Learn English with South Park

Japanese Toilets

Published: 7.08.2024
Level 5   |   Time: 4:14
Accent: American

Randy discovers the joy of owning a Japanese toilet.
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triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fairy guys [n] - small, magical people from stories (and Harry Potter)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the powder room [n] - a small bathroom for guests
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ jiggle [v] - shake quickly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the bowl [n] - the part of the toilet that holds water
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the lid [n] - the cover of the toilet bowl
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ ol' [adj] - old (used to show fondness for something)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ take a shit [exp] - go to the bathroom for a bowel movement (very informal)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ weed [n] - marijuana
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a full warranty [n] - a promise to fix or replace something if it breaks
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the top model [exp] - the best or most advanced version of a product
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the bells and whistles [exp] - extra features
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ that kind of money [exp] - a lot of money
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ high-end features [exp] - special and expensive features
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a bidet [n] - a toilet device that sprays water to wash your bottom
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ raise [v] - lift
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mount [v] - install, attach something to a surface
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mad [adj] - crazy or unbelievable
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a test drive [exp] - try something before buying it

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

South Park - Randy South Park - Sharon South Park - Stan
Randy Sharon Stan
  • Randy owns a farm where he grows marijuana (weed).
  • Gryffindor and Slytherin are houses (similar to teams) from Harry Potter.

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Stan is playing the new Harry Potter game.

  2. Sharon wants Randy to fix the powder room door.

  3. Randy doesn't want to lift the toilet lid.

  4. Sharon decides that she wants Randy to buy a new toilet.

  5. Randy wants to find a good cheap toilet.

  6. The Japanese toilets have seat warmers.

  7. The Japanese toilet lid goes up when you press a button.

  8. The Japanese toilets serve you champagne.

  9. The Japanese toilets come with high-end toilet paper.

  10. Randy wants to buy a Japanese toilet.

triangle Grammar 문법 Gramática Gramática (word choice)

Directions: Choose the word or expression that they use in the video to complete each sentence. All of the choices are possible, but try to remember the word that they use in the video. In most (but not all) cases, it is the most natural.

  • Did you (jiggle) the handle?
  • Why can't I (lift) the lid?
  • Your mom (took) a shit and doesn't want me to see it.
  • Randy! We need to (get) a new toilet.
  • We can't just (get rid of) 'Ol Blue, Sharon.
  • All our toilets here are standard bowl and (come with) a full warranty.
  • How much are you (looking) to spend?
  • That's probably the top model before you start (getting into) the Japanese toilets.
  • You probably don't want to spend (that kind of) money.
  • My name is Rick. (Let me know) if there's anything you need.
  • All the toilet's functions are operated by a touch-button remote which you (mount) where the toilet-paper roll used to go.
  • So then where do you (keep) the toilet paper?

triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Randy / not / let / Stan / play / new / Harry Potter / game

Randy won't let Stan play the new Harry Potter game.
Randy isn't letting Stan play the new Harry Potter game.

Sentence 2

Sharon / first / ask / Randy / fix / powder / room / toilet

Sharon first asks Randy to fix the powder room toilet.

Sentence 3

Sharon / not / let / Randy / lift / lid / because / she / just / take / shit

Sharon [won't/doesn't] let Randy lift the lid because she just took a shit.
Sharon [won't/doesn't] let Randy lift the lid because she has just taken a shit.

Sentence 4

then / she / insist / he / buy / new / toilet

Then she insists (that) he buy a new toilet.

Sentence 5

Randy / seem / reluctant / get / rid / Ol' Blue / first / but / he / eventual / agree

Randy seems reluctant to get rid of Ol' Blue at first, but he eventually agrees.

Sentence 6

at / Home / Depot / sale / associate / show / Randy / all / normal / toilet

At Home Depot, a sales associate shows Randy all (of) the normal toilets.

Sentence 7

when / Randy / ask / see / top / model / sale / associate / take / him / Japan / toilet / showroom

When Randy asks to see [their/the] top model, the sales associate takes him to the Japanese toilet showroom.

Sentence 8

he / explain / all / high / end / feature / Randy

He explains all (of) the high-end features to Randy.

Sentence 9

he / then / invite / Randy / take / one / test / drive

He then invites Randy to take one for a test drive.

Sentence 10

after / Randy / use / toilet / he / decide / buy / one

After Randy uses the toilet, he decides to buy one.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Why does Randy decide to buy a Japanese toilet? Try to think of two different reasons.
  2. What sales techniques did the Home Depot employees use to sell Randy the most expensive toilet?
  3. How do you feel about bidets? What are the pros and cons?
  4. What features were mentioned in the video? Did any of the features surprise you? Are there any features you would like to add?
  5. Do you have a bidet in your home? If not, would you consider buying one? Did this video have any effect on your opinion?
  6. One reason that Randy wants to buy the Japanese toilet is to show off his wealth. Do you have friends who like to flaunt (show off) luxury items in order to demonstrate their wealth? What items?
  7. What products, items, services, or experiences are the most common symbols of wealth these days? Have these symbols changed in the past 25 years?
  8. They use the expression "take a shit" in the video. It is very common, but obviously not formal or polite. Can you think of some other English expressions for "go to the bathroom"? Try to think of both polite and vulgar expressions.
  9. Despite being married, Sharon doesn't want Randy to lift the lid. Randy doesn't seem to care. When you are in a relationship, who are you more similar to?
  10. Do you think you could fix Ol' Blue (Randy's toilet)? What would you do? Describe the steps. (Use the vocabulary in the image below.)

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Randy: See, Stan? You've got to choose if you want to be in Gryffindor or Slytherin.

Stan: Yeah, can I do it?

Randy: Yeah, see, you've got to fight these fairy guys.

Sharon: Randy. Randy! The powder room toilet is broken. Again!

Randy: Did you jiggle the handle?

Sharon: Yes, I jiggled the handle. Will you come fix this, please?

Randy: Okay, okay...

Randy: Huh, well, let's see. It's got to be the little black floaty thingy. What'd you do to it?

Sharon: I didn't do anything.

Randy: Let me see if there's water in the bowl.

Sharon: No! Don't lift the lid!

Randy: Why can't I lift the lid?

Sharon: Don't, Randy!

Randy: Uh-huh... Hey, guys! Your mom took a shit and doesn't want me to see it.

Stan: Ew!

Shelly: Gross, Dad!

Sharon: Randy! We need to get a new toilet.

Randy: We can't just get rid of 'Ol Blue, Sharon.

Sharon: This is embarrassing. It's the powder room toilet, the one guests use. You get a new toilet, Randy, or I'm not helping you sell weed anymore!

Randy: Alright, alright. Sharron, you win. As usual. Poor 'Ol Blue...

Employee: Can I help you with anything?

Randy: Oh, yeah, (I'm) just looking for a new toilet to replace Ol' Blue.

Employee: Alright, well, all our toilets here are standard bowl, come with full warranty. How much (are) you looking to spend?

Randy: Well, I'm not poor. I happen to have my own weed business. So that's pretty much the nicest one you have, right?

Employee: Yeah, that's probably the top model, you know, before you start getting into Japanese toilets.

Randy: Japanese toilets?

Employee: Yeah, they're the sort of the super-high-class luxury models with all the bells and whistles. But you probably don't want to spend that kind of money.

Randy: I'm not poor.

Employee: Oh, well, we can show them to you. The Japanese toilets are right over there.

Employee: Hi, Rick. This gentleman would like to see the Japanese toilets.

Rick: Well, of course, sir. My name is Rick. Let me know if there's anything you need.

Employee: These toilets are all equipped with the highest-end features, including an automatic bidet system, Bluetooth capability, and seat warmers.

Randy: Seat warmers?

Employee: Of course. And the toilet senses when you've come into the room, turns on a small light, plays welcome music, and raises the lid for you.

Waitress: Can I offer you some sparkling water or champagne?

Randy: Oh, sure, I'll take some champagne.

Employee: All the toilet's functions are operated by a touch-button remote which you mount where the toilet-paper roll used to go.

Randy: So then where do you keep the toilet paper?

Employee: With a Japanese toilet, you don't need toilet paper. The toilet washes you completely clean.

Randy: You're mad.

Employee: No, it's true. It has warm water and a dryer and cleans you eight times better than toilet paper can. Would you like to take one for a test drive?

Randy: Oh, uh, sure. I did have kind of a big breakfast.

Employee: Right over here.

Randy: Oh! Whoa! Ooh. Oh, oh! Oh. Ahh! Oh, oh...

Randy: Okay, how much?