Fibers are Blue


17 (towel years)


Former Towel at Lake Tardicaca

Voiced by:

Vernon Chatmon

Towelie is a talking towel who was genetically engineered so he could make people as dry as necessary depending on the situation. He is usually seen either appearing out of nownere 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, even though 17 is a prime number, and therefore cannot be the product of any number of human years and how many years a "Towel year" is worth. 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.


Though 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 also regarded as the worst character ever (as mentioned by Cartman, who says "Towelie, you are the worst character ever," to which Towelie responds "I know.").


Towelie is shown in the episode "Crippled Summer" to have a family. It consists of his girlfriend, named Rebecca whose face was blured out, and their son together, named "Washcloth". The boys use Washcloth as a scapegoat to get Towelie to get treatment