Recap / South Park S 7 E 6 Lil Crime Stoppers

The boy's game of detectives spins out of hand when they get recruited by the South Park police department and are assigned to take down a meth lab which takes the boys into a world they don't like or understand

Lil' Crime Stoppers contains examples of:

  • Born Lucky: The boys have been in many situations where they were lucky to come out alive, but this one takes the cake where they were in a shootout and multiple explosions and were the only ones to get away unscathed
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Murphy kills his associates, then kills Jenkins when he wants the full 100%, and than himself when he says he's the only one he can't trust
  • Corruption of a Minor: The boys are forced to investigate a meth lab and go to a strip club
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Butters is forced to masturbate for 2 days to provide a semen sample
  • Hero Insurance: Averted, the South Park Police Department is charged tens of thousands dollars in damages caused by the drug ring
  • Misblamed: In-Universe the boys are blamed for the reckless damage caused on their jobs, when it's all caused by the idiocy of the drug ring.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Cartman defends Kyle when Stan accuses him of not being devoted enough to their cause
  • Police Are Useless: Most cops on the force are part of a drug rings, steal money from crime scenes, and mock the kids for not being like them.
  • Reality Ensues: Subverted, being an actual detective is way more dangerous and time consuming than what the kids thought, but MO for South Park a lot of what goes on is intentionally exaggerated
  • Take That!: When the boys come up with an overly grotesque theory of why an elderly couple's pie went missing, they ask them what TV they've been watching and Stan responds "Just the news"
    • The feminist movement is said to have been started by "fat skanks on their period"
  • Token Good Teammate: Hopkins is the only good cop on the force, defending the kids and not committing crimes, and therefore is the only one to survive in the end
  • Too Dumb to Live: Everyone in the drug ring was stupidly reckless and got themselves killed. One of them even committed suicide after decided he was the only one he couldn't trust