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  • Harsher in Hindsight: According to Isaac Hayes' son, Chef's "fruity little club" literally brainwashing and ruining "a cool guy" wasn't that much of an exaggeration. As it turned out, Hayes never intended to quit South Park in protest of "Trapped In The Closet," rather the Church took advantage of the fact that he'd just had a debilitating stroke and, in his absence, quit for him (not unlike what they'd done with Lisa McPherson)! "Trapped In The Closet" may have exposed what Scientologists actually believe, but this episode ended up (unintentionally) exposing what they do.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Kyle's eulogy for Chef is quite a touching moment, and really shows how much the kids cared about Chef.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The choppy splicing of Chef's previous lines to form new dialogue would later become a popular editing technique in YouTube Poop.
  • Memetic Mutation
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    • "And for dessert, how would you children like to suck on my chocolate salty balls?"
    • Referring to Scientology as a "fruity little club."
  • Moral Event Horizon: Connelly crosses when he kidnaps Chef for turn him into a pedophile, again, and finally succeeds.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Chef's death, period. Also counting as Nausea Fuel for the same reasons.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The message regarding barely concealed Scientology metaphor of the Super Adventure Club is even blunter than their previous episode on the subject. The "Super Adventure Club" is a fruity club that ruined a "fun guy" and their beliefs are far more absurd and preposterous than the other major religions. Unlike Mormonism and other religions, Stone and Parker make it clear there is nothing redeeming or of value that the "Super Adventure Club" brings.
  • Tear Jerker: Again, Chef's death, and also his funeral.
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    • Let's not forget the saddest use of the show's catchphrase.
      Stan: Oh my god. They killed Chef.
      Kyle: You bastards... YOU BASTARDS!!!
    • After that, when Chef craps himself in death, Cartman doesn't laugh.
  • Uncanny Valley: Chef's dialogue is actually previous dialogue that's been mixed up really badly making him sound like an edited Youtube video. This might come off as unsettling to some.

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