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Recap / South Park S 13 E 14 The Ungroundable

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Air date: November 19, 2008

A vampire fad is spreading at South Park Elementary. Butters believes that the students actually are vampires and asks to join them while the Goth Kids do not want to be confused with vampire kids and try to stop the new movement.

"The Ungroundable" contains examples of:

  • Darkness Von Gothick Name: The Vampire Kids give themselves names like Vampir and Bloodrayne.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episode focuses mainly on Butters and the Goth Kids.
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  • Ear Worm: "Burn Down Hot Topic" song.
  • Hiss Before Fleeing: Butters does this once he believes he has become a vampire.
  • Informed Deformity: Pete of the Goth Kids is referred to as "The kid with pock marks on his face".
  • Karma Houdini: Henrietta doesn't get caught stealing her parents' car. The Goth Kids don't get arrested for kidnapping the Vampire Kids' leader and shipping him off to Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Kill It with Fire: The Goth Kids put an end to the fad by burning down Hot Topic.
  • Mistaken for Gay: After Butters fails "to feed" on Cartman, Cartman tells his mom that apparently Butters is gay and finds him very attractive.
    Liane: What's going on?
    Cartman: Well, Mom, apparently Butters is gay, finds me very attractive, and, confused about his sexual identity, puked up all over my floor.
    Liane: Oh, dear.
    Cartman: Yes.
    • It's all stated here with Cartman's earlier outburst at Butters:
    Cartman: Dude, gross! You got spit all over my neck! Mom! Butters just gave me a hickey!
  • Place Worse Than Death: The Goth Kids all agree on the most horrible, miserable place to send Vampir: Scottsdale.
  • Vampire Vannabe: The Vampire Kids pretend to be vampires because it is the "in thing". Butters wants to join them.
  • Verbal Tic: Vampir (AKA Mike Makowski), head of the Vampire Kids, per se, tends to end his sentences with that phrase, per se.
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  • You Can't Kill What's Already Dead: Butters tells his parents that he can't be grounded because, "How can thy ground that which is... ungroundable."

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