South Park

Season 8 Episode 4

You Got F'd in the A

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 07, 2004 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary


The boys find themselves humiliated on the street when a bunch of O.C. kids come up and "serve" the boys by out-dancing them. Stan takes it upon himself to put together a team to get South Park's honor back in the world of competitive dancing.

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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

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Linda Stotch; Various Others

Gracie Lazar

Gracie Lazar

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



Voice of Unknown

Guest Star

Nico Agnone

Nico Agnone

Voice of Filmore Anderson

Recurring Role

Jessie Thomas

Jessie Thomas

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Why would Butters be so depressed after killing a bunch of people? I thought his official goal now was to take over the world and cause Chaos.

    • Butters kills 14 people in this episode with his reckless tap dancing, 8 in the flashback and another 6 at the convention center. This number increases to 17 people, if you count the pregnant mother's baby and the 2 subsequent suicides after the "shoe mishap" at the tap dancing finals.

    • Butters' eye has healed up nicely from Good Times With Weapons, which isn't surprising, considering the number of times Kenny has been killed.

    • In a previous episode, It Hits the Fan, Mr. Garrison didn't get bleeped for saying fag because he is gay and then everyone else tried it and got bleeped except Jimbo. In this episode the goth kid says they need a girl so they won't all look like fags.

    • When Stan gets his team together, then mentions they might get served, everyone says Stan never mentioned anything about them getting served before. That's not true. Stan clearly told the Goth kid he needed a dancer so he wouldn't get served.

    • The Asian kid puts a dollar in the change machine and quickly grabs the coins out, still, after he does this you can hear coins droping.

    • The Asian kid was dancing on the right side of the machine, but all the arrows were on the left.
      RESPONSE: This isn't a goof. There are two buttons on the Dance Dance Revolution machine. The buttons control which side of the screen the arrows appear. If Yao pushed the left side button, then the arrows would appear on the left, even though he was playing on the right side.

    • In Butters' flashback, one woman is electricuted by a spotlight that fell on her dad's head. But the spotlight isn't plugged into anything!

    • When the OC kids were dancing on the side-walk area against the South Park kids, the CD player, which is playing the music, disappears.

    • When the OC crew dance in front of the kids the 2nd time, a song had a phrase saying "I'm in the OC crew, and i'm better than you." But when Chef trains Stan and others for the competition, the same song plays, but it says, "I'm in the SP crew and I'm better than you."

    • Stan and the others got served in a parking lot but Stan's mother said they got served at school.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Host: Folks, it looks like the O.C. Crew is dead… That means the winner is the South Park Diggities!

    • Dance Teacher: You think you can just roll in here and tell us it's not on when it very clearly is on?

    • Cartman: Hah! You just got f'ed in the a!!!
      OC Guy: What??
      Kyle: Yeah! You got served!
      Kyle, Kenny, Cartman: Yippee! Yay! Woo hoo!
      Chef: (Runs in) No no no!
      OC Guy: Ok. Alright. We got served. So now I guess, IT'S ON.

    • Goth Kid: I'm such a non-conformist, that I'm not going to conform with the rest of you. Okay I'll do it.
      Stan: Great.
      Goth Girl: Whoa, I think we just got put in our place.
      Other Goth Kid: Yeah, we just got goth-served.

    • Jimbo: Man, it is about to get crazy up in here!
      Mr. Garrison: Awwww yeeaaaa!

    • Sharon: Well, I hope you're happy. Those boys came and danced at Stan again and he danced back.
      Randy: So, what happened?
      Sharon: It's on.

    • Randy: Stan? Stan?
      Stan: Yeah I'm, I'm right here, Dad.
      Randy: Stan, listen to me. I don't want you feeling like you have to do that competition now to avenge me.
      Stan: Okay, good.
      Randy: But I know I can't stop you from doing it. So all I can say is, give 'em hell, son. Give 'em hell.
      Stan: God dammit!

    • Dance Coach: We don't want good, we want pain!

    • Dancing Coach: (to Randy) Oh, so you're the father of the boy who's gonna get f'd in the a' on Saturday?

    • Chef: All right all right, quiet, children! Now, nobody's getting served if I can help it. We just gotta buckle down, dig deep, and pray that maybe the other team comes down with cancer.

    • Doctor: We just got the x-rays back. He mostly got served here and here (pointing to x-ray). But the worst serving was here in the pelvic region. The road to recovery will be a long one.

    • There's Something In My Front Pocket For You
      I've got something in my front pocket for you.
      Why don't you reach down in my pocket and see what it is.
      Then grab onto it, it's just for you.
      Give a little squeeze and say, "How do you do?"
      There's something in my front pocket, There's something in my front pocket,
      There's something in my front pocket...

    • Butters: Eight people died!
      Stan: Well, it was nine, actually. One of the women was pregnant.
      Butters: Oh what?
      Stan: And eleven if you count the two family members that killed themselves afterward.

    • Chef: You have the heart, but you don't have the soul. Wait a minute... you have the soul, but you don't have the heart. Hold on a second... you have both the heart and the soul, but you don't have the talent... wait...
      Stan: We're gonna get served on Saturday, aren't we?

    • Stan: But that isn't the point, Butters! The point is that this is now! It's on! And there are people who need you to step up! Look, nobody likes having to rise to a challenge. But competing against other people and getting in their faces saying "Haha! I'm better than you!" is part of life. And if you can't face that, then you might as well sit here and play Leggos until you're an old man.
      Butters: Get out of my room, Stan!
      Stan: Fine. But someday you're gonna have to stop running from what happened and start dealing with it. Otherwise, you might as well move to France with all the other pussies.

    • Butters: (singing) Loo loo loo, I've got some apples. Loo loo loo, you've got some too. Loo loo loo, I've -

    • Stan: Please, you guys, our whole town's reputation is at stake! Will any of you do it?
      Red Bang Goth: I'm not doin' it. Being in a dance group is totally conformist.
      Henrietta: Yeah. I'm not conforming to some dance-off regulations.
      Little Goth: I'm not doin' it either. I'm the biggest nonconformist of all.
      Tall Goth: I'm such a nonconformist that I'm not going to conform with the rest of you. Okay, I'll do it.
      Stan: Great! [he and the tall Goth leave]
      Henrietta: Whoa. I think we just got put in our place.
      Red Bang Goth: Yeah. We just got Goth served.

    • OC Guy: You got served!
      OC Guy: Come on! They got nothing!
      OC Guy: Let's go yall!
      OC Guy: Come on yall!
      Kyle: What the hell just happened?

    • Rancher: (singing, and the duck dances to it)
      You'll do a line and I'll do a line, honey.
      You'll do a line and I'll do a line, babe.
      You'll do a line and I'll do a line, we'll fight an' screw 'til the mornin' time.
      Honey, babe, be mine.
      You'll do a line and I'll do a line, honey-
      Stan: Is that the only song he'll dance to?
      Rancher: No no, he'll dance to anything. See?
      (starts singing to the same tune and the duck dances along)
      You'll snort 'caine and I'll snort 'caine, honey.
      You'll snort 'caine and I'll snort 'caine, babe.
      You'll snort 'caine and I'll snort 'caine, we'll fight an' screw all night and day.
      Honey, babe, be mine.
      Stan: My friends, I think we have ourselves a dance troupe.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Alternate title: You Got Served

    • This title of this episode is "You Got..." on Comedy Central.

    • This is the fourth time that any character says the "n" word.

    • The original airing of the show featured a small difference from all subsequent airings. The leader of the OC crew's hat originally had written on it "Lil' Shiit." The same night it was aired, the repeat of it had already censored it to become "Lil' Sheep." In some scenes you are still able to see the original "Lil' Shiit" message.

    • Gill T. is the only member of the O.C. crew whose name we learn.

    • Some cable providers listed this show as only "You Got...", for obvious reasons. [ Editor's note: Other providers used "You Got F'd in the A" and there are probably countless other variations all of which we needn't keep track of here. ]


    • Final Destination:

      The way the people die at the end of the flashback is very similar to how people often die in the "Final Destination" movies.

    • University of Texas massacre:

      Stan: Well, it was nine, actually. One of the women was pregnant. And eleven if you count the two family members that killed themselves afterward.

      This is a possible reference to the University of Texas massacre in which a man named Charles Whitman shot and killed 15 people. People argue that he really killed 17 people, citing a later suicide resulting from the attacks and a pregnant woman who subsequently miscarried.

    • Ghost Ship:

      When they show the flashback to Butter's tap dance recital, the way in which the people die is a shot-for-shot replication of the first scene in the film Ghost Ship (2000).

    • Save the Last Dance:

      Butters' story reminded me of the 2001 film Save the Last Dance in which a girl whose mother was killed on the way to her dance recital is so traumatized she vows to give it up forever. She moves to Chicago to escape her demons, but meets and falls for a streetwise black youth who encourages her to stop blaming herself for her mom's death and to rediscover her love of ballet.

    • Justin/Britney Wannabes:

      Goth Boy: We don't dance like those Britney and Justin Wannabes at school.

      The goth kid is referring to the pop singers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake and all the kids at their school who dress in clothing similar to what those two wear. This is similar to the Madonna-Wannabes that infected schools in the 1980s.

    • Lose Yourself:

      The music played when Randy tells Stan to "Give 'em Hell" is very similar to the theme used in the song 'Lose Yourself,' which is performed by Eminem in his movie 8 Mile (1999).

    • You Got Served:

      Clearly batting home one of the main references in the episode, is the 2004 film You Got Served. While the episode may have been a compilation of many different "dance off" movies, this seemed to have the most influence.