South Park

Season 12 Episode 13

Elementary School Musical

2
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 12, 2008 on Comedy Central
8.6
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When a new kid comes to town, the boys must embrace the latest fad that hits South Park Elementary or risk their status as the coolest kids in school. Stan could lose Wendy if he doesn't get involved, and Cartman would rather kill himself than join in on the fad. But when the boys realize that Butters is more popular than they are, they find that they have no choice but to give in to peer pressure.moreless

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  • good

    7.5
    the boys realize they are clueless about the new fad- high school musical. even worse, stan fears a new 3rd grader will take wendy from him. what will go down?



    good episode. even though it was a musical (some people do not like musicals, but a lot of the time, i do), it had some real funny parts. the only down sides are i disliked that boy's father, he was annoying, and the last half is kind of hit and miss with gags. overall, my final grade for "Elementary School Musical" is going to fall somewhere in the "C" categorymoreless
  • One High School Musical was enough!

    1.0
    I would have rated this a 0 or 0.5 but it wouldn't let me.



    Disney went too far with High School Musical 2 and even further with High School Musical 3 - enough is enough!



    Please don't get me wrong - I love musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Wicked but we don't have sequels to those, no one needs them.



    I know South Park is famous for parodies, but the South Park movie was a musical and as enjoyable as some of the songs were, it would have been better without all the singing. I purposefully skipped over all the songs sung at the school in this episode, it was too much.moreless
  • "South Park," just to let you know, "My Gym Partner's a Monkey" already did it; more than 5 months before you did, and they did a whole lot better! :idea:

    1.0
    I really don't have anything to say about this episode except for the fact that I didn't like it! It didn't have a single fiber of originality whatsoever, and it totally made me want to figuratively tear my own ears off, and figuratively gouge my own eyes out! I could even smell the wretched stench of awfulness; that's how bad and un-original this episode was! I wish certain people would get a life, wake up, and realize just what a c***-fest "High School Musical" is already! "High School Musical" is to musicals what "Titanic" is to block-buster movies: a completely gigantic bomb and horrid to see! When "South Park" has to stoop to doing a parody of "High School Musical," something tells me that the writers have Got to be running out of ideas to get that desperate! So like I said, watch the "My Gym Partner's a Monkey" version called "Animal School Musical" instead! It's a trillion times funnier and infinitely more likable! :idea: Enough said! ;)moreless
  • just boring and stupid

    5.0
    well thank god the 13th season is good thus far but i need to write something negative so here i am back in season 12. this episode was just really dumb. they really could have done so much more in this episode with the music. South park in my mind usually can have some good music to fit the theme in the episode but this was just generic pop music. maybe its to be expected because thats the only thing people listen to nowadays. The only thing i found funny is this was mr. queermo slapping everyone and being really super gay throughout the episode, but even this grew stale and overused after the first 15 minutes. also cartman had a few good lines here and there but he wasnt used enough. and i absolutely despise episodes that are in the school and i wanted them to end immediately. thank god season 13 has been good. at least the office great when these were onmoreless
  • Not the best episode of South park.

    6.0
    I the reason I don't like this episode is because I HATE high school musical! I love watching South park but I HATE high school musical! the good thing about this episode is that Cartman,Stan,Kenny, and Kyle hate it to then Stan starts to like it because he thinks he is going to lose Wendy to this Briden and his Dad is a Dumb gay guy he slaps people he's a Butthole! I wish the guys who created South park didn't make this episode because I HATE high school musical! This show far not my favorite episode of South park.moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold

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

Alex Dunlap

Alex Dunlap

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Dylan Dunlap

Dylan Dunlap

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Molly Pasutti

Molly Pasutti

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Voice of Bebe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Apparently, Craig hasn't gotten over the events of the previous episode, as he looks down at his food and quietly answers "Peru" to the question "Where have you been?" for the boys.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Stan: What am I supposed to do? Can't just sit back and watch some kid steal my girlfriend away. (at an intersection he takes a left turn) I mean, Wendy said she'd never leave me for him. (kids appear behind him and follow him) But what if she just doesn't wanna hurt my feelings? She said he could get any girl he wants, and that means if he wanted, he could have my girl. (the kids begin to snap their fingers) This is all so crazy. I mean really, how could my day get any worse? (noticing the finger-snapping, he stops walking and looks around. The kids wait for him to start singing) No-no, no, I'm not doing it! I'm not doing it!
      Kids: Awww. (murmurs follow)
      Stan: No, f**k off. I'm not doing it.
      Kids: Awww. (more murmuring. As they disperse, Butters walks up to Stan)
      Butters: Awww jeez, you're no fun.

    • Cartman: Girls are such fags.

    • Cartman: Well, I'm out guys. If this is what's cool now, I think I'm done. I no longer have any connection to this world. I'm gonna go home and kill myself. Goodbye, friends.
      (the next morning)
      (Cartman walks into class and sighs)
      Kyle: What happened? I thought you were gonna kill yourself?
      Cartman: I tried - went to sleep in my mom's car in the garage with the engine turned on.
      Stan: But you didn't die?
      Cartman: Freakin' hybrids, man. They just don't do the trick anymore.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • High School Musical:

      In the first movie, the character Troy wants to be in the musical, but everyone pressures him to play basketball, especially his father. In this episode, is the same with Briden, but reversed.

      Kyle's hair is exactly like the character Chad's hair.

      The song "Go With The Status Quo" is a parody of "Stick To The Satus Quo" from the first movie, and the choreography shown is from the "All For One" number of the second movie. Also, "We're So Happy To Be In School Again" is a parody of "We're All In This Together" from the first movie.

    • A Knight's Tale:




      The crowd breaking into singing 'We Will Rock You' (originally by Queen) during the basketball game, is identical to how the crowd broke into 'We Will Rock You' and other rock songs at the jousting tournaments during the 2001 film, A Knight's Tale.

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