South Park

Season 6 Episode 12

Child Abduction is Not Funny

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 24, 2002 on Comedy Central
9.2
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After a kidnapper attempts to abduct Tweek, a series of breaking news events related to child abductions begins to worry the town's parents. This eventually brings them to the conclusion that they must barricade themselves behind a great wall to protect their children. Fortunately for them, a local City Wok owner has just the skills the townsfolk are looking for.moreless

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  • You guys want logic? Really?

    9.0
    It never fails to amaze me when I read through these reviews and people point out things that are unrealistic. What do you think you're watching? The Mongolians are there for the same reason the kids travel to China via school bus - because it's absurd. If you don't find absurdity funny, fine, but you're watching the wrong show.



    The only reason my rating is a 9 and not a 10 is I think the Great Wall plot ran a little too long. The rest of the episode was pure genius. Randy is my favorite character.moreless
  • 90th Episode

    3.0
    I didn't laugh once in this episode, proving that the title of the episode right, "Child abduction is not funny" is not funny.



    Even the poorer episodes of South Park usually have a few good laughs here and there but this one was ridiculous, the city wall bit getting old after the first scene and the overreaction of news reports having been done to death, though in this case wouldn't have been funny if the reports were an original source of paranoia on South Park.



    This episode is predictable and boring, not like most South Park episodes which provide memorable moments and intriguing plots.moreless
  • the person how owns city wok has to build the wall around south park and hes chines lol to keep out chilled maltsters

    10
    this episode is the awesome! One of the classics of south park. If you have not seen this one you should be ashamed of your self. Its has to be in my top 5 at least. so suggest you take a look at it or else stop watching south park until you see this one. Ya its that good so GO SEE IT. You will love it and if you don't some thing wrong with you I mean really you must have no seance of hummer or it could be that you are chines and that a fends your people. But if you cant laugh at your self then how will you laugh at.moreless
  • Sray ello to mry rittle riend Mongrolians!

    8.0
    This episode delt with the Child abductions and how over reacting parents are. The Child Tracker 2010 was great as was how the parents beleived anything that those idiot newsmen said. I loved "Chitty Wok Guy" constantly being beaten by the Mongolians. This was just a goofy episode making fun of child abductions and I liked it.
  • The parents overreact to a news report about child abduction. The Mongolians come in response to the city wall.

    9.8
    This is one of those episodes that takes something real and exposes it and then throws something crazy in for good measure.

    Basically the parents keep overreacting to seeing the news reports about child abductions. Each time they thing they have solved the problem, the news changes and their solution becomes obsolete. They want a city wall consturcted, just like the Great Wall of China, so they call the steroypical Chinese restaurant guy. Why do the Mongolians show up? Well why not, and it makes the show a little more light hearted and silly since child abduction is a serious topic. I love Stan\'s reaction to the parents and his comments about hating this town.moreless
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Isaac Hayes

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Eliza Schneider

Eliza Schneider

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The mayor states that the Chinese built a wall that kept Mongolians out for centuries. This is not true; the Great Wall would have been far too large a structure on which to post and supply guards. The Great Wall didn't keep people out; it kept things in. Raiders could scale the wall, enter China, and plunder. However, porting all of that loot to the other side of the wall would be a considerable effort and take enough time that whatever served as law enforcement in the area could probably catch up with the raiders.

      Response: What you said is wrong; the Great Wall of China was actually built to protect the various dynasties from raids from the neighboring tribes. The structure may have been too big to post and supply guards but that's why they had stations where there were guards to start a fire to alert soldiers if an invasion ever occurred. You also contradicted yourself, if scaling the wall from the outside was easy, then scaling the wall from the inside would be no different.

    • We actually see Wendy in this episode, right after her breast enhancement, but she's obviously hidden due to the fact that her boobs would be huge (or not). Similar to the Butter's losing his eye, you really just want to see if the repercussions exist, of if it moves along in its diregarding SP plotline.

    • After the City Wok Guy's wall gettin blown up for the 2nd time, the kids and the Mongolians started laughing but if you listen carefully and you'll notice that the sound of the kids laughing was actually from Bebe Boob's Destroy Society.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Townsfolk: Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble...
      Mayor McDaniels: People, people, calm down.
      Randy: Well what are we gonna do, Mayor?! We have to stop these abductors from being able to get into our town!
      Townsfolk: Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble...
      Mayor McDaniels: Yes, but standing out here yelling "Rabble rabble rabble" isn't going to help anything.
      Jimbo: Well we don't know what else to do, Mayor!
      Townsfolk: Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble.
      Mayor McDaniels: People, what do you think we need to do?
      Gerald: Uh, well, we need to find a way to close our town off from unwanted strangers!
      Sheila: Yes, we need a barrier to protect our kids.
      Townsfolk: Rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble...
      Randy: Wait, that's it. A wall. We could build a huge city wall all around South Park so that we have complete control over who comes in.
      Richard: That's... not a bad idea, a city wall.
      Sheila: But who can we get to build it?

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: (finishes rebuilding of the wall) Rokay. Finarry! (Hears the Mongolians destroying the wall. He uses his "Mongolian Spotter" to find the Mongolians, and spots them.) Oh no. It's those god-damn Mongorian again! (runs across to the other side of the wall.) top! Stop right there, Mongorians! God-damnit, stop! Stop breaking down my shitty wrall, you stupid Mongorians! (arrives at the place with the Mongolians.) Ay, you sons of bitches, you- (sees that there are twigs covered in clothes, and a tape recording of the Mongolian's noises.) What the hell? Oh Shit! (sees the real Mongolians on the other side of the wall, knocking the wall down.) OH, GOD-DAMNED MONGORIANS!! (runs across the other side of the wall) I'm gonna get you, f(beep)kin' Mongorians! Don't break down my city wrall! (Mongolians break down the wall, and then they leave) OH, GOD-DAMNIT!! That's the rast time you're gonna break down my shitty wrall! You hear me, Mongorians?! (starts rebuilding) God-damned Mongorians.

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: (finishes building something) Eh. Eh, eh, there we go. All finished. (pulls out a bazooka that reads "MONGOLIAN ERADICATOR.") My Mongorian Missile Defense system! Those Mongorians try to break down my shitty wrall again, they gonna get a big heat-seeking missile surprise! (puts down his missile, then the Mongolians arrive.) Oh! Herro Mongorians! Yeah! You come to break down my shitty wrall? (Mongolian holds out a baseball) Oh, you gonna frow that basebarr at my wall?! Oh no! Not a basebarr! I'm pwetty scared! Oh you know what? I might have something here that's a wittle bigger than a baseball! (takes out his Mongolian Missle Defense System) Say herro to my rittle friend! (launches rocket. Mongolian then pours gas on the baseball, and thens lights it. He throws the baseball at the missle, so the missle backfires.) Oh, crap.

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: Godamnit! How come everytime us Chinee put up a wall, and stupid Mongrolians come and knock it down?!

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: I don't build wall! I just onry operrate the shitty wok!
      Gerald: We just think you're the best person to put up a wall. We're sure you've got it in your blood.
      Tuong-Lu Kim: Ooooh! I get it! Just becaurse I'm Chinee, you think I buirld a wall! That's bullshit! I'm not sterotype, ok?! Just becaurse I Chinee doesn't mean I go around buirlding wall! I'm just a nomal person like all of you! I ereat rice and drive a rearry srowry, just rike the rest of you! I'm not a sterotype!

    • Tweek's Mom: What if that had been a child abductor pretending to be a police officer Tweek?
      Tweek's Dad: He would've sprayed your brains all over the floor than taken your body off to the woods.

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: Oh, I get it. A Trojan Mongorian horse. Mongolians a-hiding inside thinking that I'll bring it in city wall, then Mongorians pop out and destroy wall from the inside out without gettin' any sweet and sour pork on their heads! Okay. I'll pray around.
      (puts on a fake attitude)
      Tuong-Lu Kim: Oh! Oh rook! Rook, my very own Mongorian Trojan horse! Gee, what a surprise! I guess Mongorians aren't such crappy, smelly people after all! Yeah, I'm just gonna bring it inside and show it to all my friends, yeah.
      (opens hatch, sweet and sour pork falls on him)
      Tuong-Lu Kim: AWWWW! (smacks lips) AWWW, ITS SWEET AND SOUR PORK!
      Mongolians: (laughing, swords clanking, as the sweet and sour pork hardens)
      Tuong-Lu Kim: I'm gonna get you Mongowians if ids da lasd ding I dooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: (laughs) My masterpiece! When those Mongolians come next time, I pour this sweet and sour pork on their heads. Haha, sweet and sour pork so hot and sticky, Mongolians'll stick ahright up to the wall! And scream "wooo!" Oh I can't wait.

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: You won't knock down my shitty wall!

    • Stan: Oh my God, our parents are so stupid, dude.

    • Man in Wheelchair: Oh, hey, kid! Oh, thank God you happened by. My, my chair ran out of juice right on these train tracks. If you hadn't had shown up, well, well, anyway, could you give me a push?
      Tweek: Nuh, uh!
      Man in Wheelchair: No, no, you don't understand. I'm, I'm paralyzed from the neck down. I push the chair with this device in front of my mouth, but it's it's not working, so you see -
      Tweek: I'm not supposed to talk to you!
      Man in Wheelchair: Please, this, this isn't funny, kid. You have to help me.
      Tweek: But it could be a trick! (the train runs over the man) Ugh. That's a pretty good trick.

    • Tweek's Mom: Uh, I'm just going to go upstairs and see if Tweek is still in his bed.
      Tweek's Dad: Oh? I think I'll go with you.
      Tweek's Mom: It's okay. I can do it.
      Tweek's Dad: I just want to make sure that you -
      Tweek's Mom: That I don't abduct him? How do I know that you haven't done it already?
      Tweek's Dad: Me? I would never abduct our son!
      Tweek's Mom: That's not what the new study says!

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: Oh, God! I hate this whole shitty!

    • The Ghost of Human Kindness: (while being arrested) And I would have gotten away with it again if it weren't for you meddling policemen!

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: Oh, Cwap!

    • (the parents stay with the boys at the bus stop)
      Stan: Dude, this is worse than Child Tracker.
      Tweek's Dad: It's okay, boys. Just act as if we weren't here.
      Sharon: Right. Do what you normally would do.
      Kyle: (to Cartman) You're such a fatass, Cartman.
      Cartman: At least I'm not a stupid Jew.
      Sheila: What, what, what!

    • Tuong-Lu Kim: You stupid Mongolians! You knock down my shitty wall!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode first aired on the same day that Elizabeth Smart (who was missing for about a year and a half) was found alive and well outside Salt Lake City

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Men In Black 2:

      The movie the boys go to see is the 2002 Will Smith film, Men in Black 2. Stan & Kyle comment on it as well:

      Stan: I hope this movie doesn't suck ass.
      Kyle: It will.

    • The Ghost of Human Kindness:

      Is a parody of the Ghost of Christmas Present from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". He's even dressed like the ghost in the many different film and movie adaptations.

    • Mongolian Trojan Horse: Alludes to the Trojan Horse that the Greeks used to invade Troy. The Greeks built a giant horse statue and hid inside. Once the Trojans brought the horse inside the city gates, the Greeks exited the horse and pillaged the city. Only in this episode, the Mongolians anticipated that Mr. Kim would know that the horse was a trap and filled it with Sweet 'n Sour Pork. When he opened the horse, he was covered in sticky sauce that hardened and encased him in it.

    • Ronald Reagan:

      Mayor: Mr. Lu Kim, tear down this wall!

      This is most likely a reference to President Reagan's famous line "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" about the Berlin Wall.

    • Scarface:

      City Wok Guy: Say hello to my little friend...

      Right before he pulls out his "Mongolian Missile Defense System" he says this line, just like Al Pacino does in the last scene of his GREAT 1984 film Scarface.

    • Scooby-Doo:

      Ghost of Human Kindness: And I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for these medaling policemen.

      At the end of every episode of Scooby Doo, the kids explain how the monster/ghost that's been scaring everyone was just some local guy, and the villain says "and I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for these meddling kids."

    • Chuck E. Cheese:

      The name of restaurant "Crust E. Krotch's" is a take-off on Chuck E. Cheese, a restaurant that serves pizza and has lots of games and playground-like things for kids to play on.

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