South Park

Season 12 Episode 10

Pandemic

2
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2008 on Comedy Central
8.6
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403 votes
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Episode Summary

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When an international crisis strikes, the boys discover a way to make money that seems easy and profitable. Cartman manages to convince Craig that he should help the guys with their scheme. Cartman knows Craig has what it takes to make their dream a reality.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • superb

    9.0
    What I liked: Craig telling Stan and friends why nobody at school likes them, the city of South Park being attacked, the man at the end revealing the only one who can stop the madness is Craig, Kyle's parents and Sharon telling Mr. and Mrs. Tucker they think Craig is a bad influence on their kids, amongst other things.



    Good episode. I liked the 'epic' feel to it, and I laughed a lot. It was also a good cliffhanger ending, which I liked because it made me excited to see what would happen in part two. Not one of the best episodes, but it was enjoyable, and as such, I give it a B- or so as my final grademoreless
  • far from good like imaginationland, but a superbly done episode

    9.0
    okay i knew this episode was going to be good as soon as when kenny was dancing around with the pan flute music. then they started to make money by becoming a flute band with cartman, kyle, stan, kenny, and craig. and it was written well, plot is stale, but the setting of this episode was superb. do not know why people did not appreciate this episode, but for me it was a funny and cleverly plotted episode. and the shocking ending gave me a huge glimpse in my eye saying that i must watch the second part of the episode.



    overall, not as good as the other 2 or 3 parters, but a good way to start a 2 parter.moreless
  • We don't need another "Imaginationland"

    4.5
    Ok, now let me start off by saying the beginning looked promising. Cartman coming up with a get rich quick scam is always hilarious. But it just took a wrong turn when they started their "Cloverfield" references.



    I'm starting to get sick of their two-three part episodes. Imaginationland was cool but do we really need another one? I want to see more use of Trey and Matt's creativity, and not what they think people would like. I will seem like a bad South Park fan but I don't think I'll watch part 2 of this. I hope once this storyline is over, they go back to their other ideas that are somewhat good. Because I liked the last two episodes, and this, is not right.moreless
  • Gearing Up For Another Great Season!!!

    9.5
    This Episode Was Great Why Everyone Has A Problem With It I Dont Understand. After Watching South Park Over It Life You Must Eventually Realise That What Makes This Show So Funny Is It's Complete And Utter Randomness.



    Yes The Idea Really Didnt Mix Which Is What Made It Funny You Didnt Expect Them To Be Giant Guinea Pigs Or Pan Flute Bands Thats What Makes It So Funny.



    Craig Was Funny In This Episode With His Point Outs And The Parody Of Cloverfield Was Classic Only Because Randy Did It He Is So Funny And Kenny Doing That Random Little Dance Aswell. Classic Episode



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  • we need to watch the next episode to judge this one

    8.0
    this episode was one of the show classics, i just wonna wait for the next episode, to see why Greg is important, what i like in this show that they involve everyone, like in this episode and in the next "Greg".

    however,, the thing with Stan's brother was hilarious, i mean he kept holding the camera, and wanting to tape everything regardless of whats happening, typical south park act hehhe.

    they did something new in this episode with peruvians, and how the kids acts stupid.

    but i dont know why they make this episode in two parts, i dont think it needs that much of time, i think its a waste of time.moreless
April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Various Other Females

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold

Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The first tune that the boys play on their pan flutes outside Gacy's is 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'.

      The second tune that the boys play is "Three Blind Mice."

    • Craig mentions about the boys being in some foreign country and in outer space. This happens in the season 5 episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" and the season 3 episode "Starvin' Marvin In Space", respectively.

    • During the scene where Randy Marsh had the camcorder when the family was watching TV, the commercial for Wild Wacky Action Bike from the Season 3 episode "Chinpokomon" can be heard.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Cartman: Por favor, buy our CD's de música!

    • Randy: Oh god! Oh god oh god I'm.. I'm so startled.

    • Craig: Was there ever a moment, when you guys first came up with the genius plan to become a Peruvian flute band, that any of you said "Hey, you know? This plan might backfire." ... No. That never occurred to you. Because you guys are jerks. You never learn from your mistakes. And that's why everyone at school thinks you're assholes.
      Kyle: That's not true! Kids at school like us. Don't they?
      Stan: Yeah dude. The kids at school totally like us. Craig's just being a dick because we're having a tough time right now.
      Craig: I'm being a dick?
      Stan: Yes!
      Craig: You guys took my birthday money, got me arrested, sent to Miami with no way home except to take down the country of Peru - and I'm being a dick?
      Cartman: There's no talkin' to this guy!

    • Craig: Do you know why nobody else at school likes hanging out with you? ... Because you're always doing stuff like this. You're always coming up with some stupid idea to do something, and then it backfires, and then you end up in some foreign country or in outer space or something. That's why no one likes hanging out with you guys.
      Cartman: ... You're being extremely negative Craig.

    • Cartman: No! No es bueno!

    • Craig: You guys never hang out with me, you never invite me to do stuff, but now you want me to be in a band with you because my Grandma gave me a hundred dollars.
      (Pause)
      Cartman: Craig, don't be an asshole.
      (Long pause)
      Craig: I'll go get the money.

    • (Cartman, Kyle and Kenny are playing a board game)
      Cartman: I will this card to move Kyle back seven spaces. (Moves Kyle's piece) Screw you Kyle. And, alright your turn Kenny.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • LG:




      When CNN shows a shot from intervention against Peruvian Flute bands, there's an illuminated advertising in the middle on a building, which strongly resembles the brand logo of the LG, except L is replaced with E.

    • The China Probrem/Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:

      When the boys are first told that they have to go to Peru by the head of Homeland Security, Kyle freaks out and says that he cannot go to Peru. Stan explains that "one of our friends was raped in Peru". Refering to both the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(where a major portion of Indy 4 was shot) , and the South Park episode "The China Probrem" that aired two weeks earlier, an episode that heavily ridiculed Indiana Jones 4.

    • The Blair Witch Project:




      During the guinea pig attack, Randy turns the camera toward him, and he says that he is startled. This is a parody of the scene in The Blair Witch Project, when Heather looks into the camera and begins crying, and utters the actual line "I'm so...scared".

    • Scarface:




      The boys and the Peruvians are detained underneath a network of roads and bridges in Miami in a location identical to one in the movie Scarface. In the movie, Tony Montana, along with other Cuban refugees, was held in a detention center also in Miami that looks exactly like the one in this episode.

    • Macy's:




      When the boys are in the strip mall area performing, there is a store called Gacy's, which is probably a play on the large department store chain, Macy's.

    • Cloverfield:




      The portrayal of the attack of the guinea pigs, in which they are only vaguely seen and objects are hurled through the view of handheld cameras, is a parody of the 2008 monster movie, Cloverfield.

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