The grandfather Marsh segments were actually quite touching and a far cry from the really black humor of the rest of the episode. I think the style of humor here is going to make this one love it or hate it for many.
Honestly the biggest flaw with this episode, and it's a big one was the lack of resolution for the Cartman get rich scheme. It almost seems like the episode ran out of steam or they ran out of time to write a conclusion to it, but it took the steam out of his entire B plot. Rather than repeat the gold economic cycle that minute or so should have been spent having something happen to Cartman's business. It was just sloppy writing in an otherwise solid, if not mean spirited, episode.
Now I wish I was the one that got the anal probe.
The story how Grandpa has Alzheimer's was bittersweet as my grandmother had it too so I know the feeling.
The boys traveling to India so easily- omg. lol. Then pretty much how everything is related and resold to everyone and it's a cycle that does not end. That music was pretty cool too.
Then the end. So sweet for Stan to give Grandpa a pic of his dog to remember. And of course callers finally pressuring the jewelry sell man to shoot himself. And roll credits.
Was very impressed. They're going to have to really work their magic next week to top this. 10/10 right now, there really wasn't anything for me to complain about at all.
I ship: Stan/Cartman <3
Sharon: What is it honey? (gasp!) My baby's killed again!
Haa, I love that line.
I'm going to think that this episode wasn't funny for me because I don't have those kind of channels here on Chile. We do have other products network channels wich are a little alike, but well. I don't wanna get dissapointed because I love Trey and Matt.
- First off, too many scenes of the simulated jewelry networks. Sure, there's funny stuff in there, but it got old fast. At least that guy did blow his brains out at the end. He deserved it.
- Sure, Cartman started his own venture to make things more interesting, but it's just a schoolyard-level copy of the whole cash-4-gold deal (not to mention that subplot totally fizzed out once it hit India).
- Stan's investigation ended up practically pointless because the whole deal is just a cycle that drops you right back at square one, so no headless-chicken-on-a-dartboard type of funny capper to resolve it.
- And the visual cash/gold cycle run-through? Totally pointless. Anyone who watched the episode up to that point would have figured the whole cycle out on their own. And they ran it through TWICE! Pfft...
Stan's interaction with Grandpa Marsh was really well-done though. It's so heartwarming to see that deep down inside, Stan really cares for his grandpa, a senile guy that just calls him Billy, and nothing else. THAT should have been the main focus of the episode, not all that repetitive cash/gold fluff.
Dude, can we just get some more character-interaction or cliche-idea episodes? Less explanation, so more time for the jokes and the funny details. M&T has talked about doing this more since Cartmanland. When will they finally APPLY this lesson?!
Favorite Characters: KYLE -- STAN -- WENDY -- BUTTERS
Favorite Character to hate: C A R T M A N !!!
Favorite Episode: THE LIST
JerWu17 wrote:Stan's interaction with Grandpa Marsh was really well-done though. It's so heartwarming to see that deep down inside, Stan really cares for his grandpa, a senile guy that just calls him Billy, and nothing else. THAT should have been the main focus of the episode, not all that repetitive cash/gold fluff.
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Yes, we get it. Cartman is making a pun on the word "f*ck." How horribly immature.
Then, as always, Trey just chucks Butters with Cartman for NO reason. He seems obsessed with pairing those two with each other because apparently it always results in hilarity because polar opposites = funny. No, they're really not funny as a comedic duo. It's not working.
I don't even understand much about gold and jewels and the business side of things, so I can't comment on the validity of their commentary. I can say that barely any of this sh*t made me laugh, though. Ah well, at least they're being themselves and speaking their minds. It's what makes this show unique. They never compromise.
I enjoyed Stan telling the guy to kill himself. As another user said, the "dead-pan" delivery was something else. The final scene was also hilarious.
It was a 112 pound border Collie....named Patches
No sh*t. I am really creeped out right now.
I didnt know where to put this thread so I just put it here.
I guess there is no need for anyone to respond .
I would love it if all people who call in to those shows would request the host kill themselves though, I hate shopping networks with a passion. Just didn't want so many minutes of the show to be taken away from the regular characters though.
(well at least it kind of looks like her.)
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