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* KickTheDog: Cartman decides to use the stem cells to build a new Shakey's rather than to use them to save Kenny.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Stan can't bear to see Kenny in the hospital and by the time he is ready to see him, [[TearJerker Kenny is gone]].

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* KickTheDog: Cartman decides to use the stem cells to build a new Shakey's rather than to use using them to save Kenny.Kenny's life.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Stan can't bear to see Kenny in the hospital hospital, and by the time he is ready to see him, [[TearJerker Kenny is gone]].

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* KickTheDog: Cartman decides to use the stem cells to build a new Shakey's rather than to use them to save Kenny.


* HopeSpot: Stan finally works up the courage to see Kenny, goes into the hospital exuberantly, proudly holding a gift in his hand. Patients and doctors everywhere congratulate him on getting over his funk. Then he enters the room and...sees the bed is empty, is told that Kenny passed on, and that his final words were "Where's Stan?"

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* HopeSpot: Stan finally works up the courage to see Kenny, goes into the hospital exuberantly, proudly holding a gift in his hand. Patients and doctors everywhere congratulate him on getting over his funk. Then he enters the room and... sees the bed is empty, is told that Kenny passed on, and that his final words were "Where's Stan?"


* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Stan at the end when he realizes it's too late to see Kenny, since the latter is already gone.



* 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 KilledOffReal, at least until the end of season 6.

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* 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 KilledOffReal, KilledOffForReal, at least until the end of season 6.


-->'''Stan:''' No! This can't happen! Kenny can't die! Kenny can't die!!

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-->'''Stan:''' No! This can't happen! Kenny can't die! Kenny can't die!!die!!
* YankTheDogsChain: With the help of Chef, Stan finally musters the courage to meet with Kenny... only to find his hospital room empty.


* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Stan can't bear to see Kenny in the hospital and by the time he is ready to see him, [[TearJerker Kenny is gone.]]

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* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Stan can't bear to see Kenny in the hospital and by the time he is ready to see him, [[TearJerker Kenny is gone.]] gone]].


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* 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 KilledOffReal, at least until the end of season 6.
-->'''Stan:''' Did [Kenny] say anything before he went?\\
'''Kyle:''' He just said, "Where's Stan?"


'''Air date''': December 5, 2001

Kenny's RunningGag gets PlayedForDrama as he's put in the hospital for a muscular disorder that may kill him. Cartman is determined to get the government to remove the ban on stem cells.

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

Kenny's RunningGag gets is PlayedForDrama as when he's put in the hospital for a muscular disorder terminal disease that may kill him. Cartman is determined to get the government to remove the ban on stem cells.cells to save his friend's life.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Kenny dies. Simple as that.



* GodIsEvil: Chef explains to Stan that God takes those closest to us, because it makes him feel better about himself. He is a very vengeful God and tears give God his great power.

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* GodIsEvil: Chef explains to Stan that God takes those closest to us, us because it makes him feel better about himself. He is a very vengeful God himself, and that tears are what give God him his great power.



* RunningGagged: This was the last time that Kenny was killed off OncePerEpisode since the series began.
* SandInMyEyes: Cartman denies he was crying and claims there is something in the air.

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* RunningGagged: This was the last time that Kenny was killed off OncePerEpisode since the series began. \n He would occasionally be killed after his return, but his deaths were limited to once or twice per season.
* SandInMyEyes: Cartman denies that he was crying and claims says there is something in the air.



* TheyKilledKennyAgain: The last time it becomes a RunningGag, except it wasn't [[PlayedForDrama treated like one]].
* WaxingLyrical: Cartman appears before Congress, and after making his speech, says "I'm not the best speaker. Maybe I can put it best in the words of a timeless song." He then proceeds to lead them in "Heat of the Moment."

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: The last time it becomes it's used as a RunningGag, except it wasn't [[PlayedForDrama treated like one]].
* WaxingLyrical: Cartman appears before Congress, and after making his speech, says "I'm not the best speaker.speaker in the world. Maybe I can put it best in the words of a timeless song." He then proceeds to lead them in "Heat by singing Asia's "The Heat of the Moment."

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* HopeSpot: Stan finally works up the courage to see Kenny, goes into the hospital exuberantly, proudly holding a gift in his hand. Patients and doctors everywhere congratulate him on getting over his funk. Then he enters the room and...sees the bed is empty, is told that Kenny passed on, and that his final words were "Where's Stan?"

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* ChekhovsGag: Early in the episode, when Cartman is told how stem cells could be used to replicate any adjacent cell in the body, he wonders aloud if he could replicate his own Shakey's Pizza that way. The episode ends with him indeed creating his own Shakey's using stem cells.

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* ShoutOut: The beginning of the episode features a brief nod to Series/TheBennyHillShow.

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: The last time it becomes a RunningGag, except it wasn't [[PlayedForDrama treated like one]].


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Cartman asked about stem cells possibly clone a restaurant (Shakey's Pizza Place), while claiming to use them to save Kenny's life. At the end of the episode, a clones Shakey's Pizza Place using the aborted fetuses that he had found.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Cartman asked about stem cells possibly clone a restaurant (Shakey's Pizza Place), while claiming to use them to save Kenny's life. At the end of the episode, a he clones Shakey's Pizza Place using the aborted fetuses that he had found.


* {{Foreshadowing:}} Cartman asked about stem cells possibly clone a restaurant (Shakey's Pizza Place), while claiming to use them to save Kenny's life. At the end of the episode, a clones Shakey's Pizza Place using the aborted fetuses that he had found.

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* {{Foreshadowing:}} {{Foreshadowing}}: Cartman asked about stem cells possibly clone a restaurant (Shakey's Pizza Place), while claiming to use them to save Kenny's life. At the end of the episode, a clones Shakey's Pizza Place using the aborted fetuses that he had found.

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