South Park

Season 9 Episode 2

Die Hippie, Die

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 16, 2005 on Comedy Central
9.2
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There's a mass influx of hippies coming into South Park, and Cartman is intent on putting a stop to them.

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  • Are the hippies playing Jessica by the Alman Brothers?

    9.6
    Are the hippies playing Jessica by the Alman Brothers? Thats what it sounds like. How queer that this piece has to be 100 words. I dont really have anything left to say. So now i have to type until it's 100 words. I can hear this episode playing in the background, and every time they cut to the hippies at the music festival, it sound slike they're playing the song Jessica. I think it's by the Alman Brothers. Or is it Almen Brothers? Or maybe I'm totally wrong. That could be. Now the episode where Eric has tourettes is coming on. K, I've passed 100 words...moreless
  • Cartan finally takes on the hippies.

    9.0
    This was much better than that woeful season premiere. South Park is back on track!



    Cartman always said he hates everything about hippies, but no-one else seemed to care or take him seriously. But now they can all thank him. Hippies invaded South Park for a music festival and it looked like they were going to take over the town, but in a bloody final battle Cartman ended up on top and put his enemies to the sword!moreless
  • Take that hippie!

    8.5
    I found that "Die Hippie, Die" is a well written episode of the season. I must say that I'm happy that Cartman for once was taken seriously about something that may be considered outrageous, ridding the town of hippies.



    When the episode started, I must say that I was a little suprised of how Cartman was going from house to house, ridding them of what he deemed as "parasites" (the hippies). I would have thought that the woman would have thrown him out of the house or just slam the door in his face.



    What I found to be rather funny was what Cartman did with the hippies after he caught them: holding them hostage in his basement. Another thing that I found funny was how the town didn't take him seriously and how he got arrested for holding the hippies hostage. I kind of liked how in his way, Cartman told the town that he was right and only slightly rubbed their noses in that fact, when South Park was over run by hundreds of thousands, if not millions of hippies during their concert. When I saw Cartman's plan to rid the town of the hippies, I may have found it extreme, but I thought, "only in South Park" can this happen and it not be out of the ordinary.



    In the end of the episode, after the hippies left, I really enjoyed Cartman's reaction to Kyle and his participation with the hippies, he'll let that go, just so Kyle can watch in envy while he plays with a new toy.



    In all, I found this to be one entertaining episode to watch. It wasn't my favorite, but it was still good.moreless
  • great

    8.0
    Cartman tries to get rid of all the hippies in south park, but he is put in jail for imprisoning them at his house. But soon more and more hippies come and the town of south park needs Cartman's help. Will he be able to get rid of all the hippies!



    Good episode but kind of boring in parts, especially near the end of it all. Nothing too terribly wrong with it, it is just boring in some parts and not very funny. So, my final grade for this episode is a low "B". good, could have been better methinksmoreless
  • Another example of Cartman being taken too far.

    6.0
    I was a little dissapointed after seeing this episode. It is a shame the way that Cartman's character goes over board these days. I miss the old Cartman who loved Cheesy-Poofs and pie. Not the new Cartman who is filled with evil and murderous thoughts. But, enough about Cartman.



    The episode was poorly written with very few jokes. I think I only laughed once or twice. There was no b-story, just Cartman trying to eradicate the town of its hippies infestation. I did like the points Kyle and Stan made about hippies. Hopefully a hippie or two out there saw this episode and changed their ways.



    If I had to recommend an episode to you, it would not be this one. Season nine is not all disappointment though. Stay tuned for more reviews!moreless
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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Kyle is wearing a shirt with a picture of Revolutionist Che Guevara on it.

    • Mrs. Stotch said she was an engineer. shouldn't Mr. Garrison have also maybe said something? He claimed earlier on he had a degree in mechanical engineering.

    • Stan's parents say that they were at Woodstock in the 60's, but in order for that to be true, they would have to be in their mid-50's now. Then again, Randy's father is 102, so that would make a little more sense.

    • Slayer IS often considered to be death metal, although it's not their exclusive style. Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits are early albums that were big on the death metal scene, but Reign in Blood is considered to be THE first, the biggest and the best death metal album, the one that started it all.

      OK, they don't have the growling vocals, but that's just something that the bands that came after Slayer decided should be a staple of the genre. Doesn't change the fact that Slayer was death metal.

      No, the style of all instruments used is Thrash Metal, similar to Metallica. Death Metal has characteristics other than Lyrics about Death

      Slayer is most often considered thrash metal. They are one of the "Big Four of Thrash" (the others being Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax). However, there is some overlap with death metal, particularly in the lyrics, and the intensity of the instruments.

      This goes to show that specific genres are meaningless, as there is often a great deal of overlap between genres, and bands often change their style in the middle of their career.

      Just call Slayer "Metal" or "Heavy Metal".

    • Cartman has said many times why he hates hippies. For example: "They talk about saving the world but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad." There's also the court scene in Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000 where he says he hates hippies and goes off on a rant about why.

    • In the commercial, Cartman is wearing his boy scout outfit when he looks in the old lady's attic. In the showitself, Cartman is wearing a ghostbuster suit.

    • Randy isn't the only scientist in town. Dr. Mephisto is a scientist too.

    • When the townspeople are trying to bribe Eric into getting rid of the hippies with a cake, the cake starts out as a multi-layered cake. However, the cake turns into a single-layer cake a moment later, and disappears entirely almost immediately after.

    • Butter's dad is referred to as Steven, but in previous episodes, he's called Chris.

    • When Cartman stands in front of the beamer in the South Park town meeting when he moves, his shadow always stays on his left side. Normally when you move to the middle of the screen your shadow will be in the middle and when you move right, your shadow should move right.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Cartman: I know hippies. I've hated them all my life. I've kept this town free of hippies on my own since I was five and a half. But I can't contain them on my own anymore. We have to do something, fast!

    • Cartman: God Damn Hippies!!

    • Stan: So it seems like we have enough people now. When do we start taking down the corporations?
      Hippie (takes a drag on his joint): Yeah man, the corporations. Right now they're raping the world for money!
      Kyle: Yeah, so, where are they? Let's go get 'em.
      Hippie: Right now we're proving we don't need corporations. We don't need money. This can become a commune where everyone just helps each other.
      Hippie: Yeah, we'll have one guy who like, who like, makes bread. A-and one guy who like, l-looks out for other people's safety.
      Stan: You mean like a baker and a cop?
      Hippie: No no, can't you imagine a place where people live together and like, provide services for each other in exchange for their services?
      Kyle: Yeah, it's called a town.

    • Cartman: (after Randy tries to convince Cartman to get rid of the hippies with a cake) Don't think that you can buy me with presents… Unless of course it's the new Tonka radio-controlled play bulldozer.
      Randy: It's yours.
      Cartman: I want the batteries for it too. And I get to drive it around in the school parking lot.
      Principal Victoria: Fine.
      Uncle Jimbo: Anything else?
      Cartman: Yes. Kyle doesn't get to have one! Ever! And he has to watch me drive mine around the school parking lot and get super-jealous!

    • Kyle: Cartman, what the hell are you doing?!
      Cartman: (shocked) Oh Jesus, not you guys. What happened, were you bit?! Did you eat their brownies? DID YOU EAT THEIR BROWNIES?!
      Stan: No!
      Cartman: Listen, you're my friends, but if you've been compromised, I'll have no problem taking you out. I'd expect the same from you.

    • (Playing few notes on a guitar while singing weakly.)
      Stan: Sign- Sign everywhere. Sign… Doing something. Something. To mine. Mine.

    • Stan: (Trying to play guitar.) Mom, the malls are a way for corporate fat cats to imprison you into a life of servitude. I've got some stuff you should read.
      Sharon: Okay, sweetie.

    • Cartman: Great. I love crapping on a toilet with no rim on it.

    • Cartman: Bro, I'm not gonna argue with you, okay? Just go with it.

    • Cartman: (Talking to the hippies.) What's wrong is that more of you are showing up everyday and I need to find out why!

    • Cartman: Alright, in you go.
      (Throws a hippie down the stairs in his basement.)

    • Cartman: (Spraying a hippie with a fire extinguisher.) GODDAMN HIPPIES!
      Hippie: Whoa man!
      Cartman: GET OUTTA HERE!
      Hippie: Not cool! (Walks away)

    • Cartman: Yeah, you know, I had a guy in Jackson County. He had a drum circle in his backyard. It turned into a drum circle four miles in diameter.

    • Cartman: Oh yeah, here, take a look at this ma'am. You see that? Hippies.
      (The hippies giggle and continue to smoke their pot.)
      Old Lady: Oh my.
      Cartman: These are what we call the giggling stoners, pretty common form of hippies, usually found in the attics. Problem is, if you see one hippie, there are probably a whole more you're not seeing.

    • Cartman: (Knocks on the wall and listens closely to it.) Hmm, I don't like the sound of that. Can I take a look in your attic?

    • Cartman: Hello, ma'am. I'm working to clean up the neighborhood for parasites. Do you mind if I take a look around your house? I'm afraid you may have hippies.
      Old Lady: Hippies?
      Cartman: Yeah, they've been popping up all over the neighborhood lately. (Walks in and knocks on the walls) Ms. Nelson next door has seven hippies in her basement, they usually live in colonies.

    • Cartman: It's not potholes you have to worry about. It's potheads!

    • Stan: Uh, excuse me. Excuse me; can I have your attention please? What are we doing? It's been nine days! Doesn't it seem like we should accomplish something?
      Hippie: We're using the power of rock and roll to change the world! Woo!
      Stan: Maybe instead of complaining about corporations being selfish, we should look at ourselves. I mean, is there anything more selfish than doing nothing but getting high and listening to music all day long?
      Singer: He's right. It's time for all of us to focus our energy and get this hippie jam into full swing.

    • Mrs. Stotch: It's useless, the main power line has been shut down.
      Randy: Somebody's going to have to go outside and activate the backup boosters.
      Cartman: No, Chef, I'm not gonna let you go out there!
      Chef: I didn't volunteer.
      Cartman: All right Chef, go! (points outside)

    • Cartman: (to hippies) Get back! Get back or you're all gonna get maced!

    • Cartman: They're not people, they're hippies!

    • Cartman: Mayor! Mayor! It's just as I suspected. The hippies are organizing for a music jam fest!
      Mayor: I know. I signed the permit for it.
      Cartman: You... you what?
      Mayor: I signed the permit allowing them to have their little music fest here. It just might pump some money into the community.
      Cartman: They're hippies, they don't have money!

    • Kenny: (muffled; after hearing the corporations tricked them) Son of a bitch!

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode marks the last time Isaac Hayes recorded new dialogue for his character Chef, before Hayes quit the show in March 2006.

    • The word "Hippie" was used 41 times in this episode.

    • In this episode, we find out Butter's mother is an engineer.

    • If you look hard during the city council meeting, you can learn the following:

      -Jimmy's dad is the Chief of the South Park Fire Department
      -Mr. Mackey is in charge of Public Health
      -Linda Stotch (Butters' mother) is the City Clerk/Treasurer
      -Wendy's mom is the City Planner
      -Gerald Broslofski (Kyle's dad) is the City Attorney
      -Chef is in charge of Public Safety
      -Randy Marsh (Stan's dad) is in charge of Parks/Public Grounds

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • 28 Days Later:

      When Carman says to his friends: "Oh Jesus, not you guys. What happened, were you bit?! Did you eat their brownies? DID YOU EAT THEIR BROWNIES?!" He is saying it in a similar way to when the female character Selena in 28 Days Later asked Jim if he was bitten by the diseased people she then screams at him: Did their blood get in your mouth? DID THEIR BLOOD GET IN YOUR MOUTH ? because that was the way the disease spread. Cartman asked his friends if they ate the brownies because hippies often lace brownies with weed and if they ate it they would become high like the hippies. Cartman then says to his friends "Listen your my friends but if you've been compromised I would have no problem taking you out, I'd expect the same from you" this is like when Selena told Jim, after hacking an infected comrade to death, that she would take him out in a heart beat if he were to get infected as well.

    • Invasion of the Body Snatchers:

      The concept of the hippies corrupting the regular townsfolk is similar in many ways to the 1956 film The Invasion of The Body Snatchers and its later remakes.

    • The Day After Tomorrow:

      While Cartman's appearance and general tone of speech is almost identical to that of the presentation scene of "Gunbuster," the data he presents as well as the speech he gives is almost a direct parody of Dennis Quaid's weather presentation in the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow.

    • Gunbuster:

      Where Cartman storms into the council meeting is a take off of the 1988 Japanese anime film Gunbuster.

      The teacher rushes into an emergency military meeting to prevent aliens from destroying Earth. He is flustered just like Cartman and the voice tone of panic/distress is the same.

    • Students Against Hippies:

      Cartman repeats numerous times in this episode, his utter hatred of hippies.

      In 1990, a student at Grinnell College was prosecuted before their judicial council for forming a group called "Students Against Hippies" and hanging up posters in which a cartoon stick-dog inflicted various types of cartoon violence on cartoon stick-hippies. The case made the front page of the Des Moines Register.

    • Adolf Eichmann:

      Throughout the episode, the Hippies refer to Cartman as "Little Eichmann."

      Prof. Ward Churchill, of the University of Colorado-Boulder, wrote a paper saying that the US was begging for 9-11 to happen, comparing the victims to "Little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, who was a Nazi technician who oversaw much of the Holocaust.

    • Armageddon: Cartman's plan to drill through the hippies is a take off of the 1998 film Armageddon.

      The drilling itself happens, the crew walking out in orange space uniforms while news reporters make speeches, Chef getting out of the vehicle to fix it, and figuring out which wire to use on stage.

    • Metallica:

      When Cartman is queing up Slayer: Raining Blood, you can see he has two other albums on the list. One is listed as Muhhrrtallicaz - Ride the Thunder. This is obviously a play on Ride the Lightning by Metallica.

    • The Force of Nature concert:

      The whole Hippie Jam Festival is a mockery of the Force of Nature concert for the Tsunami Aid happening in Malaysia.

      The Force of Nature concert is more about getting high and listening to boy bands than raising money for the tsunami victims in the Indian Ocean.

      This concert is more like a hippie festival (And the episode is shown two days before the concert!)

    • The Core:

      When Cartman talks about needing a black person to sacrifice himself for no reason, it's a reference to the 2003 film, The Core, in which the African American character basically does that.

      Also the Hippie Digger machine and its operation is quite similar to the vehicle in the film.

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