South Park

Season 12 Episode 14

The Ungroundable

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 2008 on Comedy Central
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Butters is sure he's seen a vampire at school, but he can't get anyone to listen to him. His investigations lead him to think that maybe he'd be better off as a vampire. Meanwhile, the goth kids are angry and frustrated when the other kids can't tell the difference between goth and vampire kids.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Superb episode. High-light of the 12th season and on of fine examples of South Park.

    Awesome. This is for sure the best episode of the 12th season. There's practically nothing I could upbraid. It is damn funny to see the pissed goths being regarded as vamps. It is also funny to see stupid Butters while he feels so hungry. The scene where Butters spits Cartmans neck as well as Butters' authoritative father who can't stay or a disturbance in the pantry or the destroying of the vampire lair Hot Topic are incredibly funny and refreshing. Maybe I am too happy of it, but after seeing the whole season I started to fell despair. Finally, things seem to get better.moreless
  • good

    Butters thinks he has seen vampires, but nobody believes him. He goes into investigate. Meanwhile, because the vampire kids dress similar to the Goths, everyone starts thinking that the Goths are vampires, which infuriates them.

    It was alright. I loved the Goths' anger at people confusing them with the vampires, and the speech at the end about the differences between vampires and Goths got a laugh out of me. Also, Butters in Cartman's room was really funny, i thought so anyway. Overall decent episode, my final score would be a C+/B- or so, I think is fair. Not great not badmoreless
  • A very crappy episode...per se

    The goth kids of South Park are being confused with the vampire kids at South Park elementary. While I normally enjoy the episodes with the four goth kids, every rule has an exception...and this is it. A vampire centric episode probably emerging from the Twilight Saga fad, more and more kids are going "vampire" style, much to the chagrin of the goth kids who are constantly being referred to as vampires. The episode culminates in the burning of a store which sells vampire style clothing and the goth kids making a speech to the school clearly defining what a goth is and what a vampire is.moreless
  • ANOTHER sub-par south park

    C'mon south park would you stop sucking....for me. Goth kids and vampires....its as gay as it sounds. I was hoping they would take the time in this episode to make fun of the twilight books and there weird fans but instead they decide to make the observation that goths look alot like vampires. BORING!!! Cartman, stan, kyle, or kenny were not even in this episode. Butters was ok but everything else sucked. Also, whats with all these episodes that are in the school. I almost always never like the school related ones. Lets all hope that season 13 doesnt suck as much as season 12 has.moreless
  • The Ungroundable review.

    the ungroundable was not a great episode.... it was just a good episode. i did not think this suited as a finale to a season. but it did. first ilike to point out the negatives. The sotry was to based Butters that is happening frequently now. at least the goth kids came up and supported this episode. [character development 7/10.] this episode has its humornot that .[ humor 9/10]. well the plot was decent and hopefully original and it was pretty a good plot like all the other previous early episodes.[ plot 9/10] and finally the setting of this episode. it was a pretty decent setting, i liked it how butters met the goth kids but the ending pretty stuffed up this episode a little.[ setting 7.5/10.

    overall, a good episode but not great.moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Various Other Females

Jessie Jo Thomas

Jessie Jo Thomas

Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Nico Agnone

Nico Agnone

Voice of Filmore Anderson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (after Butters jumps out of Cartman's window)
      Mrs.Cartman: What's going on?
      Cartman: Well, mom, it seems that Butters is gay, finds me very attractive, and, confused about his sexual identity puked up all over the floor.
      Mrs.Cartman: Oh, dear.

    • Dylan: Fellow students, over the past week, there's been a lot of confusion, and so we have asked this assembly to clarify the difference between goth kids and vampire kids. Let us make it abundantly clear. If you hate life, truly hate the sun and need to smoke and drink coffee, you are goth. If, however, you like dressing in black because it's fun, enjoy putting sparkles on your cheeks and following into a cult while avoiding things that are bad for your health, then you are most likely a douchebag vampire wannabe boner. Because anyone who thinks they are actually a vampire is freaking retarded.
      (the students applauding and cheering)
      Evan: (flipping off) F**k all of you!

    • Stephen: That does it! You are grounded for two weeks, you got that?!
      Butters: You can't ground me, for I'm neither living nor dead. How can thy ground that which is ungroundable?

    • Cartman: Mooom! Butters just gave me a hickey!

      Butters: A well organized pantry...
      Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT!

  • NOTES (1)


    • The Exorcist:When the vampire kids discover Butters in the gym, he says "The power of Christ compels you. The power of Christ compels you!" This famous line is from the 1973 movie The Exorcist.

    • Twilight:

      The vampire kids are fans of Twilight, a popular book series about a teenage vampire and the romance between him and a regular human girl, Bella. The film adaption of the book came out around the release of this episode.

    • Call of Duty: World at War:

      All the kids in the computer class are playing the game Call of Duty: World at War, which was released 8 days prior to this episode.

    • Vampirism:

      Vampirism is a subculture that is based off the original Vampire ideal as used in literature. They do drink human blood to purify their mind, body, and soul. Also practice ritualistic ceremonies dealing with blood, fire, and knifes. Vampirism is said to be nothing like how Hollywood portrays them. Also, Butters claims he is "Ungroundable" referring to how vampires are said to be "Undead."

    • Salem's Lot:

      Some elements of the plot are references to Stephen King's vampire novel and movie. The Goth Kids are the only non-vampires left in South Park, just like Ben, Dr. Cody, Mark, and Father Callahan in Salem's Lot. They search for ways to eliminate all the vampires by first killing (or sending to Scottsdale) the head vampire. Eventually, the Goth Kids burn down Hot Topic, just like how Mark and Ben burn down the Marsten House in Salem's Lot. Also, Butters seems to be playing the role of Dud Rogers. Dud is a misfit who is always being pushed around and therefore lets Barlow (head vampire) make him a vampire to change how people think of him.