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* HardTruthAesop: Being a big corporation does not automatically make a company evil, and that being a small family-owned business does not automatically make it good. While the episode doesn't hesitate to portray the representative for the big corporation as being extremely obnoxious and the small coffee shop owner opposing them as being quite likable and persuasive, it's made clear at the end that big corporations tend to ''get'' big in the first place because they make superior products ("25 percent less raw sewage taste!"), while protectionist laws like the one the small coffee shop owner is lobbying South Park to pass are demonstrated to be a terrible idea and the coffee shop owner himself is revealed to be smarmy, manipulative, and self-serving.


* DrinkOrder: Instead of a coffee, Officer Barbrady's "the usual" at Tweak's consists of being slapped across the face with a brown cat.

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* GroinAttack: Mr. Tweak has ''increasingly'' colorful comparisons for the relative positions of "they" (his corporate competition) and his balls.


* ProperlyParanoid: A twitchy, easily-panicked child swears that gnomes are stealing his underwear... and he's absolutely correct.



** The whole Harbucks plot is also a TakeThat at both sides of the "Corporation and small businesses" argument and shows just how bad both sides can be.

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** The whole Harbucks plot is also a TakeThat at both sides of the "Corporation and "big corporation vs. small businesses" business" argument and shows just how bad both sides can be.be.
** Tweek's coffee habit is a possible jab at ADHD meds, which are indeed stimulants for those who ''don't'' have ADHD (and are often abused for that very reason)

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* DrinkOrder: Instead of a coffee, Officer Barbrady's "the usual" at Tweak's consists of being slapped across the face with a brown cat.


* MissingStepsPlan: The Underpants Gnomes plan to steal underwear and then somehow profit from it. Also the TropeNamer.

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* MissingStepsPlan: The Underpants Gnomes plan to steal underwear and then somehow profit from it. Also the former TropeNamer.


* {{Jerkass}}: Mr. Garrison threatens the boys more than once throughout the episode.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Mr. Garrison threatens the boys more than once throughout the episode.



* TakeThat: Mrs. Tweak says that by trying to use the boys to push their agenda, they're no better than Rob Reiner.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Mrs. Tweak says that by trying to use the boys to push their agenda, they're no better than Rob Reiner.Creator/RobReiner.


** Now we know from ''VideoGame/TheStickOfTruth'' that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, after all the jokes about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.

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** Now we know from ''VideoGame/TheStickOfTruth'' ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, after all the jokes about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.


** Now we know from ''The Stick Of Truth'' that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, after all the jokes about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.

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** Now we know from ''The Stick Of Truth'' ''VideoGame/TheStickOfTruth'' that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, after all the jokes about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.


* GenreSavvy: Mr. Garrison knows the boys couldn't have possibly come up with that report, but he looks the other way because his superiors praise him for the good work the boys did.


* ParentalNeglect: It's hinted that Tweek's parents feeding Tweek lots of coffee is why he's so jittery and they're oblivious to this and just keep feeding him coffee. ''The Stick Of Truth implies he is actually addicted to the meth his parents put in the coffee since Twwek operates the brewing machinery.

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* ParentalNeglect: It's hinted that Tweek's parents feeding Tweek lots of coffee is why he's so jittery and they're oblivious to this and just keep feeding him coffee. ''The Stick Of Truth Truth'' implies he is actually addicted to the meth his parents put in the coffee since Twwek Tweek operates the brewing machinery.


** Now we know from "Stick Of Truth" that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, after all the jokes about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.

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** Now we know from "Stick ''The Stick Of Truth" Truth'' that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, after all the jokes about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.



* ParentalNeglect: It's hinted that Tweek's parents feeding Tweek lots of coffee is why he's so jittery and they're oblivious to this and just keep feeding him coffee.

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* ParentalNeglect: It's hinted that Tweek's parents feeding Tweek lots of coffee is why he's so jittery and they're oblivious to this and just keep feeding him coffee. ''The Stick Of Truth implies he is actually addicted to the meth his parents put in the coffee since Twwek operates the brewing machinery.


** Now we know from the video game that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, from "Stick Of Truth", what with all the jokes about0 Tweeking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.

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** Now we know from the video game "Stick Of Truth" that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, from "Stick Of Truth", what with after all the jokes about0 Tweeking, about Tweaking, and the reaction the boys had to their first try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.


** Now we know from the video game that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, from "Stick Of Truth", what with all the jokes about Tweek's name, Tweakers, and Tweeking, and the reaction the boys had to their first taste of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.

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** Now we know from the video game that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, from "Stick Of Truth", what with all the jokes about Tweek's name, Tweakers, and about0 Tweeking, and the reaction the boys had to their first taste try of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey wanted to pull.pull.
* CassandraTruth: Tweek insists that the Gnomes exist, but nobody believes him and he's increasingly terrified that he's going crazy until the boys see them too.



* MissingStepsPlan: The Underpants Gnomes' plan. Also the TropeNamer.

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* MissingStepsPlan: The Underpants Gnomes' plan.Gnomes plan to steal underwear and then somehow profit from it. Also the TropeNamer.


** Now that we know from the video game that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, it's worth wondering if Matt and Trey just never got around to telling us until recently. It's possible, considering that 'Tweaking' is a slang term for a stage in a Meth 'experience'...

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** Now that we know from the video game that Tweak Bros Coffee is made with locally brewed Meth, from "Stick Of Truth", what with all the jokes about Tweek's name, Tweakers, and Tweeking, and the reaction the boys had to their first taste of Tweak's coffee, and how their coffee has always been terrible but still stays in business, it's worth wondering if possible this was always a joke Matt and Trey just never got around wanted to telling us until recently. It's possible, considering that 'Tweaking' is a slang term for a stage in a Meth 'experience'...pull.

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