Western Animation: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
"The sun is shining and the grass is green, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
under the 3 feet of the snow I mean.
This is a day when it's hard to wear a frown!
All the happy people stop to say hello,
even though the temperature's low.
It's a perfect Sunday morning in my quiet little mountain town!"
— Stan Marsh, Opening Song
— The Movie
of that famous cartoon about the foulmouthed kids
from Comedy Central
— hit theaters in 1999, just two years after the show's premiere (making it one of the fastest TV-to-film adaptations in history).
Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan sneak into a Sunday morning screening of "Asses Of Fire", a new film starring their favorite Canadian
comedians, Terrance and Phillip. The epic amounts of obscenity
they take from the film (and spread to the other kids at school) cause all sorts of trouble. Before too long, the parents of South Park go on the Moral Guardian
warpath, resulting in the kidnapping of Terrance and Phillip. This starts a war between Canada and America — the latter of which plans to execute Terrance and Philip during a USO show, which - unbeknownst to them - would allow Satan to rise up and cause The End of the World as We Know It
. The only hope for salvation? You guessed it: Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan.Uncut
, while vulgar
and patently offensive
(it won a Guinness World Record for most obscenities — 399 — in an animated feature), remains notable for both that "fastest TV-to-movie adaptation" bit mentioned above and
the song "Blame Canada". That song earned the film an Academy Award nomination (for Best Original Song, won that year by Disney's Tarzan
). It's also notable for being just plain laugh-out-loud funny, and the terrific original tunes — including "Blame Canada", "Mountain Town", "Uncle Fucka", and "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" — certainly help in that regard.Uncut
is one of only two R-rated animated films to receive any form of recognition from the Academy (the other one is Waltz with Bashir
, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008).
What would Brian Boitano do if he were here right now? He'd make a list of tropes for you — that's what Brian Boitano'd do!
- The Ace: Gregory.
- Adam Westing: George Clooney has a cameo role as a doctor who attempts to save Kenny's life. It goes without saying that Kenny dies, but the kicker is that the doctors replaced his heart with a baked potato.
- Affectionate Parody: Trey and Matt are pretty big musical theatre fans (even having penned The Book of Mormon), and it shows; this is basically a South Park-ified Disney Renaissance movie (with some elements of stage musicals like Les Misérables for good measure). This is even mentioned directly in the script.
Very happy, Disneyesque MUSIC swirls in.
It is a scene reminiscent of, if not directly ripped off from, the opening number of 'Beauty and the Beast'.
- Anachronism Stew: Played for Laughs in "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", in which the eponymous skater beats up Kublai Khan while building the Pyramids of Giza.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: "It's been 5 months since a pack of wild boars trampled Saddam Hussein to death, and the world is still glad to be rid of him".
- Angry Mob Song: "Blame Canada" and "La Résistance".
- Animation Bump: Appropriately enough, compared to Seasons 1 and 2. Subverted, however, from Season 3 onward, which took all the data and techniques used in the film and cranked them Up to Eleven. By Season 13 standards, BL&U looks like shi-ZZZZZZZZZAP
- Anti-Villain: For being the Prince of Darkness, Satan's actually a big softy.
- Armor-Piercing Question: "What about Ike, mom? Don't you know your own adopted son is Canadian!?"
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Cartman's cluster swear line at the end: "Fuck, shit, cock, ass, titties, boner, bitch, muff, pussy, cunt, God's butthole, Barbra Streisand!!"
- South Park's creators considered this justified as they have gone on record as outright saying they hate Streisand.
- Artistic License – Law:
- Sheila says that Terrence and Phillip are under citizens' arrest and produces a court order allowing it. However, court orders give government approval for such a thing, technically not making it a citizens' arrest.
- Sheila's response to Terrence and Phillip's movie is completely out of control; in real life, the government would never accede to her request to ban Terrence and Phillip, nor would they even think about declaring war over a movie (though Parker and Stone's next cinematic target, North Korea, probably would). Sure, her actions would lead to an international incident, but it'd be nowhere near the prolonged one depicted in the movie.
- Artistic License – Linguistics: "Bich" is not Latin for "generosity". (It's Luxembourgish for "beech tree", but that wouldn't make as snappy a lyric.)
- Audience Participation Song: The movie's version of "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch". "Come on, you all know the words!" Granted, Cartman's addressing the other kids in the playground, but it's pretty obvious that he's also addressing the viewers to get up for some toe-tapping sweary fun.
- Award Bait Song:
- "Up There", Satan's big showstopper. It's the only song in the movie without any swearing, and is a specific parody of the "I Want" Song as seen in Disney Renaissance movies.
- Parodied with "Eyes of a Child" by Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. The one that actually got award nominations, "Blame Canada", is not much of an example.
- Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: The other mothers leave Sheila on her own to go find their children, who are stuck in the middle of the battlefield.
- Badass Gay: Satan is a subversion. He's initially weak and submissive (which is discussed when he talks to Kenny), but he eventually musters the courage to break up with Saddam for good and kill him.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Satan kills Saddam Hussein and pulls his demons back to Hell.
- Berserk Button: Call Sheila a bitch just once, let along do it repeatedly during a polka song-and-dance. I dare ya!
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Saddam Hussein and Satan.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Sheila Broflovski, and Saddam Hussein and Satan (who form a Big Bad Duumvirate). From most wicked to least they are Saddam -> Sheila -> Satan, who is surprisingly the least evil of the three.
- Big Damn Movie
- Big "NO!":
- Stan when the electric chairs holding Terrace and Phillip are turned on by Mr. Garrison.
- Sheila shouts this when Kyle is able to stop the Canadian/American war... ...then shoots Terrance and Phillip.
- Big "WHAT?!": Kenny, when he is shown heaven... only to have the carpet yanked out from under him when he tries to enter, and is subsequently banished to hell.
- Black Dude Dies First: Subverted. The army attempt to send in all the black soldiers first as "Operation: Human Shield" and the white soldiers getting behind them as "Operation: Get Behind The Darkies". Chef formulates a plan to save his fellow black soldiers.
- Blatant Lies: Subverted. In his Villain Song, Saddam only says he can change, not he will change. Big difference.
- And when he shouts out "Just watch, I'm changing!" All he actually does is breakdance.
- Brick Joke: "Operation Human Shield".
- The Cake Is a Lie: Sorry if you came to La Résistance hoping for punch and pie.
- Calling the Old Bitch Out: Kyle does this to Sheila near the end. She wasn't pleased.
- Camp Gay: Of course played straight with Big Gay Al, but this trope deserves mentioning for the number "I'm Super"
- Canada, Eh?
- Captivity Harmonica: Ike's reaction to being forced to hide in the attic.
- Car Cushion: Conan O'Brien, after his My God, What Have I Done? moment, jumps out of the window and lands on a car. All the car's owner does is turn the alarm off.
- Chekhov's Gun: The V-chip.
- Chekhov's News: The news reporter's line during, "Mountain Town": "It's been six weeks since Saddam Hussein was killed by a pack of wild boars, and the world is still glad to be rid of him."
- Chuck Norris Facts: Replace Chuck Norris with Brian Boitano and you have the majority of the song "What Would Brian Boitano Do?"
- Cluster F-Bomb: When Cartman's V-chip malfunctions near the climax, his newly-gained electrical powers are fueled by this trope. "Uncle Fucka" also qualifies, and on a grander scale, the entire film.
- Comically Missing the Point: When the President declares war on Canada, everyone in the school gym is shocked except for Mr. Garrison who is more concerned about the Baldwin brothers being killed by the Canadian Air Force.
- Also when the Canadian ambassadors are declaring how unjust the execution of Terrence and Phillip is, and they're declaring war upon the United States, their audience just can't get over the way they pronounce "about."
- Cooldown Hug Interruption: Sheila shooting Terrance and Phillip after Kyle stops the warring sides.
- Conspicuous CG: A few famous people Kenny passes by as he falls into Hell (among them Adolf Hitler, George Burns, and Mohandas Gandhi) are rendered as this. Although they're not people so much as demons.
- Continuity Nod: If you look closely at the newspaper Mr. Broflovski is reading in the intro, you can see it says "Bookmobile Driver Released"; that's a reference to "Chickenlover", where the driver was found to be the titular culprit.
- In the theater where the kids watch Asses Of Fire for the second time after the Mr Mackey song, you can see Damien from the season 1 episode Damien sitting next to them. This is his only reappearance in the show, not counting a similar cameo in The Stick Of Truth.
- Credits Gag: Satan and Saddam are listed as playing themselves. Also, the songs are said to have been performed by the characters themselves.
- Dark Reprise: The dying words of Ze Mole are one of "La Resistance".
- Demoted to Dragon: Satan may be the chief entity of evil in the universe, but Saddam is clearly the one who wears the pants in their relationship.
- Descent Into Darkness Song: The "Hell Isn't Good" song that plays when poor Kenny, well, goes to Hell.
- Deus ex Machina: The entire ending, full stop.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: How Ze Mole dies.
- Disproportionate Retribution: The entire reason for the movie: The kids watch Terrance and Philip's movie and start cussing worse than they usually do. This leads to an all-out war with Canada because the parents refuse to accept responsibility.
- The Dog Bites Back: Satan finally has enough of Saddam's emotional abuse and impales him on a stalagmite. Not that it makes any difference - after all, where was he going to go? Detroit?
- Double Standard: A non-sexual one. Sheila says that it's okay for a film to have all the carnage and mayhem it wants, as long as there are no swear words. The other characters do a double take in response to this.
- Driven to Suicide: Conan O'Brien, following his My God, What Have I Done? moment.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Butters makes several throughout the movie, when his first named and voiced debut in the series was in Season 3 (the season produced directly after the film).
- Earn Your Happy Ending: The boys don't have it so good before Kenny's wish.
- Easily Forgiven: Sheila
- Easy Road to Hell: In the South Park universe, the only people who go to Heaven are Mormons. Everyone else, including poor Kenny, goes straight to Hell.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Cartman's V-Chip gets its wiring fried and accidentally reversed, allowing him to use it as a cuss-powered Kamehamehadoken.
- Establishing Character Moment: During the opening number, Sheila's verse is noticeably darker in tone, and all about how evil the world is. She also blames Ike (her adopted, Canadian child) for something Kyle was clearly responsible for. The same scene also establishes that Kyle is useless at standing up to her.
- Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Sheila doesn't take Kyle's to her very well.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The Mothers Against Canada (except Sheila) support war with Canada, but not if it means their children are in the middle of it. Sheila learned her lesson the hard way.
- Evil Matriarch: Sheila.
- Family Values Villain: Mothers Against Canada. Especially Sheila.
- Fan Disservice: At the end of Big Gay Al's song, he bares his naked genitals to the audience.
- Fanservice: Kenny sees Heaven as being full of topless women.
- Fantastic Racism: Sheila has no problem talking down to Canadians, especially about "their beady little eyes and flapping heads". The Canadian ambassador she tells this to immediately denounces her as racist.
- Farts on Fire: Turns out that this really works, much to Kenny's regret.
- Final Solution: Sheila's Evil Plan.
- Flanderization: Several characters are exaggerated from their show versions. Of course, it's all part of the plot.
- Sheila's Jerkass and Moral Guardian qualities are taken Up to Eleven here.
- Terrance and Phillip swear much more harshly here than in the show.
- The boys had a reputation for having filthy mouths before, but it's also taken Up to Eleven in the movie.
- Foreshadowing: Several during the "Mountain Town" opening number:
- Kyle hops over the same hobo that would later pay the boys' admission to see the Terrance and Phillip movie for them.
- A news report says that Saddam Hussein (who appears in Hell as Satan's lover) was killed six weeks ago by wild boars.
- There's also a line by Kenny's mom that predicts Kenny will end up in Hell (which happens after he dies).
- Sheila yells at Ike for breaking a window that was really Kyle's doing. His Canadian blood aside, Kyle later asks his mother why she always blames everyone else when he gets into trouble.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus:
- A chart on the hospital wall where Kenny dies lists several doctors assigned to different things; the doctor assigned to "Kill Bond" is No.
- When Kyle's mom tells Mr. Garrison to pull the switch on the electric chairs while Kyle yells "Mom, No!", if you look carefully you can see that Kyle has peed himself.
- When the troops are marching through South Park on their way to the USO Show, you can see Jesus in the marching line.
- A movie poster at the South Park Bijou Cinema features Mecha-Streisand fighting Leonard Maltin in a film titled, Mecha-Streisand Takes New York.
- Before they break into the USO camp, Ze Mole looks at his watch to check how much time they have before the rendezvous with La Resistance. If you look closely, the label on his watch reads "Third Act: The Ticking Clock".
- The Establishing Shot of the UN has a Jolly Roger flag and a gay pride flag flying outside.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The working title for this movie was "South Park: All Hell Breaks Loose." When they showed the original trailer to the MPAA, however, it was only approved for "Restricted Audiences", because "Hell" wasn't a G-rated word. So they changed the title to its current form, which (despite the much racier innuendo) didn't contain any words that weren't G-rated, and thus their trailer was approved for "All audiences."
- The Gods Must Be Lazy: Satan and Saddam Hussein rise up from hell and take over earth. Only the fact that Saddam is such a Jerkass and Satan is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold saved Earth from being plunged into a 1000 years of darkness, and yet God does not seem to be doing anything to stop him. It's especially jarring considering that Jesus and God are both recurring characters, and you can actually briefly see Jesus in the background of one of the shots in the movie (when the soldiers are marching in front of Kyle's house).
- Good Is Not Nice: Ze Mole.
- Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die: "La Resistance" is a very inspiring song for everyone who hears and sings it... except Stan, Kyle and Cartman, who are the three people it's supposed to be inspiring.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!:
- What Mr. Mackey tries to teach the kids by singing "It's Easy, M'kay".
- Cartman is reduced to this, since the "V-Chip" installed in his head shocks him whenever he tries to swear.
- Grounded Forever:
- Inverted. The kids are grounded by their moms for a few weeks for seeing the Terrance & Phillip movie again and causing Kenny's death.
- Also inverted by the Mole before he and the boys sneak into the USO show.
The Mole: You guys know that if we do this, we could get grounded for two, maybe three weeks.
- Guilt By Association Gag: For some reason Wendy and Gregory are in Mr. Mackey's support group with the other kids despite not seeing the movie.
- Hammer Space: Where Cartman got his megaphone from.
- Heel-Face Turn: Mrs. Broflovski, at the end. Demonstrated during the closing number, wherein she pats Terrance and Phillip on the shoulder, calling them, "super sweet."
- Heel Realization: Most of the Mothers Against Canada have one when they realize that they have endangered their own boys with their actions. Sheila's doesn't come until it's almost too late.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Kenny is willing to sacrifice a second chance at life in order to hit the Reset Button on the Canadian-American war. For his selfless wish, he is admitted into heaven.
- This becomes absolute Fridge Horror when it is revealed during the Mysterion timeline that Kenny won't STAY DEAD. That means the poor kid received the reward of going to Heaven, and the next day was reincarnated into his abusive, drug-addicted, white-trash family. WITH HIS MEMORIES INTACT!
- Hope Spot: After Kenny's surgery, it briefly seems like everything is fine and he'll live through it, as the doctors calmly wake him up. Then they inform him that they accidentally replaced his heart with a baked potato and he's gonna die in roughly three seconds.
- It looked like Sheila finally came to her senses before gunning down Terrence and Phillip.
- Human Shield: The General of the American forces reveals that he's planning to use all African-American soldiers as human shields to protect them from the Canadian forces. Chef obviously takes offense at that and commands his men to duck.
Chef: "Operation Human Shield", my ass!
- Hypocrite: Kyle calls out his mom for trying to exterminate Canada, when her adopted son Ike is also Canadian. Also the theater clerk not selling tickets to Asses of Fire to the buys, then selling tickets to the hated 6th graders (they might have used fake I Ds).
- Hypocritical Humor:
- Kyle says, "God, your mom sucks, Cartman" after the boys find an Internet video of her doing German scat porn (there's also a chance Kyle may have been speaking literally). Considering what his own mother is in this film, it's definitely throwing stones in a glass house on Kyle's part. To be fair, it's not as though Kyle approves of his mother's actions and calls her out on her Moral Knight Templar Parent nonsense. He just gets tired of Cartman making musical numbers dedicated to his mom.
- Terrance, co-star with Phillip on their titular show that, in-universe, is notorious for an obscene amount of fart jokes on their program, slaps Brooke Shields and says "The fuck's wrong with you?" on The Conan O'Brien Show for happily mentioning that she once farted on the set of The Blue Lagoon.
- I'm Cold... So Cold...: The Mole.
- Ignored Epiphany:
- A variation of the trope in that someone tries to invoke self-reflection on others, only for the people in question to take it for granted:
Mr. Mackey: Now you're cured! You can take the rest of the afternoon off for personal reflection, m'kay? Find your own constructive way to better yourself, m'kay?
(cut to the kids watching Terrance and Philip at the theater yet again)
- See Hope Spot above, even after her son reasoned with her, she ignores it, and kills Terrence and Phillip.
- Immune to Bullets: When Saddam Hussein rises from Hell along with Satan, the American soldiers immediately shoot him. He laughs off their gunfire.
- I Take Offense to That Last One: The News reporter claims that the Terrence and Phillip Movie was worse than Brian Adams. The Canadian ambassador was insulted saying "The Canadian government has apologized for Bryan Adams on numerous occasions."
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When Satan throws Saddam Hussein back into Hell, he lands with a sharp rock going through his torso.
- "I Want" Song:
- "Up There" for Satan, as he describes how he hates being in Hell and just wants to live on Earth.
- The bridge in "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" serves as this for Cartman, Kyle, and Stan.
Cartman: I want this V-chip out of me. It has stunted my vocabulary.
Kyle: And I just want my mom to stop fighting everyone.
Stan: For Wendy I'll be an activist too, 'cause that's what Brian Boitano'd do!
- I Was Told There Would Be Punch and Pie: The kids' lure to get people to join La Résistance.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Considering everything Sheila does throughout the movie, Cartman singing "Kyle's Mom is a Big, Fat Bitch" was warranted no matter what protests Kyle may have.
- Karma Houdini: Let's face it, Sheila faced no charges for her crime against humanity, even if she did apologize to Kyle at the end.
- Killed Off for Real: Subverted in that everyone who is killed in the war, including Ze Mole, Mr. Garrison, Terrance, and Phillip, comes back to life thanks to the Reset Button. This also includes Bill Gates, who was shot in the head by the General, and appears in a later episode still with a hole in his forehead!
- Kneel Before Zod: After Armaggeddon begins, Saddam Hussein demands that everyone, Americans and Canadians, all bow down before him.
- Knight Templar: Mothers Against Canada, and Sheila Broflovski in particular.
- Lampshade Hanging: "Why did our mothers start this war, what the fuck are they fighting for? When did this song become a marathon?"
- La Résistance: The Trope Namer.
- Laughably Evil: Saddam
- Lawful Stupid: Mothers Against Canada, and again, Sheila Broflovski.
- Mama Bear: Sheila takes this trope way too far.
- Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number: Tying with this, Reprise Medley and The Song Before The Storm, "La Resistance" proves to be a Crowning Music triple-threat.
- Memetic Badass: In-universe: Stan mentions that Brian Boitano did three salchows and a triple lutz blindfolded, can breathe fire, fought the Evil Robot King, built the Pyramids, and killed Kublai Khan.
- Meta Fiction: Terrence and Phillip in the movie function as a satire of South Park itself and it's controversial nature. "Asses On Fire" acts as a satire of the movie it takes place in.
- The Musical: This movie parodies Disney Animated Canon musicals (which were pretty big at the time), right down to the (tongue-in-cheek) Award Bait Song during the credits. It even recycles "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch" from a Musical Episode of the series proper. In fact, it was a minor cliché at the time for (mostly) non-musical cartoons such as Animaniacs to get musical movies, although South Park is probably the only one that's an adult cartoon.
- Musicalis Interruptus: The "Kyle's Mom Is A Big, Fat Bitch" song comes to an awkward, grinding halt when the kids, followed by Cartman, realize in horror that Sheila is glaring right down at Cartman in silent, slowly building rage.
- My God, What Have I Done?:
- Conan O'Brien, after tricking Terrance and Phillip onto his show so that they could get arrested, has one of these moments, and ends up jumping out his studio window to his death.
- Sheila when she finally does a Heel-Face Turn... after triggering Armageddon by shooting Terrance and Phillip.
- Never Getting Grounded Again: Mole isn't. Not for you, not for anyone!
- Never My Fault: Mothers Against Canada immediately blame Canada partly because they want someone to blame before anyone thinks about blaming them for not being proper parents.
- NOT!: Happens during Cartman and Saddam's showdown.
Saddam: Hey, buddy! I know I was mean before, but don't worry, I can change.
Cartman: Okay... NOT!
- Oh, Crap: Cartman's reaction to Sheila being right behind him after singing "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch".
- Operation Blank: Parodied with Operation: Human Shield and Operation: Get Behind The Darkies.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: The Mole, who despises God with a passion and isn't afraid to let Him know it.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Kyle's mom is this when it comes to Canadians — despite the fact that her own adopted son is Canadian.
- Precision F-Strike: Wendy never says any profanity at all until the ending, where she says, "Fuck Gregory. Fuck him in the ear!" This trope is especially true in the eighth draft in which she has much more dialogue, none of which featuring any curse words at all.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Ze Mole does this constantly.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kyle gives one to his mom, calling her a good-for-nothing bitch who's never around for him and instead goes off fighting against things she shouldn't be fighting against.
- Refuge in Audacity: This film could easily be called Refuge in Audacity: The Movie.
- Reset Button: After Kenny inspires Satan to kill Saddam Hussein (who he was getting sick of), Satan grants him a wish, which he uses to get everything back the way it was before the war. See "Deus ex Machina".
- The Reveal: At the end, Kenny's face is shown for the first time.
- Right Behind Me: Kyle's mom is standing right behind Cartman while he's singing The Villain Sucks Song, which leads to him having the V-chip implanted in his head.
- Screen-to-Stage Adaptation: Well, with all the Broadway-style singing and dancing, do you think people wouldn't try this? There have been two unofficial stage musical adaptations of Bigger, Longer & Uncut: one by the Berklee College of Music with only the musical numbers, and a "24-Hour Musical" version by University College Dublin.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Stan, Kyle, and Cartman break all of the rules they normally wouldn't along with the rest of the kids in La Resistance in order to stop their parents and fix their mistakes.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the General of the American forces reveals that their big battle plan is to place all black people in front and use them as Human Shields, Chef turns it right back around on them and has his men drop to the ground, letting those behind them get shot.
- Self-Deprecation: The boys walk out of the theater criticizing the movie's poor animation, all while doing the show's famous "bobbing walk".
- Shock and Awe: A malfunction in Cartman's V-Chip during the final battle allows him to shoot electricity from his body when he swears; the more profane, the more powerful.
- Shout-Out: See the South Park Shout Out page for the movie.
- Silly Reason for War: See Disproportionate Retribution above, only in the South Park universe where war is declared over a movie.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot:
- All four boys (Stan less than the others) become this after seeing Asses of Fire.
- Terrance and Phillip cuss a lot more (and a lot harsher) in The Movie than they normally do in the show.
- Taken Up to Eleven when Cartman's V-Chip malfunctions.
- Skewed Priorities: From what we see, most of the American military's planning for the war with Canada seems to revolve around the big USO Show where Terrance and Philip will be executed. This comes back to bite them when it becomes clear that Canada, conversely, has been preparing for an actual invasion of the United States.
- Spoof Aesop: The ending of the Movie Within a Movie:
Terrance: Well, Phillip, I hope you learned something from this whole experience.
Phillip: I did, Terrance. I learned that you are a boner biting dick fart fuck face!
- The Stinger: Ike eats a rat in the attic.
- Suddenly Shouting: Sheila, when Kyle doesn't want to bring Ike along to the movies:
Sheila: DO AS I SAY, KYLE!
Kyle: Okay, okay, I'm sorry.
- Suicide as Comedy: Conan O'Brien's jumper suicide is played for laughs, especially when he crashes into and destroys a car parked on the street below, and the owner walks up to turn off the car alarm.
- Take That:
- The most prominent example occurred outside the movie, when Phil Collins beat Matt Stone and Trey Parker for the Best Original Song Oscar (for his work in Tarzan). Matt and Trey retaliated in the season 4 episode "Timmy 2000", where the kids take ADD pills and become so listless they actually tolerate Collins' music.
- Who knew that "Barbra Streisand" was the foulest word in the English language?
- An African-American soldier asks "Is the people gonna die?" in a voice that sounds a lot like Jar-Jar Binks, a jab at the character's alleged racist implications.
- And of course, the entire film is essentially one of the most vicious Take Thats ever made against Moral Guardians, censorship, and scapegoat parenting.
- It's hard not to pick up on a certain amount of frustration with Windows '98 in the scene where Bill Gates is summoned by the General, yelled at for not making Windows '98 fast enough, and then getting summarily shot in the head.
- Tempting Fate: After the Baldwin family's home gets bombed by the Canadian Air Force, all of them are dead except for a single survivor. He triumphantly boasts "Ha ha! You missed me!" right before the last plane drops a bomb on his head as well.
- Triumphant Reprise: The reprise of "Mountain Town" at the end.
- Troll: The afterlife itself. When Kenny dies (again), he gets to see heaven... for a total of ten seconds before being plummeted into hell.
- Unusual Euphemism: Barbra Streisand, one of the many profanities said by Cartman while his V-Chip was malfunctioning.
- Villainous Breakdown: Sheila shooting and killing Terrence and Phillip.
- Villainous Lament: "Up There."
- Villain Song: "I Can Change", "Up There", and "Blame Canada" (sort of).
- The Villain Sucks Song: "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch," originally from the series' first Christmas special. Thanks, Cartman.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Sheila
- Walking Out on the Show: Everybody who went to see the Terence and Philip movie Asses of Fire left en masse (except, naturally, Cartman and the gang) during the "Uncle Fucker" song.
- War Is Hell: Most of the Mothers Against Canada are horrified when seeing the actual Canadian-American battlefield, especially since their sons are wandering around in it. But of course, being South Park, it also manages to play this trope for laughs. In song.
For that's the way it goes, in war you're shat upon..."
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The Mole.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sheila.
- We Have Reserves: In the invasion plans of Canada, black people are put into units best described as "bullet shield."
- What's a Buttfor?: "For pooping, silly."
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Kyle just wants his mom to stop fighting and actually be a mom to him.
- Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide": "All Canadian-Americans are to report to one of these death camps right away. Did I say death camps? I meant happy camps!"
- Yank the Dog's Chain: After getting killed yet again, Kenny thinks he's going to heaven. He's wrong.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Although not stated outright, Satan told Sheila she's responsible for the end of the world. She did not take the compliment well...
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