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* VillainousGentrification: The town gentrifies the area around Kenny's house.

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** PC Principal mentions some people having to be "dragged kicking and screaming" into 2015. Bit rich considering his debut episode showed him throwing a tantrum in every single scene.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Kenny's dad stating that getting a job is for suckers. Not only does Kenny get paid very little when he tries to get a job, but in many real-life economies it's not unusual for low-skill occupations to pay less than welfare handouts, sometimes even paying nothing on the basis that it's volunteer work.


* {{Hypocrite}}: The boys regularly insult and even harm anything and everything from celebrities to special interest groups and thensome with total sincerity... but are deeply offended by Jimmy Fallon ribbing them on his show.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mayor [=McDaniels=] calls Craig homosexual, much to his annoyance. Bet that's not coming up again [[Recap/SouthParkS19E6TweekXCraig anytime soon]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: The boys regularly insult and even harm anything and everything from celebrities to special interest groups and thensome then some with total sincerity... but are deeply offended by Jimmy Fallon ribbing them on his show.


* {{Hypocrite}}: The boys are offended by Jimmy Fallon insulting their town. Even though they regularly insult celebrities right to their faces, with insults just as and sometimes more offensive than what Jimmy Fallon said, and mean what they say.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: The boys regularly insult and even harm anything and everything from celebrities to special interest groups and thensome with total sincerity... but are deeply offended by Jimmy Fallon insulting their town. Even though they regularly insult celebrities right to their faces, with insults just as and sometimes more offensive than what Jimmy Fallon said, and mean what they say.ribbing them on his show.


* TakeThat: Gentrification gets hit ''hard''. It's depicted as being nothing more than making an area look nice while harming the residents that actually live in there, with the shops and restaurants selling overpriced products and forcing small local stores and restaurants to close. Several viewers have talked about how uncannily the [=SoDoSoPa=] commercials mirror the commercials for real gentrified areas.
** Whole Foods Market, for their practice of only opening franchise locations in gentrified "artisan" neighborhoods frequented by hipsters.
** The whole episode was a take that to the critics and people who hate the show for being politically incorrect, by having the episode be an example of what the show would look like if it was as politically correct as they want it to be.

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* TakeThat: Gentrification gets hit ''hard''. It's depicted as being nothing more than making an area look nice while harming TakeThat:
** Primarily towards gentrification, through showing
the aftereffects from the point-of-view of the people it harms: the low-income areas refurbished in order to cater to upper middle class yuppies and hipsters causes most or all of the low-income residents that actually live in there, with the shops move out and restaurants selling overpriced products and forcing small local stores businesses to close due to a combination of decreased business and restaurants to close.increased operating costs. Several viewers have talked about how uncannily the [=SoDoSoPa=] commercials mirror the commercials for real gentrified areas.
** Whole Foods Market, for their practice of only opening franchise locations in gentrified "artisan" neighborhoods frequented by hipsters.
hipsters and yuppies.
** The On a meta-level, the whole episode was a take that to the critics and people who hate the show for being politically incorrect, by having the episode be an example of what the show would look like if it was as politically correct as they want it to be.

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* BrokenAesop: Lu Kim has a mournful soliloquy about how figures like him are now considered out-dated and being pushed aside to pander to a new crowd. The message loses a bit of its impact as Lu Kim's role in the series was never very prominent. For instance, he was absent for 4 years after Season 9 and again for 3 years after Season 15.


* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: Mr. Kim's attempt to gentrify the shitty part of town seemingly fails, and he and Kenny are resigned to their fates (Mr. Kim's failing business, and Kenny's house having [=SoDoSoPa=]). The commercial for the town that closes the episode reveals that [=CtPa=] Town ended up serving as the home of South Park's Whole Foods, while [=SoDoSoPa=] is left to rot.

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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: Mr. Kim's attempt to gentrify the shitty part of town seemingly fails, and he and Kenny are resigned to their fates (Mr. Kim's failing business, and Kenny's house having [=SoDoSoPa=]). The commercial for the town that closes the episode reveals that [=CtPa=] Town ended up serving as the home of South Park's Whole Foods, causing City Wok to regain customers, while [=SoDoSoPa=] is left to rot.rot, allowing Kenny's family to live in peace.


* TakeThat: For how "PC" the episode was, gentrification got hit ''fucking hard''. Its depicted as being nothing more than making an area look nice while not helping residents in those areas, with the shops and restaurants selling overpriced products while forcing small local stores and restaurants to close. There are even people talking about how uncannily the [=SoDoSoPa=] commercials mirror the commercials for real gentrified areas.

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* TakeThat: For how "PC" the episode was, gentrification got Gentrification gets hit ''fucking hard''. Its ''hard''. It's depicted as being nothing more than making an area look nice while not helping harming the residents that actually live in those areas, there, with the shops and restaurants selling overpriced products while and forcing small local stores and restaurants to close. There are even people talking Several viewers have talked about how uncannily the [=SoDoSoPa=] commercials mirror the commercials for real gentrified areas.

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* MontageOut: The episode ends with a montage of people at Whole Foods

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* TheInspectorIsComing: South Park's desperate to impress the representative from Whole Foods.

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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: Mr. Kim's attempt to gentrify the shitty part of town seemingly fails, and he and Kenny are resigned to their fates (Mr. Kim's failing business, and Kenny's house having [=SoDoSoPa=]). The commercial for the town that closes the episode reveals that [=CtPa=] Town ended up serving as the home of South Park's Whole Foods, while [=SoDoSoPa=] is left to rot.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Mr. Kim keeps calling Kenny "Dennis", probably due to mishearing his muffled speech.


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* PetTheDog: While Mr. Kim makes use of child labor, he does try to treat his employees well and regrets that he can't pay Kenny more for his hard work.

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* InsistentTerminology: The [=SoDoSoPa=] refers to the area as "Kenny's house" rather than the [=McCormick=] house.


* TokenMinority: A number of them got roped into participating in the Whole Foods commercial.

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* TokenMinority: A number of them got get roped into participating in the Whole Foods commercial.


* TokenMinority: A number of them got roped into participating in the Whole Foods commercial at the end.

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* TokenMinority: A number of them got roped into participating in the Whole Foods commercial at the end.commercial.

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