South Park

Season 13 Episode 10

W.T.F.

3
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 21, 2009 on Comedy Central
8.6
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Episode Summary

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After going to their first live WWE wrestling event, the boys all want to become professional wrestlers. They decide to sign up for the school's wrestling class, but soon learn that the wrestling at school isn't the same as what they saw at WWE.

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  • As a wrestling fan...I was let down.

    3.0
    I'm a huge wrestling fan so when I heard South Park was doing an episode based on wrestling I was excited. Now I understand South Park takes shots at everyone and pulls no punches. BUT They went the opposite they should have. They were at least fair to wrestling fans and didn't make them out to be hicks or anything (though some were and the fat chick at the WWE event was VERY true I've seen at least 3 myself) But making the whole thing out to be a play was just an insult to my intelligence. Besides they could have made an episode about the insane super violent backyard wrestling. Instead we got a poorly written intellgence insulting episode that is one of south park's weakest (REALLY... they couldn't have at least put an effort in to make Vince McMahon sound constipated? Jokes like that more or less write themselves) and Cartman the wrestling booker..makes Vince Russo look like Paul Heymen. I really wanted to love this episode but as a wrestling fan it insulted my intelligence and felt they could have gone several ways they didn't.moreless
  • superb

    9.0
    The boys go to a WWE event and soon want to become wrestlers, but when they sign up for wrestling at school, they learn that the wrestling is different than what they saw. They still aspire to become wrestlers though, will their dreams come true?



    Good episode. It started off kind of slowly but by the end of the episode I enjoyed pretty much the whole episode. Pretty funny, the way the boys staged their lines, and the fact that all those people fell for the lines (you'd have to watch to see why it was funny) made this a great episode, for the most part. So, my final grade for this episode is a Bmoreless
  • Wrestling is gay and professional "wrestling" is nothing but a huge soap opera.

    8.5
    Excellent episode that mirrored my views on both wrestling and "wrestling". Funny from start to finish. The boys, inspired by Pro Wrestling, decide to take up wrestling in their school - only to realize that wrestling (the Olympic sport) isn't really what they thought it would be. What follows is a hilarious parody on both - the gayness of wrestling, and the "un-sportiness" of pro-wrestling. Never before have I seen pro-wrestling made to look so silly as this episode does. The second half of this season definitely looks to be one of the better half-seasons in recent years, and this episode does not disappoint at all.moreless
  • I dont get the low rating at all. This was a fun and hilarious episode.

    9.0
    This episode was the pure classic example of kids being kids. The South Park kids put on their own wrestling show with some semi-awareness of the over-dramatization and fakeness that comes with it and it gains an audience of people that take this stuff seriously. I love how as the episode progressed, the wrestling matches slowly became more like theater performances. The performances were getting more and more ridiculous by the second and I couldnt stop laughing even with Cartman dressing up as a woman who claimed to have gotten 14 abortions! XD Definitly an underrated episode. This was funny and well written from beginning to end.moreless
  • The boys attend a WWE wrestling event, but it isn't real "wrassling."

    8.0
    When the boys want to become wrestlers, the realize that real wrestling is not the cool jumping off the ropes acting that they originally saw. After thinking their teacher is a gay porn loving child molester, they boys decide to make the "Wrestling Takedown Federation." They draw the attention of rednecks who believe that WWE is real and attend their shows. They then receive a letter stating that Vince McMahon is going to attend their show for recruitment. The whole idea of this episode is based off the fact that the WWE is completely fake, and is more so a soap opera than wrestling. I found this to be very clever, and maybe somewhat obvious of a target. I was played out well though. While the episode wasn't gut bustingly hilarious, it had it's very funny moments. The Chorus Line spoof scene was the best, especially when the guy acts out talking to a middle Eastern terrorist. Also, we get a great Kenny death.



    With a clever storyline surrounded by genuinely funny moments, W.T.F. is a great episode. Mind you, I thought this episode was mediocre upon the first initial viewing, but now I appreciate it more and enjoy wholeheartedly. A good addition to the season.moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Randy Marsh; Mr. Garrison

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold 'Butters' Stotch; Gerald Broflovski

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Cartman doesn't say the word "Jew" in this episode.

    • Despite being Canadian, the wrestler Edge doesn't have a Pac-Man style head.

    • When the wrestling coach is at the bar, he shows a video of real wrestling on his iPhone/iPod. While the video is playing the play sign is visible, however, on iPhones/iPods, whenever a video is played, the pause sign should be visible instead.

    • Cartman is fighting with Kenny in the closing sequence, but we assume Kenny, as Pollo Loco, died in the fireworks.

    • ALIEN SPOTTINGS: There are at least 3 aliens in the scene where the boys walk out of the stadium and discuss taking up wrestling. One is using the phone booth, another is in the right-hand side of the middle doorway, and the other is in the left-hand side doorway. They are only visible for a couple of frames, and not at the same time.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The wrestling personalities that the boys have in the WTF are similar to other WWE wrestlers:
      -Stan/Stan the Man: Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels.
      -Kyle/Juggernaut: CM Punk.
      -Cartman/Rad Russian: The Big Show and The Undertaker.
      -Kenny/El Pollo Loco: Rey Mysterio.
      -Butters/Triceratops: Chris Jericho.
      -Token/Congo: R-Truth.

    • Current Event: The Colorado Balloon incident is referenced in this episode, through the front pages of South Park's newspapers. The incident in question occurred on October 15th 2009, and involved a six-year-old boy named Falcon Reed being carried off in a home-made helium balloon, and drifting for hours. When the balloon eventually came down, Falcon was not inside. A search was carried out, and ended when the boy was found at his home, revealing that the whole incident had been a hoax.

    • El Pollo Loco: Kenny's wrestler name, "El Pollo Loco" is the same as that of a Mexican fast-food restaurant chain (The name translates as "The Crazy Chicken").

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