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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Cartman runs away from home and tries to get Jimmy to take him in, claiming that they're best friends. When Jimmy asks, "What's my last name?" Cartman can't answer the question and storms off in a huff.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Due to Cesar Millan's training methods, Cartman is forced to evaluate his own behavior when he can't manipulate his mom anymore. He makes a decision that he must kill his mom because that is the only way to get control back, but ends up having a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind where the evil inside him is purged. Cartman then becomes a well behaved, studious, independent child who respects his mother and loses weight. His mother then realizes she is co-dependent on him to keep her company, and once Cesar Millan leaves she starts bribing him with junk food and random toys to go to events with her, all with an implication that [[StatusQuoIsGod he will just return to the way he used to be]].

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* BabysittersNightmare: Several nannies are hired for the nigh-impossible task of taming Cartman, all to no avail. He even breaks Series/{{Supernanny}}, causing her to become institutionalized while she eats her own shit.
-->"It's from Hell... ''It's from Heeeeeell!''"


* NotSoDifferent: As pointed out on the DVDCommentary, the nannies and Cesar Millan more or less use the same tactics, asserting themselves as the alpha to someone who doesn't respect their authority. The major difference is that the nannies humor Cartman enough for him to get inside their heads and screw with them while Millan treats him like a mindless animal.


** Cartman thrashing around briefly flashing in static colors is a reference to ''Film/AlteredStates''.

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** Cartman thrashing around briefly flashing in static colors colours is a reference to ''Film/AlteredStates''.


* NotSoDifferent: As pointed out on the DVDCommentary, the nannies and Ceaser Millan more or less use the same tactics, asserting themselves as the alpha to someone who doesn't respect their authority. The major difference is that the nannies humor Cartman enough for him to get inside their heads and screw with them while Millan treats him like a mindless animal.

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* NotSoDifferent: As pointed out on the DVDCommentary, the nannies and Ceaser Cesar Millan more or less use the same tactics, asserting themselves as the alpha to someone who doesn't respect their authority. The major difference is that the nannies humor Cartman enough for him to get inside their heads and screw with them while Millan treats him like a mindless animal.



** Cartman thrashing around briefly flashing in static colours is a reference to ''Film/AlteredStates''.

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** Cartman thrashing around briefly flashing in static colours colors is a reference to ''Film/AlteredStates''.

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* ConsummateProfessional: While Cesar Millan is able to help Liane control Cartman and earn her adoration, he ultimately considers this just another job and leaves when everything's settled. Unfortunately this allows Cartman to bend her to his will once again.


* ShownTheirWork: In his review of the episode, the real-life Cesar Millan commented that the writers perfectly captured his methods and that they'd clearly watched several episodes of his show to prepare.

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* ShownTheirWork: In his review of the episode, the real-life Cesar Millan commented that the writers perfectly captured his methods and that they'd clearly watched several episodes of his show to prepare. Indeed, Matt Stone, himself a dog owner, said the idea for the episode came from his own love of Millan's show and his belief that Millan's methods would work on a child as well as they would a dog.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By the end of the episode, Cartman is basically "fixed" and is now a well-mannered little boy, but all it takes is Liane promising to buy him toys plus Kentucky Fried Chicken if he spends time with her for the whole thing to come crashing down.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By the end of the episode, Cartman is basically "fixed" and is now a well-mannered little boy, but all it takes is Liane promising to buy him toys plus Kentucky Fried Chicken and fast food if he spends time with her for the whole thing to come crashing down.


* NoodleIncident: Whatever Cartman does to Series/SuperNanny for her to be locked away in an insane asylum where she eats her own

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* NoodleIncident: Whatever Cartman does to Series/SuperNanny for her to be locked away in an insane asylum where she eats her own feces.



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* ItsAllAboutMe: Cartman, as per usual. The difference is that after being subjected to Cesar Millan's training, he suddenly thinks for a brief moment that ''maybe'' the world doesn't revolve around him. The thought almost causes him to GoMadFromTheRevelation.



* TitleDrop: "Tsst" is an onomatopoeic spelling for the sound made off of Cesar Milan nipping at Cartman's neck with two fingers.

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* TitleDrop: "Tsst" is an onomatopoeic spelling for the sound made off of Cesar Milan nipping at Cartman's neck with two fingers.fingers.
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes/EvenEvilHasStandards:Killing his mother is the one thing Cartman can't vring himself to do.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes/EvenEvilHasStandards:Killing EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Killing his mother is the one thing Cartman can't vring bring himself to do.


*EvenEvilHasLovedOnes/EvenEvilHasStandards:Killing his mother is the one thing Cartman can't vring himself to do.



* NoodleIncident: Whatever Cartman does to Series/SuperNanny for her to be locked away in an insane asylum where she eats her own feces.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:Killing his mother is the one crime Cartman can't bring himself to commit.

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* NoodleIncident: Whatever Cartman does to Series/SuperNanny for her to be locked away in an insane asylum where she eats her own feces.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:Killing his mother is the one crime Cartman can't bring himself to commit.

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*EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:Killing his mother is the one crime Cartman can't bring himself to commit.


* ItIsDehumanizing: Cesar Millan starts referring to Cartman as "it" a few times while disciplining him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By the end of the episode, Cartman is basically "fixed" and is now a well-mannered little boy, but all it takes is Liane promising to buy him toys if he spends time with her for the whole thing to come crashing down.

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* HumiliationConga: Cartman suffers this big time, getting treated like a dog and being denied Kentucky Fried Chicken as while his mother and Cesar get to eat it right in front of (or above) him as he barks and jumps up and down desperately trying to get some for himself.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Cesar Millan starts referring to Cartman as merely "it" a few times while disciplining him.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By the end of the episode, Cartman is basically "fixed" and is now a well-mannered little boy, but all it takes is Liane promising to buy him toys plus Kentucky Fried Chicken if he spends time with her for the whole thing to come crashing down.



* TakeThat: To people who have children just so they can have friends and, to a lesser extent, people who claim to be friends with their parents.

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* TakeThat: To people who have children just so they can have friends and, to a lesser extent, people who claim to be friends with their parents.
* TitleDrop: "Tsst" is an onomatopoeic spelling for the sound made off of Cesar Milan nipping at Cartman's neck with two fingers.

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