Craig and Those Guys
The more popular of the two main circles of friends in Mr. Garrison's fourth grade classroom, these kids have a somewhat rocky relationship with the main boys. While the two circles often eat lunch together and frequently talk, they often break apart as rivals when fads and role=playing games take the town by storm. Despite his calm demeanor, Craig claims to hate Cartman, Stan, and Kyle, and will round up his best friends to try to one-up and humiliate the boys however possible. Despite this, whenever a common enemy arises against the boys of Garrison's class, the two circles of friends are happy to work together.
Since Craig began dating Tweek, he has been seen alongside his other friends much less often, usually spending time with his boyfriend instead, but some members of the group are still seen together on occasion.
Throughout all of the group's appearances, Craig Tucker has served as the undisputed leader of the group, alongside Token Black. From the eighth to nineteenth seasons, the core membership has consisted of Craig, Token, Clyde Donovan, and Jimmy Valmer, however, in their debut appearance, the group included Jason White and Tweek Tweak instead.
Since the nineteenth season, the group has been depicted less consistently, though Tweek has reappeared as an alternative member in some instances.
Though they generally see each other as rivals, the main boys and Craig's friends frequently sit together at lunch and are often happy to work together as classmates, with Jimmy in particular on friendly terms with both groups. Though it seems that Craig and his friends may be more popular at school, when the times are their darkest, the two groups have no second thoughts about trusting each other.
- South Park Is Gay (s07e08; official debut)
- Good Times With Weapons (s08e01)
- Ginger Kids (s09e11)
- Lice Capades (s11e03)
- Elementary School Musical (s12e13)
- Cartman Finds Love (s16e07)
- World War Zimmerman (s17e03)
- Gluten Free Ebola (s18e02)
- The Magic Bush (s18e05)
- Skank Hunt (s20e02)
- The Problem With a Poo (s22e03)
- While the characters of the group frequently appear by themselves or with the boys, only in a handful of episodes do they appear together as a unit without the other characters, and only occasionally as antagonists.
- Though his membership with both groups has been inconsistent at best, Tweek is the only character to be an official member of both the boys and Craig and Those Guys. Jimmy and Token often accompany the boys as well, but never as official group members.
- This unit of characters is extremely popular in the South Park fandom and heavily represented in both fan art and fan fiction by various creators.
Myths & Legends
For a decade, fans portrayed the group as consisting of Craig, Clyde, Token and Tweek, but this set of characters had only appeared together in one episode - "How To Eat With Your Butt" - before the group was officially known. Tweek had appeared alongside the group with Jason in "South Park Is Gay", and Clyde and Jimmy are not seen with them. From "Good Times With Weapons" on, the focus was shifted to Clyde and Jimmy, who interacted with Craig far more often, with Jason and Tweek being removed entirely. During this time, the specific lineup containing both Clyde and Tweek had never appeared in the show officially.
After "Tweek x Craig" aired during the nineteenth season, Craig and Tweek began a romantic relationship and were depicted almost exclusively as a couple, rather than as part of his circle of friends. The group did appear alongside the boys, without Tweek, in "Skank Hunt". Jimmy and Token often appear alongside the main boys, while Clyde has been sidelined, though the three appear together planning to trick-or-treat with Butters Stotch in "The Scoots".
In season 22's "The Problem With a Poo", however, the fan favorite lineup finally appeared on the show, with Craig, Clyde, Token and Tweek being seen shopping and eating together.
To date, Jason has not reappeared as a member of the group since their debut appearance.
In the season 7 episode "Lil' Crime Stoppers", the main boys play detectives while a rival group of children lead by an Agent Tucker, voiced by Matt Stone, play FBI and try to overrule them repeatedly. The boys to complain these other children can only play better games because they are rich and can afford "better toys". Between being rivals to the main boys, a leader with the surname Tucker, and at least one rich child involved, they seem uncannily close to Craig and Those Guys, who would not debut until later that season; though the similarity seems to be coincidental, some fans have chosen to interpret the FBI Kids as an extension of this rivalry.