I thought Butters beating up Dr.Oz was funny and out of character. Maybe he's coming out of his gullible and naive nature, maturating up.
I'll give this a 10/10
PS: I love this episode and the Kony 2012 joke that jackin off song is so darn catchy! I want to download it on my mp3.
I support CartmanxStan
Cartman, Stan, Kenny, Butters, Clyde and Bebe are my favs.
Missing that one bit of premise totally ruined my experience of the ending. I was seriously wondering if M&T gave up figuring out how to end the episode and just winged it by sending Stan to SD. Thoughts of ep. 1507 even flashed across my mind. Once I got it all straightened out though, I must admit M&T set up the episode really well for the end. It was a nice satire on the whole Kony 2012 saga.
Stan's anti-bullying music video was AWESOME. I loved how all the current major supporting kid characters play a prominent part in it. The cameos by minor unique kid characters like Bridon, Thad Jarvis, and the Goth Kids are a nice touch too. Sucks that Butters and Kyle had to be party poopers and cut it off before it ended.
Looks like with the departure of Jennifer Howell (and thus Bebe), Red's the go-to generic girl character now. I'm kind of peeved though that her prominence this episode pretty much came at Wendy's expense.
Stan did not really fit into his role. Being entrepreneurial using hidden agendas is Cartman's thing. But I guess M&T realized they painted themselves into a corner by making Cartman a main character in the last 5 episodes, and if they do it for the 6th time in a row, us viewers will come down with major Cartman fatigue.
Such a shame though, because for me, it would have been 10x more funny if Cartman was the one jackin' it in SD (more like streakin' really). I just can't stand seeing M&T screw Stan over (and Kyle & Wendy as well), no matter how funny it may be.
The plot gets a 7.5/10. The music video would have added ~1.5 points to the total, but that's canceled out by the minus ~2 points for Stan's outcome, so 7/10 it is.
Favorite Characters: KYLE -- STAN -- WENDY -- BUTTERS
Favorite Character to hate: C A R T M A N !!!
Favorite Episode: THE LIST
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zzyzx 1 wrote:The episode is up on the episode player
It won't play for me.
Also, I would LOVE if the episode guide picture for this one was the grandma in the super villain gear.
Of course, everyone's entitled to their opinions, and I'm not saying if you do/don't like it you're wrong; just adding my two cents.
I ship: Stan/Cartman <3
Sharon: What is it honey? (gasp!) My baby's killed again!
Haa, I love that line.
But in the shooting of the vid scene it was good to see Wendy singing during a segment, Timmy singing during a segment, and up the stairs was Thad Jarvis of Guitar Queer-O, Bridon Güermo of Elementary School Musical, and holding the boom mike was Kip Drordy of You Have 0 Friends.
Amongst the kindergarteners I may have spotted Fillmore, but Ike was missing
The raisin girls were there, the same six graders from the early seasons were there on bicycles in the hallways during the filming of the vid, and Mr. Adler had a speaking role. Still with the same band-aid on the same place on his forehead.
I know the City of San Diego well. There were three real slides used for different scenes of San Diego in the last act. The slides were real, not animated.
[Last week they used a real slide also from the Bahamas; I hope real images will continue throughout Season 16A]
And the animation of the San Diego Airport was spot-on the way it looks in real life. As does the San Diego skyline. Great job guys!
Stanluv25 wrote:It was sooo awesome to see Professor Chaos!! (not like it's been a while since the Coon and Friends trilogy). But he was quickly thwarted by grandma
I loved that part too. I wasn't expecting it. However the usual Prof. Chaos music was absent during Prof. Chaos' role tonight
Oh, and yet another Randy is absent from the episode YAY!!!
Unfortunately I felt pretty let down by the episode. Butters as a bully victim is pretty obvious and fair. That's basically been his role on the show forever. And while his grandma being the bully had the potential to be really funny, it just kind of fell flat for me. And the constant "bully waiting in the bathroom" gag got kind of old, too.
That said, Butters' little speech to his grandma at the end was one of the best "I've learned something today" speeches we've had in a while. And I have to admit that Jesus waiting in the bathroom the last time around got me to laugh, though I wish they'd have done something more with that.
You win some, you lose some.
For the one's who don't get it, the episode mainly parodied Kony 2012, an internet phenomenon that took place in early March. The creators of the video, Invisible Children, became worldwide known at that point. The co-founder of Invisible Children was arrested after the video was released in San Diego for public masturbating. So, it's not a "San Diego" thing, it's just a joke on something that happened in real life.
Stan's anti-bullying video was epic in every way! So many kids were involved, and a very catchy song! Cartman, cross-dressing and singing about her va-jay-jay!
I agree with earlier poster about Butters beating up Dr. Oz. It was very similar to Ralphie Parker when he clobbered Scott Farkus from "A Christmas Story". A person can only take so much until they SNAP!
Again, this was my favorite of season 16! 9.5/10
Just like the little fake laugh thrown in to that speech
Very good episode, 8.5 or 9 out of 10.
Cypress Ranch High School Anti-Bullying Lip Dub "Who Do U Think U R
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... aAqJ6727Hk
Cartman: Line? Lines! I HATE LINES!!!
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