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Coon 2: Hindsight: First aired October 27 2010

Mysterion Rises: First aired November 3 2010

Coon Vs Coon And Friends: First aired November 10 2010

These three episodes make up "The Coon And Friends Trilogy." The episodes focus on Cartman and his friends dressing up as superheroes and trying to stop catastrophes, but they're upstaged by a superhero named "Captain Hindsight." Cartman tries to blackmail him to get him on their side. Meanwhile, many oil spills in the gulf occurred as they accidentally rip a hole into another dimension and creatures start attacking people. The oil company drills a hole in the moon and causes Cthulhu to come out. And Cartman teams up with Cthulhu to get revenge on his friends who kicked him out of "Coon And Friends", while we learn about why Kenny can never die.'

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  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Bradley to Henrietta.
  • Artifact Title: After the Coon gets kicked out, the group doesn't change its name. This is lampshaded in the scene where the young heroes are raising money selling lemon bars.
    Toolshed: Mysterion, if Cartman's gone, why are we still calling ourselves Coon and Friends?
    Mysterion: Because it pisses Cartman off beyond belief, and I find that extremely funny.
  • Bait-and-Switch: A man appears in a glowing hologram and seemingly informs Kenny that he was sent from another planet and has powers. Then he names Mint Berry Crunch and continues the conversation from there.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Cartman and Cthulhu.
  • Blatant Lies / Believing Their Own Lies: Cartman spends the last to parts telling anyone who listened that his working with Cthulhu is and Enemy Mine that will make the world a better place, absolutely no-one is convinced.
    • Mint Berry Crunch's narration isn't any better.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Kenny flat out calls Cthulhu a pussy and a wuss. Provides the page quote.
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  • Hijacking Cthulhu: The page image. Cartman befriends Cthulhu and basically takes control of him, telling him to destroy Burning Man, Whole Foods, synagogues, hippies, San Francisco, and Justin Bieber.
  • Immortality Hurts: Because of the many violent and painful experiences along the way. Not to mention how none of his friends remember his deaths and act like nothing happened, which adds to the mental stress this all causes. As Kenny says, "It's not 'pretty cool,' Kyle; IT FUCKING HURTS!"
  • Mundane Utility: In the end Kenny decides to shoot himself in the head to save time on having to go home and go to bed (and possibly punish his friends for not remembering).
  • Origins Episode: The origins of Kenny's Resurrective Immortality are explained, kinda.
  • Parody Commercial: Tony Hayward, the President CEO of BP, wants everyone affected by the oil spill that they're deeply sorry, especially since he says it repeatedly across different scenic backgrounds.
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  • Scare 'em Straight: It's demonstrated that Kenny has previously used his heroic alter-ego to scare his parents into treating his siblings better.
  • Take That!: Cartman convinces Cthulhu to kill Justin Bieber.
    • BP are treated as Lethally Stupid, knowingly drilling into portals to Eldritch Locations, being incapable of coming up with ideas that don't involve drilling, and only being able to send out lame apology videos instead of doing anything to help the crisis they cause.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Deconstructed. Kenny dies by suicide multiple times throughout the trilogy, as we learn that since his parents joined a Cthulhu meeting when his mom was pregnant with him, he's cursed with a power to never die. This isn't as good as it seems, as it turns out dying over and over again and having to go through pain so many times put a real strain on Kenny's mental health, as he's no longer afraid of anything and is willing to sacrifice himself to Cthulhu to take his curse away.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The only thing Captain Hindsight can do is show up at a crisis and tell everyone what the should have done differently. (He can also fly not that it ever occurs to anyone to do anything with it)
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