South Park

Season 10 Episode 8

Make Love, Not Warcraft

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 04, 2006 on Comedy Central

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  • Trivia

    • The Sword of a Thousand Truths is not a real sword in WoW but the design of the sword is that of Frostmourne, which is the Lich King's sword used to steal Prince Arthas' soul. Frostmourne is also a sword from Warcraft III.

    • Cartman's character is believed to be a dwarf warrior, but during his "training" sessions with the boars, his character portrait has a yellow "energy" bar, the kind that rogues have. The moves on his action bar also include sinister strike, another rogue ability!

    • When Cartman says to his mom that he has to use the bathroom and he takes a crap in the bowl, if you look behind them Stan is not at his computer but in the next scene he is.

    • The exact place of the first fight beteween the kids of South Park and the fat guy is just under Stormgrade Keep in the Arathi Highlands, on the northern part of the Eastern Kingdom on Azeroth.

    • To stay awake while playing WoW, Stan drinks cans of Rockstar energy drink.

    • Near the end of the battle Kyle says that he is out of mana, yet in the next scene he casts Arcane Fire Blast.

      NOTE: In World of Warcraft, mana regenerates over time naturally if you're not casting, and mages have some abilities to regenerate mana even quicker so, so it is possible that he regenerated enough mana during the conversation between Stan and Randy.

    • Cartman chose a dwarf to be his character, despite the fact that he hates midgets.

    • Stan's user name is said to be "Loves to Spooge" but if you look on his screen it is "Staniscool" But it is possible that "Staniscool" is his character name, and "Loves to Spooge" is just his login username.

    • The music mixed with the original South Park theme is Les Claypool's Frog Brigade - Whamola.

    • In the final battle, Stan isn't wearing his headphones, and yet he can hear his dad.

    • Nitpick: If Kenny's family is so poor, then how can they afford a computer, not to mention that he is playing a game that you have to pay to play.

      Edit: Kenny has the oldest computer out of the four of them... he has a CRT monitor while the rest of the characters have LCD monitors.

      Correction: While they show Kenny in his house, the back of his monitor appears to be an LCD, just like Stan, Kyle and Cartman's. When he's in Cartman's basement with the other 3 boys, his monitor looks like an older CRT, while the rest have LCD's.

    • Stan's character name for WoW is "Loves to Spooge." Spooge is a slang term for ejaculate.

    • The montage song is "Live to Win" by Paul Stanley. The lyrics are here: http://artists.letssingit.com/paul-stanley-lyrics-live-to-win-d6smjxv

    • During the final battle, the kid's voices keep changing from WoW to regular, depending on whether it's real-life or in the WoW world. They should probably sound lamer when they're in the WoW world, like they do in real-life (after they've turned nerdy and obese).

    • This episode is the first time Stan, Kyle and Kenny have gained a lot of weight.

    • This is the third time Cartman becomes even fatter. The first was Weight Gain 4000, the second was in ManBearPig.

    • The following is a list of each SP citizen, and their character in WoW:

      Cartman's character is a Dwarf Warrior named bigboNed3.

      Kenny's character is a male Human Hunter.

      Kyle is a female Human Mage with a Arcane/Fire speciality.

      Stan's character is a Male Human Warrior named Luvs2SPWG (or Lovestospooge).

      Randy's character is a Male Human Warrior, even though he says he is a Hunter.

      Craig's character is a Male Gnome Mage.

      Tweek's character is a Male Gnome Warrior. His character is seen only when on fire.

      Clyde's character is a Male Night Elf Hunter.

      Ike's character is a Male Human Priest. He is wearing the Devout Set (without the head), an end-game dungeon set for priests.

      Timmy's character is a Male Human Priest.

      Butters character is a Male Dwarf Warrior and looks the same as Cartman. He gets told to change, and isn't seen afterward.

      Jimmy's character is a Male Night Elf Hunter.

      Token's character is a Male Human Rogue.

    • During the teaser for this episode, Stan and Kyle's characters appear to be in a castle, yet in the episode this does not happen.

    • Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny's armor are the same color as their hats/jacket/parka in 'real life.'

    • The characters in Blizzard's board room closely resemble their corporate executive team, with President Mike Morhaime and Vice President Rob Pardo playing the most active roles.

    • "Live to Win", the title track from KISS vocalist Paul Stanley's upcoming solo album made its world debut in the episode.

    • When the boys are training for the final battle, they are seen drinking Rockstar, eating Hot Pockets and Cup Ramen. Their nerd opponent also drinks Rockstar, and eats Chips-a-Hoy! brand cookies. As well, Kyle has drunk a Red Bull during the final battle. Kenny can also be seen drinking, what appears to be, red rain energy drink, which is a cheaper energy drink, in his house while playing WoW.

    • The bass guitar that Token played in Cartman's Christian rock band Faith +1(from the episode Christian Rock Hard) can be seen sitting in the corner of his bedroom while playing World of Warcraft.

    • All of the player characters seen are wearing armor forbidden by their level.

    • Randy's starting character is not a human hunter. His character is really a warrior rather than a hunter as he suggests; this may not be an incongruity so much as a "newb" (new player) mistake on his part.

    • The character that continues to "gank" all the characters throughout Azeroth is a Mage but wears a plate helm. Mages in World of Warcraft can only wear cloth armor.

    • Stan's character is wearing a Frostwolf Battle Tabard, which is only available for purchase by Horde players.

    • When Clyde goes AFK during the first battle, he is shown reading Playboy.

    • The boys play basketball at the same park where Al Gore had met them in "ManBearPig."

    • Players who side with the Horde faction from World of Warcraft are not shown. Only Alliance players are shown.

    • In World of Warcraft after you level up, monsters such as the low level boars would yield less and less exp as you go on until they yield you no experience at all. It's a common part of the game that if you're so much higher a level than the monster you're attacking it would just die and no XP would be gained.

    • Kenny's character dies twice in the game. Also, Kenny's character is not actually a Human Hunter as warriors can use all weapons except wands, yet this is not possible in-game.

    • Posters of Blizzard Entertainment games "Diablo 2," "Warcraft III," and "Starcraft" can be seen in the background at several points in the episode.

    • "The Sword of a Thousand Truths" is the same model as "The Hungering Cold" in World of Warcraft.

      It does 120.0 DPS (damage per second), has a mana burn proc (programmed random occurrence), and has a +80 stamina enchant.

    • The boy playing World of Warcraft at Best Buy is wearing a Chinpokomon cap and shirt.

    • The theme tune for the second half of season 10 is similar to the theme tune for second half of season 4 and season 5; but the various clips from the last few seasons are still shown.

    • The blow-up Antonio Banderas doll can be seen in Cartman's basement.

    • The first mention of a real game system on an episode of South Park was the Sega Dreamcast in The Tooth Fairy's TATS 2000.

  • Quotes

    • Cartman: All right, you guys, the moment of truth is here and it's time for our final battle. Everyone log in.
      Stan: I'm in.
      Kyle: Me too.
      Kenny: Me three.

    • Cartman: Okay, hit him with pyroblast, Kyle.
      Kyle: Casting... there's an 8-second cast time.
      Cartman: Aren't you spec'd to reduce cast time?
      Kyle: No, ah, I'm an arcane fire mage.
      Cartman: ...Christ.

    • Member 3: Sir, you'd better have a look at this! Four of our subscribers... They've gone up fifty levels in three weeks.
      President: My God... they must have no lives at all.

    • Kenny: (mumbles) I think Kyle has fake titties, hahaaha.
      Cartman: Heheh, totally, heheh.

    • Cartman: Okay, I'm back.
      Stan: Dude! We've been waiting forever!
      Cartman: Well I'm sorry! I had to take a dump!
      Kyle: If you didn't eat so much, you wouldn't have diarrhea all the time, fatass!
      Cartman: Hey! I don't have to take any lip from a freaking girl!
      Kenny: (Muffled) I think Kyle has fake titties, (Laughs)
      Cartman: (Laughs) Totally.

    • (After the Nerd's character kills Kenny's character)
      Stan: Oh my God! He killed Kenny!
      Kyle: You bastard!
      (Nerd's character kills Kyle's & Stan's character)

    • (About to kill the nerd's character)
      Cartman: Looks like you're about to get pwned.
      (Cartman's character kills the nerd's character)

    • Cartman: You can't just give up on the world…of warcraft.

    • Cartman: (playing World of Warcraft) Alright Clyde, hit him with your crossbow! (Clyde's character isn't doing anything) Hit him now, Clyde! (Clyde's character is still doing nothing) Clyde? Clyde! Clyde! (Clyde is looking at a Playboy magazine) Come on you asshole! Goddamn it! We lost Clyde!

    • Tweek: (While playing World of Warcraft) AAAHHHH! I'm burning! Oh, Jesus, I'm burning!!!

    • Kyle: Dude, boars are only worth 2 experience points a piece. Do you know how many we'd have to kill to get up 30 levels?
      Cartman: Yes. (pulls out piece of paper) 65,340,285.

    • Randy: (on the phone) Nelson! Nelson I need to come over and use your computer! … No, I need to play World of Warcraft! Nelson?!

    • Warcraft Exec #1: Fellow board members, we have a problem. Somebody in the World of Warcraft is ignoring the world's rules and is going around killing innocent players.
      Warcraft President: Why kill innocent players? The game is about finishing quests.
      Warcraft Exec #2: We got to delete him from the server!
      Warcraft Exec #1: We can't. Whoever this player is has played Warcraft so much, that he has reached a level we thought unreachable. He's actually able to kill our admins! And he grows stronger every day!
      Warcraft Exec #3: Jesus!
      Jim: I've got to get home; my kids are playing World of Warcraft right now!
      Warcraft Exec #1: Jim, Your kid's characters are already dead.
      Jim: No, no. They just started playing!
      (Jim starts crying)
      Warcraft Exec #2: What kind of person would do this?
      Warcraft Exec #1: Only one kind, whoever this person is, he has played World of Warcraft nearly every hour of every day for the past year and a half! Gentlemen, we are dealing with someone here who has absolutely no life.
      Warcraft Exec #3: How can you kill that which has no life?

    • Cartman: No! I don't want to start over at the graveyard! NO!
      (Cartman's character gets killed.)
      Cartman: That son of a bitch!

    • Warcraft Exec #1: There are over seven million people who log on to World of Warcraft! Are you telling me all those people's characters are going to die, and there's nothing we can do to save them?
      Warcraft President: Yes. And it won't be long before everyone gets really, really frustrated and stops playing altogether. Gentlemen, this could very well lead to the end of the World... of Warcraft.
      Warcraft Member: No! Nooooooooo!

    • Nelson: Is that a computer game?
      Randy: No, r-tard, it's an MMORPG. These are real people I'm playing with. See, I'm a hunter, level 2. I can chat with all these other people. I can even wave to this guy, see? Hello. (his character waves to another character, who waves back). In the outside world, I'm a simple geologist, but in here… I am Valkorn, Defender of the Alliance. I've braved the Fargodeep Mine, defeated the bloodfish at Jerod's Landing--
      (the nerd's character kills Randy's character)
      Nelson: Hmm. Looks like that guy just killed you.
      Randy: What? Why? WHY?!

    • Stan: Look! There he is!
      Cartman: EVERYONE HOLD!
      Kyle: He's targeting us.
      Cartman: Prepare to charge, scroll over him with your mouse cursors, and… RIGHT CLICK!

    • Cartman: I am the mightiest dwarf in all of Azeroth!
      Kyle: Wow! Look at all these people playing right now.
      Cartman: Ya it's bullcrap! I bet half of these people are Koreans!

    • Warcraft Exec #2: Sir, you better have a look at this! Four of our subscribers…they've gone up fifty levels in three weeks!
      Warcraft President: My God, they must have no lives at all.
      Warcraft Exec #2: A hope?
      Warcraft President: A chance.

    • Cartman: You can just hang outside in the sun all day tossing a ball around or you can sit at your computer and do something that matters.

    • Cartman: We did it you guys! We're totally heroes.
      Kyle: That was such über pwnage.
      Stan: I can't believe it's all over. What do we do now?
      Cartman: What do you mean? Now we can finally play the game.
      Kyle: Oh yeah.

    • Kyle: You know this could take like 12 hours to beat this guy. What if we run out of food?
      Cartman: Don't worry you guys, I got it covered. (Over loudspeaker) Mom!!! More Hot Pockets!!!

    • Cartman: No, no, no-
      (Cartman is killed in Warcraft)
      Cartman: God f(beep)king dammit!

    • Butters: I don't play World of Warcraft.
      Cartman: Butters you said you're on your computer all the time.
      Butters: Ya, but I'm playing "Hello Kitty Island Adventure"
      (All stare at Butters)
      Cartman: (calmly) Butters go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you.
      Butters: (nervously) Oh alright then.

    • Cartman: This shall be a day for all to remember, let us bravely charge the fields of Azeroth, from which--
      Butters: Hey fellas! Boy, this is neato, huh?!
      Cartman: …Butters, what the hell are you doing?
      Butters: I got World of Warcraft like you said.
      Cartman: You can't be the dwarf character Butters, I'm the dwarf.
      Butters: Well, there's only like four races to choose from--
      Cartman: So pick another one, I'm the dwarf you stupid asshole! Log out, create a new character, and log back in!
      Butters: I like "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" a lot more than your stuff.

    • Cartman: Clyde, Clyde! If you had a chance right now to go back in time and stop Hitler, wouldn't you do it? I mean, I personally wouldn't stop him because I think he was awesome, but you would, right?
      Clyde: I'm just gonna stop playing.
      Cartman: When Hitler rose to power there were a lot of people who just stopped playing. You know who those people were? The French. Are you French, Clyde?
      Clyde: No.
      Cartman: Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, Clyde?
      Clyde: Alright, alright. I'll do it.

    • Randy: You've been on your computer all weekend; shouldn't you go out and socialize with your friends?
      Stan: I am socializing r-tard, I'm logged on to a MMO-RPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using team-speak!
      Randy: (quietly) I'm not an r-tard.

    • Warcraft Exec #1: No, I don't have a Warcraft character! I have a life!

  • Notes

    • This episode won the 2007 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)".

    • According to Blizzard Entertainment, "The Sword of a Thousand Truths" (the legendary sword in this episode), will be included in their upcoming "Burning Crusade" expansion.

    • Actual World of Warcraft® music is played throughout the episode.

    • Due to the World of Warcraft scenes, this is the first episode to use Machinima, which is a relatively new form of filmmaking that uses computer game technology to shoot a film in the virtual reality of a game engine.

    • South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have stated in interviews that they are very addicted to video games.

    • This episode was produced with the cooperation and assistance of Blizzard Entertainment®, makers of the MMORPG World of Warcraft®.

  • Allusions

    • The computer screen that Randy uses at work when he's playing WoW saysSuny, an obvious pun on Sony, a company that focuses on electronic appliances.

    • Grand Theft Auto:

      The way Randy stops a car, pulls out the driver, punches him and then hijacks the car is very similar to the way cars are "borrowed" in the "Grand Theft Auto" series of games. Given the theme of this episode, this looks like a deliberate allusion.

    • "leetspeak":

      This episode pokes fun at the intentional misspelling of words in MMORPG's such as "uber", "pwn", and "n00b".

    • Cartman's TeamSpeak:

      Cartman's TeamSpeak commands rant parodies the popular Leeroy Jenkins video containing a similar barking of commands. Both this portion of the episode and the original Jenkins video satirize the excessive planning and elitism of so-called "nerd guilds" who specialize in raiding.

      Though the scene is typical of many endgame raid command rants, the wink to that video occurs most obviously when Kyle mentions not being specced to reduce his cast time and Cartman in an annoyed tone replies with "Christ....". An almost exact circumstance and response from the team leader occurs in the Leeroy Jenkins video.

    • Gauntlet:

      One of the head programmers in the Blizzard boardroom is wearing a shirt that says "Dwarf Needs FOOD!" This is a reference to the video game Gauntlet.

    • Computer Nerds:

      The title pokes at the stereotype that most players in the WOW community are virgins, or at least spend more hours playing the game than they spend with the opposite sex.

    • World of Warcraft®: World of Warcraft is a massively popular online fantasy RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It has over ten million participants worldwide.

    • Make love, not war:

      The title "Make Love, Not Warcraft" alludes to the popular phrase, "Make love, not war", used frequently in America during the 1960's to protest the Vietnam War.

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