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South Park

Season 10 Episode 12

Go God Go (1)

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 01, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The topic of evolution is introduced to the 4th graders of South Park Elementary and while their teacher is against the theory a change of mind has implications for the future. And speaking of the future, Cartman is trying to send himself there; to the exact date that the newest video game console, the Nintendo Wii is being released.moreless

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  • perfect

    What i liked- the cliffhanger ending, the sea otters in the future, the animation as well as the music playing when cartman is frozen and the years keep going by, Ms. Garrison's explanation for what evolution is, cartman in bed trying to make the time pass and the time only passes like 3 minutes in total, amongst other things. Really funny episode and a great start to a 2-parter. A+
  • One of my absolute favorites ever!

    I LOVE this episode; this is one of my favorites in the entire series. Again, it has the A/B plot that all ties in together at the end.

    I think a lot of people can relate to this episode. For one, there are plenty of people out there who don't like the thought of evolution; Mrs. Garrison goes to the extreme to prove that point, with the throwing of the feces. Also, Cartman symbolizes how video games can pretty much consume you. No one I've ever known is stupid enough to try and freeze themselves, however.

    This episode left me in tears... I mean, the way Garrison explains evolution, the flying spaghetti monster.... wow.

    Plus, the music when Cartman is "traveling" into the future is awesome.moreless
  • Seeing this episode is what got me to go buy the Wii Awesome episode

    Cartman wants to speed up time so he can get the new Wii it's so awesome then Cartman tries to freeze himself. Then Cartman just freeze himself but Butters didn't go back to get him out and Cartman was in ice for 500 years and all that Cartman cares about is the Wii. But no wants to see Ms. Garrison having sex or see her freakin' guy/woman boobs what the hell is what with that they don't had to show that on tv that has werid. And in the future otter can talk and something about Atheist at every has that reigon in the future but thats not going to happenmoreless
  • Awsome episode!!

    I love this episode, its one of the most funniest episodes in South Park....its about when Cartman is unable to wait three weeks until the Wii console is released..and he gets Butters to bury him in the snow in the nearby mountains. He tells Butters not to unfreeze him until the day that the Wii is released.

    But unfortunately Buters was to stupid and he forgot about him and Cartman ended up in the Future.. And yea he did some funny things in the future, like when he calls himself in the past they both argue ..but i wont write it couse you can get it on Wikipedia... anyway its a great episode and a really funny one..moreless
  • In this first of a two-parter, Eric is having trouble waiting for the release of the Nintendo Wii and decides to freeze himself, while Mr(s) Garrison falls in love with an evolution teacher...moreless

    There haven't been any two-part stories for a few seasons, and now we get two in one season.

    This is a quite well written episode. I wouldn't say it is amongst the show's best offerings, but it's good in it's own way.

    I enjoyed seeing Mr(s) Garrison getting the stoplight, as he / she is one of my favourite characters, and always has a few great lines.

    But the undoubted highlight of the episode is the 'Buck Rogers In The 25th Century' theme as Eric is frozen and goes into the future. I couldn't wait to see what happened in part two.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

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

Juan Kimmelini

Juan Kimmelini

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Kyle McCulloch

Kyle McCulloch

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Principal Victoria

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

    • Richard Dawkins is a real evolutionary biologist, who has been very critical of religion.

    • Even if Cartman did go to the future, and become revived in the future, Cartman technically died, when he froze to death, and if Butters managed to unfreeze Cartman, once the Wii came out, and if the avalanche didn't happen, Cartman would have died, marking the second time that Cartman died in the series.

    • This is the second time that South Park has featured the restaurant "Buca de Faggocinis".

    • Everyone seems convinced that Eric will die if he freezes his body for 3 weeks, even though in the season 2 episode "Prehistoric Ice Man", the frozen man was encased in ice for 32 months and survived.

    • Although not seen, Kenny, in fact, dies in this episode. The man says to Cartman that his friends and family have been dead for hundreds of years, revealing that Kenny has died of old age sometime in the past.

    • This is the first time there has been more than one two-parter episode in the same season of South Park.

    • This episode has a sub-plot similar to the episodes "Best Friends Forever" and "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000" in which Cartman is so eager to have the new video game system (PSP/Dreamcast/Wii) that he takes extreme measures to get it. (Tries to "kill" Kenny/ steal tooth fairy money from other kids/freezes self.)

    • Since people in the future don't believe in God, all the humans there refer to Science as the be-all and end-all. They even use it to curse, such as "Science Damn You!" or Oh my Science!"

    • At EV Games Starcraft and Warcraft make their second appearance this season with the first being in "Make Love Not Warcraft," the season opener. Also, instead of X-Box being there, the system is called a D-Box.

    • When Cartman is checking his alarm clock to see what time it is it displays "2:15". As time passes, it reaches "2:18" yet on the alarm clock an extra "0" has been added to show "02:18".

    • This is the second time cryogenic freezing has been done by South Park, the first being "Prehistoric Ice Man," in which the boys find a man frozen in ice since 1996.

    • Professor Chaos appears in this episode. This is the first time in season 10 that we have seen Butters as Professor Chaos.

    • Cartman's response when he first is unfrozen is similar to Larry's response in "Prehistoric Ice Man."

    • This is the fourth time Cartman attempts time travel. The first was in "4th Grade", when Cartman wanted to relive 3rd grade, the second in "My Future Self 'n Me" his future self creates a time travel company and comes back to meet him, and the third in "I'm a Little Bit Country," in order to get out of research for his history paper, although the last one was technically a flashback caused by electrocuting himself.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Mr. Dawkins: (Teaching the class about Evolution) Over billions of years life has evolved from simple one-celled organisms into all the complex life we see around us.
      Mrs. Garrison: Whatever.
      Mr. Dawkins: It was changes in hereditary traits that allowed the first mammals to breath in the air.
      Mrs. Garrison: Retarded fish-frogs.
      Mr. Dawkins: Ms. Garrision, I believe that's a gross over-simplification.
      Mrs. Garrison: Well, you're a faggot!

    • Principal Victoria: Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary scientist.
      Mr. Dawkins: Charmed to meet you. Mrs…
      Mrs. Garrison: Shut up, faggot!

    • Cartman: You guys! You guys! You guys, you gotta help me.
      Stan: Dude you don't look so good, Cartman.
      Cartman: I can't take it anymore, you guys. The wait for Nintendo Wii is literally killing me.
      Kyle: Well there's nothing you can do, so you just have to be patient.
      Cartman: No. There is something I can do.
      Kenny: (What?)
      Cartman: All right, listen: you know how in space movies they put astronauts in suspender animation so that their trip seems really short, right? I think I figured out how to do it.
      Stan: Do what?
      Cartman: Freeze myself. If I freeze myself, then in three weeks, when Nintendo Wii comes out, you guys can unfreeze me. The wait will seem instantaneous to me.
      Kyle: No.
      Cartman: It's simple science, Kyle.
      Kyle: You'll die, retard!
      Cartman: I'll die waiting for the Wii to come out! Don't you see this is my only chance!
      Stan: Dude, no way.
      Kyle: Yeah, I hate you, but I'm not going to help kill you.
      Cartman: I thought you were my friends! I guess I was wrong! After everything we've been through together, you guys won't even help me freeze myself! (Turns and walks away)

    • Liane: Eric, you're coming home right now!
      Cartman: Can't I just stay and… look at the sign a little longer?

    • Cartman: How long until Nintendo Wii comes out now?
      Stan: It's still three weeks.
      Cartman: Oh God… (Waits a few seconds) Okay, how long now?

    • Cartman: No Mom, you don't understand! I've been waiting for this thing to come out for months. And now, every day time is slowing down. It's like… waiting for Christmas… times a thousand.

    • (The angry Triscotti parents and their disturbed daughter are discussing about evolution in Principal Victoria's office with Mrs. Garrison)
      Mr. Triscotti: Principal Victoria, we are a devout Catholic family! Do you mind telling me why my daughter now thinks she's a retarded fish-frog?!
      Mrs. Garrison: (angry) I told you this would happen, didn't I?!
      Principal Victoria: Mr. Triscotti, I wasn't aware that--
      Mr. Triscotti: We have worked years to instill the teachings of Jesus Christ into our daughter, and in one fell swoop, you try to destroy everything we did!
      Mrs. Garrison: I hear ya!
      Principal Victoria: Sir, if you don't wish your daughter to learn about evolution, then we can pull her out of class.
      Mr. Triscotti: You most certainly will!
      Girl: But Dad, I want to learn everything!
      Mr. Triscotti: No you don't! Shut up!
      (he and his wife take their daughter and leave the room)

    • (gets surrounded by soldiers)
      Cartman: I'm just a little boy from the past who wants to play Nintendo Wii.

    • Mrs. Garrison: Now I for one think that evolution is a bunch of bull crap. But I've been told I have to teach it anyway. It was thought up by Charles Darwin and it goes something like this:

      In the beginning, we were all fish, okay, swimming around in the water. And then one day a couple of fish had a retard baby. And the retard baby was different so it got to live. So retard fish goes on to make more retard babies, and then one day a retard baby fish crawled out of the ocean with its mutant fish hands, and it had butt sex with a squirrel or something, and made this retard-frog-squirrel and then that had a retard baby which was a monkey-fish-frog, and then this monkey-fish-frog had butt sex with that monkey and that monkey had a mutant retard baby that screwed another monkey and that made you. So there you go. You're the retarded offspring of five monkeys having butt sex with a fish-squirrel. Congratulations.

    • Mr. Dawkins: I've never met a woman with such…balls.

    • (Someone's head is blown off)
      Cartman: Jesus Christ!
      Future Guy: (laughs) You believe in a supernatural being!
      (An explosive dart is shot into his neck)
      Future Guy: Oh my Science...(his head explodes)

    • (Richard Dawkins & Ms. Garrison are having sex)
      Ms. Garrison: Oh yeah! Yeah, I'm a monkey! Give this monkey what you own!
      Richard Dawkins: Oh Ms. Garrison!
      Ms. Garrison: Oh yeah! Pound my monkey-hole Richard! Yeah, I'm a monkey alright!

    • Mrs. Garrison: That's right kids, and so you see, there is no god.
      Mr. Dawkins: Careful darling, the school board doesn't like it when we -
      Stan: (interrupts) Well there could still be a god.
      Mrs. Garrison: What?
      Stan: Couldn't evolution be the answer to how, and not the answer to why?
      Mrs. Garrison: Uh-oh! Retard alert! Retard alert, class! (to Stan) Do you believe in a flying spaghetti monster too, bubblehead?!

    • Future Guy: Young man, you don't seem to understand. Your family, your friends… everyone you knew has been dead for over five hundred years.
      Cartman: I don't care! Is there a Nintendo Wii?

    • Atheist Sea Otter: Know this time-child; I shall smash your skull like a clam on my tummy!

    • Shpeck: This is going to be a bit of a shock...but this is the year 2546.
      Cartman: What?
      Shpeck: You have been frozen on ice for over 500 years.
      Cartman: (runs to the window and looks outside) Butters? Butters, you black asshole!

    • Mrs Garrison: (Running around the schoolhouse yelling) I've got a date, I've got a date with a real man for the first time ever since my sex change operation! Hey everybody…

    • Mrs. Garrison: If I'm a monkey then I might as well act like one! Whoo whoo whoo hah. Whoo whoo whoo hah.
      Richard Dawkins: Mrs. Garrison what are you doing?
      Mrs. Garrison: How should I know. I'm just a f**king monkey!

    • Kyle: I hate you, but I'm not gonna' help kill you!

    • (We see Cartman pacing back and forth in front of the game store.)
      Cartman: Come on…come on…
      Mrs. Cartman: Eric, what are you doing?
      Cartman: I'm waiting for the new Nintendo Wii to come out!

    • Mrs. Garrison: Now I for one think that evolution is complete bullcrap, but I have to teach it anyway.

    • Mrs. Garrison: I'm not a monkey! I'm a woman.

  • NOTES (7)

    • In the DVD commentary for this episode Trey Parker and Matt Stone mention that, due to this episode, they actually recieved free Wii systems from Nintendo.

    • Cartman had to wait three weeks for the Wii, which was the exact amount of time that people in North America had to wait at the time of airing.

    • Mrs. Garrison's breast look different from the episode "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" in that episode they were small and yellowish clear as if they were outside of body, but now they are inside the chest and look as if they were real but oddly misshaped.

    • This episode was originally called "Go, God. Go! Part 2"

    • This is the fourth South Park episode to feature a real videogame. The others were "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000" (Dreamcast), "Best Friends Forever" (PSP), and "Make Love, Not Warcraft"(World of Warcraft).

    • At the time of airing, Matt and Trey admitted that they were really excited about the launch of the Wii.

    • Penn and Teller, friends of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, did an episode analyzing the Creationism vs. Evolution debate on their show Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!.

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • Avatar: The Last Airbender:

      The plot of Cartman being frozen for hundreds of years, being unfrozen, and be treated like a savior by Unified Atheist League (UAL), and a threat by the United Atheist Alliance (UAA) and Allied Atheist Allegiance (AAA) is similar to this Nickelodeon animated show, except that Cartman isn't really a savior.

    • Brave New World:

      Many science fiction novels have discussed the repercussions of a future without religion. The bleakest is Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. In this work, characters refer to "Our Ford" (as in Henry Ford, who developed the process of mass production) instead of "Our Lord"; similar to how "science" has taken the place of "God".

    • Back to the Future:

      When Cartman is unfrozen, one of the people is hovering upside down, a reference to the 1989 film, Back to the Future, Part 2.

    • Star Wars:

      In the future scenes, the spaceships flying across in the background resemble the city Coruscant from the "Star Wars" films.

    • Flight of the Navigator:

      One of the machines that revive Eric in the future closely resembles Max from the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator.

    • The Shining:

      When Cartman is buried in the snow and is slowly freezing, it is reminiscent of the end of the 1981 Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining, when Jack is freezing to death in the garden maze.

    • Battlestar Galactica:

      The conversation between Richard Dawkins and Mrs. Garrison about changing the future is almost identical in terms of music and style to the mental-conversations between Baltar and Number Six in the new series of Battlestar Galactica.

    • EB Games:

      The video game retailer in South Park mall Cartman visits is called "EV Games" a reference to the major video game retail store.

      Also, inside the store are several ads including: Q-Box, Starcraft, and Warcraft III.

    • The Flying Spaghetti Monster:

      This is mentioned by Richard Dawkins, is a deity invented to demonstrate the absurdity of Intelligent Design; details of this internet meme can be seen at http://www.venganza.org/

    • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century:

      The graphics and music as Cartman travels forward in time are from the 1979-81 series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

    • Buca de Beppo's:

      The restaurant where Mr. Dawkins and Ms. Garrison have their first date is called Buca de Faggoncini, with very similar sign design and interior as the restaurant chain Buca de Beppo's.

    • Current Events/Evolution: Whether to teachintelligent design along with evolution in public schools or not has been a raging political debate throughout the past few years.

    • Go Dog Go:

      The title "Go, God. Go!" is similar to the Dr. Suess book named "Go, Dog. Go!" Officer Barbrady read this book in Chickenlover.