South Park

Season 2 Episode 14

Chef Aid

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 07, 1998 on Comedy Central
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Alanis Morrisette has recorded a hit single with "Stinky Britches," a song that Chef wrote twenty years ago. When he asks for songwriting credit, the record company sues him for copyright infringement. They hire Johnny Cochran and win, now Chef owes them two million dollars. He refuses to raise money for the suit; instead Chef tries to raise two million to hire Cochran for his appeal. Meanwhile the boys put on a concert "Chef Aid," to raise the money, to their surprise, various famous rock stars turn up.moreless

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  • I AM ABOVE THE LAW!

    9.0
    Chef aid is a great episode that I just happened to see at 2:30 at night. In south park's syndicated version.

    Story: After a big song company plays the songs "stinky briches" chef says it's his song. Which it is. So the producer sues him. Chef almost wins if it weren't for the chewbacca defence.... So chef has to make 2000 dollers fast before they take him to jail. He tries numerous amount of ways, but then the kids get all the old singers that help chef in a funraiser. After that, chef wins.

    Bottom lline: A awesome episode. Five words. I am above the law!moreless
  • Chef Aid

    6.0
    One of the memorable episodes, Chef Aid is a Season Two section where Chef (voiced by the singer - I can't remember what his name is but oh well) is sent to prison and the kids try to raise bail to get him out by gathering up lots of singers known by Chef bore to raise a concert to get the money for Chef to come out of jail and to make them food again.

    A good episode witha fresh plot, this episode is interesting :D Even if it can be boring and doesn't make you laugh out loud

    :) Okay episode.moreless
  • A lot of guest stars

    8.6
    This episode struck me in a way. The whole "If Chef doesn't come up with the $2 million, then he will go to jail, for 8 million years!!" was hilarious and the record producer guy was just plain evil. I liked Johnny Cochran in this episode, that guy really can work miracles. It was interesting to see how Chef had affected these people's lives ableit just in a cartoon. The side story of Mr Garrison's puppet face-off was a bsolutely hilarious, that Mr. Hat is just plain evil. I had a good laugh at Elton John's lyrics beforehand and the fact that Meatloaf was called Cous-Cous.moreless
  • This is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a wookie.

    7.0
    This super-hyped episode was decent, but it really got repetitive at times, just exhibiting one band after another and ending with Kenny’s death as the ultra-predictable punch line. Chef-centered episodes never really do it for me, either (I think he’s a great supporting character). The subplot in which Mr. Twig is constantly beat up on by Mr. Hat is amusing, but not nearly what we’ve come to expect.
  • It's the Chewbacca Defense!

    10
    In this episode, Chef goes to Jail because of harrassing a Record Company who stole his song [that producer was a ****], and Mr Garrison deals with the loss of Mr Twig, and the return of Mr Hat. Good O.J. jokes, good music, good Grinch = Johnnie Cochran gags, good episode. Oh and we find out that Mr Hat is alive gotta say that... since I used up over 70 words, why not put in the entire "Chewbacca Defense" in here, I already wrote enough anyway?



    "Johnny Cochran: Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, Chef's attorney would certainly want you to believe that his client wrote "Stinky Britches" ten years ago. And they make a good case. Hell, I almost felt pity myself! But, ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a wookie from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about that; that does not make sense! Gerald: Dammit!



    Chef: What?



    Gerald: He's using the Chewbacca Defense!



    Johnny Cochran: Why would a wookie, an 8 foot tall wookie, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two foot tall ewoks? That does not make sense! But more importantly, you have to ask yourself, ‘what does that have to do with this case?' Nothing. Ladies and Gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case. It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests."moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Herbert Garrison; Officer Barbrady; Terrance; Timmy; Ned Gerblanski; Satan; Randy Ma

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Gerald Broflovski; Pip Pirrup; Jesus; Jimbo Kearn; Phillip; Saddam; Various Others

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Elton John

Elton John

Voice of Himself

Guest Star

DMX

DMX

Voice of Themselves

Guest Star

Rick James

Rick James

Voice of Himself

Guest Star

Toddy Walters

Toddy Walters

Alanis Morresette

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Goof: When Mr. Garrison walks off angry saying "Come on Mr. Twig", you see his mouth isn't moving.

    • Goof: After Chef gets out of bed; he would've had less than a second to get changed and leave before Gerald comes in.

    • Goof: The burn marks on Mr. Twig's shirt disappear when Mr. Garrison moved the covers.

    • When Chef is in court for the first time, Gerald mentions that Chef first recorded the "Stinky Britches" song over 20 years ago. But not 10 seconds later, Johnny Cochran says that Chef recorded it 10 years ago.

    • This episode shows that Chef was aware of the dish Cous-Cous, but in "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" when someone suggested eating it, he acted like he had never heard of it before (even saying "Whose goose?").

    • Visitor Sighting: In the very beginning of the episode, there is a picture of an alien visitor on the wall of the cafeteria.

      Also, when Sheila is handing over the money to Chef for his ... services.. there is a tiny alien hidden on the bill that she hands him. Compare the shot with the alien to the shot of money later in the episode to clearly see that it is an alien.

    • In this episode, Mr. Twig has a french accent, yet in the episode Summer Sucks, he had the same accent as Mr. Hat.

    • This is the only episode where Mr. Hat is seen on Mr. Garrison's left hand. He is always on his right hand.

    • When Cartman gave Elton John the Crispy Yum-Yums, Why did he gave Cartman 3 dollars?, In Britain we spend English Pounds not Dollars!

    • When Rancid comes out on stage and starts playing, Tim Armstrong is shown to be singing. Lars Frederiksen (the other guitarist)is the one who actually sings on "Brad Logan".

    • Mr Garrison is fully dressed when he and Chef pull up to the Chef Aid concert. He was only wearing boxers in jail, and later on during the concert he is only wearing boxers

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Mr. Garrison: Mr- Mr. Twig, are you OK? Mr- Mr. Twig?
      (He lifts up the covers and notices Mr. Twig broken)
      Mr. Garrison: (Screams) MR. TWIG IS BROKEN IN HALF!! WHO DID THIS!? YOU WON'T GET AWAY WITH THIS, YOU BASTARD!!

    • Johnnie Cochran: Look at the monkey. Look at the silly little monkey. (Juror's head explodes)

    • Elton John: Wake up Wendy, smell the coffee…
      Kyle: (To Stan) Dude, that's your song for Wendy!
      Cartman: Ha-ha! You're a wuss! (Stan hits him)

    • Chef: Look Elton, you are a great singer, but a retarded monkey could write better lyrics.

    • (When Mr. Garrison takes Mr. Twig to the hospital for his burns.
      Mr. Garrison: Well, is he going to be all right doctor?
      Doctor: Uh. It's a stick.

    • Ozzy: Chef told me to get a pompadour hat. I thought he said "bite the head of a bat" and the rest is history.

    • Stan: Oh my god, Ozzy Osbourne bit Kenny's head off!
      Kyle: You bastard!

    • Cartman: I will do the German dance for you, it's fun and gay and tra-la-la. I hope you will enjoy my dance, fiddle-ey-aye, fiddle-ey-aye. Would you like some sauerkraut, German boy, German boy? Yes, I'd like some sauerkraut, boy I'm hungry!

    • Stan: Dude, Chef is gone.
      Kyle: No more Chef.
      Cartman: No more salisbury steak and pecan pie. (sobs)

    • Chef: Now get the fudge out of my house.

    • Cous-cous: Nobody came again!
      Chef: There there, Cous-cous. It'll be alright. Maybe you just need to change your image.
      Cous-cous: What do you mean?
      Chef: Nobody wants to see a guy named Cous-cous. You need a big, strong, beefy name.
      Cous-cous: Beefy, like Tri-Tip!
      Chef: That's not bad. Here, have some meat loaf.
      (back to present day)
      Meat Loaf: I owe everything to Chef.

    • Judge Moses: Mr. Chef, you've been found guilty for harrassing a major record label. The full fee of two million dollars will be handed over within 24 hours.
      Chef: Do I look like I have two million dollars?
      Judge Moses: Well, you have 24 hours to find it, or else you'll have to go to jail for eight million years!
      Man: (whispering) It's actually for four years.
      Judge Moses: Oh, sorry. You'll go to jail for four years.
      Chef: This can't be happening!

    • Mr. Garrison: I need some help over here! Please help, I think he's got third degree burns!
      Doctor: Give the child to me!
      Mr. Garrison: Is he going to be alright, doctor?
      Doctor: Uh...
      Mr. Garrison: Is he going to live?
      Doctor: It's a stick.
      Mr. Garrison: Dammit, don't give me that medical jargon! Just tell me straight! Is he going to be OK?

    • Stan: Chef wouldn't give up on us. How many times has Chef gotten us out of trouble?
      Cartman: Four.

    • Elton John: Howie ho, boys!

    • Johnny Cochran: Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, Chef's attorney would certainly want you to believe that his client wrote "Stinky Britches" ten years ago. And they make a good case. Hell, I almost felt pity myself! But, ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, I have one final thing I want you to consider. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a wookie from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about that; that does not make sense!
      Gerald: Dammit!
      Chef: What?
      Gerald: He's using the Chewbacca Defense!
      Johnny Cochran: Why would a wookie, an 8 foot tall wookie, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two foot tall ewoks? That does not make sense! But more importantly, you have to ask yourself, 'what does that have to do with this case?' Nothing. Ladies and Gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case. It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.

    • Chef: Well I'll be sodomized on Christmas!

    • Cartman: (Singing) Stinky bitches. You've got stinky britches!

  • NOTES (8)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Fatal Attraction:

      When Mr. Garrison discovers Mr. Twig in the boiling pot on the stove, it is an allusion to the scene in Fatal Attraction in which the main character's wife discovers their daughter's pet bunny in the same situation.

    • O.J. Simpson:

      Mr. Garrison drives Chef to the concert in a white Bronco is a reference to O.J. Simpson "running" from the cops in a white Bronco because Johnny Cochran is in the episode.

    • Live-Aid:

      Chef Aid is a reference to all the benefit concerts that musical acts held in the eighties and nineties. Such as Live-Aid from 1985 and all of the various Farm-Aid concerts.

    • Ozzy Osbourne:

      The biting off of Kenny's head by Ozzy points to a musical legend that one day during a concert Ozzy bit the head off a bat.

      He has also bitten the head off of a dove during a meeting with record executives (the dove story has been proven true by Ozzy's own words).

    • How The Grinch Stole Christmas:

      The Narrator's line, "And what happened next? Well in South Park they say, that Johnny Cochran's small heart grew three sizes that day" is a takeoff on what happens near the end of Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," when the Grinch realizes the true meaning of Christmas.

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