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Chef and Jimbo get into a fight whether the racist South Park flag should be kept or not and wind up getting the whole town involved leaving most people undecided. Things only get worse when the KKK get involved. Meanwhile, Garrison's temporary replacement gets the kids to debate over whether or not the flag should be changed or not. Cartman and Wendy get paired up and over time Wendy starts developing an attraction to Cartman.

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  • Actually Pretty Funny: Stan, Kyle, Gerald & the other kids all laugh when Kenny explodes from drinking water after eating antacid pills.
    Stan: That was a good one.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: After Chef explains to Kyle's team why the flag is controversial:
    Kyle: We didn't really see it that way.
    Chef: But that's a black man up there!
    Kyle: Yeah but, the color of someone's skin doesn't matter.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: The main reason the town can't decide whether to keep the flag or not. They feel that the flag is racist, but that they also shouldn't whitewash history.
  • Children Are Innocent: Stan and Kyle's team just saw the South Park flag as a man being hanged, without even thinking about how the hanged man is black and surrounded by a cheering white crowd. Their lack of understanding of racism led them to think that the controversial issue at hand was capital punishment.
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  • Commonality Connection: Wendy and Cartman, of all people, end up bonding over similar debate ideas and making double-stuffed Oreos into quadruple-stuffed Oreos.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: When Chef complains about him not doing anything about the KKK rally, Officer Barbrady tells Chef that while the town doesn't agree with the organization's views, they have the right to free speech and he can't arrest them for talking.
  • Exact Words: Chef brings up a story about a monk who, in protest, set himself on fire. He then says he will do the same thing. He proceeds to hold up a ligher and a gasoline tank triumphantly... and then sets a monk sitting next to him on fire.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • While Chef is ranting at Stan & Kyle, the person who is holding the extension to Chef's new name tries to keep up with Chef.
    • After Wendy kisses Cartman, Stan does a Jaw Drop and stays that way for the rest of the scene, including when Chef and Jimbo reconcile.
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  • Harmless Villain: The KKK are rightfully hated by the citizens of South Park but as far as villainy goes, they pretty much do nothing beyond chanting "White Power".
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Chef ultimately becomes a racist trying to fight racism himself. Thankfully he realizes this after Kyle tells him so and admits to Stan and Kyle that he misjudged them.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Kenny eats a bowl of antacids thinking it was mints, then drinks water and explodes.
  • Jaw Drop: Stan after watching Wendy kiss Cartman in front of everyone
  • Kick the Dog: Everyone laughing after Kenny dies
  • Mistaken for Racist: Jimbo and Ned when Chef sees them in KKK attire.
    • Stan & Kyle too for wanting to keep the flag the same.
  • Not So Different: Discussed. After Jimbo and Ned infiltrate the KKK meeting and see for themselves how loony the Klan is, the two start wondering if they're any less crazy for being fellow supporters of the South Park flag.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Jimbo insists this to Chef when he catches them dressed like KKK members.
  • Overly Long Name: Chef changes his name to Abdul Mohammed Jabar Rauf Kareem Ali partway through. Its so long it doesn't completely fit on his apron and he has to have an assistant hold up a sign with the rest of his name on it.
  • "Pop!" Goes the Human: Kenny explodes after eating a bowl full of antacid tablets and drinking some water.
  • Ship Sinking/Ship Tease: Wendy kisses Cartman at the end of the episode to resolve the sexual tension, and Cartman seems disappointed that she no longer has feelings for him.
  • Straw Character: The third-grader's previous debates are listed as Pro-Choice Vs. Cartman, Pro-Gun Control Vs. Cartman, and People Against Killing Baby Seals Vs. Cartman.
  • Take a Third Option: Instead of getting rid of the flag or keeping it as is, the town changes the flag so the black man is now being hung by people of all races (including another black man). Chef is happy because it removes the racism while Jimbo is pleased that the flag retains its historical roots.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Kenny mistakes a bowl of antacid tablets for mints and drinks water. The pressure caused by the fizz makes him explode.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Bebe flat out tells Wendy that she has this with Cartman, and Wendy resolves it in the end by kissing him.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Most of the KKK's meeting consists of them playing harmless games, such as holding a cake raffle and hiding silly things under their robes.
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