South Park

Season 12 Episode 6

Over Logging

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 16, 2008 on Comedy Central
9.0
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The citizens of South Park wake up one morning shocked to find the Internet is gone. Upon hearing news that there may still be Internet in California, Randy decides to pack up his family and head out West in search of Internet.

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  • perfect

    10
    In this episode, the world wonders what life would be like, without- gasp!- The INTERNET! Randy and the Marsh family will do whatever it takes to get some internet, even a little, and Kyle thinks he has found the solution to the problem. Has he? Will there ever be internet again?



    Good episode. Pretty funny. The scene of Randy sneaking in to use the internet was nasty (watch and you'll know why), but the rest was great. Stan's sister meeting her online boyfriend was funny, and the whole episode is pretty true- people DO Rely on the internet too much. Kind of a dumb message to not use it as much, but I still thought this episode was great. A+ definitelymoreless
  • I watched this episode on the Internet. I immediately then decided to write an internet review.

    7.4
    Loved the concept of the episode. South Park has the amazing ability to take the extremes of our society and then exaggerate them. It made me rethink how often I am on the internet, and what my life would be without it.



    The plot line seemed like a combination of recycled South Park episodes. Movie references from the 80's and 90's (which didn't work in this episode), dumb government officials, Kyle saving the day with a simple solution, and of course the message at the end.



    As far as humor goes, this episode was a little below average in South Park terms. I liked Randy's line about Playboy not being the same after you see Japanese girls puking into each others mouth. Shelly hitting Stan when he tried to comfort her is also hilarious. That was about it. I didn't find Randy having fun with himself with porn at the end funny. Too disgusting for my taste.



    The most meaningful part is when Shelly met her boyfriend in person, and they had no clue how to communicate with each other. It was more fun living the dream relationship compared to the real one.moreless
  • If there's no internet I can be doing this right now!

    8.0
    in this episode the internet is freakin' gone. I just thought that they use up all the internet in there house. Then they go to Kyle's house and the internet is gone too then they go to Starbucks. They never had internet at Starbucks. If i can't use the internet home I go to Apple or this Mall i know that you can use the internet. Then Randy plans a trip to california but they only get 40 seconds of internet I don't know what I can do in 40 seconds. Then Randy complians so he can Jack off what a butthole. Then he gets a lot of seamen on him and some how Kyle fixs the thing and got the internet back.moreless
  • LIFE WITHOUT THE INTERNET.

    10
    south park has no internet.everyone goes wild.everyone panics,and randy is the one that acts to move forward.this is what i call a south park classic.using randy as a lead character to amuse almost every viewers.i loved this episode,especially randy s eagerness to get the internet.and it all ends with kyle saving everyone by using the old plug out ,p[lug in sequence,this episode made me LOL. that my brother had shout at me to shutup.bad ting is that cartman doesnt have a role in this episode.he is just a background character.but overall, a fantastic episode.overlogging season 12 episode 6.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MATES.moreless
  • Life without Internet.

    8.5
    No doubt, Randy is now an established fan favorite and this episode is another example how hilarious the chracter can be. Season 12 have had some ups and downs so far..this episode is among the ups. Love the Wikipedia and Amazon reference...the funniest part of the episode was no doubt the artificial/Sketched poRn...Randy was priceless. And his preferences, with the Japanese, elephants and all..LMAO. The scene where Randy got what he want was superb..."it was a ghost!" hilarious stuff.

    Internet was re-established a silly way...well that`s south park.

    Overall it was a great Randy episode..not a Randy classic tho. Had some boring moments with the camps on the road to California. One thing the episode was missing was Cartman, which was surprising. Still, the best episode of the season so far.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

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Shelly Marsh; Various Others

Eric Stough

Eric Stough

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Ema Parker

Ema Parker

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Stan and Shelly get their tickets, Stan's is 851 and Shelly's is 923 (before she swaps hers with Stan's).

      However, when the Red Cross worker says that there will be no more internet that day, you see both Stan and Shelly holding tickets that begin with an 8, when originally, only Stan's ticket had an 8 in it.

    • Kyle says he has to log on before school. The next shot shows "Monday 8 days later." 8 days before is a Sunday

    • In the Red Cross camp everyone gets 40 Seconds of internet time. Yet, if all servers across America were down, which we are led to believe the wouldn't be able to log on anywhere. In the show you see someone logging on to amazon which is impossible since the amazon host is not located in Silicon Valley.

    • When the Marshes cannot connect to the Internet, the error screen is an actual screen shot of the Apple Safari web browser. The error screen shown in the News 4 newscast is an actual screen shot of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

    • Netzero is the internet service provider for the Marsh family.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Volunteer: Yeah sign up over there and use your time when they call your name. Each family gets 40 seconds of Internet per day.
      Randy: Forty seconds? That ain't even long enough to check Wikipedia!
      Volunteer: Well it's all we got, so we gotta make do.
      Refugee Man: Look, honey, we ordered us some books on Amazon.
      Volunteer: All right, time's up.
      Refugee Man: No! No wait! I haven't entered the shipping information! No!

    • Gerald: Randy, where will you go?
      Randy: We're gonna head west. There's a rumor goin' around there might be some Internet out there. So we're headed out Californee Way.
      Gerald: You don't know if there's any Internet in California.
      Randy: Well there certainly ain't none here! Look, maybe it's time you all face reality! The Internet here is dried up!
      Steven: It could come back.
      Randy: Yeah, and maybe it won't! In the meantime I got a family who needs the Internet right away. We'll head out Californee Way and ... see what we can find.

    • Randy: Gerald. Please help us.
      Gerald: Randy. What happened?
      Randy: Our house... it has no Internet.
      Sheila: Oh my God.

    • Sharon: Randy, off the Internet.
      Randy: Nooo. No come on, leave me alone.
      Sharon: No, mister, it's time for night-night.
      Randy: But Sharon, I've got stuff to do. I've gotta see my credit rating, I've gotta send an e-mail to Nelson and check out Foley's vacation photos-
      Sharon: You don't have to do all that now! You can do one more thing and then it's bedtime.
      (Sharon leaves the room)
      Randy: One more thing?
      (Randy thinks for a second then clicks something on his computer. He begins masturbating.)

    • Mr.Stotch: If you do find internet, let us know will you?
      Randy: How? ..You won't have internet.

    • Stan: Dad?
      Sharon: RANDY!
      Randy: (covered in semen) Oh..ah..there was...there was a ghost! The..Ectoplasm. Did you see the ghost? Ran through here and slimed me.

    • Randy: And so what have we learned through this ordeal? The internet went away. It came back. But for how long, we do not know. We cannot take the internet for granted any longer. We, as a country, must stop over logging-on. We must use the internet only when we need it. It's easy for us to think we can just use up all the internet we want. But if we don't treat the internet with the RESPECT (pounds the podium with his fist)...that it deserves, it could one day be gone forever. So let us learn to live with the internet not for it. No more browsing for no apparent reason. No more mindlessly surfing on our laptops while watching television. And finally, we must learn to only use the internet for porn twice a day. Max.

    • Randy: Excuse me. I need to, uh, have some private internet time.
      Red Cross Worker: Look, we're just trying to get by here. Everyone's gotta take what they can get it.
      (Randy pulls the worker aside)
      Randy: I haven't jacked off in over two weeks.
      Red Cross Worker: So, jack off.
      Randy: You don't understand. I need the internet to jack off. I got used to being able to see anything at the click of a button, you know. Once you jack off to Japanese girls puking in each other's mouths, you can't exactly go back to Playboy!
      Red Cross Worker: What do you want us to do? Pick up the whole computer and put it inside for ten minutes just for you?
      Randy: Three minutes would be plenty.
      Red Cross Worker: (irritated) Get lost!

    • (recurring quote)
      Randy: We're Heading Out Californee Way.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (14)

    • Ghostbusters:
      When Randy explains all the semen he's covered in he says it's ectoplasm and there was a scary ghost. This is a reference to the 80's movie Ghostbusters.

    • Hairspray:

      When the reporter announces that Kyle will try to fix the problem, different TVs in the world are shown. One of them appears to be Times Square. You can see half of a "Hairspray" billboard in that scene.

    • 30 Days of Night:

      The shot of empty streets with the subtitle "8 days without internet" was an allusion to the 2007 vampire movie 30 Days of Night. In that the main characters were afraid to leave their home for fear of being attacked and it had the same shot of empty streets with a similar "8 days later" subtitle.

    • On Deadly Ground:

      Randy's speech on the abuse of overlogging in Native American attire parodies the speech Steven Segal did on the abuse of oil in the film On Deadly Ground (1994).

    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind:

      When the government researchers try to communicate with the "Internet" they play a series of notes on a keyboard. This is an homage to the scene in the 1977 movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In the film, the humans try to communicate with the UFO using music played on a keyboard. (The original note sequence from the movie was G, A, F, F, C; in South Park they played the last note differently ostensibly to avoid copyright violation.

    • Drudge Report:


      The Drudge Report is referred to twice in the episode. It is a news aggregation site run by Matt Drudge. It was made famous for breaking the story of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

    • The Apple Store:

      After finding out that there is no Internet at Starbucks, Randy Marsh tells his family they're going to the Mac Store. This is a reference to the Apple Store, which offers free WiFi and unfettered access to the Internet on all of its display computers.

    • Apple

      Many of the laptop computers have a half an Orange on the cover, parodying the Apple logo.

    • Linksys:

      Apparently, "The Internet" looks very similar to a giant Linksys WRT54G router.

    • The Grapes of Wrath:

      The trip the Marshes make to California is similar to the trip the Joads made in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. The camps they stay at are similar to the camps the Joad family visited.

    • Toshiba:

      While Randy and the family are driving to Starbucks, Peterson jumps on the front of their car. The computer he is carrying has Yoshiba on the back, this is clearly a play on Toshiba, a PC manufacturer.

    • Yahoo:

      When Randy sneaks into the building where they hide the computer, he goes on a site called YooHoo, which is a clear reference to the internet megasite, Yahoo.

    • 2 Girls One Finger:

      Randy mentions that he likes to watch perverted stuff, one of the things he mentions is watching 2 Japanese girls vomiting into each others mouth: This is the Japanese counterpart to 2 girls one cup, which he could also be looking for. When Randy plays the video in the Red Cross trailer, actual Japanese words are spoken.

    • Hannah Montana:

      In Shelley's room, there is a Sadie Dakota poster up on the wall behind her. Sadie Dakota is an allusion to the hit Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana.

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