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Free Hat 

The boys start a group to stop a maniacal Steven Spielberg and George Lucas from altering Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) while also catering to a group who demand a trailer-trash toddler murderer be freed.


Toni Wurts (as Toni Nugnes)


Trey Parker (created by), Matt Stone (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Trey Parker ... Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Trailer Voice Over / Mr. Tweek / Skeeter / Ted Koppel / Steven Spielberg / Security Guard #1 / Himself / Man in Crowd #5 / Excess Hollywood Presenter / Lawrence Kasdan / Man at Premiere #1 / Man at Premiere #3 / Party Host / Hat McCullen
Matt Stone ... Kyle Broflovski / Ticket Clerk / Tweek Tweak / Man in Crowd #1 / George Lucas / Man in Crowd #2 / Man in Crowd #3 / Security Guard #2 / Himself / Man in Crowd #4 / Man at Premiere #2 (voice)
Mona Marshall ... Crowd Vocals (voice)
Eliza Schneider ... Woman in Crowd (voice)
Isaac Hayes ... Chef (credit only)


The boys form a club to save classic movies from being re-issued by their greedy directors, and find themselves fighting with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas over a planned re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Written by Mike

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Animation | Comedy


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10 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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While Trey Parker and Matt Stone used this episode to lampoon George Lucas and his tendency to create specially enhanced editions of his movies, South Park Studios later remastered the first twelve seasons of the show from standard definition to high definition. Every scene that was originally made in 4:3 aspect ratio was reanimated to fill a 16:9 aspect ratio. See more »


When the boys break into George Lucas's house, multiple Oscar and Emmy statues can be seen on George's shelves. While Lucas had been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and four Academy Awards at the time (circa 2002), he had never officially won either award. He did win two Daytime Emmys however, albeit more than a decade after the episode's initial airing. See more »


Cartman: Never underestimate the power of a free hat.
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Spoofs Access Hollywood (1996) See more »

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Good episode
28 December 2008 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

Free hat brings up the issue of directors altering their films and re-releasing them.It happened to Star Wars and it happened to ET.There is also a hilarious fake commercial where Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about remastering the first episode "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe".The boys and Tweek get sick of directors altering their movies, so they start a club to get directors to stop altering their films.They add "Free Hat" to their sign so more people will come.However the people who came want to free a man named Hat who was convicted(and probably did it) of murdering toddlers.So they try to fight both causes(though they don't really care about the latter one).The boys try to stop Spielberg and Lucas from altering "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and there are some really funny homage scenes to that movie such as when tweek is hiding with the rocket launcher, the movie causing peoples skin to melt and the ending.This is a fairly good episode with some funny scenes.

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