History Headscratchers / SouthPark

7th Feb '17 12:34:41 PM MelancholyUtopia
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* In "Sexual Healing", is it ever explained why Kyle couldn't see the yellow handkerchief in the suggestive picture? Kenny could obviously not see it because he ''is'' a sex addict, and Butters was distracted because he had never seen a woman's genitalia before. We don't get anything on Kyle. Is he color blind or something?



* In "Sexual Healing", is it ever explained why Kyle couldn't see the yellow handkerchief in the suggestive picture? Kenny could obviously not see it because he ''is'' a sex addict, and Butters was distracted because he had never seen a woman's genitalia before. We don't get anything on Kyle. Is he color blind or something?
4th Feb '17 12:46:38 PM MelancholyUtopia
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* In "Sexual Healing", is it ever explained why Kyle couldn't see the yellow handkerchief in the suggestive picture? Kenny could obviously not see it because he ''is'' a sex addict, and Butters was distracted because he had never seen a woman's genitalia before. We don't get anything on Kyle. Is he color blind or something?
28th Jan '17 5:07:02 PM Tightwire
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** He eats with his butt and poops out his mouth, natch!
16th Jan '17 2:49:20 PM MelancholyUtopia
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** It's strongly implied in many episodes he doesn't really like Cartman. Like mentioned above, in "AWESOME-O", he mentions wanting to get revenge on him for the incident in "Casa Bonita" with the video tape of him cosplaying as Britney Spears, and also calling him an asshole. Then, at the end of "Christian Rock Hard", he farts on Cartman and says "Fuck you, Eric" while flipping the bird at him. At one point in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', during the Bard Arc, when you're told to heal Cartman with Butters' healing powers, he says: "Should I heal him right away, my lord, or let him suffer just a little bit more?" There are more subtle hints on occasion that implies his opinion of Cartman is just as low as everyone else's; the reason he hangs with him is because he's insanely gullible, easily manipulated, too nice and too innocent a kid; an easy plaything for someone like Cartman. Not to mention his thing to always try to see the best in people and want to think them nice, like Cartman, but not realizing he's beating a dead horse since Cartman is an unrepairable, evil sociopath not having a shred of decency at all.
16th Jan '17 2:10:27 PM MelancholyUtopia
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** Offscreen break-up, maybe? In the case of Kyle and Rebecca, it was clear that the latter had a warped view about romantic relationships, so perhaps she didn't get the idea Kyle wanted to legitimately be with her. Because of that (and her "whoring" out at the dance) he decided not to push it further.
10th Jan '17 12:58:39 PM MelancholyUtopia
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** Cartman tries to tempt Kyle into ditching his weapon but (his words, not mine) >"Okay. Go ahead, Kyle. Throw your nunchakus away. If you can. But you know well that the Jew in you won't let you. You can't throw away something you paid fifteen bucks for. Go ahead and try."

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** Cartman tries to tempt Kyle into ditching his weapon but (his words, not mine) >"Okay.—>"Okay. Go ahead, Kyle. Throw your nunchakus away. If you can. But you know well that the Jew in you won't let you. You can't throw away something you paid fifteen bucks for. Go ahead and try."


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** I hope you didn't miss the part when she had Token over at her house, too. Could possibly be because of him.


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** Maybe it hasn't crossed their minds, but I admit, that's a miracle considering their popularity. However, if you think close enough, there are many things they could be parodying but hasn't yet or never plan to. This tropette for example was surprised that her religion got off fairly easy, considering their policy to offend everyone and everything.


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** If your listen really closely, it's not that hard to decipher what he says, especially in later seasons. At least short answers or comments are fairly easy to get ("What the fuck is X?", "Dad, I want to play catch *gets no as response* But I want to play now!", "Yes, it does." etc), and keep in mind, we're the viewers. Imagine how much easier it would be to understand him when standing right next to him and being used to his muffled speech when hanging with him.


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** Where in the world did you get the idea that dildos are only used by lesbians? Straight women and gay men would feel offended by your question.
29th Dec '16 1:38:52 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* How come when Kenny had girlfriends their relationships only lasted one episode despite not breaking up? When he hooked up with Kelly in "Rainforest Shmainforest" their relationship was only mentioned again in the following episode, but they were never shown to be together at all afterwards. When he hooked up with Tammy in "The Ring", their relationship only lasted one episode despite them not breaking up afterwards. Same can be asked for Kyle as for what happened to his relationship with Rebecca Cotswolds after "Hooked on Monkey Fonics". What kind of continuity is this? As of this point, only Stan and Cartman have had long-lasting relationships.
29th Dec '16 1:27:08 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* How are the boys able to understand what Kenny is saying? Are people in-universe the only ones able to understand Kenny perfectly fine while the real life audience just dechipers it as mumbling?

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* How are the boys able to understand what Kenny is saying? saying when he's hooded? Are people in-universe the only ones able to understand Kenny perfectly fine while the real life audience just dechipers it as mumbling?


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* The end of "Coon vs. Coon and Friends" reveals that Kenny's mom gives rebirth to him every time he dies and he is reborn as a baby, yet when he wakes up after jumping off a cliff he is shown as his normal eight-year-old self. Does it really take Kenny a short amount of time to age every time he's reborn?
27th Dec '16 5:32:30 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* It's revealed in "Behind the Blow" that it's unknown whether Terrance and Phillip are cartoons or live-action characters. In the early seasons they were cartoons, but in'''Bigger, Longer & Uncut'' they are referred to as both cartoon characters and real life people: in the song "Blame Canada", Sharon sings "My son saw the darn cartoon and now he's off to join the clan", yet they appear as real people since they were interviewed on ''Late Nate with Conan O'Brien'' and were even killed by Sheila. Is this consistency supposed to be RuleOfFunny, and since this leans toward the fourth wall does that mean the characters in ''South Park'' are aware of their fictional nature?

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* It's revealed in "Behind the Blow" that it's unknown whether Terrance and Phillip are cartoons or live-action characters. In the early seasons they were cartoons, but in'''Bigger, Longer & Uncut'' they are referred to as both cartoon characters and real life people: in the song "Blame Canada", Sharon sings "My son saw the darn cartoon and now he's off to join the clan", yet they appear as real people since they were interviewed on ''Late Nate Night with Conan O'Brien'' and were even killed by Sheila. Is this consistency inconsistency supposed to be RuleOfFunny, and since this leans toward the fourth wall does that mean the characters in ''South Park'' are aware of their fictional nature?
27th Dec '16 5:29:10 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* Or Ike just stated that he's not Jewish, he's Canadian and that was good enough for Cartman.

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* ** Or Ike just stated that he's not Jewish, he's Canadian and that was good enough for Cartman.



* In the ''Cartmanland'' episode, why didn't Cartman use the money from Cartmanland to buy himself ''another'' amusement park and keep that one for himself, further using the profits from the first to hire a guard and maintenance man for it?

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* In the ''Cartmanland'' "Cartmanland" episode, why didn't Cartman use the money from Cartmanland to buy himself ''another'' amusement park and keep that one for himself, further using the profits from the first to hire a guard and maintenance man for it?



** And in the "Make Love, not Warcraft" Episode, couldn't they just have, you know, ''gone to another server?'' But, of course, RuleOfFunny wins again.

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** And in the "Make Love, not Not Warcraft" Episode, couldn't they just have, you know, ''gone to another server?'' But, of course, RuleOfFunny wins again.



* Kenny's voice. In ''Mysterion Rises'' we hear his voice normally once, however it's more like the voice from TheMovie. What gives? His voice was nasal up until then.

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** To answer OP's original question, cartoon characters generally wear the same thing every episode. Maybe at this point the animators have forgotten that the boys are wearing winter clothes and just view what they wear as normal clothes.
* Kenny's voice. In ''Mysterion Rises'' "Mysterion Rises" we hear his voice normally once, however it's more like the voice from TheMovie. What gives? His voice was nasal up until then.



*** The woman who originally voiced Wendy committed suicide. It might have taken them some time to find a replacement they were at all happy with. You really can't bitch at them about that one without being, you know, jerky and insensitive about it.

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*** The woman who originally voiced Wendy Wendy, Mary Kay Bergman, committed suicide. It might have taken them some time to find a replacement they were at all happy with. You really can't bitch at them about that one without being, you know, jerky and insensitive about it.



* How is it that Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Wendy, and a few random background citizens and students the only characters with winter apparel as their LimitedWardrobe while the other characters wear normal clothing?

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* How is it that Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Wendy, and a few random background citizens and students are the only characters with winter apparel as their LimitedWardrobe while the other characters wear normal clothing?



** It's been stated numerous times here that cartoon characters are known to wear the same clothes everyday, so maybe at this point the animators have completely forgotten that the characters wear winter apparel and just assume they're wearing normal clothes.



*** Celine Dion is the exception that proves the rule. For one thing, that was more an episode of 'Terrance and Phillip' than it was an episode of WesternAnimation/SouthPark. For another thing, they constantly called her by her full name, probably to be sure we knew who she was. That was also fairly early in the show's run, and there were a few rules that had yet to be established. Since every single other Canadian celebrity has been made to look like their real-life counterparts (or a caricature thereof) it's really not worth fretting over. It could be that they just didn't know, and it could be that they didn't care, but I think it most likely that they don't want a horde of celebrities that all look the same, since plenty of them come from Canada.

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*** Celine Dion is the exception that proves the rule. For one thing, that was more an episode of 'Terrance ''Terrance and Phillip' Phillip'' than it was an episode of WesternAnimation/SouthPark.''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. For another thing, they constantly called her by her full name, probably to be sure we knew who she was. That was also fairly early in the show's run, and there were a few rules that had yet to be established. Since every single other Canadian celebrity has been made to look like their real-life counterparts (or a caricature thereof) it's really not worth fretting over. It could be that they just didn't know, and it could be that they didn't care, but I think it most likely that they don't want a horde of celebrities that all look the same, since plenty of them come from Canada.



* Why are Kyle and Cartman [[spoiler:friendly at the end of]] "You're Getting Old"? Is it just them "getting older"? But they loathe each other with a horrible passion, and they weren't friends before; the only reason Kyle hanged out with Cartman was because of Stan.

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* Why are Kyle and Cartman [[spoiler:friendly at the end of]] "You're Getting Old"? Is it just them "getting older"? But they They loathe each other with a horrible passion, and they weren't friends before; the only reason Kyle hanged out with Cartman was because of Stan.



** It's just a wild exaggeration of how Japan is allowed to kill dolphins and whales while hunting in the name of RuleOfFunny

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** It's just a wild exaggeration of how Japan is allowed to kill dolphins and whales while hunting in the name of RuleOfFunnyRuleOfFunny.



* No offense, but what's with Butters' hairstyle? It's..An atypical style.

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* No offense, but what's with Butters' hairstyle? It's..An an atypical style.


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* It's revealed in "Behind the Blow" that it's unknown whether Terrance and Phillip are cartoons or live-action characters. In the early seasons they were cartoons, but in'''Bigger, Longer & Uncut'' they are referred to as both cartoon characters and real life people: in the song "Blame Canada", Sharon sings "My son saw the darn cartoon and now he's off to join the clan", yet they appear as real people since they were interviewed on ''Late Nate with Conan O'Brien'' and were even killed by Sheila. Is this consistency supposed to be RuleOfFunny, and since this leans toward the fourth wall does that mean the characters in ''South Park'' are aware of their fictional nature?
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