Towelie (character)

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For the episode of the same name, see Towelie.

Towelie is a talking towel who was genetically engineered by Tynacorp, in order to allow him to make people as dry as necessary depending on the situation. He is usually seen either appearing out of nowhere to give towel advice to the citizens of South Park, or getting high. The theme song from Popeye plays whenever Towelie gets high.


Towelie is said to be 17 in towel years, although how many actual years a "towel year" is worth is unknown. In "Crippled Summer" he had agreed to do an intervention. He also has been working at Lake Tardicaca and has been warned for getting high 14 times. Towelie was addicted to marijuana, crystal meth, and crack cocaine, and tried using heroin and inhaling computer duster. Towelie has been sober since April 26, 2010.


Although the creators of South Park intentionally made Towelie a terrible character, he gained a huge amount of popularity. After his initial appearance, he took on parts (usually cameos) in other episodes. In spite of this, he is regarded as "the worst character ever" by other characters within the show.


Towelie is probably best described as a light blue towel with arms, legs and an anthropomorphic face. He has a high-pitched voice with an apparent slight southern accent. His eyes turn a shade of red when he gets high. In "Crippled Summer", he is shown crumpled and burnt at the edges, due to his drug addiction.



Towelie's girlfriend, Rebecca, and his son, Washcloth.

Towelie is shown in the episode "Crippled Summer" to have a family. It consists of his girlfriend, named Rebecca whose face was blurred out, and their son together, named Washcloth.

Rebecca kicked Towelie out for being a bad influence on their son, preventing him from speaking to Washcloth when he was high. The boys use Washcloth as an incentive to get Towelie to get treatment. Towelie, Rebecca and Washcloth later moved back in together after Towelie kicked his addiction.


  • Towelie: "You wanna get high?" from "Towelie"
  • Towelie: "That's my last joint, asshole!" from "Towelie"
  • Towelie: "Oh man, why is everyone riding me today? God damn it." from "Towelie"
  • Towelie: "Oh man, I'm so high right now, I have no idea what's going on." from "Towelie"
  • Eric Cartman: "You're the worst character ever, Towelie."
    Towelie: "I know." from "Towelie"
  • Towelie: "You're stupid!"
    Eric Cartman: "Yeah, and you're a towel!"
    Towelie: "You're a towel!" from "Towelie"
  • Towelie: "Don't forget to bring a towel!" from "Towelie"
  • Towelie: "Go away, I'm walkin' on sunshine" from "Crippled Summer"




Towelie clearly wants to get high at all times; He doesn't hesitate getting high in public and suggesting the kids and everyone to get high as well. He prefers smoking weed but often (as in crippled summer) he uses crack and/or meth and other drugs possibly. When he is not high he gets in an awful mood and can become rude. In such occasions where he is out of dope and money he prostitutes himself in old men providing oral sex in exchange for money in order to buy more drugs and get high again.

Despite the fact he is an addict, he is genuinly a mild persona often exhibiting sensitivity and kindness. He seldom becomes aggressive and usually due to being out of dope, or when people throw away his dope either by accident or to protect him.


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