Radiohead gueststarring on South Park! It was like two of my favorite things being sandwiched together in blissful wonderment. Hurray!
Many have seen this fabled episode, but for those who haven’t, I’ll toss in a quick summary and a few of my favorite highlights.
Scott Tenorman is a middle schooler who has tricked Cartman out of a bit of money, and Cartman just cannot let it go, so much so that he is determined to get back at Scott in whatever way he possibly can (spoiler alert similar to the title of this post!). In perhaps one of the most elaborate schemes ever created, Cartman arranges to have Scott’s parents murdered and their bodies ground into chili that Cartman eventually tricks Scott into eating. Cartman even convinces Radiohead to come to town at the same moment this all goes down, and when Scott cries upon learning about eating his dead parents, Radiohead watches him cry and calls him a sissy crybaby. It is simultaneously disturbing and hilarious.
Favorite parts: Cartman licking Scott’s tears; Stan and Kyle vowing never to f- with Cartman.
Later episode’s that reference this one: when Cartman threatens that he’ll make someone else trifling with him eat his parents, and in “Cartoon Wars,” when Cartman and Bart are deciding who’s more badass, Cartman cites this incident.
What did you think about this episode? What was your favorite part?
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