Butters Stotch

Butters Stotch

    South Park
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Character Analysis

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Living… in South Park, Colo., the only child of Stephen and Linda Stotch, who run an extremely strict household. Butters addresses his father as “Sir” and is constantly being grounded for the most trivial of offenses. At school he is the regular butt of his friends’ jokes. It’s Butters against the world, and in dealing with his many hardships he is remarkably resilient – or maybe just oblivious.

Profession… fourth-grader, and a very precocious one. His name ran as the byline of the best-selling novel “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs” written by his friends Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, though he did in fact write the critically acclaimed sequel, “The Poop That Took a Pee.” Butters started a profitable prostitution business that provided its employees with healthcare and benefits. Butters is also a talented tap dancer, a national hero in Mexico, and an Internet sensation for his cover of “What, What In the Butt.”

Interests… ladybugs, Charlie’s Angels, art class, baby-back ribs, and Little Bunny Foo Foo.

Relationship Status… single. Butters once dated Lexus, a waitress at Raisins, a kind of pre-pubescent Hooters. He is devastated when he realizes she was using him for his money, but is able to put it in perspective: “I’m sad. But at the same time I’m really happy that something can make me feel that sad. It makes me feel alive, you know, feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the good with the bad. So I guess what I’m feeling now is a beautiful sadness.” If only we could all be so mature.

Challenge… learning to assert himself. He uses his super-villain alter-ego Professor Chaos as an outlet to another universe where he is all-powerful. He conceived of Professor Chaos one stormy night, pacing his room, ranting out loud: “The world isn’t fair. I do everything people ask me to...and yet nobody accepts me. I am an outcast. A shadow of a man who can find no companionship. No love from others. Fine! If I am an outcast, so be it! I’m through doing what others tell me to do, and I am sick of this world and the stinky people in it!”

Personality… sweet-hearted, gullible, and nervous – in other words, a little kid. He acts younger than his friends; while they curse a blue streak, Butters says “son of a biscuit!” He looks up to them, leaving him vulnerable to being manipulated, especially by Cartman. That despite this, Butters is the only person who calls Cartman by his first name (Eric), is a measure of his innocence and good nature.


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