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South Park

Season 8 Episode 10

Pre-School

2
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 10, 2004 on Comedy Central
9.2
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A horrible secret from their days in Pre-School comes back to haunt the boys. Trent Boyett is being released from Juvenile Hall, and he's out for revenge for a crime he didn't commit.

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  • HELP ME

    9.0
    how do you actually watch the video
  • Funniest At End

    10
    The boys and Butters are feared for the release of an old bully from pre-school from juvenile. The bully, Trent, was accused of making a small arson that burnt their old teacher, which was actually somewhat of the boys' fault after encouraging him to do it, and fueling the burn with pee. So now Trent first does almost every bully tactic imaginable to Butters. Then the boys hire help from 6th graders to protect them, except payment is needed, a picture of Stan's mom's boobs. So the boys make Cartman's ass look like boobs and take a picture of it and give it to the 6th graders. hey believe them and try to help, except they all get mega-bullied by Trent, including some nasty "Texas Chili Bowls", in which it involves a telephone, chili, and the anus.



    So in the end, the boys try to set things right and apologize to their old teacher, who is badly crippled and in an unusual electric "chair" that runs out of battery in the middle of the street. Trent finds them there and almost gets to them, until Cartman pulls a tazer, except cartman misses the shot and shoots the teacher. The electric blast recharges the battery of the chair, and the chair goes wild and bashes into everything. The teacher gets even more crippled, and then the two funniest parts-



    Since the teacher's only way of communication is one beep for yes and two beeps for no, the police officer asks the teacher if Trent was the culprit for what happened, and the teacher beeps twice....But the police officer just says- "Yes, yes" (for one beep each...LOL)



    And then in the end, when trent looks out the police car's window, Cartman flashes him and shows his ass that is still set to look like boobs. The 6th graders walk out and see Cartman's ass and Cartman gets scared they might find out they were fake boobs. Instead, the sixth graders think they are still boobs and carry Cartman and his ass behind some bushes... LOL..moreless
  • perfect

    10
    Trent Boyett, a boy from the kids' pre school, is released from juvenile hall, and the boys fear he is going to want revenge on them (it was their fault he was sent to juvenile hall in the first place). Will he get his revenge on them, or has he forgiven them?



    Good episode. The scene of them in pre school was funny, and the ending was also really funny (will Trent get his revenge!). Overall no real complaints about this episode. It might be a little boring near the end but overall it is really enjoyable, and gets an A+ from memoreless
  • Good, solid episode.

    7.0
    I found this episode of South Park to be a pretty interesting one to say the least. The story was pretty funny, it was cool to see the kids 5 years ago when they were in pre-school and hear their voices. But the part that really got be laughing was the ending when the police officer asked that teacher if that kid Trent did that to her and the button beeped twice and the officer said "Yes,yes" when in fact it was said that one beep was yes and two beeps was no. This was one of the best episodes from season 8 in my opinion.moreless
  • texas chili bowl

    10
    the main plot is a boy from preschool is getting parole scaring the boys and butters. this happened when the boys accused of him of arson ( even though it was there was plan)and butters for not sticking up on him. once he is realeased he plots his revenge on the boys. all i have to say is this was a perfect example of what an episode should be. it had everything. humor , a good plot,charecter devolpment. all the neat crap you can get and wrap it together. this episode is a definite must see for any type of south park fan.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

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

Gracie Lazar

Gracie Lazar

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

Dante Alexander

Dante Alexander

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Elán Garfias

Elán Garfias

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Skyler James

Skyler James

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (12)

    • In the flashback, Cartman tells Kyle that Jews can't be firemen, but at that time, Cartman didn't know Kyle was Jewish. In episode 9 of the first season, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo" the boys first learn that Kyle is Jewish. Since they were 8 when that happened, there's no way the could have known he was Jewish in pre-school, as they were only 4.

    • The age Trent was when he was pre-school is too young to be held criminal responsibility since the limit is 10 years in most states, 6 years in some. Giving that, the police couldn't arrest Trent when he was 5 years but can do so now since over the age limit.

    • How could Trent got five years in Juvenile Hall when the longest time in Juvenile Hall a youthful offender could get is only a few months, depending on the state. Trent got 5 years for his crime, where there would be normal for offender who is an adult, and it was be a sentence at an adult; however, Trent was and is still too young for adult prison.

    • When being released from Juvenile Hall, Trent is given back all his possessions, but several coins that fall out of the envelope containing his belongings are never given back to him.

    • This is the second time we see the boy's as pre-k/kindergarteners in the series. The first time is another flashback scene in "Summer Sucks," a flashback reminiscing on playing with fireworks.

    • When Stan goes to his sister for protection, the audio from the TV show she's watching is from the That's My Bush! episode "Mom 'E' D. E. A. Arrest."

    • When young Trent is being arrested and we see all the teachers, they look the same and not younger.
      Response: It's only been four years - they wouldn't have aged that much.

    • When Trent gets arrested for the first time, the cop is struggling to get him in the car, however, Trent is showing no signs of resistance.

    • When Trent goes to Kyle's house, he opens his switchblade right before saying "Can Kyle come out and play?" However, when the switch is opened, it makes no sound at all, as it had earlier in the episode when Trent got it back from the guard and the guard opened it.

    • After visiting Butters in the hospital, Kyle's pants are drawn the same color as the floor, making it look like his legs are actualy part of the floor.

    • When the kids are in preschool, Butters seems to have a deeper voice than he currently has

    • Towards the end of the episode, when Trent Boyett was arrested again and the boys are reflecting on the situation, the last two adults to walk off the screen aren't even walking on the sidewalk. They are floating on air, not even touching the ground. Oops!

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Stan: We're dead. Trent knows we sent the sixth-graders after him.
      Cartman: He's gonna give us all Texas chili bowls.

    • Policeman: (after the accident involving Ms. Claridge) So, Trent, you just had to finish off your pre-school teacher, eh?
      Trent: (points to the four boys) No, they did it!
      Cartman: Trent Boyett is a liar, sir.
      (The policeman walks over to Ms. Claridge.)
      Policeman: Ms. Claridge, did Trent Boyett do this to you?
      (The machine with Ms. Claridge in it beeps twice, meaning "no")
      Policeman: "Yes, yes"... Take him away!
      Trent: (being carried away) No, you gotta listen to me!
      Kyle: (to the others) Dude, when he gets out, he's gonna be really mad!
      Cartman: Whatever! That's gonna be 5 years from now.
      Stan: Yeah, who cares!
      (The boys being to cheer.)

    • Pre-School Kyle: Dude! When he gets out of juvenile hall, he's gonna wanna kill us!
      Pre-School Cartman: Whatever! That's like 5 years from now.
      Pre-School Stan: Yeah, who cares!
      (They celebrate)
      Pre-School Cartman: Yeah! Alright! We did it!
      Pre-School Kyle: Alright!

    • Pre- School Trent Boyett: Butters, you saw! Tell em' what happened!
      Pre- School Butters: Uh, aw gee wiz, Trent. I don't want to get involved, or else my parents will ground me!

    • Cartman: I am NOT going to have a titty twister! I hate titty twisters!

    • Doctor: This kid had a Texas chili bowl.
      Stan: What's that?
      Doctor: It involves Tabasco sauce, a telephone and the anus.

    • (Pre-school flashback)
      Stan: Dude, let's be fireman!
      Kyle: Totally, dude! Let's be fireman!
      Cartman: Jews can't be fireman.
      Kyle: Shut up, fat ass!
      Cartman: Don't call me fat, you stupid Jew!

    • Stan: We just need to go out and get some protection.
      Cartman: HOW THE HELL ARE CONDOMS GONNA HELP US!? (everyone looks at him) Sorry, heh.. Nevermind.. Heheh..

    • Stan: See, mom, we have to take pictures of our mom's breasts for Anatomy class.
      Cartman: (while pretending to be Stan's mom) That doesn't sound right, Stan. I'm sorry you can't have pictures of my hot boobs.
      Stan: But, Mom-
      Cartman: No, you have to go: (in whiny voice) But myaaaam...

    • (Cartman moons Trent while he's in the back of a police car.)
      Sixth Graders: Hey, wait a second!
      Cartman: Uh-oh.
      Sixth Graders: Byoooobs!

    • Butters: Is it true that Trent Boyent is getting released?
      Kyle: It's true, Butters.

    • Officer: One switchblade with "Kill all betrayers" written on the blade, black.

    • Stan: Dude! Sick! I'm not taking a picture of my mom's boobs!
      Kenny: (muffled) I will!
      Stan: You're not doing it either!

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Madonna:

      While making Cartman's ass into a hot rack, Kyle refers to the book he's holding.

      It is Madonna's infamous photo book entitled "SEX," released in 1992, which is now out of print.

    • The Burning:

      The prank scene is likely a reference to a slasher horror film from the 1981 film called The Burning, where a janitor at a summer camp is horrifically burned in a prank that goes wrong.

    • The Punisher:

      The skull tattoo on Trent's upper arm is similar to the one in the 2004 film The Punisher, which was based on the comic book of the same name.

    • King of the Hill:

      The store "Propane and Propane Accessories" is an obvious reference to the animated series King of the Hill, namely Hank Hill, who sells "propane and propane accessories" for a living.

    • Cape Fear:

      The character of Trent Boyett is most likely based off Robert DeNiro's character in the 1991 film Cape Fear.

      In which DeNiro's character, Max Cady, is released from prison and wants vengeance against the lawyer (played by Nick Nolte) who wrongfully sent him to prison.

    • Peanuts/Linus:

      Butters as a younger boy carries around a blanket, which is a reference to Linus, the "Peanuts" character who is well known for carrying around his blanket.

    • Star Trek: Miss Claridge's electric wheelchair and communication method is similar to the one used by former Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike in the classic Star Trek two part episode "The Menagerie." Claridge's face is also scarred very similarly to Captain Pike's, though Pike's scar was the result of delta ray posioning rather than a fire.

    • The Blues Brothers:

      The whole routine Trent went through when he got released was similar to the one done in the beginning of 1980 film The Blues Brothers when Jake got released from Joliet.

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