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Recap / South Park S 2 E 14 Chef Aid

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Joe Strummer, Rancid, Ozzy Osbourne, Ween, Primus, Elton John, Meat Loaf, Rick James, and DMX guest star in this episode where the boys set up a concert for Chef when he's accused of plagiarizing Alanis Morissette's new song, "Stinky Britches" (when really it was a song Chef wrote and sang back when he was a singer).

This episode provides examples of:

  • Amoral Attorney: Subverted with Johnny Cochran. He does help the record company executive sue Chef, but only because they pay him to. When he sees how Chef's friends eagerly seek to help them, he is touched and defends Chef pro bono.
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  • Big Damn Heroes: All of the musicians who help out with Chef Aid.
  • Big "NO!": The record producer gets one after hearing Johnnie Cochran would represent Chef for free.
  • Chewbacca Defense: Trope Namer. Johnnie Cochran talks about Chewbacca to the jury, saying that his case is so airtight he can waste their time discussing Endor instead of the case and still win.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The music producer is so unbelievably greedy, he believes he is above the law, and even sues Chef on the frivolous charge of harassing a major record label, all so he won't have to pay Chef royalties.
  • Doing It for the Art: In-Universe. Chef doesn't care about getting royalties from the song, he just wants to be credited for creating it.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Even Officer Barbrady thinks Mr. Garrison is being crazy.
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  • Fan Disservice: Sheila and Miss Crabtree naked in bed with Chef
  • History with Celebrity: When the boys organize a benefit concert for Chef, they discover that he has helped a lot of rock stars in his career. For example, he inspired Meat Loaf's stage name and introduced Elton John to lyricist Berny Taupin.
  • Jerkass: The music producer.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: The music producer guy thinks he should be above the law and goes out of his way to ruin Chef. Johnnie Cochran makes sure this isn't the case.
  • Karmic Jackpot: All the musicians that Chef helped out over the years turn out to perform at the concert.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Everyone thinks Mr. Garrison has snapped and that the Hat/Twig fight is his doing. Then Mr. Hat somehow drives the truck that allowed Mr. Garrison and Chef to escape the cell.
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  • Police Brutality: When Chef is arrested, the officers repeatedly hit him with their batons.
  • Punny Name: Capitalist Records is a play on the real life record label Capitol Records.
  • Really Gets Around: After the boys finish their fundraiser and return to Chef's home to report him how much money they made, Chef tells them that he managed to raise 400,000 dollars by sleeping with various women in town in the same amount of time it took the boys to raise 100 dollars by selling cookies.
  • Series Continuity Error: During the same show. In the middle of the trial the prosecution and defense sides switch for no reason.
  • Shout-Out: "And what happened then? Well, in South Park, they say Johnnie Cochran's heart grew three sizes that day."
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Ozzy Osbourne bites Kenny's head off.


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