Recap: South Park S 16 E 6 I Should Never Have Gone Ziplining
April 18, 2012
"I Should Never Have Gone Ziplining" contains examples of:
- Art Shift: As the boys go further on their adventure, the show becomes a "dramatization" with the boys being portrayed by live actors.
- The scenes inside the boys' bodies are rendered in CGI.
- Big Damn Heroes: The boys are saved by Mr. Hankey at the end.
- Cerebus Syndrome
- Continuity Nod: In the montage at the end, the narrator explains that Stan held a seminar about boredom and when it failed, jacked off in San Diego, a nod to the previous episode "Butterballs".
- Despair Event Horizon: The boys are stranded at sea, Kenny dies of boredom and Herpes and it's revealed Stan took them on the trip so he can get an iPod Nano.
- Fake-Out Opening: The opening scene makes it seem like the boys would get into bloody ziplining accidents. As the episode continues, it becomes clear that there were no accidents — the ziplining was made significantly less fun thanks to an insufferable tour group.
- Heroic BSOD: "You sold us out for an iPod Nano?"
- Long Title: At one point, the documentary is renamed "I Should Have Never Thought Horseback Riding Would Be Any Better Than Ziplining".
- Snap Back: Cartman's back to insulting Kyle for being Jewish.
- Toilet Humor: Most of Cartman's scenes. Especially the live-action version of him crapping on the side of the boat.
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Stan says this line when he decides to go on a boat ride instead of enduring horseback riding any longer. This also cues the switchover to the dramatized footage.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue