South Park

South Park (1997)

24 mistakes in season 5

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Proper Condom Use - S5-E7

Other mistake: When the boys cause a mini tremor by blowing up the girls' base, the time at which it occurs is strange because when they do it, both Stan's parents are at home (even though they both have jobs), Ms. Choksondik and Mr. Mackey are at Choksondik's house getting it on (indicating that school is over) and the other teachers are still at the school.

It Hits the Fan - S5-E1

Audio problem: When the British knight beheads an executive in the office and gets shot through the glass the sounds of these three things aren't there.

Scott Tenorman Must Die - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kyle and Stan show up to the Chili Con Carnival, we see in the background a woman with a little girl walking towards the right and Kyle and Stan at the left walking towards Eric's booth. When Kyle and Stan get there in the next shot, the woman and the girl are still walking, but they are in the same place as they were when the shot cut. This makes Kyle and Stan able to walk very fast apparently.

Sol Parker

Proper Condom Use - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Miss Chokesondik first lectures the girls on STD's the words "Sexually Transmitted Diseases" appear on the blackboard although partially obscured as it is a narrow shot of the teacher. The view then changes to a wide shot of the blackboard and nothing is written on it. Miss Chokesondik then proceeds to write "Sexually Transmitted Diseases" on the board. (00:05:35)

Cartmanland - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scenes where Cartman is miserable because of all the people in the park, when Kenny is on the roller coaster and he gets a pipe through his head, the kids who were with him change when the picture of him on the ride is shown.

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Scott Tenorman Must Die - S5-E4

Plot hole: When Scott Tenorman shows the other kids a video of Cartman doing his "piggy" act, the angle of the video shot shows that it could only have been taken from the place where Scott was standing when Cartman originally did it - but Scott is seen at that time to have no video camera or any way to have recorded this.

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Scott Tenorman Must Die - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Cartman is eating his chili, he almost empties the bowl before he stops to talk, then the shot goes to Scott then back to Cartman and now the bowl is almost full again with a little chili sticking up above the brim.

Sol Parker

Proper Condom Use - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: During the first classroom scene, Token is in the back with Kenny partially in front of him, but when we see the closeup of the projector with Token in front of it, we don't see Kenny anywhere. (00:04:45)

Sol Parker

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Cartmanland - S5-E6

Plot hole: How was Cartman able to afford a fairly lengthy TV ad, when he had already spent all his money on the theme park? Cartman took all his money with him to buy the theme park. After buying the park, he runs the TV ad mocking Stan and Kyle. Soon after, when he hires the security guard, he reiterates that he had spent all his money to purchase the theme park. Cartman would not be able to get a loan (he is too young), even as a co-signer. Cartman's mother is also not wealthy enough to give him the money.

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Cartmanland - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Cartman is withdrawing his money from the bank the teller counts out the last $1000 and then shifts the pile towards the bigger pile, without putting a paper band around the notes but in the next scene all the piles have paper bands.

DJKostya

Terrance: Wow, Scott really hates us Phillip.
Phillip: Yes, perhaps he's homophobic.
Terrance: But we're not gay, Phillip.
Phillip: We're not?

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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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