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South Park

Season 1 Episode 12

Mecha-Streisand

4
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 1998 on Comedy Central
8.4
out of 10
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384 votes
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Mr. Garrison takes his class on an archaeological dig for arrowheads. Cartman finds a mysterious triangle and the kids get on TV about this important discovery, which captures the attention of Leonard Maltin. He comes to South Park to warn about Barbra Streisand's desire to get the triangle. Barbra Streisand comes to South Park and tries to get the triangle from the kids. Barbra finally get the other triangle and becomes Mecha-Streisand, wreaking havoc upon the town. Maltin tells Chef to call Robert Smith of The Cure to come to the rescue.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Cartman finds a mysterious triangle

    7.0
    Mr. Garrison takes his class on an archaeological dig for arrowheads. Cartman finds a mysterious triangle and the kids get on TV about this important discovery, which captures the attention of Leonard Maltin. He comes to South Park to warn about Barbra Streisand's desire to get the triangle. Barbra Streisand comes to South Park and tries to get the triangle from the kids. Barbra finally get the other triangle and becomes Mecha-Streisand, wreaking havoc upon the town. Maltin tells Chef to call Robert Smith of The Cure to come to the rescue.... I laughed at Cartman singing, then he found a triangle, "If you're ain't Fiona Apple, I don't give a Fiona Apple rat @$$," Cartman getting the triangle from Kyle (after sneaking), Barbra Streisand as a man, Mecha Streisand, a man singing in Japanese, the fight sequence, and Mecha Ike. Overall, a decent episode. 7/10moreless
  • No wonder I don't like Barbara Streisand

    7.9
    Great show again and no wonder I loved the show

    In its early heyday and how it put Comedy Central

    On the map. No wonder I don't like Barbara Streisand as

    She is made fun of big time as they the town residents have to stop her from trying to destroy South Park!

    Very funny show indeed!
  • If there was a giant poster of Barbra Streisand replacing the Shanghai World Financial Center, people would think that she's attacking us. Actually, at least Shanghai. I'm an American, though. You get the point.. do you? Warning: Contains spoilers.moreless

    9.1
    This episode wasn't the best idea for an episode of South Park. I don't really hate Barbra Streisand and care about her, but the creators of South Park actually do. Anyways, this episode was a sign of their hatred for her, and I thought it was a bad way to do so. The Cure? I mean, what got them to do that? Well, I know Matt Stone or Trey Parker liked him, but still.. that's just random stuff in this episode.



    Well, Barbra Streisand finds the remaining triangle piece that she needed to get stronger and become Mega-Streisand. The boys are in desperate need to find someone to stop her.



    This episode was okay, but not really the best episode in the world. I like the idea a little of Mega-Streisand, though. Barbra Streisand does seem like a total mean person in this episode.moreless
  • good

    7.0
    The boys try to stop Barbra Streisand after she becomes a monster called Mecha-Streisand and threatens to destroy all of South Park. Will they be able to come up with a way to beat her? Or is the town of South Park going to be destroyed once and for all?



    It was alright. started out slow but after the first act I got more and more into it. It isn't a great episode but it is a pretty decent episode I guess. My final grade for this episode would be in the "C" range, it was pretty average of an episode, I thought so at least.moreless
  • Loved every minute

    10
    I don't like anything about Barbera Streisand, so thats probably why I love this episode so much.



    I loved the point where people were turning into things to fight Streisand like Sidney Poitier and Chef made some remark about just how ridiculous this situation was.



    It was just ridiculous, but it was all in good fun at the same time. You can tell Matt and Trey don't mind treading on celebrities feet, they just do it to make something incredibly entertaining.



    Even though this makes no sense whatsoever its still loads of fun!!!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

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Barbra asks who the boy is she saw on the news tonight yet the scene where this happens is during the day, so there is no way she could've seen Kyle tonight since that point of the day hasn't happened yet.

    • Live-action footage is used for the background when Chef is driving Maltin to Streisand's condo

    • A picture of Mr. Hankey can be seen on the newspaper that Mr. Garrison is sleeping under.

    • In the scene where Barbra Streisand lands her helicopter, Cartman shouts, "Oh no, Aliens!" and holds his butt; this references the episode where Cartman receives an anal probe from "Visitors".

    • The song that plays at the end when Robert Smith is walking away is called "Reminiscent of Love Song" by The Cure.

    • The word "Roshambo" is another name for Rock, Paper, Scissors, Yet Cartman believes that Roshambo is when opponents take turns kicking each other in the testicles until one of them falls over.

    • On the wall of Barbra Streisand's condo is a picture of herself with Satan.

    • When the Japanese women in the clam told Sidney Poitier that the Triangle of Zinthar had been found, he said "excellent" like he was pleased. Why would he think that?
      Response: Because he really, really wanted to kick Barbra Streisand's butt?

    • In front of the studio where Sidney Poitier is is a security guard, resembling a sunglasses-less Officer Barbrady.

    • When Cartman tries to steal the triangle from Kyle's room, Kyle can be seen in bed with his hat and jacket on.

    • While in the car with Chef, Leonard Maltin says that Barbra Streisand found the first triangle while shooting "My Fair Lady". Barbra Streisand was not in "My Fair Lady." Perhaps they were confusing it with "Funny Girl" or "Hello, Dolly!"

    • Also he was brought up in Scotland as it was shown in the episode where Kenny's soul is removed from Cartman's body.

    • When Officer Barbrady shows up to deal with Streisand and the boys, Kenny is next to Barbra's backside. On his hood, for a moment, is Cartman's glove from his left hand, even though Cartman has another one on the same hand.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Mecha Streisand's Chant

      Barbra Streisand: Sugoi! Kono ima atarashii hajimari da! Ima kara atashi no na mae wa MECHA BARBRA STREISAND!

    • Mayor's Aide: Mayor! Barbra Streisand's attacking the town!
      Mayor: I heard! Call the National Guard! (to herself) We'll get you, you bitch! And to think, I actually watched your HBO special!

    • Officer Barbrady: What seems to be the problem?
      Barbra Streisand: Problem? No problem, officer... I was just introducing myself to these fine young boys.
      Cartman: Nuh-uh! She was being a total bitch!

    • Barbra Streisand: (in disguise while talking about the triangle) I want to give you boys a cash reward for finding it; it's worth a lot of money to me...
      Stan: Really? Wow, no wonder that Barbra Streisand lady was after it...
      Barbra Streisand: Oh, uh, heh heh... Who is that, I might ask?
      Kyle: She's this famous old lady who wishes she was still only 45.
      (The boys all laugh and Barbra Streisand glares at them.)
      Stan: Yeah. You should have seen her nose; it was big enough to land stealth bombers on!
      (The boys continue to laugh and Barbra Streisand becomes angered.)
      Cartman: Yeah, and talk about a bitch! All my life, I have never-
      Barbra Streisand: ENOUGH!!! (the boys stop laughing) I mean, ha ha ha...

    • Stan: Robert Smith is the greatest person who ever lived!
      Jesus: Our saviour!

    • Officer Barbrady: Shouldn't you kids be in school?
      Stan: It's Saturday.
      Officer Barbrady: No excuses! Now move along, you little trouble makers!

    • Cartman: I hate Barbra Streisand! I HATE her! Make her go away!
      Stan: My mom always said there were no monsters, but there are. Aren't there, Chef?

    • Barbra Streisand: Well??
      Officer Barbrady: Well, what?
      Barbra Streisand: You know who I am, don't you?
      Officer Barbrady: Well, you ain't Fiona Apple... And if you ain't Fiona Apple, then I don't give a rat's ass.
      (Barbra Streisand walks away, screaming in frustration.)
      Officer Barbrady: Whoa, what a bitch!

    • Guy on the Pony: Thanks Tom, the little eight year old was very shocked indeed when he came across a triangular object
      Kyle: Well I was just digging around, and I was like 'dude! i found the triangle!' and my friends were all like 'dude' and I was all 'dude'...

    • Barbra Streisand: I'm Barbra Streisand!!
      Stan: So.
      Barbra Streisand: So!...well...So i'm a very famous and very important individual!
      Stan: Like John Elway important?!
      Barbra Streisand: What!
      Stan: Do you know John Elway?
      Barbra Streisand: No!
      Stan: Oh, so you're really famous and important, but you don't know John Elway...

    • Barbra Streisand: (to Kyle) Little boy, did the triangle have two snakes joined at the end of it?
      Kyle: Yeah. How'd you know?
      Barbra Streisand: Okay... Now this is very important... Where is the Triangle of Zinthar now?
      Kyle: "The Triangle of Zinthar"?
      Stan: Why do you wanna know, lady?
      Barbra Streisand: I'M NOT TALKING TO YOU, YOU PISSANT LITTLE HICK!!!
      Stan: Whoa, dude!

    • Kyle: Wait, isn't there some rule about not getting to cars with strangers?
      Cartman: No, not when money's involved stupid!

    • Newsman: And so just weeks after the devastating attack of mutant genetic creatures, zombies, and Thanksgiving turkeys, the town of South Park has managed to rebuild itself once again be- (Mecha-Streisand destroys South Park) Oh God Dammit! Not Again!

    • Cartman: I said, 'Kyle, I will kick you in the nuts.' So I kicked him squ-ah in the nuts until he cried like Nancy Kerrigan.

    • Cartman: (singing while digging) Day is never finished, Massa got me working... Someday Massa set me free...
      Stan: Dude, shut up, Cartman!

    • Stan: So, what are you going to do with the triangle?
      Kyle: I'm going to put it in my room where Cartman can't find it!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Matt and Trey purposely decided to deny Robert Smith any context to the dialogs he would be recording, as they believed It would turn out funnier that way

    • According to the South Park 5th Anniversary special Trey Parker and Matt Stone are big fans of The Cure.

    • After Barbra Streisand saw how her character was portrayed in this episode she criticized the show, saying it was bad for children as it promoted cynicism. Matt and Trey responded to this by insulting Barbra again as they used her face to scare people in the Halloween episode "SpookyFish".

    • When Cartman sees the helicopter, he claims it's aliens and covers his ass. A reference to "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe".

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

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