- 1 About
- 2 Personality and Traits
- 3 Notable Skills
- 4 Memorable Quotes
- 5 Life Lessons
- 6 Design and Outfits
- 7 Close Friends
- 8 Family
- 9 Appearances and Sightings
- 10 Video Games
- 11 Behind the Scenes
- 12 Bonus Factoids
- 13 Myths & Legends
Towelie was originally manufactured by Tynacorp, a sentient Smart Towel RG-400 designed to make people dry as needed - or, according to Tynacorp's enemies, to make them too dry. After discovering marijuana, he got high and sort of wandered off, and soon found himself in the town of South Park, where he eventually began trailing the boys, offering them towel advice and later getting them embroiled in a TynaCorp plot involving Gary, Towelie's successor; his relationship with the boys allowed Towelie to develop compassion before escaping at last.
Now free to live his own life, he tried to make it in Chicago as a waiter and a writer but his memoirs fell victim to a highly publicized scandal on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He moved back to South Park, met a woman named Rebecca, had a son and took a job at Lake Tardicaca to support his family, but underwent another drug binge. It took an appearance on the TV series Intervention to help him finally kick his drug habit, and move back in with his family.
After a stint working at Medicinal Fried Chicken, he's found a higher calling as a Colorado State Agricultural Inspector and tester, where he uses his unique set of skills to makes sure the marijuana produced by Tegridy Farms and other ranches is pure and safe.
He continues to give towel advice to people in South Park to this day.
Personality and Traits
Cut from an entirely different cloth than other towels, Towelie is especially absorbent and able to clean up just about any spill you can imagine.
- "Don't preach to me, fatso." (Towelie)
- "Thats it! That's the melody to Funkytown." (Towelie)
- "So am I to understand that there's been a TOWLIE-BAN?" (Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants)
- "Who wants to get their dick sucked by a towel?" (Crippled Summer)
- "Don't forget to bring a towel!"
- "You wanna get high?"
- "I have no idea what is going on."
- "You're a towel!"
- ”I learned I shouldn’t get high to come up with ideas. I should come up with ideas and then get high to reward myself.”
Design and Outfits
Towelie is a blue towel with white stripes.
Towelie is good friends with the fourth graders.
Towelie has a small but growing family.
Appearances and Sightings
- Towelie (s05e08; debut)
- Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants (s05e09)
- Professor Chaos (s06e06)
- I'm a Little Bit Country (s07e01; cameo)
- Red Man's Greed (s7e07; cameo)
- A Million Little Fibers (s10e05)
- Medicinal Fried Chicken (s14e03; previews only)
- Crippled Summer (s14e07)
- Tegridy Farms (s22e04)
One of the game's levels takes place in Tynacorp and Towelie attempts to guide the boys through the facility, but is ultimately too high to be an effective guide.
Towelie isn't really a part of the game, but he does show up on loading screens sometimes to remind you to bring a towel.
Behind the Scenes
Towelie is voiced by Vernon Chatman, a writer for the show and a close friend of Trey and Matt. He's also known for creating Wonder Showzen for Comedy Central and Xavier: Renegade Angel for [adult swim].
Myths & Legends
Yes, Towelie has actual merchandise. In the South Park store, he has a towel,hand towel, a shirt with the man himself on it, and a shirt with him and the words, "Don't forget to bring a towel!"