Recap: South Park S 5 E 4 Scott Tenorman Must Die

You really care that much about sixteen measly dollars?
— Scott Tenorman

Cartman exacts revenge on an older boy who sold him his pubes and constantly tries to trick him out of his allowance.


  • An Aesop: Don't play tricks on your neighbors unless you can stand the same treatment yourself.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In hindsight, Scott would have been better off if he had just given Cartman back his money.
  • Darker and Edgier: Trey Parker and Matt Stone state this to be a milestone episode, as the point where Cartman became "the most evil kid in the world."
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Cartman does NOT take serial humiliation well at all.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Scott, though unintentionally.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: Cartman's master plan hinges on Scott thinking he knows what his plan is, and reacting accordingly.
  • Karma Houdini: Cartman gets absolutely nothing in return for killing and feeding Scott his parents.
    • According to South Park FAQ, The reason why Cartman never got arrested is because pube-related crimes are only a misdemeanor in South Park.
  • Kick the Dog: Burning Cartman's money right in front of him.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Scott makes Cartman kneel in front of him and beg him for his money back by oinking like a pig.
  • Men Don't Cry: Radiohead mock Scott for being a "little crybaby" when he's informed of his parents' deaths. In their defense, they didn't know that... they thought Scott was crying just because he was dying of cancer.
  • Mugging the Monster: Of course, no one, not even Stan or Kyle, knew how low Cartman would sink.
  • No Sympathy: Stan and Kyle find Scott's treatment of Cartman highly amusing, and even rat him out to Scott near the end. Turns out, Cartman was planning on that.
  • Quick Change: After the initial con, Scott pulls this on Cartman to steal an additional $6.12.
  • Shout-Out
  • Smug Snake: Scott thinks rather highly of himself for being able to humiliate a fourth-grader several times. He has no idea who he's dealing with...
  • That's All, Folks!: Cartman parodies the famous Looney Tunes closing... after he successfully completes his plot to have Scott eat his parents.
  • Tranquil Fury: Cartman is perfectly calm as he describes what he did to Scott.
  • Understatement: In response to what Cartman's done to Scott, Kyle's remark? "It might be a good idea never to piss off Cartman again."
  • Villain Episode: The entire episode revolves around Cartman. This is also one of the only episodes to focus on only one character- in most episodes, two or more characters share the spotlight (Kyle/Stan, Kyle/Cartman, Cartman/Butters, etc.)