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In later episodes of South Park, Kenny stopped dying. Why did South Park stop killing Kenny? Just Wondering.

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    Because it got old.
    – Catija
    Dec 11, 2015 at 16:53
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    ...you bastard!
    – sanpaco
    Dec 11, 2015 at 17:04
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    ugh... spoilers much?
    – mike3996
    Dec 11, 2015 at 18:10
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    @progo was that sarcastic?
    – Hellreaver
    Dec 11, 2015 at 18:50
  • @Hellreaver: Why would it be sarcastic? This entire post, including its title, is a giant spoiler. Dec 11, 2015 at 22:45

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Quite simply, the creators grew tired of killing him off every episode.

While it was initially fun thinking up new ways for him to die, after several seasons Parker and Stone found it to be incredibly mundane. Coupled with the rising popularity of a newer character, Butters Stotch, the creators were growing very tired of Kenny and thus decided to kill Kenny permanently in season five.

The intention was to keep him dead, but they decided to bring him back at the end of season six, and further decided to not kill him off every episode.

More recently they've hinted that Kenny is immortal because his parents attended several Cthulhu-like cult meetings years earlier.

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    So the secret to immortality is to attend Cthulhu-like cult meetings? Good to know. I'll go add that to Lifehacks. Dec 11, 2015 at 19:11
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    @BrettFromLA Well, Kenny's parents were the ones who attended the Cthulhu meetings, and every time Kenny dies, Carol McCormick gives birth to a Kenny clone that grows up overnight. So for the people who actually attended the Cthulhu meetings, the result isn't so rosy.
    – Waxen
    Dec 11, 2015 at 21:32
  • @Waxen Oh. So I need to get my parents to attend. Got it. Thanks for the tip! Dec 11, 2015 at 22:32
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    Well, that's not even really immortality... Kenny's immortality would cease when his mom died...
    – nhgrif
    Dec 12, 2015 at 0:59

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