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  • Butters gets one in "AWESOM-O" (rather apt title, isn't it?): when Cartman's robot disguise is revealed after a bloody stand-off with the military, Butters makes good on the promise he'd made earlier in the episode: he shows a video of Cartman dancing around dressed like Britney Spears not only to the South Park residents... but also to the Hollywood executives, scientists and military officers they'd encountered earlier. He's dancing around with the biggest smile on his face while everyone else is laughing, and all Cartman can say is "Lame!" GOOD END. Heck, Trey and Matt deserve applause here. Usually, an episode is completed in a week. But this episode was completed in three days! EPIC WIN.
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  • Butters got another one in "Super Fun Time". After being selected as Cartman's buddy on the field trip, being instructed to not to let go of his hand, and spending the whole episode being dragged along as Cartman left the tour, he finally gets him to agree to come back and finds the mock colonial village has been taken over by thieves with machine-guns. He then uses Cartman as a flail, fleeing gunfire until he shows up at the end dragging an unconscious Cartman up onto the bus, declaring "Teacher, my partner is back on the bus", as he finally lets go of his hand and faints.
  • Butters had yet another moment at the end of an episode where Stan, inconsolable after breaking up with Wendy, joins the Goth Kids. Butters endured a similar situation, but fended off the Goths with:
    Butters: Well yeah, and I'm sad, but at the same time I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like, it makes me feel alive, you know? It makes me feel human. And the only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt somethin' really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good, so I guess what I'm feelin' is like a, beautiful sadness. I guess that sounds stupid. Besides, I'd rather be a crying little pussy than a faggy goth kid.
  • He got yet another one in "Butters' Bottom Bitch" when he becomes a pimp. The fact that he went from... Butters (he's become a synonym for being a pussy) to being a full on Pimp (with a capital P) is enough.
    • He spent the whole time thinking his girls are only selling kisses and hugs (even the actual prostitutes that signed up with him later).
    • The scene where he goes to a Pimp convention and gets tips from them, noting it all down, is extremely awesome. And so is when prostitutes were starting to advertise him around their social circles as a respectful pimp who never beats his bitches.
  • His most awesome moment has to be being a complete Badass in "The Last of the Meheecans". He makes all the Mexicans realize that they all really want to go home and starts some kind of revolution, becomes their LEADER, and then crosses the American border whilst being chased by Cartman. Badass. Butters approaches the border and border patrol is all too willing to let him in, since Americans are too lazy to do menial labor and want Mexicans to do it for them. However, Cartman is not happy to see him and Butters even looks at him and says "Game on!" as if he were taunting Cartman that he will make it through no matter what. A chase scene ensues with Cartman going through any means necessary to keep Butters from crossing the border and though border patrol is on Butter's side, Cartman is still relentless in his pursuit. The Crowning Moment comes when Cartman finally catches up to Butters and tackles him to the ground only to realize too late that it was a decoy using a Mantequilla piñata and that Butters had successfully climbed over the border gate. Every Mexican in North America and the border police cheer as he makes it through.
  • Butters in the Imaginationland special. Especially since he survived a goddamn nuke, and in the process reformed of recreating Imagination land, resurrected his friends from the real world.
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  • Butters gets another one near the end of "Cartman Sucks". A misunderstanding leads to him being sent to "Pray the Gay Away" camp, where he is repeatedly told that he's "confused" and needs to be "fixed". Finally, he snaps and tells off the entire camp staff plus his dad. The topper to this tirade was that Butters literally was confused - he had no idea what bi-curious meant.
    Butters: All right, that does it! I am sick and tired of everyone telling me I'm confused! I wasn't confused until other people started tellin' me I was! You know what I think? I think maybe you are the ones who are confused!... I'm not gonna be confused anymore just because you say I should be! My name is Butters, I'm eight years old, I'm blood type O, and I'm bi-curious! And even that's okay! Because if I'm bi-curious, and I'm somehow made from God, then I think your God must be a little bi-curious himself!
  • Near the end of "Butters' Very Own Episode", he gives his parents a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to stop their fighting. And then they feel bad and give him the love he deserves. Kind of.
    Butters: Now gosh darn it, you! [steps in between his parents] You listen here! Now I am sick of these harmless lies and l-little white lies. You know, you can call a shovel an ice-cream machine, but it's still a shovel, Mom and Dad. Ah, and you can call a lie whatever you want, but it's still a no-good stinkin' lie! And when you start coverin' up one lie with another why, now that's when you get into real trouble! [Chris and Linda listen] Boy, I've, I've just about had it up to here [puts his right hand to his chin, palm down] with you two!
  • Butters gets another one in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs" when the rest of the kids, thinking they'll get in trouble for writing such a dirty book, convince everyone that he wrote it (including Butters himself) — and it becomes a runaway success. Then, when he's confronted by the boys, he blows them off and tells them that they can go suck on his wiener. He gets another one for writing the sequel, which, though it was clean enough for us to hear it, was dirty for his standards. The kicker? Up until a reader kills the Kardashian sisters, it's just as heavily praised as the original book with readers raving about how he had gone back to his roots.
    • Some see this less as Butters' Moment of Awesome and more as a massive Take That! to Literary Scholars.
    • It is at least a Moment of Awesome for having Butters finally turn the tables on the boys, who constantly bullied or manipulated him into their schemes while acting as their fourth friend, not only does their using of Butters get completely turned against them but Butters finally stands up for himself and tells them to shove it when they try to blame it on him again.
      Kyle: Butters, do you really think it's fair to lie like this?! Let me tell you, if you don't have—!
      Butters: [snaps] No! Let me tell you something, fellas!! You always take advantage of me. And after reading Catcher in the Rye, I've learned you're nothing but phonies! I'm not letting you trick me this time. So the four of you can just suck on my wiener.
      [storms off, leaving the other boys speechless]
      Cartman: [beat] That inconsiderate jerk...
  • Butters' "The Reason You Suck" Speech to his grandmother, late at night, and her silent reactions throughout it:
    Butters: Grandma? I did it grandma, I finally stood up for myself, I got real mean and I beat the snot out of Dr. Oz. I can't lie, it felt kind of good at first, but since then all I have is this kind of dark empty feeling, and then I realized, that's how you must feel, all the time. Poor old grandma, you know, I've been getting lots of advice on how to deal with you, stand up to you, tell on you, but I kind of realize that there's just people like you out there, all over the place. When you're a kid, things seem like they're going to last forever, but they're not, life changes. You won't always be around, someday you're going to die, someday pretty soon, and when you're laying in that hospital bed, with tubes up your nose, and that little pan under your butt to pee in, I'll come visit you. I'll come just to show you that I'm still alive and I'm still happy, and you'll die, being nothing but you... Night grandma!
    • Writers tend to forget that if you could ignore your bully, expose them, stand up to them, or find help, you would. That's why it's bullying; it makes you powerless. Somebody on the writing squad must have had experience; people tell you to fight back. You fight back, and then everybody gets angry at you because deep down they don't actually give a rat's ass. And Butters' conclusion? The writers don't have the gall to tell you that the bullying is going to stop now, nor that Butters is simply going to ignore it. Nor is he going to simply put it behind him. Grandma doesn't get punished, but she isn't shown to mend her ways. He just tells her calmly and in private, that he's going to be there when she dies. And that he's going to be happy. Her own grandson will be happy when she dies. And he leaves her to think about that.
    • The completely broken, empty look of sadness on his grandma by the end of it only sells it further. She knows she's unhappy and weak and soon to die, and even worse, now her victim does, and vows to milk it for all it's worth.
  • Butter's setup of the joke in "Reverse Cowgirl" as he is proven right;
    Well, I always thought you sat this way (facing inward on the seat.) Then you have the flusher right there and that little shelf for your comic book and chocolate milk.
  • "Going Native":
    • Butters sinking an entire ocean liner with a golf ball.
    • Butters dropping a huge "The Reason You Suck" Speech on a majority of the class minus Kenny. Most notable targets being Cartman, Stan, and Kyle. He even outright snaps at his dad to shut up.
  • "Gluten Free Ebola" reveals that Butters was expelled after he managed to burn down South Park Elementary's gymnasium prior to the events of the episode. He was also noted to have run off in a laughing fit, flipping the bird to everyone he passed.
  • While under the influence that everything was Virtual Reality... Butters FINALLY punched Steven in the balls for grounding him one to many times in "Grounded Vindaloop".
  • "Wieners Out": It doesn't matter if you believe in his cause or not. Seeing Butters not only choosing his own way of thinking but rallying every boy up in spite of Kyle's objections is a huge step up from the pushover we're so used to seeing.
  • "Franchise Prequel": After years of being a Harmless Villain, Professor Chaos finally pulls off a scheme that produces a lot of trouble which ISN'T EASILY STOPPED.
  • "Tegridy Farms": A brief one, but after being punched out by Cartman (in order to hide his complicity in the vaping business), Butters angrily confronts him in the restroom, opening up by kicking open the stall doors to get to him. It goes to show that he isn't as willing to put up with Cartman's abuse as he used to be.
  • Butters is a walking CMOA. If he has a major role at all in an episode he will have at least one of these.

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