Weight Gain 4000

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  • 5.5

    Boring for most of the parts, but a few parts were funny

    By fsaenz0125, Apr 09, 2012

    Cartman wins a national environmental essay contest by plagiarizing Thoreau's Walden. The prize is getting on live TV with Kathy Lee Gifford, who visits South Park. This causes Mr. Garrison to relive a traumatic childhood memory when young Kathy Lee beat him in a talent show. Mr. Hat convinces Mr. Garrison that he must kill her. Meanwhile, Cartman decides to take Weight Gain 4000 so that he can "bulk up" for his big appearance. He becomes so fat that when he is accepting the award from Kathy Lee, the stage collapses at the same moment Mr. Garrison fires at her, hitting Kenny instead. Cartman gets to be on Geraldo, Mr. Hat is committed to a mental hospital, and Chef gives Kathy Lee some sweet lovin'.I thought this was a mediocre episode. Sorry, this episode was just boring and didn't made me laugh very much I laughed a few times her like. Cartman hating rainbows, Chef's part, some of the performance, the commercial, the play when the kids were beating up, :Godd***, that's a fat***, Chef singing about Kathie Lee, and a couple more. Overall, a mediocre episode of South Park. 5.5/10moreless

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  • 7.0

    Weight Gain 4000

    By AJLane-TCP, Apr 02, 2012

    The Good:

    -Cartman's determination of the difference between a rainforest and a Pop Tart? Pop Tarts have frosting.

    -For some reason, as the town prepares for the arrival of Kathy Lee Gifford, the Mayor insists that the cows be castrated.

    -Officer Barbrady has no idea where Mr. Garrison might be, even though the phrase "book depository" echoes through his head several times.

    -Mr. Garrison decides which gun he likes best by quoting "Taxi Driver" while holding them.

    The Bad:

    -It's often amusing when television shows attack celebrities, but there aren't enough digs taken at Kathy Lee Gifford. If the writers want to have an episode surrounding a famous person, it would be great to see them really push the envelope in the future.moreless

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  • 9.0

    superb

    By futuramarama, Jan 15, 2011

    Cartman wins an essay and Kathy Lee Gifford comes to South Park to talk to him about it. Everyone is thrilled, except for Mr. Garrison, who holds a grudge against Kathy Lee for beating him in a talent show many years ago. Mr. Hat tells him to kill her. Will he? Or will he be stopped by the police?



    Decent episode. Got somewhat boring in parts but overall it was pretty good for the most part. My final grade for this episode is another B. Not horrible but not overly fantastic either, I do not think anyway. Pretty good episodemoreless

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  • 8.0

    Weight gain 4000...SPOILERS

    By masterhal3000, May 20, 2009

    This is a geat episode but it doesn't have as many laughs as the previous episode 'volcano'. It starts off with cartman coming first in an essay competition, even though his essay is completely fake and this is just Cartman scheming. As Kathy Lee comes to south park MR. Garrisson has flashbacks of when Kathy Lee beat him in a talent show when they were kids. MR. Hat tells MR. Garrisson to assasinate Kathy Lee.... but will he? Meanwhile Cartman tries to 'bulk up' for his big appearance by using 'weight gain 4000' hence the title of the episode. This is a good episode with a great ending.moreless

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  • 9.3

    Weight Gain.. I mean Warning: Coiintains Spoilers

    By joeyissoweird, Mar 23, 2008

    One of South Park's first episode making fun of a celebrity has to be a not very known celebrity. I thought the creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone just chose any random celebrity to make fun of because.. Come on. Who knows who Kathy Lee Gifford is? Anyways, this episode was pretty entertaining and it was fun to watch. I've noticed that Stan didn't throw up at all while talking to Wendy and even in front of her face saying that Kyle's mom was making them Tuna Fish Sandwiches. The humor in this episode was still not very good, but it is the beginning of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's career in this episode.



    After Cartman wins an essay that he cheated on, Kathy Lee Gifford gets to come to South Park. Everyone is all psyched, except for Mr. Garrison who holds a grudge for her after she won a talent show contest that Mr. Garrison was in. Now, Mr. Hat tries to convince him to kill Kathy Lee Gifford, so he tries.



    This episode was okay, but it wasn't the best of the best. It's still a good addition to the first season of South Park.moreless

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  • 8.8

    Great episode.

    By ozai890, Jan 19, 2008

    This episode was about Eric Cartman. Kathy Lee Gifford comes to South Park to congratulate Cartman. Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison has evil plans for Kathy Lee Gifford. He buys a gun, and plans to shoot her. Luckily, Kyle and Wendy stop Mr. Garrison from shooting Kathy Lee Gifford. Eric Cartman was trying to bulk up to impress Kathy Lee Gifford. He gained like 1,000 pounds and kept saying that that he had muscles, not fat. He was like 2,000 pounds, and Eric Cartman wrote a story about dolphins. This episode was very weird. Overall, I thought it was okay, I give this episode a 8.8.moreless

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  • 8.0

    Very Enjoyable!

    By nineone14peace, Nov 13, 2007

    I placed this in the "Character Development" catagory because we get more of a glimpse into Cartman and what makes him tick. Plus we get to hear some of what has become his trademark whining. In this episode Cartman wins a nationwide writing contest (with an essay which he didn't write - it was actually "Walden" by Henry David Thereau) and as a result Kathy Lee Gifford comes to visit South Park and present Cartman with an award in a televised event. Cartman decides he wants to look good for the event and so buys the product "Weight Gain 4000" after seeing an ad for it on the TV. As a sub plot, Mr. Garrison is out for revenge on Kathy Lee for spoiling his chances at winning a talent show when he was younger. As you can probably tell (if you haven't seen it), fun ensues. Great episode with plenty of classic South Park moments... loved it!moreless

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  • 9.0

    Weight Gain 4000

    By djjoe60, Oct 13, 2007

    So when you decide to watch the third episode you will then see that is is not just the first two that are silly and out of this world with excellence. This Weight Gain 4000 episode is based loosely around Cartman and an advert that is so strange and silly that it makes you giggle. Cartman is so dumb.

    When watching the TV Eric Cartman sees an advert about Weight Gain 4000. Eric thinks that because he will get an award very soon he will have to slim down so he buys this Weight Gain 4000 thinkin` it means to slim you down and he ends up as fat as a tub o` lard!

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  • 8.6

    A interesting episode that shows Mr. Garrison's past life.

    By Skyancez, Oct 06, 2007

    This episode, shows how much Trey & Matt are genius. They improved this episode allot since the past "mediocre" episodes.



    The humor is excellant, this episode will give you laughts at every attend they try to make a joke.



    Also, the plot is interesting. Mr. Garrison tries to get revenge a Kathy Lee, who ruined his chance of being a star. This showed us a bit from Mr. Garrison's past.



    The animation is amazing, they really improved it. For this episode, the animation is the biggest sucess for South Park.



    The reason I gave it a 8.6. Its because, I think it needed to show more Stan and Wendy's relationship, they seem to ignore each other and are just trying to stop Garrison from un-leashing that shot.moreless

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