The Boys Build a “Ladder to Heaven” to Find Kenny and Claim Candy in South Park Episode 612

This is a great episode. It’s got fascinating talk of Heaven, Saddam Hussein, idiotic military men and politicians, God being dumb, the country being retarded, and Cartman being an antisemite. Who could ask for anything more?!

Earlier in season 6, Kenny dies for real (Matt and Trey were tired of the regular killing and decided to kill him off for good), but the boys remember that he died after holding onto a special candy store lottery ticket. They won the lottery and must have that ticket. To figure out where Kenny put the ticket the boys decide to build a ladder to Heaven and ask him themselves.

The parents think they just miss Kenny and must see him and don’t have the heart to tell them that there is no Heaven to reach. The news gets wind of the story and the boys give hope to an entire nation that has lost hope in Heaven; the military starts funding the journey, both because the Japanese are trying to beat the Americans to Heaven and because they think Saddam Hussein is up there building WMDs at a factory in Heaven (he is).

When Bush tries to get UN support for a bombing of Heaven, explaining the South Parkian lore of what happened between Saddam and Satan and how the former ended up there, he is asked by another country’s representative if he’s stupid or high. Very funny stuff.

This is the wonderful conversation that ends the episode:

Stan: Yeah, well people make us kids believe that heaven is this white place with fluffy clouds and angels…

Kyle: Yeah, but now we think maybe heaven isn’t a place you can get to. Maybe heaven is just an idea, a frame of mind or, or something gay like that. Maybe heaven is this moment, right now.

General: So, you’re saying we should bomb this moment right now? Right! Johnson!

Randy: No, no. We shouldn’t bomb anybody. These boys are right. The only heaven we can hope for is one here on earth, now. We should stop waiting to get into heave and start trying to create it.

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Ike Broflovski is Taken to Saddam Hussein’s Canada in South Park Episode 715, “Christmas in Canada”

When Ike Broflovski’s birth-parents interrupt quiet, family Hanukah prayers and insist on taking Ike back to Canada by decree of the new Canadian Prime Minister, Sheila and Gerald Broflovski are devastated. Cartman tells Kyle that this is what he gets for being Jewish at Christmas time: some Jesus revenge. In a show of unprecedented good faith, the South Park townsfolk offer to forgo Christmas gift-giving and donate all of their money to the Broflovskis for legal fees to take their case to Canada.

Rather than lose Christmas, the boys decide to help Kyle go to Canada and confront the Canadian Prime Minister about taking Ike. The whole time they want to hurry back to South Park, though, so that they are sure not to miss out on any Christmas adventures. Funny, since they are traversing Canada by foot after their plane crashed and confronting all sorts of weird and wacky characters Wizard of Oz style (with Scott, the dickhead Canadian as the Wicked Witch).

As their plane is crashing (it’s piloted by the same guy who owns City Wok and is called City [Shitty] Airlines), the pilot tells them: “As you can see it appears that we are going down. Now would be a good time to reflect on your life and pray to whatever deity you believe in.”

At the end of the episode, Kyle speaks about the importance of family and who we love and explains to the Canadian Prime Minister – who turns out to be the escaped Saddam Hussein! – that, “Family isn’t about whose blood you have in you. Family’s about the people who cared about you and took care of you. We’re not the same blood, but I love my little brother. We’ve taken care of him because he needed us to, and that makes us more family than anything.”

Very touching and a lovely Christmas episode.

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“Probably,” episode 411, Concludes Cartman’s Church Starting and Satan’s Love-Battle with Saddam Hussein

I don’t know who caught episode 410 last night on Comedy Central at 9:30, but if you did, lucky you. It was incredible, right? I absolutely love that episode and it’s conclusion, 411.

In this episode we’ll see the fallout between Satan, Chris and Saddam when Satan goes to talk to the big man upstairs for help resolving his issues.

On earth, we’ll also see what happens when Cartman gains way too much control over the children of South Park by waving the Bible around and convincing them all that they’ll be going to Hell for not listening to him. Unfortunately for those trying to avoid Hell, though, we’ll learn in the deep below that everyone but the Mormons actually goes there. Yes, Mormons was the right answer. Sucks, doesn’t it.

So, in any case, don’t miss the incredible conclusion of last night’s episode.

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