What Does Kenny Say!?!??

Posted on January 1st, 2008 in Celebrities,Television by EngineerBoy


One of the enduring mysteries of the series “South Park” are the muffled lyrics sung by Kenny in the opening theme song. For those unfamiliar, Kenny is a young boy character on the animated show who constantly wears an orange parka that is cinched tightly across his face so that it muffles his voice. The lyrics he sings at the end of the theme song are almost completely unintelligible (and also change every couple of seasons – even if the words are difficult/impossible to make out, you can tell that what he’s saying changes every couple of seasons).

In the Wikipedia entry for the series it is claimed that a FAQ on the South Park Studios site revealed the lyrics, but that FAQ is no longer (or never was??) online. That leaves the lyrics in doubt, from my perspective.

Now to the revelation. I regularly fall asleep watching television wearing headphones (so as not to disturb Mynagirl). We also have a TiVo in the bedroom, which means that through the course of the night it will switch channels to record the things with which we’ve tasked it. One of those things is our Season Pass for South Park, which airs at all hours of the night.

So the other night I fell asleep with the TV playing and my headphones on, and the audio from a South Park episode crossed the ear/sleep barrier and invaded my dreams. In my dream I could understand the line sung by the muffled Kenny in the South Park theme song. This realization was so profound that it woke me up, with the newly understood lyrics clinging to my consciousness. I quickly rewound the TiVo to the opening theme and re-listened to it, and I’ll be damned if I haven’t figured it out, at least for the season in question (Season 2).

The episode in question was Gnomes from 1998. And the specific words that Kenny sings in the opening credits are:

“Alligators eat potatoes, alligators eat potatoes…”

Above is the video/audio evidence for your perusal – Kenny says the line starting about 24 seconds in (right near the end, click the play arrow in the lower-left corner of the video window to play).

The Wikipedia entry claims that the lyrics are “I love girls with big fat titties, I love girls with deep vaginas.” Those are certainly South Park-ian lyrics, but my take is that what was actually sung was the nonsensical and poetic “Alligators eat potatoes” and that the more scatalogical decode was released later as disinformation by the South Park producers to build the mystique of the show.

Play the video, give a listen and decide for yourself. Enjoy!

11 Responses to 'What Does Kenny Say!?!??'

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  1. Sea said,

    on September 7th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I’m sorry, but you are wrong. He does not.

  2. John said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    You’re deadset retarded aren’t you?

  3. EngineerBoy said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Dunno, still waiting on the test results…

  4. kaz said,

    on March 18th, 2009 at 5:56 am

    he says “i love girls with big fat titties, i love girls with big vaginas!”

  5. EngineerBoy said,

    on March 18th, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Well, that’s what the conventional wisdom says, but I prefer the absurd, nonsensical lyrics that I heard subconsciously while half-awake and half-asleep. But to each his own!

  6. D said,

    on May 5th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    No sorry, the first part sounds similar but with the second you lost me, I’m of the ilk that it is in fact what has been so widely reported.

    “I like girls with big fat titties, I like girls with deep (or big) vaginas”

  7. Gogo said,

    on June 19th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Yeah, well it does sound like that but I think that’s just the muffling because it also sounds like “I like girls with big fat titties, I like girls with deep vagina’s.” and that’s what it’s meant to be.

  8. dildo said,

    on July 7th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    its nothing about alligators dumbass its i likke girls with big fat titties i like girls with deep vaginas

  9. mickey said,

    on December 9th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    NOO!! he said::
    “i love girls with big fat titis, i love girls with deep vaginis”
    LMAO
    yes it is.

  10. altars of madness said,

    on April 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    you’re wrong EngineerBoy, dead-set wrong, this is not objective in the slightest. Personally I think the order of the conventional wisdom should be reversed, it sounds more like Kenny is mentioning big vaginas prior to big fat titties, but he is definitely eluding to something more sexual than what you believe.

  11. wargod06 said,

    on December 23rd, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    OMG he says “I like girls with real big ti**ies. I like girls with real big ti**ies.” and that is just in season 1 and 2.

    Seasons 3 – 5, he says, “I’ve got a 10-inch penis. Use your mouth if you want to clean it.”

    Season 6 it’s all “Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy”

    Season 7 on, he says: “One day I’ll be old enough to stick my dick in Britney’s butt.

    I don’t know if he’s saying something different these days.

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