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** To Sci-Fi movies, especially ones about genetic engineering.
** Specifically, Cartman does an impression of Karl Childers from Film/SlingBlade in the opening scene.

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** To Sci-Fi movies, especially ones about genetic engineering.
The scene with all the previous Towelies, with one begging to be put out of it's misery, is taken from the same scene in Film/AlienResurrection.
** Specifically, Cartman does an impression of Karl Childers from Film/SlingBlade in the opening scene.


* BlandNameProduct: The "Okama [=GameSphere=]", a pastiche of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, UsefulNotes/Playstation2, and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. The Playstation 2 was originally going to be featured in this episode, but the creators couldn't get Creator/{{Sony}}'s permission.

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* BlandNameProduct: The "Okama [=GameSphere=]", a pastiche of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, UsefulNotes/Playstation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. The Playstation [=PlayStation=] 2 was originally going to be featured in this episode, but the creators couldn't get Creator/{{Sony}}'s permission.


* BlandNameProduct: The "Okama [=GameSphere=]", a pastiche of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube.

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* BlandNameProduct: The "Okama [=GameSphere=]", a pastiche of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, UsefulNotes/Playstation2, and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}. The Playstation 2 was originally going to be featured in this episode, but the creators couldn't get Creator/{{Sony}}'s permission.

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* TakeThat: To Comedy Central, who were and still are willing to commercialize any new character that appears on the show. Towelie was intentionally created to be as stupid and annoying as possible, and the ParodyCommercial listed above is a burn of Comedy Central's rabid merchandising.


* NoPeriodsPeriod: Subverted. Cartman finding a freshly discarded tampon in the trash at Stan's house kicks off the plot. An extremely embarrassed Sharon bribes the boys with Okama GameSphere to get them to drop their questions about it.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Subverted. Cartman finding a freshly discarded tampon in the trash at Stan's house kicks off the plot. An extremely embarrassed Sharon bribes the boys with Okama GameSphere [=GameSphere=] to get them to drop their questions about it.



* RunningGag: The boys are reluctantly dragged into a science fiction plot with Towelie, but only want their GameSphere back. They repeat "Don't care, don't care" as they are repeatedly fed cliche exposition.

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* RunningGag: The boys are reluctantly dragged into a science fiction plot with Towelie, but only want their GameSphere [=GameSphere=] back. They repeat "Don't care, don't care" as they are repeatedly fed cliche exposition.



* SkewedPriorities: The Boys spend the entire episode after their Okama Gamesphere is stolen apathetic to what's going on and just want to get back to playing video games.

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* SkewedPriorities: The Boys spend the entire episode after their Okama Gamesphere [=GameSphere=] is stolen apathetic to what's going on and just want to get back to playing video games.



* TakeAThirdOption: The evil Towlie clone tells Towelie that he has to choose between saving the boys from falling into the acid and getting high. Towelie chooses both by stretching enough to take a puff while holding on to the boys - this also allows the boys to grab the Gamesphere.

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* TakeAThirdOption: The evil Towlie clone tells Towelie that he has to choose between saving the boys from falling into the acid and getting high. Towelie chooses both by stretching enough to take a puff while holding on to the boys - this also allows the boys to grab the Gamesphere.[=GameSphere=].

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Subverted. Cartman finding a freshly discarded tampon in the trash at Stan's house kicks off the plot. An extremely embarrassed Sharon bribes the boys with Okama GameSphere to get them to drop their questions about it.


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* RunningGag: The boys are reluctantly dragged into a science fiction plot with Towelie, but only want their GameSphere back. They repeat "Don't care, don't care" as they are repeatedly fed cliche exposition.
* ShoutOut:
** To Sci-Fi movies, especially ones about genetic engineering.
** Specifically, Cartman does an impression of Karl Childers from Film/SlingBlade in the opening scene.


* AnimateInanimateObject: Towlie is a towel come to life through a government project to create the perfect towel.

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* AnimateInanimateObject: Towlie Towelie is a towel come to life through a government project to create the perfect towel.



* NoYou: Whenever someone calls Towelie out for being a towel, he responds that the accuser is the towel.
* ParodyCommercial: A [[https://southpark.cc.com/clips/152906/towelie-merchandise#source=473fef35-48a7-434c-afc6-207874c7f1a3:603178ce-ecfd-11e0-aca6-0026b9414f30&position=10 commercial]] for Towelie merchandise is shown. Besides the Towelie towel, the customers who like Towelie can get the "I Love Towlie t-shirt" and those who don't can get the "I Hate Towlie t-shirt."

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* NoYou: Whenever someone calls Towelie out for being a towel, he responds that the accuser is the a towel.
* ParodyCommercial: A [[https://southpark.cc.com/clips/152906/towelie-merchandise#source=473fef35-48a7-434c-afc6-207874c7f1a3:603178ce-ecfd-11e0-aca6-0026b9414f30&position=10 commercial]] for Towelie merchandise is shown. Besides the Towelie towel, the customers who like Towelie can get the "I Love Towlie Towelie t-shirt" and those who don't can get the "I Hate Towlie Towelie t-shirt."



* TakeAThirdOption: The evil Towlie clone tells Towlie that he has to choose between saving the boys from falling into the acid and getting high. Towelie chooses both by stretching enough to take a puff while holding on to the boys.

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* TakeAThirdOption: The evil Towlie clone tells Towlie Towelie that he has to choose between saving the boys from falling into the acid and getting high. Towelie chooses both by stretching enough to take a puff while holding on to the boys.boys - this also allows the boys to grab the Gamesphere.



* TorturedMonster: A failed Towlie clone can only say "kill me."

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* TorturedMonster: A failed Towlie Towelie clone can only say "kill me."

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* SkewedPriorities: The Boys spend the entire episode after their Okama Gamesphere is stolen apathetic to what's going on and just want to get back to playing video games.

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Kenny falls into an acid pit and dies. Kyle is more worried about the boys' [=GameSphere=].


'''Air date''': August 8, 2001

The boys can't stop playing their new Okama [=GameSphere=] until they find it missing one day. To get it back, they must bring an animated, drug smoking towel to the government and become involved in a feud between paramilitaries and aliens.

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'''Air date''': '''Original airdate''': August 8, 2001

The boys can't stop playing their new Okama [=GameSphere=] until they find it missing one day. To get it back, they must bring an animated, drug smoking anthropomorphic [[TheStoner pothead]] towel to the government and become involved in a feud between paramilitaries and aliens.

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'''Air date''': August 8, 2001

The boys can't stop playing their new Okama [=GameSphere=] until they find it missing one day. To get it back, they must bring an animated, drug smoking towel to the government and become involved in a feud between paramilitaries and aliens.
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!"Towelie" contains examples of:
* AnimateInanimateObject: Towlie is a towel come to life through a government project to create the perfect towel.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: The military is destroying all towels to stem the threat posed by Towelie. Mr. Garrison is getting out of the shower in a ModestyTowel when the soldiers storm in and rip it off. He assumes that they're going to rape him and cries out, "Oh alright, have your way with me if you must! Go on, fulfill you sick pleasures! "... and is immensely disappointed when they leave once the towel's destroyed.
* BlandNameProduct: The "Okama [=GameSphere=]", a pastiche of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube.
* BrakeAngrily: The {{Trope Namer|s}}. When Towelie won't reveal where the [=GameSphere=] is because he is getting high, Stan tells Kenny to brake angrily to prove that finding it is SeriousBusiness.
* NoYou: Whenever someone calls Towelie out for being a towel, he responds that the accuser is the towel.
* ParodyCommercial: A [[https://southpark.cc.com/clips/152906/towelie-merchandise#source=473fef35-48a7-434c-afc6-207874c7f1a3:603178ce-ecfd-11e0-aca6-0026b9414f30&position=10 commercial]] for Towelie merchandise is shown. Besides the Towelie towel, the customers who like Towelie can get the "I Love Towlie t-shirt" and those who don't can get the "I Hate Towlie t-shirt."
* SubvertedCatchphrase: When Kenny falls into the acid pit, Kyle remarks "Oh my god... our [=GameSphere=]!"
* TakeAThirdOption: The evil Towlie clone tells Towlie that he has to choose between saving the boys from falling into the acid and getting high. Towelie chooses both by stretching enough to take a puff while holding on to the boys.
* TorturedMonster: A failed Towlie clone can only say "kill me."
* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000: The boys are addicted to the game ''[[https://live.staticflickr.com/3092/2791004064_fc1a30c948_z.jpg Thirst for Blood]]''. The screen shows two monsters fighting.
-->'''Stan''': Dude, I just cut off your face and ate it!\\
'''Cartman''': That's... so... cool!

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