South Park

Butt Out

Season 7, Ep 13, Aired 12/3/03
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  • Episode Description
  • After seeing an auditorium presentation on the dangers of smoking (and in some ways, not smoking), the boys light up behind the school and are soon caught in the middle of Rob Reiner's Anti-Tobacco campaign.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Rob Reiner Character is my Favorite Left Wing Nutjob Stereotype!

    By jimjoki5, Mar 11, 2013

  • A ridiculous attempt to defend smoking??

    By alanr4447, Jun 11, 2007

  • Another effort by Matt and Trey to preach to anyone who watches Comedy Central!

    By dd_unlimited, Jun 06, 2008

  • This was the first episode of south park I saw.

    By NASCARfan24485, Aug 24, 2007

  • Another great lesson by Matt & Trey about tolerance!

    By toonaspie, Feb 24, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Rob Reiner: I'm Rob Reiner! You've just been Reiner'd!

    • Cartman: I thought you guys were my friends, but I guess I was wrong! Kyle: Yea dude, you were totally wrong.

    • Cartman: Oh! I get it Kyle, that's your Serbian Jew double-bluff!

    • Rob Reiner: What kind of backward hick state is this!?!

    • Rob Reiner: We're gonna use these children to bring the companies down!

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    Notes (3)

    • First time the fact that Stan, Kyle and Kenny really aren't Cartman's friends is revealed to his face, although Eric doesn't really notice.

    • In it's original airing, the episode ended right when Cartman groans in agony of being grounded. In later showings, there's a new scene where Stan asks Kyle if they've learned anything, and Kyle storms off.

    • This episodes alludes to the South Park movie many, many times. For instance, the entire principal's office scene is almost a remake of the office scene in the movie, right down to Cartman acting freaked out so he can get out of being grounded at the end. The rest is also similar, a fat, obnoxious, bullying individual stands up aganist the so-called "enemy" (in this case it's Rob Reiner), which in turn, the enemy is a peaceful one until it has been threatened. (Big Tobacco here) The boys are shoved through all of this, and their lives are almost done away with. (only Cartman's in this episode) Another allusion is the fact that the boys are trying to dodge from getting grounded for three weeks, just like in SP:BLU. Kyle even realizes all of this, claiming that this is all going to become one gigantic mess and they should abort it ASAP. Unfortunely, Cartman leads them to tell the moral and follow the formula, and just like in the movie, there's an ultra-happy ending with pretty much everyone, both sides.

    Trivia (6)

    • During the scene in which Cartman runs out of the recording studio there is a small red dot on the lower right hand corner of the screen.

    • Help me out with this one… When the kids have to make a decision between being grounded for three weeks or getting help from the tobacco companies, which would make everyone, come up with torches, why would they choose the second one? Because after they chose that, they were still grounded… It's like either be grounded or do all that work and still be grounded. Response: The kids didn't really KNOW that they would get grounded at the time! They were just PREDICTING that that would happen; no one knew for SURE. And besides, they're kids, and kids (usually) don't think too much about consequences.

    • From previous episodes it has been shown that Kenny isn't afraid to try anything from gasoline to alien drugs. It's a wonder why he never tried a cigarette before.

    • Shadows are shown where the boys are smoking. They are on the south side of the school, judging by the shadows.

    • Why are the firefighters the size of gnomes? The perspective doesn't change any, but the firefighters look smaller than the students.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Yul Brynner: Cartman's commercial was a spoof of one starring Yul Brynner, who died from lung cancer.

    • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: The depiction of the workers in the cigarette factory is a reference to the Oompa Loompa's in "Charlie/Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

    • Animals: Cartman: You guys, Kenny's eating his own hand! This is an allusion to how trapped animals will gnaw at their trapped limbs to escape a truly desperate situation.

    • Punk'd: Rob Reiner: I'm Rob Reiner, and you've just been Reiner'd! This line refers to the 2003 reality TV show "Punk'd," hosted by actor Ashton Kutcher. In it, they would play a prank on a celebrity, and then at the end, Ashton Kutcher would say to the celebrity "I'm Ashton Kutcher, and you've just been punk'd!"

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