectators laugh. Hypocritically, despite Garrison claiming to not tolerate sexual harassment, he calls the judge "toots" and a "baby". Next to the stand is Principal Victoria who accidentally confesses the incident goes on in school, however, she becomes very paranoid that she admits to killing a man that had nothing to do with the case. Finally, she tells Gerald she knew Cartman was sexually harassed. Peetie the Panda is called to stand where he explains the sexual harassment laws and agrees the school must be liable for the damages. Cartman wins again, this time winning $1.3 million dollars after which he does a victory dance.
Gerald makes a commercial about the new sexual harassment law, how students in school are affected by sexual harassment, encouraging viewers to go to him for legal advice and showing the students' background and settlement. Bebe claims a boy in her class tried putting his tongue on her mouth, so she hired Gerald to help represent her in court. She wins $1.6 million, to which she uses to buy a new bicycle. Clyde claims Gerald helped him win $1.4 million in damages and is seen on a cruise ship with women serving him. The school board then begins layoffs as a result of the student lawsuits. Peetie the Panda (who is revealed to be named "Tom Morris"), is one of the people laid off.
In court, there are more trials. Pip Pirrip successfully sues Cartman after Eric told him to "suck [his] [genitals]", earning Pip half of Cartman's belongings and a $1.6 million settlement. Next, Craig sues Wendy for touching "[Craig's] thigh"; the judge once again orders the school pay Craig $2.1 million. Finally, Mr. Mackey sues Tweek for making statement about his buttocks, and wins $2 million to which Principal Victoria faints. In class, Gerald is now supervising to make sure sexual harassment does not go on. Mr. Garrison tries asking Clyde and Craig a question and Gerald tells them to not answer because it might "incriminate" them. Mr. Garrison gets annoyed about having Gerald in the classroom, but Gerald whispers to him about possibly being sued and Mr. Garrison changes his mind.
Mr Garrison: Now does anyone know what sexual harassment means? (Cartman raises his hand) Yes Eric?Cartman: When you're trying to have intercourse with a lady friend, and some other guy comes up and tickles your balls from behind.
Sexual Harassment Panda: "Article 36, Section 19: One panda may not make sexual comments about another panda's appearance. If said panda does make"Stan: Ugh, dude, get me out of here!Cartman: I think Sexual Harassment Panda is cool.Stan: You would think that, you little a*s-sucker.Cartman: What did you call me?Stan: An a*s-sucker. It means you suck a*s. You see an a*s, you suck it. You're an a*s-sucker.Cartman: That does it! I am suing you for sexual harassment!Sexual Harassment Panda: Uh-oh.Stan: What?Cartman: You have sexually harassed me for the last time! It says right here that now I can sue you and take all of your money.Sexual Harassment Panda: That's right, he can.Stan: No you can't, you little a*s-sucker!Cartman: Oh, you did it again! You all heard him!Sexual Harassment Panda: "The first party of the first panda may sue the second-party panda unless that panda was said panda aforementioned panda."
Who lives in the east 'neath the willow tree?Sexual Harassment Panda!Who explains sexual harassment to you and me?Sexual Harassment Panda!"Don't say that, don't touch there,"Don't be nasty," says the silly bear,He's come to tell you what's right and wrong,Sexual Harassment Panda!
"Sexual Harassment Panda" is the sixth episode of the third season of the American animated television series South Park, and the 37th episode overall of the series. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on July 7, 1999. In the episode, a school presentation on sexual harassment prevention leads to Cartman suing Stan for sexual harassment, which in turn promotes a series of sexual harassment lawsuits across South Park.
Mr. Garrison's class is visited by an educational mascot, "Petey the Sexual Harassment Panda", who attempts to teach the kids about sexual harassment so as to prevent it in school. During the visit, Stan calls Cartman an "ass-sucker", and Cartman, "inspired" by the panda's teaching, sues Stan for sexual harassment, claiming that he's sexually harassed him for the last time; Kyle's father, Gerald Broflovski, acts as his lawyer, and Cartman wins half of Stan's possessions. Gerald then decides to encourage Cartman (and later, others) not only to sue each other but also the teachers and the school, leading to chaos throughout the town as he gets rich. Kyle's dad quickly becomes the target of many people's wrath, while he continues to renovate his family's house into a mansion with his newly gained assets. Soon afterwards the whole town is suing each other and Gerald is taking advantage of this by being a lawyer for them all, getting more and more money from every case. Because everyone is scared of being sued, no one can stand up to Gerald.
Because the school board needs to cut costs, Sexual Harassment Panda is fired. He cannot get a new job as a panda mascot, and refuses to change his costume due to an apparently genuine belief that he's a panda. Thus, he goes to the Island of Misfit Mascots Commune, for mascots whose messages simply make no sense (one mascot kills Kenny by accident). Many mascots there also seem to believe they are the animals they portray. The boys, however, seeing the negative results of the lawsuits on their school, track Sexual Harassment Panda down and persuade him to return to town with a new message. Meanwhile, Gerald is litigating the biggest sexual harassment lawsuit ever, Everyone vs. Everyone, where he represents everyone who hires him to take on everyone else (flagrantly disregarding conflict of interest in the process).
The panda arrives back in South Park under a new name, "Petey the Don't Sue People Panda", and delivers a sermon on how people should not sue each other constantly because it does nothing but damage the school system, taking away money from classrooms, schools and themselves, the taxpayers. The people, realizing the sagacity of this statement, angrily cry that they should sue Gerald, who quickly agrees to file no more lawsuits about sexual harassment in schools or anywhere else. In the end, all the sexual harassment suits are dropped and Kyle's dad presumably gets away with millions of dollars.
This episode satirizes the widely publicized lawsuits over sexual harassment in schools that occurred in the late 1990s, as well as ambulance-chasing lawyers. The Island of Misfit Mascots Commune is a parody of The Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Sexual Harassment Panda is a parody of Ike the Coast Guard Panda, a mascot for the United States Coast Guard who encourages kids to wear life vests. Parker and Stone indicated in the DVD commentary that the panda is Santa Claus from "Jesus vs. Frosty", as they have the same voice.
In the first post-movie episode, South Park Elementary is visited by a man in a panda costume who teaches about sexual harassment. When Stan calls Cartman an "ass sucker", Cartman sues Stan and, by extent, the school. This leads all the children to pursue legal action against the school whenever they feel like they've been harassed, which means big bucks for Kyle's lawyer father and drives the school to the brink of bankruptcy."Sexual Harassment Panda" contains the following examples:
Sexual Harassment Panda visits Mr. Garrison's class. Cartman sues Stan for sexual harassment and Kyle's dad is getting rich. The boys go in search of "Sexual Harassment Panda" to stop the insanity. They find him at "The Island of Misfit Mascots Commune" and convince him to change his cause. He becomes Petey, the "don't sue people" Panda.
Un hombre disfrazado de panda es alquilado por la escuela para que enseñe a los niños lo malo que es el acoso sexual, de modo que Cartman demanda a Stan (y a todos los niños del colegio) declarando ser acosado sexualmente. Debido a esto, el colegio se queda sin dinero y tienen que despedir al panda, el cual se exilia en el Asilo de mascotas inadaptadas. 781b155fdc