Recap: South Park S 7 E 15 Its Christmas In Canada

Airdate: December 17, 2003

In this parody of The Wizard of Oz, the boys head to Canada to get Kyle's brother, Ike, back from his biological parents, all the while meeting with strange characters and having to put up with Cartman who thinks Ike's kidnapping is a conspiracy cooked up by the Jews to cancel Christmas.

"It's Christmas in Canada" contains examples of:

  • Continuity Nod: Mr. Garrison suggests that they get rid of all the Mexicans, just like in "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo".
    Mayor: Mr. Garrison, every Christmas you suggest we get rid of all the Mexicans, and every Christmas we tell you NO!
  • I Want My Mommy: Cartman screams "Meeeem!" after Kyle punches him.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: Saddam as the Prime Minister.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: This episode aired a few days after the real Hussein's capture by the U.S. military.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: This is the first time Kenny has died since his return, courtesy of the Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Canada itself is a pastiche of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Wimp Fight: Cartman starts bawling after Kyle gives him a little punch on the cheek.