South Park

South Park (1997)

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Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery - S3-E10

Corrected entry: When the boys dig up Kyle's dead grandmother, the last name on the tombstone is "Broflovski." But when the cemetery people go to Kyle's house to tell his parents what happened, they tell his mother "your mother" has been dug up. Unless her maiden name is also "Broflovski," which is unlikely, the dead woman would have to be Kyle's father's mother.

Correction: While rare, it's not completely uncommon for a man to adopt the wife's maiden name after marriage. Given Sheila's commanding personality compared to Gerald, it's possible she got him to change his name to Broflovski when they were married.

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Best Friends Forever - S9-E4

Corrected entry: How can Kenny afford a PSP? He is dirt poor and his family is constantly on welfare.

Correction: Maybe the PSP, or the money for it, was a gift from a relative. Maybe Kenny's parents had extra money for some reason (i.e. gift, or winning a few hundred dollars from a lottery ticket). Maybe a store was offering a payment plan.

2

Correction: Not a error, lots of people on welfare have some nice things.

Pam-I-am
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Show generally

Corrected entry: After the episodes "Cartman's mom is a dirty slut" and "Cartman's mom is still a dirty slut," in which we find out that Cartman's mom is actually his father and his mother is yet to be found, Cartman's mom is still always mentioned as Cartman's mom even when the kids say Cartman has no mom, and also they say he has no dad.

Sol Parker

Correction: They call her "Cartman's mom" out of habit.

Xofer
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Correction: Cartman has known Liane as his mother for his entire life, and his friends always knew her as Cartman's mom. When people find out that someone was not their biological parent, they often consider the person to still be their parent. And nobody has properly filled the role of a father for Cartman. So, despite knowing that Liane is biologically his father, he continues to feel that she is his mother and he has no father.

Butters' Bottom Bitch - S13-E9

Corrected entry: Butters says he has never kissed a girl, when he kissed the homeschooled girl at the dance in the the episode "Hooked on Monkey Fonics."

Correction: Butters did not exactly kiss the homeschooled girl in that episode. She surprised him and other boys with kisses. It was not really a proper, "special" kiss. I think this is why he says that he has never kissed a girl.

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Hell on Earth 2006 - S10-E11

Corrected entry: When Satan announces his party, he says that you have to have a wristband and a costume to get in. But when Biggy Smalls shows up at the party, he doesn't have a costume on, even though the party was the same night he appeared in Butters' bathroom.

Heather Benton Premium member

Correction: Originally, Satan did not allow anyone without a wristband or costume into the party, but by the end of the episode, Satan had learned his lesson, realising that the party was more for the people and not for him and then granted everyone access to the party regardless of whether or not they had a wristband or costume. By the time Butters and Biggie Smalls arrived at the party, Satan had already opened the doors to everyone, so they would have been allowed in anyway.

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Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants - S5-E9

Corrected entry: When Osama is holding the dynamite, the light is at the end of the fuse, yet about 3 seconds after the guards surround him it explodes.

Correction: After Osama says "Uh-oh" and he and the guards scream, the fuse begins to burn down to the dynamite. The dynamite explodes as it should.

Casual Person
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Weight Gain 4000 - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When the kids are rehearsing the play, the crowd only appears when Mr. Garrison says "To hell with Kathy Lee Gifford." The crowd is nowhere to be seen before then. (00:11:00)

Sol Parker

Correction: The crowd's immediate appearance in the scene is not sudden. The crowd is first shown on screen after Mr. Garrison says "To hell with Kathy Lee Gifford". Before this point, the last time an angle from in front of the stage that the kids are rehearsing the play on is about 25 seconds before the crowd's "sudden appearance", in the shot where the kids playing the attackers invade the Indian land. This twenty five second gap would give the crowd ample time to get to a closer view of the stage whilst the kids were rehearsing.

Casual Person
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Weight Gain 4000 - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When Cartman eats the "Weight Gain 4000," he not only gets fatter, but taller as well. (00:21:00)

Sol Parker

Correction: Cartman's height growth was purposefully done as part of the visual joke to show how his weight gain has exaggeratedly affected his body. The effects are not supposed to be done in a scientifically accurate manner, but done more to show the audience how ineffective Cartman's attempts at getting into shape had become through a visual medium, without resorting to any sort of needless exposition.

Casual Person
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South Park is Gay! - S7-E8

Corrected entry: When Kyle is seen getting on the train to meet the Queer Eye guys, Sharon Marsh is seen sitting on the train. Later, she is seen back in South Park with the other moms discussing how the metro-sexual fad may not be so great after all.

Correction: Sharon Marsh is never shown on the train. There is someone who bears a resemblance to her, but it is not her; the person being referred to who is on the train is only shown from the side, so it is impossible to determine if it really is her and the person also wears entirely different clothing than Sharon Marsh is usually shown wearing.

Casual Person
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Lil' Crime Stoppers - S7-E6

Corrected entry: When Sarah Peterson comes to report that her doll is missing, Butters' name is already on the cardboard wall in front of the stairs. But he does not get questioned about Sarah's doll until later.

Correction: While there is a cardboard wall with a suspects list and Butters' name is on it before he is questioned, there is nothing in the scene that suggests the suspect list had something to do with the missing doll case. The cardboard wall/suspects list also mentions Token and another kid called Sky whose names have been crossed out and within the episode, they have never been mentioned as part of the case, so it is plausible that the cardboard wall listing the suspects could have been part of an entirely different case that Butters was also a suspect in.

Casual Person
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Le Petit Tourette - S11-E8

Corrected entry: When Cartman visits Chris Hanson to call off his appearance on Dateline (he is currently unable to keep from blurting out his unfiltered thoughts), he lies that his grandma died and that he has to go to Memphis. His "Tourette's" then kicks in and he admits that his grandma's fine. His grandma, however, died earlier in "Cartmanland" (season 5 episode 6) and at this point, he knows of only one parent (his mother/father Liane). (00:16:00)

Correction: However, Cartman's great-grandma, Florence, is still alive. Many people do refer to great-grandparents as "grandma" or "grandpa" in general conversations such as this.

Bishop73
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Child Abduction is Not Funny - S6-E11

Corrected entry: Tweek's parents tell him that they have installed locks on his window and door so that he is safe from abductors. But if Tweek's door and window are locked at night by his parents (as we see during the first night when they are teaching him not to open the door to anyone but them), then how did Frederick Johnson get into Tweek's room?

Correction: He simply broke in. Locks aren't perfect.

Bishop73
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Grey Dawn - S7-E10

Corrected entry: When the seniors take over the town, they put all the adults into a camp so that they can't stop them, but near the end of the episode, the seniors are surprised that Country Kitchen Buffet is not open. They shouldn't be surprised because if all the adults are in a camp, then there would be no one around to open up the restaurant for the seniors.

Heather Benton Premium member

Correction: It's obviously a joke that the seniors aren't too bright and meant to make a point.

Bishop73
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Pinewood Derby - S13-E6

Corrected entry: Australia said that if South Park keeps all the space money they will call the cosmic cops. Only Randy has the number as shown.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: Regardless of whether or not they had the number, this line is just a joke about how in real life people threaten to "call the cops" in an argument, usually to get their way.

Bishop73
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Canada on Strike - S12-E4

Corrected entry: While Tay Zonday (Chocolate rain guy) is fighting with Chris Crocker (Leave Britney alone!) he is holding him by the hair and holds his gun to his head. The next wide shot of all the fighting in the room, the gun has disappeared from his hands, but he is still holding Crocker by his hair.

Lummie Premium member

Correction: This is incorrect, as I watched the entire scene through multiple times and the gun was still in Tay Zonday's hand in the next shot.

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The Death of Eric Cartman - S9-E6

Corrected entry: When Cartman is walking the streets thinking he's died, it's a school day since you see him visit the school swarming with pupils and he is seen waiting with the other boys at the bus stop. But if it's a school day, what's Butters doing at home? And if it's because he's sick, why is he outside shovelling the snow off the driveway?

Heather Benton Premium member

Correction: Butters' parents are constantly grounding him for one reason or another. They may have grounded him from school and had him do chores around the house instead.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member
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The Death of Eric Cartman - S9-E6

Corrected entry: At the end when Cartman finds out he's not really dead (everyone was just ignoring him), he storms over to Butters and accuses him of lying to him by telling him he'd died. But earlier on, when Cartman and Butters meet, Cartman's the one who told Butters he had died.

Heather Benton Premium member

Correction: Cartman is a sociopath and can't ever admit fault: Butters didn't tell him he wasn't dead, therefore, it's all his fault.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member
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Grey Dawn - S7-E10

Corrected entry: When the seniors are handing over their licenses, a senior in a green hat with a zimmer frame says that he's never had an accident in his life. But in the previous scene, he is shown crashing through the side of the house that Randy and the boys are hiding in.

Correction: He's getting his license taken away. Wouldn't you lie too?

Captain Defenestrator Premium member
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Mystery of the Urinal Deuce - S10-E9

Corrected entry: When Cartman is doing his presentation on the 9/11 attacks, he says that Kyle got 91 on a spelling test 12 days after 9/11 - but September 23rd was a Sunday.

Correction: Cartman is known for making mistakes. Also, bear in mind that he likes to rip on Kyle for being Jewish and what he's telling the class are all LIES.

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Cartmanland - S5-E6

Corrected entry: When Cartman goes to buy North Park Funland, he tells the owner that he is buying the theme park to keep people out so that only he can ride the rides. But wouldn't it have been better if Cartman had just told the owner to only let him enter the park, and given the owner the $1 million in order to pay for the staff and all the necessities like food, maintenance etc?

Correction: Maybe, but it's his choice to buy the park if he wants to.

Knever
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Over Logging - S12-E6

Factual error: Kyle says he has to log on before school. The next shot shows "Monday 8 days later." 8 days before is a Sunday. (00:04:45)

Ssiscool Premium member
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Weight Gain 4000 - S1-E3

Kyle: Cartman, you have such a fat ass, that when you walk down the street people go, "God, dammit thats a big fat ass!'
Cartman: They do not!
Random guy: God Dammit, thats a big fat ass!

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Trivia: The creators of the show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, based the Stan Marsh and Kyle Brosfloski characters after themselves (Stan being Parker and Kyle being Stone.) The Eric Cartman character was partly based on Archie Bunker.

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Margaritaville - S13-E3

Question: Can someone explain the subplot with the Margaritaville and Stan going to a bunch of places trying to return it? It's really confusing. And this sounds stupid, but in a recession, wouldn't spending money be bad?

Answer: Essentially Stan was trying to return the blender that his dad, Randy, had bought because he knew his parents couldn't afford the extra debt. The blender, which represented mortgage-backed securities, had been bought on payment plan, meaning Randy had to make monthly payments, with interest, on something that wasn't essential. The episode represented the recession that was occurring at the time, including the housing bubble and mortgage crisis going on, so there's a lot going on. However, the payment plan (which is to say the debt) had been sold to another company by the store that sold Randy the blender. (To explain why, because of the recession, the store needed cash on hand, and they would only be getting a little money each month, if Randy paid his bill. So the store sells the debt to a company who gives the store the money upfront. Think of the J.G. Wentworth commercials, "I have a structured settlement, but I need cash now".) Because the store sold the debt, in ridiculous fashion, Stan had to return the blender to the company that bought the debt, although they too sold the debt to another company. Finally he gets to the U.S. treasury who tells him his blender is worth $90 trillion (again a ridiculous exaggeration) meaning that the debt owed is greater than the product is worth and to deride the way government agencies set up their budgets (which requires much more complex economic lessons). Kyle's whole point was people shouldn't fear the economy or see it as a vengeful being, but continue to spend and live as they normally do. Economically speaking, not spending money during a recession creates a longer lasting recession, and to solve a recession, people should spend money, although people and businesses shouldn't acquire debt during a recession because interest rates are higher. But on a personal level, individuals are fearful of losing their jobs during a recession, so they save money in case that should happen. But again, this is complex economics lesson.

Bishop73
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