Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Character of the Day: Butters Stotch

Butters, one of my favourite characters from the series South Park. Easily the kindest and sweetest of the series, Butters usually just wants to do what's right and avoid getting grounded. I love Butters because of how goodhearted he is, a trait that is rare in the South Park series. The fact that he is usually teamed up with the evil Cartman always makes for great episodes. Originally more of a background character, Butters has grown into a much more important character over the seasons, especially after Kenny's "death," when he became the new forth friend in the main group. But in unlucky Butter's fashion, he was soon kicked out of the gang, of course not before having poo smeared on his face, chased by a robot, given home liposuction, and beaten by his parents. That's when he became Proffesor Chaos, an evil supervillain bent on causing whatever chaos he could. Too bad he couldn't come up with an evil deed that hadn't aleady been done in The Simpsons (The Simpsons Already Did It is one of my favourite episodes). Soon enough, Butters was back to his sweet old self. Sadly, the fact that Butters is so sweet and trusting, often leads to him to great suffering (like the things I listed before). One of the best episodes sees Butters finally getting the upper hand, when one of Cartman's schemes go wrong, in AWESOM-O. All in all, Butters can be summed up in one word. Awesome. But, I will also say that he is adorable and just plain likeable. Butters is the character that I think most people won't be able to resist loving.

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