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“The End of Serialization as We Know It” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “The End of Serialization as We Know It” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “You clean your fucking mouth out.”
  • “I showed him my dick and called him a fag.”

This post will be updated with more Quotes/Jokes tomorrow!

References/Info

  • The episode’s title, “The End of Serialization as We Know It” is a play on the expression, “The end of civilization as we know it”. It references how season 20’s serialized story is ending. The title may be hinting that South Park won’t be doing another fully-serialized season and go back to being episodic.
  • Boston’s song ’Smokin'’ plays while Kyle trolls online (the same song his dad listened to). Craig and Tweek are asked to respond to the gay people being trolled online because they are still seen as “gay” from ‘Tweek x Craig’.
  • “Trevor’s Axiom” explains how trolling allowed Donald Trump to provoke people and the media into constantly talking about him and help him win the election.
  • The Member Berries in the Oval Office are lined up like soldiers/Stormtroopers.
  • Ike’s Internet history shows a search for “Canadian TV Stars” (he’s Canadian) and a search for “Chinpokomon Sun and Moon” (a parody of the new Pokemon game). Gerald’s Internet history shows he uses Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr.

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • Note: With this season’s serialized storytelling, it doesn’t really make sense to interpret a single moral from an episode, so instead I’ll point out a few satiric jabs.
  • South Park questions itself by asking if their satire is nihilistic and unnecessarily mean as it often tells people the things they freak out about really don’t matter. They seem to come to the conclusion that they aren’t because they’re actually funny (while also acknowledging they’re immature and cocky). [Gerald arguing with the Trolltrace CEO and winning by kicking him in the balls.]

Did I miss anything? Comment/reblog/message me and I’ll update the post!

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Remembrance ceremony held to mark 73rd anniversary of attack

Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack are gathering for the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese bombing that launched the United States into World War II. About 100 Pearl Harbor and World War II survivors are expected to attend Sunday’s ceremony. Many of them arrived well before the sun came up. (AP)

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I have a little story for everyone that I think should be shared all around. In my high school, the junior high students (7th-8th grade) get their own version of prom called ‘Spring Fling’. This year the school decided (4 days before the dance) to put in a new dress code, saying that the girl’s dresses had to have three inch thick straps and that if their dress was short that it could only be two inches above the knees. 

Now, as many of you may know, it’s a bit difficult to find a formal dress to meet those requirements without having the exact same dress as many, many other girls. But that’s not even what the biggest problem is here. In the picture below you’ll see a picture of my little sister in the dress we bought her.

As you can see, it is a strapless dress. We did not buy this dress specifically to defy the dress code put in place. In fact, we did not know about the dress code at the time we bought it. We bought this dress about a month or so before the dance when we got my prom dress. 

Now, when they FINALLY decided to inform the girls of our school about the dress code they were informed that they would be kicked out of the dance. 

Once again, this dress code was told to them 4 days before the dance when many girls already bought their dresses.

12 girls got kicked out of the dance.

The school called the police on 2 of those girls because they did not want to leave the dance. (Their dresses were floor length and strapless.)

But here is the kicker, everyone. The principal of my school said the reason why the dress code in general for our school is enforced is because not only is it distracting to the male students but it is distracting to the male faculty.

These girls are like, 12-14 years old.

For the record, the school mentioned for this is Iroquois Jr./Sr. High School in Erie, PA.


This made the top story of our local news and our principal and school board refused to make any comments,.

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Deleted Scene From “Tweek x Craig”

 

An alternate version of the “Book of Love” montage was also posted:

A video posted by Boogie Parker (@thesouthparkers) on Oct 28, 2015 at 7:47pm PDT

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SCOTUS hears Confederate flag case

“Stunning and Brave” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “Stunning and Brave” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “Now as you know, There was an incident at the school last week involving a student referring to rape as a "Hot Cosby,” m'kay.“
  • "A teacher who said women without wombs should get an AIDS test!” - “Oh, I was a lesbian then.”
  • “Where are the ethnic and racial minorities?!” - “Well, we have Token, he’s black.”
  • “I Googled South Park before I came here, and I cannot believe the shit you’re getting away with!”
  • “Woo! Woo! Woo! You hear that?! That’s the sound of 2015 pulling you over, people! Suck it!” *drops the mic*
  • “Well I though we were all on board that Caitlyn Jenner is an amazing, beautiful woman who had the exquisite bravery of a butterfly flying against the wind.”
  • “You got a fuckin’ problem bro?! Cause it’s not Bruce fuckin’ Jenner! It’s Caitlyn, and she’s a fuckin’ stunning woman!”
  • “(deadpan) Oh, Caitlyn Jenner. she’s a hero. She is stunning and brave.” - “Stunning. She is absolutely beautiful and an inspiration.”
  • “I’m PC, bro. I’ll throw down!” - “Sweet. You’re PC bro?” - “Yeah, Arizona State.” - “Sweet, bro. I’m PC UMass.” - “Fuck yeah! Sweet, dude!”
  • “(speaking quickly) Bro, I had no idea there were like-minded individuals in this town that defended social minorities. We should all hang out.” - “We should totally hang out.” - “We should all get a house together and unite our tolerant views.”
  • “The Eric Cartman we know breaks the rules. And he gets away with it. Just like his hero! Come on, who’s your hero, Cartman?” - “Tom Brady.” - “Right! And what does Tom Brady do after breaking the rules?” - “Deny and subvert.” - “Well what would Tom Brady say if he got caught shoplifting.” - “Everybody shoplifts. Why are you coming down on me?”
  • “You’re Tom Brady, Cartman! And that new principal in there is the football commissioner trying to dictate his punishment to you. And what happens when an invulnerable cheater comes up against an elitist corporate dictator?” - “A perfect storm of hypocrisy that everyone in the country has to deal with for months on end.” - “You’re right, guys. I’m gonna Tom Brady this thing!” - “You’re not giving me four day of detention! You’re only giving me one!” - “No, to hell with that! You’re giving me NO days suspension! And then I’m gonna go home and fuck my hot wife! Who’s not even that hot, kinda looks like a dude!”
  • “By all means, please, keep your dick out.”
  • “PC Principal, you have Butters’ underwear and now… Oh my gosh, it’s got your DNA all over it.” - “Oh-kay. Look, you don’t want to end up like the spokesman for Subway, do you?” - “Did you just say "spokesman” instead of “spokesperson”?! When women are just as capable of selling sandwiches as anyone?!“ - "No, I’m sorry. I was just trying to frame you for raping Butters!”
  • “You know, there’s still some people out there that say "What does being PC really mean?” Well, I’ll tell you what it means. It means you love nothin’ more than beer, workin’ out, and that feelin’ you get when you rhetorically defend a marginalized community from systems of oppression.“
  • "Hmm… And do they have booze at these meetings?” - “Uhhhh… They serve refreshments, yes.”
  • “I’m going to admit I did something wrong, take my punishment, and move on. I’m not Tom Brady.”
  • “Yeah, see, there’s some people out there like Brett fucking Favre who think that when we all stand up and applaud Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPY Awards, he can get away with one of these bullshit claps!”
  • “I may be down, but I’m not out. Tom Brady’s never out.” - “You broke the rules, rules, rules…” - “Fuck you, I broke the rules. You’re breaking the rules, rules, rules…” -“Fuck you, you broke the rules, rules, rules…” - “You broke the rules. How’d you find out I broke the rules, rules, rules…?” - “Yeah, you broke the rules, rules, rules…” - “I’m the commissioner. I can break the rules ‘cause you broke the rules before. I didn’t bust you enough.” - “Just 'cause you didn’t bust us enough for breaking the rules, that doesn’t mean you can break the rules busting us now, now, now…” - “Fuck both you guys. I can do whatever I want. I’m breaking the rules, rules, rules…” - “Fuck you, I’m Tom Brady.” - “Fuck you, I’m the commissioner. I’ll make up new rules, rules, rules…” - “Fuck your rules, rules, rules,…” - “Fuck you guys, you’re always fucking rules.” - “Fuck all the rules, rules, rules, rules…”
  • “Dad, did you draw dicks on my friend’s face?” - “Did I check his privilege? Yes. I had some refreshments and I checked your friend’s privilege.”
  • “Hurtful words can suck our turds, 'cause it’s PC for me!”
  • “The Syrian refugee children are in, send in Jared!”
  • Welcome to 2015 South Park.
  • “Congrats. Here’s your Oakleys” - “Oh wow. Oakleys! Oh yeah bro, these are sweet.”
  • “It just seems to me like we all lost in this and that the only person who won was you.” - “Hmmm… And who does that remind you of, Kyle? Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna go home and fuck my hot wife. Who, kind of looks like… a dude.”
  • Cartman gets to sing the credits.

References/Info

  • “Check Your Privilege”, “Social Justice Warriors”, “Microaggressions”, and “First World Problems”. Best worth Googling these terms if you want to learn more as opinions on what they mean vary or if you’re a Tumblr regular, then I’m sure you have your own opinion already. At the same time, Googling them and immediately forming a solid opinion would be as pointless as Googling “South Park” and doing the same ;)
  • PC Principal = “Politically Correct” Principal. Being “politically correct” generally means watching what you say as it could upset certain groups or individuals. Him being the “principal” may be a play on the word, “principle.”
  • The old farmers mention a politically correct phase which lasted “six years” which could be referring to the late 80’s to early 90’s.
  • There is a current PC resurgence and new “outrage culture”, especially on college campuses where noteable comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and others have stopped performing or changed their acts due to PC backlash. Also many real-life PC college kids are white and affluent, but they get upset over jokes about “marginalized” groups which they don’t belong to. This is partly the core of the joke of the PC fraternity and why the South Park men are afraid of what they say in a college bar/micro brewery.
  • “Hot Cosby” being slang for rape is a reference to allegations that comedian Bill Cosby raped several women (there are over 50 accusations).
  • References to past episodes: Mr. Kim (City Wok owner) built a wall to defend South Park from Mongolians and was later revealed to be the alternate personality of a white man named Dr. Janus. Chef was brainwashed by the “Super Adventure Club” (a nod towards Scientology). Randy Marsh was revealed to secretly be the actual singer Lorde in episodes that explored cross-dressing and gender-questioning. Mr. Garrison was originally a straight man then was a gay man then realized he was really a woman and transitioned into being a straight woman then realized he was a gay woman then became a man again, but his current sexuality isn’t known (DVD commentaries just say he’s really messed up overall).
  • Olympian and media personality Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender woman and now goes by the name Caitlyn Jenner. In July 2015, she was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS. The episode satirizes how everyone praises her now, but before many disliked Caitlyn when she “was still” Bruce. Retired quarterback Brett Farve received some media attention for rubbing his hands oddly at the ESPYS.
  • Quarterback Tom Brady was accused of cheating in NFL games by having footballs deflated in what’s known as Deflategate. He was originally suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season, but a judge nullified the suspension. A pretty blatant cheater who escapes justice is a fitting hero for Cartman (and Cartman originally receives four detentions, but brings it down to none). Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen is a supermodel, but she has a square jaw and some angular facial features, which is why Cartman says she “kinda looks like a dude.” It may also be playing on the irony that you could say Caitlyn Jenner kind of looks like a dude.
  • Randy does the “'Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)’ by Silento” at the PC fraternity.
  • The PC fraternity chant scene is a direct rip on this sorority’s recruitment chant video.
  • Two ongoing social justice crises are Mexicans sneaking into the U.S. and having children there which would give them U.S. citizenship and Syrian war refugees seeking shelter in other countries, with the Syrian refugee children receiving the most media/public sympathy.
  • Subway spokesman Jared Fogle admitted to having sex with two minors and possessing child pornography, “releasing” him into a house full of children is probably a bad idea.
  • Cartman has a dream sequence in which he plays out the Deflategate scandal as Cartman versions of Tom Brady, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and Patriots Coach Bill Belichick. He also criticizes Kyle for “fat-shaming” a growing term for making fun of fat people for being fat. Cartman also sings the credits, probably because he “won.”
  • The dick drawings on Kyle’s face are faded at the end of the episode.
  • A few Redditors noticed that the episode’s closed captioning had an extra line during the Cartman frat house attack like “Jared needs assistance, send in the Chinese drivers.” This is most likely a cut line and would explain the two cars with Asian drivers that crash in front of the house right before Kyle gives his speech.

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • Social Justice Warriors sometimes act like bully frat jocks and make you “pledge” to their way of thinking. Also, their bullying can be worse than the “mistakes” of their targets (PC Principal physically attacking Cartman). They also can obsess on PC terminology over actual actions (PC Principal gets upset that Cartman says “capiche” and “spokesman” instead of getting upset that he’s threatened with blackmail).
  • Being bullied into agreeing with an “ethical” stance doesn’t make an individual actually agree with that stance and really hurts the individual (Kyle is forced to say Jenner is a hero). Many people will agree with a PC stance only because they want to avoid trouble or in order to fit in (the South Park men/Kyle and Randy joining the PC frat to party).
  • The episode doesn’t take a stance on if Caitlyn Jenner is “stunning”, “brave”, or a “hero.” It only presents that there should be nothing wrong for individuals (like Kyle) to not identify Jenner (or any media darling) to be a hero to themselves. Similarly, it presents that individuals (like Cartman) can identify a notorious figure (Tom Brady) as a hero to themselves, but it may have disastrous consequences (the frat house attack) or unethical advantages (Cartman doesn’t get detention). Essentially, we as individuals should be able to pick our own heroes, good or bad, not the media or the PC crowd. However the episode also suggests that Jenner may not be a good person overall partly because of how Jenner was while on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
  • Being offensive for the purpose of being offensive can be a pointless objective (South Park parodies itself with the un-PC attack on the frat house).
  • You can joke about a controversial un-PC topic while also being on the “progressive” side of that topic (have your cake and eat it too). Also making jokes about a controversial topic raises the awareness of that topic (a “positive” outcome), but does that make up for the joke itself (a “negative” method)? And the people who tend to benefit the most from these controversies are Cartman (no detention), Tom Brady (no suspension), Caitlyn Jenner (attention/praise), and South Park themselves (attention and sometimes praise).

Did I miss anything? Comment/reblog/message me and I’ll update the post!

Comics Portal Hiveworks announces 12 million users in January

Comics Portal Hiveworks announces 12 million users in January

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According to a news blast they just sent out, Hiveworks, a digital comics portal, had 12,000,000 users in January—last year it had a total of 65,000,000, so it’s on track for a lot of growth. But what kind of growth? According to their about page, “Hiveworks is a creator owned publisher and studio that helps webcomic and online media creators turn their creative endeavors into sustainable…

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Trey Parker Will Voice the Villain in Despicable Me 3

Via Entertainment Weekly:

Balthazar Bratt is a former child star, “driven to supervillainy as a result of the abrupt cancelation of his TV series when he hit puberty,” explained Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri. Now he seeks revenge against all who mocked him via world domination. Bratt wears a purple-ish outfit with shoulder pads and umbrella pants, reflecting that he is “a character clearly stuck in the ’80s.” Voicing Balthazar Bratt is Trey Parker, the South Park co-creator and voice of Cartman.

Although Parker has been voicing popular characters for going on 20 years now, his role in Despicable Me 3 is something of a coup for Illumination. Said Meledandri, “This is the very first time he had ever been directed by anyone else but himself.”

Comics Alert: Ronald Wimberly on New Orleans and Gentrification

Comics Alert: Ronald Wimberly on New Orleans and Gentrification

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Ronald Wimberly has a new two page comic in this week’s The New Yorker recounting a trip to New Orleans ten years after Katrina and discovered a world of gentrification and AirBnB. The clever folks at Condé Nast have made it just a wee bit too small to red online, so you’ll have to go buy the magazine, but if you do maybe they’ll put in more journalistic comics? Tell ’em The Beat sent you. We can…

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Fan Theories for the Leslie/PC Principal Conspiracy

Update: After “Sponsored Content,” we now know that Leslie is a sentient advertisment (robot?, mind control?) and once appeared in a State Farm ad with PC Principal. However PCP is shocked and confused when he sees this ad.

Update 2: After “Truth and Advertising,” we now know that Leslie can manipulate electronics, has super-human strength, and is intentionally working on the side of “the advertisments.” PC Principal is said to be working against her.

I saw a lot of people on South Park’s subreddit, Tumblr, and other sites discussing theories for the Leslie and PC Principal conspiracy. Let’s have some fun and turn South Park into a game of crazy LOST-style speculation. Here’s some things fans have come up with:

  • PC Principal is using Political Correctness as a guise to take over South Park as a dictatorship.
  • Leslie somehow created PCP (robot, mind control, Dr. Mephesto, etc..) and has him yell at her to remove suspicion of her involvement in the conspiracy.
  • PCP dated/dates Leslie’s mother.
  • PCP is Leslie’s father or older brother.
  • PCP is Leslie’s MOTHER, which would tie into the Caitlyn Jenner transgender episode.
  • PCP used to not be PC and Leslie has information from his past which will ruin him.
  • PCP is Leslie’s father and one time attacked her over a microaggresssion, so he keeps her quiet by yelling at her.
  • PCP is working with Leslie and used his laser pointer to set up Barbrady to shoot the Latino boy, which caused the police to stop doing their jobs.
  • PCP dated Leslie which is obviously NOT PC, so he yells at her to keep her quiet.
  • PCP yells at Leslie to shut up because he’s paranoid she’ll leak whatever plan he has.
  • PCP, Mayor McDaniels, Officer Barbrady, and Leslie are all connected through a family relationship. (HT: Anonymous)
  • Officer Barbrady shot Leslie and she came back/was revived as an ad (HT: Anonymous)
  • Leslie is a malware ad as she attacked Jimmy and asked Kyle for his SSN. (HT: Anonymous)
  • PCP is an ad, but an ad for adblocker software. (HT: Anonymous)
  • Ads became sentient and as revenge for being blocked by ad blocker software, they promoted PC culture to block people’s thoughts (safe spaces, etc.) (HT: Anonymous)
  • Crab People. “PC” backwards is “CP.”
  • Crab people originally tried to conquer the world by making everyone metrosexual, but now they are trying again by making everyone PC.
  • It will lead to nothing, we will get a Terrance and Phillip episode. ;)

Have a different theory? Comment/reblog/message me and I’ll update the post!

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone went on IGN’s Podcast Unlocked to Discuss South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Check it out here.

Here are a few things they discuss:

  • Where the game’s name comes from
  • How long they’ve been working on it
  • How it will differ from Stick of Truth
  • How it will rip on superheroes
  • That they’d like to work on a Book of Mormon movie at some point
  • How much longer they think they’ll continue doing South Park
  • What games they’re playing right now

“Where My Country Gone?” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “Where My Country Gone?” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “Buckle Up, Buckaroo!”
  • “Hey who can tell me why Rome fell to shit?”
  • “My name is Mr. Stykrdknmibalz.”
  • “ABCDEF GUY HIJKLMNO BUDDY QRSTU FWIEND WX AY! And *farts*” - “These are Canadian ABCs Susie likes hairy balls, Whaddaya think of these?”
  • “Is he seriously? Is he seriously giving a speech right now? Is he seriously giving a speech right now?”
  • “Mr. Garrison, you believe the immigration problem is easy to solve?” - “Yes, fuck them all to death. Let’s make this country great again!”- “And when you say “Fuck them all to death,” what are you actually suggesting be done?” - “I’m suggesting we round them all up, pull down their pants, and fuck them until their spirits leave their bodies!”
  • “This is a wall. Sorry, buddy, nobody allowed in.” - “Look, there’s just some really cool shit back here and we don’t feel like sharing it.”
  • “The one in the white shoes isn’t that ugly.” - “Okay, go fuck the one in the white shoes.”
  • “Have you given her the ol’ Hot Cosby yet?”
  • “USA USA USA!” *barrel breaks* “USA US-! Aww, he’s dead.”
  • “Is that it, you’ve got maple fever?!”
  • “If it’s okay with you, well I’d like to try a nice Slow Cosby instead.” - “In Canada, we call a ‘slow Cosby’, love.”
  • “I came here to find out where my country gone?!” - “Where your country gone? Where my country gone?!”
  • “Hey, did you hear the news, Buddy? The Canadian President has been fucked to death!” - “Yes! Yes!”
  • “Ah, I shoulda’ done the Hot Cosby.”

References/Info

  • References to past episodes: Kyle’s speech on Caitlyn Jenner, Randy being PC, PC Principal, and Hot Cosby.
  • Kyle at the White House; Last week, an Arab ninth grader brought a “homemade” alarm clock to school, which went off in class and was mistaken for a bomb, which caused him to be arrested. This led to a social media uproar and an invitation to the White House by President Barack Obama.
  • Earlier this year, Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a car crash which killed a female driver of similar age (69). Prosecutors are determining if Jenner will be charged with manslaughter and current reports says she won’t be charged. Additionally, some people think the media has been giving her lighter coverage of this event and focusing on the story of her “coming out” instead.
  • The Canadians at the bar ask for a “moosehead” which is a reference to Moosehead Brewery, Canada’s oldest independent brewery. The Canadian kids in class play Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good” (sorry Buddy, don’t know if it has anything to do with Canada). They face East just as Jews and Muslims in America face East to pray towards their religions’ respective holy sites.
  • Kyle gets called out for making “black and white” preachy speeches at the end of many episodes of South Park. Cartman references Genesis 34 which is about a rape of a woman which led to one tribe agreeing to intermarry with the other as a trick in order to get revenge for the rape and wipe out the other tribe.
  • Mr. Garrison sings a country song that reflects leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign messaging which has a lot to do with his dislike of Mexicans sneaking into the U.S. Mr. Garrison even says “and make our country great again,” which is Trump’s key campaign slogan. Other Trump references: wearing a hat with a slogan, saying immigrants are rapists, calling out females for having vaginas/menstruating (happened at a debate), and of course the Canadian President overall.
  • The last of the Canadian kids teaching Canadian history are wearing battle armor as seen in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, hinting that it’s part of official Canadian history in the South Park universe.
  • The kids think Lion King II: Simba’s Pride is the origin of the forbidden love story, not Romeo and Juliet. This is even further referenced in the Butters and Charlotte love scene.
  • Mr. Garrison wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Canada like Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Mr. Garrison’s entourage approaches the Canadian wall like the gangs in Mad Max: Fury Road. The Canadian guy on the wall is a reference to a famous scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where French soldiers protect a wall/castle.
  • The Canadian girl is said to look like singer Alanis Morissette (originally from Canada). Cartman says nobody will care 40 years from now if Butters is caught “Hot Cosbying” Charlotte, which is ironic because Bill Cosby is currently facing lawsuits as a result of sex crimes he is accused of committing from up to 50 years ago. Niagra Falls is at a U.S./Canadian border and a few people have attempted to go down the falls in a barrel with many dying in their attempt.
  • Mr. Garrison arrives in a city which resembles Toronto, Canada and “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats (a Canadian band) plays.
  • The Canadian exodus due to a terrible leader (besides being a Trump prophecy) also has a parallel to the Syrian refugee crisis where 50% of Syrians have fled their own country due to a bad leader (and also rebel groups). Many have fled to Europe and the European countries/locals are upset about the new illegal immigrants. Hungary has even built a four meter high and 110-mile long fence in an effort to keep them out. (HT: Anonymous).
  • Mr. Garrison uses a “popper,” a sex drug, while fucking the Canadian President to death. Poppers are more widely used in the gay male population than other groups as it relaxes the ass/sphincter muscles (HT: Anonymous).
  • Don’t think I need to point out the Cosby references anymore.
  • From the episode’s live tweet: “During production, the title of this episode changed 3 times: "Stupid Illegal Immigrants”, “Press 1 For American” & “Where My Country Gone?”“

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • Donald Trump is the leading Republican Presidential candidate because he has a populist appeal that relies on speaking his mind like the "common man” and being funny, but he doesn’t understand politics or policy and is also an asshole. Americans like Trump for these populist and humorous reasons, but if they don’t do something soon, then he could become their president and ruin everything.
  • Kyle’s speeches are sometimes preachy and lame as many endings of South Park are as well (a meta-jab at South Park itself). It’s also ironic in the continuity in that last episode everybody wanted him to make a speech, but this episode nobody wants to listen to him.

Did I miss anything? Comment/reblog/message me and I’ll update the post!

“Naughty Ninjas” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “Naughty Ninjas” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “No, please, not my sunglasses.”
  • “Hey Mitch, you wanna go down and arrest some homeless people but not be able to beat up any minorities? No Thank you.”
  • “Wow, the fellas were right, people are really freaked out by ninjas.”
  • “We’ve only had a Whole Foods for a month, and we already no longer need cops.”

This post will be updated with more Quotes/Jokes tomorrow!

References/Info

  • Season continuity: South Park is still PC, Butters is in a brace, more Leslie abuse, SoDoSoPa, ShiTpaTown, & Whole Foods continue, and Tweek & Craig “are” gay.
  • The issue of questioning police tactics and police “brutality” has risen in the U.S. since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in the summer of 2014, the media’s coverage of the shooting and increased coverage of other stories of “unjust” police violence, and the subsequent protests (Black Lives Matter) that have happened nationwide. In the summer of 2015, the New York Times reported that the 2015 homicide rate has increased in some major U.S. cities from 56-76 percent and that one theory for the increase is that police officers have become afraid to apprehend suspects because they don’t want to be recorded and have their identities be broadcasted publicly. Some have dubbed this the “Ferguson Effect” or the “YouTube Effect.” Other theories for the increase in the homicide rate are that young people have become more likely to settle their disputes with guns, police shifts have decreased due to budget constraints, people have become more afraid to call the police, the economy improved which has more people out in public, there are more guns on the streets, and/or that it’s just a statistical blip in a few cities.
  • ISIS uses social media and the Internet to recruit followers across the world (as happens with the boys).
  • The South Park cops being called into school over Leslie may be a reference to a widely spread news story from two weeks ago where police were called into a high school to remove a student from class and a police officer flipped the student out of her chair and dragged her across the classroom floor.
  • “Farm-to-table” is the idea of delivering food directly from a farm to the kitchen of a chef and the table of the consumer, so the food is at its freshest and is locally produced. It’s largely associated with hipsters and yuppies.
  • Easter egg: There’s a “Chicken Lover” news article on Officer Barbrady’s wall, a reference to the episode “Chickenlover” from season 2.
  • NWA’s song “Straight Outta Compton” plays during the protest montage and has the line, “I’m from the CPT” which refers to Compton in the song, but in South Park it’s jokingly referring to CtPaTown, now known as “Historic Shi Tpa Town”.
  • They mention that Barbrady has been around South Park for a very long time because he has been on the show since the very first episode.

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • Note: I found the overall message of the episode to be mixed, so pick whatever makes sense to you.
  • Post “Black Lives Matter,” people are now thinking more than ever that cops are out to beat on minorities and that they are trigger-happy looking to kill, but they really aren’t. They don’t actually sit around all day and wait for calls about minorities that they can harass, they didn’t “join the force” to beat minorities, and they don’t come into town with steamrollers to remove minorities from the streets. It’s satire via the exaggeration of what the anti-police protesters think what the police actually do. Cops have good intentions, but when your job involves the dirty work of carrying a gun and a mistake happens (Barbrady’s shooting), you will look really bad and possibly racist or brutal.
  • Alternatively (or at the same time), you could interpret that while there are good cops (Barbrady), there are also bad cops who are racist and use their authority to bully minorities and other citizens. As said in the episode, “See, used to be we could beat up minorities, and nobody cared.” The South Park cops removed the homeless people from the streets until it became considered “racist” to do so by the general public, but when the town becomes overrun, they are once again allowed to continue their racism and remove the homeless people. These cops are justifiably being called out by the public and the media for their racism and brutality.
  • Either way, now that people care about the police’s dirty work or alternatively racism, this has caused police officers to be less effective at their jobs which in South Park leads to homeless people everywhere and in the real world, an increased homicide rate (if the Ferguson Effect turns out to be true).
  • Anti-police protesters say they want to create a “dialogue” to change policing, but they have just become disrespectful to cops which is useless in creating effective change. To some, it’s more about the image of being anti-authority (NWA’s music) rather than solving the issue. Will giving random cops “the finger” actually change anything?
  • In times of need (terrorists in town/homeless people everywhere), the same people who disrespect the police, will inevitably turn to them to get the dirty work done, but if the job goes bad (Barbrady’s second shooting), then the police will be scapegoated yet again.
  • Progressive/PC people use the police to maintain their gentrified areas by kicking out homeless people, which is a pretty hypocritical thing to do for a group that wants to help the marginalized. It further reinforces the season’s theme of PC people hiding the “bad stuff”, but not actually fixing it.
  • If you took the religious factors out for someone wanting to join ISIS, joining ISIS would still appeal to certain young people as it allows them to look tough and be part of something bigger than themselves. This also shows why their social media recruiting tactics are reportedly so successful.
  • Ninjas are in fact, “gay”.

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“Members Only” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “Members Only” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “Ike, now make sure the little worm is in the woman’s mouth.

This post will be updated with more Quotes/Jokes tomorrow!

References/Info

  • President-elect Trump’s newly appointed chief strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus appear at the beginning of the episode talking about the President-elect’s “transition.” Trump is currently putting together a “transition team” for the Presidency while President-elect Garrison is “transitioning” further into being Donald Trump.
  • Tom’s Rhinoplasty has a photograph of David Hasselhoff which is a reference to South Park’s season one episode “Tom’s Rhinoplasty” in which Mr. Garrison gets a nose job which makes him look like exactly like Hasselhoff.
  • Mr. Garrison gets Trump’s hair put on his head like Darth Vader’s helmet is put on his head in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.” The song playing is a modified version of "Hail to the Chief” that is mashed up with Star Wars’ “The Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s theme).
  • Mr. Garrison starts making similar facial gestures and hand gestures as Donald Trump.
  • In September 2016, Elon Musk and SpaceX announced they plan on colonizing Mars in the next 40-100 years.
  • Many celebrities said they would move to Canada if Trump was elected President and singer Cher said she was going to move to Jupiter.
  • Ike was playing “Watch Dogs 2”.
  • The Member Berries say “Member the Cold War?” because it’s possible that the Cold War is actually starting again.
  • Elon Musk voiced himself (and possibly others) in the episode.
  • The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson is a supporter of Brexit and him warning Mr. Garrison not to eat the Member Berries is in reference to how the Brexit vote is causing problems in the UK like the Pound hitting a 31-year low against the U.S. dollar. Johnson saying, “I believe they’ve eaten the Member Berries” is referencing how America elected Trump.
  • At the White House, the Member Berries sing “Africa” by Toto.
  • Trey’s daughter did Ike’s voice.
  • Next week is a dark week (Happy Thanksgiving!). New episodes will return on November 30th.

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • Note: With this season’s serialized storytelling, it doesn’t really make sense to interpret a single moral from an episode, so instead I’ll point out a few satiric jabs.
  • Some people voted for Trump because of his anti-political correctness and as a rebellious vote against the PC media/culture. They were sick of everything they do being called racist (or a microaggression) and saw voting for Trump as a way to fight back in the culture wars. Overall, PC culture inadvertently helped the rise of Trump to the Presidency. [Mr. Garrison’s revenge speech to PC Principal.]
  • Trump wants all of the power of being the President, but none of the Presidential responsibility of being a diplomat and leader in dealing with problems across the world. [Mr. Garrison’s tour of the Pentagon]
  • The media makes it sound like women are finally finding success in comedy despite the historical successes of female comedians like Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. [Butters talking to Cartman and Heidi about women in comedy]
  • When you become President, your penis becomes really dry.

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“The City Part of Town” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “The City Part of Town” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “Hey, we are not bumpkins! Okay?! Kenny’s a bumpkin!” - “(Well fuck you, dude!)”
  • “Hello everyone, I’m Randy Marsh, and I’ve been PC for almost two weeks now.” “The truth is, there’s something we’re lacking as a community, and it’s time we all faced it. What this town needs… is a Whole Foods.”
  • “So you think you’ll keep all the existing structures?” - “I do. It’s part of what gives a revitalized area like this its charm that the hipsters like.”
  • “We’re gentrifying. It’s all good!”
  • “Stewart come on, your house sucks.”
  • “Yes, it’s where the Presidential candidate is from-Nonononono! Nononononono! Hold on! Hold on, hold on! SodoSoPa! SodoSoPa! We have a SodoSoPa and this town is completely different!”
  • “These finely appointed residences all feature state-of-the art finishes and balconies with views of historic Kenny’s house.”
  • Child Help Wanted.
  • “Some say I cannot survive in today’s world. But if there’s one asset that a Chinese man has, it’s the tactical use of chld labor. And together, child labor force, we are gong to bring a SodoSoPa to its knees.”
  • “Let’s go child labor force, let’s go!”
  • “Is there a reason why the children with disabilities and black child are front and center?” — “Oh no, that’s just where they always sit, Next to our beloved Craig there, who is a homosexual.“
  • The Villas at Kenny’s House.
  • “Oh, what do you know about living in the shitty part of town, Dennis?”
  • “And are the bullets made from reclaimed metals?”
  • “This is an all-new food and nightrife district. This… is CtPaTown. Where else but CtPaTown can you get all the (sh)ity hot spots and (sh)ity food that South Park is known for? In the mood for some local seafood? Red Robster has all the freshest from Colorado’s many oceans. Or if a handcrafted ale is more your thing, head on down to Skeeter’s Bar for local ales like a Coors or a Coors Rite. And then, of course, there’s City Wok, South Park historic Asian fusion randmark, featuring (sh)ity Chicken and (sh)ity Sour Soup. The state-of-the-art toilet is designed for men and women and is a great place for you to squeeze out all the (sh)ity food you’ve enjoyed. Now South Park has another neighborhood to mingle and rerax. CtPaTown. Welcome Home.”
  • “Fight, child labor force! Swing to the reft!”
  • “I’ve never seen a town put so much energy into displaying an exaggerated sense of social consciousness. Congratulations, you have your Whole Foods.”
  • “Are the Mexicans actually staying?” - “Shhh”

References/Info

  • Season continuity: Mr. Garrison gave the town a bad name with his election campaign, Randy (and South Park) is still PC, and Kyle isn’t allowed to make speeches.
  • Comedian Jimmy Fallon is known to “love everything” to an almost ungenuine level. South Park pokes fun at itself by having Fallon say, in South Park “rape is the word for clever.” This implies that the previous episodes’ Cosby rape jokes aren’t so clever after all.
  • There is massive irony in Cartman having a problem with when “jokes are at the expense of actual people.” Another meta-South Park jab.
  • SoDoSoPa = South of Downtown South Park. This parodies the trendy names of redeveloped sections of cities across the U.S. that often used to be “shitty” areas. One of the original ones is SoHo in NYC which stands for “South of Houston Street.” An area being called “South” of “Downtown” is somewhat redundant as being downtown typically implies you’re already South. Good real life example: LoDo, Denver.
  • Gentrification is the redeveloping of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by wealthier people, which improves property values but also can displace low-income families and small businesses.
  • Whole Foods is a symbol of a “modern” grocery store and is known to be frequented by hipsters and pretentious shoppers.
  • Mr. Kim (the City Wok guy) wonders if he “outstayed [his] welcome” because he is largely an Asian stereotype and originated on South Park in the 1990s. This may also be a meta-commentary on South Park itself, questioning if its crude humor and offensiveness no longer fits in with modern times. (HT: fearher)
  • China is still known to use child labor and some Chinese immigrants in the U.S. have their kids work in their stores.
  • Mr. Slave is dressed “normally” for the Whole Foods inspector. For him to be PC, he can’t wear the leather that he likes to wear.
  • The Whole Foods inspector walks around like a Nazi/Gestapo agent examining everything. (HT: YH)
  • Timmy, Jimmy, and Token are in fact put in the front of the class for the Whole Foods inspector to see.
  • CtPaTown = Shitty Part of Town = City Wok Part of Town. The same SoDoSoPa-style commercial that uses attractive young people and a hip look, is also used to make Red Lobster, Skeeter’s Bar, and City Wok look great.
  • The Whole Foods commercial has confused Asian and Hispanics walking through, likely because they were hired to be in the commercial or they don’t understand the pretentiousness of the white characters.
  • Colorado doesn’t have any oceans, check a map (the CtPaTown commercial).

This post will be updated with more Quotes/Jokes tomorrow!

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • The media is okay with making fun of people who aren’t “progressive” (Jimmy Fallon’s monologue on South Park). People have a hard time accepting themselves as the butt of a joke even when the joke is true (the South Park residents’ reactions to the monologue).
  • “Progressives” look for a way to criticize anything they don’t like which causes the “bad stuff” to be hidden away, but not be fixed (the Mayor manipulating the town’s image for the Whole Foods inspector). This can also apply to the season’s PC story arc because as people seek to censor the use of certain words and the discussion of certain topics, they only create a fake appearance while the "bad stuff” still exists. (HT: fearher)
  • The “trendy” shopping areas popping up across the U.S. are near carbon copies of each other and use similar naming styles, advertising techniques, and designs which appeal to pretentious consumers (SoDoSoPa).
  • The gentrification of these areas is all about image (presenting yourself as being socially conscientious), not improving the welfare of its actual residents. The poor people who live near them can’t afford the things built around them (Kenny’s family).
  • If you make one part of a town great, then another part will become “the shitty part of town” and will be left behind (City Wok). At the same time, a new trendy place can open (Whole Foods) and the new great area can easily turn back to being the shitty place (the ending of the episode).
  • Whole Foods and similar companies somehow represent “progress” when in the end they are just a grocery store, same place you always bought your milk and bread.

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