A school assignment pairs the boys up with Tweek, a neurotic boy who claims that gnomes are stealing his underwear. Meanwhile, Tweek's father fights against a corporation that is stealing his business.

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Mr. Tweek / Officer Barbrady / Johnson / Public Access Host / Prop 10 Commercial Voice-Over / Other Sign Hanger / Gnomes / Toto Fan / Coffee Customer #2 (voice)
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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Tweek / Customer / John Postum / Ted / Public Access Announcer / Gnomes / Sanchez / Coffee Customer #1 (voice)
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Facing termination for not teaching anything, Mr. Garrison tells the students they have to give a current events presentation before the school board to demonstrate what they've learned in his class. The boys get partnered with Tweek, the jumpy son of a local coffee shop owner, and go to his house to put together their report. Mr. Tweek suggests they present a report on how big chain coffee shops are pushing smaller shops out of business, and gives them a report he's already written for them. The town committee is won over by their impassioned plea to fight the coffee chains, and the boys soon find themselves in over their heads when they are called upon to give another speech in a debate with the CEO of Harbuck's coffee. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The "Corporate Guy" from Harbuck's is named "Mr. Postum". Postum was a powdered roasted grain beverage marketed as a coffee substitute until 2007 by Kraft Foods. See more »

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At the start of the episode, Tweek Bros. is three doors to the right of Tom's Rhinoplasty. When Mr. Tweek asks his son how the oral report went, Tweek Bros. is across the street from Tom's Rhinoplasty. The exterior walls are also a darker brown than before, but the original color quickly returns. See more »

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Underpants Gnome: Stage 3 is Profit!
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Spoofs Pink Flamingos (1972) See more »

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Gnomes (#2.17)
15 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A fun episode. Introduction to the fun characters like Tweek and his family. His addiction to coffee is really fun to watch. And so is his dad who always speaks in some poetic way of marketing the coffee, every time he speaks it makes one laugh.

Besides that we have a fun mockery of people hating on the corporations. Sure pretty simplified as I would not say that chain coffee is usually all that good. But it definitely gets where it does because of achievement both combining the coffee and marketing. And why should we all hate on success.

The gnomes with the steeling of underwear were also a great idea. Definitely a wonderful South Park episode.


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