A South Park-style retelling of Great Expectations, with Malcolm McDowell as the narrator.
This episode has the following tropes:
- Actor Allusion: Malcolm Mcdowell introduces himself as "your humble narrator" (as well as "a British person").
- A Day in the Limelight: The episode focuses on Pip.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: A platonic version, the convict who Pip helped free takes him in and teaches him how to be a gentleman for freeing him.
- Bittersweet Ending: The convict is killed, but Pip and the others manage to rescue Estella and the men from Havisham. The narrator assures us they all lived happily ever after, "except for Pocket, who died of Hepatitis B."
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Miss Havisham breathes acid into the convict's face
- Does Not Like Men: Miss Havisham
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Havisham commands robot monkeys.
- Jerkass: Estella, though she's as nice as Pocket when compared to Miss Havisham
- Missing Episode: Almost never aired, probably due to the near-universal negative opinion on it
- Nice Guy: Pocket
- No Name Given: The narrator is simply called "A British Person."
- Off the Rails: Follows Great Expectations up until Estella's mother builds a Doomsday Device powered by male tears.
- Pet the Dog: Subverted, Estella almost apologizes to Pip for breaking his heart but stops herself before she can
- Sliding Scale of Adaptation Modification: Parodied. The episode starts off faithful to the book, but then once the Genesis Device is introduced, it goes completely off the rails.
- Something Completely Different: This is not your typical South Park episode. In fact, it's not a South Park episode at all!note
- Whole Plot Reference: To Great Expectations. The episode is actually pretty faithful to the book until the introduction of the Genesis Device.