4th Grade Student at South Park Elementary
Eric Cartman [sometimes], Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormick, Wendy Testaburger, Token Black, Kevin Stoley, Butters Stoch Craig Tucker, Jimmy Valmer, Timmy Burch, Bebe Stevens, Chef, Tweak Tweek, Ike Broflovski Gerald Broflovski, Pip Pirrup
Satan, Shelly Marsh, Eric Cartman, Damien Thorn, Trent Boyett
Kyle wears a green ushanka, a bright orange jacket with black trimmed pockets and dark green collar, dark green pants, and dark green mittens. Across several episodes, it is revealed that he has a rather sharp chin and a large nose (Gerald comments in "The List" that he has his mother's nose), though neither is shown in the show, due to the show's art style.
He is rarely shown without his cap, but underneath it, he sports a red, curly afro-like hairstyle called a "Jew-fro" that is first seen in the episode "How to Eat with Your Butt", a hairstyle which he seems to resent. Kyle is only seen without his hat in seven other episodes; "Lil' Crime Stoppers" (while showering with the other boys), "South Park is Gay!", "Quest for Ratings", "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina", "The Losing Edge", "Elementary School Musical" (while he and the boys are singing a song to regain their popularity), "W.T.F.", and, more recently, "It's a Jersey Thing". Kyle's hair is a nod to Stone's character in Cannibal! The Musical in which he wears the same style hat with an afro underneath. In "Pre-School", "Make Love, Not Warcraft", and "The Ring", Kyle's curly hair hangs out below his hat. Kyle has attempted to style and alter his Jew-fro on multiple several occasion, such as his time in attempting the metrosexual fad in "South Park is Gay!" and again when he tries to do a slightly more hip style in "Elementary School Musical", making it look like Corbin Bleu's hairstyle, who played the supporting part of Chad in High School Musical.
A photorealistic version of Kyle's appearance was produced as a police artist sketch for the episode "Free Willzyx"; however, his mother, Sheila Broflovski, comments that it's "kind of a bad drawing".
In "The List", Kyle was voted the ugliest boy in class out of sixteen students including Cartman. This shakes Kyle's confidence; he stoops down to the level of the ugly misfit kids at school, who constantly talk about burning the place down. Eventually it was revealed that the list was the result of a corrupt compromise, technically relieving Kyle of his status as ugliest kid.
In "Good Times with Weapons" his anime self is shown to have brown eyes. His anime self also has black hair which Kyle does not have.
Kyle has blue eyes as seen during "Even A Miracle Needs A Hand", in "A Very Crappy Christmas"
Kyle's appearance was drastically different in the original Christmas short: instead of his orange jacket, he wore a green one, and instead of an ushanka he wore a yellow baseball cap.
Though in the first seasons it was said his personality was too similar to his best friend Stan’s, you can see through the seasons he really has quite a different personality.
Kyle has extremely strong beliefs, and when forced to question them, he becomes very upset. For the most part, Kyle bases his decisions on both his emotions and beliefs- therefore he his easily coaxed into fights or manipulated by control of emotions like when Cartman sang a song about his mother being a "big fat bitch" and got everyone to join in which annoyed Kyle . Cartman is more than happy to take advantage of this side of Kyle's personality.
Kyle has a wide imagination and is one of the most compassionate of The boys, despite his short patience. He also is known to be the smartest of the bunch, and though his emotions sometimes blind his judgment, he tries to find the most logical solution to his problems.
Religious beliefsEditKyle is of the Jewish faith, but this detail is not officially revealed until "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo," despite having been mentioned briefly in the second The Spirit of Christmas short (which pre-dates the television series), and in "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride." Cartman regularly makes derogatory remarks about the Jewish people, such as "Shut your goddamn Jew mouth!"
Kyle appears ambivalent toward Judaism, and there is conflicting evidence as to the religiosity of his family - for example, while they dress similarly to many religious Jews (Gerald, for example, always wears a yarmulke), they apparently do not keep the Sabbath or follow very strict sexual lives (Sheila Stone, mother of Matt Stone, was herself a secular Sephardic Jew). Kyle's apparent indifference to religion may be part of his effort to fit in with his friends, who are Roman Catholic. Kyle is more often defensive than proud of his faith, and though he regularly attends such functions as "Jew Scouts," he often has a poor grasp of the history, traditions and rituals of his religion. This could be the fault of his parents, who, in a misguided attempt to shelter their son, generally don't discuss with him the finer points of their religion. For example:
- When he heard that his brother Ike was going to have a bris, he was under the misapprehension that it involved cutting off the entire penis rather than just the foreskin. This was despite the fact that Kyle got circumcised himself - though he was too young to remember this and didn't realize that he was circumcised.
- After seeing Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," he told Cartman that Cartman was right about the Jews all along and stood up in his synagogue to demand that the Jews apologize for the death of Christ. Ironically, he personally killed Jesus in "Fantastic Easter Special," though the act was not due to malice but Jesus' own request (so that he could resurrect himself and save Stan and the "Hare Club for Men" from being boiled alive like rabbits). Kyle was initially reluctant to agree to Jesus' request and, concerned as to the implications of a Jewish person killing Christ, only ultimately agreed provided that Eric Cartman would never know about it, this also echoes the unproven and highly controversial claim that Judas betrayed Christ upon request, not for malicious reasons.
- When Cartman bought an amusement park for just himself using unearned money he inherited, Kyle renounced his faith, not seeing how a kind and loving god could allow a jerk like Cartman to get his own theme park, and give someone who tried to live a decent life (specifically himself) a hemmroid. His faith is restored when Cartman looses the theme park and all of his assets in a law suit (Kenny had died in the park).
- When he learned of Catholicism's conditions for getting into Heaven, he renounced his faith on the basis that if the Jews were right about the matter, it would make no difference if he were a Catholic, but if the Catholics were right, he would go to hell for not accepting Christ (see Pascal's Wager).
- In the early episode "Chickenpox," when his dad told him about how society works, he thought of a "better idea", which involved sending all the poor people to concentration camps so only rich people would live. Kyle's father promptly realized he was being intolerant of people less fortunate than himself and stopped this. This indicates that at least early in the show's run, Kyle did not have a very clear grasp of the Holocaust or other forms of genocide.
- Main article: Sheila Broflovski
Kyle's mother, Sheila, is known to be extremely overprotective. She even goes so far as to instigate a war between the United States and Canada in the feature-length movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut because of Canadians Terrance and Phillip's extremely scatological R-rated movie. Her motto was: "Horrific, deplorable violence is okay, as long as people don't say any naughty words." Sheila is prone to making a mountain out of a molehill whenever something threatens her son. Even so, in "Cherokee Hair Tampons" she turns to holistic and natural medicine when Kyle almost dies of kidney failure because he is diabetic (though this is unconfirmed).
- Main article: Gerald Broflovski
Kyle's father Gerald is a lawyer. He serves as legal counsel for the Town Council, though the exact nature of his regular practice is unclear. He is involved in litigation at various points, one time briefly becoming quite wealthy from his involvement in a spate of sexual harassment lawsuits against the town. He has also represented townspeople at times, including Chef's case involving copyright infringement in "Chef Aid." In early episodes the Broflovskis appear to be more affluent than much of the population in South Park, but decidedly less so than the Black family (which also includes a lawyer).
- Main article: Ike Broflovski
Kyle has an adopted younger Canadian brother, Ike. When Kyle first learned that Ike was adopted, he initially considered Ike not to be his "real" brother, becoming detached from and even resentful towards him. His feelings for Ike returned however after Ike showed him pictures of the times they had spent together, and later fled to Kyle's room for protection when in distress over an imminent circumcision, at which point Kyle fiercely defended him. Their relationship has been strong ever since, though has been strained at times. The greatest rift between them was in "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy," where Kyle reveals the illicit relationship between Ike and his kindergarten teacher. Ike did not understand that Kyle was simply trying to protect him, and told Kyle "You're dead to me." Eventually Ike comes to realize the folly of his relationship with his teacher, and appreciates how much Kyle had cared about him. Ike then starts to see dead ghost like Micheal Jackson in "I See Dead Celebrities."
- Main article: Kyle Schwartz
Kyle also has a cousin from Connecticut, Kyle Schwartz, who is a Woody Allen-esque Jewish stereotype. He complains about many things such as his asthma, gas caused by beef intake and getting slivers from wooden desks, and drives Kyle (Broflovski) crazy with his heavy breathing. Kyle became so desperate as to try to get rid of his cousin by methods such as tying his sled to a bus and putting him into cargo-load for an airplane.
(Best) Friendship with Stan MarshEdit
Kyle is best friends with Stan. They are the closest out of the four boys, and they are generally seen together on the show, standing next to each other as well as sitting together on the school bus. Kyle shares an affinity with Stan in many ways (particularly early in the show, when there were fewer distinctions to be drawn between their personalities), and they genuinely care about each other. They almost always side together on the many issues they encounter, mainly when it is Cartman who is opposing them. This is frequently manifested when there is a conflict between Kyle and Cartman, and Stan offers support to Kyle by siding with him.
The two have their differences, with Kyle sometimes becoming frustrated with Stan when they have divergent perspectives on something he feels strongly about (as when Kyle denounced Stan as his friend for siding with Cartman in voting for the new school mascot), and Stan in turn becomes concerned when Kyle gets obsessed in his rivalry with Cartman. Though rare, they have had serious disagreements and even "broken up" six times (in the episodes "Prehistoric Ice Man," "Douche and Turd," "Super Best Friends," "South Park is Gay!," "Follow that Egg!" and "Guitar Queer-o"), but they have always reconciled in the end. It is when their friendship is so tested that its depth is best illustrated on the show, as in "Guitar Queer-o," where their falling-out creates the major conflict of the story. The rift formed between them helps Stan realize that what he most enjoyed about his success wasn't success for its own sake, but rather, sharing the experience with his best friend. Hearing this from Stan, a previously spurned Kyle rejoins him in picking up where they left off with renewed enthusiasm.
The strength of their friendship and mutual dedication has been demonstrated on the show many times. In "The List," Kyle is voted the ugliest of all the boys in his class. This depresses him a great deal (to the point of bringing him to arson), and Stan, seeing how it has affected him, tries to get the girls to change the list (ultimately uncovering the fact that the list was wrongfully altered and that Kyle was not in fact voted last). The two have even helped save each others' lives numerous times. When Kyle develops renal failure in "Cherokee Hair Tampons," Stan gladly offers to donate one of his own kidneys to save his life, and ultimately orchestrates the plan that tricks Cartman (the only compatible donor) into donating one of his. Another example can be found in "Imaginationland Episode III," where Stan is trapped in Imaginationland and Kyle is the only one who can hear his voice. Kyle goes to extreme measures, including breaking into the Pentagon, to stop the government from nuking Imaginationland (and Stan along with it). Kyle even agreed to kill Jesus (at His request) despite his strong misgivings in order to help him save Stan's life in "Fantastic Easter Special."
Kyle and Stan's friendship has been mocked several times by others (particularly Cartman). At one point Stan's dad Randy Marsh even told him that they shouldn't hang out too much together or else people would start to think they are 'funny' (i.e. homosexual). Others have insinuated they were gay, as in "Super Best Friends," where Cartman asked them, "Aw, do you want me to get you a room so you can make out?" (to which Kyle and Stan responded by kicking him in the nuts repeatedly).
Friendship/Conflict with Eric CartmanEdit
Cartman is disliked by most of the South Park kids and Kyle is no exception. The feud between the two has been a recurring theme since the show's beginning. Cartman and Kyle often exchange insults, with Kyle, the target of Cartman's anti-Semitism, and with Kyle taunting Cartman about his weight in return. Whenever making a point, Cartman will often try to outsmart Kyle, sometimes by making a bet with him just so that he can gloat in his face. Though Cartman usually winds up the loser of the argument, there are exceptions when Cartman's improbable assertions prove true. One such case is in "Die Hippie, Die," where Cartman saves the town from a hippie music festival, and Kyle is forced to watch Cartman play with his new Tonka bulldozer in the school parking lot every day. Though they often hang out together as a part of the core group of main characters, Kyle does not include Cartman in all of his activities (as when he invites Butters instead of Cartman to his birthday party at Casa Bonita because he doesn't consider Cartman to be his friend).
On the rare occasions that Cartman's harassment leads the two to a physical confrontation, Kyle is consistently shown to have the advantage. For example, Kyle beats Cartman up in "Kenny Dies" upon discovering he never intended on getting stem cell research passed to potentially save Kenny. In a later episode, "Goobacks," while the four boys shovel the driveway of a woman's property, Cartman sits down chatting away on his cell phone while the others work diligently. Kyle catches him in the act and exclaims he isn't getting his share of money since he wouldn't work and Cartman responds by daring Kyle to "bring it on," and. The next scene features the boys pausing from their work and informing the woman that Cartman has a bloody nose. When the lady asks what happened, Cartman says with his nose and mouth covered "shoveling accident" while Kyle stands there with an irritated expression. When they all go inside to treat Cartman's injury, Cartman then said "I hate you Kyle," implying that Kyle indeed did "bring it." In "It's Christmas in Canada" Cartman threatens to beat Kyle up if they weren't home in time for Christmas. Following Cartman's incessant complaining and threatening when it appears that they would not in fact make it home in time, Kyle throws one jab at Cartman's face, who quickly breaks down and cries for his mother. Perhaps the most extensive physical confrontation between the two is their "final battle" during "Cartoon Wars Part II." Kyle initially bests Cartman, but Cartman gains the upper hand by pretending to surrender and then immediately turning on him (by kicking him in the balls) (neither really "wins" this conflict, though; Kyle is saved by Bart when he knocks Cartman out from behind). Also in "Imaginationland Episode III" Cartman imagines a picture of how Kyle sucks Cartman's balls for real.
Despite the tension between Kyle and Cartman, they have each demonstrated some concern for the others' well-being. In "Up the Down Steroid," Kyle referred to Cartman as a friend and explained that he was really concerned that Cartman would go to Hell if he tried to participate in the Special Olympics. Kyle even risked his own life to save an ostensibly sick Cartman in "Manbearpig" by carrying him to safety in a flooding cave, despite the fact that Cartman's weight threatened to sink Kyle (and nearly did). Cartman has also saved Kyle's life. In "Smug Alert!" Cartman realizes that his life is empty and hollow without having Kyle around to rip on, and he braves the Smug Storm to save Kyle and his entire family. He did not however take credit for this, not wanting to admit how important Kyle was to him. Cartman also brought Kyle back to life in "Imaginationland Episode II" after Kyle was attacked by Manbearpig, this time because he had not yet had a chance to humiliate Kyle by making him suck his balls. Their relationship is perhaps best summarized by Kyle in "The Entity," where he refers to Cartman as "my sort-of friend...ish."Even with Cartman's consistent hostility and genuinely antisocial behavior, Kyle is sometimes deceived by Cartman's feigned good intentions. This is seen in "Casa Bonita," "Cartoon Wars Part I," "Kenny Dies" (see below) and other episodes. This may be due to an idealistic belief that there is some good in everyone, even in Cartman. Other times, Kyle makes it perfectly clear that he knows Cartman is manipulating him (or trying to), as in "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" and "Fat Butt and Pancake Head." In "Tonsil Trouble," Kyle cannot resist laughing at the irony that Cartman of all people was infected with HIV, feeling on some level that he deserves the disease. Kyle has also occasionally turned the tables and manipulated Cartman into doing foolish things, such as when he convinced Cartman that he would die and suggested he go out to the ocean to be a pirate in "Fatbeard." His conflict with Cartman has had been turn to increasingly cruel ways to stop Cartman, such as in "Fatbeard", where he told Cartman to go to Somalia even though he knew it would get Cartman and any innocent people following him killed. Cartman and Kyle got along in "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" when Cartman helped Kyle get Ike away from Mrs. Stevenson.
Friendship with Kenny McCormickEdit
Kyle's friendship with Kenny is not as strong as his friendship with Stan (in the episode Chickenpox he claims that he doesn't "give a rats ass about Kenny" to try and get out of spending the night at Kenny's poverty stricken household) nor is it adversarial (like that with Cartman) but is clearly existent. Kyle regularly includes Kenny in many of his activities and although his friendship with Kenny is not as noticeable when Stan or Cartman are around, when the two are alone together they have been known to be quite friendly towards each other. and promptly beats up Cartman in defense of Kenny following his "permanent" death. In "Best Friends Forever," he bequeathed all of his belongings (except his PSP) to Kyle and Stan, and in his will said, "Dudes, you were the best friends a guy could have", to which Kyle responded "That's really touching...", indicating a meaningful relationship between the two. He was also noted un-officially as Kenny's best friend of the three because he was loyal to him at his (initially permanent) death. Stan was overcome with grief and could not bring himself to visit Kenny before he died, while Cartman's true motivation in collecting stem cells was revealed to be not to save his friend as purported, but trying to make his own Shakey's Pizza. On learning this, Kyle promptly beats up Cartman for his insensitivity and callous manipulation of Kenny's death. He invited Kenny to Jew scouts in Jewbilee, and in The Ring comforted Kenny before leaving to confront Disney about the purity rings, one of which was slowly turning Kenny into a boring douche.
Friendship with Butters StotchEdit
Kyle's friendship with Butters is fairly decent; Kyle generally treats Butters more nicely than the other boys (such as when he defended Butters for not kissing a girl in "Butters' Bottom Bitch"). However, he is not against using Butters as a "guinea pig" when it comes to experiments or undercover jobs, blaming him for writing The Tale of Scrotie Mcboogerballs in the episode of the same name. He also occasionally makes fun of Butters, swears at him or calls him names. Conversely, Butters has been shown to harass Kyle, as shown in "The List," and he has also "bullied" him for being Jewish, though this is usually under Cartman's influence. Kyle tried to help Butters and himself however when they were diagnosed as sex addicts in Sexual Healing.
Bebe, a girl in Kyle's class, fell in love with him in "Clubhouses." She was especially turned on by his ass. Bebe wrote in a note that she "could sleep for days on his perked cheeks" and "wanted to wear his ass as a hat" (which Mr. Garrison made Stan, who he thought was trying to pass it, read aloud to the class). In the episode, Wendy helps Bebe try to pursue a relationship with Kyle, who is oblivious to her attempts. It eventually becomes clear that Kyle doesn't share her feelings, when Kyle, Stan, Wendy and Bebe play Truth or Dare in Stan's clubhouse. Wendy dares Kyle to kiss Bebe "on the lips." Kyle expresses fear and shock after kissing Bebe, and flees from the clubhouse screaming in terror. Bebe ultimately decided that she couldn't take the "codependency" of a relationship, and purported to "break up" with an uncaring Kyle (in a manner of speaking).
The only time Kyle ever showed any interest in Bebe was when she began developing breasts in the episode, "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society," although every other boy in the class shared the sudden interest. He is the first one to realize an unusually attractive difference in Bebe (although he can't figure out what exactly it is). Later in the episode, Kyle helps her to throw rocks at cars with the other boys, and eventually goes into an ape-like primal state with all of the other boys. At the end, Kyle and all of the other boys realized that they were attracted to Bebe's breasts, and decided they should not be influenced by them.
In "Hooked on Monkey Phonics," Kyle develops a crush on a home-schooled girl named Rebecca Cotswolds that he meets at South Park's 15th Annual Spelling Bee. Despite the other boys making fun of him, Kyle makes several attempts to woo Rebecca, including serenading to her at night outside as she watched from her bedroom window. Kyle also visits her house several times and has brief, awkward conversations with her.
Rebecca initially appears oblivious to Kyle's crush on her, likely because she is homeschooled and has little knowledge of social situations. However, she eventually reciprocates some level of interest when the two kiss. Rebecca was unfamiliar with the concept of love, as well as kissing, and considering the idea to be "silly." The only conception she had of 'love' was that of a "mate," and said that her provider would select one for her when it would come time to "increase the herd." Rebecca's experience with Kyle pleasantly surprised her, and she agreed to go to the South Park Elementary's school dance that night with him. However, Rebecca did not know how to measure her reaction to this experience, and came to the dance dressed in skimpy clothing. She then began to flirt with all the boys, breaking Kyle's heart.
After the commotion of the dance, Rebecca kisses Kyle again, though this was to be her last appearance on the show. It is likely that she decided to continue being homeschooled (whereas her brother Mark, who was also homeschooled, started going to public school). Kyle has not made any reference to her since the events in the one episode she appeared in, indicating that he got over her.
In "Tom's Rhinoplasty," Kyle (along with Stan, Kenny and Cartman) develops a crush on their substitute teacher, Ms. Ellen. Chef eventually tells the boys that Ms. Ellen is a lesbian; however, since neither Kyle nor his friends (not even Kenny) understood what a lesbian is, their crush on Ms. Ellen continued in a misguided attempt to become lesbians themselves. The crush evaporates however when Ms. Ellen is removed as a substitute and eventually launched into the sun by a large scale plot orchestrated by Wendy.
According to Mr. Garrison, Kyle is a "smart" and "A+" student. Also Kyle, along with the other boys, is portrayed as having multiple useful and trivial talents.
Knowledge of the UniverseEdit
In "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000," Kyle begins to question reality once he discovers the Tooth Fairy isn't real. He reads what seems to be every book on psychology, reality, science every written. In the end of the episode, Kyle goes into a god-like state for a while; disappearing and making a giant rabbit gerbil hybrid appear.
Kyle is often seen playing video games with Stan, Kenny and Cartman. In the episode "Guitar Queer-o," the boys compliment Kyle and Stan's skill on Guitar Hero 2, and later in the episode they pass the million point mark together in co-op mode - a feat that was thought to be practically impossible. In the episode "Whale Whores," Kyle is shown playing guitar in Rock Band for the song Poker Face.
Kyle has played numerous sports including Basketball, Football, Baseball, and Dodgeball. He is very good at the sports too. Kyle is known to be the best basketball player at South Park Elementary, one of two sports at which Stan isn't the best (the other being Dodgeball, at which Pip is considered the best). However in the episode "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina", he goes to the all-state game tryouts and is rejected not because of his skills, but because of the fact that he's short and Jewish (rather than tall and black). He then changes his body to look tall and black, and the coaches let him on the team. Neither Kyle nor the coaches were aware that his limb extensions were relatively fragile and not meant to withstand the stress of actually playing basketball, and his knees rupture while playing, severing his leg extensions. Oddly, Kyle was not in the basketball team in "Elementary School Musical", though this was probably to avoid Kyle being active in the fad. Kyle has stated that he wants to play in the Denver Nuggets someday.
In "Hooked on Monkey Phonics" Kyle plays the guitar to serenade home-schooled Rebecca, who responds by throwing him money. He also played bass in the boys' band Moop. He does not appear to have much sense of rhythm in terms of dancing however, as in "Rainforest Schmainforest" he kept messing up every time the group performed.
Writing & Poetry Edit
Kyle occasionally phrases what he says in a somewhat poetic way when he speaks philosophically, questioning reality and why things are as they are. In "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods" Mr. Garrison begins to explain haikus (a form of poetry) to the class, but stops on noticing Cartman wasn't in the classroom. Kyle shortly after came up with three haikus on the spot which were all used to insult Cartman. Also, in "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" Kyle is informed that Cartman had three extra tickets on the 28th row at the Raging Pussies concert, but Kyle's mom tells him he cannot go to see it unless he done all his chores and brought democracy to Cuba (assuming it to be an impossible task). This prompts Kyle to write a letter to Fidel Castro, who is actually convinced to bring democracy to Cuba after reading Kyle's innocent, persuasive rhymes, lyrics and words. Kyle also seems to take a lead in writing the book "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs" with the other boys in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs".
In "Coon 2: Hindsight", Kyle is part of the vigilante group Coon and Friends. He is The Human Kite, who can fly and shoot lazer beams out of his eyes.
Kyle becomes sick more often than any of the other boys (excluding Kenny if his frequent dying can be considered a health issue). He experiences a painful infectious hemorrhoid when Cartman inherits $1 million from his grandmother and uses it to buy his own amusement park in "Cartmanland." He also experienced renal failure and needed a kidney transplant (that only Cartman could provide) in "Cherokee Hair Tampons." In the episode "Guitar Queer-o," sickness apparently prevents Kyle from practicing Guitar Hero as much as Stan does. By contrast, in "Chickenpox" he is the only person in his class who does not easily catch the illness, even after playing a game in which Kenny (who had chickenpox) spit into his mouth and he had to swallow it while saying "ookymouth" (an activity suggested by his mother in hopes that her son would catch chickenpox). He ultimately catches it after prolonged exposure to the Stan and Cartman (who are sick), and contracts a more severe case than any of the other children.
Kyle and Cartman share the AB negative blood type, as revealed in the episode "Cherokee Hair Tampons". It was also revealed in "Cherokee Hair Tampons" that Kyle is diabetic. His Diabetes may be the root for his many heath concerns.
List Of Health IssuesEdit
- Chicken Pox (possibly Shingles) in "Chickenpox" (Semi serious, passed out and collapsed backward, but he was stabilized at the hospital.)
- Kidney Failure in "Cherokee Hair Tampons" (Fatal unless he received a kidney a that matched his AB- blood type; Stan tricked Cartman into donating a kidney)
- Type I Diabetes mentioned in "Cherokee Hair Tampons"
- Hemorrhoid in "Cartmanland" (Infection was to be fatal due to Kyle giving up on life. Stan wheeled Kyle to the amusement park; he regained hope when he witnessed Cartman's tantrum.)
- AIDS in "Woodland Critter Christmas" (Non-canon; it is only in Cartman's story.)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in "Make Love, Not Warcraft"
- Unnamed (non serious) sickness in "The Snuke" (Possibly the Common Cold)
- Unnamed (non serious) sickness in "Guitar Queer-o" - got over it early on in the episode.
- AIDS in "Tonsil Trouble" (Along with Cartman; both cured)
- Sex Addiction in "Sexual Healing" (This is not a real disease however, but rather an elaborate scheme created by adult men to justify infidelity, explanations ranging from a disease to a magical wizard alien)
While not directly related to his health, the following events jeopardized his life:
- Almost Died in a Smug Storm in Smug Alert (saved by Cartman)
- Died in "Imaginationland Episode II" from a ManBearPig attack (saved by Cartman).
- Died in "Imaginationland Episode III" from missile fired by Al Gore (revived by Butters).
Kyle's last name has been alternately given as Broslovski, Broflofski, Broflovski, and Brovlofski in the series, though the characters say "Broflovski" or "Broslovski" the most often. The name comes from the maiden name of Matt Stone's mother, Sheila Belasco (Broslovski had been changed to Belasco when her ancestor immigrated to America). In "Spontaneous Combustion" there is a shot of Kyle's father Gerald's law office - on the facade it says 'Brovlofski'. In "Sexual Harassment Panda" his name is shown as 'Broflofski'. The various spellings may be due to some confusion in trying to transcribe the Cyrillic surname Бровловский into the Latin alphabet; the letter в is normally transcribed "v" but when voiceless is often written as "f" in English, like in the name "Rachmaninoff". Parker and Stone have confirmed that Kyle's last name is indeed Broflovski, which is also the spelling used in the "4th Grade" intro.