Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Recap / SouthParkS19E6TweekXCraig

Go To



** Also, the term "yaoi" is [[https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Yaoi usually used to refer to sexually explicit boy's love content only]]. Most of those pictures would actually be classified as "shounen-ai" since they're focused on the cute romantic side of the pairing.

to:

** Also, the term "yaoi" is [[https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Yaoi usually used to refer to sexually explicit boy's love content only]]. art]] of a same-sex pair. Most of those the pictures would actually be classified as shown are "shounen-ai" since they're focused on the -- cute romantic side of the pairing.and romantic.



* FanNickname: The pairing is usually known across fans as Creek. However they're also known as "Passive Top" (Craig) and "Power Bottom" (Tweek).



* GayAesop: Mr. Tucker is the one who plays it the most straight, telling Craig that no one chooses to be gay and that he loves him. Subverted in a number of ways, where most of South Park loves the ''idea'' of a gay couple so much that they don't bother to find out whether they even have one.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Craig's plan to have a faux-public break-up does end up tricking the town, but Tweek takes it a bit too far with his improvisation, accusing Craig of just tossing him aside for another guy...
* GoneHorriblyWrong: ...while at the same time Craig and Tweek thought 'breaking up' would stop people bugging them about their relationship - which they don't, with fan-girls just producing ''more'' art.

to:

* GayAesop: Mr. Tucker is the one who plays it the most straight, telling Craig that no one chooses to be gay and that he loves him. Subverted in a number of ways, where most of South Park loves the ''idea'' of a gay couple so much that they don't bother to find out whether they even actually have one.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Craig's plan to have a faux-public break-up publicly "break up" does end up tricking convince the town, town that they're through, but Tweek takes it a bit too far with his improvisation, accusing also convinces everyone that they really were gay to begin with, and that the relationship failed because Craig of just tossing him aside for another guy...
cheated on Tweek...
* GoneHorriblyWrong: ...while at which gives the same time Asian girls an excuse to draw sad fan art of them, thus failing to solve the original problem ''and'' making Craig and Tweek thought 'breaking up' would stop people bugging them about their relationship - which they don't, with fan-girls just producing ''more'' art.look like a monster.


After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it -- said presentation being art of Craig and Tweek in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Tweek and Craig, who soon find themselves ostracized by their fellow boys but embraced by the girls and adults, who are thrilled to have a young gay couple in their midst.

to:

After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it -- said presentation being art of Craig and Tweek in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Tweek and Craig, who soon find themselves ostracized by their fellow boys but embraced by that everyone they meet now assumes they're in love. This includes the girls and adults, adults of the town, who are thrilled to have a young gay couple in their midst.



* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: An InUniverse example; Tweek claims he's a terrible actor and that it's way too much pressure, but with Craig's encouragement, he not only put on an amazing show, but does some improvisation that [[GoneHorriblyRight gets everyone's sympathy at Craig's expense]].
* IncompatibleOrientation: Cupid-Me likes Cartman, who keeps telling him that he's straight (despite this [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane possibly]] being Cartman's weird way of dealing with his own sexuality).

to:

* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: An InUniverse example; Tweek claims he's a terrible actor and that it's way too much he can't handle that kind of pressure, but with Craig's encouragement, he not only put puts on an amazing show, but does some improvisation that [[GoneHorriblyRight gets everyone's sympathy at Craig's expense]].
* IncompatibleOrientation: IncompatibleOrientation:
**
Cupid-Me likes Cartman, who keeps telling him that he's straight (despite this [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane possibly]] being Cartman's weird way of dealing with his own sexuality). sexuality).
** Craig insists that he's not gay when Tweek offers to get 'back' with him to save his reputation.



* {{Irony}}: Everybody in South Park is feeling sorry for Tweek and sees Craig as the bad guy in their 'break-up', when ''technically'' it's Tweek who messed up and is feeling guilty about it.

to:

* {{Irony}}: Everybody in South Park is feeling sorry for Tweek and sees Craig as the bad guy in their 'break-up', when ''technically'' technically it's Tweek ''Tweek'' who messed up and is feeling feels guilty about it.



* {{Narcissist}}: Cartman's Cupid Me is in love with him and he spends the last few minutes fantasizing about him and Cupid Me.
* OnlySaneMan: While the adults, the girls and Cartman all just accept that Tweek and Craig are gay, the other boys are mostly confused about the issue. Kyle looks into yaoi and determines that they're not, [[LockedOutOfTheLoop just before Craig and Tweek have their fake break up]].
* PetTheDog: ''Cartman'' is one of the few boys to completely okay with Tweek and Craig being "gay". His main concern is that Craig might've checked him out in the locker room once - so it's important to get Craig and Tweek back together so that neither of them will check him out.

to:

* {{Narcissist}}: Cartman's Cupid Me Cupid-Me is in love with him him, and he spends the last few minutes of the episode fantasizing about him and Cupid Me.
having sex with his alter ego.
* OnlySaneMan: While the adults, the girls and Cartman all just accept that Tweek and Craig are gay, the other boys are mostly confused about the issue. Kyle looks into yaoi and determines realizes that they're not, it's just fan art, [[LockedOutOfTheLoop just before Craig and Tweek have stage their fake break up]].
* PetTheDog: ''Cartman'' is one of the few boys to completely okay with Tweek and Craig being "gay". His main concern is that Craig might've checked him out in the locker room once - -- so it's important to get Craig and Tweek back together so that neither of them will check they'll leave him out.alone.



* ShipperOnDeck: The girls, Clyde, and most of the adults support the Tweek/Craig ship so they can say that South park has a young gay couple. Even Craig's dad starts supporting it when he sees how unhappy the 'breakup' makes his son.
* StrawHypocrite: It's heavily implied that the only reason a lot of the adults support Tweek and Craig as a couple is so the town will appear to be tolerant of homosexuals.

to:

* ShipperOnDeck: The girls, Clyde, and most of the adults support the Tweek/Craig ship so they can say that South park Park has a young gay couple. Even Craig's dad starts supporting it when he sees how unhappy the 'breakup' makes his son.
* StrawHypocrite: It's heavily implied that the only reason a lot of the adults support Tweek and Craig as a couple is so the town will appear to be tolerant of homosexuals.
son.


** During the ending montage, a few people watch the titular now-couple play Assassins Creed. One of them is Mr. Adler, who had called them out for "Screwing around" way back in S3's [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SouthParkS3E5TweekVsCraig Tweek Vs. Craig.]]

to:

** During the ending montage, a few people watch the titular now-couple play Assassins Creed. One of them is Mr. Adler, who had called them out for "Screwing around" way back in S3's [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/SouthParkS3E5TweekVsCraig [[Recap/SouthParkS3E5TweekVsCraig Tweek Vs. Craig.]]

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/223c3233d3a08a9bbe88b9eeb360ffc7.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer This is a real thing that aired on television.]]]]


* ADateWithRosiePalms: Cartman at the very end while fantasizing himself on the receiving end of anal sex/a hand job by Cupid Me.
* EndOfEpisodeSilliness: The episode ends with Cartman having a "date" with Cupid Cartman, and his mother silently witnessing him masturbating on the toilet, to which she responds with "Aww."

to:

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Cartman at the very end while fantasizing about himself on the receiving end of anal sex/a hand job by Cupid Me.
and Cupid-Me.
* EndOfEpisodeSilliness: The episode ends with Cartman having a "date" with Cupid Cartman, and his Cartman's mother silently witnessing catching him masturbating on the toilet, to -- which she responds with "Aww."takes as an adorable sign that he's growing up.


Added DiffLines:

* GayAesop: Mr. Tucker is the one who plays it the most straight, telling Craig that no one chooses to be gay and that he loves him. Subverted in a number of ways, where most of South Park loves the ''idea'' of a gay couple so much that they don't bother to find out whether they even have one.


All of South Park are so in love with their own open-minded tolerance that Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together fall on deaf ears. Eventually, Craig suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' and then publicly break up to stop the rumors. Unfortunately, Tweek acts his part so well that he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig to face the scorn of the town.

In a subplot, Cartman sends Cupid-Me to put Tweek and Craig back together for fear one of them will try to get with him (unaware that Cupid-Me already has a thing for Cartman). The parents of the titular "couple" also get involved: Tweek's parents think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out, while Craig's dad isn't ready for ''his'' son to be gay and has to do some soul searching before he's ready to give his blessing to a couple that may or may not even exist.

to:

All of South Park are so in love with their own open-minded tolerance that Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together fall on deaf ears. Eventually, Craig suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' and then publicly break up to stop the rumors. Unfortunately, rumors, but Tweek acts his part so well that he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig to face the scorn of the town.

In a subplot, Cartman sends Cupid-Me to put Tweek and Craig back together for fear one of them will try to get with him (unaware that Cupid-Me already his cupid self has a thing for Cartman).him). The parents of the titular "couple" also get involved: Tweek's parents think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out, while Craig's dad isn't ready for ''his'' son to be gay and has to do some soul searching before he's ready to give his blessing to a couple that may or may not even exist.



* AffectionateParody: Of the "Creek" shippers, complete with art submitted by their fans.

to:

* AffectionateParody: Of the shippers in general and "Creek" shippers, shippers in particular, complete with art submitted by their the fans.


After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it -- said presentation being art of Craig and Tweek in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Tweek and Craig, who soon find themselves ostracized by their fellow students but embraced by the adults, who are thrilled to have a young gay couple in their midst.

All of South Park are so in love with their own open-minded tolerance that Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together fall on deaf ears. Eventually, Craig suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' and then publicly break up. Unfortunately, Tweek acts his part so well that he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig to face the scorn of the town.

In a subplot, Cartman sends Cupid Me to put the couple back together (unaware that Cupid Me wants a date with Cartman himself). The parents of the titular "couple" also get involved: Tweek's parents think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out, while Craig's dad isn't ready for ''his'' son to be gay and has to do some soul searching before he's ready to give his blessing to a couple that may or may not even exist.

to:

After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it -- said presentation being art of Craig and Tweek in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Tweek and Craig, who soon find themselves ostracized by their fellow students boys but embraced by the girls and adults, who are thrilled to have a young gay couple in their midst.

All of South Park are so in love with their own open-minded tolerance that Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together fall on deaf ears. Eventually, Craig suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' and then publicly break up.up to stop the rumors. Unfortunately, Tweek acts his part so well that he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig to face the scorn of the town.

In a subplot, Cartman sends Cupid Me Cupid-Me to put the couple Tweek and Craig back together for fear one of them will try to get with him (unaware that Cupid Me wants Cupid-Me already has a date with Cartman himself).thing for Cartman). The parents of the titular "couple" also get involved: Tweek's parents think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out, while Craig's dad isn't ready for ''his'' son to be gay and has to do some soul searching before he's ready to give his blessing to a couple that may or may not even exist.



* AffectionateParody: Of the fanbase, complete with art submitted by them.
* AmbiguousEnding: You can interpret the ending as Craig and Tweek making up as friends about Tweek's unexpected improvisation, or you could say that they've decided to be a gay couple despite the whole episode consisting of them trying to prove they're not.
** Averted, since Matt and Trey has confirmed they were an OfficialCouple. It could be explained as them being too new to the concept of male/male relationships to realise that they did in fact swing that way.

to:

* AffectionateParody: Of the fanbase, "Creek" shippers, complete with art submitted by them.
their fans.
* AmbiguousEnding: You can interpret the ending as The episode ends with Craig and Tweek making up as friends about Tweek's unexpected improvisation, or you could say that they've decided holding hands and spending time together, with nothing to be a gay couple despite show whether it's rekindled friendship, an act for the whole episode consisting sake of them trying to prove they're not.
** Averted, since Matt
the town, or genuine interest. Later episodes -- and Trey has the show creators themselves -- have confirmed they were an OfficialCouple. It could be explained as them being too new to the concept of male/male relationships to realise that they did in fact swing that way.are indeed a couple.



* BadBadActing: When Craig starts the fake break-up, his tone is as flat and stilted as ever - which doesn't help when everybody sympathises with the more emotional Tweek.

to:

* BadBadActing: When Craig starts the fake break-up, his tone is as flat and stilted as ever - -- which doesn't help when everybody sympathises with the more emotional Tweek.



* BrokenAesop: The lesson of distinguishing fantasy from reality is broken by the fact that Tweek and Craig seem to be actually gay in later seasons

to:

* BrokenAesop: The lesson of distinguishing learning to distinguish fantasy from reality is broken by the fact that Tweek and Craig seem to be actually gay are an OfficialCouple in later seasons



* EndOfEpisodeSilliness: The episode ends with Cartman on his "date" with Cupid Cartman, and his mother silently witnessing him masturbating on the toilet, which she responds with "Aww."

to:

* EndOfEpisodeSilliness: The episode ends with Cartman on his having a "date" with Cupid Cartman, and his mother silently witnessing him masturbating on the toilet, to which she responds with "Aww."


After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it -- said presentation being erotic art of Craig and Tweek in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Craig and Tweek

Soon the entire town thinks they're a gay couple, and they're so in love with their own open-minded tolerance that they don't bother listening to Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together. The two boys try fighting, only to have it dismissed as a lovers' quarrel. Eventually, Craig suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' and then publicly break up. Unfortunately, Tweek acts his part so well that he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig to face the scorn of the town.

Meanwhile, Cartman is so concerned about gay boys checking him out that he gets Cupid Me to try and get them together, while Cupid Me just wants a date with him. The parents of the titular "couple" also have their moments: Tweek's parents think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out, while Craig's dad finds -- as generally accepting of homosexuality as he thought he was -- he wasn't ready for ''his'' son to be gay.

to:

After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it -- said presentation being erotic art of Craig and Tweek in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Craig Tweek and Tweek

Soon
Craig, who soon find themselves ostracized by their fellow students but embraced by the entire town thinks they're adults, who are thrilled to have a young gay couple, and they're couple in their midst.

All of South Park are
so in love with their own open-minded tolerance that they don't bother listening to Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together. The two boys try fighting, only to have it dismissed as a lovers' quarrel. together fall on deaf ears. Eventually, Craig suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' and then publicly break up. Unfortunately, Tweek acts his part so well that he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig to face the scorn of the town.

Meanwhile, In a subplot, Cartman is so concerned about gay boys checking him out that he gets sends Cupid Me to try and get them together, while put the couple back together (unaware that Cupid Me just wants a date with him. Cartman himself). The parents of the titular "couple" also have their moments: get involved: Tweek's parents think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out, while Craig's dad finds -- as generally accepting of homosexuality as he thought he was -- he wasn't isn't ready for ''his'' son to be gay.
gay and has to do some soul searching before he's ready to give his blessing to a couple that may or may not even exist.



* TakeThat: The adults of South Park might've been a crack at the shippers who only ship gay couples for the sake of having a gay couple (and appear "progressive" to other more PC-leaning fans) and not because of any actual compatibility.

to:

* TakeThat: TakeThat:
**
The adults of South Park might've been a crack at the shippers who only ship gay couples for the sake of having a gay couple (and appear "progressive" to other more PC-leaning fans) and not because of any actual compatibility. compatibility.
** Alternatively, they could be mocking shows that add a gay TokenMinorityCouple and feel proud to be so inclusive.


After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it - the only complication being that it is entirely made up of Craig and Tweek as a gay couple, the art being blatantly homosexual.

Soon, everybody in town thinks they're actually a gay couple, and they're so determined to be tolerant that nothing the two boys can say seems to change their minds. The two boys try fighting, only for it to be dismissed as a lover's quarrel. Eventually, Craig formulates a plan for them to 'come out' so that they can break up. It doesn't go as he planned though, when Tweek does a little improvisation that makes Craig look like a cheater - especially since Japanese girls aren't that easily dissuaded from a cute pairing. Will the two ever make up and accept it?

Meanwhile, Cartman is so concerned about gay boys checking him out that he gets Cupid Me to try and get them together, while Cupid Me just really wants a date with him. The parents of the titular "couple" also have their moments: Tweek's parents are very supportive and give him cash for coming out. And while Craig's dad isn't exactly homophobic, he still doesn't know how to deal with his own son being gay.

to:

After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it - the only complication -- said presentation being that it is entirely made up erotic art of Craig and Tweek as a gay couple, in poses ranging from innocent to explicit. This shocks everyone, not least Craig and Tweek

Soon
the art being blatantly homosexual.

Soon, everybody in
entire town thinks they're actually a gay couple, and they're so determined to be tolerant that nothing the two boys can say seems to change in love with their minds. own open-minded tolerance that they don't bother listening to Craig and Tweek's protests that they're ''not'' together. The two boys try fighting, only for to have it to be dismissed as a lover's lovers' quarrel. Eventually, Craig formulates a plan for them suggests to Tweek that they 'come out' so that they can and then publicly break up. It doesn't go as he planned though, when Unfortunately, Tweek does a little improvisation acts his part so well that makes he gets everyone's sympathy, leaving Craig look like a cheater - especially since Japanese girls aren't that easily dissuaded from a cute pairing. Will to face the two ever make up and accept it?

scorn of the town.

Meanwhile, Cartman is so concerned about gay boys checking him out that he gets Cupid Me to try and get them together, while Cupid Me just really wants a date with him. The parents of the titular "couple" also have their moments: Tweek's parents are very supportive think a gay son is just the right accessory and give him cash for coming out. And out, while Craig's dad isn't exactly homophobic, finds -- as generally accepting of homosexuality as he still doesn't know how to deal with his own thought he was -- he wasn't ready for ''his'' son being to be gay.

Added DiffLines:

* BrokenAesop: The lesson of distinguishing fantasy from reality is broken by the fact that Tweek and Craig seem to be actually gay in later seasons


* ClosetKey: Tweek and Craig kind of become this ''to each other'' by the end, if not IfItsYouItsOkay.



* IncompatibleOrientation: Cupid-Me likes Cartman, who keeps telling him that he's straight (despite this [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane possibly]] being Cartman's weird way of dealing with his own sexuality). And in the main plot, Tweek and Craig kind of become this ''to each other'' by the end.

to:

* IncompatibleOrientation: Cupid-Me likes Cartman, who keeps telling him that he's straight (despite this [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane possibly]] being Cartman's weird way of dealing with his own sexuality). And in the main plot, Tweek and Craig kind of become this ''to each other'' by the end.


** Averted, since Matt and Trey has confirmed they were an OfficialCouple.

to:

** Averted, since Matt and Trey has confirmed they were an OfficialCouple. It could be explained as them being too new to the concept of male/male relationships to realise that they did in fact swing that way.


* HeReallyCanAct: An InUniverse example; Tweek claims he's a terrible actor and that it's way too much pressure, but with Craig's encouragement, he not only put on an amazing show, but does some improvisation that [[GoneHorriblyRight gets everyone's sympathy at Craig's expense]].

to:

* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: An InUniverse example; Tweek claims he's a terrible actor and that it's way too much pressure, but with Craig's encouragement, he not only put on an amazing show, but does some improvisation that [[GoneHorriblyRight gets everyone's sympathy at Craig's expense]].


After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it - the only complication being that it is entirely made up of Craig and Tweek as a gay couple, some of the art being blatantly homosexual.

to:

After the South Park Elementary Asian community creates [[YaoiFangirl yaoi]] art, Wendy Testaberger gives a cultural presentation on it - the only complication being that it is entirely made up of Craig and Tweek as a gay couple, some of the art being blatantly homosexual.


Added DiffLines:

* FanNickname: The pairing is usually known across fans as Creek. However they're also known as "Passive Top" (Craig) and "Power Bottom" (Tweek).


* ArmouredClosetGay: Craig is heavily implied to be this since his behavior in this episode and [[Recap/SouthParkS21E2PutItDown how he behaves after]] imply that Craig has been repressing his true sexuality and his true feelings for Tweek for a long, long time, which is further implied by WordOfGod from Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone.



** The fact that the Asian Girls are drawing Tweek x Craig yaoi might be a CallBack to [[Recap/SouthParkS3E5TweekVsCraig Tweek Vs. Craig]] as well due to the FoeYayShipping that followed from that episode alone, leading many fans to believe that it was also a case of BelligerentSexualTension.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: ... while at the same time Craig and Tweek thought 'breaking up' would stop people bugging them about their relationship - which they don't, with fan-girls just producing ''more'' art.

to:

* GoneHorriblyWrong: ... while at the same time Craig and Tweek thought 'breaking up' would stop people bugging them about their relationship - which they don't, with fan-girls just producing ''more'' art.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 73

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report