South Park

Season 6 Episode 8

Simpsons Already Did It

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 26, 2002 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

The boys break into Ms. Choksondiks' autopsy to retrieve Cartman's Sea men from her stomach. Meanwhile, as Professor Chaos, Butters moves forward with yet another diabolical plan to destroy the world.

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  • Clever installment.

    This was a very clever idea by the writers of this episode. I didn't really care about the main story about how the Simpsons did everything already but the side story with the Sea People was pretty funny. This is when South Park was in it's prime in my opinion and I really like these kind of episodes where the kids play the biggest parts in the story and the citizens of South Park kind of stay out of the plot for the most part. I love the clever schemes that Cartman comes up with which leads to more funny adventures.moreless
  • A great episode for both Simpsons fans and South Park fans.

    A very good episode that is not a insult but rather a loving tribute to The Simpsons. I really enjoyed the side plot about Cartman and the sea people. This episode is an absolute must watch for not just South Park fans, but Simpsons fans. There are many references to Simpsons' plots, characters, and one-liners. But don't think it will only be funny to Simpsons fans. There are many other jokes besides the ones about The Simpsons. South Park fans who have never seen The Simpsons will probably get more out of the Cartman side plot then the Butters main plot, though. Anyways, overall a terrific episode that will remain on my very, very large list of favorite South Park episodes.moreless
  • good

    professor chaos tries to do an evil plan but he learns all of his evil plans he keeps thinking of have already been done on The Simpsons. this drives him mad. the boys meanwhile get "sea people" but do not like them so they give them to their teacher in her coffee, thus killing her. they then try to get their "sea men" out of her.

    OK episode, I did not like it as much as I thought I would. The Simpsons references were funny but the sea people plot bored me a little. Final grade for "Simpons Already Did It"- C+/B-moreless
  • A perfect episode and a perfect parody of The Simpsons. Any Simpsons fans should shut up cause this was not offensive at all.

    This is a great episode and it perfectly shows how The Simpsons have done everything already, some people like The Simpsons way too much they're not that good and they never were as good as people said. Sure the first few seasons were good but none of those seasons were as good as a single South Park season and 9 great seasons doesn't make up for 12 seasons of sh!t it's just cause people like to say that they're better cause they were here forst get over it, it's time The Simpsons gets cancelled anyways, a lot of people said Family Guy is a Simpsons rip off yeah maybe in it's first 3 seasons but it's still funnier than the Simpsons too it's not about who did it first it's all about who does it better than the other, which South Park does everything better than Family Guy and The Simpsons. Don't get me wrong I love all 3 of these shows, but The Simpsons and Family Guy are severely overrated and it's great that Souh Park did a parody of The Simpsons,The side plot with Cartman was funnier but the Butters plot was also really funny. Great episode that I recommend to anybody even Simpsons fans cause if you actually watch this episode it's really paying homage to The Simpsons rather than making fun of them.moreless
  • Superb

    In this episode of South Park, Butters as professor chaos decides to take over the town, but soon finds out that all of his evil plots have already been done on the simpsons. I liked many of the references to episodes of the show, as well as the homeage/parody with the Simpson style scenes. In the other plot, the gang (with new fourth friend Tweek) buy some seamen, but so get it mixed up with "semen." I honestly don't think this episode offended many simpsons fans, because it was a parody, but also kind of a homeage to the show also. 9.5/10 Amoreless
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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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • When Chef drives all the boys home and Cartman goes to bed, he goes to bed in his normal clothes. When he tells the others about the Sea People, he's in his pajamas.

    • In the syndicated version, when Butters starts imagining people look like Simpsons characters, General Disarray (as Bart), says "Don't have a cow". Butters immediately runs off screaming, but it sounds like one of Tweek's screams instead.

    • When Dougie mentions the Simpsons episode about shaking up beer cans, he only mentioned part of the title by saying "So It's Come To This...". The full title of the episode is "So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show".

    • During reruns of this episode the line about Cartman sucking "semen from a hose" and Stan's reaction is cut.

    • Simpsons episode 204 was called "Lard of the Dance." It was the season 10 premiere and it had nothing to do with a monorail unlike what Dougie says.

    • While the kids are in the morgue, to get the semen back, there is a jar on a desk in the background with a pair of testicles in them, and the jar is labeled "Hitler." It appears that Hitler's balls are in the South Park morgue.

    • When they showed the cut-open Ms. Chokesondick, she is opened up in a V shape. During real autopsies, people are cut in a Y shape.

    • Slightly different opening credits with little clips of Tweek.

    • Wink-E-Mart is basically calling it a Penis-Mart

    • The "Wink-E-Mart" was no goof, it was just picking on Kwik-E-Mart

    • Butters said That Treehouse of Horror II is episode 4F02 but that's really Treehouse of Horror VII, Treehouse of Horror II is 8F02. [ Editor's note: I believe that in this case "to" or "too" was implied and not "two," which means there is no error. ]

    • The Kwik-E-Mart was spelled Wink-E-Mart.

    • When Butters said that he watched all 132 episodes of The Simpsons was wrong because at the time this episode aired, there were 291 episodes aired.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Butters: (discussing his evil plans) We shall take over the world by causing a huge soccer riot, so that we can-
      Dougie: Simpsons did it!
      Butters: We shall shake up all the beer cans with a mixer machine, so that they-
      Dougie: Simpsons did it! They did it in Episode 9F17, entitled "So It's Come To This...".
      Butters: (miffed) Fine! Then I guess I'll forget about trying to destroy the world and just run away and join the circus!
      Dougie: Simpsons did it.
      (Butters yells in frustration.)

    • (referring to Kyle)
      Cartman: If Nancy doesn't want to chip in then it will be $5.45 per person!

      Liane: That's nice poopey.

    • Cartman: What's your name?
      Francis: Francis Bellmen.
      Cartman: Francis let's talk. I don't want a bunch of bull crap from you, you don't want a bunch of bull crap from me right, where does that get us nowhere. The truth is I'm completely certified to handle sea men, and though I may appear young, I'm one of the leading sea men authorities of the midwest. Real up and commer, you know what I'm saying. I'll have my own business soon, and i'll need people to help me run it. I'm talking about you Francis, I'm talking about a six figure income how's that sound? (Francis doesn't answer)

    • Butters: (as Professor Chaos) I've done it General Disarray, i've watched all 132 episodes of The Simpsons, twice. And I have finally come up with something they have never done. Behold, this device that I have made will take the cherries out of chocolate covered cherries and replace the inside instead, with 2 month old mayonnaise . People will think that they are gonna get a bite of a sweet delicious cherry but instead they will get a mouthful of yucky, sticky mayonnaise. (does a sinister laugh) You never seen this on The Simpsons right?
      Dougie: (as General Disarray) No I think The Simpsons would be more clever than that.

    • Cartman: I've been up for hours doing some calculations, and i've come up with my final theory of composite dynamics. Sea people plus sea men equals sea-ciety.

    • Cartman: You guys! You guys! You're not gonna beleive it! Everythings going to be okay you guys, life isn't so crappy after all!
      Tweek: It's not?
      Cartman: No! I was looking in this magazine and I found an add for little ocean creatures that you can buy and raise in your room!
      Kyle: No way.
      Cartman: Look! (points to magazine) Sea People! You keep them in a big tank of water and they like, build castles and play basketball and stuff!
      Kyle: Nuh ah.
      Cartman: Yeah! And look they ride around on turtles and play games with fish!
      Kyle: No way.
      Cartman: Okay Kyle, you're being a Negative Nancy. Stop it. Okay unless you wan't everyone to call you Negative Nancy from now on.

    • Cartman: (Singing) Look at me, living free! Free and clean amongst the Sea People. We look for pirates and search for gold. Life is an adventure with the Sea People! They don't ever complain, they don't call me fat. They don't make me do homework or nothing like that. This is the way life was meant to be. Laughing and singing, Sea People and me. Sea People and me, you guys. (Song fades out) Wow! Only three more hours Sea People. Only three hours and you can take me away from this crappy God damned planet full of hippies.

    • Kyle: (about the Sea People) What are we going to do with them now?
      Cartman: I'm gonna send a message to my people and tell them to develop a great machine that will shrink me down to their size, so I can live amongst them forever.
      Butters: Aha! (laughs victoriously
      Cartman: What the hell is wrong with you, Butters?
      Butters: They did that on "The Simpsons" already! "Treehouse of Horror", Episode 4F02 - "The Genesis Tub"! Lisa loses a tooth, and the bacteria on it start to grow, and makes a little society, and they build a statue of her thinking she's their God! Ha!
      Cartman: So?
      Kyle: Yeah. So?
      Butters: Y-you guys aren't upset that "The Simpsons" have already done it?
      Cartman: Dude, "The Simpsons" have done everything already, so who cares?
      Stan: Yeah, they've been on the air for, like, 13 years, so of course they've done everything.
      Mr. Garrison: Every idea has already been done, Butters, even before "The Simpsons".
      Chef: Yeah; in fact, that episode was a rip-off of a "Twilight Zone" episode.
      Butters: Really? So I shouldn't care if I come up with an idea, and "The Simpsons" already did it? It...doesn't really matter. (sees everyone in their original style) Everything is back to normal! I think I can go back to trying to destroy the world again!
      Chef: Good for you!
      Cartman: Yeah, that's great, Butters. Now get the hell out of my room.

    • Kyle: I guess this proves that war is the natural order of life.
      Cartman: Why can't societies just live in peace?

    • (The boys are watching the semen spread in the aquarium.)
      : Close your eyes and suck it out of a hose?
      : Yep, suck it out of a hose.
      : Hmm. 
      : Hmm.

    • Kyle: Wow. That's a lot of sea men you've got there, Cartman.
      Cartman: Yeah, I bought all that I could at this bank, and then I got the rest from this guy Ralph in an alley.
      Stan: That's cool.
      Cartman: Yeah, and the sweet thing is, this stupid asshole didn't even charge me money for it. He just made me close my eyes and suck it out of a hose!

    • Kyle: We paid for the sea people too. How come they're not making statues of us?
      Cartman: Be you not jealous, Jew. I am creator of all things, yeah.

    • Reporter: … But Hillary Clinton's ass just keeps getting bigger.

    • Stan: Okay now put on the nose Tweek.
      Tweek: I can't you do it.
      Kyle; Just stick it on.
      Tweek: But what if I put it in the wrong place?
      Stan: Just put it between it's eyes.
      Tweek: But what if, while I'm putting on the nose, the snowman comes to life and tries to kill me?
      Stan: Tweek, when has that ever happened, except for that one time?

    • Butters: No! No!
      Dougie as Bart: Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!

    • Butters: (to himself) God damn it... How come every time I think of something clever, "The Simpsons" already did it?

    • Cartman: I got ripped off!
      Kyle: I told you, Cartman.
      Cartman: Oh, shut up, Kyle! Shut your God damned Jew mouth! You people are why there's war in the Middle East! And you Tweek. Why don't you learn to button your shirt up right for once? You're as bad as Stan and his stupid girlfriend, God I hate you guys!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Mrs. Choksondik dies in this episode.

    • If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Mackey has became a father in this episode if it were truly his semen used in Cartman's sea-ciety.

    • The Simpsons return the nod in the 14th season episode The Bart of War.

    • On the first part, where Tweek was afraid of Snowman coming to life by putting a carrot nose on the snowman, this maybe a reference to the short that introduced South Park called "Jesus vs. Frosty", where snowman came to life, but the hat made the snowman come to life, not the carrot.


    • The Little Mermaid:

      Cartman has a short musical number with the Sea People. It's very similar to the "Under The Sea" number in the movie "The Little Mermaid". Ironically, an episode of "The Simpsons" also had Homer doing a number like that.

    • Futurama: This is one of the most [accidentally] ironic episodes of the show, because in an episode of Futurama (another brainchild by Simpsons creator Matt Groening), entitled Godfellas Bender (a robot) gets lost in space, and a race of beings leeches onto his stomach from an asteroid. They think he is a God, and eventually kill themselves by bombing the "infidels" on Bender's ass, exactly like in this episode of South park.

    • The Twilight Zone:

      The idea of the miniature society worshiping a human is used in at least one episode, if not more. Chef makes note of this near the end.

    • Matt and Trey:

      Butters reaction when he learns that "The Simpsons already did it" mimic Matt and Trey's own reaction when they think of a good idea, then realize that the simpsons did it already, leaving them with random ideas.

    • Simpsons Parodies:

      Some of the South Park characters during Butter's hallucinations had certain physical traits similar to other Simpson characters. Miss Crabtree has a headset like Otto; Mr Garrison had glasses similar to Smithers.

    • Homer Vs. Patty And Selma:

      The scene where Chef pushes the couch the boys are sitting on out his front door is an allusion to the Simpsons episode "Homer vs. Patty and Selma". In that episode, Patty and Selma are sitting on a couch that Homer pushes out his front door.

    • My Buddy And Kid Sister:

      Cartman: ...laughin' and singin', sea people and me...

      That song is partially a parody of the commercial songs for two failed 1980s toys named My Buddy and Kid Sister. They both had 10-second songs to them with a similar rhythm and sound to Cartman's song, and ended with "(name of toy) and me!"

    • Jesus Vs. Frosty:

      Tweek: "But what if it comes to life and tries to kill me?"

      After Tweek says this and Stan says, "How many times has that actually happened, besides that one time?" He is referring to the "Jesus vs. Frosty" pilot episode.

    • Simpsons Episodes:

      Butters: Too many to count…

      Of course, all of Butters' schemes referenced various Simpsons episodes. Blocking out the sun in episode 128/129. Decapitating the town statue in episode 8. Selling the monorail in episode 71. The thing with the angel in episode 186. Shaking up the cans in episode 77. Making a little society in episode 154. Spreading rumors via a website is episode 254. Soccer riot is episode 183.