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* A big, BIG YMMV, but the deaths of Mingee and Gary.
** Who'd have thought television viewers could get so attached to a talking vagina and bunghole?
** Only on South Park, my friend. Only on South Park.



* While most of it was PlayedForLaughs, some of the things Cartman blurted out actually made you feel ''bad'' for him, and... no, I'm serious, you felt bad for Cartman.

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* While most of it was PlayedForLaughs, some of the things Cartman blurted out can actually made make you feel ''bad'' for him, and... no, I'm serious, you felt bad for Cartman.him.



* There's funny stuff in that episode. And then there's Kyle ranting to himself obsessively while getting ready to burn the school down.

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* There's funny stuff in that Kyle's treatment throughout the episode. And then there's Kyle ranting He gets voted the ugliest boy in his class (according to himself obsessively while getting ready to burn a list the girls made) and his confidence takes a nosedive as a result. He becomes so upset and angered that he very nearly burns the school down.down.
** The worst part is that he wasn't ''really'' voted the ugliest boy. It turned out that Clyde was put at the top of the girl's list so that girls would get to date him for free shoes (as his dad owns the shoe store), despite the fact that nobody thought he was attractive. This moved Kyle to the bottom of the list; if it wasn't for Stan showing up at the last minute, Kyle would've done something that wold have seriously damaged his life for nothing.


** On the upshot, his speech got him a StandingOvation ''and'' landed him a contract with the talent scout that the boys were trying to impress.

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** On the upshot, his speech got him a StandingOvation standing ovation ''and'' landed him a contract with the talent scout that the boys were trying to impress.


* While it's comical in how over-the-top it is, Mr. Connors, the wrestling coach, [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/251924/they-took-his-dog gives a speech at the end]] about how the boys' obsession with ProfessionalWrestling put him on the receiving end of a TraumaCongaLine. Because of them he'd lost his job as a wrestling coach, could no longer afford his dog, wound up homeless and was arrested for theft only to wind up having his jaw broken while in jail. On the upshot, his speech landed him a contract with the talent scout that the boys were trying to impress.

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* While it's comical in how over-the-top it is, Mr. Connors, the wrestling coach, [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/251924/they-took-his-dog gives a speech at the end]] about how the boys' obsession with ProfessionalWrestling put him on the receiving end of a TraumaCongaLine. Because of them he'd lost his job as a wrestling coach, could no longer afford his dog, wound up homeless and was arrested for theft only to wind up having his jaw broken while in jail.
-->'''Mr. Connors''': So you see, I have nothing left. ''Nothing''! [[DespairEventHorizon Not even the will to live]].
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On the upshot, his speech got him a StandingOvation ''and'' landed him a contract with the talent scout that the boys were trying to impress.

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* While it's comical in how over-the-top it is, Mr. Connors, the wrestling coach, [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/251924/they-took-his-dog gives a speech at the end]] about how the boys' obsession with ProfessionalWrestling put him on the receiving end of a TraumaCongaLine. Because of them he'd lost his job as a wrestling coach, could no longer afford his dog, wound up homeless and was arrested for theft only to wind up having his jaw broken while in jail. On the upshot, his speech landed him a contract with the talent scout that the boys were trying to impress.


* Shelly saves Stan from being sent away (but not before kicking his ass yet again)

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* Shelly saves Stan from cries at the thought of being sent away until Shelly saves him (but not before kicking she kicks his ass yet again)
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* With some AdultFear mixed in, Sheila screaming at (what she thinks is) Ike getting mauled by a dog.

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* With some AdultFear mixed in, Sheila Mr. and Mrs. Broflovski screaming at (what she thinks they think is) Ike getting mauled by a dog.
dog. Then they watch the dog get hit by a tanker truck which explodes...
-->'''Sheila:''' Oh, he's dead! He's dead! My little bubbeleh's dead! ''(starts crying)''
-->'''Gerald:''' There, there, ''(voice breaks)'' Sheila. There's nothing we can do.


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* It's not a widely known fact, but Matt Stone's father Gerald (the namesake of Kyle's dad) died in August of 2010.

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* It's not a widely known fact, but Matt Stone's father Gerald (the namesake of Kyle's dad) died at 68 in August of 2010.


* The cast singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for two reasons. One, them showing Mary Kay Bergman's characters (she committed suicide shortly before) and the boys saying that they'll be together throughout the years if the fates allow, not aware they'll be together for at least the next eleven seasons.

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* The cast singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for two reasons. One, them showing Mary Kay Bergman's characters (she committed suicide shortly before) and the boys saying that they'll be together throughout the years if the fates allow, not aware they'll be together for at least the next eleven ''twenty'' seasons.


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* Craig using a Buddha Box to ignoring Tweek puts a strain on their relationship, especially since Tweek is usually the kid who ''always'' has anxiety and now his boyfriend is taking advantage of anxiety to avoid dealing with Tweek.

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* Craig using a Buddha Box to ignoring ignore Tweek puts a strain on their relationship, especially since Tweek is usually the kid who ''always'' has anxiety and now his boyfriend is taking advantage of anxiety to avoid dealing with Tweek.

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* Craig using a Buddha Box to ignoring Tweek puts a strain on their relationship, especially since Tweek is usually the kid who ''always'' has anxiety and now his boyfriend is taking advantage of anxiety to avoid dealing with Tweek.
* PC Principal and Strong Woman losing their children and spending the majority of the episodes trying to find him definitely hits hard for many (especially towards those who have children and fear losing them).


* Really, [[TheWoobie Pip]] in general before his death in Season 14. The poor boy is a really nice and friendly person, but almost everyone hates him for next to no reason, even [[OnlySaneMan Chef.]] No one even acknowledge's his accomplishments whatsoever, yet he still continues to be a chipper bright person despite it all. Makes you wanna give him a hug.

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* Really, [[TheWoobie Pip]] in general before his death in Season 14. The poor boy is a really nice and friendly person, but almost everyone hates him for next to no reason, even [[OnlySaneMan Chef.]] No one even acknowledge's acknowledges his accomplishments whatsoever, yet he still continues to be a chipper bright person despite it all. Makes you wanna give him a hug.


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* Really, [[TheWoobie Pip]] in general [[spoiler: before his death in Season 14]]. The poor boy is a really nice and friendly person, but almost everyone hates him for next to no reason, even [[OnlySaneMan Chef.]] No one even acknowledge's his accomplishments whatsoever, yet he still continues to be a chipper bright person despite it all. Makes you wanna give him a hug.

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* Really, [[TheWoobie Pip]] in general [[spoiler: before his death in Season 14]].14. The poor boy is a really nice and friendly person, but almost everyone hates him for next to no reason, even [[OnlySaneMan Chef.]] No one even acknowledge's his accomplishments whatsoever, yet he still continues to be a chipper bright person despite it all. Makes you wanna give him a hug.



* [[spoiler: Mr. Hankey's apparent death, and the montage following.]] TheWoobie in [[spoiler: Kyle]] was clearly visible.
-->'''Kyle''': [[spoiler: ''(weeping)'' I'll never forget you. You were my best friend after Stan.]]

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* [[spoiler: Mr. Hankey's apparent death, and the montage following.]] TheWoobie in [[spoiler: Kyle]] Kyle was clearly visible.
-->'''Kyle''': [[spoiler: -->'''Kyle:''' ''(weeping)'' I'll never forget you. You were my best friend after Stan.]]



* 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 [[spoiler: 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 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 [[spoiler: 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.



* [[spoiler:Wendy declares that all of her feelings for Cartman are gone, and she runs off after Stan while Cartman sighs and shuffles offscreen, dejected.]]

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* [[spoiler:Wendy Wendy declares that all of her feelings for Cartman are gone, and she runs off after Stan while Cartman sighs and shuffles offscreen, dejected.]]
dejected.



-->'''Kyle:''' He just said... "[[spoiler:...Where's Stan?]]"

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-->'''Kyle:''' He just said... "[[spoiler:..."...Where's Stan?]]"Stan?"



---->'''Cartman''': My name is Eric Cartman and I live in Colorado. My best friend in the whole world's Kenny [=McCormick=] and h-he's sick right now. He's real sick. He's only eight-years-old and the doctors don't think he has very long to live. Look, I realize that using the tissue from aborted fetuses for research is a touchy subject, but... all I know is that if there's a chance - a ''chance'' - that stem-cell research can save my best friend's life, well... I guess I owe it to him to try and change your minds. I love Kenny [=McCormick=], and-[''chokes up briefly''] and I want you to love him too.

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---->'''Cartman''': ---->'''Cartman:''' My name is Eric Cartman and I live in Colorado. My best friend in the whole world's Kenny [=McCormick=] and h-he's sick right now. He's real sick. He's only eight-years-old and the doctors don't think he has very long to live. Look, I realize that using the tissue from aborted fetuses for research is a touchy subject, but... all I know is that if there's a chance - a ''chance'' - that stem-cell research can save my best friend's life, well... I guess I owe it to him to try and change your minds. I love Kenny [=McCormick=], and-[''chokes up briefly''] and I want you to love him too.



* It can make you cry like that seeing that kid being treated like crap, and specifically Butters saying [[spoiler: "No, I'm lying" after seeing the truth of the matter]].

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* It can make you cry like that seeing that kid being treated like crap, and specifically Butters saying [[spoiler: "No, I'm lying" after seeing the truth of the matter]].matter.



-->'''Bebe''': Having boobs sucks.

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-->'''Bebe''': -->'''Bebe:''' Having boobs sucks.



* The mountain lion's death. Even though you don't know the Woodland Critters [[spoiler:worship Satan]] yet, it's still depressing when [[PleaseWakeUp the mountain lion's children cry over her death]].

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* The mountain lion's death. Even though you don't know the Woodland Critters [[spoiler:worship Satan]] worship Satan yet, it's still depressing when [[PleaseWakeUp the mountain lion's children cry over her death]].



* The boys become convinced, by a stupid prank, that an orca from Sea World is actually an alien and will die unless he goes home to the moon. They go to quite extraordinary lengths to help it, recruiting the Animal Liberation Front to rescue him and drive them down to Mexico for a cheap space program (the ALF think that they're trying to release him back into the ocean). [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The sheer horror of the ALF when they realize what's happening is bad enough,]] but worst of all is the ending. [[spoiler: Willzyx asphyxiates on the moon, and the credits roll in eerie silence.]]

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* The boys become convinced, by a stupid prank, that an orca from Sea World is actually an alien and will die unless he goes home to the moon. They go to quite extraordinary lengths to help it, recruiting the Animal Liberation Front to rescue him and drive them down to Mexico for a cheap space program (the ALF think that they're trying to release him back into the ocean). [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The sheer horror of the ALF when they realize what's happening is bad enough,]] but worst of all is the ending. [[spoiler: Willzyx asphyxiates on the moon, and the credits roll in eerie silence.]]



-->'''Kyle''': [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments We are all here today because Chef has been an important part of our lives. A lot of us don't agree with the choices Chef has made in the last few days. Some of us feel hurt and confused that he seemed to turn his back on us. But we can't let the events of the last week take away the memories of how much Chef made us smile. I'm going to remember Chef as the jolly old guy who always broke into song. Iím going to remember Chef as the guy who gave us advice to live by. So you see we shouldn't be mad at Chef for leaving us. We should be mad at that fruity little club for scrambling his brains.]]

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-->'''Kyle''': -->'''Kyle:''' [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments We are all here today because Chef has been an important part of our lives. A lot of us don't agree with the choices Chef has made in the last few days. Some of us feel hurt and confused that he seemed to turn his back on us. But we can't let the events of the last week take away the memories of how much Chef made us smile. I'm going to remember Chef as the jolly old guy who always broke into song. Iím going to remember Chef as the guy who gave us advice to live by. So you see we shouldn't be mad at Chef for leaving us. We should be mad at that fruity little club for scrambling his brains.]]



* A big, BIG YMMV, but the deaths of [[spoiler:Mingee and Gary]].
** Who'd have thought television viewers could get so attached to [[spoiler:a talking vagina and bunghole?]]

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* A big, BIG YMMV, but the deaths of [[spoiler:Mingee Mingee and Gary]].
Gary.
** Who'd have thought television viewers could get so attached to [[spoiler:a a talking vagina and bunghole?]]bunghole?



* There's funny stuff in that episode. And then there's [[spoiler: Kyle]] ranting to himself obsessively while getting ready to burn the school down.

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* There's funny stuff in that episode. And then there's [[spoiler: Kyle]] Kyle ranting to himself obsessively while getting ready to burn the school down.



* You probably never thought it was possible to feel sorry for Music/BritneySpears before watching this episode.
** 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. [[spoiler: 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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* You probably never thought it was possible to feel sorry for Music/BritneySpears before watching this episode.
**
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. [[spoiler: 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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* Cartman [[spoiler:hiding all the cats he found, like a rip from an Anne Frank movie]].

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* Cartman [[spoiler:hiding hiding all the cats he found, like a rip from an Anne Frank movie]].
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** Something similar happens in "Coon vs. Coon & Friends" where, distressed that no one remembers him dying (something that isn't exactly new), Kenny [[spoiler:shoots himself in the head in hopes that his friends will remember him committing suicide right in front of their eyes, much to the horror of Stan and Kyle.]]

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** Something similar happens in "Coon vs. Coon & Friends" where, distressed that no one remembers him dying (something that isn't exactly new), Kenny [[spoiler:shoots shoots himself in the head in hopes that his friends will remember him committing suicide right in front of their eyes, much to the horror of Stan and Kyle.]]



-->'''Ike''': [[HeelRealization Oh my God. I feel like an]] ''[[HeelRealization asshole]]''.

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-->'''Ike''': -->'''Ike:''' [[HeelRealization Oh my God. I feel like an]] ''[[HeelRealization asshole]]''.



* [[spoiler:All of Butters' former readers now want him dead as his second book became instrumental in the murders of the Kardashian family. The boys try to rub it in his face that his fame has plummeted, but Butters couldn't care less as he's horrified that his own book got Kim Kardashian, whom he had a crush on, and her family killed.]]

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* [[spoiler:All All of Butters' former readers now want him dead as his second book became instrumental in the murders of the Kardashian family. The boys try to rub it in his face that his fame has plummeted, but Butters couldn't care less as he's horrified that his own book got Kim Kardashian, whom he had a crush on, and her family killed.]]
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* Kyle [[spoiler:deleting Kip Drordy as a friend on Facebook]]. It's much sadder than it sounds.

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



** [[spoiler: They both are. Kip because everyone avoids him for next to no reason and Kyle, just for being nice to him, loses everyone just for being nice to Kip, just for showing a kid kindness. It makes what happens below all the more satisfying.]] It improves at the end when [[spoiler: all of the "friends" collected by Stan's vanquished self-aware profile were transferred to Kip. It's rare to find any individual profile with 200,000+ Facebook friends!]]

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** [[spoiler: They both are. Kip because everyone avoids him for next to no reason and Kyle, just for being nice to him, loses everyone just for being nice to Kip, just for showing a kid kindness. It makes what happens below the ending all the more satisfying.]] It improves at the end satisfying when [[spoiler: all of the "friends" collected by Stan's vanquished self-aware profile were transferred to Kip. It's rare to find any individual profile with 200,000+ Facebook friends!]]
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* Distressed that no one remembers him [[spoiler: dying (something that isn't exactly new), Kenny shoots himself in the head in hopes that his friends will remember him committing suicide right in front of their eyes]], much to the horror of Stan and Kyle.

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* Distressed that no one remembers him [[spoiler: dying (something that isn't exactly new), Kenny shoots himself in the head in hopes that his friends will remember him committing suicide right in front of their eyes]], eyes, much to the horror of Stan and Kyle.



* Mr Mackey may have been an asshole to the kids doing the dental hygiene play, but he reveals that [[spoiler:his father had been killed by tooth decay two years ago]].

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* Mr Mackey may have been an asshole to the kids doing the dental hygiene play, but he reveals that [[spoiler:his his father had been killed by tooth decay two years ago]].
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* This episode is easily one of the most depressing episodes so far. It starts off initially well, with Stan having his 10th birthday party surrounded by friends and family. He receives a CD from Kyle featuring music that his mother, Sharon, disapproves of (because "it sounds like crap"), and it's taken away. However, Stan has already downloaded the music to his iPod, and begins listening to it, only to realize that he [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only hears shit]]. He speaks to Kyle about this, who can apparently hear the music perfectly, and Kyle suggests that he sees a doctor. The doctor administers some tests which consist of playing two music tracks (both of which sound like more crap to Stan), and then comparing a poster of crap to a poster of an upcoming movie to Stan, to which he responds that they look the same. The doctor eventually tells him that he's developing cynicism, which comes with age, and it will entail viewing and hearing things that once seemed great as a child, as crap. Stan continues to go about his life as more and more things appear as crap to him while Randy gets into more youth-related mishaps with the new musical movement (naturally, this is all PlayedForLaughs, with even a bit of LampshadeHanging thrown in by Sharon, up until the [[MoodWhiplash last five minutes of the episode]]). Things eventually turn darker as [[spoiler: Stan's friends completely alienate him due to his new attitude, and to make things worse, Randy and Sharon begin to argue and acknowledge that neither of them are happy with their lives anymore]]. The episode ends with [[spoiler: Stan seeing everything as crap now, even his former best friend Kyle, while Randy and Sharon begin to sell their house and divide their belongings as they prepare for their upcoming divorce.]]
* What about when [[spoiler: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: The whole conversation between Randy and Sharon sounds horribly like Matt and Trey expressing the unsaid tensions of the show's difficult period, making this a meta-Tearjerker.]]
** It gets even sadder for three reasons: 1. Two men stealing underwear from Randy in order to protect them from his shitting on stage, no matter how surprisingly entertaining it is especially in this episode, doesn't make it any less depressing. and 2. Seeing [[spoiler: Randy, who's random interests has been one of the funniest parts of the show, suddenly reveal that he was actually hiding his boredom with life. Yes, that's right, all of those great episodes are truly about a man trying to avoid the truth about his life, take them from crowning moments of funny to {{Funny Aneurysm Moment}}s. ''shivers'']] and finally 3. [[spoiler: Stan and Kyle's friendship ending, especially Stan seeing his friend as a literal pile of shit after all of those other times they've separated, after all the other things that nearly tore them apart, it just hurts. The fact Cartman and Kyle, who normally can barely stand each other are seen happily playing together while Stan is who knows where, seeing the world as shit and having had his parents split up and being unable to enjoy anything. Wow. Just wow.]]

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* This episode is easily one of the most depressing episodes so far. It starts off initially well, with Stan having his 10th birthday party surrounded by friends and family. He receives a CD from Kyle featuring music that his mother, Sharon, disapproves of (because "it sounds like crap"), and it's taken away. However, Stan has already downloaded the music to his iPod, and begins listening to it, only to realize that he [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only hears shit]]. He speaks to Kyle about this, who can apparently hear the music perfectly, and Kyle suggests that he sees a doctor. The doctor administers some tests which consist of playing two music tracks (both of which sound like more crap to Stan), and then comparing a poster of crap to a poster of an upcoming movie to Stan, to which he responds that they look the same. The doctor eventually tells him that he's developing cynicism, which comes with age, and it will entail viewing and hearing things that once seemed great as a child, as crap. Stan continues to go about his life as more and more things appear as crap to him while Randy gets into more youth-related mishaps with the new musical movement (naturally, this is all PlayedForLaughs, with even a bit of LampshadeHanging thrown in by Sharon, up until the [[MoodWhiplash last five minutes of the episode]]). Things eventually turn darker as [[spoiler: Stan's friends completely alienate him due to his new attitude, and to make things worse, Randy and Sharon begin to argue and acknowledge that neither of them are happy with their lives anymore]]. anymore. The episode ends with [[spoiler: Stan seeing everything as crap now, even his former best friend Kyle, while Randy and Sharon begin to sell their house and divide their belongings as they prepare for their upcoming divorce.]]
divorce.
* What about when [[spoiler: 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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* [[spoiler: The whole conversation between Randy and Sharon sounds horribly like Matt and Trey expressing the unsaid tensions of the show's difficult period, making this a meta-Tearjerker.]]
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** It gets even sadder for three reasons: 1. Two men stealing underwear from Randy in order to protect them from his shitting on stage, no matter how surprisingly entertaining it is especially in this episode, doesn't make it any less depressing. and 2. Seeing [[spoiler: Randy, who's random interests has been one of the funniest parts of the show, suddenly reveal that he was actually hiding his boredom with life. Yes, that's right, all of those great episodes are truly about a man trying to avoid the truth about his life, take them from crowning moments of funny to {{Funny Aneurysm Moment}}s. ''shivers'']] and finally 3. [[spoiler: Stan and Kyle's friendship ending, especially Stan seeing his friend as a literal pile of shit after all of those other times they've separated, after all the other things that nearly tore them apart, it just hurts. The fact Cartman and Kyle, who normally can barely stand each other are seen happily playing together while Stan is who knows where, seeing the world as shit and having had his parents split up and being unable to enjoy anything. Wow. Just wow.]]



* What ''generally'' seems to have happened, among other things, is that Stone and Parker were feeling kind of down from keeping up the frenetic pace of producing 14 episodes per season - actually, split into two micro-seasons per year of 7 episodes each, one in spring and one in fall. They were noticeably cranking out some filler episodes and overall don't seem to have been satisfied with the situation. "You're Getting Old" was the mid Season 15 finale. But then, starting with Season 17, Stone and Parker abandoned this split-season model to make only 10 episodes per season, all aired in fall instead of spread across the year. They explicitly said they wanted to do this to focus on quality over quantity - and seasons since have received ''widespread acclaim'' from critics for their quality and innovation. Starting in Season 18, they even started experimenting with making season long storyarcs. The point of this long explanation: don't walk away from the above feeling depressed, things ''were'' pretty shitty by Season 15, but they got better.

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* What ''generally'' seems to have happened, among other things, is that Stone and Parker were feeling kind of down from keeping up the frenetic pace of producing 14 episodes per season - actually, split into two micro-seasons per year of 7 episodes each, one in spring and one in fall. They were noticeably cranking out some filler episodes and overall don't seem to have been satisfied with the situation. "You're Getting Old" was the mid Season 15 finale. But then, starting with Season 17, Stone and Parker abandoned this split-season model to make only 10 episodes per season, all aired in fall instead of spread across the year. They explicitly said they wanted to do this to focus on quality over quantity - and seasons since have received ''widespread acclaim'' from critics for their quality and innovation. Starting in Season 18, they even started experimenting with making season long storyarcs.story arcs. The point of this long explanation: don't walk away from the above feeling depressed, things ''were'' pretty shitty by Season 15, but they got better.



* Continuing from the previous episode, this one [[spoiler:snapped everything back to status quo]] with the exception that [[spoiler:Stan has turned to alcohol to escape the monotony]]. The poignancy of it all makes it perhaps a greater tearjerker than the episode that preceded it.

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* Continuing from the previous episode, this one [[spoiler:snapped snapped everything back to status quo]] quo with the exception that [[spoiler:Stan Stan has turned to alcohol to escape the monotony]].monotony. The poignancy of it all makes it perhaps a greater tearjerker than the episode that preceded it.



* Shelly's {{Adorkable}} new boyfriend [[spoiler: [[IronicDeath drowns to death the first time he took off the life preserver his parents always made him wear]]]].

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* Shelly's {{Adorkable}} new boyfriend [[spoiler: [[IronicDeath drowns to death the first time he took off the life preserver his parents always made him wear]]]].
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* Cartman does deserve punishment for a lot of things but how can you not feel bad for him as [[spoiler:one by one, all his favorite toys are destroyed. The kicker is that his Polly Prissy Pants doll turns out to be the one who killed off his other toys and asks Cartman to kill her. He, with tears in his eyes, complies.]]
** [[spoiler: This isn't the doll gaining sentience like usual SP tradition. This is Cartman, destroying all his favorite childhood toys, in his version of "Growing Up"]]. That's both terrifiyng and sad at the same time.
* The terrified looks on Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Token's faces as they witness the above and [[spoiler: realize it was their teasing from earlier in the episode that made Cartman do this]].

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* Cartman does deserve punishment for a lot of things but how can you not feel bad for him as [[spoiler:one one by one, all his favorite toys are destroyed. The kicker is that his Polly Prissy Pants doll turns out to be the one who killed off his other toys and asks Cartman to kill her. He, with tears in his eyes, complies.]]
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** [[spoiler: This isn't the doll gaining sentience like usual SP tradition. This is Cartman, destroying all his favorite childhood toys, in his version of "Growing Up"]]. Up". That's both terrifiyng terrifying and sad at the same time.
* The terrified looks on Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Token's faces as they witness the above and [[spoiler: realize it was their teasing from earlier in the episode that made Cartman do this]].
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* [[spoiler:The death of Clyde's mother]].

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* [[spoiler:The The death of Clyde's mother]].mother.



* Specifically its revealed that Grandpa Marsh has Alzheimer's disease.

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* Specifically its it's revealed that Grandpa Marsh has Alzheimer's disease.



* And then tears of happiness at the episode's end. [[spoiler:Stan gives his grandpa a framed picture of him and Patches, so he can remember.]]

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* And then tears of happiness at the episode's end. [[spoiler:Stan Stan gives his grandpa a framed picture of him and Patches, so he can remember.]]
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** And then [[spoiler:'''fucking converting to Judaism''']] in the end. Anyone even remotely familiar with Cartman's, um, contentious opinions on the matter can imagine just how indescribably fucked up this is. And yet, the episode manages to pull it off with earnest heart.

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** And then [[spoiler:'''fucking '''fucking converting to Judaism''']] Judaism''' in the end. Anyone even remotely familiar with Cartman's, um, contentious opinions on the matter can imagine just how indescribably fucked up this is. And yet, the episode manages to pull it off with earnest heart.



--> '''Cartman''': I've been doing a lot of thinking, about what you said at Wal-Mart. You're right, Kyle. I'm fat. All these years, you telling me, and me saying "No, I'm big-boned" or "no, that's just muscle"... It was always just me living in denial. I'm fucking fat, Kyle. I'm fucking fat as fucking fuck.

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--> '''Cartman''': '''Cartman:''' I've been doing a lot of thinking, about what you said at Wal-Mart. You're right, Kyle. I'm fat. All these years, you telling me, and me saying "No, I'm big-boned" or "no, that's just muscle"... It was always just me living in denial. I'm fucking fat, Kyle. I'm fucking fat as fucking fuck.



* Despite being [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]], Kyle pretending to [[ItMakesSenseInContext likes Cartman's farts so he won't cease peace in the Middle East]] is also kind of sad to watch as he cries (particularly when Stan confronts him), knowing Cartman has beaten him.

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* Despite being [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious]], Kyle pretending to [[ItMakesSenseInContext likes like Cartman's farts so he won't cease peace in the Middle East]] is also kind of sad to watch as he cries (particularly when Stan confronts him), knowing Cartman has beaten him.



* [[spoiler: The ending of the episode.]]

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* [[spoiler: The ending of the episode.]]



* Cartman, of all people, [[spoiler:is absolutely crestfallen by Bill Gates brutally killing the president of Sony to win the meaningless victory of the console wars]]. He [[spoiler:manages to get an Xbox One, but can't find the effort to play it after what happened]].
* Stan and Kyle have an earlier moment that's heart-wrenching. After Stan gets framed and grounded (thanks to Cartman), Kyle tries to set things right, but ends up getting rejected. This is HarsherInHindsight when you realize in earlier episodes, it is usually Stan that goes through Hell just to fix any problems between him an Kyle, and in this sequence he finds himself unable to trust his best friend anymore. When he calls for his mother to get Kyle to leave, his voice cracks and rises, making the moment more heart-wrenching. [[spoiler: Luckily, Kyle fixes this and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments promises to get Stan a PS4.]]]]

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* Cartman, of all people, [[spoiler:is is absolutely crestfallen by Bill Gates brutally killing the president of Sony to win the meaningless victory of the console wars]]. wars. He [[spoiler:manages manages to get an Xbox One, but can't find the effort to play it after what happened]].
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* Stan and Kyle have an earlier moment that's heart-wrenching. After Stan gets framed and grounded (thanks to Cartman), Kyle tries to set things right, but ends up getting rejected. This is HarsherInHindsight when you realize in earlier episodes, it is usually Stan that goes through Hell just to fix any problems between him an and Kyle, and in this sequence he finds himself unable to trust his best friend anymore. When he calls for his mother to get Kyle to leave, his voice cracks and rises, making the moment more heart-wrenching. [[spoiler: Luckily, Kyle fixes this and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments promises to get Stan a PS4.]]]]
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* After Lorde's (really [[spoiler:Randy's]]) disastrous concert, we're treated to a shot of Shelly crying. The look on Randy's face just screams [[spoiler:guilt for feeling like he let her down]].

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* After Lorde's (really [[spoiler:Randy's]]) Randy's) disastrous concert, we're treated to a shot of Shelly crying. The look on Randy's face just screams [[spoiler:guilt guilt for feeling like he let her down]].down.



* Cartman is beaten to a bloody pulp by the new PC Principal after trying to frame him for child molestation. When his friends visit him in the hospital to encourage him to come up with a way to get back at him, Cartman just lies there, [[VillainousBSOD admitting that political correctness has won]] and deciding that it's best for him to turn over a new leaf, starting with being nice to Kyle. Of course, Kyle sees right through it and calls Cartman out throughly.
-->'''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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* Cartman is beaten to a bloody pulp by the new PC Principal after trying to frame him for child molestation. When his friends visit him in the hospital to encourage him to come up with a way to get back at him, Cartman just lies there, [[VillainousBSOD admitting that political correctness has won]] and deciding that it's best for him to turn over a new leaf, starting with being nice to Kyle. Of course, Kyle sees right through it and calls Cartman out throughly.thoroughly.
-->'''Kyle: -->'''Kyle:''' So you're never gonna call me a dirty Jew again?
-->'''Cartman: -->'''Cartman:''' No. I'm going to call you... my friend.
-->'''Kyle: -->'''Kyle:''' Oh fuck you!



* Kyle's treatment by Randy and the PC frat boys for his opinions on Caitlyn Jenner, which include shaving him bald, drawing penises on his face and duct-tapeing him to a tree, before Kyle give in and calls Jenner a hero. It should hit hard for people who are often bullied for their opinions.

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* Kyle's treatment by Randy and the PC frat boys for his opinions on Caitlyn Jenner, which include shaving him bald, drawing penises on his face and duct-tapeing duct-taping him to a tree, before Kyle give in and calls Jenner a hero. It should hit hard for people who are often bullied for their opinions.



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

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



* After internet troll skankhunt42 becomes famous for harassing pretty much every woman on social media, the girls at South Park retaliate by [[spoiler: breaking up with all the boys '''permanently'''. Yes, even Wendy.]]
** [[spoiler: What's really heartbreaking is the reveal that a majority of the children were couples by the time this happened, yet the only attention they're given is at the very end of their relationships.]]
*** This becomes worse when you realize what this could mean for [[spoiler: Butter's relationship with Charlotte, if she knew about the troll or even felt the same way the girls did. She eventually finds out in ''Wiener Hunt'', and joins the South Park girls' protest by dumping Butters via Skype.]]
* The boys deciding to stop skankhunt42 by [[spoiler:luring Cartman into a cabin in the woods and destroying all of his devices]]. Cartman, who was excited about eating junk food and playing ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', cries and begs them not to do it, but his pleas are ignored. His gut-wrenching screams as [[spoiler: his devices are destroyed]] are absolutely harrowing. What makes this worse is the fact that at this point, [[spoiler: [[DramaticIrony we know that Cartman really isn't skankhunt42]]]].
* Kyle, despite hating Cartman's guts, is still antsy about [[spoiler:destroying his gadgets]], and is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone racked with guilt]] when it turns out [[spoiler:Cartman isn't skankhunt42]]. Even Clyde, who had the idea and says that every boys thought about doing it, is uneasy when Cartman starts begging.

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* After internet troll skankhunt42 becomes famous for harassing pretty much every woman on social media, the girls at South Park retaliate by [[spoiler: breaking up with all the boys '''permanently'''. Yes, even Wendy.]]
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** [[spoiler: What's really heartbreaking is the reveal that a majority of the children were couples by the time this happened, yet the only attention they're given is at the very end of their relationships.]]
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*** This becomes worse when you realize what this could mean for [[spoiler: Butter's relationship with Charlotte, if she knew about the troll or even felt the same way the girls did. She eventually finds out in ''Wiener Hunt'', and joins the South Park girls' protest by dumping Butters via Skype.]]
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* The boys deciding to stop skankhunt42 by [[spoiler:luring luring Cartman into a cabin in the woods and destroying all of his devices]].devices. Cartman, who was excited about eating junk food and playing ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', cries and begs them not to do it, but his pleas are ignored. His gut-wrenching screams as [[spoiler: his devices are destroyed]] destroyed are absolutely harrowing. What makes this worse is the fact that at this point, [[spoiler: [[DramaticIrony we know that Cartman really isn't skankhunt42]]]].skankhunt42]].
* Kyle, despite hating Cartman's guts, is still antsy about [[spoiler:destroying destroying his gadgets]], gadgets, and is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone racked with guilt]] when it turns out [[spoiler:Cartman Cartman isn't skankhunt42]].skankhunt42. Even Clyde, who had the idea and says that every boys thought about doing it, is uneasy when Cartman starts begging.



* The look of [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone complete and utter horror]] on [[spoiler:Gerald's]] face when he sees that his idiotic new hobby can cause real harm.

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* The look of [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone complete and utter horror]] on [[spoiler:Gerald's]] Gerald's face when he sees that his idiotic new hobby can cause real harm.



--> '''Charlotte''': Butters, I'm sorry, but I told you not to Skype me anymore, right?
--> '''Butters''': But baby, I love you! I need you! You can't break up with me!
--> '''Charlotte''': I have to stand with my girlfriends.
--> '''Butters''': Oh my god, I can't believe they got to you. [[SuddenlyShouting Those sneaky snakes in the grass]]!
--> '''Charlotte''': Who?
--> '''Butters''': Well you know who, [[InnocentlyInsensitive the girls in my school]]! They all broke up with their boyfriends and now they got you to go along with them!
--> '''Charlotte''': This is a time when women and girls have to stick together.
--> '''Butters''': [[StartOfDarkness So then it's true! You're all snakes in the grass! Every last one of you!]] (Charlotte hangs up) [[OhCrap Oh Charlotte]]? [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Are you there? Honey?]]

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--> '''Charlotte''': '''Charlotte:''' Butters, I'm sorry, but I told you not to Skype me anymore, right?
--> '''Butters''': '''Butters:''' But baby, I love you! I need you! You can't break up with me!
--> '''Charlotte''': '''Charlotte:''' I have to stand with my girlfriends.
--> '''Butters''': '''Butters:''' Oh my god, I can't believe they got to you. [[SuddenlyShouting Those sneaky snakes in the grass]]!
--> '''Charlotte''': '''Charlotte:''' Who?
--> '''Butters''': '''Butters:''' Well you know who, [[InnocentlyInsensitive the girls in my school]]! They all broke up with their boyfriends and now they got you to go along with them!
--> '''Charlotte''': '''Charlotte:''' This is a time when women and girls have to stick together.
--> '''Butters''': '''Butters:''' [[StartOfDarkness So then it's true! You're all snakes in the grass! Every last one of you!]] (Charlotte hangs up) [[OhCrap Oh Charlotte]]? [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Are you there? Honey?]]



* Butters gets a visit from [[spoiler:Bill Clinton]], discussing the "Weiners Out" movement that had been happening for the past several episodes.
--> '''[[spoiler:Bill Clinton]]:''' What do you think you're gonna achieve, young man? Do you really think all this pickle-pressing is gonna get you anywhere?
--> '''Butters:''' Well, I'm just angry, [[spoiler: Mr. Gentleman]]. I'm tired of girls saying boys need to change. Somebody has to stand up for our rights!
--> '''[[spoiler:Bill Clinton]]:''' What happened, son? Did a girl break your heart?

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* Butters gets a visit from [[spoiler:Bill Clinton]], Bill Clinton, discussing the "Weiners Out" movement that had been happening for the past several episodes.
--> '''[[spoiler:Bill Clinton]]:''' '''Bill Clinton:''' What do you think you're gonna achieve, young man? Do you really think all this pickle-pressing is gonna get you anywhere?
--> '''Butters:''' Well, I'm just angry, [[spoiler: Mr. Gentleman]].Gentleman. I'm tired of girls saying boys need to change. Somebody has to stand up for our rights!
--> '''[[spoiler:Bill Clinton]]:''' '''Bill Clinton:''' What happened, son? Did a girl break your heart?



* [[spoiler: [[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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* [[spoiler: [[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.]]



--> '''Gerald''': I can't argue with you anymore. I want to say that we're different, but it's not true. All we've been doing is just making excuses for being terrible people.
--> '''Lennart''': (looks down, internally agreeing with him)
--> '''Gerald''': I look at you and all I see is a big fat reflection of myself.

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--> '''Gerald''': '''Gerald:''' I can't argue with you anymore. I want to say that we're different, but it's not true. All we've been doing is just making excuses for being terrible people.
--> '''Lennart''': '''Lennart:''' (looks down, internally agreeing with him)
--> '''Gerald''': '''Gerald:''' I look at you and all I see is a big fat reflection of myself.



* Basically everything during the Cartman/Heidi subplot, but especially [[spoiler: when [[ShipSinking Cartman breaks up with her]] because he managed to convince himself she's abusing him when it was actually the other way around. You'll want to give Heidi such a hug after what she went through.]]
* [[spoiler: While Heidi is definitely TheWoobie throughout, there is still an amount of tearjerker in Cartman when we get a small clip of his brain turning perfectly reasonable statements from Heidi into actual abuse. Yes, he doesn't want a mutual relationship as much as he wants subservience, but seeing him ruin his own chances at happiness due to his own mental issues and his inability to realize them is still sad to see.]]

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* Basically everything during the Cartman/Heidi subplot, but especially [[spoiler: when [[ShipSinking Cartman breaks up with her]] because he managed to convince himself she's abusing him when it was actually the other way around. You'll want to give Heidi such a hug after what she went through.]]
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* [[spoiler: While Heidi is definitely TheWoobie throughout, there is still an amount of tearjerker in Cartman when we get a small clip of his brain turning perfectly reasonable statements from Heidi into actual abuse. Yes, he doesn't want a mutual relationship as much as he wants subservience, but seeing him ruin his own chances at happiness due to his own mental issues and his inability to realize them is still sad to see.]]
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* The car accident in the middle of the episode, it was even regarded as such InUniverse
* Tweek's constant breakdowns are incredibly hard to watch, especially since [[spoiler: North Korea is explicitly targeting ''him.'' Just because his teacher-turned-president shit-talked him on Twitter.]]

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* The car accident in the middle of the episode, episode; it was even regarded as such InUniverse
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* Tweek's constant breakdowns are incredibly hard to watch, especially since [[spoiler: North Korea is explicitly targeting ''him.'' Just because his teacher-turned-president shit-talked him on Twitter.]]



* Heidi is at her lowest, and eventually she did break up with Cartman. Unfortunately, when she is with her friends, [[spoiler: the girls make fun [[NoSympathy of her]] [[IToldYouSo for being with him.]] She then goes back to Cartman and gets manipulated even more into thinking what he is thinking. She says that it's her fault for being an Irish girl and that she can't trust Kyle because he is a Jew. The next episode shows that she has become a female version of Cartman.]]

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* Heidi is at her lowest, and eventually she did break up with Cartman. Unfortunately, when she is with her friends, [[spoiler: the girls make fun [[NoSympathy of her]] [[IToldYouSo for being with him.]] She then goes back to Cartman and gets manipulated even more into thinking what he is thinking. She says that it's her fault for being an Irish girl and that she can't trust Kyle because he is a Jew. The next episode shows that she has become a female version of Cartman.]]
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* Kyle has been so utterly broken by the past season's events (losing Heidi back to Cartman and seeing her become a female version of him, and being continually mocked and rebuked by his friends for his social concerns) that he finally snaps and embarks on an increasingly fanatical crusade to censor Terrance and Phillip, desperately trying to convince everyone (and himself) that it is the cause of everyone becoming spiteful assholes in his school and society. Not only has he become the very thing he was fighting way back in [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut the movie]] (i.e his mother) but he only realises how far he has gone and how much damage he has caused [[spoiler: when he witnesses President Garrison be inspired by his words to start a nuclear war with Canada]].

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* Kyle has been so utterly broken by the past season's events (losing Heidi back to Cartman and seeing her become a female version of him, and being continually mocked and rebuked by his friends for his social concerns) that he finally snaps and embarks on an increasingly fanatical crusade to censor Terrance and Phillip, desperately trying to convince everyone (and himself) that it is the cause of everyone becoming spiteful assholes in his school and society. Not only has he become the very thing he was fighting way back in [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut the movie]] (i.e his mother) but he only realises how far he has gone and how much damage he has caused [[spoiler: when he witnesses President Garrison be inspired by his words to start a nuclear war with Canada]].
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* While walking with the others to find Ike, Heidi reminisces on where she quit social media, and where Cartman was ejected from it, both times remembering how they started out so well. [[spoiler: Then they get to the nadir of the relationship, the woods where Cartman abandoned Heidi, and the remainder of the episode she slowly realizes how much he's changed back from the doting boyfriend he was last year, into a narcissistic abusive sociopath. It culminates in Heidi taking Mr. White's gun, and going from trying to kill him, to herself, to him taking the gun and bluffing suicide once more, all as she breaks up with him once more. Here, it gets worse: she finally admits to herself about how they both have become worse, and admits to herself she needed to leave him because both could only see themselves as a victim.]]

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* While walking with the others to find Ike, Heidi reminisces on where she quit social media, and where Cartman was ejected from it, both times remembering how they started out so well. [[spoiler: Then they get to the nadir of the relationship, the woods where Cartman abandoned Heidi, and the remainder of the episode she slowly realizes how much he's changed back from the doting boyfriend he was last year, into a narcissistic abusive sociopath. It culminates in Heidi taking Mr. White's gun, and going from trying to kill him, to herself, to him taking the gun and bluffing suicide once more, all as she breaks up with him once more. Here, it gets worse: she finally admits to herself about how they both have become worse, and admits to herself she needed to leave him because both could only see themselves as a victim.]]



* After overhearing Butter's argument with Kyle, Father Maxi leaves Clyde's birthday party. When Butters tries to bring him back to the party, Father Maxi reveals that he learned how corrupted the Catholic Church was and blames himself for not doing anything about it, then tells Butters to stay away from him, much to both of their despairs.

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* After overhearing Butter's Butters' argument with Kyle, Father Maxi leaves Clyde's birthday party. When Butters tries to bring him back to the party, Father Maxi reveals that he learned how corrupted the Catholic Church was and blames himself for not doing anything about it, then tells Butters to stay away from him, much to both of their despairs.



--> '''Kyle''': You want them to erase me, too? (with tears)
--> '''Mr. Hankey''': (genuinely remorseful) Kyle... we can all be shitty sometimes.

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--> '''Kyle''': '''Kyle:''' You want them to erase me, too? (with tears)
--> '''Mr. Hankey''': Hankey:''' (genuinely remorseful) Kyle... we can all be shitty sometimes.


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** I always assumed Cartman might be crying from ''happiness'', with him suddenly coming up with a way to make Stem Cell research legal again so he could sell off the aborted foetuses. He had just realised he could use Kenny as emotional leverage. It being Cartman, he considers Kenny's possible recovery a convenient side-effect of him making money. Cartman gets money and Kenny gets better. Everybody wins. Being sociopathic, Cartman can't see what's wrong with thinking that way.

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** I always assumed Cartman might be crying from ''happiness'', with him suddenly coming up with a way to make Stem Cell research legal again so he could sell off the aborted foetuses. He had just realised he could use Kenny as emotional leverage. It being Cartman, he considers Kenny's possible recovery a convenient side-effect of him making money. Cartman gets money and Kenny gets better. Everybody wins. Being sociopathic, Cartman can't see what's wrong with thinking that way.

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