South Park

Season 12 Episode 6

Over Logging

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 16, 2008 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: August 22, 2008 on TV3
      Latin America: March 6, 2009 on MTV Latinoamerica

    • While Cartman and Kenny appear briefly in the episode, neither one has any speaking lines.

    • This episode's title "Over Logging" is a double entendre. It could refer to deforestation or going into a website on the internet.

  • Allusions

    • 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.