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* {{Foil}}: Cartman and Heidi serve as this to Tweek and Craig. Cartman only cares about himself and uses suicide threats to keep from losing his (unhealthy) relationship with Heidi, while Craig and Tweek's argument doesn't stop them from working together to get Tweek's emotions back under control.

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* {{Foil}}: Cartman and Heidi serve as this to Tweek and Craig. Cartman only cares about himself and uses suicide threats to keep from losing his (unhealthy) relationship with Heidi, while Craig is genuinely trying to help Tweek overcome his panic and Tweek's argument doesn't stop them from working together is unsuccessful only because he's not sure how to get Tweek's emotions back under control.do it.



* GilliganCut: After Heidi shows Stan the voicemail where Cartman threatened to kill himself, she asks him not to let anyone else know about it. Stan tells her he won't, but then it cuts to him playing the message for Kyle, Kenny, Butters, Token, and Jimmy in the bathroom while they all laugh.

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* GilliganCut: After Heidi shows Stan the a voicemail where Cartman threatened to kill himself, she himself and asks him not to let anyone else know about it. tell anyone. The next scene, Stan tells her he won't, but then it cuts to him is playing the message for Kyle, Kenny, Butters, Token, and Jimmy in the bathroom while they all laugh.bathroom, to much laughter.



* InelegantBlubbering: Cartman's voicemail to Heidi consists of him utterly bawling to her and making empty threats that he's going to take his life unless she takes him back. Kyle even remarks that Cartman sounds like a dying pig.

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* InelegantBlubbering: Cartman's voicemail to Heidi consists of him utterly bawling to at her and making empty threats that he's going to take his life kill himself unless she takes him back. Kyle even remarks that Cartman sounds like a dying pig.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Cartman openly admits his suicide awareness is only to keep him from killing himself not other students. He also gets back together with Heidi due to his crippling need for attention.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Cartman openly admits his suicide that he wants a Suicide Awareness event to raise awareness is only to keep him from killing himself not about ''his'' suicidal threats (he accuses other students.suicidal students of trying to steal his spotlight). He also gets back together with Heidi due to his crippling need for attention.



* KickTheDog: Garrison repeatedly escalates the situation with North Korea, and encourages them to threaten Tweek, knowing full well his former student's [[NervousWreck personality]], and there [[ForTheEvulz doesn't seem to be any reason for him to do this]].

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* KickTheDog: Garrison repeatedly escalates the situation with North Korea, Korea and encourages them uses Tweek's name to threaten Tweek, antagonize Kim Jong-un, knowing full well his former student's [[NervousWreck personality]], and there personality]]. [[ForTheEvulz He doesn't seem to be get any reason benefit]] -- [[KarmaHoudini or suffer any consequences]] -- for him to do this]].his grandstanding.


Tweek is anxious over the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea. Craig suggests he send a pacifying gift of cupcakes to Kim Jong-un instead of uselessly fretting. The gesture actually seems to charm the dictator... until President Garrison starts goading North Korea over Twitter with threats and insults that explicitly mention Tweek. He [[FreakOut reacts as you'd expect]], and Craig's attempts to calm him down only upset him further.

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Tweek is anxious panicking over the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea. Craig suggests he send a pacifying gift of cupcakes to Kim Jong-un instead of uselessly fretting. The gesture actually seems to charm the dictator... until President Garrison starts goading North Korea over Twitter with threats and insults that explicitly mention Tweek. He [[FreakOut reacts as you'd expect]], and Craig's attempts to calm him down only upset him further.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: Kids getting run over by cars driven by distracted drivers? Horrifying. Kids getting run over by bumper cars and suddenly-derailing track-bound cars driven by distracted drivers? Hilarious.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Kids getting run over by cars driven by distracted drivers? Horrifying. Kids getting run over by bumper cars and suddenly-derailing track-bound cars ''bumper cars'' driven by distracted drivers? Hilarious.



* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Craig tries to do this when Tweek says his favorite ride is the Ferris wheel, but Tweek is too distracted by Garrison's tweets to enjoy it.

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* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Craig tries to do this when Tweek says his favorite ride is the Ferris ferris wheel, but Tweek is too distracted by Garrison's tweets to enjoy it.



** Cartman claims to his friends that Heidi threatened to kill herself unless they got back together, acting like she should be ashamed for doing so. But when it's revealed that he was the one to make that threat, he immediately demands sympathy for his actions.
** When Cartman hears that actual suicidal youngsters have been gaining support from his campaign, he immediately claims that they're "just trying to get attention", which is exactly what he is doing.

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** Cartman claims to his friends that Heidi threatened to kill herself unless they got back together, acting like she should be ashamed for doing so. resorting to such dirty tricks. But when it's revealed that he ''he'' was the one to make that threat, he immediately demands sympathy for his actions.
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** When Cartman hears that actual suicidal youngsters have been gaining support from come forward because of his campaign, he immediately claims is irate that they're "just trying "trying to get attention", which is even though that's exactly what he is doing.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Tweek is right to be paranoid at the amusement park. Not because North Korea is going to launch a missile at him there, but because some dumbasses can't keep their phones down while on the car-themed rides.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Tweek is right to be paranoid scared at the amusement park. Not because North Korea is going to launch a missile at him there, but because some dumbasses can't keep their phones down while on the car-themed rides.



* SpaceWhaleAesop: The ending song delivers the message that if you are elected President of the USA, you should put away your phone in case you start tweeting and people get distracted by your posts while they are driving and hit people.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: The ending song delivers the message that if you are elected President of the USA, you should put away your phone in case you start tweeting and people get distracted by your posts while they are driving and hit people.driving.


Meanwhile, Cartman wants attention after his threats of suicide are met with laughter, but the PC Principal refuses to allow him a Suicide Prevention shindig when it's already Distracted Driving Awareness week. Indeed, drivers are already being distracted by Garrison's Tweets, to horrific results. When Cartman tries to preempt a memorial service for the slain students, Heidi tells him not to interrupt the others' grief. This inspires Craig, who is finally able to help Tweek work through his panic and plan a course of action.

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Meanwhile, Cartman wants attention after his threats of suicide are met with laughter, but the PC Principal refuses to allow him a Suicide Prevention shindig when it's already Distracted Driving Awareness week. Indeed, drivers are already being distracted by Garrison's Tweets, tweets, to horrific results. When Cartman tries to preempt a memorial service for the slain students, Heidi tells him not to interrupt the others' grief. This inspires Craig, who is finally able to help Tweek work through his panic and plan a course of action.



* AttentionWhore: Cartman tries to get as much attention as he can for his suicide awareness act, even trying to steal focus away from the students trying to raise awareness for the very real issue of distracted driving.

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* AttentionWhore: AttentionWhore:
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Cartman tries to get as much attention as he can for his suicide awareness act, even trying to steal focus away from the students trying to raise awareness for the very real issue of distracted driving.driving.
** President Garrison, apparently envious that Tweek got attention for his cupcakes, starts name-dropping him in incendiary tweets aimed at Kim Jong-un.



* CharacterDevelopment: While PC Principal used to bend over backwards in order to make Cartman feel good, here he's shown to be somewhat fed up with his complaints and only offers a few reasonable resources instead of the long list of extravagant props Cartman wants for his show.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Kids getting run over by cars driven by distracted drivers? Horrifying. Kids getting run over by bumper-cars and suddenly derailing track-bound cars driven by distracted drivers? Hilarious.

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* CharacterDevelopment: While PC Principal used to bend over backwards in order to make Cartman feel good, better, here he's shown to be somewhat fed up with his complaints and only offers a few reasonable resources instead of the long list of extravagant props Cartman wants for his show.
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Kids getting run over by cars driven by distracted drivers? Horrifying. Kids getting run over by bumper-cars bumper cars and suddenly derailing suddenly-derailing track-bound cars driven by distracted drivers? Hilarious.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Mr Garrison's name is never actually said during the episode. Everyone just refers to him as "The President".

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Mr Mr. Garrison's name is never actually said during the episode. Everyone just refers to him as "The "the President".



* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Craig tries to do this when Tweek says his favorite ride is the ferris wheel, but Tweek is too distracted by Garrison's tweets to enjoy it.
* {{Foil}}: Cartman & Heidi serve as this to Tweek & Craig. Cartman only cares about himself and uses the threat of killing himself to keep Heidi with him despite their issues driving them further apart. While Tweek & Craig, despite fighting, work through Tweek's issues together realizing they were both being selfish.

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* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Craig tries to do this when Tweek says his favorite ride is the ferris Ferris wheel, but Tweek is too distracted by Garrison's tweets to enjoy it.
* {{Foil}}: Cartman & and Heidi serve as this to Tweek & and Craig. Cartman only cares about himself and uses the threat of killing himself suicide threats to keep Heidi from losing his (unhealthy) relationship with him despite their issues driving them further apart. While Tweek & Craig, despite fighting, work through Heidi, while Craig and Tweek's issues argument doesn't stop them from working together realizing they were both being selfish.to get Tweek's emotions back under control.



* HopeSpot: North Korea liked Tweek's cupcakes to the point of making their own, but the situation isn't diffused for long thanks to Garrison.

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* HopeSpot: North Korea liked Tweek's cupcakes to the point of making their own, but the situation isn't diffused defused for long thanks to Garrison.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Tweek is right to be paranoid at the amusement park. Not because North Korea is going to launch a missile at him there, but because some dumbasses can't keep their phones down while on the car themed rides.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Tweek is right to be paranoid at the amusement park. Not because North Korea is going to launch a missile at him there, but because some dumbasses can't keep their phones down while on the car themed car-themed rides.



* SpaceWhaleAesop: The ending song preaches the message that if you are elected President of the US, you should stop tweeting so that people driving won't get distracted by your posts and accidentally run over people.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: The ending song preaches delivers the message that if you are elected President of the US, USA, you should stop put away your phone in case you start tweeting so that and people driving won't get distracted by your posts while they are driving and accidentally run over people.hit people.
* SpoofAesop: "If at any time you find yourself being President today, put down your mobile device."



** Also one to people trying to argue or 'reason' someone out of anxiety or depression.

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** Also one to To people trying to argue or 'reason' someone out of anxiety or depression.


Tweek is anxious over the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea. Craig suggests he send a pacifying gift of cupcakes to Kim Jong Un rather than uselessly fretting. The gesture actually seems to charm the dictator... until President Garrison starts goading North Korea over Twitter with threats and insults that explicitly mention Tweek. Our jittery blond reacts as you'd expect a 10-year-old NervousWreck to do with a nation's nuclear arsenal aimed at him, and Craig's attempts to calm him down only upset him further.

Meanwhile, Cartman wants attention after his threats of suicide are met with laughter, but the PC Principal refuses to allow him a Suicide Prevention shindig when it's already Distracted Driver Awareness week. Indeed, drivers are already being distracted by Garrison's Tweets, to horrific results. When Cartman tries to preempt a memorial service for the slain students, Heidi tells him not to interrupt the others' grief. This inspires Craig, who is finally able to help Tweek work through his panic and plan a course of action.

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Tweek is anxious over the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea. Craig suggests he send a pacifying gift of cupcakes to Kim Jong Un rather than Jong-un instead of uselessly fretting. The gesture actually seems to charm the dictator... until President Garrison starts goading North Korea over Twitter with threats and insults that explicitly mention Tweek. Our jittery blond He [[FreakOut reacts as you'd expect a 10-year-old NervousWreck to do with a nation's nuclear arsenal aimed at him, expect]], and Craig's attempts to calm him down only upset him further.

Meanwhile, Cartman wants attention after his threats of suicide are met with laughter, but the PC Principal refuses to allow him a Suicide Prevention shindig when it's already Distracted Driver Driving Awareness week. Indeed, drivers are already being distracted by Garrison's Tweets, to horrific results. When Cartman tries to preempt a memorial service for the slain students, Heidi tells him not to interrupt the others' grief. This inspires Craig, who is finally able to help Tweek work through his panic and plan a course of action.



* {{Bookends}}: The episode begins and ends with Tweek playing a song on the piano in the school auditorium. While the first is a panicked mess about North Korea, the second is an uplifting song about not looking at your phone while driving or [[ItMakesSenseInContext being a president]].

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* {{Bookends}}: The episode begins and ends with Tweek playing a song on the piano in the school auditorium. While the first is a panicked mess about North Korea, the second is an uplifting song about not looking at using your phone while driving or [[ItMakesSenseInContext being a president]].President of the United States]].



** Also one to people using logic to act condescending instead of empathetic.

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** Also one to people using logic trying to act condescending instead argue or 'reason' someone out of empathetic.anxiety or depression.

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Tweek is anxious over the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea. Craig suggests he send a pacifying gift of cupcakes to Kim Jong Un rather than uselessly fretting. The gesture actually seems to charm the dictator... until President Garrison starts goading North Korea over Twitter with threats and insults that explicitly mention Tweek. Our jittery blond reacts as you'd expect a 10-year-old NervousWreck to do with a nation's nuclear arsenal aimed at him, and Craig's attempts to calm him down only upset him further.

Meanwhile, Cartman wants attention after his threats of suicide are met with laughter, but the PC Principal refuses to allow him a Suicide Prevention shindig when it's already Distracted Driver Awareness week. Indeed, drivers are already being distracted by Garrison's Tweets, to horrific results. When Cartman tries to preempt a memorial service for the slain students, Heidi tells him not to interrupt the others' grief. This inspires Craig, who is finally able to help Tweek work through his panic and plan a course of action.

They stage a motivational number about the dangers of using one's phone while behind... the desk of the Oval Office. At the end, our troubled OfficialCouple smile and hold hands -- only to be cut off by Cartman dramatically announcing that he's decided not to commit suicide after all.

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* InelegantBlubbering: Cartman's voicemail to Heidi consists of him utterly bawling to her and making empty threats that he's going to take his life unless she takes him back. Kyle even remarks that Cartman sounds like a dying pig.


* BullyingADragon: Garrison constantly taunts North Korea with petty insults, despite knowing what kind of weaponry they have.

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* BullyingADragon: Garrison constantly taunts North Korea with petty and ''horrifically'' racist insults, despite knowing what kind of weaponry they have.


* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Kenny died from getting run over offscreen.

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Kenny died from getting run over offscreen.offscreen, marking the first time he has died since Season 17.


* ADayInTheLimelight: Tweek and Craig are the subject of the A-Plot.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Tweek and Craig are the subject of the A-Plot.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Mr Garrison's name is never actually said during the episode. Everyone just refers to him as "The President".



* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Craig tries to do this when Tweek says his favorite ride is the ferris wheel, but Tweek is too distracted by Garrison's tweets to enjoy it.



* GreaterScopeVillain: While Mr. Garrison never appears in person nor has any lines, its his tweets that drives the whole plot of this episode.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: GreaterScopeVillain:
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While Mr. Garrison never appears in person nor has any lines, its it's his tweets that drives drive the whole plot of this episode.



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Garrison apparently learned nothing from the previous season and remains the only member of Season 20's BigBadEnsemble to still be an active threat.
* HiddenDepths: Tweek is shown to be a good piano player when he's not freaking out. He's also at least decent at baking.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Mr Garrison's name is never actually said during the episode. Everyone just refers to him as "The President".
* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Craig tries to do this when Tweek says his favorite ride is the ferris wheel, but Tweek is too distracted by Garrison's tweets to enjoy it.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Garrison apparently learned nothing from the previous season and remains the only member of Season 20's BigBadEnsemble to still be an active threat.
* HiddenDepths: Tweek is shown to be a good piano player when he's not freaking out. He's also at least decent at baking.



* LackOfEmpathy: Cartman's only concern of the children getting killed by the distracted drivers is how much this will take away from his suicide awareness act.



* LackOfEmpathy: Cartman's only concern of the children getting killed by the distracted drivers is how much this will take away from his suicide awareness act.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Tweek is right to be paranoid at the amusement park. Not because North Korea is going to launch a missle at him there, but because some dumbasses can't keep their phones down while on the car themed rides.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Tweek is right to be paranoid at the amusement park. Not because North Korea is going to launch a missle missile at him there, but because some dumbasses can't keep their phones down while on the car themed rides.



*** Also to those who who blame Donald Trump for things he's not even at fault for. Mr. Garrison is blamed at the end for the distracted drivers hitting people rather than, the people who can't stay off their phone and watch the road
*** This is also could be considered a take that to how much Trump tweets.
** Hillary Clinton is among those who takes the pledge not to use Twitter if elected, to which the background music chants "NO ONE CARES".

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*** Also to ** To those who who blame Donald Trump for things he's not even at fault for. Mr. Garrison is blamed at the end for the distracted drivers hitting people rather than, the people who can't stay off their phone and watch the road
*** This is also could be considered a take that to
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** To
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** Hillary Clinton is among those who takes take the pledge not to use Twitter if elected, to which the background music chants "NO ONE CARES".

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**** This is also could be considered a take that to how much Trump tweets.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Kids getting run over by cars driven by distracted drivers? Horrifying. Kids getting run over by bumper-cars and suddenly derailing track-bound cars driven by distracted drivers? Hilarious.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: Kids getting run over by cars driven by distracted drivers? Horrifying. Kids getting run over by bumper-cars and suddenly derailing track-bound cars driven by distracted drivers? Hilarious.


** To Trump's deliberate brinksmanship, the clickbait "news" sites that report on it, and the people who are expecting the worst from it.

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** To Trump's deliberate brinksmanship, brinkmanship, the clickbait "news" sites that report on it, and the people who are expecting the worst from it.


* EvilVersusEvil: President Garrison vs. Kim Jong-un.

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* EvilVersusEvil: President Garrison (South Park's equivalent of Donald Trump) vs. Kim Jong-un.

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* EvilVersusEvil: President Garrison vs. Kim Jong-un.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: If you pause at the right time, you can read the articles Tweek scrolls past until he reaches the cupcake response.

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