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* FanDisservice: The massive, ''massive'' gay orgy is enough to put anyone off sex forever.

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* NewAgeRetroHippie: The Aging Hippie Liberal Douche.


* InsaneTrollLogic: Chet, a redneck suggested exacerbating GlobalWarming as a method to quicken humanity's extinction and they could do so by polluting more. Chet's attempts to connect global warming to an ice age made absolutely no sense and was comically inaccurate which is what made Darryl shoot down his idea. Even so, Chet's idea most likely would have only ''sped'' up the Goobacks' poverty-ridden future into happening sooner.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Chet, a redneck suggested exacerbating GlobalWarming ClimateChange as a method to quicken humanity's extinction and they could do so by polluting more. Chet's attempts to connect global warming to an ice age made absolutely no sense and was comically inaccurate which is what made Darryl shoot down his idea. Even so, Chet's idea most likely would have only ''sped'' up the Goobacks' poverty-ridden future into happening sooner.


* RippleEffectIndicator: The people from the future start fading away once people work for a better future, at least until they realize that is was in fact "gayer than all the men getting in a big pile and having sex with each other". Thus, the real reason that the future people disappear is because humanity goes extinct due to everyone turning gay.

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* RippleEffectIndicator: The people from the future start fading away once people work for a better future, at least until they realize that is was in fact "gayer than all the men getting in a big pile and having sex with each other". Thus, the real reason that the future people disappear is because humanity goes extinct due to everyone turning gay.


* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Darryl Weathers claims that ''all'' scientific data disproves the existence of global warming, even though in real life most scientists including U.S. scientists defend global warming is real. Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the show's creators) didn't believe in GlobalWarming [[Recap/SouthParkS22E6TimeToGetCereal at the time]] this episode aired. Though Darryl being portrayed as simple-minded idiot along with the Gooback's original timeline suffering from environmental degradation made the said portrayal either as a jab or support of their then-denial. There's also just enough ambiguity in the scene to take it as actually being a jab at the predictions of rapid, extreme climate change that had been popularized by the then-recent film ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', which climate change proponents will readily admit is an absurd exaggeration of even the worst-case scenario.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} A group of people bypass the United States' standard immigration procedures to take menial jobs that will provide their families back home with enough money to live but cause several citizens to become unemployed because they undercut them by offering to work for less pay]].

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} A group of people bypass the United States' standard immigration procedures to take menial jobs that will provide their families back home with enough money to live but cause several citizens to become unemployed because they undercut them by offering to work for less pay]].pay.

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* TheStoic: None of the future people ever change their neutral expression, which makes the sight of a group of them showing off the hydraulics of their futuristic hovering lowrider to the boys [[TheComicallySerious even funnier]].


* FantasticSlur: Everyone who hates the time travelers begins referring them as "Goobacks" due to the purple goo they have on them when they emerge from the time portal.

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* FantasticSlur: Everyone who hates the time travelers begins referring them as "Goobacks" due to the purple goo they have on them when they emerge from the time portal. It also serves as a pun for the fact that they've gone back in time.


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Randy. He supports the future people coming to the present, ignores the grievances of those who lost their jobs, and punishes his son for calling them "Goobacks," but the second he loses ''his'' job to a time immigrant, he becomes the rednecks' de facto spokesman.


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* NoEnding: The issue of the time travelers and the growing unemployment in South Park is never resolved. The people decide that working for a better future is too "gay" and elect to go back into the gay orgy that previously wasn't having any effect. Everything is inexplicably back to normal by the next episode.


* RippleEffectIndicator: The people from the future start fading away once people work for a better future.

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* RippleEffectIndicator: The people from the future start fading away once people work for a better future.future, at least until they realize that is was in fact "gayer than all the men getting in a big pile and having sex with each other". Thus, the real reason that the future people disappear is because humanity goes extinct due to everyone turning gay.


* AnAesop: Basically, entire episode goes with TakeAThirdOption on the issues on illegal immigration by improving their livelihood of their home countries, which is portrayed by the town's attempt to reduce pollution through green energy and recycling, would prevent the Goobacks/illegal immigrants from leaving in the first place rather than falling into fallacies of "kick them all out" or "let them stay".

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* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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Basically, entire episode goes with TakeAThirdOption on the issues on illegal immigration by improving their livelihood of their home countries, which is portrayed by the town's attempt to reduce pollution through green energy and recycling, would prevent the Goobacks/illegal immigrants from leaving in the first place rather than falling into fallacies of "kick them all out" or "let them stay".stay".
** The last few minutes has its own Aesop, making a song about how you should think about the present and work for a better tomorrow, or else the future will face the consequences.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A group of people bypass the United States' standard immigration procedures to take menial jobs that will provide their families back home with enough money to live but cause several citizens to become unemployed because they undercut them by offering to work for less pay.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} A group of people bypass the United States' standard immigration procedures to take menial jobs that will provide their families back home with enough money to live but cause several citizens to become unemployed because they undercut them by offering to work for less pay.pay]].


* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Darryl Weathers claims that ''all'' scientific data disproves the existence of global warming, even though in real life most scientists including U.S. scientists defend global warming is real. Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the show's creators) didn't believe in GlobalWarming [[Recap/SouthParkS22E6TimeToGetCereal at the time]] this episode aired. Though Darryl being portrayed as simple-minded idiot along with the Gooback's original timeline suffering from environmental degradation made the said portrayal either as a jab or support of their then-denial.

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* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Darryl Weathers claims that ''all'' scientific data disproves the existence of global warming, even though in real life most scientists including U.S. scientists defend global warming is real. Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the show's creators) didn't believe in GlobalWarming [[Recap/SouthParkS22E6TimeToGetCereal at the time]] this episode aired. Though Darryl being portrayed as simple-minded idiot along with the Gooback's original timeline suffering from environmental degradation made the said portrayal either as a jab or support of their then-denial. There's also just enough ambiguity in the scene to take it as actually being a jab at the predictions of rapid, extreme climate change that had been popularized by the then-recent film ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', which climate change proponents will readily admit is an absurd exaggeration of even the worst-case scenario.

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* SpeakingSimlish: The people from the future speak a grunt-like language that is described as a combination of all world languages.


* BadFuture: Apparently, an OverpopulationCrisis will be the fate of America 1,000 years into the future.



* FantasticRacism: Everyone who hates the time travelers begins referring them as "Goobacks" due to the purple goo they have on them when they emerge from the time portal.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticSlur: Everyone who hates the time travelers begins referring them as "Goobacks" due to the purple goo they have on them when they emerge from the time portal.



* GoodIsBoring: After Stan has his GoldenMoment, the town begins to focus on clean energy and repairing the environment in order to make the future decent enough for the Goobacks to not have a reason to go back in time. While it proves to work, Stan decides that the act of doing so is "even gayer than the gay orgy" idea, which they quickly fall back on.

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* GoodIsBoring: After Stan has his GoldenMoment, the town begins to focus on clean energy and repairing the environment in order to make the future decent enough for the Goobacks to not have a reason to go back in time. While it [[GreenAesop proves to work, work]], Stan decides that the act of doing so is "even gayer than the gay orgy" idea, which they quickly fall back on.



* OverpopulationCrisis: Apparently, this will be the fate of America 1,000 years into the future.

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* StrawCharacter: The hippie liberal and the redneck spokesman.

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* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit: The people from the future don't earn much in the present but it's worth it due to the effects of compound interest.


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* OverpopulationCrisis: Apparently, this will be the fate of America 1,000 years into the future.
* PunctuationShaker: Heavily present in the gooback-language.


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* RippleEffectIndicator: The people from the future start fading away once people work for a better future.

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