Recap: South Park S 5 E 4 Scott Tenorman Must Die
You really care that much about sixteen measly dollars?Cartman exacts revenge on an older boy who sold him his pubes and constantly tries to trick him out of his allowance.
— Scott Tenorman
- 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.
- Kenny's death is a parody of the weasels' deaths from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The reruns after the initial Wednesday airing even added an animation of his ghost rising out of his body STILL laughing, to further denote it as a parody.
- The scene where Cartman gets a box from Scott full of his pubes parodies the scene from Se7en.
- And the final scene? From Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.
- 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.)