South Park

Season 15 Episode 12

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 02, 2011 on Comedy Central
9.1
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The kids at South Park Elementary are being punished for Cartman's failings in the physical education department. What will Cartman do when they all gang up on him?

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  • Cartman has some serious Psychological issues

    10
    As a psychologist I'd love to play "Let's diagnose Cartman" but that's another subject all together and this episode is one such episode where you ask "What is wrong with Cartman !?"(Sorry this stupid site won't let me type that in all caps)

    South Park also FINALLY took on Occupy and it was...HILAROUS and as usual dead on about the subject.

    South Park should be buired in a time capsule. In 4000 years when our society needs to be studied South Park will be the window we need.

    But I digress, Great story, great satire and Cartman is Nucking Futs!



    Have a good week peeps.moreless
  • RIP Clyde Frog :'(

    10
    "1%"

    Grade: A*

    Well, here it is. Another milestone episode for South Park, in which Cartman has to the reality of growing up. After being announced as the worst performing physically educated student in South Park Elementary, Cartman thinks everyone is going after him, including his beloved childhood stuffed animals and favourite toy, Clyde Frog, in a seemingly shocking twist of showing the audience a new, dark and twisted side of Cartman, as well as the integrity of his own ego.

    With the subplot parodying the Occupy Wall Street movement, being from England, I didn't really get most of the jokes, although I found it funny when the fifth graders started to butt-in with the four graders in terms of fighting over the 83% and 1% market. It starts off funny with Cartman being accused of letting everyone down and being part of the 1%, when no-one else doesn't want to be part of it, but it wasn't as good as the Cartman plot in my opinion, with the best joke being the "Occupied" bathroom for me. Not saying it wasn't good, but maybe after a few reruns, I'll get it more.

    When Cartman's toys start getting killed off, such as his beloved Clyde Flog (and even hosting a special funeral for him), as well as Peter Panda being burned alive and saying goodbye in Cartman's mind, somehow managed to make me sad. I guess it's because we remember these toys from Season 1, and it's strange to see how the show has changed over the last 15 years.

    With the big finale of Cartman trying to keep the other toys alive in Token's house, failing to save Muscle Man and Rumpertumskin, in a clever twist, it is revealed that Cartman is actually behind everything, with Polly Prissypants being used as the last toy alive to trick himself into killing the toys so that he can grow up without feeling bad about himself. In a slightly tearjerking moment, Polly Prissypants says her final goodbyes to Cartman, as Cartman blows her away with the magnum and ends up bursting into tears. The boys and Token's parents have been watching the whole event too, and are seemingly shocked and devastated by what has happened too.

    Overall, I'm amazed that South Park can still be quite haunting and manage to make me feel emotional about Cartman and his toys. It's hard to feel sympathy for a character who is usually a jerk, but this time, I actually felt something about him. I enjoyed it alot and it was great closure, although seeing Clyde Frog dead was quite hearbreaking somehow. Keep the dark tone and comedy up, Trey and Matt. You still have some creativity in there!moreless
  • As perfect as an episode can be!

    10
    I dont believe in perfect episodes, and that view hasn't changed. But to me, this episode was as good an episode of south park as I can imagine there ever being.

    It hit all the right spots for me: Interesting story, great interaction between the south park kids, plenty of cartman and plenty of Butters.

    This season had a rocky start in my mind, with some hit and miss moments. But this was south park at its best.moreless
  • perfect

    10
    what i liked- the beginning with the guy in front of the school, the guy saying the word "retarded" in front of jimmy later on, the ending to the episode, the "Occupy Bathroom" line, the culprit being one of cartman's stuffed animals, cartman thinking it was kyle, Cartman wanting to stay with Token because he is black, amongst other things.

    great episode. had some humor and a dark-ish plot (Darker then usual). i certainly did not see the twist coming and i loved it. loved pretty much everything about this. A+moreless
  • Brilliant !! Simply Brilliant!!

    9.5
    There are other reviews and most people who come here have already seen the episode so I do not want to waste time 'reviewing" what you have already seen or read about in other reviews. What I want to say is how brilliant I thought was the ending of this episode. I was only mildly amused that South Park didn't directly make fun of or take a political stance on "Occupy Wall Street". (now before you say they do not take political stands..it is fairly obvious from watching previous episodes they DO take a sort ofLibertarian and fairly rightConservative view on most matters and they have done many political topics and episodes. The episode about 9/11 is a great example about how the show took both sides of 9.11 (the Red States and the blue States) and expressed both opinions. In This episode..they really used "occupy Wall Street" as a catalyst for what happens. So really this is not an occupy Wall Street episode--it is an episode about Cartman. And Cartman "must grow up"..It is the way in which he learns to grow up, and gibve up his stuffed toys (sad), and the point of the episode that is so brilliant. Bravo. Rip Clyde Frog LOL..moreless
Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold 'Butters' Stotch; Gerald Broflovski

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Various Other Females

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Randy Marsh; Mr. Garrison

Fred Leland

Fred Leland

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Adrien Beard

Adrien Beard

Voice of Token

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