South Park

Season 13 Episode 9

Butters' Bottom Bitch

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 2009 on Comedy Central
8.9
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Butters has never kissed a girl in his life. Finally fed up with the other boys teasing him, Butters is determined to catch up to the rest of them. Meanwhile, prostitution in South Park has gotten out of control and an overly dedicated cop wages war.

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  • After paying $5 for his first kiss, Butters senses a business opportunity and soon has a number of girls 'working the playgrounds' for him. Meanwhile, Sergeant Yates is determined to do anything to crack down on prostitution – ANYTHING. Well *I* liked it.moreless

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    This review contains spoilers.



    After reading most of the previous reviews which seemed to either think this was either a mediocre or downright terrible episode, I wasn't expecting much from this story when I came to watch it. How wrong could I be – I know others disagree, but personally I found it hilarious, and rank it as a lower-end classic.



    As much as I like those episodes, it's good to see a story where Butters doesn't have to be teamed with Cartman; he holds the story perfectly well on his own. It all starts off so innocently – starting a company for boys to pay $5 to kiss a girl (or $2 for a hug!). As with many great 'South Park' stories, it takes a simple (and naive) premise, and takes it to an extreme.



    The b-plot, which wraps up with the main story, is also hilarious – Sergeant Yates goes quite literally all out to crack down on prostitution in South Park (BTW, I didn't realise Sergeant Yates was his name until I looked it up on Wikipedia just now). In recent seasons, I wonder what's happened to Officer Barbrady – a regular of earlier seasons, he's hardly ever seen nowadays. But it didn't matter, as I found Yates posing with a prostitute – complete with moustache – who insists on completely 'going through the motions' before arresting clients really funny. It's pretty much a one-joke plot, but instead of finding it repetitive, I personally found it laugh-out-loud amusing, and with some good voice acting to boot.



    In the end, after witnessing 'true love' (Yates and his pimp), Butters realises he can't sell kisses anymore. I felt it wrapped up the story really nicely, without having to go for the forced 'closing morals' of earlier seasons.



    I know many will disagree, but personally I found this to be an excellent episode. While I didn't dislike last week's 'Dead Celebrities', I enjoyed this one infinitely more. And a good test of how good it is – I think I will be able to watch this one over and over again. If the rest of the season keeps up this kind of quality, I'll be very happy.moreless
  • What the...

    6.5
    Theres never anything wrong with a 'Butters' episode in principle, however this one was well a little too odd.



    I didn't dislike this episode, but even having seen it twice now, I still dont exactly get it. Episodes like this are why I think animated shows and American comedies in general should run for a extra 5 minutes. This was a perfect example of why 22 minute comedies cannot pull of big storylines. In many ways the funniest part of this storyline was the undercover copper, however this 'B' story was what made this episode feel rushed and incomplete; it ended too abruptly without a satisfying ending that should has comically concluded the coppers bad disguise and odd behaviour. It's abundantly clear that they simply ran out of time and had to wrap things up. Because of the unfinished ending this episodes becomes very weak because of the lack of a solid concluesion to many things are left hanging in the air.



    This doesn't negate the fact that this episode had plently of classic humour. However for an episode that had clear direction and tried to make plenty of points the poor round up ment that the viewer became a bit confused and any poiniancy was lost. All of which could have been solved with a few more minutes.



    My score is certainly harsh, but then so are Matt and Trey. I'm not giving these guys any slack, They make these episodes within a week, and if they can accomplish that imagine what they could do with a bit more time and kick up the backside!



    Nevertheless the last half of this series is shaping up to be a massive improvement, and I honestly am smiling more than I am moaning.moreless
  • Awesomely hilarious!

    9.0
    I haven't watched any south park since the first episode of mid-season (last episode) so i'm gonna watch them all in the next few days. Let me tell you, this episode was hilarious. It was one of the better episodes of the season and it was funny as hell. The whole episode was great. Butters starting his kissing company and learning to become a pimp was awesome and the cop taking his prostitution job thing (or whatever its called) way to seriously was disgusting and hilarious. When the guy farted out the evidence i nearly threw up. Im not sure if its because i was laughing so hard or if it was because it was so disgusting. South parks needs more great episodes like this!moreless
  • great

    8.5
    The other boys torture Butters because he has never been kissed. He learns that a girl is selling kisses for 5 dollars. He goes to her, and convinces her (and soon other girls) to sell hugs and/or kisses for money, and Butters soon becomes too caught up with being a 'pimp.' Will Butters ever go back to normal



    Good episode. Butters is a great character and I thought this was a pretty funny episode. Not the best obviously, but it was an enjoyable way to spend 22 minutes. My final grade for this episode would be in the "B" range.moreless
  • Butters is being tortured in the schoolyard because he has never kissed a girl. The guys remedy this for him by paying a girl to kiss him. He likes it so much he starts his own business which of course ends up going way beyond reasonable proportions.moreless

    8.0
    This starts out to be a pretty funny episode until the detective gets involved and the show goes a little weird on us. So the basis of the show is Butters starts a kissing business which is going well at first. He adds some girls and starts doing really well. Then of course things get out of hand when he goes to a Pimp convention. Eventually he is getting loans for his business by coincidentally (by accident) doing business with gentlemen who are frequenting his girls. This part of the story was your usual funny Butters stuff even though it gets way out of the reasonable range. Remember this is South Park.



    The weird part of the story is the police detectives hear there is a new prostitution ring in town. They can't figure out who the pimp is so they go after the John's. The lead detective dresses up like a call girl and then entraps men. The weird part is he gos thru with the acts even though he can arrest them for the solicitation before hand. The other cops notice, but are to embarrassed to say anything and of course this part of the story really gets out of hand.



    The Butters part was funny and the scene in the class was hilarious as he's trying to pick up more girls. Once again they just blow away the funny bits by taking the whole story beyond bizarro land.



    I enjoyed the Butters piece and could have done without the police bit. Overall it was enjoyable though. Thanks for reading...moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

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

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

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

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

April Stewart

April Stewart

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

Chris Borkovec

Chris Borkovec

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Ozzie Carnan

Ozzie Carnan

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Elise Gabriel

Elise Gabriel

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Voice of Bebe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The scene where Mr. Garrison writes down some maths problems occurred after recess. But later on he told the students to copy them down and solve them 'before recess'.

    • In the scene after Butters suggests starting an actual company he mentions a "Caitlin", however according to the chart behind him his "employees" are called Annie, Megan, Sally and Ashley.

    • By the time Yates arrested the pimp, he was doing nothing illegal as he was technically sleeping with his "wife" and not a prostitute.

    • Kanye West is seen when Butters goes to the pimp convention, so that means Kanye is still alive in the world of South Park.

    • The plot that states Butters has never kissed a girl is actually incorrect. Butters can be seen being kissed by Rebecca in the episode "Hooked on Monkey Fonics".

    • The song playing during the students party is Peaches - F**k the Pain Away.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Butters: Boy, Kyle was right, Sally! There's guys with kissing companies all over the country! (Butters reading off the computer) The person managing all the women is known as the pimp, while the working women are referred to as ho or bitch. Oh! (To Sally) You're a bitch, Sally!
      Sally: Oh!

    • Mr. Garrison: Butters, Butters do you have a problem?
      Butters: All these bitches are kissing fellers and they haven't figured out they could be making some serious f***ing money!

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