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Recap / South Park S14E5 "200"

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In the 200th episode, Tom Cruise and 199 other celebrities file a class action lawsuit on the town for ridiculing them over the years.

"200" contains examples of:

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The celebrities and the revived Ginger Separatist Movement.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Pretty much every single celebrity the show had lampooned to date at the time appears, even some who had died in Real Life such as Michael Jackson. Tim Burton makes a brief appearance as well, despite having never been parodied in the series proper.
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  • Double Standard: Starts the ongoing theme of which religious figures are and aren't okay to parody, which carries over into the next episode.
    Joseph Smith: Boys, you need to understand that people get very offended when Muhammad is mocked, because he is a religious figure.
    (Loud snorting noise, cut to Buddha snorting lines of cocaine)
    Jesus: Buddha, don't do coke in front of kids!
  • Take That!:
    • Barbra Streisand, who Parker and Stone genuinely despise, is back in this episode.
    • Tim Burton, despite never appearing on the show prior to this, is shown being pleased with the idea of not being able to be made fun of for rehashing old plots, constantly casting Johnny Depp in his movies, and using Danny Elfman for his scores, which is considered “crappy music”.
    • The episode starts the ongoing potshot at the aforementioned Double Standard of an inoffensive depiction of Muhammad being off-limits, while other religious figures are a-okay to portray in a sacrilegious fashion.
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  • The Unreveal: When Muhammad is brought out, he's in a bear costume. He starts to remove his mask...only for the next episode to reveal that he's actually Santa Claus in disguise.
  • Wham Line: "Then maybe I won't tell you about your father."


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