What are your thoughts?
Favorite Characters: Randy, Yates, and Butters
Favorite Episode: Cartman's Incredible Gift
Favorite Pairing: Randy x Sharon
(Spoiler: Stanley's Cup was what they called a "banked" episode, where they would start an episode and put it in the bank for later, so somewhere in the run they could take a break. All through the run, they talked about what they would do with it so they could take that break, and all through the run they couldn't figure out what to do. So then the end came, and they were completely burnt out because they worked for six weeks straight, and all they had left was that episode, so they threw something together and went home. They refer to the episode as "a little hodge-podgey.")
The pros and cons of fly by the seat of your pants creativity.
Lyon82 wrote:It's not that odd. There's a number of episodes that you can tell ended up like Stanley's Cup or they just ran out of time in making it and thus things seem a little abrupt as something isn't resolved or otherwise feels unpolished.
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Lyon82 wrote:Heck, Cash For Gold is another one that feels like they just couldn't tie everything up in time. We never get to see Cartman's business endeavor implode on itself or some other event to put an end to his latest scheme, which kinda rendered the entire B story of that episode a bit pointless.
Eh, it was pointless anyway. My guess is Matt and Trey made the stuff with Grandpa Marsh first, then decided the episode wasn't funny enough, and added in Cartman's stuff retrospectively to make it funnier, and possibly to make a point it was all Jewelers and not just Dean's. But the gag itself (different meanings of "f*ck") was done much better in "HumancentiPad" by Cartman anyway.
Despite that, I still love "Cash for Gold" for the emotional elements, even if it was pretty crappy in terms of humor.
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