The th overall episode of the series, it was originally broadcast on Comedy Central in the United States on April 8, In the episode, Jimmy writes a joke that becomes a national sensation, and Cartman tries to steal the credit while rapper Kanye West is the only person in the country who fails to get the joke, but cannot admit that he does not get it because he believes himself to be a genius. The episode was conceived from a joke among Parker and fellow co-creator Matt Stone about a fish dressed as motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel , which eventually turned into a joke about Kanye West not understanding a joke about why liking fishsticks made him a gay fish. The way Cartman tries to steal credit for the joke was inspired by real people Parker and Stone have worked with in the television business. Parker provided the voice of West in the episode and during the song "Gay Fish", a parody of West's song " Heartless ".
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He reappeared in the Season Seventeen episode, " The Hobbit ". Kanye does not understand the Fishsticks Joke and thinks that people are actually referring to him personally as a gay fish. He resorts to violent rages every-time someone attempts to explain the joke. He punches out a TV presenter and leaves the stage during a performance. When Carlos Mencia claims credit for writing the joke on the Conan O'Brien show, he kidnaps and murders the comedian while trying to get him to explain the meaning. Kanye and his entourage hold Cartman and Jimmy hostage at Jimmy's house threatening to murder them if they do not tell him the reason for calling him a "gay fish". Jimmy and Cartman ignore the threats and fight about who wrote the joke, Kanye comes to the wrong conclusion and accepts that he is a literal " Gay Fish ", mistaking the argument as if they were talking about him.
South Park. South Park: "Fishsticks" Review. Jimmy tells the greatest joke in the world, and Cartman wants the credit. It's not great, not bad - hovering somewhere around amusing towards forgettable.
The "Fishsticks Joke" is a joke created by Jimmy Valmer. It gained popularity across the world in the Season Thirteen episode, " Fishsticks ". The joke is a set of questions used to make the individual on the receiving end say what makes them sound like a gay fish, due to its play on words.