South Park

Season 6 Episode 5

The Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 03, 2002 on Comedy Central
8.9
out of 10
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373 votes
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The new Terrance and Phillip movie is coming out and the boys can't wait to see it! Excited to catch a first look of the new Terrance and Phillip movie, the boys make like Cartman and sit their butts in front of the TV to catch the trailer during a commercial break on the long running series, "Russell Crowe: Fighting Around the World."moreless

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  • Probably the most annoying South Park episode I have ever watched!

    1.2
    Please let me die happily and forget this episode ever happened!!! To begin with, Russel Crowe is NOT an Aussie so do not give him an Aussie accent. The plot was boring and un-original, overdoing the annoying voices, crap storyline of Russel\'s TV show and adding in characters that were trying to be funny but failed. Miserably. Sadly or not, i personally don't give a cr@p, because this episode annoyed me to the fullest extent I think the show ever has done. I am usually tolerant and accepting with the show's controversial and sometimes blatantly disturbing messages portrayed (e.g. Scott Tenorman Must Die) but this was pure unimaginative vomit regurgitated to entertain wise-ass Americans into stereotyping an entire country. Mind you, I think this is what the Creators had in mind, but please, I'm begging you, tell me; did you really have to do it in the ****iest way possible?

    Yours faithfully ;)moreless
  • It's really hard to get through this one.

    4.0
    I'm surprised that this one has such a high rating, because I found it extremely difficult to get through this episode.



    The boys want to catch the trailer for the new Terrance and Philip movie and they have to keep going from house to house (to bar to retirement home) because things keep going wrong from them. This would be fine except that while I was watching it I felt like this was only about 10% of the episode. The rest of the episode was a not funny at all Russell Crowe parody show. Not that the guy doesn't deserve to be made fun of for not being able to mind his temper, but I just didn't find the quality to be up to the humorous standards I'm used to from South Park. I didn't laugh, and that's unusual for me when it comes to South Park.



    It was somewhat clever to have all of the commercial breaks come at actual commercial breaks for South Park, but mostly I just wanted this episode to end. There are many better episodes out there, I wouldn't waste my time with this one again.moreless
  • The boys kept going to house to house just to see that movie trailer.

    9.3
    I really loved this episode especially the parts where Cartman has to run and always try to catch up with the boys.



    Russell Crowe, lame cartoon character I still don't know if he's real or not till today.



    Put the only part I found boring was Chef's TV coming to life, fantasy doesn't work that well with South park.



    I was like whoa when The boys came back to Stan's house, it was filled with blood, since they took too long to buy a tampon. (If you're not a girl you won't understand this at all)



    I thought after the boys saw the movie trailer, they'll be like "aww man" or "Dude..." or be disappointed, I'm a little surprised when they jumped for joy though.moreless
  • Shown in real time and is real funny. (My one - liners are getting worse aren't they?)

    8.0
    In this episode; the awesome foursome are sitting through the horrendous show called "Fighting 'round the world" that has Russel Crowe fighting various cultures in different countries to see the trailer for the new Terrence and Phillip movie. But when the boys are repeatedly kicked out of the places that have TV's it looks like Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Butters are going to miss the historic event. As the plot for this episode is so flimsy it can barely stand; watching the boys move from TV to TV is really the best part of the episode. They go from Stan's house to Kyle's house to Chef's house to the Bar then the retirement home and an alley filled with "crack addicts". I won't reveal the final destination and revelation but it's hilarious.



    The key problem of the episode is the Russel Crowe Show is featured far too heavily with brain - dead content of Russel Crowe fighting random people and Trey Parker's dreadful Australian accent, it's painful. And although the joke was that it was bad was meant to be funny they take it too far. Plus the trailer that they've so keenly wanted to see makes the 20 minutes of suspense and desperation seem in vain, perhaps not for the boys but certainly for the audience. The episode looks very nice; the killer TV deserves special mention though and this episode features many different sets which is especially cool since this episode is shown in real time. The audio fares slightly worse; Trey Parker is the key voice actor here, Matt Stone remains pretty tight - lipped and you get sick of the voices that we've been hearing for 10 straight years and don't get any better.



    All in all this is a great South Park episode that's made better with its fast pace and build - up but because of the incredibly poor Russel Crowe shtick, it gets an 8.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes!

    10
    I remember the day I watched it was because I wanted to find an episode that wasn`t so sad as Kenny dies. Well, I thought this was hilarious with Russel Crowe beating up people around the world for no real reason, and his tugboat shoots himself, takes it to the hospital, calls the doctor a vagina and kills lots of people with his tugboat. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are geniuses! I thought it was great that Terrence and Philip were making Asses of Fire 2, after they had almost been electrocuted in the electric chair, they might be in more great risk! Well, this is all I really have for this review.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • One of the homeless people killed by Chef's TV is the one that bought them tickets in the South Park movie.

    • There is a picture of John Stamos on the bulletin board in the editor's office. This picture disappears in a later shot.

    • Some of the sound effects used when the TV turns into H.E.M. are from the N64 game "Perfect Dark."

    • Russel Crowe's voice is the same as The Crocidile Hunter's voice from the Prehistoric Ice Man episode
      -Tydrace

    • In the shot where Kyle thanked God for stupid people, Stan was in between Kyle and Cartman. Then the shot when Cartman told Stan the colors are all saturated, KYLE was in between STAN and CARTMAN!

    • At some points when the plasma TV is walking around killing everyone, after Chef activates H.E.M. mode, the show "Fightin' Round the World" is shown on the screen but at other times there is nothing on the screen.

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Russell Crowe: All right everyone, we're gonna take out first commercial break. But be sure not to go anywhere because there's lots more people to beat up!

    • Russell Crowe: Now I'm gonna dedicate my life to fighting cancer … (puts fists up) Right, now where is that pussy cancer!

    • (while watching a news show)
      Ike: Look at Barney fly. ("Look at the burning flag.")

    • Gerald: Kyle, Ike says you kicked him off the TV.
      Kyle: They're goin' to show the new Terrance & Phillip trailer.
      Gerald: You know your brother watches The MacNeil / Lehrer Report every night at ten!
      Ike: Huba buba and good night.

    • Chef: Russell Crowe? Children, you shouldn't be watching a show about a man who beats people up because he's insecure.

    • (Cartman breaks the TV)
      Kyle: God Dammit, Cartman! You broke it!
      Cartman: It was just, I just, Butters, you asshole!!

    • Man: Oh my God! It's Russell Crowe!
      Russell Crowe: (taunting) Oh my God, it's Russell Crowe! Oh my blah blah blah blah blah! (normal) Why don't you mind your own business, you scrotum? (attacks him)

    • Kyle: Dude, thank God for stupid people.
      Cartman: Amen.

    • (the boys discuss who will buy the tampons)
      Cartman: Alright, we'll have to play for it. How about if your name is "Butters", you have to go. Okay, so what's your name? (to Stan)
      Stan: Stan.
      Cartman: Stan, okay. What's your name? (to Kyle)
      Kyle: Kyle.
      Cartman: Kyle. What's your name? (to Butters)
      Butters: Butters. Aw, I lose, huh?
      Cartman: Aw, yeah, Butters, you lose, sorry, tough break.

    • Stan: But Shelley, it's The Russell Crowe Show! You always said there's nothing you love more than Russell Crowe.
      Shelley: There is one thing I love more than Russell Crowe, and that is seeing you unhappy. So, Buffy it is!

    • Small print at the end of the Asses of Fire II Trailer: SCREENPLAY BY SEAMORE TUSH; BASED ON THE BOOK 'WORST SMELL OF THE WEST'

    • Fightin' Around the World's Theme Song:

      Born in New Zealand in '64,
      A hot-headed actor named Russell Crowe.
      He loves to act, but he loves one thing more...
      FIGHTIN' AROUND THE WORLD!

      He fights his directors and he fights his fans.
      It's a problem no one understands.
      If there's 2 things he loves, it's fighting and...
      FIGHTIN' AROUND THE WORLD!

      Making movies, making music and
      FIGHTING AROUND THE WORLD!

    • Butters: Like I said, fellas. We can't go to my house!
      Stan: Well, why!?
      Butters: My parents are out of town, and I don't have a babysitter.
      (Everyone pauses.)
      Cartman: Oh, you've got to be kidding me.
      Butters: It's true.
      Stan: C'mon, we don't have time! We'll kill Butters later!

    • Cartman: (to old people) Shh, OKAY?! Old People need to be quiet right now!

    • Bar Manager: You kids can't be in here.
      Kyle: We're not kids! We're full-grown men with dwarfism! How dare you assume that all midgets are kids!
      Bar Manager: You're not midgets; your lips are too full.

    • Bar Manager: Adults can only come here for debauchery and sin.

    • Russell Crowe: Makin' movies, makin' songs and fightin' 'round the world!

    • Flying Words in T&P Trailer: THIS… SUMMER… TERRANCE… AND… PHILLIP… WILL… BLOW… YOU… AWAY… AND… WORDS… WILL… FLY… AT… YOU… VERY… FAST!

    • Cartman: This is killing me. The human body was not meant to move quickly like that.

    • Russell Crowe (Sad and dramatic): You've got to save him, doc. Tugger… He's my best friend… The only friend in the world who would -
      Doctor: He's going to live but -
      Russell Crowe (Now angry): Oy! Don't you interrupt me, you vagina! I was giving a heart-wrenching soliloquy about me feelings for Tugger!

    • Russell Crowe: Oi! Now Tugger's brought me to one of the greatest places for foightin' in North America. Brooklyn, New York. Lots of minorities here, and they don't take kindly to whitey.

    • Cartman: Butters will give handjobs in the corner for a dollar.
      Butters: Well sure. I'm good at all kinds of jobs.

    • Russell Crowe: My fighting is poetry! You don't edit Russell Crowe's poetry, you testicle!

    • Cartman: Shelley, did I ever tell you how hot I think you are?
      Shelley: Shut up, fat turd!
      Cartman: I'm not a fat turd, I'm a stocky turd!

    • Russell Crowe: HEY!
      Woman: Oh my God, it's Russell Crowe!
      Russell Crowe (mocking the woman): Oh my God, it's Russell Crowe! Oh my God, it's mah blah blah! I oughta kick yer ass!

    • Russell Crowe: Why don't you go flush yourself down a toilet you c-
      (cut off by Tugger)

    • Russell Crowe: This is Tianamen Square. Lots of good fightin' has gone on here throughout the years, including a fantastic massacre that took place back in '93. These China men can grow to over five feet tall, and in a fight, are known to kick with their legs. Let's see if we can get in for a closer look. Oi! I've gotten close enough now that they're startin' to get real frightened. You can see the fine hairs on the back of their necks standin' on end.

    • Russell Crowe: Why don't you choke on some pig vomit you stupid sobs!

    • Shelly: I said I needed tampons turds.

  • NOTES (2)

    • "Asses of Fire 2" is obviously the sequel to the movie in "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut". I guess because of the happy ending of the movie, Terrance and Phillip thought it would be safe to make another film...and release it in America. One could imagine how they would top themselves from the first one!

    • Whenever there was a commercial in "The Russell Crowe Show," there actually was a commercial.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Star Wars: Episode II:

      The Terrance and Phillip movie trailer 'Asses of Fire II' is a parody of the Star Wars Episode II movie trailer which came out around that time and had words flying towards the screen.

    • Jumanji:

      When the boys ran to the next house, it showed Stan, Kyle and Butters running by, then Cartman ran by, gasping to catch up. This is a reference to the 1995 film Jumanji - After the stampeding animals run by in the movie, it then shows a slow rhino panting as it runs by after them.

    • The Shining:

      When the boys return to Stan's house and all the blood gushes out (due to Shelly's lack of tampons) when the door is opened, this is a reference to a similar scene in the 1980 film The Shining involving an elevator.

    • Russell Crowe:

      Fightin around the world Theme Song: He fights his directors and he fights his fans.
      The whole thing about Russell Crowe fighting with people was actually inspired by a number of brawls that he really had.

    • The Crocodile Hunter:

      Russell Crowe acts like Steve Irwin but instead of examining animals, he fights people. He describes people like Steve describing the reptiles and such. Russell Crowe's "Fightin' Around the World" is a parody of The Crocodile Hunter.

    • Steamboat Willie:

      When Russell Crowe is sailing in his ship, he tosses the helm in one direction and it spins rapidly until he catches it, then he does it in the other direction. Similar to what Mickey Mouse did in his first animated cartoon from 1928 "Steamboat Willie."

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