South Park

Season 12 Episode 7

Super Fun Time

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 2008 on Comedy Central
9.0
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491 votes
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Mr. Garrison takes the kids on an educational field trip to a living museum, Pioneer Village, where all the workers remain dedicated to staying in character. While there, Cartman makes Butters sneak away from the class to go to the amusement center located next door.

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  • super

    7.0
    In the pointy end of the 12th season of South Park: Mr. Garrison takes his class to an 1860s reenactment center. All the kids need to have a partner, and Cartman ends up stuck with Butters. After seeing an indoor theme park next door, Cartman and Butters sneak off. Meanwhile terrorists take over the 1860s area and take the kids hostage.

    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
  • really Funny!!!!!!!!

    9.5
    I liked this episode alot couse it was sooo funny ...

    Mr. Garrison takes the fourth grade class on an educational field trip to Pioneer Village where dedicated workers act as their counterparts from 1864 and never break character. Stan and Wendy match up .. Cartman tries to be partners with Kenny but Kenny ends up with Kyle, and Cartman with Butters, and Mr. Garrison tells Butters not to let go of Cartman's hand until they were both back on the bus. Cartman didnt like the place soo he sneaked out to Super Phun Thyme... and back at the village some group trigger-happy thieve has taken averyone hostage .. and the workers at the village still refuse to break the character. and at the end Cartman and butters saves everyone and at the end of the work they the workers break character and go to T.G.I. Friday's for some jalapeño poppers... Wow i wrote the whole episode, anyway it was a really great episode!!moreless
  • ohhhh yeahhhhh

    10
    funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny.super fun time. an episode that twists south park comedy with die hard.one of my faovurite episodes from season 12.deserves so much more than 8.8 maybe a 9.0 please ??? who would not like this episode.i mean common. a cartman and Butters swirl into an episode.excellent... and, to pump up the excitement.a terrorist hostage breakout at the pioneer village with gun threat policy.cool,aint it.it is not that funny, but it is entertaining,clever,cleverly plotted and action packed for a few minutes.and an ending that will make you laugh through the roof !recommended mates.moreless
  • Cartman and Butters stick closely together while burger stealing terrorists hold their classmates hostage.

    9.1
    This was a highly enjoyable episode in what has been a mixed season so far. Let's face it - the writers have set themselves such a high standard, that anything less than brilliant is a bit disappointing.



    The theme in this one was following instructions to the letter. In Butters' case, it was his teacher's command to keep hold of Cartman until his partner was back on the bus. In the case of the theme camp performers - it was 'stay in character no matter what'.



    There were some great moments. Garrison's plea to the terrorists to think of the children (and take one of them as a hostage instead of him)was one such.



    So, in my view this was definitely the right episode to end the first half of the Season. As usual, we will be counting the days until the resumption.moreless
  • Super Fun Time.

    8.0
    A class field trip to the living museum takes a deadly turn. Mr. Garrison takes the fourth grade class on an educational field trip to a Pioneer Village where dedicated workers remain in character as their pioneer counterparts from the 1800's. Cartman forces Butters to ditch the fanatical townsfolk and the class to go to the amusement center located right next door. While the rest of the kids are reluctantly learning about the good old days in Colorado, a group of trigger-happy thieves break into the museum and take everyone hostage. Super Fun Time, a great episode as usual. Loved 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

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

April Stewart

April Stewart

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Cartman asks Craig to be his partner but someone that Cartman asked before said that they were partners with Craig.

    • When Franz shoots "Sheriff McLawdog" he's got attached silencer on his gun, which is later removed when he shoots "Old Smithy", but it still sounds suppressed.

    • Even though the door code is 1864, the employee shot by Pioneer Paul says it starts with 52. They apparently noticed this mistake and fixed it for subsequent reruns, so that Paul instead says that it starts with 1.

    • A sign on the ticket counter at Super Phun Tyme says 2 KIDS FOR 12 DOLLARS SPECIAL, but right above it, the ticket prices sign says that the children's rate is $6, so two for 12 is not really a "special" at all, probably just done to make kids think they were getting a deal.

    • During the entire episode, you can notice that Token has eye-shadow.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Franz: God dammit! You people are f*ck*ng insane!

    • Franz: All right, that does it! On the count of three, this child dies!
      (Pioneers look scared)
      One...two...
      Kenny: (muffled)(scared) GIVE THEM THE F***ING DOOR CODE!

    • Cartman: Kyle, be my partner?
      Kyle: But I hate you.
      Cartman: What have I done to you?

    • Cartman: Butters, you can let go now.
      Butters: No, I promised to keep you with me at all times!

    • Wendy: Look Stan, they had beef jerky back then.
      General Store Clerk: What do you mean, "back then?" Don't forget, it's 1864.

    • Franz: Frolick, check in. Have you found any other employees?
      Robber #1: We found somebody!
      Robber #2: We found this guy in the jail of the sheriff's office.
      Pioneer Paul: (gasp) You let out Murderin' Murphy?
      Murderin' Murphy: Y'all are gonna get it for puttin' me in that thar' jail!
      Franz: (irritated) Stop it. Stop your bad historical acting right now!
      Pioneer Woman: Tarnation! Why'd you let Murderin' Murphy go? He's a bad man.
      Franz: (enraged) I am the f*cking bad man! Do you get that?!

    • (Kyle calls 911)
      Kyle: I got through! Hello, police?
      911 Operator: 911. What's your emergency?
      Kyle: There's some terrorists or bank robbers or something that have taken our class hostage!
      911 Operator: Taken hostage where?
      Kyle: The old Pioneer Village off of Kipling.
      911 Operator: You mean that annoying place where the employees won't break character?
      (Kyle looks behind him at the employees)
      Kyle: Sister, you don't know the half of it.

    • Cartman: Stan, let's be partners, dude.
      Stan: No, I'm with Wendy.
      Cartman: Ugh. You wanna hold hands with a girl? Gaywad.

    • Cop: You'll be going away for a long time. Was it worth it?
      Franz: In a way, it was. I might not have gotten away, but at least I learned a lot about pioneer life in the old West. Those early settlers didn't have the modern conveniences we all take for granted today. To think how difficult it was back in those times to do something as simple as washing your clothes. Pioneer Village has a lot to teach us all.
      Cop: That's true..

    • (the gunmen just shot Sheriff McLawdawg)
      Stan: We gotta call the police. Where's your phone?
      Pioneer Paul: (still in character) A phone? Why, what's a phone? We ain't never heard of such a thing.
      Stan: What?!
      Kyle: Come on! This is serious!
      Pioneer Paul: Eh, Storehand, have you ever heard of this fancy-schmancy "phone"?
      General Store Owner: ..Uh, no. We ain't got a phone in our time!
      Stan: Dude, (points outside) they just shot a guy in the face! We gotta call the cops!
      Pioneer Paul: If you mean the law, the only law around here is Town Sheriff McLawdawg. (pulls on his suspenders) You see, 1864 was a time of growth and development in the old west-
      Stan: (fed up; shakes fists angrily and yells) This is not the time for that!!

    • (Butters drags Cartman onto the bus)
      Butters: Teacher, my partner is back on the bus. (falls down)

    • Cartman: Butters you have got to learn to chill. Life goes by pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while and do whatever you want all the time, you could miss it.

    • Cartman: Jesus Christ Monkey Balls!!

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Smug Alert:

      When Cartman is telling Butters about his plan to climb across the traffic light and back into the park, a Toyota Prius can be seen in the background with the license plate "17MYMPG" (17 is my Miles Per Gallon). This is a subtle reference to the second episode of Season 10, "Smug Alert!", where it was stated that people who own hybrid cars have the need to act smug and show off.

    • The Defiant Ones:

      Butters and Cartman's "escape" while holding hands throughout the episode may be a reference to the 1958 film The Defiant Ones:. In the film, two escaped prisoners who are handcuffed together start off hating each other but gradually become friends, similar to the relationship between Cartman and Butters in this episode.

    • NBC Jingle:

      When the parks intercom system comes on with an announcement, the opening jingle is the popular 3 toned jingle from NBC.

    • Tomorrow Never Dies:

      The scene where Cartman and Butters crawl onto the motorcycle-ride while still holding hands, is a reference to a scene in the James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies. In a certain scene Bond is handcuffed to his Chinese spy colleague, Wai Lin, and tries to escape their pursuers on a motorcycle.

    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off:



      When Cartman tells Butters he has to chill(see quotes), he is referring to one of the most popular quotations from the 1986 hit movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

    • 24:

      The blacksmith who's name is David Palmer is named after the politician in the show.

    • Die Hard:



      The terrorist leader, Franz, somewhat resembles Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman, in the movie Die Hard.

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