South Park

Season 5 Episode 14

Butters' Very Own Episode

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 12, 2001 on Comedy Central
9.3
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Butters finds out what his father has been up to late at night and when his mother hears, she overreacts by trying to kill her son and then herself back at home. After returning home and forgiving her husband, she realizes what she has done to her son (she doesn’t know she failed) they spin a story to the media to cover their tracks. Meanwhile, Butters obsesses with returning home so that he can join his parents for an anniversary dinner at Bennigan’s.moreless

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  • They should make a spin-off

    8.5
    Butters is amazing.
  • perfect

    10
    Butters discovers a secret about his dad, and when he tells his mom, she is so distraught she plans on killing Butters and shortly afterward herself. His dad walks in on her about to hang herself, and he convinces her not to. But now the couple is worried about the whereabouts of their son, because they think he is dead (he didn't die).



    Pretty good, perhaps my favorite role of Butters, or at least definitely one of them. Funny episode with a decent plot, what more could you ask for? Final grade from me would be an A+. Perfect episodemoreless
  • We are introduced to Butters, who becomes a main character (for seven episodes)

    10
    Butters can't wait. In a few days, he gets to go to Bennigans. His mom asks him to spy on his dad to see what he's getting her for their aniversary. Butters tells his mom what he found out. His mom realizes his dad has been going to gay places and having sex with guys. Butters mom goes crazy and drowns Butters in the car. Butters lives, and tries to get back to South Park. Meanwhile, Butter's mom and dad say some poraterican guy took Butters. O.J. Simpson and a few others make Mr. and Mrs. Scotch join their group. Butters makes it home and tells his parents lies are bad. Butters mom and dad tell everyone what really happened. Butters also learns what happens and tells Stan, Kyle, and Cartman he'll be ok. Then, he said he really won't be.moreless
  • Everyone knows its Butters! THATS ME!

    9.3
    Finally a episode to get Butters in the gang. The show starts with a cute little theme song for Butters but slowly becomes a very disturbing look at Butters life. Butter's mom and dads anniversary is coming up and Butters Mom tells Butters to follow his dad to see what he is getting her, Because she feels her gifts are always not as good. But after spying he tells his mom and finds out later on that his dad was gay Butter's mom goes insane and trys to kill him. Butters eventually try to find his way home and Butters parents get go through a whole adventure of their own.moreless
  • One of my favourite episodes.

    9.4
    For me, Butters has been introduced in a big way over the past season and I'm very glad he got his own episode. This episode had a superb storyline, not to mention it took a stab at a group of suspected murderers. I thought Butters' naivity was hilarious. I ezpecially like how he always expects to be grounded. This episode was a great follow up to 'Kenny Dies', because it wasn't straight back into the comedy, this episode also had a dark side, which is a welcome change in my opinion. The appearance by 3 of the boys at the end was fairly funny, too.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Even though there is no Christmas theme in this episode, when Mrs. Stotch drives up to the dock, "Jingle Bell Rock" is heard, which hints that this episode takes place in late November or earlyDecember, and is the only Christmas reference in the episode with the episode being released just before Christmas.

    • When Butters's father calls him into the room for a talk, Butters leaves the door open. in the next shot, the door has closed.

    • When Butters is searching the sauna for his father, he opens one door and a voice says, "This room's taken". That voice is Mr. Slave's, him and Mr. Garrison must have met at that sauna because Mr. Garrison was there in the steam room.

    • This season-ending episode made season 5 the first season without a Christmas themed episode.

    • When Linda paints Butters' face, the paint is the color of the wall instead of the color of Linda's paint.

    • The owner of City Wok is heard but not seen in this episode; he is the cashier/towel-man at the White Swallow Bathhouse.

    • Mr. Garrison is in the men's bathhouse; although not seen he's in the sauna engaged in…activity with another man.

    • According to Butters' pictures he's defintely past "curious."

    • Even though Chris reveals here that he's gay, in "Cripple Fight" he voices his opinion that he doesn't want his son to have a gay scout master.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (Chris Stotch is walked in on by Butters while masturbating in a gay bathhouse private room)
      Chris: AHH! Butters!
      Butters: Hi, Dad!
      Chris: Oh, god! Oh, ohhh!
      Butters: I'm glad I found you! I think I know the perfect anniversary present for Mom. What are you doing with your wiener out there, Dad?
      Chris: Butters, you need to leave here right now! You need to get out of here! Go home and wait for me to talk to you.
      Butters: Oh...well, alright then. Well, see you at home!
      (Butters closes the door, and heads back home)
      Chris: Oh, Jesus no... oh, what have I done?

    • Reporter 1: Mrs. Stotch, what did the kidnapper look like?
      Linda: Puerto Rican.
      Repoter 2: Was he tall, short?
      Linda: He was... average Puerto Rican height.

    • News Reporter: Tom I'm standing outside the home of Chris and Linda Stotch. They're living every parents nightmare right now, as last night while Miss Stotch was driving with her son in her car, a man stopped her, put a gun to her head and took her son away. When asked who the man was, Miss Stotch replied "Some Puerto Rican guy." Naturally the police are on an all-out man hunt for some Puerto Rican guy.

    • (O.J. Simpson, Congressman Condit, and Jon Benet Ramsey's parents meet at a fancy Chinese restaurant to induct Mr. and Mrs. Stotch into their secret society when they are suspected of murdering Butters)
      All Singing/Chanting: One of us,
      One of us;
      Gooble Gobble,
      Gooble Gobble.
      One of us,
      One of us;
      Gooble Gobble,
      Gooble Gobble.

    • Chris: Damn you Internet!
      (Butters' dad blames the Internet for his alternative proclivities in this scene with his shocked and disgusted wife)

    • Linda: Must…paint…clean…paint…paint…must…kill…Butters…clean….

    • Stan: Wow, your dad's a perv and your mom tried to kill you.
      Butters: Yeah, you guys sure are gonna rip on me at school.
      Cartman: We sure are.
      Butters: Yeah, but as soon as we get to Bennigan's and I get my mozzarella burger I'll forget all about my dad being queer and my mom trying to kill me.
      Stan: Really?
      Butters: No, I'm lying.

    • Chris Stotch: You see, I've learned something today, and it took the knowledge of my young son here for me to realize it. Recently I'd been lying to my wife; I've been going to gay theaters and bath houses and having sex with anonymous men.
      Butters: What?
      Cartman: Whoa!
      Linda: And when I found out about this I went crazy and I drove my son into the lake, I drove my son into the lake to kill him.
      Butters: WHAT!
      Chris: You see, we'd both been lying to all of you. And I know though many of you supported us, some of you also doubted us. You'd look at me and you'd say "Hello" but really you'd be thinking…
      (camera pan's to Gary Condit)
      Liar! You're a liar! You know something you're not telling us you slimy scumbag liar! Or you be talking to my wife but secretly you'd be thinking…
      (camera pans to OJ)
      MURDER! You got away with murder you stinking scumbag liar!
      And that's what people would be thinking, or sometimes people would be talking with both of us and they would think…
      (camera pans to the Ramsey's)
      MURDERER'S! You know goddamn well what happened to your kid so stop playing the victim and just confess you lying murdering liars!
      (camera pans back to OJ)
      MURDERER!
      (back to Gary Condit) LIAR!
      (back to the Ramseys) CONFESS!
      (camera pans over all of them) MURDERER, LIAR, CONFESS!
      So the people we owe the biggest apology to is OJ, Jon and Pat Ramsey and Senator Gary Condit, because we gave them false hope of catching who ever hurt them this badly, and that's not right. We're sorry. And that's what people would be thinking. So who we really owe the biggest apology for is to OJ, Jon and Pat Ramsey and Senator Gary Condit, because we gave you false hope.

    • Linda: Well, did you see what he got me for our anniversary?
      Butters: Well first, he went to see a movie.
      Linda: A movie? Hmm, I wonder why he'd wanna see a movie by himself.
      Butters: I don't know. But it wasn't the movie theater at the mall. No, it was that, really old theater downtown. The Studcat. I didn't know it was open.
      Linda: Wait a minute. What was the movie called?
      Butters: Fisting Firemen 9. I've never seen 1 through 8.
      Linda: Oh my God!
      Butters: Uh, but it must have been a real short movie, though, because Dad came out, like, ten minutes later. And it must have been a sad film, too, because, he had a bunch of tissue paper with him when he came out. Poor old Dad, the movie really got to him.
      Linda: Butters, where did Daddy go after the movie?
      Butters: To the gym.
      Linda Stotch: To the gym.
      Butters: Yeah. The White Swallow Spa. (Linda screams) Yep. He went in there and wrestled with all kinds of guys. He wasn't too good, though. This one black guy had him pinned down for fifteen minutes straight!
      Linda: Butters! Are you sure about this, you have to be absolutely sure.
      Butters: Inspector Butters gets all the facts. I even got some neat-o pictures. (Linda looks at the pictures) The only thing I can't figure out is why dad told you he was going shopping for your present, when he was going out seeing movies and wrestling. (Linda collapses) Oh did you have a nice trip mom? See you next fall! (laughs) Mom?

    • The Ramseys, OJ, and Gary Condit: One of us, one of us… gooble gobble, gooble gobble.

    • Butters: (After being thrown out by the truck driver) He must like TGI Fridays.

    • Butters: I have to get to South Park. If you give me a ride I can pay you the four dollars I made at the titty bar.

    • Trucker: Too bad you're not a broad because I need some goddamn poontang.

    • Chris: Sometimes telling a little white lie is okay. Like when you catch your dad jacking off in a gay men's bathhouse.
      Butters: Who's Jack?

    • Stan: Butters was missing?

    • Chorus: Everyone know it's Butters!
      Butters: Well that's me!

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Current Event: JonBenet Ramsey Murder:

      Mr. Stotch: (Ramseys shown) YOU KNOW GOD-DAMN WELL WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR KID! SO STOP ACTING LIKE VICTIMS, AND CONFESS YOU MURDERING MURDERERS!

      JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her basement, and no one knows who killed her. People still say that the parents killed her.

    • Current Event: Susan Smith:

      Mrs. Stotch: I'm am going to get out of the car Butters, I want you to stay put with your seatbelt fastened.

      Susan Smith did the same thing but she had two younger chidren in the car that went in the lake.

    • Freaks:

      The Ramseys, OJ, and Gary Condit: One of us, one of us...gooble gobble, gooble gobble.

      This an allusion to a classic and weird film called Freaks from 1932.
      In a circus, a normal woman marrying a little man for his money. The freaks sing this to the woman, letting her know they accept her. In fact I think the guy who started the chant much later played "Master" in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

    • Pet Sematary:

      Old Man: A lot of history on that road.

      The character of the wise old man who explains to Butters about the history of the road, is actually a parody of the character of Jud Crandall in the 1989 film Pet Sematary.

      In the film, Jud, explains the history of the path to the cemetery, using the sentence "A lot of history on that path"

    • Predator:

      The infrared perspective and the three laser dots that appear on Butters' head when he's in the forest are taken from the 1987 film Predator.

    • Gary Condit:

      Chris Stotch: (as Gary Condit is shown) You're a liar! You're a liar! You know something you're not telling us you slimy, scumbag liar!

      Gary Condit is a congressman who dated an intern named Chandra Levy. Chandra disappeared and was later found dead. Gary Condit was the prime suspect.

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