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Cartman and the boys start their own church against the wishes of their parents. Meanwhile, Satan must choose between two of his lovers.

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  • Beware the Nice Ones: Chris is kind and submissive to a fault, but after one too many murder attempts by Saddam, he fights back and gets in a few kills of his own.
  • Big "NO!": Saddam over being stuck in Heaven with the Mormons.
  • Brutal Honesty: Hearing Satan's whole story, God remarks he's being "a whiny, little bitch" with an unhealthy dependency on relationships. Satan realizes he's exactly right.
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  • Compound Title: Combined with the previous episode.
  • Continuity Nod: When Cartman reveals his true plan to Stan and Kyle, he cites "the tooth fairy thing" and "the boy band thing" not working out as his motivation.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment:
    • Jesus intends to send Cartman away so he can think about his sins.
      Cartman: You're gonna send me to Hell?
      Jesus: No. Worse!
      [cut to Ensenada, Mexico]
    • Since Saddam won't leave him alone, Satan calls in a favor from God to get him admitted into Heaven. For a guy who enjoyed being cruel and in Hell, being stuck with excessively polite people is quite the punishment.
  • Crisis of Faith: Upon learning of Cartman's scam, Stan remarks he's severely disillusioned.
  • Extreme Doormat: This is Satan's main issue with Chris; he constantly remains upbeat and positive, even when Satan cheats on him with Saddam.
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  • Irony: Listening to Satan talk about his problems, a little girl suggests he talk to the last person he ever would've thought of: God.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: It turns out Cartman only started the church to con the other kids out of their money and make ten million dollars.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When his scam is revealed and the others act surprised, Cartman cites what Sister Anne told them and kept trying to tell them about God and Hell.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Saddam attempts to kill Chris to keep him from getting between him and Satan. However, since Chris is already dead, he merely resurrects every time Saddam attempts to kill him.
  • Nice Guy: The Mormons in Heaven, excessively so and much to everyone else's annoyance.
  • Take a Third Option: Faced with choosing between Saddam and Chris, Satan is convinced to simply choose neither and be single.
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  • You Can't Kill What's Already Dead: Saddam and Chris make several attempts to kill each other, only to revive due to them both already being in Hell.
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