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* Cartman crying for his mom while in juvenile hall.

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* Cartman crying for his mom while in juvenile hall.
hall. While any other episode before and since would have Cartman crying just to manipulate someone, his crying in this scene is actually geniune, possibly making it the only time where Cartman actually shown to have any sort of sensitivity.


* [[BittersweetEnding The fact that while Troll Trace is gone]], the Member Berries still have their spot in the White House with a still out-of-control President Garrison. Gerald [[KarmaHoudini got away with everything]], except now, it is likely that [[BrokenPedestal Kyle and Ike have lost all respect for their dad, being the only ones who know the truth]]. The gender wars at school are also likely to continue for the indefinite future now that no one will ever find out who skankhunt42 really was, though there is a spark of hope, since Kyle can expose Gerald at any time. Oh, and Cartman may be reverting back to his old ways without Heidi knowing.

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* [[BittersweetEnding The fact that while Troll Trace is gone]], the Member Berries still have their spot in the White House with a still out-of-control President Garrison. Gerald [[KarmaHoudini got away with everything]], except now, it is likely that [[BrokenPedestal Kyle and Ike have lost all respect for their dad, being the only ones who know the truth]]. The gender wars at school are also likely to continue for the indefinite future now that no one will ever find out who skankhunt42 really was, though there is a spark of hope, since Kyle can expose Gerald at any time. Oh, and Cartman may be reverting back to his old ways without Heidi knowing. However, we learn through "Phone Destroyer" that somehow Gerald [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty HAS been exposed as Skankhunt]] and lost the respect of everyone in town.



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* After repeated failed attempts to disapline the kids, Ms Choksondik instead compassionately reasons with their desire to return to the Third Grade, pointing out that while there are always times we'd like to return to in the past, what is the need if we already enjoyed them, and that ultimately the way to go in life is forward. This moves the other kids (along with remembering in hindsight that the Third Grade wasn't all that great either).


-->'''Kyle:''' So you're never gonna call me a dirty Jew again?
-->'''Cartman:''' No. I'm going to call you... my friend.
-->'''Kyle:''' Oh fuck you!

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-->'''Kyle:''' So you're never gonna call me a dirty Jew again?
-->'''Cartman:'''
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'''Cartman:'''
No. I'm going to call you... my friend.
-->'''Kyle:''' Oh
''my friend. (reaches out a hand)''\\
'''Kyle:''' Oh,
fuck you!you! ''(leaves)''\\
'''Cartman:''' ...I guess we never realized how bad he really was.



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* Jesus celebrating his birthday alone because everyone was more focused on the holidays than its origin. Especially because it's TruthInTelevision, minus the Jesus living in the town with them and having his own TV show


* The boys' DespairEventHorizon. The titular ziplining trip goes FromBadToWorse until Kenny ends up ''literally dying from boredom'' and Kyle and Cartman end up at each others throats, until...
-->'''Stan:''' (Stands up) STOP IT! [[WhamLine It was me. My idea.]]
-->'''Cartman:''' You?

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* The boys' DespairEventHorizon. The titular ziplining trip goes FromBadToWorse until Kenny ends up ''literally dying from boredom'' and with Kyle and Cartman end up at each others throats, until...
-->'''Kyle:''' Oh my God, they killed Kenny! YOU BASTARDS!
-->'''Cartman:''' No, not they, YOU! Look what your ziplining idea has done! You killed Kenny, YOU're the bastard!
-->'''Kyle:''' IT WASN'T MY IDEA, IT WAS YOURS! YOU KILLED KENNY, YOU BASTARD!
-->'''Stan:''' [being interviewed] And finally, I couldn't hold it in anymore. I said "Stop it!"
-->'''Stan:''' (Stands up) STOP IT! [[WhamLine It was me. me! My idea.]]
-->'''Cartman:''' (shocked, along with Kyle) You?


* Kyle being pronounced dead after being crushed by ManBearPig, and [[PleaseWakeUp Cartman trying to revive Kyle, shouting at him to live]].

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* Kyle being pronounced dead after being crushed by ManBearPig, Manbearpig, and [[PleaseWakeUp Cartman trying to revive Kyle, shouting at him to live]].


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* Kyle being pronounced dead after being crushed by ManBearPig, and [[PleaseWakeUp Cartman trying to revive Kyle, shouting at him to live]].


** To make things more painful, the reason seeing the boys sets Britney off? After being hounded by the paparazzi all day, Britney hears her sons are here to see her, and says she feels better. When she sees [[YankTheDogsChain it's just Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Butters having to her guard about being her kids,]] and her kids ''aren't'' there, she realizes all hope is lost.

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** To make things more painful, the reason seeing the boys sets Britney off? After being hounded by the paparazzi all day, Britney hears her sons are here to see her, and says she feels better. When she sees [[YankTheDogsChain it's just Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Butters having lied to her guard about being her kids,]] and her kids ''aren't'' there, she realizes all hope is lost.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wec9mU4BfqA This video]] shows us how creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone felt shortly after the death of voice actress, Mary Kay Bergman. You can tell from the way they talked and looked talking about her that it really hit hard for them.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wec9mU4BfqA This video]] shows us how creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone felt shortly after the death of voice actress, Mary Kay Bergman.Creator/MaryKayBergman. You can tell from the way they talked and looked talking about her that it really hit hard for them.



* Wendy's flashback to "happier times" with Stan whilst silently weeping after being rejected over Ms. Ellen. Although this scene is played for laughs with the many shots of Stan puking over Wendy, the music in this scene is quite touching even for a small ballad composed for South Park by Trey's then girlfriend Toddy Walters and her beautiful vocals.

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* Wendy's flashback to "happier times" with Stan whilst silently weeping after being rejected over Ms. Ellen. Although this scene is played for laughs PlayedForLaughs with the many shots of Stan puking over Wendy, the music in this scene is quite touching even for a small ballad composed for South Park ''South Park'' by Trey's then girlfriend Toddy Walters and her beautiful vocals.



* Again mostly played for laughs throughout the episode's subplot but the fact that Mr Adler has PTSD over his wife's death in a mysterious plane accident to the point he attempts suicide by saw blade in the Shop classroom only to be stopped in the nick of time by the brawl that leads to Kenny's accidental death. Whilst holding Kenny's body, he sees a vision of his wife and his family members who have passed telling him to let go of the past to which he promises to move on from her death. Some may consider this subplot somewhat HarsherInHindsight due to the fact that lead voice actress Mary Kay Bergman committed suicide a few months after this episode aired.

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* Again mostly played for laughs PlayedForlaughs throughout the episode's subplot but the fact that Mr Adler has PTSD over his wife's death in a mysterious plane accident to the point he attempts suicide by saw blade in the Shop classroom only to be stopped in the nick of time by the brawl that leads to Kenny's accidental death. Whilst holding Kenny's body, he sees a vision of his wife and his family members who have passed telling him to let go of the past to which he promises to move on from her death. Some may consider this subplot somewhat HarsherInHindsight due to the fact that lead voice actress Mary Kay Bergman committed suicide a few months after this episode aired.



* According to [[WordofGod Parker/Stone]], one of the goals was see how far they could go in one episode without telling a single joke. There is some dark humour (hearing "On The Road Again" as a bunch of foetuses are packed up, the Make A Wish foundation being put in its place, Cartman's enthusiasm over dead fetuses, Chef comforting Stan) but none of the dirty and sexual jokes South Park was by then famous for.

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* According to [[WordofGod Parker/Stone]], one of the goals was see how far they could go in one episode without telling a single joke. There is some dark humour (hearing "On The Road Again" as a bunch of foetuses are packed up, the Make A Wish foundation being put in its place, Cartman's enthusiasm over dead fetuses, Chef comforting Stan) but none of the dirty and sexual jokes South Park the show was by then famous for.



* While not to the same extent as Kenny Dies, it plays very similar.

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* While not to the same extent as Kenny Dies, "Kenny Dies", it plays very similar.



* Also the episodes opening having Cartman genuinely in tears as Chef leaves.

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* Also the episodes episode's opening having Cartman genuinely in tears as Chef leaves.



* Chef's eulogy. One gets the feeling that this is really Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone saying goodbye to [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Isaac Hayes]].

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* Chef's eulogy. One gets the feeling that this is really Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone saying goodbye to [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Isaac Hayes]].Music/IsaacHayes.



* Heck, this entire episode can be one long {{Tearjerker}} for anyone familiar with religious parents and figures trying to insist their sexuality is evil and can be changed.

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* Heck, this entire episode can be one long {{Tearjerker}} TearJerker for anyone familiar with religious parents and figures trying to insist their sexuality is evil and can be changed.






* The episode starts off funny enough, when a "news" segment called "Britney Watch" shows her taking a piss on a ladybug while camping in South Park, with only her face being censored. You can tell Trey and Matt are about to totally rip on her. Then, when the boys get to her hotel room to get an embarrassing picture of her to sell to the news, it shows Britney, completely in tears under severe stress from constantly being harassed and degraded by the press and photographers. When Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Butters (the latter who doesn't want to go through with it) show up, she decides she's had enough, grabs a gun and [[AteHisGun blows her brains out]], '''''right in front of them.''''' She survives, but [[AndIMustScream is unable to see, hear, or smell anything, and can only speak in a weak gurgling noise.]] Stan and Kyle are horrified when they see what their actions resulted in, and, with the help of Britney's manager, try to get her away from the paparazzi, who are ''still'' chasing after her...only for her manager to immediately force her into the recording studio for a singing session, being made fun of by several of the staff. He then forces her to perform onstage, and the audience members make fun of her, too. Finally, Stan and Kyle decide to get her to the North Pole, '''and the paparazzi follow her all the way there.''' They then reveal that their purpose is to [[HumanSacrifice kill her as a sacrifice for a corn harvest,]] and proceed to take photographs of her, until she lies on the ground dead. Britney is harassed, humiliated, ridiculed, and her life is completely ruined, and even after the media push her over the edge and force her to go through with [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]] (which ultimately failed), they weren't satisfied until she was finally dead at their feet. '''''DAMN.''''' [[MoralEventHorizon The "friendly faces everywhere" from the opening song can officially be taken out]].

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* The episode starts off funny enough, when a "news" segment called "Britney Watch" shows her taking a piss on a ladybug while camping in South Park, with only her face being censored. You can tell Trey and Matt are about to totally rip on her. Then, when the boys get to her hotel room to get an embarrassing picture of her to sell to the news, it shows Britney, Music/BritneySpears, completely in tears under severe stress from constantly being harassed and degraded by the press and photographers. When Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Butters (the latter who doesn't want to go through with it) show up, she decides she's had enough, grabs a gun and [[AteHisGun blows her brains out]], '''''right in front of them.''''' She survives, but [[AndIMustScream is unable to see, hear, or smell anything, and can only speak in a weak gurgling noise.]] Stan and Kyle are horrified when they see what their actions resulted in, and, with the help of Britney's manager, try to get her away from the paparazzi, who are ''still'' chasing after her...only for her manager to immediately force her into the recording studio for a singing session, being made fun of by several of the staff. He then forces her to perform onstage, and the audience members make fun of her, too. Finally, Stan and Kyle decide to get her to the North Pole, '''and the paparazzi follow her all the way there.''' They then reveal that their purpose is to [[HumanSacrifice kill her as a sacrifice for a corn harvest,]] and proceed to take photographs of her, until she lies on the ground dead. Britney is harassed, humiliated, ridiculed, and her life is completely ruined, and even after the media push her over the edge and force her to go through with [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]] (which ultimately failed), they weren't satisfied until she was finally dead at their feet. '''''DAMN.''''' [[MoralEventHorizon The "friendly faces everywhere" from the opening song can officially be taken out]].






* Kyle deleting Kip Drordy as a friend on Facebook. It's much sadder than it sounds.

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* Kyle deleting Kip Drordy as a friend on Facebook.Website/{{Facebook}}. It's much sadder than it sounds.



* What about when the real version of "Landslide" started playing? Not some usual South Park parody, but the real freaking song as sung by [[Music/FleetwoodMac Stevie Nicks]]. And seeing Sharon packing up the china. It doesn't hit you that there would be no crap-people, no Satan dressed as Music/BritneySpears, no Creator/TomCruise or government conspiracy to save the day. And that hurt. We have grown up on this show, and to see it come to it's end is painful. That's the TearJerker here. That a show we have grown-up with and and loved will end soon.

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* What about when the real version of "Landslide" started playing? Not some usual South Park ''South Park'' parody, but the real freaking song as sung by [[Music/FleetwoodMac Stevie Nicks]]. And seeing Sharon packing up the china. It doesn't hit you that there would be no crap-people, no Satan dressed as Music/BritneySpears, no Creator/TomCruise or government conspiracy to save the day. And that hurt. We have grown up on this show, and to see it come to it's end is painful. That's the TearJerker here. That a show we have grown-up with and and loved will end soon.



* Stone and Parker have recently confirmed that the show ''will'' continue, which makes you wonder what this episode was all about.

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* Stone and Parker have recently confirmed that the show ''will'' continue, which makes you wonder what this episode was all about.



* The abuse the Weatherheads put their foster children through, combined with Mr. Adams horrified reaction.

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* The abuse the Weatherheads put their foster children through, combined with Mr. Adams Adams' horrified reaction.



** This is a very special case, because in this episode, the issue of child abuse and bullying is played very seriously. Especially things like her ''stabbing him with a fork under the table''. One of the most realistic portrayals of a child being abused mentally, physically and emotionally... on WesternAnimation/SouthPark.

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** This is a very special case, because in this episode, the issue of child abuse and bullying is played very seriously. Especially things like her ''stabbing him with a fork under the table''. One of the most realistic portrayals of a child being abused mentally, physically and emotionally... on WesternAnimation/SouthPark.''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.



* Wendy gives up her crusade on self-image after Kanye West guilt-trips her by reading a story of how Photoshop helps girls feel better, followed by her tearfully Photoshopping a picture of herself to look like a bombshell.
** And unlike ''You're Getting Old'' from Season 15, there was no follow-up episode to give this one closure, nor is it ever addressed again, leading one to believe that this is something she's keeping bottled up.

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* Wendy gives up her crusade on self-image after Kanye West Music/KanyeWest guilt-trips her by reading a story of how Photoshop helps girls feel better, followed by her tearfully Photoshopping a picture of herself to look like a bombshell.
** And unlike ''You're "You're Getting Old'' Old" from Season 15, there was no follow-up episode to give this one closure, nor is it ever addressed again, leading one to believe that this is something she's keeping bottled up.



* Jimmy Fallon mocks all of South Park after Mr. Garrison (mirroring Donald Drumpf's infamous campaign) decides to run for president. Every character is watching and feeling the burn (Butters even has tears running down his face as he watches!). The sadness sets in when Randy - the biggest ManChild in town - just shuts off the TV and says ''"[[DudeNotFunny That's not funny]]"'' in a flat voice. The poor guy's spirit was crushed.

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* Jimmy Fallon Creator/JimmyFallon mocks all of South Park after Mr. Garrison (mirroring Donald Drumpf's infamous campaign) decides to run for president. Every character is watching and feeling the burn (Butters even has tears running down his face as he watches!). The sadness sets in when Randy - the biggest ManChild in town - just shuts off the TV and says ''"[[DudeNotFunny That's not funny]]"'' in a flat voice. The poor guy's spirit was crushed.



* During the first montage, Mayor [=McDaniels=] looks at a framed photograph of a man and smiles while Peter Gabriel's "The Book of Love" plays. There is no mention of this moment until the second montage when we see that this person, whoever it is, has died. While this brief look into the mayor's personal life may have come from left field, it's surprisingly poignant when combined with A Great Big World's "Say Something". Considering how much she's had to deal with throughout season 19, let alone the events of the entire show, it seems that she finally couldn't hold it in any longer.

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* During the first montage, Mayor [=McDaniels=] looks at a framed photograph of a man and smiles while Peter Gabriel's Music/PeterGabriel's "The Book of Love" plays. There is no mention of this moment until the second montage when we see that this person, whoever it is, has died. While this brief look into the mayor's personal life may have come from left field, it's surprisingly poignant when combined with A Great Big World's Music/AGreatBigWorld's "Say Something". Considering how much she's had to deal with throughout season 19, let alone the events of the entire show, it seems that she finally couldn't hold it in any longer.



* Despite what a royal JerkAss PC Principle is, his reaction to finding out [[TomatoInTheMirror he is a sentient Ad]] is quite sad to see.

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* Despite what a royal JerkAss {{Jerkass}} PC Principle is, his reaction to finding out [[TomatoInTheMirror he is a sentient Ad]] is quite sad to see.



* Butters gets a visit from Bill Clinton, discussing the "Weiners Out" movement that had been happening for the past several episodes.

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* Butters gets a visit from Bill Clinton, UsefulNotes/BillClinton, discussing the "Weiners Out" movement that had been happening for the past several episodes.



* It's really heartbreaking to see the townsfolk ignore Sharon concerns for her children's safety at school with the frequent shootings held over there (especially for those who have children of their own) and it's even more heartbreaking to see Sharon eventually adopting the same mindset that the other parents have, becoming indifferent towards her own son getting shot.

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* It's really heartbreaking to see the townsfolk ignore Sharon Sharon's concerns for her children's safety at school with the frequent shootings held over there (especially for those who have children of their own) and it's even more heartbreaking to see Sharon eventually adopting the same mindset that the other parents have, becoming indifferent towards her own son getting shot.



--> '''Mr. Hankey:''' (genuinely remorseful) Kyle... we can all be shitty sometimes.
* Really in hindsight, the fact that Mr. Hankey, another recurring character from the VERY beginning of South Park getting shunned and forced to leave said town (even if he did bring it on himself with his aforementioned behavior), possibly indicating it will be the last we see of him.

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--> '''Mr. Hankey:''' (genuinely remorseful) ''(genuinely remorseful)'' Kyle... we can all be shitty sometimes.
* Really in hindsight, the fact that Mr. Hankey, another recurring character from the VERY beginning of South Park the show getting shunned and forced to leave said town (even if he did bring it on himself with his aforementioned behavior), possibly indicating it will be the last we see of him.


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** To make things more painful, the reason seeing the boys sets Britney off? After being hounded by the paparazzi all day, Britney hears her sons are here to see her, and says she feels better. When she sees [[YankTheDogsChain it's just Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Butters having to her guard about being her kids,]] and her kids ''aren't'' there, she realizes all hope is lost.


* The Whites' adopt a Mexican son, Alejandro, whose parents have been deported and is now being auctioned off like a dog to a pair of AbusiveParents, who verbally berate him for trying to contact his old home while refusing to communicate due to Alejandro only speaking Spanish. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds It's no wonder he becomes the]] [[BrickJoke Mexican Joker.]]
** There’s also this brutal exchange he shares with a fellow detainee:
--> '''Detainee Kid''': “Quiero mi mama.” (I want my mom)
--> '''Alejandro''': “Nunca la va a ver.” (You’re never going to see her)

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* The Whites' Whites adopt a Mexican son, Alejandro, whose parents have been deported and is now being auctioned off like a dog to a pair of AbusiveParents, who verbally berate him for trying to contact his old home while refusing to communicate due to Alejandro only speaking Spanish. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds It's no wonder he becomes the]] [[BrickJoke Mexican Joker.]]
** There’s also this * This brutal exchange he Alejandro shares with a fellow detainee:
--> '''Detainee Kid''': “Quiero -->'''Detainee Kid:''' Quiero mi mama.” (I mama. [[note]]I want my mom)
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'''Alejandro:''' Nunca
la va a ver.” (You’re ver. [[note]]You're never going to see her)her.[[/note]]

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** There’s also this brutal exchange he shares with a fellow detainee:
--> '''Detainee Kid''': “Quiero mi mama.” (I want my mom)
--> '''Alejandro''': “Nunca la va a ver.” (You’re never going to see her)

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