South Park

Season 13 Episode 3

Margaritaville

3
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 25, 2009 on Comedy Central
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
459 votes
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Episode Summary

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While the entire town is busy pointing fingers over who's to blame for the economy, Randy steps forward with a solution for the financial woes. With everyone in town helping, they all start to live without any economy at all. Elsewhere, the ultimate sacrifice is made by an unlikely savior in a bid to fix the town's problems.moreless

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  • superb

    9.0
    An episode about the economy, I'd think wouldn't interest me a lot (I don't care about the economy much, I will when I'm a little older but for now it's not that important to me), but it had some funny points. It was kind of funny how Kyle became a mock Jesus in the last half. Randy was pretty funny. Stan trying to return the Margaretville(sp) thing, ultimately smashing it, was pretty good. It wasn't as bad as it could have been. I think my final grade for this episode would be a low A-. Not horrible not perfect i thinkmoreless
  • Following the collapse of the economy, the residents of South Park (taking their lead from the wonderful Randy)decide to stop spending and live more simple lives - similar to those at the time of Jesus. Kyle however is once again the Town's saviour.moreless

    10
    I must admit that I felt the South Park team had lost some of their biting satirical wit towards the end of the last Season. Some had suggested that they were producing shows primarily as a contractual obligation, and it did seem this way at times. However, just as I was losing hope, along comes a classic. This could be my favourite episode ever.



    This episode has everything: a well observed (and very funny)commentary of the state of the economy coupled with a brilliant satirical religious parody. It's a show worth watching a second time. There are so many clever lines that you really need to go through it again to 'get' all the parallels. Definitely a 10/10 from me.moreless
  • it just keeps getting better and better

    9.5
    It's official. south park doesn't suck anymore and i couldn't be happier. This episode takes on two things, the economy and the new testament. The town of south park treating the economy as being some sort of omnipotent deity was funny and south park being upset that he can't get gta: chinatown wars (awesome game by the way) was hilarious. Stan's margarittaville adventures were funny and seeing how the government ultimately decides to do with the margarita maker and how they decide is brilliant. I can't believe it but i think south park may be back on track and i'm very excited about the rest of the season.moreless
  • they really made it good about the economy hahaha :D

    10
    a great episode :D they really talked about the economy, and they really made it funny hahaha i love it. and in the end of the episode the we're like .. the man were behind it not the jew kid but Obama :)) hahaha .. and when they were like all get back to the old days ,, riding horses and donkeys hehehe . i love this about southpark they really get into stuff really good and really funny.

    but where is kenny !!! they really killed him hahaha no sign for him hehehehe .. they wonna do like they did before maby lolmoreless
  • Stan tries to sell his father's Margaritaville, Randy leads South Park's new economical system and Kyle is the town's propheth, while Cartman engages in a little betrayal...again

    9.0
    I'm not very fond of Randy-centric episodes, and while this wasn't really one, he was featured enough anyway. This episode did a good job in bringing old characters back into the picture and seeing Mr. Garisson being thrown at with squirrels by the school's staff was hilarious.



    Stan's attempts to get rid of the Margaritaville were priceless and the chicken system of the government was.. well, just cool!



    The Jezus parody was hilarious, especially the pizzeria scene and Cartman complaining and his willingness to betray Kyle.



    Better than the previous ones and it looks like season 13 is going to be better than the last one.moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Randy Marsh; Mr. Garrison

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold 'Butters' Stotch; Gerald Broflovski

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Bank Clerk: How can I help you, young man?
      Stan Marsh: I got a hundred-dollar check from my grandma and my dad said I need to put it in the bank so it can grow over the years
      Bank Clerk: Well, that's fantastic. A really smart decision, young man. We can put that check in a money market mutual fund, then we'll re-invest the earnings into foreign currency accounts with compounding interest aaaand it's gone.
      [Clerk stares blankly]
      Stan Marsh: Uh... what?
      Bank Clerk: It's gone, it's all gone.
      Stan Marsh: What's all gone?
      Bank Clerk: The money in your account. It didn't do too well, it's gone.
      Stan Marsh: What do you mean? I-I have a hundred dollars!
      Bank Clerk: Not any more, you don't. Poof!
      Stan Marsh: Well what can I do to get back my...
      Bank Clerk: [Interrupts] I'm sorry, sir, but this line is for bank members only.
      Stan Marsh: I just opened an account!
      Bank Clerk: Do you have any money invested with this bank?
      Stan Marsh: No, you just lost it all!
      Bank Clerk: Then please stand aside for people who actually have money with us. Next please!

    • Anchor: Just how far will the economy fall? We asked economic reporter Dan Banks for his assessment.
      Dan: (says nothing, raises a gun to his head and fires, falling over dead)
      Anchor: We'll have the rest of Dan's interview tonight at 10.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Dr. Feelbetter is a parody of Dr. Phil and his show.

    • The entire episode is a parody of the mythologies of Moses (played as Randy) and Jesus Christ (played as Kyle). The final part where Kyle payed everyone's debts represented the Christian idea that Jesus died on the cross to pay for people's sins. It also had Kyle sleeping for three days afterwards which mirrored Jesus being dead for three days in the tomb before he was resurrected. Cartman serves as Judas, because he betrays Kyle.

    • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

      Cartman makes several references to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Published by Rockstar North and released on March 17th, 2009 for the Nintendo DS and PC, Chinatown Wars is the thirteenth game in the Grand Theft Auto series.

    • Jaws: When Randy's group wants to get the "Jew," Cartman scratches the chalkboard much like the shark catcher, played by Robert Shaw, in Jaws.

    • Biblical References:

      Randy's wisdom of "Lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of the economy" is a joking reference to 2 Timothy 3:4 where it says that in the time of the end, men would be "lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God."

      "The economy is our shepherd, we shall not want" is another joking reference to Psalms 23:1, where "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

    • Margaritaville:



      The title is an allusion to the Jimmy Buffet song of the same name.

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