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Recap / South Park S 4 E 1 The Tooth Fairys Tats 2000

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  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Shortly after blinking out of existence after hitting a nadir of existential angst, Kyle becomes a god-like entity capable of altering the fabric of reality. It only last for a few moments before he is Brought Down to Normal.
  • The Cloud Cuckoolander Was Right: The chicken-squirrel turns out to be real in the end, though Kyle's Reality Warping might have had a hand in that.
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  • Comedic Sociopathy: Stan and Kyle never question Cartman when he suggests the steal money from a terminally Ill Boy
  • Continuity Nod: Chef once again warns the boys against doing drugs and that "there is a time and a place for everything and it's called college."
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: The American Dental Association laugh when Dr. Foley tries to convince them of exactly what’s happening to the teeth, favouring their own chicken-squirrel hybrid theory. They further ridicule Foley when he says that he says that he has seen it before in Montreal, derisively asking “And where, pray, is this Montreal?”
  • Get Rich Quick Scheme: The boys attempt to use the tooth fairy trade for this. However, it's revealed that there is an entire organization based around this scam and because of this, it wasn't an original idea from them.
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  • The Mafia: The kids in the tooth fairy trading organization act in a very Mafioso manner, with Loogie playing the part of The Don.
  • Noodle Incident: The Only Sane Man dentist has seen a tooth mafia happen before in Montreal.
  • Product Placement: The boys plan to get enough money to buy a Sega Dreamcast.
  • Running Gag: Cartman's constant use of the word "tits".
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Loogie and his cronies throw Kenny in the river with cement shoes, although the water is not deep enough to drown him at first. He tries hopping to shore only to reach a depression which pulls him under.
  • Trope 2000: This is the first of four episodes from Season 4 (albeit the second produced) to have "2000" in its title.
  • Verbal Tic: Cartman keeps saying "tits" throughout this episode.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Sega Dreamcast subplot is suddenly forgotten after the sting operation.

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