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Recap / South Park S 10 E 9 The Mystery Of The Urinal Deuce

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Cartman believes he has found the true culprits behind September 11th attacks, while Stan and Kyle seek to uncover the mystery on their own. In the meanwhile, another conspiracy erupts in the South Park elementary school.

This episode includes examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: The kids initially thought someone taking a crap in the urinal was actually pretty bad, but Mr. Mackey constantly ranting about it and using elaborate scatological euphemisms and descriptions on how they would go about doing it just causes them to laugh hysterically.
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  • Analogy Backfire: Mr. Mackey becomes uncharacteristically angry about someone taking a crap in the urinal, and wants to find out which one of the students did it. Unfortunately, his use of scatological euphemisms only make the students laugh, frustrating Mr. Mackey even more.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Believe it or not, the Hardly Boys solve the Case of the Urinal Turd and the Case of the World Trade Center Conspiracy.
  • The Case Of: Parodied with the Hardly Boys. A narrator notes the title of their two cases (see above), while a montage refers to other previous cases (such as The Secret of the Lost Tunnel).
  • Demonization: Cartman's "research" into 9/11 leads him to conclude who was truly responsible: Kyle.
  • Faking the Dead: Bush "executes" the webmaster of the 9/11 truther website in front of Stan and Kyle as part of the conspiracy.
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  • Government Conspiracy: As it turns out, 9/11 wasn't a government conspiracy, but the 9/11 truth movement was. The government did it to make themselves feel more powerful and project an image of omnipotence to the group of people who insist that the government controls and knows everything.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Played In-Universe, Cartman seems to convince many students about his 9/11 conspiracy theories.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Kyle points out that he and Stan got out of the White House pretty easily for a couple of kids pursued by the government itself.
  • Only in It for the Money: Bush's claimed reason for staging 9/11.
  • President Evil: Subverted. Bush tries to portray himself as one to further the grand conspiracy.
  • Pretext for War: President Bush and his cabinet try to make it look like 9/11 was this, going as far as to tell Stan and Kyle they did it so they could invade Iraq, monopolize the oil, and get filthy rich.
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  • The Reveal: 9/11 really was done by al-Qaeda, and the government is behind the 9/11 truth movement in order to convince people that they are all-powerful. Also, Stan was the one who took a crap in the urinal, and the government aided him in covering that up because it could help further their own conspiracy.
  • Skewed Priorities: Mr. Mackey is way too obsessed with finding who pooped in the urinal.
  • Spanner in the Works: On their way home, Stan and Kyle bump into the 9/11 conspiracy theorist after just seeing him shot by Bush.
  • Take That!: To 9/11 conspiracy theorists.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Mr. Mackey's reaction to Yates wanting to bring in the Hardly Boys to investigate 9/11.
  • Truth in Television: The "proofs" put forward by Cartman are Real Life conspiracy theories about 9/11.
  • With Friends Like These...: The other kids buy into Cartman's 9/11 report and begin to fear Kyle.
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