Recap / South Park S 16 E 3 Faith Hilling

Internet memes become Serious Business, and the boys are torn between trying to keep up with the trends and sticking to the tried and true.

Tropes:

  • Cats Are Mean: A cat came up with a particularly dangerous meme that gets a bunch of people killed.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The original idea was an episode satirizing planking, but it went out of style so quickly that it became an episode about memes in general and how quickly the trends come and go.
  • Space Whale Aesop: In-universe. According to the educational video shown to the class, memeing will cause you to get hit and killed by a train, even if you're not on train tracks.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The problem isn't that memeing is dangerous, it's that these people don't have the sense to move when the train is still miles away from them. To their defense sometime the train can strike from unusual places.
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