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Recap / South Park S 2 E 1 Terrance And Phillip In Not Without My Anus
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Episode – 201
Airdate – 4/1/1998

An April Fool's episode centered on Terrance and Phillip that aired instead of the resolution of who Cartman's father was.

After another failed attempt to have Terrance and Phillip killed, Scott the Dick teams up with Saddam Hussein to kill Terrance and Phillip.

"Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus" contains examples of:

  • Absentee Actor:
    • None of the main four boys appear in person in this episode at all. Cartman, Stan and Kyle only appear in the recap for the previous episode and, along with Kenny, on T-shirts sold in Canada,
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    • This is the first time where Chef and Mr. Garrison are absent.
  • Anti-Climax: While searching for his daughter Sally, who's being held hostage in Iran, Terrance wonder how they'll ever find her since they don't speak the language, they're foreigners in a hostile country, and have no idea where to start...
    Phillip: Oh look, there she is! *cut to Sally standing completely unguarded and unharmed a few feet away*
  • Canada, Eh?: The entire episode takes place in Canada and is centered around the Canadian comedy duo Terrence and Phillip.
  • Catchphrase: "Hey relax, guy/buddy" or "You need a rest, guy." from Saddam Hussein.
    • Terrance and Phillip laugh anytime a fart happens. Even their farts might count as a catchphrase of theirs.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "I got you now, fart-loving fart lovers!"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Scott hates Terrance and Phillip because they make fart jokes, so he tries to convict them of a crime every week and teams up with Saddam Hussein to murder them.
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  • Faux Affably Evil: Saddam Hussein, he might act friendly and personable, but he's still a dictator intent on covertly taking over the world, starting with Canada.
  • Find Out Next Time: During the credits, the announcer from the ending of "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut" is heard to say, "Who is Eric Cartman's father? Find out on an all new South Park, in just a few weeks."
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Scott tries to make Terrance and Phillip do one for Canada. Subverted because they found a better way to save Canada.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Terrance and Phillip think Americans have weird heads. They're Canadians and by the show's default art style designed with flappy heads.
  • Informed Deformity: Ugly Bob is apparently so hideous that he needs to wear a bag on his head to spare everyone else from seeing his grotesque face. In reality, he looks exactly like Terrance and Phillip except with brown hair. At first it seems like he's only ugly by Canadian standards until Saddam also reacts in horror to his face.
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  • Informed Flaw: Parodied with Ugly Bob. He looks like every other Canadian, but everyone from Terrance and Phillip to Saddam Hussein is horrified by his ugliness. The guys give him a paper bag to put over his head.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Downplayed example. Saddam walks in on Céline Dion and Ugly Bob naked in bed, but they weren't having sex anymore
  • Karma Houdini: Scott gets no comeuppance for working with a dictator to try and murder Terrence and Phillip and then helping them get into Canada beyond his plans to kill Terrence and Phillip failing.
  • Mutually Fictional: Invoked. Terrance and Phillip are seen watching the previous episode, "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut", on TV and commenting on the look of American heads.
  • No, You: Terrance and Scott get into a "You're a dick!" argument over the phone.
  • Noodle Incident: The whole story behind Terrance's love affair with Céline Dion.
  • Rule of Three: Terrance farting into the phone while talking to Scott. The third time is interrupted by Scott.
  • Running Gag:
    • Terrance and Phillip randomly farting and laughing about it.
    • Mixing up Iraq and Iran and saying "Iraq, Iran, what's the difference?"
  • Shout-Out: To The Empire Strikes Back.
    Saddam: I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.
    Scott: This deal's getting worse and worse all the time.
  • Snipe Hunt: Terrance and Phillip randomly stop what they're doing and try to find treasure.
  • Toilet Humor: It's a Terrance and Phillip episode and they fart a lot, even in court. At one point, the Head Juror has to yell over their farts just to make herself heard.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kroff Dinnanote , to the point that Terrance and Phillip ask that they be buried alongside it if they die in Iran.
  • Trolling Creator: The South Park episode Terrance and Phillip watch features a scene where Dr. Mephisto reveals who Cartman's father is, but the reveal is drowned out by their laughter. If you listen very closely, you can tell that there's no actual dialogue underneath.

Alternative Title(s): South Park S 2 E 1 Terrance And Philip In Not Without My Anus


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