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YMMV: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • And You Thought It Would Fail: With massive Executive Meddling from Paramount and the MPAA and interest in the show waning after only the second season, Trey Parker was convinced that the film would be a major flop and made it as a last hurrah for the series. Instead it was a commercial success and critically acclaimed as a smart and funny satire and greatly raised attention to the show, which has now taken The Simpsons' place as the gold standard of modern American satire.
  • Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack, particularly "Uncle Fucka", "Blame Canada", "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch" and "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" (especially the DVDA version)...
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Near the end of the "Mountain Town" reprise, an orca whale jumps up a la Free Willy.
  • Cry for the Devil: A literal, Miltonian example - Satan is one of the most sympathetic characters in the entire film.
  • Dancing Bear: Surprisingly for a movie based on a poorly-animated adult cartoon, the movie perfectly apes the style of big Broadway productions and Disney Renaissance films, and still allows it to stand out among the more recent and topical TV seasons.
  • Ear Worm: All the songs, but especially "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch" and "Uncle Fucka".
  • Fridge Brilliance: Kenny saw and eventually entered the Muslim version of heaven, since there were 72 virgins waiting for him.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: It wasn't really anticipated, but Kenny's Heroic Sacrifice becomes a lot less poignant after watching the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, where it's explained that he comes back to life every time he dies, so it wasn't a very big sacrifice for him to go back to Hell.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Gregory's speech about how America polices the world. Not only that, but Scott the Dick would later give a similar rant in "It's Christmas in Canada".
    • A censored family friendly version Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire is replaced with the original and is only one minute long. A couple years later a family friendly PG version of Freddy Got Fingered that was three minutes long was featured as an extra on VHS and DVD.
    • When Terrence and Phillip are strapped into their electric chairs, Terrence comments that his is worse than Phillip sucked on his dick and took a picture. A similar situation would happen in the episode "Cartman Sucks".
    • When Conan O Brien gets his "My God, What Have I Done?" moment after betraying Terrance and Phillip, he kills himself by jumping off the window and onto the hood of a car in a talk show disaster. Nearly 14 years later, O'Brien would voice talk show host David Endochrine, in a scene involving The Joker that would ultimately result in the talk show disaster that would end up killing David in the Animated Adaptation of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
    • "Blame Canada" is Sheila's Villain Song and establishes her and the other moms as enemies of Canada (including Terrance and Philip). Years later, South Park: The Stick of Truth plays the song when the player character goes to Canada with the other kids to get help from Terrance and Philip, among other Canadians.
      • Likewise, the popularity of Nickelback and Justin Bieber make the song even more hilarious, and it's Cartman, one of the heroes of this movie, who gets Biebs killed in a later episode.
    • Another one from The Stick of Truth. Kenny hardly sings in this movie (he only gets a few lines in the first "Mountain Town"), but his "Furry Friends" attack in the game has him briefly sing a song while summoning his rats.note  The real kicker is that Furry Friends is an example of Disney Creatures of the Farce (complete with Kenny as a princess), which is based on the very thing that BL&U is parodying.
    • When Cartman angrily demands "Who wants to fucking touch me?!" after seeing the Terrance and Philip movie, Butters (at that point an unnamed background kid) is the only one to do so. Rewatching this scene years later, after seeing their dynamic in later seasons makes it doubly funny.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Cartman, when he ended up with a V-Chip inside his brain that shocks him every time he swears, just because he sang a song against Kyle's mom.
    • Even Satan, despite being considered as evil by default, is sympathetic.
    • The Mole. He clearly didn't have the happiest childhood, considering the fact that his mom apparently tried to abort him on her own with a clothes hanger and it's implied that she's abused him ever since.
  • Magnum Opus: This movie is a widely-accepted contender as the highest point of South Park, along with various episodes of the series.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUCK MY BALLS, MR. GARRISON?"
    • "It's fucking Windows '98!"
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sheila crosses it when she shoots Terrence and Phillip dead, even after Kyle tries to reason with her.
    • Could've been worse... In the 8th draft of the Script... she wanted Ike, Cartman and Kyle executed along with Terrance and Phillip for being "Canadian Sympathizers" and Cartman's mom was ok with it while Stan and Kenny's mothers were shocked by this act.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Non-actor example: Butters appears several times through the film, but wasn't even named at the time.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: While the movie is still well-loved and stands out from the rest of South Park for being an all-out theatrical-ish musical, some fans find the more recent TV seasons to be more entertaining and/or relevant because they deal with more recent and familiar topical humor (and also have animation that's had years to mature since BL&U).
  • Strawman Has a Point: Sheila and the other moms early on, as their kids were indeed being badly influenced by the movie and that Kenny died imitating a stunt from it. They only become villains (well, Sheila, anyway) when they decide to blame Canada for their troubles.
    We must blame them and cause a fuss
    Before somebody thinks of blaming us!
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: In keeping with the movie's Disney Animated Canon lampooning, "It's Easy, Mmmkay" is somewhat similar to "I Just Can't Wait to be King" (especially near the end).
    • "Mountain Town (Reprise)" is similar to "Rainbow Connection (Reprise)" from The Muppet Movie, which is retroactively a Disney movie.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The death of Ze Mole.
    • Kenny bidding his friends farewell at the end.
  • What an Idiot: Pretty much Sheila had, by far, created one of the most idiotic and disastrous acts. She went to extremes to make the world a better place for hers and everyone else's kids by having Terrance and Phillip executed and start a war against Canada, when she could've just created a petition to get the Terrance and Phillip movie banned from their country; or, alternatively, a petition to actually enforce the age restrictions that the movie already had.
    • Did we mentioned her adopted son Ike was CANADIAN? Even Kyle pointed this out, who knows how she would've reacted if Ike was put in a Concentrat... I mean a "Happy Camp".
  • The Woobie: Kyle, who has to save the world from a misguided moral crusade started by his own mother.
    • Terrance and Phillip, who are arrested, sentenced to death, and ultimately shot dead, just for exercising their 1st Amendment rights (or whatever Canada's equivalent is). Technically, they did influence a child to commit suicide, but considering the kids were watching the movie without permission, and were emulating a scene where a character dies doing the exact same thing thus suggesting it was a bad idea...

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