South Park: Season 8, Episode 8

Douche and Turd (27 Oct. 2004)

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Stan refuses to vote in the school mascot election because his choices are a giant douche and a turd sandwich. Unfortunately, his views on voting are seen as un-American, and he is ultimately banished from the town.

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / PETA Members / Clyde / Jimmy Valmer / Giant Douche / Randy Marsh / Puff Daddy / Gary's Child / Jim Blair / Mr. Mackey / Singer (voice)
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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Butters Stotch / PETA Members / Turd Sandwich / Trustacious / Debate Announcer (voice)
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Bebe Stevens (voice)
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Mandy / Wendy Testaburger / Sharon Marsh / Shelly Marsh / Principal Victoria / Mayor McDaniels / PETA Members (voice) (as Gracie Lazar)
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South Park Elementary is having elections to determine whether a giant douche or a turd sandwich will be the next school mascot. Stan claims he doesn't want to have to decide between a douche and a turd and refuses to vote. As a result, he is banished from the town. Written by Mike

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The sub-plot of Stan being taken in by PETA from the wild but falling to disfavor by not following their marriage beliefs is a parallel of John Ferrier's story in "A Study in Scarlet", where Ferrier is saved from the wilderness by the Mormons and in return for being let into their society, promises to follow all of their beliefs but falls out of favor when he doesn't partake in their polygamist beliefs. See more »

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When Sean Combs comes to Stan's door, Stan refers to him as "Puff Daddy." Combs changed his "stage name" to P. Diddy circa 2001, so by this point in time the Puff Daddy name was already out of date. See more »

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Turd Sandwich: We've got spirit, yes we do; we are sandwiches filled with poo!
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My single favorite South Park episode
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I can admit that this episode has a bit of a targeted audience — those who don't identify rather well with either political party. However, for people who do fall into this category, this is an episode to cherish. Very rarely in television do we see third-party perspectives taken on in a sympathetic and yet non-extremist manner. It's really the non-extremist part which is so surprising; it's clear that the writers understand that those with opinions which don't fit easily into the conventional, socially acceptable options are people too, often relatively normal people who aren't comfortable with the zealots of the world (as can be seen by Stan's interactions with a certain radical group during the episode). This is a brilliant episode and it's a shame to see it not rated as one of the series' best.


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