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* DramaticIrony: Kenny also dies in nearly every episode prior to this, yet it is suddenly being treated dead (no pun intended) serious here. Also, unlike his other deaths, where he usually comes back in time for the following episode, this death lasts for the next 17 episodes.


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'''Originally aired''': December 5, 2001

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'''Originally aired''': December 5, 2001
'''Original air date:''' 12/5/2001


* DownerEnding: Kenny dies for real (until the end of season 6, when he returns) and Stan was unable to see him before he died.

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* DownerEnding: Kenny dies for real (until the end of season Season 6, when he returns) and Stan was unable to see him before he died.



* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst, and he returns the next day no worse for the wear. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance, his friends (including [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]]) are completely devastated by it, and his death ''sticks'' up until the season 6 finale.

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* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst, and he returns the next day no worse for the wear. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance, his friends (including [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]]) are completely devastated by it, and his death ''sticks'' up until the season Season 6 finale.



* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: While the comedy is still there in some instances, this is the first episode where the tone is mostly dead serious. While Kenny's deaths were always PlayedForLaughs in previous episodes, this death is played ''completely straight'' and Kenny gets KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season 6.

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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: While the comedy is still there in some instances, this is the first episode where the tone is mostly dead serious. While Kenny's deaths were always PlayedForLaughs in previous episodes, this death is played ''completely straight'' and Kenny gets KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season Season 6.


* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance and his friends (including [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]]) are absolutely devastated by it. When Kenny dies, Stan doesn't react with his usual apathy or shock, but with absolute ''despair'', especially since he missed being there for him in his final moments. Also, while Kenny usually returns the next day no worse for the wear, this time his death ''sticks'', at least until the season 6 finale.

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* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst. worst, and he returns the next day no worse for the wear. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance and circumstance, his friends (including [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]]) are absolutely completely devastated by it. When Kenny dies, Stan doesn't react with his usual apathy or shock, but with absolute ''despair'', especially since he missed being there for him in his final moments. Also, while Kenny usually returns the next day no worse for the wear, this time it, and his death ''sticks'', at least ''sticks'' up until the season 6 finale.


* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance and his friends (including Cartman) are absolutely devastated by it. When Kenny dies, Stan doesn't react with his usual apathy or shock, but with absolute ''despair'', especially since he missed being there for him in his final moments.

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* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance and his friends (including Cartman) [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]]) are absolutely devastated by it. When Kenny dies, Stan doesn't react with his usual apathy or shock, but with absolute ''despair'', especially since he missed being there for him in his final moments. Also, while Kenny usually returns the next day no worse for the wear, this time his death ''sticks'', at least until the season 6 finale.

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* InternalDeconstruction: This episode serves as such in regards to Kenny's deaths. Normally, Kenny gets killed in a very over-the-top fashion, with his friends reacting with mild shock at best and utter apathy at worst. This time, however, Kenny dies from a realistic circumstance and his friends (including Cartman) are absolutely devastated by it. When Kenny dies, Stan doesn't react with his usual apathy or shock, but with absolute ''despair'', especially since he missed being there for him in his final moments.


* DeathOfAChild: Kenny dies from muscular dystrophy. Unlike his other deaths, this one is played straight.



* WhamLine: When Mr. Mackey comes to explain Kenny's predicament to both Stan and Kyle.

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* WhamLine: When the boys are sent to the principal's office, Mr. Mackey comes has this to explain Kenny's predicament say in regards to both Stan and Kyle. Kenny:

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* WhamLine: When Mr. Mackey comes to explain Kenny's predicament to both Stan and Kyle.
-->'''Mr. Mackey:''' Boys, your little friend Kenny went to the hospital last night, m'kay. And, well, he's pretty sick.


* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: This is the first episode where it is rather serious the most part (though the comedy is still there in some instances). While Kenny's deaths were always PlayedForLaughs in previous episodes, this death is played ''completely straight'' and Kenny gets KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season 6.

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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: This is the first episode where it is rather serious the most part (though While the comedy is still there in some instances).instances, this is the first episode where the tone is mostly dead serious. While Kenny's deaths were always PlayedForLaughs in previous episodes, this death is played ''completely straight'' and Kenny gets KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season 6.


* KickTheDog: Cartman decides to use the stem cells to create a duplicate restaurant for himself rather than using them to save Kenny.



* KickTheDog: Cartman decides to use the stem cells to create a duplicate restaurant for himself rather than using them to save Kenny.


* ChildrenAreTenderHearted: When [[LittlestCancerPatient Kenny is terminally ill]], all his friends show varying degrees of concern for him, especially Stan, who can't bring himself to visit Kenny because he can't stand to see Kenny in such a state. Cartman, however, ends up zigzagging this; he weeps over the possibility that Kenny may be KilledOffForReal and initially uses aborted stem cells to save him, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he ends up using the stem cells to build a second Shakey's.]]

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* ChildrenAreTenderHearted: When [[LittlestCancerPatient Kenny is terminally ill]], all his friends show varying degrees of concern for him, especially Stan, who can't bring himself to visit Kenny because he can't stand to see Kenny in such a state. Cartman, however, ends up zigzagging this; he weeps over the possibility that Kenny may be KilledOffForReal and initially uses aborted stem cells to save him, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he ends up using the stem cells to build a second Shakey's.]]Shakey's]].

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* ChildrenAreTenderHearted: When [[LittlestCancerPatient Kenny is terminally ill]], all his friends show varying degrees of concern for him, especially Stan, who can't bring himself to visit Kenny because he can't stand to see Kenny in such a state. Cartman, however, ends up zigzagging this; he weeps over the possibility that Kenny may be KilledOffForReal and initially uses aborted stem cells to save him, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he ends up using the stem cells to build a second Shakey's.]]


* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: This is the first episode where it's mostly without comedy (though it's still there in some instances). While Kenny's deaths beforehand were always PlayedForLaughs, this death is played ''completely straight'' and he gets KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season 6.

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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: This is the first episode where it's mostly without comedy it is rather serious the most part (though it's the comedy is still there in some instances). While Kenny's deaths beforehand were always PlayedForLaughs, PlayedForLaughs in previous episodes, this death is played ''completely straight'' and he Kenny gets KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season 6.


** The episode is rather sad throughout, but it returns to funny when Cartman reveals he actually used the stem cells he collected to make a replicate of Shakey's pizza and then gets attacked by Kyle for it.

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** The episode is rather sad throughout, but it returns to funny when Cartman reveals he actually used the stem cells he collected to make a replicate of Shakey's pizza Pizza and then gets attacked by Kyle for it.

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