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Recap / South Park S 10 E 14 Stanleys Cup

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After having his bike impounded, Stan has to pay for tickets, so he coaches a pee-wee hockey team. There, he learns one of the kids has cancer and wants him to win for him.

Stanley's Cup contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: One kid mentions that his father will beat him up (again) if he loses the game.
  • Bait-and-Switch: After Stan is accused of coaching the Pee-Wee hockey team to make up for his shortcoming in Pee-Wee hockey when he was younger, a dream sequence of the events occur, Randy's dream.
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  • Curbstomp Battle: As a result of kindergartners facings off a professional hockey team, the Pee-Wee hockey team lost...miserably...
  • Downer Ending: The Pee Wee hockey team has the fuck beaten out of them and Nelson dies after seeing it all happen.
  • Excuse Plot: Lampshaded in the beginning. Stan points out if they give him his bike back he can pay off the debt, but he is then told he wouldn't learn anything then. Stan points out there is nothing he needs to learn.
  • No Sympathy: Adam's County coach arrogantly brushes off the fact Nelson has cancer.
  • Potty Emergency: The reason Stan's missed shot was so easy is because the goalie ran away after defecating himself.
  • Reality Ensues: There's no way a team of 4-6 year olds are going to beat a professional hockey team.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The audience doesn't seem to mind the Pee Wee hockey team getting destroyed on the field.
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  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Downplayed, the Pee-Wee hockey team says stuff kids their age they shouldn't be saying. Though as opposed to the usual cursing, the kids are rather pessimistic for kids their age.
    Player: They look tough, I think Nelson's gonna die for sure.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: It's never said whether Stan got his bike back or not, let alone the fate of the Pee Wee hockey team. Ike obviously survived as he was in later episodes
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