South Park

Season 2 Episode 11

Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 02, 1998 on Comedy Central
8.6
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Mr. Garrison takes his class to the local planetarium for a field trip. Cartman leaves to audition for a Cheezy Poofs commercial outside. The rest of the class ends up being hypnotized and wanting to go back to the Planetarium. Mr. Mackey discover the secret of the planetarium and tries to stop the evil plan.moreless

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  • Jelena

    10
    It's my favorite episode, can't think of words to explain it
  • thumbs up

    7.5
    A show of supreme quality, very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very (apologies, the former review has been moved to a new home, soon you will all be given the key) very very very veryvery very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very enjoyable. A must-see.moreless
  • My reviews are back - South Park - Season 2 - Episode 24 - Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods.

    8.6
    This episode was centered around the boys.It all started out when Mr. Garrison's class went to a school trip to a plantinium. The owner greets the kids with joy and invites them inside the plantinium. Once inside, the kids sit on a chair while the owner brings in pretty colors from outer space. After that time, the boys test it on Kenny, giving him a seizure and die. The boys try to alert the South Park folks to end the plantinium's madness. Meanwhile, Cartman auditions for the Cheesy Poff commercial. He is accepted and got the role.



    This episode was amazing plotwise. I think the plot was the good for thisd episode.



    Its sub-plot centering Cartman was a nce add to give you further to watch.



    The humor is its downside. It had many memorable scenes and jokes. But I just think it lacked humor.



    This is better then many other Season 2 South Park episodes. I recommend this episode for old fashioned South Park watchers.moreless
  • Robert Ebert Should Lay Off The Fatty Foods

    8.0
    The basic plots of South Park sometimes turn into strange crazy plots that are boring and dumb. In this episode the plot is solid and stays fixed on the same thing through the 20-minute episode.

    An excellent fresh plot about a school trip and a Cheesy Poofs audition. It starts off with the kids wanting to go on a cool school trip like kids on TV and so Mr. Garrison announcing the surprise of the Planetarium to the kids... Y`know 3rd grade - they don't wanna go to the boring Planetarium.

    Kenny is brainwashed... Eric Cartman is humiliated again all in a brand new good episode of South Park



    ;D Great episode.moreless
  • Not one of my favourite episodes.

    7.6
    This episode was not one of my favourites in the first two seasons, in fact I think it rated lower than all of the season 1 episodes. There was only one funny thing about the episode and that was the planetarium owner had a rare bone disease that caused him to call the planetarium the 'plane-arium'. The side plot of Cartman going for the part of the kid in the cheesy poofs ad was better than the main storyline and that never makes for a good episode. So far, Season 2 has rated significantly lower than Season 1, which is a trend I hope will change.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

Mary Kay Bergman

Mary Kay Bergman

Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Visitor Sighting: During the end scene where Cartman is standing in the planetarium and his mom enters and says "don't pick your nose hun". There is a small half transparent figure to the left of the screen. this figure is an alien from the first episode. Its eyes are lights that are slanted down on an angle. It is obvious that Matt and Trey put it in as it does not fit to the background.

    • Just to clear up this Plane'arium thing once and for all: Dr Adams does not pronounce Planetarium correctly just before Cartman kills him; however, he does pronounce it correctly TWICE about 10 minutes into the episode.

    • The red headed kid (Peter) messes up the last verse of Bingo

    • The music at the end of Barnaby Jones is the same as the music that plays at the end of the Chicken Lover episode when Barbrady gives the thumbs up

    • A female judge for the cheesy poof contest says "that's odd" in a male voice.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Cartman: I could sing the cheesy poof song with both hands tied behind my back!
      Kyle: You couldn't get both hands behind your back, fatty!

    • Cartman: But Mr. Garrison, I have to go and sing the Cheesy Poofs song!
      Mr. Garrison: No Eric, you have to come in the Planetarium and look at a bunch of stupid stars.

    • Kyle: Fat ass Cartman was not on the school bus today, what a big fat turd.

    • Cartman: Why hello. If it isn't my little friends with all their little dreams.

    • Mr. Garrison: Now what's wrong with the Planetarium?
      Stan: It's boring.
      Kyle: Yeah, all the constellations look alike.
      Mr. Garrison: Well too bad. You're all going to the planetarium tomorrow and you're all going to love it.

    • Dr. Adams: Hi, I'm Dr. Adams, and welcome to the Plane'arium.
      Stan: I thought this was the planetarium.
      Dr. Adams: It is, I have a bone disease that prevents me from saying the 't' in Plane'arium.

    • Cartman: Hey, they're giving out bread outside!
      Poor girl: Finally we can get something to eat.
      (when the poor girl and her mom walk outside, Cartman shuts the door)
      Cartman: Psych!!

    • Mrs. Cartman: Hon, don't pick your nose.
      Cartman: God dammit, I'm not picking it. I have an itch for crying out loud.

    • Dr. Adams: Now stars are actually made of hot gas, which is exactly what comes out of Roger Ebert's ass.

    • Man Singing: I love Cheesy Poofs. You love Cheesy Poofs. If we didn't love Cheesy Poofs, we'd all be...
      Cartman: (flatly)...Lame.

    • (After Kenny's head explodes)
      Stan: Oh my God! We've killed Kenny!
      Kyle: We're bastards!

    • Nurse Gollum: This is the strangest thing I've ever seen.
      Mr. Mackey: Please, Nurse, for a woman with a dead fetus on her head you're not being very open-minded.

    • Mr. Garrison: A haiku is just like a normal American poem except it doesn't rhyme and it's totally stupid.

    • (during planetarium show)
      Principal Victoria : Oh man this is boring.
      Some guy: Yeah, who finds this stuff interesting?
      High teenager 1: Dude, this is totally killer.
      High teenager 2: I hope this goes on for like…7 months.

    • Mr. Garrison: Ok children, now I'm going to remind you that this is a planetarium, not a Bangkok brothel, so let's behave ourselves.

    • Kyle's 2nd Haiku: Ass full of pork fat, jiggles like a jello-mold, mouth is flapping too.

  • NOTES (10)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Night Court:

      Cartman: I'm talking Night Court in its fifth season lame!

      Night Court was a situation comedy aired on NBC from the mid 80s to through the early 90s.

    • WIlliam Shatner:

      Kyle: Can you…imagine it, Stan? A mind…emptied…by that thing.

      Kyle's closing piece of dialogue is a reference to William Shatner's manner of speech.

    • Star Trek: This whole episode is an allusion to the classic Star Trek episode "Dagger of the Mind," and if you watch the ST episode first, this episode is even more hilarious. The most notable references are the laser in the planetarium and the child named Van Gelder, named after the first victim in the Star Trek episode.

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