In the Season 19 episode " Tweek x Craig ", Asian-American female students started drawing homoerotic " yaoi " images of Craig and Tweek depicting them as lovers. Immediately, the two try to repudiate the rumors about them prompted by this. They eventually resolve to stage a public "break-up" to end the rumors. Though Tweek fears he cannot do this believably, Craig encourages him that he indeed can. However, Tweek goes too far by claiming that Craig is a manipulative cheater, which has the effect of ruining Craig's reputation with girls. Tweek later reveals that Craig's encouragement him gave him the confidence to believe in himself. They have continued to pretend to be in relationship, as shown in episodes like " Put It Down ".
Being a highly popular character, Timmy has been received very well by the South Park community. It was seen that he is more popular among disabled people based on the voters who voted Timmy for Ouch! 's "The Greatest Disabled TV Character" poll  . Jeff Shannon when commenting on Timmy said "Timmy appears, at first glance, to uphold the condescending disability stereotypes that are gradually fading from mainstream entertainment. But like everything else in 'South Park,' he's actually challenging preconceptions, toppling taboos and weaving his singularity into the fabric of the show."  . When Comedy Central first heard of Timmy, they were against the idea. After Timmy appeared in " The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000 " and fans were ecstatic, Comedy Central, according to Trey Parker, were eager to have Timmy appear again.