“The Simpsons Already Did It,” South Park Episode 607, Has Butters Going Nuts and Cartman Worshipped by Sea-People

This episode has a lot of great religious ideas in it. The boys order some Sea-Men in order to see an amazing society (and mostly because Cartman wants to be taken away to their world). When it doesn’t work they dump them into the teacher’s coffee. She dies and when the autopsy reports that there was semen in her stomach, the boys think it means their Sea-Men. Thus, they sneak into the morgue and take the semen from Ms. Choksondick’s stomach and pour it into the tank as if nothing had happened. Apparently that was the trick, though: mixing Sea-Men with semen results in an incredible and rapidly advancing society.

Believing Cartman to be their maker, the Sea-People build a statue of him and start worshipping him. Cartman revels in this deification and allows them to worship him, telling Kyle not to be jealous. Later, however, other Sea-People build a statue of Tweak and begin worshipping him. As a result, the two societies start suicide bombing each other for believing in another god and eventually destroy each other entirely, ruining Cartman’s god-like status.

Why the title about the Simpsons? Because there was a Tree-house of Horrors Halloween episode of the Simpsons in which Lisa ended up with a similar miniature society that worshipped her, something we see as a second layer of meaning when Butters himself is trying to do something bad but can’t seem to come up with anything that wasn’t already done on the Simpsons. The Simpsons, we learn, has already done everything.

What did you think? What was your favorite part?

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