Chef and the children learn that Earth is actually just a reality show for other planets. When they learn it is to be canceled, the boys travel to a distant planet to plead their case to the network executives.

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Doctor / Narrator / Alien / Man in Audience / 'Earth' Announcer / Network Executive #1 / Waitress (voice)
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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Jeff Goldblum / Alien in the Form of Saddam Hussein / Receptionist / Network Executive #2 (voice)
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Chef and the children learn that Earth is actually just a reality show for other planets. When they learn it is to be canceled, the boys travel to a distant planet to plead their case to the network executives.

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Norman Lear worked as a consultant on this episode at the age of 80 years old. He came up with the idea for the giant talking taco and the reality television theme during a three-day retreat for the show's writers, a session that he said was unlike any writers meeting he had ever been to. Mr. Lear described Trey Parker and 'Matt Stone (I)' to the New York Times in 2003 by saying, "These guys are nuts, but they're also very, very smart. They throw out a lot in very little time." See more »

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At one point Jeff says that there were 60 episodes of Punky Brewster made before it was canceled. In actuality, 66 episodes were made before it was canceled by NBC and moved to syndication, and another 22 made in syndication. See more »

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Jeff: I'm afraid that Earth, a-all of Earth, is nothing but an intergalactic reality-TV show.
Man: My God... we're famous!
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Referenced in South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008) See more »

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Funny and has an interesting plot
8 January 2009 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Cancelled is a very interesting and funny south park episode.It has a very original storyline and I would say it's the best episode of Season 7.It opens exactly like the opening of the episode "Cartman gets an anal probe".The boys sing "school days", Ike follows Kyle to school, Kyle kicks him, Cartman talks about a dream he had where aliens gave him an anal probe...then they realised, it's all happened before.Chef notices it too and they try to figure out what is happening.Apparently, earth is a reality TV show made by aliens and they are showing a re-run.After a scientist finds out about this, he tells everyone, now the aliens want to destroy earth.It's up to the boys to stop them by taking to the joozians! This is a very good episode with funny moments and an interesting storyline.


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