Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the four main characters (the others being Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormick and Kyle Broflovski). His first appearance in the South Park saga was in Season one, episode one: Cartman Gets Anal Probe. Usually called by his last name, Cartman, the overweight and manipulative boy often likes to make fun of his friend Kyle for being Jewish, and Kenny for being poor. He often makes people do crazy things or go crazy. His mother is a transvestite and he has no father. He tends to be the wierdest of the four as he seems to be the most homosexual.