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Recap / South Park S 18 E 1 Go Fund Yourself

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In an attempt to stay out of school forever, the boys create a startup company to be funded by Kickstarter, using the name and logo of the Washington Redskins football team, whose trademark recently got pulled.


"Go Fund Yourself" contains examples of:

  • As You Know: These words are used by Cartman during both of the Washington Redskins conferences.
  • Crying Indian: Dan Snyder invokes this when seeing a news report about the growing popularity of the boys' Washington Redskins startup company.
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  • Determinator: During a game against the Dallas Cowboys, all of the members of the Washington Redskins football team leave due to their reputation being reduced to a target of mockery. Dan Snyder attempts take on the Cowboys by himself, only to be tackled by the opposing team. He persists with the game, despite the continued tackling.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The ending.
  • Downer Ending: Due to the success of the Washington Redskins crowd-funding company, many athletes left the Washington Redskins football team out of humiliation, leaving Dan Snyder alone against the Dallas Cowboys. The pathetic result of the game led to a boycott against the Washington Redskins crowd-funding company, and the boys decided to go back to school rather than deal with renaming the company.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even ISIS wants nothing to do with the boys' Washington Redskins after what happened in that football game where Dan Snyder kept getting tackled by the Cowboys.
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  • Meaningful Echo: When the boys discover that their Washington Redskins company is starting to get backers, Cartman declares, "Sitting on our asses, here we come!" Later on, when the Kickstarter staff comment on the success of their website, and that they get to do nothing and receive 5% for every project funded, one of them declares, "Sitting on our asses, here we come!"
  • Name's the Same: In-universe. There's the fact that there are two organizations called the Washington Redskins — the NFL football team, and a startup (later, crowd-funding) company run by children who don't want to do anything.
    Commentator 1: A beautiful night in Arlington, Texas as the Dallas Cowboys get set to take on the Washington Redskins. That is, of course, Washington Redskins the football team, not Washington Redskins the audacious crowd-funding company.
    Commentator 2: Yeah, and if you ask me, the Redskins are a scam.
    Commentator 1: You're talking about the crowd-funding company Redskins, right?
    Commentator 2: That's right. And now you've got terrorist groups like ISIS using the Redskins to raise their money. I-I don't like what the Redskins are doing.
    Commentator 1: Those Redskins.
    Commentator 2: Yeah, whatever.
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  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Randy asks the boys why they aren't in school. They answer that they're forming a startup company so they don't have to do anything ever again.
  • Take That!: Cartman mixes the NFL with the Catholic Church due to the scandals that their players were involved in around the time the episode aired.
    Cartman: Once you take a stand on something, you're pretending like your company is about more than money. Then all of a sudden you're the NFL and and your players get caught molesting little boys!
    Kyle: That's the Catholic Church.
    Cartman: NFL, Catholic Church, same thing! Okay, let's use the Catholic Church. You take a moral stand on issues, you say you're about honor and integrity, and the next thing you know, your clergymen are getting caught beating up their wives in an elevator.
    Kyle: That's the NFL.
    Cartman: It's the same thing, Kyle! The point is, if we as an organization claim to be about high morality, somebody is eventually going to get raped or beaten in an elevator and it's most likely going to be Butters.
  • Title Drop: During the conference where Cartman and Kyle announce that their Washington Redskins is now a crowd-funding company in the wake of Kickstarter's destruction.
    Kyle: People still need a way to raise money for their stupid startup projects, and with the Redskins you can now Go Fund Yourself. (the title of the episode appears on the screen behind them)
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: In fact, doing nothing is the entire mission statement behind the boys' startup company.

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