South Park


Season 6, Ep 2, Aired 3/13/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When the boys travel to Aspen and hit the slopes for the first time, Stan has a run in with one of the locals and is challenged to a race. The grand vacation begins when the boy's parents are offered a free ski trip to Aspen, but of course, there's a catch: they have to attend one meeting about time-share opportunities. Meanwhile on the slopes, Stan has a run in with one of the locals and is challenged to race the best skier on the mountainmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Trey Parker

    Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Herbert Garrison; Officer Barbrady; Terrance; Timmy; Ned Gerblanski; Satan; Randy Ma

  • Matt Stone

    Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Gerald Broflovski; Pip Pirrup; Jesus; Jimbo Kearn; Phillip; Saddam; Various Others

  • Isaac Hayes

    Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

  • Eliza Schneider

    Voice of Mayor McDaniels; Liane Cartman; Mrs. McKormick; Wendy Testaburger; Shelly Marsh; Sharon Marsh; Various Others

  • Mona Marshall

    Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

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  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 03, 2011

  • some episode this is

    By dragondude4, Sep 20, 2009

  • This episode inspired the site where you can buy a square inch of real south park for 99 cents.

    By Kennnnny, Sep 12, 2009

  • Best episode of season 6.

    By omgtkkyb1992, Jan 10, 2008

  • the boys go to aspen , colorado

    By heylin_prince, Jan 03, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Kyle: Well, what do we do do now? Butters: Let's dance! (Butters starts dancing around) Cartman: Butters, I hate you with every inch of my body.

    • (Ike crashes through building) Thumper: Okay you see what he did? He french fried when he should have pizza'd. You french fry when you pizza you're gonna have a bad time.

    • Thumper: (to Butters) Hey little dude you got some crap right here. (points to face) Butters: That's my face, sir.

    • Singer: The hours approaching, just give it your best You got to reach your prime. That’s when you need to put yourself to the test, And show us a passage of time, Were going to need a montage (montage) Oh it takes a montage (montage) Show a lot of things happening at once, Remind everyone what’s going on (what’s going on?) And with every shot you show a little improvement Just show it or it will take too long that’s called a montage (montage) Oh we want a montage (montage) And anybody who wants to go, From just a beginner to a pro, You want a montage (montage) Even Rocky had a montage (montage) (Montage…montage) Anybody who wants to go, From just a beginner to a pro, You need a montage (montage) Oh it takes a montage (montage) Always fade out in a montage, If you fade out, it seem like more time Has passed in a montage, Montage

    • Tad: This is a song I wrote about Stan Marsh. (singing) Stan... Darsh... Stan. Darsh. Darshy Darsh. Stan Darsh. Stan Darsh, Stan Darsh. Stan Darsh Darsh. Stan Darsh...

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    Notes (5)

    • After the second ski race a version of the Simple Minds' song "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is played.

    • John Hansen, future voice of Mr. Slave, is the one who sings "Take On Me" by A-ha in the end credits.

    • The song "Montage" was later reused in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's movie, "Team America: World Police."

    • The wise old man from "Butters' Very Own Episode" appears in this episode.

    • Some of the teen ski movies that were alluded to in this episode include "Aspen Extreme", "Hot Dog: the Movie" and others. IMHO, the best movie of this bunch is "Better Off Dead…".

    Trivia (7)

    • In the scene where Cartman is talking about giving Butters a Hitler, pay attention to the chair that Kyle is sitting on. For a second, one of the chair's posts is replaced with a tall skinny alien (that looks like the aliens from the first episode). Specifically, this happens at 2 minutes and 40 seconds into the episode.

    • When Chris says "Oh alright!" to the persistent salesmen, Trey Parker accidentally uses Mr. Garrison's voice when he says that.

    • Cartman's mom isn't shown at all in the episode even though Cartman goes to Aspen.

    • Why did the teens cheer Tad when he approached to the stage of the center? The 'geeky but hot chick' said that everyone hates him, because his father wanted to destroy the center.

    • Where is Stan's sister during the episode? Why wouldn't she be included in the family vacation?

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    Allusions (8)

    • Bambi:
      While the boys are on the Bunny hill, their ski instructor's name was Thumper, which was the name of the bunny from the Disney animated feature Bambi.

    • Montages: When Stan trains for the second ski race, a movie technique called "montage" is used. Usually backed by highly energetic music, featuring little or no dialogue, a montage shows the progression of a character from novice to pro, in short sequences. This has been used in many movies and TV series, especially in the 80s. Examples that are spoofed here are Karate Kid (I and II) and the Rocky movies. Check out the lyrics to this montage's song in the "Quotes" section of this episode - it quite literally mocks the whole concept of a montage.

    • For Dummies Books: When Stan is trying really hard to learn how to ski down K-13, him and the girl read a book called "Skiing for Dumba**es." That of course is a take-off of the book series called "_____ for Dummies."

    • Team America: World Police: The "training montage" song was also used in the 2004 film, Team America: World Police, which was created by South Park's creators, Matt Stone and Trek Parker.

    • Twin Peaks: When the parents are trying to leave the room to avoid the time-share guys, they can't avoid them was just like the final episode of Twin Peaks, where the main characters couldn't avoid the midget. They would go to a new room only to encounter the person (or people) they were avoiding.

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