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Sheila: "Times have changed.
Our kids are getting worse.
They won’t obey their parents.
They just want to fart and curse."

Sharon: "Should we blame the government?"

Liane: "Or blame society?"

Randy, Gerald, & Stuart: "Or should we blame the images on TV?"

Sheila: "No, Blame Canada!"

— The Oscar-nominated song, "Blame Canada", demonstrating the uselessness and scapegoating of South Park's adults.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & UncutThe Movie of that famous cartoon about the foulmouthed kids—hit theaters in 1999, less than two years after the show's premiere, making it one of the fastest TV-to-film adaptations in history. It is the first computer-animated film in history to receive an R rating.note 

Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan sneak into a Sunday morning screening of Asses of Fire, a new film starring their favorite Canadian comedians, Terrance and Phillip. The epic number of obscenities they take from the film (and quickly spread to the other kids at school) causes all sorts of trouble; before too long, the parents of South Park, led by Kyle's mother Sheila Broflovski, go on the Moral Guardian warpath. Their culture war eventually results in the arrest of Terrance and Phillip, which starts an actual war between Canada and America. The American government plans to execute Terrance and Philip during a USO show...which would allow Satan to rise up and cause The End of the World as We Know It. The world's only hope for salvation? You guessed it: Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan.


While vulgar and patently offensive (it won a Guinness World Record for most obscenities in an animated feature—399), Uncut managed to gain recognition from the Academy of Arts and Sciences when "Blame Canada" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2000 Academy Awards (it lost to Phil Collins' "You'll Be in My Heart" from Disney's Tarzan, a loss that Trey Parker did not take lightly). It's also notable for being just plain laugh-out-loud funny, and the terrific original tunes—including "Blame Canada", "Mountain Town", "Uncle Fucka", and "What Would Brian Boitano Do?"—certainly help in that regard.

Uncut is one of only three R-rated animated films to receive any form of recognition from the Academy, the other two being Waltz with Bashir (nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008) and Anomalisa (nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2015).


What would Brian Boitano do if he were here right now? He'd make a list of tropes for you — that's what Brian Boitano'd do!

  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: A few famous people Kenny passes by as he falls into Hell (among them Adolf Hitler, George Burns, and Mohandas Gandhi) are rendered as this. Although they're not people so much as demons.
  • The Ace:
    • Gregory, due to his political competence and good grades.
    • Brian Boitano, at least according to Stan's song.
  • Adam Westing: George Clooney has a cameo role as a doctor who attempts to save Kenny's life. It goes without saying that Kenny dies, but the kicker is that the doctors replaced his heart with a baked potato.
  • Affectionate Parody: Trey and Matt are pretty big musical theatre fans (even having penned The Book of Mormon), and it shows; this is basically a South Park-ified Disney Renaissance movie (with some elements of stage musicals like Les Misérables for good measure). This is even mentioned directly in the script.
    Very happy, Disneyesque MUSIC swirls in.
    It is a scene reminiscent of, if not directly ripped off from, the opening number of Beauty and the Beast.
  • Anachronism Stew: Played for Laughs in "What Would Brian Boitano Do?", in which the eponymous skater beats up Kublai Khan while building the Pyramids of Giza.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: "It's been 6 weeks since Saddam Hussein was killed by a pack of wild boars, and the world is still glad to be rid of him."
  • Angry Mob Song: "Blame Canada" and "La Résistance".
  • Animated Musical: The movie features original songs performed by cartoon characters.
  • Animation Bump: Appropriately enough, compared to Seasons 1 and 2. Subverted, however, from Season 3 onward, as the animation team took all the data and techniques used in the film and cranked them Up to Eleven. By Season 13 standards, Uncut looked like shi-ZZZZZZZZZAP 
  • Anti-Villain: For being the Prince of Darkness, Satan's actually a big softy.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: "What about Ike, mom? Did you forget that your own adopted son is Canadian!?"
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Cartman's cluster swear line at the end: "Fuck, shit, cock, ass, titties, boner, bitch, muff, pussy, cunt, butthole, Barbra Streisand!!"
    • South Park's creators considered this justified, as they have outright said that they hate Streisand.
  • Artistic License – Economics: Played for Laughs. During the UN meeting, we learn that Terrance and Phillip and related merchandise is responsible for almost half of Canada’s economy. Just to get a sense of how ridiculous that is, in Real Life, Canada’s single largest industry (real estate, including selling/managing/renting/leasing) makes up about 13% of Canada’s GDP.
  • Artistic License – Law: Sheila says that Terrance and Phillip are under citizens' arrest and produces a court order allowing it. However, court orders give government approval for such a thing, technically not making it a citizens' arrest.
  • Artistic License – Linguistics: "Bich" is not Latin for "generosity". (It's Luxembourgish for "beech tree", but that wouldn't make as snappy a lyric).
  • Audience Participation Song: The movie's version of "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch": "Come on, you all know the words!" Granted, Cartman's addressing the other kids in the playground, but it's pretty obvious that he's also addressing the viewers to get up for some toe-tapping sweary fun.
  • Avoid the Dreaded G Rating:
    • Paramount executives originally wanted Bigger, Longer & Uncut to be rated PG-13 in response to how much money the film would accumulate, but Trey and Matt said they wouldn't make the film if it wasn't rated R.
    • Later inverted when the original cut received an NC-17 rating. Trey and Matt made several edits, changing "Mother Fucka" to "Uncle Fucka" and downplaying the Winona Ryder ping pong ball scene. The film got an R after the sixth attempt.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: At the beginning of the movie, Kyle kicks Ike through a window and complains to his mother that he's adopted. Later on, it's shown that Kyle does care about Ike when the American government begins rounding up Canadian-born citizens. Kyle hides Ike in his attic so he won't be taken away and promises him that things will get better. While Kyle protects Terrance and Phillip, he asks his mother about Ike whom she adopted from Canada.
  • Award-Bait Song:
    • "Up There", Satan's big showstopper. A specific parody of the "I Want" Song as seen in Disney Renaissance movies.
    • Parodied with "Eyes of a Child" by Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers.
    • This is averted by the song that actually got award nominations, "Blame Canada".
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: The other mothers leave Sheila on her own to go find their children, who are stuck in the middle of the battlefield.
  • Badass Gay: Satan is a double subversion. He's initially weak and submissive (which is discussed when he talks to Kenny), though he opens up the portal to Hell so that demons would flood the Earth, but he eventually musters the courage to break up with Saddam for good and kill him.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Satan kills Saddam Hussein and pulls his demons back to Hell, though it's more of a Dog Bites Back moment for Satan.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Winona Ryder's ping pong ball trick. She just sits down and smacks them with a ping pong paddle, though the POV shot clearly suggests at first that she's propelling them in a more... visceral manner.
  • Belly Dancer: Some are shown in Saddam Hussein's "I Can Change" musical number. The black comedy of South Park rears its head again, however, as Saddam takes a dancer and snaps her body in half during the song.
  • Berserk Button: Call Sheila a bitch once, let alone do it repeatedly during a polka song-and-dance.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Played for laughs twice.
    • The first time is this conversation between Terrance and Phillip in "Asses of Fire".
      Terrance: You're such a pig-fucker, Phillip!
      Phillip: Terrance, why would you call me a pig-fucker?
      Terrance: Well, let's see. First of all, you fuck pigs.
      Phillip: [Beat] ...oh yeah!
    • Later on, Dr. Vosknocker tests the V-Chip using flash cards with words and pictures. The first obscenity he has Cartman say is "horsefucker", and the graphic depicts a man having sex with a horse.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Sheila Broflovski, Satan and Saddam Hussein. Sheila is responsible for creating M.A.C. and starting a war between America and Canada, while Satan and Saddam Hussein form a Big Bad Duumvirate and plot to manipulate the war to come Back from the Dead and Take Over the World.
  • Big Damn Movie: What the title says. Notably, it premiered not long after the series premiered on Comedy Central, though.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Stan when the electric chairs holding Terrance and Phillip are turned on by Mr. Garrison.
    • Sheila shouts this when Kyle is able to stop the Canadian/American war... ...then shoots Terrance and Phillip.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Kenny, when he is shown Heaven (which, due to him being a pervert, is full of naked girls)... only to have the carpet yanked out from under him when he tries to enter, and is subsequently banished to hell since he refused to go to church and went to the movies instead.
    • Terrance, after hearing Sheila Broflovski give her justification of why the US is at war with Canada to the troops at the USO show.
  • Black Dude Dies First: The army attempts to send in all the black soldiers first as "Operation: Human Shield" and the white soldiers getting behind them as "Operation: Get Behind The Darkies", even after Chef reminds the general of the Emancipation Proclamation (the freedom of slaves). Chef helps avert this trope when he tells all the black soldiers to duck at the right time.
  • Blatant Lies: In his Villain Song, Saddam says that he can change. He never says that he will change, though. Big difference.
    • When he shouts out "Just watch, I'm changing!", all he actually does is breakdance.
  • Book-Ends: The film begins and ends with the song "Mountain Town" sung by the main characters.
  • Butt-Monkey: Cartman, he gets a V-chip implanted and shocks him anytime he cusses (after cussing the most out of the boys and singing a insulting song of Kyle's mom, Shelia), until the end where he uses the electric powers to stop Saddam Hussein.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Sorry if you came to La Résistance hoping for punch and pie.
  • Call-Back:
    • The "Don't call me fat, you butt-fucking son of a bitch!" quote by Cartman was previously said by him in the Jesus vs. Santa short.
      • Terrance and Phillip weren't the first characters in the series to use the term "pigfucker"; Cartman originally used the term in the aforementioned Jesus vs. Santa short.
      • Also in the same short, due to the conflict of them not knowing whether to help either Jesus or Santa, Stan asks "what would Brian Boitano do?", and much to the boys' luck, he actually appears (unlike in the movie, where Brian Dennehy appears after mishearing his name).
    • Kyle played "kick the baby" with Ike before in the very first episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" as well as in "Ike's Wee Wee".
  • Calling the Old Bitch Out: Kyle does this to Sheila near the end. She wasn't pleased.
  • Camp Gay: This is played straight... gay... whatever, with Big Gay Al, and is taken Up to Eleven with his big musical number, "I'm Super".
  • Canada, Eh?: The entire film is about parents trying to exterminate Canada because of Terrance and Phillip influencing their children to use vulgar language. Many of the Canadian stereotypes are portrayed throughout.
  • Canadian = Hockey Fan: In the song "Blame Canada", the Mothers Against Canada criticize Canada for "all their hockey hullabaloo".
  • Captivity Harmonica: Ike's reaction to being forced to hide in the attic.
  • Car Cushion: Conan O'Brien, after his My God, What Have I Done? moment, jumps out of the window and lands on a car. All the car's owner does is turn the alarm off.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The V-chip. Turns out it can be used as a weapon.
  • Chekhov's News: The news reporter's line during "Mountain Town":
    "It's been six weeks since Saddam Hussein was killed by a pack of wild boars, and the world is still glad to be rid of him."
  • Cluster F-Bomb: When Cartman's V-chip malfunctions near the climax, his newly-gained electrical powers are fueled by this trope. "Uncle Fucka" also qualifies. On a meta level, the entire film qualifies.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When the President declares war on Canada, everyone in the school gym is shocked...except for Mr. Garrison:
    Garrison: All the Baldwins are dead?!
    • When the Canadian ambassadors are talking the unjustness of Terrance and Phillip's arrest and declaring war upon the United States, the United Nation's ambassadors can't get over the way they pronounce "about".
    • The doctor who implants Cartman's V-chip to curb his foul mouth proclaims it as a success after Cartman doesn't want to swear—not because he's learned his lesson, but because every time he swears, it electrocutes him, which he takes exception to (and often leads to more swearing).
    • At school, after Cartman tells Kyle to "don't call me fat, you fucking jew!", Mr. Garrison asks about him using the F-word. Cartman apparently thinks he was referring to his use of the word "jew".
  • Cooldown Hug Interruption: Sheila shooting Terrance and Phillip after Kyle stops the warring sides.
  • Country Matters: Among the words used during Cartman's literal swear-storm at the end of the movie.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The subplot of the Season 1 episode "Death" also involved parents protesting Terrance & Phillip. This was a major inspiration for the movie's plotline, and the entire film is basically that subplot expanded and with musical numbers.
    • If you look closely at the newspaper Gerald Broflovski is reading in the intro, you can see it says "Bookmobile Driver Released"; that's a reference to "Chickenlover", where the driver was found to be the titular culprit.
    • In the theater where the kids watch Asses of Fire for the second time after the Mr. Mackey song, you can see Damien from the Season 1 episode "Damien" sitting next to them.
    • Kelly (Kenny's girlfriend from Season 3) also makes a cameo in the same scene, despite living at the other side of the country.
    • Cartman sung "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch" before in "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo", and in this movie it's altered in D minor and with a tutorial on how to sing the song in different languages.
  • Credits Gag: Satan and Saddam are listed as playing themselves. Also, the songs are said to have been performed by the characters themselves.
  • Cultural Translation:
    • In the Japanese dub, the Clitoris' voice sounds like that of a woman orgasming, like you would hear in an undubbed hentai.
    • The German version changes the German porn video to British porn.
  • Dark Reprise: The dying words of Ze Mole are one of "La Resistance".
  • Demoted to Dragon: Satan may be the chief entity of evil in the universe, but Saddam is clearly the one who wears the pants in their relationship.
  • Descent into Darkness Song: The "Hell Isn't Good" song that plays when poor Kenny, well, goes to Hell.
  • Description Cut: After "It's Easy, M'kay", Mr. Mackey tells the children they can take the rest of the day off for personal reflection or to do something constructive. Cut to the movie theater where the entire class (except for Wendy and Gregory) is watching Asses of Fire.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: How Ze Mole dies.
  • Digital Destruction: Even though the film was made digitally, the Blu-ray transfer was taken from a film print that went through digital scratch remover, most noticeable during the scene where Cartman demonstrates the V-Chip, as his eyes keep disappearing.
  • Disney Villain Death: Saddam dies when Satan throws him down into hell, getting impaled by the rocks below.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The kids watch Terrance and Philip's movie and start cussing worse than they usually do (except for Kenny, who's typically more risqué in his dialogue than his friends), which eventually leads to an all-out war with Canada because the parents refuse to accept responsibility and Kenny died because of a movie he shouldn't have watched in the first place.
    • Sheila's retribution against Canada wasn't just disproportionate; it was misplaced. She was seeking to punish the entire nation of Canada based on the actions of only two of its citizens.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Satan finally has enough of Saddam's emotional abuse and impales him on a stalagmite. Not that it makes any difference—after all, where else was he going to go? Detroit?
  • Double Standard: Sheila says that it's okay for a film to have all the carnage and mayhem it wants, as long as there are "no naughty words". Stan and Kyle do a double take in response.
  • Driven to Suicide: Conan O'Brien, following his My God, What Have I Done? moment.
  • Dude, Not Funny!:
    • Terrance and Phillip appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and do their fart joke routine but after guest Brooke Shields admits that she once farted on the set of Blue Lagoon, Terrance slaps her in response.
    • Mr. Garrison thinks that the mothers of the kids are overreacting about the swearing incidents when he finds he has to teach their syllabus, and makes an offhand remark about them being on their periods. Wendy and Gregory call him out on it (deeming it a sexist statement), but he makes an even cruder comment in response.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Butters makes several throughout the movie, when his first named and voiced debut in the series was in Season 3 (the season produced directly after the film).
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The boys don't have it so good before Kenny's wish.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even after causing World War 3 over a show, set up death camps, and nearly causing the end of the world after gunning down Terrance and Phillip (even when Kyle reasoned with her), Sheila was pretty much forgiven for causing the whole mess. Justified that Kenny wished Satan to bring back everything to normal.
  • Easy Road to Hell: In the South Park universe, the only people who go to Heaven are Mormons. Everyone else, including poor Kenny, goes straight to Hell.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Cartman's V-chip gets its wiring fried and accidentally reversed, allowing him to use it as a cuss-powered Kamehamehadoken.
  • Epic Fail: Before Gregory takes command, Stan's plan to save Terrance and Phillip involves prank-calling the South Park police and sending them pizza that they didn't order.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • During the opening number, Sheila's verse is noticeably darker in tone, and all about how evil the world is. She also blames Ike (her adopted, Canadian child) for something Kyle was clearly responsible for. The same scene also establishes that Kyle is useless at standing up to her.
    • Butters, who was only a background character at the time of this movie's release, has his status as a Butt-Monkey established when he falls down holding the LA Resistance flag at the end of the musical number "La Resistance".
  • Et Tu, Brute?: When all the kids joined in when Cartman began singing "Kyle's Mom Is a Bitch", even Stan couldn't help but sing along.
  • Evil Overlooker: Satan is seen looming above the characters in the poster above.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Sheila doesn't take Kyle's to her very well.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Mothers Against Canada (except Sheila) support war with Canada, but not if it means their children are in the middle of it. Sheila learned her lesson the hard way.
  • Family Values Villain: Mothers Against Canada. Especially Sheila.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • At the end of Big Gay Al's song, he bares his naked genitals to the audience. Of course, most of the audience was male.
    • During the apex of "Mountain Song", Sheila sings so powerfully that her fat, foldy granny nethers are exposed.
  • Fanservice: Kenny sees Heaven as being full of topless women, since he's a pervert.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sheila has no problem talking down to Canadians, especially about "their beady little eyes and flapping heads". The Canadian ambassador she tells this to immediately denounces her as racist.
    • The General is this as well, referring to his African American soldiers as "Darkies" and intending to use them as human shields.
  • Farts on Fire: Turns out that this really works, much to Kenny's regret.
  • Flanderization: Several characters are exaggerated from their show versions. Of course, it's all part of the plot.
    • Sheila's Jerkass and Moral Guardian qualities are taken Up to Eleven here.
    • Terrance and Phillip swear much more harshly here than in the show- might be justified as Asses of Fire and their Late Night appearance were intended in-universe for adults, and of course, their being arrested unfairly and nearly executed.
    • The boys had a reputation for having filthy mouths before, but it's also taken Up to Eleven in the movie.
  • Foreshadowing: Several during the "Mountain Town" opening number:
    • Kyle hops over the same hobo that would later pay the boys' admission to see the Terrance and Phillip movie for them.
    • A news report says that Saddam Hussein (who appears in Hell as Satan's lover) was killed six weeks ago by wild boars.
    • There's also a line by Kenny's mom that predicts Kenny will end up in Hell (which happens after he dies).
    • Sheila yells at Ike for breaking a window that was really Kyle's doing. His Canadian blood aside, Kyle later asks his mother why she always blames everyone else when he gets into trouble.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • A chart on the hospital wall where Kenny dies lists several doctors assigned to different things; the doctor assigned to "Kill Bond" is No.
    • When Kyle's mom tells Mr. Garrison to pull the switch on the electric chairs while Kyle yells "Mom, No!", if you look carefully you can see that Kyle has peed himself.
    • When the troops are marching through South Park on their way to the USO Show, you can see Jesus in the marching line.
    • A movie poster at the South Park Bijou Cinema features Mecha-Streisand fighting Leonard Maltin in a film titled, Mecha-Streisand Takes New York.
    • Before they break into the USO camp, Ze Mole looks at his watch to check how much time they have before the rendezvous with La Resistance. If you look closely, the label on his watch reads "Third Act: The Ticking Clock".
    • The Establishing Shot of the UN has a Jolly Roger flag and a gay pride flag flying outside.
    • In the first song, a log covered in snow has a suggestive yellow patch on it.
    • As Kenny first lands in Hell and is too terrified at the horror before him, a tiny fart is heard. At first, you think this is Kenny's nature, but you see a skeletal dragon breathing fire in the background. Watch carefully as the fart is heard and the dragon makes its pass off-screen. Just before it flies off and you hear the fart, you can see a very tiny flaming rock falling from the general direction of what we're supposed to assume is the thing's anatomy.
    • Right before the boys' mothers come into the hospital room, you can see the astronaut-themed episode of Terrance & Phillip playing on the TV.
  • Gag Penis: Saddam teases Satan with two of these, which are fake, but extremely realistic-looking.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Satan and Saddam Hussein rise up from hell and take over earth. Only the fact that Saddam is such a Jerkass and Satan is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold saved Earth from being plunged into a 1000 years of darkness, and yet God does not seem to be doing anything to stop him. It's especially jarring considering that Jesus and God are both recurring characters, and you can actually briefly see Jesus in the background of one of the shots in the movie (when the soldiers are marching in front of Kyle's house).
  • Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die: "La Resistance" is a very inspiring song for everyone who hears and sings it... except Stan, Kyle and Cartman, who are the three people that the song is supposed to inspire.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!:
    • Sheila's dialogue is obviously devoid of swearing (since she along with the rest of the boys' mothers are trying ban foul-mouthed content and most of all exterminate Canada). In fact, she notably advocates Dr. Vosknocker's idea of placing V-chips inside children's heads to prevent them from swearing, after hearing Cartman's foul-mouthed song about her ("Kyle's Mom is a Bitch"). She also uses "heck" as a substitute for the F word:
    Sheila: What the heck is a rimjob?
    • What Mr. Mackey tries to teach the kids by singing "It's Easy, M'kay", although he does use swear words in an educational manner.
    • Cartman is reduced to this, since the V-Chip installed in his head shocks him whenever he tries to swear.
    • Inverted with Liane Cartman, whom, hypocritically enough, swears in the musical number "Blame Canada" (with the lines "Now when I see him [Eric Cartman], he tells me to fuck myself" and "And that bitch Anne Murray too!") despite being part of the Mothers Against Canada organization trying to prevent children from swearing.
  • Grounded Forever:
    • Inverted. The kids are grounded by their moms for a few weeks for seeing the Terrance & Phillip movie again (and maybe for causing Kenny's death).
    • Also inverted by the Mole before he and the boys sneak into the USO show.
    The Mole: You guys know that if we do this, we could get grounded for two, maybe three weeks.
  • Guilt by Association Gag: For some reason, Wendy and Gregory are in Mr. Mackey's support group with the other kids despite not seeing the Terrance & Phillip movie.
  • Hammer Space: Where Cartman got his megaphone from.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?:
    Mr. Garrison: Oh boy, I can't wait for our first shore leave so I can get me some fucking poontang.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mrs. Broflovski, at the end. Demonstrated during the closing number, wherein she pats Terrance and Phillip on the shoulder, calling them, "super sweet", since Terrence and Phillip were innocent enough that killing them
  • Heel Realization: Most of the Mothers Against Canada have one when they realize that they have endangered their own boys with their actions. Sheila's doesn't come around until it's almost too late (in other words, it doesn't come until she executes Terrence and Phillip and unleashes Hell on Earth.
  • Hell on Earth: Happens near the end as a result of Terrance and Phillip's execution.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Kenny is willing to sacrifice a second chance at life in order to hit the Reset Button on the Canadian-American war. For his selfless wish, he is admitted into Heaven.
    • This becomes absolute Fridge Horror when it is revealed during the Mysterion timeline that Kenny doesn't stay dead. That means the poor kid received the reward of going to Heaven...and was then reincarnated into his abusive, drug-addicted, white-trash family—with his memories of Heaven intact.
  • Homage: Gregory to Enjolras from Les Misérables Long blond hair? Check. Charismatic leader of La Résistance? Check. Waves a red and black flag? Check.
  • Hope Spot:
    • After Kenny's surgery, it briefly seems like everything is fine and he'll live through it, as the doctors calmly wake him up. They then inform him that they accidentally replaced his heart with a baked potato and he's gonna die in roughly three seconds.
    • It looked like Sheila finally came to her senses before gunning down Terrence and Phillip.
  • Human Shield: The General of the American forces reveals that he's planning to use all African-American soldiers as human shields to protect them from the Canadian forces. Chef obviously takes offense at that and commands his men to duck.
    Chef: "Operation Human Shield", my ass!
  • Hypocrite:
    • Kyle calls out his mom for trying to exterminate Canada, when her adopted son Ike is also Canadian.
    • The theater clerk not selling tickets to Asses of Fire to the boys, then selling tickets to the hated 6th graders (they might have used fake IDs).
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Liane is a part of the Mothers Against Canada organization trying to prevent their children from swearing and execute Canada, yet she swears in the musical number "Blame Canada" with the lines "Now when I see him [Cartman], he tells me to fuck myself" and "And that bitch Anne Murray too!", but no one in-universe seems to take notice. Although, this could imply that it's only okay for the boys' parents to swear, whereas if a kid swore it would get them in deep trouble.
    • Kyle says, "God damn, your mom sucks, Cartman" after the boys find an Internet video of her doing German scat porn (there's also a chance Kyle may have been speaking literally). Considering what his own mother is in this film, it's definitely throwing stones in a glass house on Kyle's part. To be fair, it's not as though Kyle approves of his mother's actions either, and calls her out on her Moral Knight Templar Parent nonsense. He just gets tired of Cartman making musical numbers dedicated to his mom.
    • Terrance, co-star with Phillip on their titular show that, in-universe, is notorious for an obscene amount of fart jokes on their program, slaps Brooke Shields and says "The fuck's wrong with you?" on The Conan O'Brien Show for happily mentioning that she once farted on the set of The Blue Lagoon.
    • After Mr. Garrison tells Cartman off for calling Kyle a "fucking Jew", Kyle responds with “No, he’s talking about fuck. You can’t say 'fuck' in school, you fucking fatass!”
  • I'm Cold... So Cold...: The Mole says this after his cover is blown during the USO show.
  • Ignored Epiphany:
    • A variation of the trope in that someone tries to invoke self-reflection on others, only for the people in question to take it for granted:
    Mr. Mackey: Now you're cured! You can take the rest of the afternoon off for personal reflection, m'kay? Find your own constructive way to better yourself, m'kay?
    (cut to the kids watching Terrance and Philip at the theater yet again)
    • See Hope Spot above, even after her son reasoned with her, she ignores it, and kills Terrance and Phillip.
  • Immune to Bullets: When Saddam Hussein rises from Hell along with Satan, the American soldiers immediately shoot him. He laughs off their gunfire.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: The News reporter claims that the Terrance and Phillip Movie was worse than Bryan Adams. The Canadian ambassador was insulted saying "The Canadian government has apologized for Bryan Adams on several occasions."
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When Satan throws Saddam Hussein back into Hell, he lands with a sharp rock going through his torso.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Terrence and Phillip are so innocent that killing them immediately opens the gates to Hell and allows Saddam and Satan to rule over the Earth, as Satan explains to Sheila when she decides to murder them.
  • Irony:
    • Cartman describes Terrance & Phillip as having "crappy animation" in order to convince himself that the movie isn't all that good after the movie theater clerk prevents the boys from seeing Asses of Fire, even though Terrence and Phillip is a live-action movie instead of an animated one. Right after that scene, we see four crudely animated boys (Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny) walking down the sidewalk:
    Stan: This can't be happening.
    Kyle: We have to see this movie dude.
    Cartman: Ah, screw it. It probably isn't all that good anyway.
    Kyle: Cartman, what are you talking about?! You love Terrance & Phillip!
    Cartman: Yeah, but the animation's all crappy.
    • Cartman gets a V-chip that zaps him to prevent him from swearing. After it malfunctions, it allows him to electrocute people whenever he does swear, and uses it to overpower Saddam. Cartman saved everyone by swearing.
    • The film is about mothers uniting to push for censorship and banning works with swearing in them, but unlike the broadcasted TV episodes of South Park, all of the swearing in the movie is uncensored.
  • It's All About Me: Cartman is stoked that he doesn't have to pay Kenny after he dies on the operating table. Right before Kenny was sent to the hospital, Cartman bet Kenny $100 that he couldn't light his own fart on fire.
  • "I Want" Song:
    • "Up There" for Satan, as he describes how he hates being in Hell and just wants to live on Earth. Just like most classic Disney-styled "I want" songs, it has an open interpretation.
    • The bridge in "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" serves as this for Cartman, Kyle, and Stan.
    Cartman: I want this V-chip out of me. It has stunted my vocabulary.
    Kyle: And I just want my mom to stop fighting everyone.
    Stan: For Wendy I'll be an activist too, 'cause that's what Brian Boitano'd do!
  • I Was Told There Would Be Cake: The kids' lure to get people to join La Résistance. Two kids walk out when they find out there is no punch and pie.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Considering everything Sheila does throughout the movie, Cartman singing "Kyle's Mom is a Big, Fat Bitch" was warranted no matter what protests Kyle may have.
  • Killed Off for Real: Subverted in that everyone who is killed in the war, including Ze Mole, Mr. Garrison, Terrance, and Phillip, comes back to life thanks to the Reset Button. This also includes Bill Gates, who was shot in the head by the General, and appears in a later episode still with a hole in his forehead!
  • Kneel Before Zod: After Armaggeddon begins, Saddam Hussein demands that everyone, Americans and Canadians, all bow down before him.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Mothers Against Canada, and Sheila Broflovski in particular.
  • Lampshade Hanging: "Why did our mothers start this war, what the fuck are they fighting for? When did this song become a marathon?"
  • Land of Tulips and Windmills: During Cartman's performance of "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch", there's a segment where he and the other South Park elementary boys are depicted as people from around the world. The Dutch (singing gibberish like the other nationalities depicted) are shown in traditional clothing with windmills in the background.
  • Lawful Stupid: Mothers Against Canada, and again, Sheila Broflovski.
  • Location Song: "Blame Canada", a song the citizens of "South Park" sing when caught up in a media frenzy about the country, because they made a film that upset the parents with its vulgar language. It was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song.
  • Logo Joke: The Paramount logonote  fades into an equivalent as part of the mountain backdrop of South Park. The joke was ruined for the international version though, where the 1998 Warner Bros. shield takes the place of the Paramountain. note 
  • Mama Bear: Sheila takes this trope way too far.
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number: Tying with this, Reprise Medley and The Song Before the Storm, "La Resistance" proves to be a Crowning Music triple-threat.
  • The Mel Brooks Number: "Up There" and "La Resistance"
  • Memetic Badass: invoked In-universe: Stan mentions that Brian Boitano did three salchows and a triple lutz blindfolded, can breathe fire, fought the Evil Robot King, built the Pyramids, and killed Kublai Khan.
  • Meta Fiction: Terrance and Phillip in the movie function as a satire of South Park itself and its controversial nature. Asses of Fire acts as a satire of the movie it takes place in.
  • The Musical: This movie parodies Disney Animated Canon musicals (which were pretty big at the time), right down to the (tongue-in-cheek) Award-Bait Song during the credits. It even recycles "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch" from a Musical Episode of the series proper. In fact, it was a minor cliché at the time for (mostly) non-musical cartoons such as Animaniacs to get musical movies, although South Park is probably the only one that's an adult cartoon.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: The "Kyle's Mom is a Big, Fat Bitch" song comes to an awkward, grinding halt when the kids, followed by Cartman, realize in horror that Sheila is glaring right down at Cartman in silent, slowly building rage.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Conan O'Brien, after tricking Terrance and Phillip onto his show so that they could get arrested, has one of these moments, and ends up jumping out his studio window to his death.
    • Sheila when she finally does a Heel–Face Turn... after triggering Armageddon by shooting Terrance and Phillip.
    Satan: You [Sheila] have spilled the blood of the innocent. Now begins two million years of darkness!
    Chef: Oh, good job, Mrs. Broflowski. Thanks a lot!
    Sheila: I was just trying to make the world a better place for children!
    Saddam: Yeah, and you brought enough intolerance into the world to allow my coming!
  • Mythology Gag: "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" is a callback to the "Jesus vs. Santa" (see Call-Back above) short done as a video Christmas card prior to the start of the series that featured Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny. This includes Brian Dennehy saying "Bye-ee!" in the same way Boitano did in the original short.
  • Never Going Back to Prison: Mole isn't getting grounded again. Not for you, not for anyone!
  • Never My Fault: Mothers Against Canada immediately blame Canada partly because they want someone to blame before anyone thinks about blaming them for not being proper parents.
  • NOT!: Happens during Cartman and Saddam's showdown.
    Saddam: Hey, buddy! I know I was mean before, but don't worry, I can change.
    Cartman: Okay... NOT!
  • Oh, Crap!: Cartman has an R-rated version of this reaction when he sees Sheila right behind him after singing "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch".
    Cartman: ...oh, fuck.
    • Sheila has one herself when Satan reveals that Terrance and Philip were innocent all along, and her hatred against them and murdering them allow him to cause The End of the World as We Know It. Chef rubbing salt in the wound with his Sarcasm Mode doesn't help and makes her feel worse.
  • One-Shot Character: Gregory, Dr. Vosknocker and Ze Mole are only used for the movie.
  • Operation: [Blank]: Parodied with Operation: Human Shield and Operation: Get Behind The Darkies.
  • Patter Song: "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch".
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: The Mole, who despises God with a passion and isn't afraid to let Him know it.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Kyle's mom is this when it comes to Canadians — despite the fact that her own adopted son is Canadian.
  • Precision F-Strike: Wendy never says any profanity at allnote  until the ending, where she says, "Fuck Gregory. Fuck him in the ear!" This trope is especially true in the eighth draft in which she has much more dialogue, none of which feature any curse words at all.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Ze Mole does this constantly.
  • Reality Ensues: While it's no doubt cool that La Résistance forms a human shield to protect Terrance and Philip, the fact that they're kids and thus much shorter than the duo doesn't prevent them from getting shot at all.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kyle gives one to his mom, calling her a good-for-nothing bitch who's never around for him and instead goes off fighting against things she shouldn't be fighting against.
  • Refuge in Audacity: This film could easily be called Refuge in Audacity: The Movie.
  • Reset Button: After Kenny inspires Satan to kill Saddam Hussein (who he was getting sick of), Satan grants him a wish, which he uses to get everything back the way it was before the war. See "Deus ex Machina".
  • The Reveal: At the end, Kenny's face and unmuffled voice are revealed for the first time.
  • Right Behind Me: Kyle's mom is standing right behind Cartman while he's singing "The Villain Sucks" Song, which leads to him having the V-chip implanted in his head.
  • Romantic False Lead: Gregory - there are constant hints that Wendy Testaburger is falling for him and his activist ways until the denouement.
  • Say My Name: Phillip when Kyle's mom shoots Terrance.
  • Screen-to-Stage Adaptation: Well, with all the Broadway-style singing and dancing, do you think people wouldn't try this? There have been two unofficial stage musical adaptations of Bigger, Longer & Uncut: one by the Berklee College of Music with only the musical numbers, and a "24-Hour Musical" version by University College Dublin.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Stan, Kyle, and Cartman break all of the rules they normally wouldn't along with the rest of the kids in La Resistance in order to stop their parents and fix their mistakes.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the General of the American forces reveals that their big battle plan is to place all black people in front and use them as Human Shields, Chef has his men drop to the ground at the appropriate point—which lets Canada eviscerate a good chunk of America's armed forces right off the bat.
  • Self-Deprecation: Cartman criticizes Terrance & Phillip's poor animation to convince himself that the movie will suck after the theater clerk prevents the boys from sneaking in, all while he and the boys do the show's famous "bobbing walk".
  • Series Fauxnale: The ending plays out very much like a series finale, with every single character who'd appeared in the series up to that point making cameos in the final scenes (and also being featured on the poster). It was also originally intended to be the last hurrah, but its unexpected success made sure that didn't happen.
  • Shock and Awe: A malfunction in Cartman's V-Chip during the final battle allows him to shoot electricity from his body when he swears—the more profane, the more powerful.
  • Shout-Out: See the South Park Shout Out page for the movie.
  • Silly Reason for War: See Disproportionate Retribution above; only in the South Park universe is war declared over a movie.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot:
    • All four boys (Stan less than the others) become this after seeing Asses of Fire.
    • Terrance and Phillip cuss a lot more (and a lot harsher) in The Movie than they normally do in the show.
    • This is taken Up to Eleven when Cartman's V-Chip malfunctions.
  • Skewed Priorities: From what we see, most of the American military's planning for the war with Canada seems to revolve around the big USO Show where Terrance and Philip will be executed. This comes back to bite them when it becomes clear that Canada, conversely, has been preparing for an actual invasion of the United States.
    • Through most of the movie, Stan is more interested in "finding the clitoris" (even though he has no idea what that actually means) than in stopping the war and preventing The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Spoof Aesop: The ending of the Movie Within a Movie:
    Terrance: Well, Phillip, I hope you learned something from this whole experience.
    Phillip: I did, Terrance. I learned that you are a boner biting dick fart fuck face!
  • The Stinger: Ike eats a rat in the attic.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Sheila, when Kyle doesn't want to bring Ike along to the movies:
    Sheila: DO AS I SAY, KYLE!
    Kyle: Okay, okay, I'm sorry.
  • Suicide as Comedy: Conan O'Brien's jumper suicide is played for laughs, especially when he crashes into and destroys a car parked on the street below, and the owner walks up to turn off the car alarm.
  • Take That!:
    • When Kenny demands to go see the Terrance and Phillip film rather than go to church, Ms. McCormick tells him that when he dies, he's going to Hell to see Satan. Kenny doesn't care.
    • Who knew that "Barbra Streisand" was the foulest word in the English language?
    • An African-American soldier asks "Is the people gonna die?" in a voice that sounds a lot like Jar-Jar Binks, a jab at the character's alleged racist implications.
    • And of course, the entire film is essentially one of the most vicious Take Thats ever made against Moral Guardians, the MPAA, censorship and scapegoat parenting.
    • It's hard not to pick up on a certain amount of frustration with Windows '98 in the scene where Bill Gates is summoned by the General, yelled at for not making Windows '98 fast enough, and then getting summarily shot in the head.
    • The first one in the film was about the fictional death of Saddam Hussein (who died seven years after the film's release), when the movie bluntly stated that "the world is still glad to be rid of him."
    • Played more for laughs, but "Blame Canada" calls Anne Murray a bitch, which the real Anne Murray was amused by (she was even invited to sing the song at the Oscars, but had to decline due to previous commitments).
    • During the news debate:
    Newsreader: This movie isn't the first troublesome thing to come out of Canad. Let us not forget Bryan Adams.
    Canadian Minister: Now, now. The Canadian government has apologised for Bryan Adams on several occasions.
  • Tempting Fate: After the Baldwin family's home gets bombed by the Canadian Air Force, all of them are dead except for a single survivor. He triumphantly boasts "Ha ha! You missed me!" right before the last plane drops a bomb on his head as well.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Kenny's death in this movie comes from trying to light one of his farts on fire, leading to being set on fire. This and a Plethora of Mistakes by the medical staff leads to his death — and because of how South Park's afterlife works, Kenny goes to Hell.
  • Too Much Information: When Gregory starts going into details about just what will happen if La Résistance is captured in song form, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman all silently look on with horrified faces.
  • Triumphant Reprise: The reprise of "Mountain Town" at the end.
  • Troll: The afterlife itself. When Kenny dies (again), he gets to see heaven... for a total of ten seconds before being plummeted into hell.
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change: “Kyle’s Mom’s a Bitch” does this four times, moving from C major to E major one semitone at a time in less than 90 seconds.
  • Tunnel King: "The Mole" digs his way to the USO show stage to free Terrance and Phillip, but the boys forget to turn off the alarm on time and he's mauled to death by guard dogs.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Barbra Streisand, one of the many profanities said by Cartman while his V-Chip was malfunctioning.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Sheila shooting and killing Terrance and Phillip.
  • Villain Song: Three of the villains get their own songs: Saddam sings "I Can Change", Satan performs "Up There", and Mothers Against Canada perform "Blame Canada".
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: "Kyle's Mom is a Bitch," originally from the series' first Christmas special. Thanks, Cartman.
  • We Have Reserves: In the invasion plans of Canada, black people are put into units best described as "Operation: Human Shield”.

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Kyle's mom's a b

Fed up with the Mother's anti-canadian movement, specially with Sheila, Cartman and the other kids from South Park (except from Kyle) sang about how much of a bitch she is.

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