South Park

Season 7 Episode 14

Raisins

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 2003 on Comedy Central
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In an effort to find some closure in breaking up with Wendy, the boys take Stan to Raisins(a junior Hooters)so he can forget about her. Meanwhile, a trip to Raisins does big things for Butters, as he falls in love with a waitress.

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  • favorite episode of south park? it's quite up there for sure

    10
    Wendy breaks up with Stan. The guys bring him to Raisins (South Park version of Hooters), but it does nothing for Stan, who continues to be depressed and eventually becomes goth. Butters however met a girl at Raisins whom he falls in love with. But does this girl really love him too?



    I think this is one of my favorite episodes of South Park, if not my all-time favorite. There are some sad scenes/moments, and a lot of hilarity, and it is overall just a sheer pleasure to watch. Definitely giving this episode an A+. Perfect episode in every way!moreless
  • Butters finds true love... Stan's heart is broken.

    9.7
    This episode is so great because clears up one thing... Butters is not gay I love how he doesn't realize that Lexus, the raisins girl, talks to everyone like she talks to him. All of the raisins girls say sweetie and hunnie to customers for extra tips. I also liked how Stan went into a deep depression after Wendy broke up with him. When the Goth kids bring him in, he has to wear black to be one of them, but they always talk about how conformists are bad and they always dress like eachother. This Story has a good moral, "You need something really special to make you sad after you don't have it anymore." Stan and Butters really develop in this one.moreless
  • Wendy breaks up with Stan and Butters gets a girlfriend... might not sound much, but it's probably my favorite episode!

    9.0
    The episode begins with the boys playing football, when Bebe stops the match to tell Stan that Wendy's breaking up with him. Stan is shocked and depressed for days. To try to cheer him up, the boys take him to Raisins, a fast-food restaurant where the waitresses are young girls that tries to flirt with boys to get tip.

    While they were there, Butters meet Lexus, one of the waitresses, and falls in love. Stan, however, only feels horrible. To make things worse, he finds out that Wendy is now together with Token.

    Stan eventually joins the goth kids, seeing as they would be the only ones who understand them.



    I just loved this episode because it gave Butters a pretty good role and the whole thing with Wendy breaking up with Stan was a good way of introducing the goth kids (and I found it quite loveable that one of them was just six years old or something)! So yeah, it's probably my favorite episode!moreless
  • I'm pretty sure this is my favorite episode.

    10
    It's hard for me to pick just ONE episode of South Park episode as my favorite, as all of them are perfect and/or special in there own way. But, I think this particular episode might be my favorite, as I feel I can really relate to it.



    Yeah, when I was a freshman in high school a few years ago, I hate to admit it, but I was goth. It's not very uncommon though at that high school; it is mainly composed of those kind of people and rockers and stoners and stuff, so wothers weren't really that concerned if you chose to be goth, Kyle with Stan. And no, we didn't write poems about pain, go to graveyards at night, or call people "conformists," but we did wear the same clothes and drink coffee and listened to weird music, as depicted in this episode.

    I also feel Butters pain... I know what it feels like to think that a girl really likes you, but it turns out that shes just a slut and attention whore. Stan's too, how when your girlfriend leaves and all you want to do is lay down and die. I almost cry every time I watch this episode because it reminds me of my own experience.



    But anyway like I said I can really relate to this episode. And I think if someone asked me what my favorite episode of South Park is, I'd probably say Raisins.moreless
  • Another great episode that I'm sure is well liked. The gang is broken as kyle goes through the worst period of his life.Also "Raisins" is a wonderful take on an american institution.moreless

    9.2
    The heartbreak that Kyle goes through is completely funny and gets to the point. Going goth, is the perfect angle for Kyle to get all his misery out. Butters persuit of his "girlfriend" is reall funny. He is so honest about it all, when he lets her know that he doesn't have the money becouse his parents already gave him his allowance for the week is sincere and makes it all the more funny.Sometimes they don't take on anybody, they just instead try out making fun of the crazy things we do as humans.Love included, there is sometimes no better teaching tool then humor, and this show proves it.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

Eliza Schneider

Eliza Schneider

Voice of Mayor McDaniels; Liane Cartman; Mrs. McKormick; Wendy Testaburger; Shelly Marsh; Sharon Marsh; Various Others

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson

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Cathy O'Malley

Cathy O'Malley

Voice of Unknown

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Nico Agnone

Nico Agnone

Voice of Filmore Anderson

Recurring Role

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Voice of Bebe

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • This episode marks the first appearance by Raisins and the girls that work there, and, by the goth kids.

    • When Lexus served the boys, Cartman is the only person to have his order but the other boys haven't but later on when they are at the table, they had their orders.

    • When Lexus said "Raisins Girls!" Look at Toyota(red-haired raisin girl) just to your left, you'll notice she's shown again in the next scene.

    • When we see Stan in his room so depressed look at the shadows on his face, it's on his right side of his face but when Butters spoke it's on his left side and when he'd spoke it's on his right side again.

    • Porsche's pen and notebook dissapeared when she sat beside Stan.

    • When Stan asked Kyle to talk to Wendy for him, Kyle puts his homework book down but if you look carefully and you're see that his pencil magically dissapeared from his hand (or he'd properly put in his book), but when he'd ask Stan what Wendy told him, the pencil is on top of his books.

    • When the boys left the table, Cartman is wearing his gloves but when they reached the front enterance, his gloves are off.

    • When he is goth, Stan's Poe T-shirt reads "Nevermeat." Stan already knows what happens when you become a vegan, why would he endorse this? Perhaps he was in such pain over Wendy he wasn't thinking straight.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Butters: We came over to cheer you up, Stan!
      Stan: Go away...
      Kyle: Stan, you can't keep doing this to yourself. You have to go live.
      Stan: Why? What's the point of living when the only girl I ever loved is gone?
      Cartman: God, what a fag!

    • Cartman: What-ever, Bebe! Like Stan really cares! Just get out of our football game, you stupid skank!
      Bebe: F*ck you, fatass! You guys are assholes!
      Butters: Oh yeah? Well, at least we have assholes, you dumb girl!
      Cartman: Yeh-heah, right!
      Bebe: God, you're so stupid!
      Cartman: What a whore!

    • Mr. Stotch: Oh, boy. I think I know what's happened. Our son hasn't learned yet that girls will pretend to like him for money.
      Mrs. Stotch: This place is horrible, to objectify girls like this!

    • Butters: Oh, no thanks. I love life.
      Stan: Hm? But you just got dumped.
      Butters: Well, yeah. And I'm sad. But at the same time I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like... It, it makes me feel alive, you know? It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before, so I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness.

    • (Kyle walks into Benny's and sees Stan as a Goth kid for the first time)
      Kyle: Oh, Jesus Christ! I had to see it to believe it! What the hell are you doing?
      Stan: Breathing deep the darkness that envelops my soul.
      Kyle: God dammit, dude. Your mom and dad want you to come home!
      Stan: So they can fill my head with more Disney lies about how perfect the world is? I don't think so.
      Fringe-flicking goth kid: Yeah, why don't you just go back to your Justin Timberlake and your homework, you conformist assh*le.(flicks fringe)You just don't know what real pain is.
      Kyle: Oh, like you know what pain is. Go try living in a third world country, you little pussy.
      Fringe-flicking goth kid: I'm not gonna live in a third world country with all the conformists.
      Kyle: Stan, this is it...time to stop feeling sorry for yourself and come home. Everyone cares about you and everyone wants you back.
      Stan: What about Wendy? Is she still with Token?
      Kyle: Yeah, she is.
      Stan: Then people shouldn't care about me...because don't care about them. What's the point of caring if all it brings is pain?
      Henrietta: For sure.
      Kyle: Fine, that's it. I give up. Have fun being miserable.
      (Kyle walks out)
      Stan: ...Conformist...
      All the other goth kids: Yeah...

    • (The goth kids are having a meeting at Henrietta's house, reading their poems about pain)
      Henrietta: Shallow Life.
      Drowning alone I gasp for air
      Cold creeps over pale skin
      There is sadness... so deep, it pulls me down
      Happiness dies in the deep, dark sea.
      Fringe-flicking goth kid: Yeah, happiness dies.(flicks fringe)
      Stan: Yeah...
      Goth leader: Alright, your turn Stan. Read one of your poems about pain.
      Stan: (chooses one of his poems) There is darkness all around me
      Deep, piercing black I cannot breathe
      My heart has been raped.
      Henrietta: Whoa...
      Stan:(continues)The pain is everlasting
      I miss you so much babe
      Want to hold you in my arms again, girl
      Want to -
      Fringe-flicking goth kid: Woah, woah, dude! Those last two lines aren't goth!
      Stan: They're not?
      Goth leader: No, dude! You can't say, "I miss you so much, babe. I wanna hold you in my arms."
      Henrietta: Make it, "I miss seeing you so much, I wanna slice my eyes out with razorblades."

    • (Stan meets the Goth kids)
      Fringe-flicking goth kid: Life is pain... life is only pain.(flicks fringe)We're all taught to believe in happy fairy tale endings(flicks fringe)...but there's only blackness...dark, depressing loneliness that (flicks fringe)eats at your soul.
      Goth leader: Who needs that Ken and Barbie love anyway? Everyone's just walking around like a bunch of conformists. Go ahead and wear your business suits so you can make $34,000 a year and buy your condominium. They're all zombies racing to their graves. Love didn't work for my mom and dad...why should it work for me?
      Henrietta: My dad is such an assh*le...drunken bastard doesn't even know I exist,but then he won't let me go to the Skinny Puppy concert because my heroine addict aunt is coming over.(takes a hit of pot)Dinner? That's a laugh...just an excuse for my mom to bitch at me for not wearing girly clothes like all the other Britney Spears wannabes at the school.(takes another hit)
      Kindergoth: They're all a bunch of Nazi, conformist cheerleaders...
      Stan: ...but if life is only pain, then...what's the point of living?
      Fringe-flicking goth kid: Just to make life more miserable for the conformists.(flicks fringe)
      Stan: Alright, so how do I join you?
      Goth leader: If you wanna be one of the non-conformists, all you have to do is dress just like us and listen to the same music we do.
      Stan: ...Kay...

    • (Butters tells his parents he has a girlfriend)
      Stephen: You see, I told you he wouldn't turn out gay.
      Linda: All right you win. ( She hands Stephen some money)

    • Jimmy: Well Stan, do you feel... better now?
      Stan: No dude, I feel worse.
      Kyle: Look, we're just trying to show you there's other girls out there.
      Stan: Dude, I dont have time to start over with other girls. I'm 9 years old dude. If I don't work things out with Wendy I could be alone my whole life.

    • Lexus: I'm so glad you guys came in. Everyone in here is such a loser, but you guys seem really cool.
      Butters: We are.

    • (The boys sit down at a table in Rasins)
      Kyle: What do you think Stan, these girls are pretty cute huh?
      Jimmy: Jesus Christ, I think I've died and gone to heaven.
      Butters: This place is awesome!
      Cartman: How do you know? We haven't even tried the food yet.

    • Stan: Ok, I'll hike the ball on the third set hut, Cartman and Kyle, you go deep post outs, Kenny run a slant up the middle, Butters, be ready for the screen.
      Cartman: Right, what are we playing again?
      Stan: Football
      Cartman: Got it!

    • Stan: Hey Wendy! You're a bitch. Token, (holds up middle finger) right here, buddy.

    • Butters: I'd rather be a crying little pussy than a faggy goth kid.

    • Stan: Jimmy, will you go talk to Wendy for me?
      Jimmy: For, for w-, for w-what?
      Stan: Just go talk to her an, and be poetic. Tell her she's my Muse-no! Tell her, tell her she's a continuing source of inspiration to me.
      Jimmy: She's what?
      Stan: She's a continuing source of inspiration to me.
      Jimmy: Okay. (goes over to Wendy) Hey uh Wen-, hey Wendy.
      Wendy: Yeah?
      Jimmy: Stan says your a cont (pronounced as 'the C-word') you're a cont-. Stan says you're a cont- cont-.
      Wendy: Well tell Stan to f**k off! (she walks away)
      Jimmy: Cont-. You're a continuing source of inspiration to him. (goes back to Stan)
      Stan: Well?
      Jimmy: She just walked away, Stan. You're gonna have to face facts. It's over.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Kenny had no lines during this episode.

    • The way that Stan feels in this episode is based on Trey Parker's experience with one of his girlfriends he was once engaged to. Wendy also resembled what she looked like, which is a possible explanation why she is only a very minor character in all the following episodes.

    • SYNDICATED VERSION: Surprisingly, the infamous stuttering joke is still permitted, coming dangerously close to airing "the C word" on network television. However, the stuttering is shortened, dwelling on the point a little less so that it can go over people's heads. Jimmy stutters once or twice before Wendy reacts. The punch line is still there, but it's just harder to notice.

      No other edits appeared aside from the usual tightened language restrictions, which as usual DO permit words like "fag" and "pussy", thus leaving Butters' line intact. Additionally, Stan's middle finger to Token was left intact.

    • Songs used in the episode:
      -"Don't Know What You Got(till it's Gone)" by Cinderella.
      -"All Out Of Love" by Air Supply.
      -"Shock The Monkey" by Peter Gabriel.
      -"Y.M.C.A." by The Villiage People.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • All of the Raisins girls's names are expensive high-end cars.

    • The name of the diner Stan and the kids go in is Benny's. This is a parody of the diner Denny's.

    • Butters's parents bet about whether Butters would grow up to be a homosexual, parallels a bet made by the mayor and the chief of police in an episode of The Ambiguously Gay Duo from Saturday Night Live.

    • Stan's goth name is "Raven", and he has an Edgar Allan Poe shirt.

      The Raven is a famous poem by Poe that repeats the line: "Quoth the Raven-Nevermore".

      It's one of the earlier examples of the true Gothic style and genre.

      Stan also has a t-shirt saying "Nevermeat", hence "the Raven quoth nevermeat".

    • Stan stands outside of Wendy's house with a stereo above his head, playing the song "Shock The Monkey" by Peter Gabriel.

      This is an allusion to the 1989 movie Say Anything, only in that movie, it was Gabriel's other song "In Your Eyes" that was played.

    • Hooters:

      "Raisins" is, of course, an obvious parody of the Hooters restaurant chain. Hooters' waitresses have breasts who have developed and then some, whereas the girls at "Raisins" haven't begun to develop their breasts yet. You might have also noticed that the two i's in "Raisins" on each girl's shirt is located where each girl's nipple would be.

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