Tom's Rhinoplasty

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"Tom's Rhinoplasty" is the eleventh episode of the first season of the animated television series South Park. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on February 11, 1998. In the episode, the South Park Elementary boys become infatuated with the new substitute teacher Ms. Ellen, making Wendy Testaburger extremely jealous. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison gets a nose job that makes him resemble actor David Hasselhoff.

"Tom's Rhinoplasty", the show's first Valentine's Day episode, was written by series co-creator Trey Parker and was rated TV-MA in the United States and 15 in the United Kingdom. The episode advocates the concept of inner beauty through the Mr. Garrison subplot, and shows the boys' efforts to win Ms. Ellen's affection despite the fact that she is a lesbian.

Natasha Henstridge makes a guest appearances as Ms. Ellen, marking the first time a celebrity guest played a major role in a South Park episode. She is credited as "The Chick from Species" in the opening credits. The use of a photograph of David Hasselhoff's actual head on Mr. Garrison's body marks the first of many times South Park animators used the practice.

"Tom's Rhinoplasty" introduced the song "No Substitute", which was sung by Chef and was later included on Chef Aid: The South Park Album. Trey Parker and Matt Stone said they were initially unhappy with "Tom's Rhinoplasty" when production of the episode concluded, and were surprised when fans responded positively to it.

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