Randy sees an opportunity for TEGRIDY in China, but gets in big trouble during a visit there. Meanwhile, Stan starts a band to work out his frustration over having to move away from South Park.
Butters, Jimmy, and Kenny are back. Matt and Trey sometimes fit two storylines in their episode titles. This is the case here.
This looks like the second part of a two-parter. Kyle and Cartman were in the premiere, Butters and Kenny are in this one. Stan and Randy are in both eps.
Drum up a little business
What adds some interest though is the lineup here is very unique. Jimmy, Butters, Kenny and Stan are all characters that are more often played off Cartman or others than each other, and none of them have been as in focus the last few years as Cartman and Kyle. This isn't another 'the four boys form another band' sort of story. There's some strong potential to recapture some of the 'kids doing stuff' magic here and even if the show doesn't hit that, we should still get good content for some fan favorite kids.
I have no clue what the Randy story is supposed to be about, even after watching the clip; I can't even figure out if it's a continuation of last week's story or just a separate Tegridy Farms story using the same gag. I can be fairly forgiving with Randy but it looks pretty bland.
No sign of Cartman and Kyle, which either means they're not in focus this week, more likely, or possibly, they're still at the detention center.
China has people making drugs that are synthetic that then can be shipped to the US undetected. It’s causing an epidemic and killing lots of people. A lot of the fentanyl is coming from China. I bet Randy gets into trouble by trying to push marijuana on people there, which like possession gets you years in jail. Some of these countries around there you get a life sentence for just a small amount of weed. Still I can see Randy getting a hookup for other illegal drugs. I remember some basketball player stole some sunglasses and he was looking at several years in prison, but Trump got him back home. I guess this will introduce for the first time this season, Garrison, as he will be tasked to free Randy. I can also see Randy trying to start marijuana farms in China and that causing arrests.
Randy sure seems like an arrogant assh*le going around saying that people stole his idea like 3 days ago. I think that plot is meant to be reoccurring.
Interesting is how everyone in China these days pay for goods and services by card or phone. Its like unheard of now for people in China to have paper or coin money. And as far as I know, one of the main problem’s marijuana businesses have in the US, or at least CA, is that banks will not accept their money or something like that and most transactions have to be done in cash. There are a lot of robberies of people with large amounts of cash from sales of marijuana.
The band seems fun. By the look of Stan’s hair, it makes me think of a grunge band. I’m guessing there will be girls interested in the band and dating the band members, I’m sure people here will like that. Maybe the band has a way of saving Randy? Like the band, because they become popular in China, are able to help free Stan’s dad. The bands own lyrics may be about Randy and China. Feels like it may be like the K-Pop phenomenon also. Not sure what the music would be about. Sounds like Stan just singing about hating farms and weed and missing home in South Park.
I think too that Cartman and Kyle will still be at the detention center this whole episode. Wonder if the Mexican Joker plot is now dead?
Part of the joke of the title of the episode ‘Band in China’ is of the word Band, as there is a trade war and so they are referring to a “Ban”. I don’t really know the whole tariff business and with what qualifies in the ban. I know that China bans or taxes way more of our stuff than the US does theirs. Its kind of unfair.
G-aahhhh!!! Sounds frikkin awesome. I love the press image. Stan's really embracing the rock n' roll stance with the knee to the floor and hair flip, haha. Funny, in my head I do picture him starting up a band by the time he goes to high school. So this will be very fun to see. Will we get some fun original songs? Does Stan have a secret gift for writing music? Will he embrace his goth side again? Whatever it is I am so super excited to see. For a second though I was confused why Kyle wasn't a part of the band then I remembered he's at some detainment camp from last week. :-O Will Randy actually fly to China to try and market his weed? If so that leaves Stan, Sharon, and Shelley on the farm. Maybe Stan's band helps to take the business down and he can finally move back home to SP. Then again it's called 'Band in China'. Maybe the boys are the ones that end up there instead.
Whatever happens I'm impatiently waiting to watch!!!!
I ship: Stan/Cartman <3
Sharon: What is it honey? (gasp!) My baby's killed again!
Haa, I love that line.
Intellectual property and copyright infringement. China is notorious for pirating American shows and making knockoffs of American products. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet are Disney intellectual properties, and I could see knockoffs of them in the episode.JamesPolo wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:43 amPlease read: https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2019/10/ ... ting-call/
I disagree with that: randy is not a narcissist, nor is he becoming one.
Quite simply, the obsession for business is turning him into a huge assh*le. He doesn't do things for the sake of being noticed.
2 years ago people did memes of China's President Xi Jinping of him as Winnie the Pooh and so the country banned Winnie the Pooh all together. I was thinking also like how Poland hates Winnie the Pooh as they see the character as transgender or something.
This seems like an old plot. I guess Trey wanted something funny to joke on Xi Jinping about. XI must be in the episode a lot and so Trey decided to resurrect the meme joke. Wonder who piglet is? Probably a military general I'd guess.
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