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Recap / South Park S20E7 "Oh, Jeez"

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PC Principal tries one more time to make peace between the boys and the girls. Meanwhile, Gerald comes face-to-face with the Troll Hunter.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Butters pressing his penis against windows is called "pressing pickle" by Bill Clinton and "smooshing snake" by his father.
  • And I Must Scream: Gerald, Dildo, and the other Trolls are locked in a safe while being forced to listen to Never Gonna Give You Up.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: Stan finally gets a line after two episodes, consoling somebody offscreen over the election results. At first, you think he's talking to Randy, who was not happy. Turns out it's Wendy, who Stan is trying to patch things up with, with Bill Clinton and Cosby's help.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Randy, Mr Garrison, Sharon and Shelley are all subjected to this by the Member Berries, presumably because their other techniques were no longer working.
  • Category Traitor: Butters accuses Stan of being one after the latter decides to accept Bill Clinton's offer and tries to patch things up with Wendy.
  • Continuity Nod: After the beta test of TrollTrace, Fort Collins is now a major disaster area that is contained by a massive wall to ensure nothing goes in or out. It is also mentioned that nearly all marriages in the city have ended in divorce.
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  • Downer Beginning: The episode opens with the 2016 election viewing party in despair over Mr. Garrison winning.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Caitlyn Jenner seems to have become this for Mr. Garrison or maybe The Man Behind the Man, J. J. Abrams.
  • Driven to Suicide: At least one Hillary Clinton supporter shot himself after seeing Garrison's electoral victory.
  • Foreshadowing: Bedrager telling Gerald about Freja Ollengard's death is all the proof you need to realize that Gerald was set-up.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Along with Mr. Garrison saying the word "fuck" uncensored, Hillary Clinton approaches Gerald (skankhunt42) and addresses him as Mr. Khunt.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: PC Person brings in someone to teach the boys how to treat women with respect. He chooses Bill Clinton. And Bill Cosby.
  • Hypocrite: Butters berates Cartman for having changed from his old self, and then immediately evicts him from his home, while Butters himself has become significantly different from his own old self.
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  • Idiot Ball: Sharon and Shelley do not notice anything odd about Randy's sudden change in behavior, even though he's saying how great The Force Awakens was in a Creepy Monotone, when he was railing against it before.
  • Ironic Echo: "Dildo" explains that Hillary lured the Trolls into a trap by saying they were "smart and funny".
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: At the beginning of the episode, while watching Mr. Garrison's victory speech, Randy mutters, "This isn't how it was supposed to happen..." Indeed it wasn't, for this episode was originally produced under the assumption of a Clinton presidency. Thank goodness for the show averting Animation Lead Time!
  • Mood Whiplash: Because of the Real Life Writes the Plot, this episode comes off as more somber than earlier episodes in the season.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Bill admits he played a part in turning his wife into a Broken Bird, now believing she's about to become a Woman Scorned Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
    • Though he never says it himself, PC Principal seems to realize that him firing Garrison last season was what lead everything to become as they are now.
  • Never My Fault: When Cartman mentioned that the boys destroyed his technology, Butters said that girls drove them to do it instead of apologizing.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: The scene involving Cartman and Heidi at the park. Heidi's talking about the election and Hillary Clinton not being able to win the presidency, while Cartman is all concerned about Heidi finding out his online post about him hating the new Ghostbusters movie and dump him.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: The Member Berries are capable of forcibly converting their staunch opponents into their drones. This fate befalls Garrison, Caitlyn Jenner, Randy, and his family (except Stan, Marvin, and Jimbo).
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Because Trey and Matt were confident that Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 election, this episode was originally going to be titled "The Very First Gentleman," in reference to Bill Clinton. Since the opposite happened in Real Life, a few changes were necessitated. Randy's horrified whisper of "This isn't how it was supposed to happen" at the beginning of the episode highlights this.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Gerald's fake name when entering the TrollTrace building was "Ambassador Von Miller", named after the Denver Broncos linebacker.
    • The scene where Bedrager tries to get Gerald to laugh with pun names is a reference to the Biggus Dickus scene in Life of Brian.
    • And of course, when Randy discovers the election results, he says that famous line from Planet of the Apes (1968).
    • Member Berry juice brainwashing people and the method in which it propagates could reference the Antichrist goop in Prince of Darkness, where said liquid jumped into people's mouths to turn them into zombies and forced the newly converted to puke in other people's mouths, in order to zombify everyone.
  • Stepford Smiler: Bill Clinton is revealed to be this at the end.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Meta example. During Garrison's victory speech, he said the word "fuck", uncensored. This was a mistake on Comedy Central's part, as when the episode was rerun the following Wednesday, the line was properly censored.
    • According to Bill Clinton, when TrollTrace goes live, Hillary Clinton and women worldwide will put all males underground and milk them for their sperm so they won't have to deal with their bigotry and sexism anymore. That is, unless, the men start kissing up to the women. Of course, given that it's Bill Clinton saying all this, it should be taken with a grain of salt.
  • You Are Grounded: Butters once again, this time for putting his weiner against the windows of several businesses (or "pressing pickle", as Stephen and Bill Clinton put it).
  • You Bastard!: Immediately after Mr Garrison's victory was announced at the beginning of the episode, Randy screams "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!!! YOU MANIACS!!!!" in terrified anger while looking directly at the viewer.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Cartman decides that since TrollTrace is going to bring about a dire cataclysm once it goes online (AKA ruin his relationship with Heidi), he and Heidi must start a new life on Mars, where there is no WiFi or Internet.

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